Priyanka Chopra Bollywood Actress Biography

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Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra was born 18 July, 1982 in Jamshedpur, India, to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra, both Indian Army physicians. She had a very varied upbringing. She started her education at La Martinière Girls College in Lucknow as a resident student; a short stay at Maria Goretti College in Bareilly prepared her for further studies in the U.S. Having completed tenth grade in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., she decided to become a software engineer or a criminal psychologist. She enjoys Indian music and dance; flair for writing poetry and short stories; reading, especially biographies; and has worked for a lot of social welfare programs.

Winner of the Miss India and Miss World beauty pageants in 2000.Father Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra, mother Dr. Madhu Chopra.

Achievements: she is the only Indian in the USA to have been selected at the state level for the National Opus Honor Choir, extensive charity work back in India and the USA, and joined the CAF and CII in their literacy program and is their ambassador. Member of the support group for the Thalassemic children in U.P., India, participated in the adult education awareness program with the non-governmental organizations in the peripheral areas of Bareilly, joined the Indian Government-sponsored Polio Eradication Program as a volunteer. Raised funds for the destitute in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, by participating in a church program.

While shooting the song “Do Me A Favor, Let’s Play Holi” in the movie Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005), she stepped on a live wire and received a shock. She was hospitalized for a day.

Did her schooling from La Martinière in Lucknow. She completed tenth grade in Boston and wanted to become a software engineer or a criminal psychologist.

Her father Ashok Chopra, who also manages her career, was diagnosed with a tumor in his liver. He had to undergo a complicated emergency surgery.

The first film, she ever signed, was titled “Good Night Princess”, directed by actor/director Atlee Brar. This was in the year 2000, before she became Miss World. She shot the film for a month, before becoming Miss World. After she became Miss World, she continued to shoot for the film. It was based on the life of Priyanka Gandhi and it was a Hindi/English film. Her co stars were Pooja Batra and Rahul Dev. The film was finally shelved due to the producers not having any funds to complete the film.

In 2006, a toy company in England created a fashion doll based on Priyanka Chopra’s name and image. It was part of the “Bollywood Legend” series which also included stars Hrithik Roshani, Shah Rukh Khan, and Kajol. The dolls are now considered rare collectors items.
In 2015, Priyanka made history as the first Bollywood actress to get a leading role in a prime-time American TV-show, Quantico (2015).
Starred in the shelved movie S.M.Movies “Aatma” (2003), also starring Aryan Vaid (Replaced John Abraham) and Shamita Shetty, with music by Sanjeev Darshan, produced by Mahendra Dhariwal, and directed by J.D.Chakravarthy.

A signed on to a film titled “Kabhi Kabhi Pyar Mein” opposite Sonu Nigam in 2002. She dropped out of the film and it was later made as “Love In Nepal”.
Went for a concert in the Fiji Islands in 2006. Performing in the concert were Chopra, Dino Morea, Abhijeet Sawant, and Jimmy Moses.The first show was in Suva on September 13 and the second show was in Lautoka on September 14.

Starred in the Shakeel Noorani shelved movie “Jaan Ki Baazi” (2003), with Sanjay Dutt, Danny Denzongpa, and Ashish Vidyarthi. The film was shelved after 80% was complete. Dutt had a falling out with Noorani and stopped giving dates.

Sent a legal notice to ex-boyfriend Aseem Merchant in 2014. This was because Aseem was going to make a biopic on her ex-secretary Prakash Jaju. Priyanka thought it would be an invasion of her privacy since the film would also include her personal problems with Prakash.
Is a huge fan of Sarah Michelle Gellar and her famous series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).

Maintains a homeland residence in Mumbai (India) since she commutes so regularly between the USA and India to appear in various movie/TV projects in both countries.

Sports a tattoo on her right wrist that reads “Daddy’s lil girl” in her late father’s handwriting.

Her handbag always contains a tube of hand cream, sunglasses, two brands of perfume, her wallet and a bottle of Tabasco hot sauce.

