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Priyanka Chopra to receive the Danny Kaye Humanitarian award from UNICEF


The Hindi and Hollywood actress is a global goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.

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Priyanka Chopra is on course to win another international award, this time from the United Nations.

The actress, a global goodwill ambassador for the organization, will receive the Danny Kaye Humanitarian award from UNICEF for her contribution to the welfare of children across the globe.

Since being appointed UNICEF's global goodwill ambassador for child rights in 2010, Priyanka Chopra has travelled around the world advocating the cause for child welfare and education.

As late as last year, she travelled with UNICEF across Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Sudan as well. 

The award has been named in honour of the legendary American actor, singer, dancer, comedian, musician and philanthropist Danny Kaye, who was the first ambassador-at-large for UNICEF. Kaye, known for films like The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (1947) and The Inspector General (1949), was chosen to represent UNICEF in 1954 and went on to win the Legion of Honour, France's highest civilian award, in 1986 for his work with UNICEF.

Chopra also took to social media to express her thanks for the nomination. 

On the professional front, Chopra has just completed filming for The Sky Is Pink, directed by Shonali Bose. The film is set to be released later this year.