Priyanka Chopra is well-known for her humanitarian work. The UNICEF ambassador has made several trips to refugee camps in order to help women and children in need, and will be recognised for her charitable endeavours later this year at the Snowflake Ball, where she will be awarded with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award.
And today, – National Geographic announced today the former BAZAAR cover star will feature in a new series, ACTIVATE. Starring alongside Hugh Jackman, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Uzo Aduba and Rachel Brosnahan, the six-part documentary delves into a different issue connected to the root causes of extreme poverty.
Topics include clean drinking water and sanitation, racial bias and criminalization of poverty, girls’ education, responsible sourcing, plastic waste and disaster relief, all of which have been shot on locations in South Africa, Nigeria, Philippines, and Peru.
Chopra will also star in a new Netflix film called We Can Be Heroes later this year, written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. Whilst there is no word yet on the role Priyanka will be playing, the Quantico actress will be seen alongside the likes of Pedro Pascal, YaYa Gosselin and Akira Akbar in the film. We Can Be Heroes circles around a group of alien invaders who kidnap Earth's superheroes, leaving children to fend for themselves and save their parents along with the world, according to Hollywood Reporter.
ACTIVATE airs every Friday at 9pm UAE and 8pm is KSA on National Geographic.