Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra was named sexiest Asian woman by UK-based weekly newspaper "Eastern Eye." The actress, who had won the title in 2007, 2011 and 2012 had lost out to Katrina Kaif in 2013, but has now regained the crown. Katrina is on no. 4 this year. 

"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," said Chopra.

"I am very flattered to have been 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," she added.

The actress also thanked her fans on Twitter. "Thank u PC maniacs! U r my strength."

TV actress Drashti Dhami, who had led the voting at one stage, narrowly missed out on the top spot to come in second. Fellow TV actress Sanaya Irani came third with last year's winner.

Other Indian television actresses who made the list included Nia Sharma (7), Asha Negi (12), Shakti Mohan (13), Surbhi Jyoti (16), Hina Khan (23) and Kritika Kamra (30).

The highest new entry was reality TV star Gauahar Khan at number 5 and the second highest new entry was young actress Preetika Rao (10).

The highest placed American was 'Anger Management' star Noureen DeWulf (15), whose parents hail from Pune in India. 

Other notable Bollywood stars in this year's list include Deepika Padukone (6), Kareena Kapoor (8), Sonam Kapoor (9), Shraddha Kapoor (17), Alia Bhatt (24), Mahira Khan (34), Kangana Ranaut (38) , Anushka Sharma (47) and Kanika Kapoor (50).

-With inputs from PTI

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