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Priyanka Chopra Biography

Priyanka Chopra

Last Update – 11 July, 2019


Priyanka Chopra Biography

Priyanka Chopra won the Femina Miss India-World title (2000) and later established herself as an actress in Bollywood. She was born in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand on July 18, 1982. Her late father Ashok Chopra and mother Madhu Chopra are doctors. She married Nick Jonas, an American actor and musician, in December 2018.

Her father served as a surgeon in the Indian Army. She joined Newton North High School, Newton, Massachusetts and later moved on to Cepar Rapids, Iowa’s John F. Kennedy High School before completing her high school from the Army Public High School, Bareilly.

She joined Jai Hind College in Mumbai to pursue her graduation but left it after winning the Miss World Pageant.

Priyanka Chopra has deep compassion for suffering humanity and she has been actively participating in charity works in India and USA, after winning the Miss world title. She was,

Ambassador of CAF & CII and helped in their literacy programme.

  • A member of a help group who work for Thalassemic children in Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Associated with Adult Education Awareness Program in the outskirts of Bareilly.
  • Volunteered Polio Eradication Programme sponsored by Indian Govt.
  • Participated in Church programme to raise funds for the destitutes at Boston USA.

She was associated with philanthropic activities and was selected at the state level for the National Opus Honor Choir in USA.

Priyanka Chopra made her Bollywood debut with the film Andaaz, directed by Raj Kanwar. Her co-stars in the film were Akshay Kumar and Miss Universe Lara Dutta. She won two awards for this film: the Most Promising Newcomer from Star Screen and Filmfare. Her next film Aitraaz was not a hit but she was praised for her negative role in the film. For the film Hero she won the Star Dust Award 2003 in the category of Female New Actress in a supporting role. The film Krrish, is the most successful movie of Priyanka Chopra’s film career. She has been paired opposite Hrithik Roshan in the film who is playing the role of a super. Priyanka has acted with famous Bollywood heroes like Shahrukh Khan in Don and Salman Khan in Salaam-E-Ishq.

She was voted sexiest Asian Woman of 2006 in Eastern Eye, an Asian newspaper published in Britain. This famous Bollywood actor has also been the brand ambassador of some highly reputed brands like TAG Heuer, Garnier, Nokia, Pepsi, Nestlé, and more.

In 2010, she was appointed as India’s official UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for child rights. And since then, she has been actively working with the organisation and have visited Zimbabwe to speak with child survivors of sexual violence in 2017 as well.

In 2012, Chopra tried her luck in singing by debuting in a music video called “In My City” which was premiered on September 13, 2012, at the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football and she was quite successful as well. Later she has also featured in various other music videos such as ‘Exotic’, ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me”.  In 2016, she was honoured with “Padma Shri” which is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India.

Moreover, she has cross over to Hollywood by debuting in ABC’s drama ‘Quantico’ in 2015. She is the first South Asian actress to lead an American series which has drawn quite an attraction. After that she has done a film ‘Baywatch’ with Dwayne Johnson in 2017.

Apart from that she has also appeared in numerous popular talk shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Fallon’s chat show to name a few. She was also one of the Oscars presenters in 2017. Chopra has also bagged two People’s Choice Awards for ‘Quantico’ as well.