Priyanka Chopra is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, philanthropist, and one of the very few Bollywood actors who also worked in Hollywood film industry, and she is highest paid and most popular Bollywood actress. She was born in Jamshedpur a small town in Jharkhand district in South India. She made her acting debut in 2002 from a Tamil movie Thamizhan. She was also the winner of the Miss World 2000 contest. In 2017 Chopra was listed as World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, by the famous fashion magazine Forbes.
Age, Education, and Family of Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra was born on July 18th, 1982, in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand in south India. Her father Late Ashok Chopra and her mother Madhu Chopra both were physicians in Indian Army. As both of her parents were in the Indian army, who frequently got transferred, and as a result, Priyant spent her childhood in different cities throughout the country like Delhi, Pune, Lucknow, Bareilly, and Ladakh. She had her initial education from several schools including La Martiniere Girls School, Lucknow, St. Maria Goretti College, Bareilly, Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Lowa, Army School, Bareilly. At the age of 13, she moved to United States of America (USA) where she stayed with her aunt. She also has a younger brother named Siddharth Chopra. Many of her cousins from family relatives are also renowned artists related to silver screen industry. She is the first cousin of Bollywood sensation Parineti Chopra, Meera Chopra, and Barbie Handa.
Professional Career From Start to Till Date
Chopra started her professional career in acting from a Tamil movie in 2002 and her first Bollywood movie was a spy thriller “The Hero” was released in 2003, and since then she has worked in more than 50 Bollywood movies and many of them were Indian cinema blockbuster where Chopra has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in five categories. Before starting her career in films she received Miss India & Miss World beauty contest awards which gave her the instant fame and she took the next right step into Indian film industry. In 2012 she became famous for her role of an autistic woman in the movie Barfi. She locked in several awards for her role in Barfi, and it was considered as the best performance in her career.
American Television Series
In 2015 she appeared in American Television show Quantico, and she enrolled herself as first Indian actress to appear in an American TV series. She also received a people’s choice award for “Favourite Actress In A New TV Series” for this show about FBI recruits. Quantico became the most favorite Television show on Netflix as well.
Priyanka started her professional singing career in 2011 when she signed worldwide recording agreement with Universal Music Group. She also recorded a song “I’m feeling so Exotic” with renowned American rapper Pitbull.
Awards and Recognitions
Priyanka worked in more than 50 movies and received more than a dozen awards. She received many film fare awards for her roles in many Bollywood movies. She also recognized her self as a first South Asian woman to win a “People’s Choice Award”. And for her contribution towards the society and work for different social issues related to women rights she received fourth highest civilian awards in India “Padma Shri. Other recognitions for her are:
- Ambassador of CAF & CII and helped in their literacy programme.
- A member of a help group who works for Thalassemic children in Uttar Pradesh, India.
- Associated with Adult Education Awareness Program on the outskirts of Bareilly.
- Volunteered Polio Eradication Programme sponsored by Indian Govt.
- Participated in Church programme to raise funds for the destitute at Boston USA.
She also has been writing columns for many Indian publications including “the Hindustan Times”, and ” The Times of India”. She is also a very well known writer for international publications as well like, “The Guardian”, and “The New York Times”, and also online ” Elle.com”.
Priyanka has been very lucky regarding the controversies in Bollywood film industry. She always has been very careful with not to create any sort of controversy which can affect her acting career. She had faced many controversies regarding her affair with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar & Shahrukh Khan for what, she decided with mutual understanding not to work with any of these two Bollywood actors.
Contacting Priyanka Chopra
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Pictures of Priyanka Chopra
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