Priyanka Chopra Biography
The Femina Miss India World 2000, Priyanka Chopra, was born on 18th July 1982 in Bihar to physician parents Ashok Chopra and Madhu Akhauri. She did her initial schooling from ‘La Martiniere Girls’ School in Lucknow and then relocated to the U.S. and studied in Newton North High School and then in John F Kennedy High School. She returned to India and finished her school life at Army Public School in Bareilly. She did her higher studies from Jai Hind College in Mumbai.
Her mother played an important role in her introduction to the world of fashion when she sent pictures of her daughter to the Miss World pageant. It was only after she was selected for participation that her parents told her and encouraged her about this. She won the Femina Miss India World title and was sent to the Miss World pageant where she impressed the judges with her speech on humanity and charity and Mother Teresa’s influence in her life. She was crowned Miss World 2000 and also won ‘Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty- Asia and oceania’.
After the fashion stage conquered, she went on to capture Bollywood with her charm. However she made her debut in the Tamil film Thamizhan in 2002. Her Bollywood debut came in 2003in ‘The Hero: Love Story of a spy’. In the same year, she appeared in ‘Andaaz’ which was a success at the box office and in her career. She got the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award and was nominated in Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award.
In 2004, her films ‘Plan’ and ‘Asambhav’ turned out poorly at the box office but later that year David Dhawan’s ‘Mujse Shaadi Karogi’ crossed her way and became the third highest grossing film for that year. Her first negative role was offered to her in ‘Aitraaz’ and she won the ‘Filmfare Best Villain’ award for her performance. In 2005, four of he films ‘Blackmail’, ‘Karam’, ‘Yakeen’ and ‘Barsaat’ did not do well at the box office. Her other two films ‘Waqt: The race against time’ and ‘bluffmaster’ did moderately at the box office. This was an average year for Chopra.
In 2006, she starred in the highest grossing film of that year, ‘Krrish’. Her other films in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were unsuccessful and neither was her performance critically acclaimed except in ‘Drona’ in which she was noted for her physical performance. A dark period always bring something good with itself. Priyanka’s next movie ‘Fashion’ in 2008 was a critical success and won her the ‘National Film Award for Best Actress’ and the ‘Filmfare Award for Best Actress’. Her next release ‘Dostana’ was a financial success and the eighth grossing film of 2008.
2009 started with the movie ‘Kaminey’ which was critical and commercial hit. Her next critic acclamation came with the movie ‘7 khoon maaf’ in 2011. In 2012, she became the first Bollywood actor to be signed by Creative Artists Agency to handle her Hollywood acting career. On the small screen, she hosted the reality show ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ on colors. She is also set to release her first music album in 2012 which will be produced by Universal Music Group. Her humanitarian work is not hidden from the world. She is the UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador. She also walks the ramp for various designers and has lots of endorsements in her kitty. She is a package of beauty, style, brain and ambition.