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Height: 1.65 m
Siblings: Siddharth Chopra
Parents: Madhu Chopra, Ashok Chopra
Priyanka Chopra (pronounced [prɪˈjaːŋkaː ˈtʃoːpɽaː]; born 18 July 1982) is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, philanthropist, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. One of India’s highest-paid and most popular celebrities, Chopra has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in five categories.
In 2016, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, and Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Forbes listed her among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2017.
Although Chopra initially aspired to study aeronautical engineering, she accepted offers to join the Indian film industry, which came as a result of her pageant wins, making her Bollywood debut in The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003). She played the leading lady in the box-office hits Andaaz (2003) and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) and received critical acclaim for her breakout role in the 2004 thriller Aitraaz.
In 2006, Chopra established herself as a leading actress of Indian cinema with starring roles in the top-grossing productions Krrish and Don. Following a brief setback, she garnered success for playing a troubled model in the drama Fashion (2008), which won her the National Film Award for Best Actress. Chopra subsequently gained wider recognition for portraying a range of characters in the films Kaminey (2009), 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), Barfi! (2012), Mary Kom (2014), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) and Bajirao Mastani (2015), as she continued to star in several other successful films.
In 2015, she began starring as Alex Parrish on the ABC thriller series Quantico, becoming the first South Asian to headline an American network drama series.
In addition to her acting career, Chopra is noted for her philanthropic work. She has worked with UNICEF for the past twelve years and was appointed as the national and global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2010 and 2016 respectively. She promotes various causes such as environment, health and education, and women’s rights and is particularly vocal about gender equality and feminism.
Despite maintaining privacy, Chopra’s off-screen life is the subject of substantial media coverage. As a recording artist, she has released three singles. She is also the founder of the production company Purple Pebble Pictures, which released the acclaimed Marathi comedy-drama Ventilator (2016).
Chopra supports various causes related to the girl child through her foundation “The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education”, which works towards providing support to unprivileged children across the country in the areas of Education and Health. She donates ten percent of her earnings to fund the foundation’s operations, and pays for educational and medical expenses for seventy children in India, fifty among whom are girls.
She often speaks out on women’s issues: against female infanticide and foeticide, and in support of education for girls. A believer in feminism, Chopra has always been vocal about women’s rights, gender equality, and gender pay inequality. In 2006, a “day with Chopra” was auctioned on eBay; the proceeds were donated to an NGO, Nanhi Kali, which helps educate girls in India.
She has made appearances in support of other charities, such as the 2005 HELP! Telethon Concert to raise funds for the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
She has worked with UNICEF since 2006, recording public-service announcements and participating in media panel discussions promoting children’s rights and the education of girls, and also participated in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
She was appointed as the national UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights on 10 August 2010. UNICEF Representative Karin Hulshof said of the appointment: “She is equally passionate about her work on behalf of children and adolescents. We are proud of the work she has done with us so far on child rights, and, we are thrilled about all what we will be doing together so that no child gets left behind.”
In 2009, she shot a documentary for the organisation Alert India to increase understanding of leprosy. She modelled for designer Manish Malhotra and Shaina NC’s charity fashion show to raise funds for the Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) NGO. In 2010 Chopra was one of several celebrities who created promotional messages for Pearls Wave Trust, which campaigns against violence and abuse of women and girls.
Chopra also launched the “Save the Girl Child” campaign, which aims to change the attitudes of Indians towards girls. In 2012 Chopra spoke at the launch of Awakening Youth, an anti-addiction programme.
Chopra is a supporter of environmental charities and is brand ambassador for NDTV Greenathon, an initiative to support eco-friendliness and provide solar power to rural villages without electricity supplies. She appeared with children in an animated video to support the cause, and removed rubbish from the banks of the Yamuna river in Agra to increase awareness of environmental issues.
During the third and fourth editions of Greenathon, She adopted up to seven villages to provide with a regular supply of electricity. She adopted a tigress in 2011 and a lioness in 2012 at the Birsa biological park, paying for both animals’ upkeep for a year.
To promote organ donation, Chopra pledged to donate her own organs after death and was co-keynote speaker at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Bollywood-themed 20th-anniversary celebration of its liver-transplant programme in 2012.
