Arguably on the list of top five most beautiful ladies in Hollywood/Bollywood – if not the world, Priyanka Chopra is a true definition of beauty laced with talent and brains.
She had dreams of pursuing a career in aeronautical engineering or criminal psychology but after winning the Miss World pageant in 2000, she saw the potentials in the entertainment industry. As an Indian actress, singer, film producer and philanthropist, she has become one of her home country’s highest-paid and most popular celebrities. Additionally, she has smiled home with numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in five categories. Her talent has also received several other recognition including in 2016 when the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri, Time magazine also named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world while she made Forbes list of World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2017.
Priyanka Chopra Biography, Age
The beauty was born in Jamshedpur, India, to Indian parents – Ashok Chopra and Madhu Chopra on July 18, 1982. Since his parents served in The Indian army as physicians at the time, the family moved around a lot. She grew up with her younger brother, Siddharth. From Delhi to Pune, Lucknow, Bareilly, and Ladakh, the Chopras travelled around, thanks to frequent job transfers. Similarly, the actress had her education in different schools like La Martiniere Girls’ School, Lucknow and St. Maria Goretti College, Bareilly.
She also attended schools in Newton, Massachusetts, New York and Iowa after moving to the United States to continue her education while staying with an aunt whose family also moved around a lot.
While pursuing her academics, she also took part in theatre productions and mastered Western classical music, choral singing and Kathak dance.
Professional Acting Career
After representing India at the 2000 Miss World pageant, Priyanka Chopra got hooked with entertainment and went on to debut on the big screen in the film Thamizhan in 2002 and in 2003, she made her Bollywood debut, starring as the second female lead in the movie The Hero: Love Story of a Spy.
Also in 2003, she starred in Andaaz. 2004 brought major success for the budding actress after her appearance in the romantic comedy, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi to much acclaim. Her first role as an antagonist came the same year and also received positive reviews.
She made a box-office hit in 2006, starring in the superhero film Krrish as well as action-thriller Don both of which made great waves worldwide. Some of her movies include Big Brother in 2007, Love Story 2050 and Drona both in 2008 and the same year, her role in Fashion, received a thumbs up from critics.
Fast forward to 2011, her femme fatale role in 7 Khoon Maaf to more critical acclaim. Another commercial success came in the film Barfi! in 2012 after which she released her first international single, In My City, featuring rapper will.i.am.
Her second single – Exotic was released in 2013; the music video featured American rapper Pitbull. Meanwhile, music didn’t entirely take her attention away from acting; she played the lead role in Mary Kom, a biopic portraying the life of five-time female world boxing champion and Olympic bronze medalist, Mary Kom. On September 27, 2015, Priyanka Chopra became the first South Asian to headline an American network drama series with her role as Alex Parrish in the ABC crime drama series Quantico. Her performance was met with raving reviews and has remained one of her best to date. She has been on the show since 2015.
Does Priyanka Chopra Have A Husband Or Boyfriend?
On several occasions, the beautiful actress has been linked with male co-actors Shahid Kapoor; who she dated from 2009 to 2011 and Harman Baweja. Nevertheless, Chopra is presumed to be single at the moment and it sure looks like she is having the time of her life, enjoying her relationship status.
With her success as a beauty queen, nothing less than fabulous is expected from her in terms of body statistics and that’s exactly what she has to offer. Priyanka Chopra stands tall at 5 ft 6 in/167 cm and weighs a perfect 55 Kg/120 lbs. Details of her body measurements include 35-28-35 Inches.
Though she has had a few box-office fails in the past, Priyanka Chopra is among the highest paid Indian actresses and among the best in the world. She has a tidy sum of $28 million to show for her movie exploits and other endeavours.