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Priyanka Chopra

Actress . Singer . Miss World 2000

Priyanka Chopra was born in Jamshedpur on 18th July 1982. to Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra - both doctors in the Indian Army. Her mother, Madhu Chopra hails from Adityapur in Jamshedpur. Due to the transferable jobs of her parents, Priyanka has had a multi-cultural upbringing in various cities of India which includes - New Delhi, Pune, Lucknow, Bareilly, Ladakh, Chandigarh and Ambala. Though she did occasionally make visits to her grandparents at Adityapur. At an early age of 13, Priyanka moved to her aunt's place in the USA where she continued her schooling. There too she had the opportunity to live in multiple cities, viz. Newton (Massachusetts), Cedar Rapids (Iowa), and Queens (New York).

Priyanka did not aspire to be an actress. Her early days fancy was to become a software engineer or a psychologist. However, life took a different turn for here after she became Miss World. Priyanka Chopra's first grand success came when she won the Femina Miss India World title in the year 2000. Subsequently, she even won the Miss World pageant and became Miss World 2000. This opened the doors for her in Bollywood and she started receiving offers for films. In 2002 she made her acting debut from a Tamil film Thamizhan. The following year, she starred opposite Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta in The Hero - Love Story of a Spy. Her second Hindi film Andaaz opposite Akshay Kumar, was a super hit and won her the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award and also a nomination for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award. Since then there has been no looking back for Priyanka. Today Priyanka is a successful Bollywood star with many hit movies and several awards to her fold. She has gained recognition for her versatility in portraying a range of unconventional roles. Priyanka Chopra is now one of Bollywood's highest-paid actresses and is amongst the top popular Bollywood celebrities in India.

Priyanka Chopra has also been recently acclaimed as a singer with her own music album launch which became an instant hit.

Films done by Priyanka Chopra

A few of her popular films include - Aitraaz (2004), Fashion (2008), Kaminey (2009), What's Your Raashee (2009), Saat Khoon Maaf (2011) and Barfi (2012).

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