She donated ₹5 million (US$75,000) to Nanavati hospital to build a cancer ward. The ward, which is named after her late father, was inaugurated by her in 2013. The same year, she provided voice-over in English and Hindi for the documentary film Girl Rising for the organisation of the same name.
She was invited as one of the speakers alongside Gordon Brown, Steve Wozniak, Bill Clinton, and Charlie Baker for the 50th anniversary of the World Leaders Conference at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston. She spoke about women empowerment through education, discussing inequality and the challenges of education for women, and received a standing ovation for her speech.
Chopra also lent her voice to a music video of John Lennon’s “Imagine”. The video featuring her along with other singers, including Katy Perry, and The Black Eyed Peas was created as part of a global campaign by UNICEF to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi selected Chopra as one of his nine nominees called “Navratna” in 2014 for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a national cleanliness campaign by the Government of India. She lent her support to the campaign by cleaning and rehabilitating a garbage-laden neighbourhood in Mumbai, and urged people to maintain the cleanliness.
In 2015, she voiced People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA’s) life-size robotic elephant named “Ellie”, who visited schools across the United States and Europe to educate kids about elephants and captivity, and to urge people to boycott circuses. Chopra was appointed as the global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in December 2016.
In 2017, she received the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice for her contribution towards social causes
Real Name Priyanka Chopra
Nickname(s) Piggy Chops, Sunshine, Mimi, PC
Profession(s) Actress, Model, Singer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 169 cm
in meters- 1.69 m
in Feet Inches- 5′ 6½”
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 55 kg
in Pounds- 121 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.) 35-28-35
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black
Date of Birth 18 July 1982
Age (as in 2017) 35 Years
Birth Place Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Cancer
Hometown Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India
School La Martiniere Girls School, Lucknow
St. Maria Goretti College, Bareilly
Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts
John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Lowa
Army School, Bareilly
College Jai Hind College and Basant Singh Institute of Science, Mumbai
Educational Qualification 12th standard
Debut Film Debut: Thamizhan (2002, Tamil film), The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003, Bollywood film)
Priyanka Chopra debut film Thamizhan
TV Debut: Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (2010, as host)
Singing Debut: Ullathai Killathe (2002, Tamil Film- Thamizhan)
Family Father- Late Ashok Chopra (Physician in Indian Army)
Mother- Madhu Chopra (Physician in Indian Army)
Brother- Siddharth Chopra (Younger)
Priyanka Chopra with her family
Address Green Acres at Lokhandwala complex, Andheri, Mumbai
Hobbies Singing, writing poems, reading, photography
• After the rumors of her alleged affair with Akshay Kumar, she and Akshay Kumar mutually decided not to work together post Waqt.
• Her alleged affair with Shah Rukh Khan created a lot of fire. It all incepted when Shah Rukh started giving special treatment to Priyanka recommending her to filmmakers to cast her in the film. Also, her regular visits to Shah Rukh’s house Mannat and also at various other events, miffed his wife Gauri Khan. After all these sequence of incidents, Gauri made it clear that she didn’t want her husband to work with Priyanka anymore, and as a result, both stopped working with each other.
Priyanka Chopra with Shah Rukh Khan
• After she shared her photo on the cover of Maxim India where the actor looked flawless, it went viral, not because of her beauty but her armpits that many thought looked photoshopped without any underarm wrinkles.
Priyanka Chopra armpit controversy
• She had a twitter battle with comedian Tanmay Bhat after he mocked her accent just like many others on social media. “When I say @priyankachopra’s name in my head I now automatically pronounce it like “Priyaaaanka Chopruh”,” he tweeted.
• On 1 June 2018, in an episode of the International TV show ‘Quantico,’ Priyanka played the role of an anti-terrorist officer who stopped a nuclear attack in Manhattan just a few days before an India-Pakistan summit. During her investigations, she finds a “Rudraksh” rosary, a religious Hindu symbol on the neck of a suspect to carry out the attack that was devised by Indian nationalists to frame Pakistan in a nuclear terror attack. This stirred controversy as most of the Indians slammmed Priyanka for tarnishing the image of India globally. As a measure to control the outrage, she took to her Twitter handle and apologised.
