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Priyanka Chopra takes 8th spot on Forbes highest-paid TV actress list

The Quantico actress enters the exclusive list with yearly earnings of $10 million (around Rs65 crore) in the 12 months to 1 June 2017.

Sonal Pandya

Priyanka Chopra, who currently stars in ABC's Quantico, joined Modern Family's Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen, Grey Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo, Law and Order: SVU's Mariska Hargitay, Scandal's Kerry Washington, The Mindy Project's Mindy Kaling and The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco on the exclusive list announced by Forbes magazine yesterday. Chopra, at number eight, beat out Robin Wright (of House of Cards) and Pauley Perrette (of NCIS) who were listed ninth and tenth, respectively.

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Vergara became the leading TV actress for the sixth year in a row with $41.5 million (around Rs269 crore). Cuoco earned $26 million (around Rs169 crore) while Indian-American actress Kaling earned $13 million (around Rs84.5 crore).

Chopra earned Rs10 million (around Rs65 crore) in the 12 months to 1 June 2017. The Forbes writeup states that the international star "takes advantage of her worldwide appeal with revenue streams from both the US and India. Her most consistent money-maker? Endorsements. Chopra has seven-figure deals with the likes of Pantene, Lyf Mobile and Nirav Modi."

It is a banner week for Chopra as she is set to be honoured by Hollywood trade magazine Variety in their Power of Women luncheon for her philanthropic work with UNICEF. The luncheon is due to be held on 13 October at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons.

Chopra will be honoured alongside singer Kelly Clarkson, filmmaker Patty Jenkins and actresses Michelle Pfeiffer and Octavia Spencer. The luncheon is also linked to Variety's annual Women's Impact Report, which highlights the women of impact within the entertainment industry in 2017. Chopra and co-honorees will also be featured on the cover of the magazine on 10 October.