Priyanka Chopra

Actress, Model, Singer

Priyanka Chopra is an actress, singer and producer who has taken the world by storm with her impeccable talents. She’s a global star with millions of fans all earned through her hard work and unmatchable performances. The star has been breaking glass ceilings ever since she entered the industry.

Mithu

She was the only girl child in her extended family, so she was a spoiled child. Growing up, Priyanka Chopra was very stubborn. She liked telling people no for everything. Her mother had to use reverse psychology to get things done. To get her straight, her parents sent her to a hostel where she stayed from 3rd to 5th.

She was also a chatterbox and used to mimic people. Once, she was in an army mess with her parents when a high-ranking officer burped loudly, and she mimicked him. Her father got her out of there quickly. These two qualities got her named Mithu, which she hates.

Daddy’s Lil Girl

She was spoiled by her father a lot. To her, he was her hero. She would wait for him to come back home on his bullet so that she could have a ride. She craved her father’s attention. In functions such as in AWWA, when he used to sing, she used to ask him to sing the first song looking at her or with her, and she used to sing an African rhyme.

He gifted her a big diamond ring and told her that her future husband had to compete with that. He celebrated the most in all her achievements. Post his demise, Priyanka Chopra engrossed herself in work to deal with it. She also says she feels that he’s always with her.

Grew up Insecure

Born in a Punjabi family with dusky skin, she often felt insecure about her skin colour. But, the girl was amazing in academics and co-curricular. Her parents were doctors in the army, so she developed a distaste for the smell of formaldehyde and the sight of blood. She wanted to be an engineer.

She went to see her aunt in the US, and she was there visiting a school, and the counsellor took an IQ test. She aced it, and the authorities asked her to graduate from their school, and they’ll handle the visa and other formalities.

When in the US, she got into a fight with some African-Americans. They started name-calling and bullying her by writing stuff on her lockers or making fun of her. To avoid them, she used to reach classes early, get out of the building late, and even have lunch in the bathrooms. When her mother came to visit her there, she told her she wanted to return.

Post her return from the US, she had a superiority complex. Living in Bareilly at the time, roaming in jeans and t-shirt too used to attract gazes. So her father had confiscated her western clothes altogether. So she started wearing her father’s shirts and tweaked them to look fashionable.

Miss World

She had to take some photos to send it for a scholarship in Australia. The photographer asked her to do a few other photos as well. Her brother & mother had sent those photos to Femina Miss India to boost her confidence without her knowledge. When she received the call for an interview in Delhi, she told her mother, “Look how beautiful I am, Femina people have called me themselves.”

Her father was only worried that she’s 17 and she shouldn’t be alone. So her mother was there everywhere till she was 23. She became Miss India and then Miss World. She never did modelling, so she had given this 1.5 years, and if she failed, she would go to college.

Being Irreplaceable

She started with movies, got replaced in multiple films till she showed her merit. After five years in the industry, she realized she could perform and contribute to the movie. Being a competitor, she then started breaking records one after another with her incredible performances. She took challenging roles and excelled to be undeniable and irreplaceable. And not only in India, she went on to work in Hollywood and became a global star with her roles in Quantico & Baywatch.

Philanthropy

In Bareilly with her parents, she used to frequent villages to provide medical aid to people. Deeds like that inculcated empathy and the will to do work for societal welfare. She is a strong voice to support child welfare and is a part of UNICEF for that. Being a feminist, she does her part to uphold women empowerment in various ways, such as donating to NGOs like Nanhi Kali.

She also donates money to help people suffering from diseases like she donated 5 million to treat cancer patients in Nanavati Hospital. She’s also contributed to environmental protection. She’s a part of government schemes like Swachh Bharat Mission.

Priyanka Chopra, today, is a name that every person knows around the world. She’s an inspiration to many girls due to her achievements and strong character. Putting her mind and soul into her work, she has excelled in all the fields she has entered. She proves that nothing is out of reach.

