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Priyanka Chopra is an Indian film actress and singer who has emerged as one of the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India

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BirthdayJuly 18, 1982
NationalityIndian
FamousFilm Actress, Philanthropists, Fashion, Models, Actresses
HobbiesSinging, Writing Poetry
SiblingsSiddharth Chopra
Universities
  • La Martiniere Lucknow
  • Jai Hind College
  • Newton North High School
  • John F. Kennedy High School
Birth PlaceJamshedpur
Height169cm
GenderFemale
FatherAshok Chopra
MotherMadhu Chopra
Net Worth$28 Million
Sun SignCancer
Born inJamshedpur
Famous asFilm actress

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Who is Priyanka Chopra?

Priyanka Chopra is an Indian film actress and singer who has emerged as one of the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India. Born in Jamshedpur, a small town in India, to physician parents, she was schooled in different cities across India until the age of 13, when she was sent to the United States. In America, besides academics, she also volunteered for dancing and singing activities, but desired to become an engineer or psychologist rather than a performer. Upon returning to her homeland, she took part in the Femina Miss India contest and was selected to represent India in the Miss World pageant, where she was crowned ‘Miss World 2000’. After winning the beauty pageant, she left her studies midway to join the film industry. Although she started her career with a Tamil film ‘Thamizan’ it was not long before she made her debut in Bollywood as the second lead in the 2003 film ‘The Hero’. She was noted for the glamorous role she portrayed in her next film ‘Andaaz’ and also earned a Filmfare Award for it. Thereafter, she starred in numerous box-office successes including ‘Aitraaz’, ‘Krrish’, ‘7 Khoon Maaf’, ‘Fashion’ and ‘Barfi!’. She has received several awards and much appreciation for her performances in films over the years. Along with acting, she has also made a mark as an international singer with tracks such as ‘In My City’ and ‘Exotic’

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Childhood & Early Life

Priyanka Chopra was born on July 18, 1982 in Jamshedpur, India, to Ashok Chopra, and Madhu Chopra. Both her parents were physicians in the Indian Army. She has a younger brother, Siddharth.

As her father was in army, he frequently got transferred. As a result, Priyant spent her childhood in cities such as Delhi, Pune, Lucknow, Bareilly, and Ladakh. She received her education from several schools including La Martiniere Girls' School, Lucknow and St. Maria Goretti College, Bareilly.

At the age of 13, she was sent to United States to pursue higher education. Here she lived with her aunt. In the USA, Priyanka attended schools in Newton, Massachusetts, Iowa and New York, as her aunt's family also moved frequently.

Apart from academics, she participated in several theatre productions and also learnt Western classical music, choral singing and Kathak dance. However, she wanted to become a software engineer or a criminal psychologist, rather than a performer.

Later, she returned to India and finished the senior year of her high-school education from the Army Public School, Bareilly. During this time, she also won the local ‘May Queen’ beauty pageant.

Career

She entered the Femina Miss India 2000 contest where she finished second, winning the Femina Miss India World title. She then went on to represent India in the Miss World pageant, where she was crowned ‘Miss World 2000’.

In 2002, she made her big screen debut in the Tamil film, ‘Thamizhan’. The following year, she made her debut in a Bollywood film as the second female lead in the movie ‘The Hero: Love Story of a Spy’.

Later in 2003, she starred in the love triangle ‘Andaaz’, alongside Akshay Kumar. Her role in this movie was noted for the glamour quotient she added to the film.

In 2004, she starred in the romantic comedy, ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ which proved to be a big commercial success. The same year, she also starred in the thriller ‘Aitraaz’, portraying her first role as an antagonist and received much critical acclaim for her performance.

In 2005, she appeared in two successful ventures, ‘Waqt: The Race Against Time’ and ‘Bluffmaster’.

In 2006, she starred in the superhero film ‘Krrish’, and the action-thriller ‘Don’. Both the films were declared worldwide box-office successes.

In the following years, she appeared in several movies including ‘Big Brother’ (2007), ‘Love Story 2050’ (2008), and ‘Drona’ (2008).

In late 2008, she appeared inthe movie ‘Fashion’, a drama about the Indian fashion industry. Both, the film and her performance received much appreciation from the critics. She followed this with the comedy ‘Dostana’ which was also a financial success.

In 2011, she starred as a femme fatale in black comedy ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ which garnered her much acclaim from critics.

In 2012, she starred in ‘Barfi!’, alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz. Her performance received rave reviews and the film proved to be a major commercial success. The same year, her first international single, ‘In My City’, also debuted, featuring rapper will.i.am.

In 2013, apart from starring in the hugely successful movie ‘Krrish 3’, she also did two item numbers, ‘Babli Badmaash Hai’ and ‘Ram Chahe Leela’ which became chartbusters.

In 2013, her second single titled ‘Exotic’ was released, featuring American rapper Pitbull in the music video. Her third single, a cover of Bonnie Raitt's ‘I Can't Make You Love Me’ was released the following year.

