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Name: Priyanka Chopra
Age: 30 years
Birthday: 18th July, 1982
Marital status: Single
Awards: National Film Award for Best Actress; Filmfare Best Female Debut Award, Filmfare Best Villain Award, Filmfare Best Actress Award, Filmfare Critics Award.
Armed with long legs and the Miss World crown, Priyanka Chopra followed the precedent set by other beauty contest winners by joining the Bollywood bandwagon.
Priyanka was born in Jamshedpur and is fondly known as Mimi. Her father is Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and her mother is Dr. Madhu Chopra. She has a younger brother, Siddharth. Her father was in the army and thus her family moved quite frequently. She studied at the La Martiniere Girl’s School in Lucknow before re-locating to the United States of America. While there, she studied at the Newton North High School in Massachusetts and later in North Delta Senior Secondary School in North Delta. On returning back to India, she continued her schooling in the Army School at Bareilly. She began college at Jai Hind College in Mumbai but left after winning the Miss India World title. She went on to bring home the Miss World crown in 2000, becoming one of the five Indians to have won that title.
Chopra made her debut in the 2002 Tamil film Thamizhan. In 2003, she appeared in her first Bollywood film, opposite Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta, The Hero. Later that year she was seen along with Akshay Kumar and Lara Dutta in Andaaz. Her next few films released in 2004 like Plan, Kismat and Asambhav performed poorly at the box office. Later that year she appeared in romantic comedy Mujhse Shaadi Karogi opposite Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar. Her first negative character was in the film Aitraaz in the same year.
In 2005, Priyanka starred in six films. Her four films, Blackmail, Karam, Yakeen and Barsaat failed to do well at the box-office. But her other two releases, Waqt: The Race Against Time and Bluffmaster did decent business. In 2006, Chopra starred in two of the most successful films of the year, Krrish and Don. Her consequent releases in 2007, Salaam-e-Ishq and Big Brother, were flops.
In 2008, Chopra featured in six films. Her first four films, Love Story 2050, God Tussi Great Ho, Chamku and Drona, failed to do well. Chopra’s fifth release of the year, Fashion was a critical success. Her last release of that year was a romantic comedy Dostana, where she starred opposite Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham.
She wowed the audience in What’s Your Raashee?, where she was seen in twelve different looks, each representing a zodiac sign. In Kaminey, she did justice to her role as Sweety and was seen completely transformed into a Marathi girl. In 2010, Chopra appeared in Pyaar Impossible and later in Anjaana Anjaani opposite Ranbir Kapoor.
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.
In early 2012, she was seen opposite Hrithik Roshan in the super-hit fim Agneepath. Her upcoming films are Barfee and Teri Meri Kahaani.