Born

10 June 1982 (age39) Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

Active Years

1982 - Today

Bio

Name Priyanka Chopra
Nickname Piggy Chops
Sunshine
Mimi
PC
Profession Actress
Model
Singer
Physical Stats
Height
Weight
 
169 cm
55 kg
Career Debut Film Debut: Thamizhan (2002, Tamil film), The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003, Bollywood film)
TV Debut: Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (2010, as host)
Singing Debut: Ullathai Killathe (2002, Tamil Film- Thamizhan)

Early Life and Education

DOB 10-06-1982
Age 39
Birth Place Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Nationality Indian
Home Town 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
Religion Hinduism
Food Habits Not Known
Address Not Known
Hobbies Singing, writing poems, reading, photography

Relationships & More

Marital Status Married
Marriage Date First Marriage: 01-12-2018
Marriage Location Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur
Children
Son
Daughter
 
None
None
Boyfriends/Girlfriends Aseem Merchant (Model)
Akshay Kumar (Actor)
Harman Baweja (Actor)
Shah Rukh Khan (Actor, rumour)
Shahid Kapoor (Actor)
Nick Jonas (Singer-Songwriter)

Family

Wife/Spouse Husband: Nick Jonas (m. 2018-present)
Parents
Father
Mother
 
Late Ashok Chopra (Physician in Indian Army)
Madhu Chopra (Physician in Indian Army)
Siblings Brother(s): Siddharth Chopra (Younger)
Sister(s): None

Favourite Things

Food Risotto, Burgers, French fries, Chicken/Mutton Biryani, Fish curry, Sarson ka saag, Bourbon biscuits, Red velvet cake
Actor Matthew Mcconaughey, Tom Hardy, Mel Gibson, Shah Rukh Khan, Kishore Kumar, Dharmendra
Actress Rekha and Sushmita Sen
Films
Bollywood Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
Hollywood Jerry Maguire, Pretty Woman, Walk in the Clouds
Tollywood Not Known
Singer Not Known
Sports Not Known
colour Red
Songs
Holiday Destination Paris, Brazil and Mexico
Restaurants Not Known
Perfume Ralph Lauren Romance

Style Quotient

Car Collection Mercedes Maybach S 560
Rolls Royce Ghost
Cadillac Escalade
BMW 7 series
Porsche Cayenne
Bike Collection None

Money Factor

Salary (approx) ₹9-10 crore/film
Net Worth (approx) $32 million

Controversies

TOP 5 Controversies of  Priyanka Chopra

1) After the rumors of her alleged affair with Akshay Kumar, she and Akshay Kumar mutually decided not to work together post Waqt.
2) 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. 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.
3) 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.
4) She had a twitter battle with comedian Tanmay Bhat after he mocked her accent just like many others on social media.
5) 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.

Did you know?

1) 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.
2)It was Abhishek Bachchan, who gave her the name Piggy Chops during the shooting of the film Bluffmaster.
3) She was the original choice for Umrao Jaan in 2006, but due to her busy schedule, the role was done by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
4) She is the first Indian actress whose foot impression was taken in Italy's famous Salvatore Ferragamo Museum.
5) She always carries candies in her purse.
6) She is an animal lover and adopted a tigress, Durga, and a lioness Sundari, who live in Ranchi's Birsa Biological Park.
7) A few weeks after their marriage, Priyanka and Nick got their Simpsons caricatures by the "The Simpsons" illustrators Stefano Monda and Rino Russo.

Awards

IIFA Awards
2004:Best Female Debut for Andaaz
2005:Best Performance in a Negative Role for Aitraaz
2009:Best Actress for Fashion
2012:Critics Award for Best Actress for 7 Khoon Maaf
2016:Best Supporting Actress for Bajirao Mastani
National Film Awards
2008:Best Actress for Fashion
2019:Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation for Panni
IIFA Awards
2007:Best On-Screen Beauty for Krrish
2009: Best Actress for Fashion
2016:Best Supporting Actress for Bajirao Mastani
Screen Awards
2005:Best Actor in a Negative Role for Aitraaz
2009:Best Actress for Fashion
2012:est Actor in a Negative Role – Female for 7 Khoon Maaf
2013:Jodi No. 1 (along with Ranbir Kapoor) for Barfi
2015: Best Actress for Mary Kom
2016:Best Ensemble Cast for Dil Dhadakne Do