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Priyanka Chopra

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Priyanka Chopra Biography

•Full Name-  Priyanka Chopra
•Born- 18th July, 1982 in Jamshedpur , Bihar India ( now  Jharkhand)
•Nicknames- Piggy Chops , PC, Mimi
•Relationship status- Single
•Professional Career-  Actress , Music Artist , model  
•First Film- Thamizham (2002) Tamil
•First Film- The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003)
•Height – 5’8  
•Years active- (2000- Present)

This sultry beauty has come a long way from her pageant contest in 2000 and one of the most versatile and sort after actress having a knack for characterization. The choice of characters she has essayed on screen is testament to her prowess as a versatile and complete actress refraining to confirm to the cult of Hindi actresses in the Hindi film industry. She also proved her proclivity as an artist with her singing skills as well.

Priyanka Chopra Early Life- Priyanka Chopra was a born in Jamshedpur and is fondly remembered by those close to her as Mimi. Her father Dr. Ashok Chopra and her mother Dr. Madhu Chopra. Since her father was an army man the family frequently moved. As a result Priyanka also studied in different places. She schooled at the La Martiniere Girl’s School in Lucknow. After this the actress studied in Newton North high School in Massachusetts and then the North Delta High School in North Delta. She then returned to India and completed her further education at Army School in Rae Bareilly.

In her years outside the country she recalled her days in the country as those of a culture shock.  According to her she would never eat at cafeteria because she never knew how to line up in a cue and pay money. So to be avoid be branded an idiot she used to eat from a vending machine.  Although at that age itself Priyanka actively involved herself in community service by raising funds for the destitute. Apart from that she participated in several theatre productions, and studied Western classical, chorus and choir singing, as well as Kathak dance. When she returned to India, and complete her class 10 she aspired to become a clinical psychologist.

She attended the Jai Hind College and left college abruptly to take part in the Miss World Pageant in 2000. Prior to this she came second in the Femina Miss India competition. She won that years Pageant. The judges were impressed by her speech in mankind and charity and especially the admiration that she expressed towards Mother Teresa efforts. That year  Indian one all three of the pageants of the year that is the Miss World, Miss Universe and Miss Asia Pacific titles.

Priyanka Chopra Film Career- Priyanka Chopra started her film career down south with the film Thamizham (2002) Tamil alongside actor Vijay.  The film raked average returns at the box office. In this film Priyanka acted and at the same time also lent her voice for the song “Ullathai Killathe”. She appeared in her first Bollywood Film the Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003) opposite Sunny Deol and Priety Zinta. This film went to be the third highest grosser in the calendar year 2003. Later in the same years she starred opposite the Akshay Kumar and Lara Dutta that did not do that well at the box office. The films that followed in 2004 that include Plan, Kismat and Asambhav failed at the box office and did little to consolidate the actress as one of the best and the most after in the industry.

In 2005, four of the six films (Blackmail, Karam, Yakeen, and Barsaat) did poorly at the box office. However Films like Waqt: A race against time and Bluff master did considerably well at the box office.  Contrary to the setbacks and the disappointments and the failure of films Priyanka did well with her films in 2006.  She starred in Krish with Hrithik Roshan and Don with Shah Rukh. Both these films did considerably well at the box office.  She was also noticed and appreciated for roles in these films. 2007 was also not a good years as far as commercial success was concerned both the actresses films Salaam-e-Ishq and Big Brother, fared averagely at the box office.

The same story of 2004 followed the actress in 2008 and her four of films (Love Story 2050, God Tussi Great Ho, Chamku and Drona) fared poorly at the box office. Critics were pessimistic in terms of her last film Fashion. The film was an offbeat story. However Priyanka essayed one of her best performances to date in this film. She essayed the role of Meghna Mathur an ambitious model. The film tracked the whole story about the world of fashion. Priyanka starred in the movie in terms of her looks, attitude and the way she carried herself. Her last Film of the year ‘Dostana’ starring John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan also did well at the box office.

In 2009, she vowed her audiences with 12 different roles but the film did not that well however Priyanka was appreciated for character and the depth and spirit she rendered to each role avoiding even the slightest resemblance. In the same year she also delivered a fitting rendition to the character of  Sweety  in Vishal Bhardwaj Kaminey. The film did commercially well and also received critical acclaim. In 2010, Chopra appeared in Pyaar Impossible which was a disaster at the box office and later in Anjaana Anjaani opposite Ranbir Kapoor received a mixed response and the film was not accepted willingly by critics. 7 Khoon Maaf, was her first release of 2011.

The film failed to do much at the box-office but her performance was widely appreciated and she won a Filmfare Critics award for her role. Her other release of 2011 was Don 2 with Shah Rukh Khan did well at the box office. In 2012, she became the first Bollywood actress to be signed by Creative Artist Agencies a prominent agency for entertainment and sports. As per the contract this agency would handle the actresses Hollywood offers. The first for Priyanka in 2012 was Agneepath a remake of the 1990 classic. The film received commercial and critical success.

