Biography of Priyanka Chopra:
Priyanka Chopra was born on 18th July 1982, in Jamshedpur, India, to Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra. Her father was a surgeon in the Indian Army Medical Corps. She has a younger brother, Sidharth.
Priyanka Chopra was brought up Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. She was the favourite in the family and grew up in the affection and warmth showered on her by her parents, grand parents and other relatives.
Her schooling was in Lucknow and the institutions that she studied were La Martinière Girls College in Lucknow, Maria Goretti College in Bareilly and completed studies in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She wanted to be a Software Engineer or a Criminal Psychologist.
Priyanka is a good singer and occasionally writes poetry and short stories. She didn't had much aspiration for modeling or ever dreamed of competing in beauty contests, but her parents, without Priyanka's knowledge, sent photos of her to the Femina Miss India pageant. On competing, Priyanka won the Femina Miss India-World title and an opportunity to represent her country for the Miss World competition.
In the Miss World competition, the judges were so impressed by Priyanka Chopra's performance that they omitted the mistake that she made during the last round and she was adjudged winner of the Miss World 2000 title. She was asked which living woman she admires most, in the finals, and Priyanka replied "Mother Theresa", but at that time Mother Theresa had deceased. But that was the only mistake she made throughout the tough competition.
Even before she won the competition, Priyanka Chopra was very involved in philanthropic activities. She is the only Indian in the USA to have been selected at the state level for the National Opus Honor Choir She did extensive charity work in US and India after winning the title.
After winning the title she was flooded with film offers. Andaaz directed by Raj Kanwar became her debut film. She was pitted against Akshay Kumar. Then Miss Universe Lara Dutta also debuted with Priyanka Chopra. Priyanka won most Promising newcomer for Andaaz from Star Screen and Filmfare. Her Villainous role in Aitraaz won her many awards and accolades. She hasn't had to look back since then. Her Mujhse Shaadi Karogi with Salman Khan was a hit.
Krrish, the film in which Hrithik Roshan plays a super hero, is her biggest movie so far and it is one of the biggest hits of all time for Hindi film industry too. The film fetched her international recognition and currently she is being considered for the Hollywood film Wonder Woman.
Priyanka Chopra Trivia:
Winner of the Miss India and Miss World beauty pageants in 2000.
Father Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra, mother Dr. Madhu Chopra.
Achievements: she is the only Indian in the USA to have been selected at the state level for the National Opus Honor Choir, extensive charity work back in India and the USA, and joined the CAF and CII in their literacy program and is their ambassador.
Member of the support group for the Thalassemic children in U.P., India, participated in the adult education awareness program with the non-governmental organizations in the peripheral areas of Bareilly, joined the Indian Government-sponsored Polio Eradication Program as a volunteer.
Raised funds for the destitute in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, by participating in a church program.
She began her film career with Andaaz opposite Akshay Kumar
While shooting the song "Do Me A Favor, Let's Play Holi" in the movie Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005), she stepped on a live wire and received a shock. She was hospitalized for a day.
Did her schooling from La Martinière in Lucknow. She completed tenth grade in Boston and wanted to become a software engineer or a criminal psychologist.
Her father Ashok Chopra, who also manages her career, was diagnosed with a tumor in his liver. He had to undergo a complicated emergency surgery.
Has a younger brother.
Turned down the lead in Umrao Jaan (2006) to work in Bluff Master (2005).
Priyanka Chopra Filmography:
2008 Happy New Year!!! - Kusy (Delayed)
2007 Drona (Pre-production)
2007 Qurbani (Announced)
2007 Love Story 2050 (Filming)
2007 Chamki Chameli (Announced)
2007 Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam (Announced)
2007 Utthaan (Pre-Production)
2007 God Tussi Great Ho (Filming)
2007 Big Brother - Film (Post-Production)
2007 Salaam E Ishq: A Tribute To Love - Kkamini (Releasing January 24,2007)
2006 Don - The Chase Begins Again - Roma
2006 Aap Ki Khatir - Anu
2006 Krrish - Priya
2006 Alag (Special Appearance in song Sabse Alag)
2006 Taxi Number 9211 (Special Appearance)
2006 36 China Town - Sweetu (Guest Appearance)
2005 Bluffmaster - Simran "Simmi" Ahuja
2005 Barsaat - Kajal
2005 Yakeen - Simar Oberoi
2005 Waqt: The Race Against Time - Pooja
2005 Karam - Shalini
2005 Blackmail - Mrs. Rathod
2004 Aitraaz - Sonia Roy
2004 Mujhse Shaadi Karogi - Rani Singh
2004 Asambhav - Alisha
2004 Kismat - Sapna Gosai
2004 Plan - Rani
2003 The Hero: Love Story of a Spy - Shaheen Zakaria
2003 Andaaz - Jiya
2002 Thamizhan(Tamil) - Priya