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LOS ANGELES (Web Desk) – Bollywood’s Priyanka Chopra has become the first South Asian actress to win a People’s Choice Award.

The Indian actress won the “favourite actress in a new TV series” award for her role as an FBI agent in the US thriller Quantico, the BBC media reported on Thursday.

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Other actresses nominated for the award included Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele and Marcia Gay Harden.

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Chopra tweeted an image of herself with the award, thanking fans for voting for her and said she was “fortunate”.

She also presented the award for favourite action movie to Furious 7, along with actor John Stamos.

Other winners at the 42nd People’s Choice Awards include pop stars Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber, and Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory.

Musician Taylor Swift poses for a portrait in West Hollywood, Calif. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010.  Swift's new album "Speak Now" will be released on Oct. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

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The People’s Choice Awards is an American awards show, recognising the people and the work of popular culture, voted on by the general public. The show has been held annually since 1975.