Her next film with Shahid Kapoor Teri Meri Kahani which received mixed response. The critics however praised Priyanka for her dexterity and the way she handled the many layers of her characters. Her latest Film Barfi was a superhit at the box office. As quoted by the actress this was probably one of the hardest roles she essayed on screen that of a autistic. This de glam heartfelt rendition of Jhilmil was appreciated by critics and  audiences alike.

Priyanka Chopra Music career- In her first film Priyanka acted and at the same time also lent her voice for the song “Ullathai Killathe”. She always expressed her desire for singing. n August 2011, Chopra signed a worldwide recording agreement with Universal Music Group, the World's leading Music Company, and DesiHits. As part of this global deal, she will release her debut album in North America with Desi Hits through Interscope Records, and in other international markets on Island Records UK . Her first album ‘In my City’ debuted NFL Network's Thursday Night Football. The song was released in India as well.

Priyanka Chopra Upcoming movies- Priyanka Chopra next film Deewana Main Deewana filmed four years is slated for release this year. She is presently filming for Krissh 2 that is slated for released next year. As per confirmed reports she has also signed for Apoorva Lakhia’s Janjeer and Ekta Kapoor’s Milan Takies.  

Priyanka Chopra Personal life- She takes pride in the fact that she has made her name for herself in the industry on her own. She is also indebted to her family that has continually supported her through thick and thin. She has been evasive and continues to be evasive about her personal life and however she has maintained a media friendly attitude. Stating that she would speak only when there is a need to do so. She loves dogs and hence has a dog by the name Brando.

Priyanka Chopra Charity- Chopra supports various charities including NDTV's Greenstone, an initiative to make people go eco-friendly and look into lack of electricity in multiple rural villages. She featured in an animated video alongside children to support the green cause. She was also involved in HELP! Telethon Concert to help raise money for the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake with other Bollywood stars. In 2010, Chopra joined hands with "Wave", a philanthropic organization that works for the cause of women. She has been given the onus of supporting them in realizing their mission, one of which is to set up schools. Recently the actress pledged her dedication towards women causes. In 2010 she was named  UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Priyanka Chopra Quotes-
•On senuality –“Sensuality is a state of the mind”
•On working with new directors –“I am very open to new directors.”
•On Destiny -I'm lucky. I don't know whether I'm deserving or not. All I know is that I work damn hard for everything. And God helps those who help themselves. Every day is like an exam. I believe destiny and hard work go hand in hand. I was studying to be an engineer when my mom and my brother sent my pictures for the Miss India contest. I didn't even know about it. If that isn't destiny, what is?”
•On her affinity towards cinema- “I don't come from a film background. I haven't learned anything about films or film-making. But I have a thirst to know everything about my profession. I want to learn about cinematography, about editing, about music recordings, about post-production. So when people in the know talk, I willingly listen. Also, I'm not scared of working 20 hours a day.”
•On choice of roles- “I want the audience to be surprised by my character all the time. I want them to keep guessing about my roles, so I am doing more of such films and when a new director comes with such subjects I jump for that.”
•What attracts her to men- “After the eyes, it's the feet. I like men with clean feet."
•About relationships- "I don't think there's only one love. In my opinion, evry relationship has something new to offer."
•On being in one’s zone- “I think everyone has her own comfort level. We all have our priorities and USPs. When you're young, you need to cash in on your assets, whatever they might be. If they can sleep peacefully after what they do, good for them. I wouldn't do such roles because I'm not comfortable doing them. If I wear a swimsuit my discomfort would show, and the whole sensuality bit would fall apart.”
•On selection of scripts- “I'm choosy because you have to see to believe what kind of scripts filmmakers come up with, they are hilariously silly! I can't imagine from where they think of such stories. At times like that, you almost feel that Hindi cinema hasn't moved for decades. Out of so many that I hear, there might be only one or two worth considering. There's no choice but to be choosy.”

Priyanka Chopra Controversies- Firstly Priyanka Chopra is remembered for her tiff with Salman Khan. The actors have not worked together after God Tussi Great Ho. Rumors mills were abuzz with rumors that  there was something brewing between actress and Akshay Kumar. So much so that the actor wife was unhappy with the news.  Priyanka is also known for her face off with actress Kareena Kapoor. The tiff started when the actress was cast in place of Kareena for Fashion.

Recently the actress was replaced in place of Piggy Chops in Bhansali's Raame Leela. The relationship with Shahid Kappor cannot be forgotten in particular that the two maintain close proximities with each other. Nevertheless all the long they have tight lipped and have stated that they are just friends. The media also stated to be the reason for misunderstandings between Shah Rukh Khan and his wife  Gauri Khan.

Priyanka Chopra Latest News-
After the success of Barfi at the Box office the actress has asserted that she wants to do roles that are good and ably assert her as a complete actress. She asserted that irrespective of glam or degalm roles that actress feels that giving the best perfromance mattered more. PC also informed that she will being doing a special item number for the film 'Zanjeer' opposite Ram Charan Teja.

Priyanka Chopra Awards:

National Awards
2008- Best actress for the film Fashion

Filmfare Awards
Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for Andaaz (2003)
Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for Aitraaz (2004)
Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Fashion
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for 7 Khoon Maaf (2011)

Priyanka Chopra comes across as an actress that has a keen afinity towards films and she is intent on exploring her self more fully.


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