Mary Kom won the Best Popular Film at the 62nd National Film Awards presented by President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday.
The actress took to her micro-blogging website Twitter to share the news calling the film "a piece of my heart".
It's so gratifying when something u worked so hard on is acknowledged.. Thank u to the national awards for #MaryKom .. A piece of my heart..— AYESHA MEHRA (@priyankachopra) May 4, 2015
The Fashion actress also thanked the cast, crew and the production unit of the film.
In the biopic on real-life boxing champion MC Mary Kom, Priyanka played a fearless woman who becomes an icon through her determined pursuit of excellence in sports.
Priyanka, who is inspired by the boxing champion, has also credited the award to 'womanhood.'
Most of all @mangtec this is a win for womanhood.. U inspired me to be all that u are and I carry that in my heart always.. Thank u Mary.— AYESHA MEHRA (@priyankachopra) May 4, 2015
Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali productions and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, the film which was directed by Omung Kumar, also starred Darshan Kumaar.