Priyanka Chopra was born on 18 July 1982 in Jamshedpur, Bihar (now in Jharkhand), to Ashok and Madhu Chopra. She is 36 years old. She is 5’5” tall and weigh only 55 Kg. Priyanka parents were both physicians in the Indian Army. Her father was a Punjabi from Ambala. She has a brother, Siddharth, who is seven years her junior. Actresses Parineeti Chopra, Meera Chopra and Mannara Chopra are her cousins.
|Age||18 July 1982(36 Years Old)|
|Cousin Sister||Parineeti Chopra |
|Bollywood Debut Movie||The Hero: Love Story of a Spy(2003)|
|Hollywood Debut TV Series||Quantico(2015)|
Priyanka School Days
As parents were transferred frequently so did her schooling in different parts of india including Delhi, Chandigarh, Ambala, Ladakh, Lucknow, Bareilly, and Pune. She now considers Bareilly her home town, and maintains strong connections there.
At the age of thirteen, Chopra moved to the United States to study, living with her aunt, and attending schools in Newton, Massachusetts, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. While in Massachusetts, she participated in several theatre productions and studied Western classical music, choral singing and Kathak dance. After three years, Priyanka returned to India, finishing the senior year of her high-school education at the Army Public School in Bareilly.
Priyanka in Beauty Pageant
During school years, she won the local “May Queen” beauty pageant. Her mother then entered her in the Femina Miss India contest of 2000; she finished second, winning the Femina Miss India World title. Chopra then went on to the Miss World pageant, where she was crowned Miss World 2000 and Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty—Asia & Oceania at the Millennium Dome in London on 30 November 2000. Chopra was the fifth Indian contestant to win Miss World, and the fourth to do so in seven years. She had enrolled in college, but left after winning the Miss World pageant. Chopra said that the Miss India and Miss World titles brought her recognition, and she then began receiving offers for film roles.
Priyanka Acting career- Shaky Start
In 2003, after winning Miss India World, Priyanka, made her Bollywood film debut as the second female lead opposite Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta in Anil Sharma’s The Hero: Love Story of a Spy. The Movie became one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films that year, but received mixed reviews from critics.Later that year she appeared in Raj Kanwar’s box-office success Andaaz with Akshay Kumar, again sharing the female lead (this time with the debuting Lara Dutta). Her performance earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut (along with Dutta) and a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Priyanka’s next three releases in 2004—Plan, Kismat, and Asambhav—performed poorly at the box-office. She was typically cast during this earlier period as a “glamour quotient”, in roles that were considered “forgettable” by film critic Joginder Tuteja. Later that year she starred with Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar in David Dhawan’s romantic comedy Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, which became the third-highest-grossing film of the year in India and emerged as a commercial success.
In late 2004, she starred opposite Kumar and Kareena Kapoor in Abbas-Mustan’s thriller Aitraaz. Chopra considers her first role as an antagonist. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Chopra’s performance received critical acclaim.
Priyanka Rise to prominence
By 2005, Priyanka has established herself as serious actor. She did many commercial successful movie like Don, Krish and Waqt. She suffered an accident during the filming for the song “Do Me A Favour Let’s Play Holi” when she electrocuted herself, spending a day recovering in hospital.
Setbacks in Career and Renewed Success
Priyanka did string of flop movie like Salaam-e-Ishq, Big Brother, love story 2050, God tussi great ho and Drona. The string of poorly received films ended when Chopra starred in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion, a drama about the Indian fashion industry.
Priyanka was considered one of top Bollywood actress. At the peak of her career she started experimenting with unconventional role. She did unconventional and difficult role in Barfi, Saat khoon maaf, Jai Gangajal, Bajirao Mastani, Mary Kom and Kaminay.
In 2013, she lent her voice to the Disney Animation Studios’s film Planes, a spinoff of Pixar’s Cars franchise.
Priyanka in Hollywood
Chopra signed a talent holding deal with ABC Studios and was later cast in the American thriller series Quantico as the character Alex Parrish. The series premiered on 27 September 2015 on ABC, making Chopra the first South Asian to headline an American network drama series. The series received positive reviews from television critics and Chopra was praised for her performance.
Chopra’s main vocal influence was her father, who she said was “an incredible singer”, and helped develop her interest in singing. She used her vocal talent early in her pageantry career.
Her first single, “In My City”, debuted in the US on 13 September 2012 in a TV spot for the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football, 12 hours after the full song debuted in India. The song received mixed reviews from critics, and was a commercial success in India. In July 2013, Chopra released her second single “Exotic” featuring American rapper Pitbull, along with its music video.
Priyanka supports various causes related to the girl child through her foundation “The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education”, which works towards providing support to unprivileged children across the country in the areas of Education and Health.
Chopra also launched the “Save the Girl Child” campaign, which aims to change the attitudes of Indians towards girls. In 2012 Chopra spoke at the launch of Awakening Youth, an anti-addiction programme.
Chopra has maintained a strong relationship with her family, including her younger brother, Siddharth, and lives in an apartment on the same floor as her family. She was especially close to her father, who died in June 2013; in 2012, she got a tattoo reading “Daddy’s lil girl”, in his handwriting. Having not come from a film background, she describes herself as a self-made woman. Her mother, a well-established gynaecologist in Bareilly, gave up her practice to support Chopra as she embarked upon a film career.