In 2014, she appeared as the main lead in ‘Mary Kom’, a biographical film about the five-time female world boxing champion and Olympic bronze medalist, Mary Kom. The film received positive reviews from critics, and her performance was highly praised.

Major Works

Priyanka Chopra received critical acclaim for her role of Jhilmil Chatterjee, an autistic woman, in the movie ‘Barfi!’ (2012). Several critics regarded it as the best performance of her career and one of the most flawless interpretations of a physical-psychological disability being presented on big screen.

Awards & Achievements

She was honored with the‘National Film Award for Best Actress’ for her role in the movie ‘Fashion’ (2008).

She has won four Filmfare Awards in her career: Best Female Debut for ‘Andaaz’ (2003), Best Performance in a Negative Role for ‘Aitraaz’ (2004), Best Actress for ‘Fashion’ (2008), and Critics Award for Best Actress for ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ (2011).

In October 2012, her single ‘In My City’ won the Best International Debut award at the People's Choice Awards India.

Personal Life & Legacy

Although she has been romantically linked several times with her co-actors, including Shahid Kapoor and Harman Baweja, she still maintains her single status.

Trivia

Priyanka Chopra has been associated with several philanthropic causes. These include: “Save Girl Child” campaign (a campaign against female infanticide and foeticide), and “Awakening Youth” (an anti-addiction programme). She was also appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights

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Priyanka Chopra awards

YearNameAward

People's Choice Awards

2017Favorite Dramatic TV ActressWinner
2016Favorite Actress in a New TV SeriesQuantico (2015)

Priyanka Chopra biography timelines

  • // 18th Jul 1982
    Priyanka Chopra was born on July 18, 1982 in Jamshedpur, India, to Ashok Chopra, and Madhu Chopra. Both her parents were physicians in the Indian Army. She has a younger brother, Siddharth.
  • // 2000
    She entered the Femina Miss India 2000 contest where she finished second, winning the Femina Miss India World title. She then went on to represent India in the Miss World pageant, where she was crowned ‘Miss World 2000’.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, she made her big screen debut in the Tamil film, ‘Thamizhan’. The following year, she made her debut in a Bollywood film as the second female lead in the movie ‘The Hero: Love Story of a Spy’.
  • // 2003
    Later in 2003, she starred in the love triangle ‘Andaaz’, alongside Akshay Kumar. Her role in this movie was noted for the glamour quotient she added to the film.
  • // 2003 To 2011
    She has won four Filmfare Awards in her career: Best Female Debut for ‘Andaaz’ (2003), Best Performance in a Negative Role for ‘Aitraaz’ (2004), Best Actress for ‘Fashion’ (2008), and Critics Award for Best Actress for ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ (2011).
  • // 2004
    In 2004, she starred in the romantic comedy, ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ which proved to be a big commercial success. The same year, she also starred in the thriller ‘Aitraaz’, portraying her first role as an antagonist and received much critical acclaim for her performance.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, she appeared in two successful ventures, ‘Waqt: The Race Against Time’ and ‘Bluffmaster’.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, she starred in the superhero film ‘Krrish’, and the action-thriller ‘Don’. Both the films were declared worldwide box-office successes.
  • // 2007 To 2008
    In the following years, she appeared in several movies including ‘Big Brother’ (2007), ‘Love Story 2050’ (2008), and ‘Drona’ (2008).
  • // 2008
    In late 2008, she appeared inthe movie ‘Fashion’, a drama about the Indian fashion industry. Both, the film and her performance received much appreciation from the critics. She followed this with the comedy ‘Dostana’ which was also a financial success.
  • // 2008
    She was honored with the‘National Film Award for Best Actress’ for her role in the movie ‘Fashion’ (2008).
  • // 2011
    In 2011, she starred as a femme fatale in black comedy ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ which garnered her much acclaim from critics.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, she starred in ‘Barfi!’, alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz. Her performance received rave reviews and the film proved to be a major commercial success. The same year, her first international single, ‘In My City’, also debuted, featuring rapper will.i.am.
  • // 2012
    Priyanka Chopra received critical acclaim for her role of Jhilmil Chatterjee, an autistic woman, in the movie ‘Barfi!’ (2012). Several critics regarded it as the best performance of her career and one of the most flawless interpretations of a physical-psychological disability being presented on big screen.
  • // Oct 2012
    In October 2012, her single ‘In My City’ won the Best International Debut award at the People's Choice Awards India.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, apart from starring in the hugely successful movie ‘Krrish 3’, she also did two item numbers, ‘Babli Badmaash Hai’ and ‘Ram Chahe Leela’ which became chartbusters.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, her second single titled ‘Exotic’ was released, featuring American rapper Pitbull in the music video. Her third single, a cover of Bonnie Raitt's ‘I Can't Make You Love Me’ was released the following year.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, she appeared as the main lead in ‘Mary Kom’, a biographical film about the five-time female world boxing champion and Olympic bronze medalist, Mary Kom. The film received positive reviews from critics, and her performance was highly praised.

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