Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka ChopraVarinder Chawla

 Priyanka Chopra is this year's World's Sexiest Asian Woman. 

The 32-year-old Bollywood actress pipped many from Bollywood including Katrina Kaif, who had won the title last year, to clinch the title.

The "Mary Kom" actress topped the list of 50 World's Sexiest Asian Women 2014 conducted by Eastern Eye, a UK-based weekly newspaper, through an annual poll.

An elated Chopra said: "Someone once told me, sexy is what sexy does and you do it best when you are yourself. I don't know what I did to deserve this but I'll happily accept this title." according to a report in India Today.

Popular television actress Drashti Dhami narrowly missed the top slot. 

Kaif slipped from top position last year to be ranked at number 4, while TV artiste Sanaya Irani beat the gorgeous Bollywood actress to grab the 3rd position.

Debutant and reality TV star Gauhar Khan was rated 5th by the newspaper. 

Chopra's joy knew no bounds.

"I am very flattered to have be named Eastern Eye's Sexiest Woman once again. The fact that this is decided from a public poll across the world makes this even more special to me. Lots of love to everyone who voted and here's to always being yourself" Chopra added.

Excited with the title, the "Barfi" actress took to twitter to express her gratitude.

Eastern Eye showbiz editor Asjad Nazir and founder of the 'Sexiest Asian' list described the top rank holder (Chopra) as an "important international icon for India."

Commenting on Chopra, Nazir said: "Apart from being one of the most stunning women in the world, Priyanka has demonstrated she is beautiful on the inside too with important humanitarian work." 

"She has also become a strong symbol of girl power with projects like 'Mary Kom' and represented her country admirably around the world. That is why more women than men actually voted for her this year and why she was trending across Twitter during the voting process," he added.

Other Bollywood stars in this year's list include Deepika Padukone, who grabbed the 6th position, followed by Kareena Kapoor Khan who secured the eighth rank.

Sonam Kapoor made it to the 9th position, while Shraddha Kapoor ranked 17th, Alia Bhatt (24), Madhuri Dixit (28), Kangana Ranaut (38), Anushka Sharma (47) and Kanika Kapoor (50).