Biography of Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra is an award-winning beauty of an Indian cinematographer. She starred in motion pictures both in her homeland and in Hollywood. She also has an active social position and is engaged in charity.
Indian model and actress Priyanka ChopraIndian model and actress Priyanka Chopra

Childhood

Priyanka Chopra was born on July 18, 1982 in the north-east of India - in the city of Jamshedpur. She became the first child in the family of military doctors Ashoka and Madhu Chopra, and later Siddharth was born into the family.
Priyanka Chopra with her parentsPriyanka Chopra with her parents
The parents of the future actress were wealthy people, but inquisitive Priyanka spent a lot of time in Indian slums and communicated with children from poor families. At one time, the girl was thinking of becoming a doctor and often helped her mother care for the sick.
Siddharth Chopra - Priyanka's younger brotherSiddharth Chopra - Priyanka's younger brother
Since Ashok Chopra was in military service, the Priyanka family often moved from place to place. Therefore, the girl received an education in various educational institutions.The geography of these journeys is quite extensive and covers not only India, but also the USA: the Indian city of Lucknow, then Massachusetts, Iowa and, finally, Mumbai, where the girl graduated from school and entered college.
Baby photo Priyanka ChopraBaby photo Priyanka Chopra
As a student, Priyanka more than once became the winner of beauty contests, but did not think about her future career on the podium. Her main passion was dancing, in addition, she loved the drama theater and wrote stories.

The beginning of a creative career

Priyanka's success in the photo-model business became possible largely due to her parents who sent her daughter without the knowledge of her and sent her photo to the Miss India-2000 contest. The fact that she was among the beauties of the qualifying round was a big surprise for the girl.
Young Priyanka ChopraYoung Priyanka Chopra
But the tale for Priyanka was just beginning. She made her way to the finals, and then won the title of the main beauty of India. According to the girl herself, then for the first time she had to pose for the camera.
Then preparations began for the Miss World contest, which took place in London that same year. At the contest, Priyanka was so worried that when asked about which contemporaries she admires, she answered: “Mother Teresa!”.Chopra did not fully hear the leading question, and at that time the famous nun had passed away for several years. But, despite no small incident, the 18-year-old Indian surpassed nearly a hundred competitors and won the crown of the winner.
In 2000 Priyanka became Miss WorldIn 2000 Priyanka became Miss World
World recognition opened up bright prospects for Priyanka, which she had never dreamed of. “I could not believe that I won. I slept, putting my crown next to me, because I was afraid that someone could steal it. In one minute, my world changed forever, ”a girl confessed after the contest.

Priyanka Chopra at the movies

Soon Chopra received the first invitation to the cinema. Her debut on the set took place in 2002. For this role in the film “Love Above the Clouds”, the girl received the Filmfare Award in the nomination “Best Debut”. It is noteworthy that Lara Datta, Miss Universe 2000, was also shot in the same motion picture.
Frame from the film “Love above the clouds”Frame from the film “Love above the clouds”
The promising young actress, of course, was noticed in Bollywood. Participation in the film “From Memories” (2004) also brought Priyanka an award - she was awarded the Stardust Awards prize in the nomination “Best Supporting Actress”.However, the beginning of the film career of Priyanka Chopra could not be called over-successful, because all the above-mentioned projects could hardly be called sensational.
The first role of Priyanka Chopra in Indian cinema (“From Memories”)The first role of Priyanka Chopra in Indian cinema (“From Memories”)
But the audience immediately fell in love with Priyanka for her sincerity, sense of humor and optimism. According to the director Madhur Bhandarkar, Chopra has always been a very simple girl to communicate and easily adapted to any filming process.
Photos from the set of the show “Fear Factor”Photos from the set of the show “Fear Factor”
In 2005, the actress starred in six films, and the stars of Indian cinema became her partners: Ajay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Bobby Deol. In 2006, the girl starred in the film "Krish" (superhero movies in the Indian way). In the same year, Priyanka’s filmography was replenished with the first action film - the picture “Don. Mafia leader.
Priyanka Chopra as Roma (“Don. Mafia Leader”)Priyanka Chopra as Roma (“Don. Mafia Leader”)
The actress’s real breakthrough was the role in the film “Captive of Fashion”, before shooting which Priyanka lost eight kilograms. The next movie of Chopra - comedy "Close Friends" was also a hit. After two successful projects, Priyanka has become one of the main stars of Bollywood.
For filming "Captive of Fashion" Priyanka Chopra lost 8 kgFor filming "Captive of Fashion" Priyanka Chopra lost 8 kg
After the movie “Who are you on the zodiac?” The actress got into the Guinness Book of Records. She performed in this tape as many as twelve roles, which had not previously happened in world cinema.
12 roles - 12 signs of the zodiac, and all the heroines turned out to be different12 roles - 12 signs of the zodiac, and all the heroines turned out to be different
In 2015, Priyanka Chopra became the star of the new American TV series “Quantico” about a group of FBI recruits who are like a course of study. The conflict of the series was that one of the newcomers was a terrorist undercover. Indian reincarnated in Alex Parish, one of the recruits of the base "Quantico".
Alex Parish - Priyanka's heroine in the series “Quantico”Alex Parish - Priyanka's heroine in the series “Quantico”
Chopra is also known as a successful singer. She became the first representative of Bollywood, who signed a contract with an American record company. New records Priyanka pleases rarely, but aptly. Her first single, "In My City", was released in 2012. A year later, she presented to the public a duet with the rapper Pitbull “Exotic”, and in 2015 her third single “I Can't Make You Love”, within days after the release, took third place in the Indian iTunes.
Priyanka Chopra ft. Pitbull - Exotic (2013)

Social activity

It is impossible not to note the active life position Priyanka.The girl often opposes some Indian traditions. In particular, she believes that women should receive education on an equal basis with the representatives of the stronger sex.
Priyanka Chopra without makeupPriyanka Chopra without makeup
The Bollywood star is engaged in charity work, in particular, she joined the United Nations International Fund for Children's Aid, and also became the Goodwill Ambassador.

Priyanka Chopra's personal life

Due to her bright appearance and rich inner world, Priyanka always enjoyed success with men. She entered the list of one hundred most desirable women according to the online magazine Askmen, and also graced the cover of the first issue of Maxim magazine in India.
At the dawn of a career, Priyanka Chopra met with Azim MerchantAt the dawn of a career, Priyanka Chopra met with Azim Merchant
The most enviable bride of Bollywood had a lot of novels. She attributed love relationships with many colleagues on the set, including married men. The public strongly condemned the proximity of Priyanka and Shah Rukh Khan, whose wife even forbade her faithful to communicate with the actress.
Priyanka attributed romance with Shahid KapoorPriyanka attributed romance with Shahid Kapoor
Priyanka herself never advertised her personal life, and journalists can only guess about her romantic relationship.Therefore, any man caught in the lens of the paparazzi cameras next to the beautiful woman can be counted among her lovers. Such a fate befell even Hollywood star Gerard Butler, who came to the shootings with Chopra.
Priyanka Chopra and her dog named BrandoPriyanka Chopra and her dog named Brando
The actress loves animals: the Spaniel Brando (in honor of Marlon Brando) lives in her house, and in 2013 she “adopted” the tigress Durga and the lioness Sandari from the zoo of Birsa Munda.

Priyanka Chopra now

In 2016, the Bollywood star was recognized as the sexiest woman in the world according to Maxim magazine.
Priyanka - one of the most beautiful women in the worldPriyanka - one of the most beautiful women in the world
In the same year, the actress was busy filming a remake of the once popular TV series “Malibu's Lifeguards”, which premiered in 2017.

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