By Ninder Kaur

She’s an award-winning actress, a former Miss World, a singer and a dancer. She serves as a UNICEF

Priyanka Chopra, far right, stars in ABC’s new “Quantico” as an FBI trainee.
Priyanka Chopra, far right, stars in ABC’s new “Quantico” as an FBI trainee.

goodwill ambassador and as a United Nations Girl Up Champion, and she is involved in efforts to promote the education of girls in India.

Now Priyanka Chopra has made the rare leap to American drama.  Chopra is the star of “Quantico,” a drama premiering September 27 on ABC.

The new crime drama, is one of those pulse-racing serials that flashes back and flashes forward, and you’re never sure if anyone is really telling the whole truth.

Priyanka Chopra, 33,

In the series, Chopra plays Alex Parrish, one of a diverse group of new FBI recruits, each with a mysterious past. As the show cuts between the present and the past, Parrish becomes the prime suspect in a devastating terrorist attack in New York.

Chopra describes her character as a “Jason Bourne in a female form.”

“She’s smart, she’s sexy, she’s intelligent, she kicks ass, and she’s not afraid to take her life in her own hands. But the beauty of Alex is, she’s not macho. She’s very feminine, and she’s vulnerable,” Chopra said. “I love that she’s a celebration of the modern woman. She’s not just an ass-kicking, feeling-less robot.”

“Quantico” has been described as “Homeland” meets “Grey’s Anatomy.” Its cast includes Aunjanue Ellis as the assistant director of the FBI academy and Jake McLaughlin as a fellow FBI recruit and love interest, but Chopra’s character has the central role.

She said: “Besides the fact that it’s one of the most diverse casts I’ve ever seen on television.It’s super entertaining.”