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    Indian Star Priyanka Chopra Beats PM in TIME's 'Most Influential' List

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    Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has gathered more votes than India’s Prime Minister Modi in the TIME readers’ poll ahead of the magazine’s yearly list named “100 Most Influential People In The World”.

    Priyanka Chopra, who became famous in the US for her lead role in the TV series "Quantico," received 0.8 percent of ‘yes' votes compared to 0.7 percent for Narendra Modi.

    Chopra was also ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President François Hollande in popularity among readers and online voters.

    The magazine annually conducts an online poll ahead of publishing "TIME 100" list, which indicates common moods. The poll closed on April 13 and the TIME's list will come out on April 21.

    This year US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders won the TIME magazine readers' poll. He led the poll from the beginning. Sanders got 3.3 percent to his rival Hillary Clinton's 1 percent. Donald Trump, the Republican presidential contender, obtained 0.6 percent of the votes. South Korean boy band Big Bang stood second in popularity after Sanders. Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai and India-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai along with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella were also among the list of candidates for the annual honor.

    Actress Priyanka Chopra arrives on the red carpet for the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California
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    Actress Priyanka Chopra arrives on the red carpet for the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California

    Priyanka Chopra is one of Bollywood's highest-paid actresses, a singer, producer and the winner of the Miss India competition and the Miss World 2000. Chopra has been named by various media outlets as the world's hottest Asian woman, as well as one of the most fashionable celebrities. In addition to her acting career, Chopra is known for her philanthropic work. She was appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2010. She supports various causes related to environment, health, education and women's rights. The actress donates to her own nonprofit foundation "The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education," through which she pays for schooling and medical care for 70 children in India.

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