Favourite Food(s) Risotto, Burgers, French fries, Chicken/Mutton Biryani, Fish curry, Sarson ka saag, Bourbon biscuits, Red velvet cake
Favourite Actor(s) Matthew Mcconaughey, Tom Hardy, Mel Gibson, Shah Rukh Khan, Kishore Kumar and Dharmendra
Favourite Actresses Rekha and Sushmita Sen
Favourite Film(s) Bollywood: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
Hollywood: Jerry Maguire, Pretty Woman, Walk in the Clouds
Favourite Song(s) Careless Whispers by George Micheal, I Will Always Love You By Sarah Washington
Favourite Book(s) Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Tell me your Dreams by Sidney Sheldon, Letters from a Father to His Daughter by Jawaharlal Nehru
Favourite Colour Red
Favourite Fashion Designer Prabal Gurung
Favourite Perfume Ralph Lauren Romance
Favourite Restaurant Olive in Mumbai
Favourite Destination(s) Paris, Brazil and Mexico
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Boyfriends Aseem Merchant (Model)
Akshay Kumar (Actor)
Priyanka Chopra affair with Akshay Kumar
Harman Baweja (Actor)
Priyanka Chopra with Ex-friend Harman Bhaweja
Shah Rukh Khan (Actor, rumour)
Priyanka Chopra affair with Shah Rukh Khan
Shahid Kapoor (Actor)
Priyanka Chopra with Ex-boyfriend Shahid Kapoor
Priyanka Chopra With Nick Jonas
Cars Collection Rolls Royce Ghost, Porsche Cayenne, Mercedes Benz E Class and BMW 7 Series
Salary (approx.) ₹9-10 crore/film
$4 million/year for TV show (USR)
Net Worth (approx.) $32 million
Some Lesser Known Facts About Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka was born in a family of physicians, as her parents were physicians in the Indian Army.
Due to her parent’s regular transfers, she relocated to different places such as: Bareilly, Lucknow, Delhi, Pune, Ladakh, Chandigarh, Ambala, Mumbai and USA.
After finishing her high school, she participated in a local beauty contest called ‘May Queen,’ which she won.
At the age of 18, she won the Femina Miss India contest in 2000, where Shah Rukh Khan was one of the judges. Priyanka Chopra Miss World 2000
Though, she wanted to make her career in criminal psychology, after winning the Miss India contest, she dropped the idea as she was getting many film offers.
Many people think that she made her acting debut with the Bollywood film The Hero: Love Story Of A Spy (2003), but she actually made her acting debut with a Tamil film called Thamizhan (2003).
She was supposed to make her Bollywood debut with the film Ek Haseena Ek Deewana, opposite Govinda, but the film got shelved.
It was Abhishek Bachchan, who gave her the name Piggy Chops during the shooting of the film Bluffmaster.
Parineeti Chopra, Meera Chopra and Barbie Handa are her cousin sisters who are also actresses in Bollywood.
Priyanka Chopra with her cousin sister Parineeti Chopra Meera Chopra Barbie Handa
She was the original choice for Umrao Jaan in 2006, but due to her busy schedule, the role was done by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
She won the National Award – Best Actress for her film ‘Fashion’ (2008).
She played 12 different characters (for each zodiac sign) in the film What’s Your Raashee? (2009). Priyanka Chopra in What’s Your Raashee
She is a trained singer in western classical music, and released her first single, In My City, in US in September 2012.
She is a close friend of Hollywood actor Gerard Butler.
She is a gadget freak and loves collecting cameras.
She is the first Indian actress whose foot impression was taken in Italy’s famous Salvatore Ferragamo museum. Priyanka Chopra Salvatore Ferragamo museum
She always carries candies in her purse.
It is believed that she underwent a series of plastic surgeries to enhance her nose and lips. Priyanka Chopra then and now
She is an animal lover and adopted a tigress, Durga, and a lioness Sundari, who live in Ranchi’s Birsa Biological Park.
She was sceptical about signing Quantico in 2015, due to its long duration.