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Year Role Director(s)

Reference

Thamizhan 2002 Priya Majith Tamil film
Also playback singer for song “Ullathai Killathe”
The Hero: Love Story of a Spy 2003 Shaheen Zakaria Anil Sharma
Andaaz 2003 Jiya Singhania Raj Kanwar
Plan 2004 Rani Hriday Shetty
Kismat 2004 Sapna Gosai Guddu Dhanoa
Asambhav 2004 Alisha Rajiv Rai
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi 2004 Rani Singh David Dhawan
Aitraaz 2004 Mrs. Sonia Roy Abbas-Mustan
Blackmail 2005 Mrs. Rathod Anil Devgan
Karam 2005 Shalini Sanjay F. Gupta
Waqt: The Race Against Time 2005 Pooja Thakur Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Yakeen 2005 Simar Oberoi Girish Dhamija
Barsaat 2005 Kajal Suneel Darshan Also playback singer for song “Saajan Saajan”
Bluffmaster! 2005 Simmi Ahuja Rohan Sippy
Taxi No. 9211 2006 Herself Milan Luthria Cameo appearance
36 China Town 2006 Seema Abbas-Mustan Cameo appearance
Alag 2006 Unknown Ashu Trikha Cameo appearance in song “Sabse Alag”
Krrish 2006 Priya Rakesh Roshan
Aap Ki Khatir 2006 Anu Khanna Dharmesh Darshan
Don 2006 Roma Farhan Akhtar
Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love 2007 Kamini Ranawat Nikhil Advani
Big Brother 2007 Aarthi Sharma Guddu Dhanoa
Om Shanti Om 2007 Herself Farah Khan Cameo appearance in song “Deewangi Deewangi”
My Name is Anthony Gonsalves 2008 Herself E. Niwas Cameo appearance
Love Story 2050 2008 Sana Bedi / Ziesh Harry Baweja
God Tussi Great Ho 2008 Alia Kapoor Rumi Jaffrey
Chamku 2008 Shubhi Kabeer Kaushik
Drona 2008 Sonia Goldie Behl
Fashion 2008 Meghna Mathur Madhur Bhandarkar
Dostana 2008 Neha Melwani Tarun Mansukhani
Billu 2009 Herself Priyadarshan Cameo appearance in song “Rockin & Reeling”
Kaminey 2009 Sweety Shekhar Bhope Vishal Bhardwaj
What’s Your Raashee? 2009 Various Ashutosh Gowariker
Pyaar Impossible! 2010 Alisha Merchant Jugal Hansraj
Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai 2010 Herself Milap Zaveri Cameo appearance
Anjaana Anjaani 2010 Kiara Vaswani Siddharth Anand
7 Khoon Maaf 2011 Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes Vishal Bhardwaj
Ra.One 2011 Desi Girl Anubhav Sinha Cameo appearance
Don 2 2011 Roma Farhan Akhtar
Agneepath 2012 Kaali Gawde Karan Malhotra
Teri Meri Kahaani 2012 Rukhsar / Radha / Aradhana Kunal Kohli
Barfi! 2012 Jhilmil Chatterjee Anurag Basu
Deewana Main Deewana 2013 Priya Singh K. C. Bokadia
Girl Rising 2013 Narrator Richard E. Robbins Documentary
Shootout at Wadala 2013 Babli Badmaash Sanjay Gupta Cameo appearance in song “Babli Badmaash Hai”
Bombay Talkies 2013 Herself Various Cameo appearance in song “Apna Bombay Talkies”
Planes 2013 Ishani Klay Hall
Zanjeer 2013 Mala Apoorva Lakhia Bilingual film (Hindi and Telugu)
Krrish 3 2013 Priya Mehra Rakesh Roshan
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela 2013 Unknown Sanjay Leela Bhansali Cameo appearance in song “Ram Chahe Leela”
Gunday 2014 Nandita Sengupta Ali Abbas Zafar
Mary Kom 2014 Mary Kom Omung Kumar Also playback singer for lullaby “Chaoro”
Dil Dhadakne Do 2015 Ayesha Sangha Zoya Akhtar Also playback singer for song “Dil Dhadakne Do”
Bajirao Mastani 2015 Kashibai Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Jai Gangaajal 2016 Abha Mathur Prakash Jha
Bam Bam Bol Raha Hai Kashi 2016 Santosh Mishra Bhojpuri film
Producer
Ventilator 2016 Herself Rajesh Mapuskar Marathi film
Producer; cameo appearance
Also playback singer for song “Baba”
Sarvann 2017 Karan Guliani Punjabi film
Producer
Baywatch 2017 Victoria Leeds Seth Gordon
Kay Re Rascalaa 2017 I Giridhiran Marathi film
Producer
Pahuna 2017 Pakhi Tyrewala Sikkimese film
Producer
A Kid Like Jake 2018 Amal Silas Howard
Isn’t It Romantic? 2019 Isabella Todd Strauss-Schulson

 

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