Priyanka Chopra biography
Name Priyanka Chopra
Date of Birth 18 July 1982
Place of Birth Jamshedpur, India
Birth Name Priyanka Ashok Chopra
Nickname Priya, Mimi, Sunshine, Yanka
Height 5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
Father’s Name Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra
Mother’s Name Dr. Madhu Chopra
Occupation Actress, Model
Priyanka Chopra was born 18th July 1982 to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra. She had a very varied upbringing. She started her education at La Martinière Girls College in Lucknow as a resident student; a short stay at Maria Goretti College in Bareilly prepared her for further studies in the USA. Having completed tenth grade in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, she decided to become a software Engineer or a Criminal Psychologist.
This first born girl child of a large extended family was welcomed like a star. With large twinkling eyes and the most fascinating smile she was a winner.
Priyanka had a very varied upbringing . Having joined an Army family, she
moved from Leh-ladakh in the north to Kerala in the south from Bombay in the west to Jamshedpur in the East . She imbibed the ethos of the multicultural Indian society. A family favorite she grew up in the warmth & Love offered by her grandparents, aunts & uncles. All of this went into the making of a very warm, loving & confident personality.
She started her Education from La Martiniere Girls College in Lucknow as a resident student, A short stay at Maria Goretti College in Bareilly prepared her for further studies in the USA. Having completed class 10th from Boston USA she decided to become a software Engineer or a Criminal Psychologist. Suddenly life took change with the Femina Miss India contest, which she won with aplomb.
Priyanka Chopra complete biography
Priyanka Chopra, is an Indian actress and Miss World 2000. She was born on July 18, 1982 in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India to Ashok and Madhu Chopra née Sankaran, both doctors.She also has a brother.Her father is a Punjabi-Bengali-Marathi and her mother is a Tamil-Malayali-Kannada from Tamil Nadu. Her mother’s family members were from Madurai and Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu, Udupi in Karnataka and Kozhikode in Kerala.
She spent part of her childhood in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. Her family frequently moved since her father was in the Army. She studied at La Martiniere Girls’ College in Lucknow, as a young girl and later came to the United States, where she was a student at Newton North High School, in Newton, Massachusetts and North Delta Senior Secondary High School in North Delta before returning to India to complete high school at Army Public School (Bareilly). She began college at Jai Hind College in Mumbai but left after winning the Miss World pageant. Priyanka’s Father is also a very good singer.
Priyanka was crowned Miss India World and later Miss World in 2000. In the same year, Lara Dutta and Diya Mirza, both from India, won the Miss Universe and Miss Asia Pacific crowns, in a rare triple.When she won the Miss World crown, she became the fifth Indian woman to win the title, and the fourth Indian woman to win in a span of seven years.
After winning the Miss World title, Priyanka became an actress. She first acted in a Tamil film Thamizhan (2002) and since then has acted in many Bollywood films. She then acted in a series of flops until Mujhse Shaadi Karogi in (2004) which was her second hit. She followed it up with Aitraaz, a Hindi remake of the Demi Moore-starrer Disclosure which was yet another box office success.
In the same year, she participated in a world tour aptly titled “Temptations 2004″ with Bollywood’s leading stars, including Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta and Arjun Rampal.In 2005, she had many releases, though most did moderately at the box office.But her film Bluffmaster which released late in 2005 was one of the biggest hits of 2005.
In 2006, she worked in two of the most successful films of the year – Krrish and Don – The Chase Begins Again. She has also recently been on the hit chat show “Koffee with Karan”.
Priyanka Chopra was voted Sexiest Asian Woman of 2006 in Eastern Eye, an Asian newspaper published in Britain.
Have been varied at different times. Singing & Writing poetry has been her all times favourite. She started performing at musical shows since three years of age along with her father & uncle , who are both singers of great repute.
Filmography as Priyanka Chopra
Chamki Chameli (2008)
Happy New Year (2008)
Drona (2008) – Sonia
Chamku (2008) – Shubhi
God Tussi Great Ho (2008) – Alia Kapoor
Love Story 2050 (2008) – Sana
Om Shanti Om (2007) – special appearance
Big Brother (2007)
Salaam-E-Ishq: A Tribute to Love (2007) – Kkamini
Don (2006) – Roma
Aap Ki Khatir (2006) – Anu
Alag (2006) – Special Appearance (Song)
Bluff Master (2006) – Simran “Simmi” Ahuja
Ek Haseena Ek Deewana (2006)
Krrish (2006) – Priya (Journalist)
Taxi Number 9211 (2006) – Special appearance
Barsaat (2005) – Kajal
Blackmail (2005) – Mrs. Rathod
Karam (2005) – Shalini (John’s wife)
Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005) – Pooja ‘Mitali’
Yakeen (2005) – Simar
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) – Rani Singh
Aitraaz (2004) – Mrs. Sonia Roy
Asambhav (2004) – Alisha
Kismat (2004) – Sapna Gosai
Plan (2004) – Rani (Mussa’s girlfriend)
Andaaz (2003) – Jiya
The Hero (2003) – Shaheen Zakaria
Thamizhan (2002) – Priya
Best Villain: Aitraaz 2005
Best Female Debut: Andaaz tied with Lara Dutta for Andaaz 2004
She aims for the stars after completing her education. She intends
taking up a social cause closest to her heart. She is a movie Buff and would
love to join the galaxy if a good offer comes.
1. The only Indian in USA to have been selected at state level for the National opus Honour choir.
2. Extensive charity work back in India & USA
a. Joined the CAF & CII in their literacy programme and is their ambassadors.
b. Member of the support group for the thalassaemic children in U.P., India.
c. Participated in the Adult education awareness program with the NGO’s
in the peripheral areas of Bareilly.
d. Joined the Indian Govt. sponsored Polio Eradication Programme as a volunteer.
e. She raised funds for the destitutes at Boston USA by participating in their Church programme Priyanka’s is a genuine, selfless, down to earth, warm and loving personality A very special person.