Desi girl Priyanka Chopra turns 36 today. The actress is celebrating her special day with boyfriend Nick Jonas. The 36-year old actress born on July 18, 1982, is a beauty queen, actress, singer and a global icon. The actress has just wrapped the shoot of her Hollywood film It Isn’t Romantic. Ms Chopra will soon begin working on her much awaited Bollywood film – Bharat opposite Salman Khan directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. Soon after this, the actress will also start the shoot of Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink which stars Zaira Wasim and Farhan Akhtar. PC is an inspiration for a lot of people thanks to her personality, the way she has put India on the global map and her words. On occasion of her birthday, take a look at seven inspiring quotes from Priyanka Chopra.

# I’ve realised one thing from being in show business since I was so young, that you can’t please everyone. You just can’t. There’s no way everyone will always be happy with you so be who you are and let people decide whether they like you or not.

# I was made fun of because of the way I talked, because of where I came from…the only way you can change that is by setting goals, by being the best version of yourself.

# I don’t like guys who are ­conventional. I’m an achiever; he has to be an achiever too. I admire drive and ambition. I like a guy who keeps me on my toes.

# I think it’s great to be flawed. I am hugely flawed, and I like it this way. That’s the fun of life. You fall, get up, make mistakes, learn from them, be human and be you

# Be true to who you are. Be courage, be selfless, be love. Courage comes from knowing your truth and standing up for it.

# I’m lucky. I don’t know whether I’m deserving or not. All I know is that I work damn hard for everything. And God helps those who help themselves. Every day is like an exam. I believe destiny and hard work go hand in hand.

# The one thing I wear best is my confidence. That’s what I’d recommend to everyone. It’s a big turn on.