Priyanka Chopra
Indian actress
Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra, born 18 July 1982, is an Indian film actress, singer, and songwriter. She became known as Miss India and Miss World in 2000 before beginning her film acting career. Chopra has received various awards for her acting, including a National Film Award for Best Actress and Filmfare Awards in four distinct categories. Chopra made her acting debut in 2002 with the Tamil film Thamizhan.
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Priyanka Chopra Speaks Out on Trump Immigration Ban
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"Quantico" actress joins other stars speaking out against the temporary ban.
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Priyanka Chopra Is Peachy Keen at People's Choice Awards - Hollywood Reporter
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Hollywood Reporter Priyanka Chopra Is Peachy Keen at People's Choice Awards Hollywood Reporter The Event: The People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where Jennifer Lopez, Blake Lively and Sarah Jessica Parker were among the ceremony's attendees. Why It Matters: Chopra's latest public appearance comes shortly after the ... Get Your Hands on Ruby Rose's People's Choice Awards Lipstick Before It Sells Out — All the Details!Us Weekly TV Ratings: People's Choice Awards Sag, 'Speechless' WinsVariety People's Choice Awards 2017: What you missedCNN Entertainment Tonight -Vanity Fair -PerezHilton.com -The Detroit News all 546 news articles »
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Priyanka Chopra Thanks Fans for Support After 'Minor Incident' on Set
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Actress tweets that she's looking forward to getting back to work soon.
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2017 Golden Globes Gift Lounges
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In honor of the Golden Globe Awards that occurred on Sunday, January 8, 2017, GBK and The Secret Room Events held their annual gift lounges in honor of the nominees and presenters. Below is a sampling of what guests received. GBK's PRE-GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS CELEBRITY LOUNGE held At The P in Hollywood. Accessories include watches by Jiusko USA, sunglasses by Drew Barrymore's Flower Eyewear and vegan shoes by Guilty Soles. LifeCell Skin Care handed out their anti-aging products while Barbar Hair tools debuted its new mini cordless flat-iron that comes with a USB port for easy, on-the-go charging. Tweezerman International presented guests with his and her gift sets including slant tweezers, eye-lash curlers, shaving brushes and nail clippers. Celebs could also get their brows shaped on the spot. Swimline and Solstice Watersports, makers of larger-than-life inflatable pool products gave out its newest pool toy, a 75" tall Golden Goose in honor of the Golden Globes. NIMA Sports g ...
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'Quantico' Star Priyanka Chopra Suffered 'Minor Incident' on Set
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The actress had to be rushed to the hospital in New York City.
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Priyanka Chopra resting at home after a "minor incident" on the set of her TV show, 'Quantico'
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Actress Priyanka Chopra is resting at home after a "minor incident" on the set of her hit TV show, 'Quantico.' Simon Thompson reports.
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The 'Stranger Things' Kids Took Selfies With ALL The Stars At The Golden Globes
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The youngest cast members of “Stranger Things” are A-list stars in their own right. But even they couldn’t resist being star-struck during Sunday’s 2017 Golden Globe Awards. Millie Bobby Brown, who plays the beloved Eleven in the Golden Globe-nominated Netflix show, took full advantage of her own star power to get the most epic collection of celebrity selfies during the awards weekend. She snagged photos with more than 30 stars in the past few days, including Pharrell Williams, Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Jonah Hill, Priyanka Chopra, Ryan Gosling, two of the three Jonas brothers and Blake Lively, to name a few. We’re not sure who’s more lucky ― Brown or the celebs who had the opportunity to take a picture with the talented 12-year-old? this has been the most incredible and overwhelming few days of my life! I cannot believe I had the chance to meet these amazing actors. Congratulations to all the winners last night and a special shoutout to @thecrownnetflix bringing ...
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The Best Looks From The 2017 Golden Globes Red Carpet
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Everything You Need To Know Before Sunday's Golden Globes, Including Who Will Win
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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); It’s Golden Globe weekend! Here’s everything you need to know. How do I watch? Catch the Golden Globes live at 8 p.m. EST on NBC Sunday. E!’s red-carpet special, hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Ryan Seacrest, begins at 6 p.m. NBC’s airs at 7 p.m. The awards take place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Who is hosting? Jimmy Fallon, who has teased potential Donald Trump cracks despite rustling the president-elect’s hair like an old chum during Trump’s ...
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Priyanka Chopra Lands A Huge Gig With Pantene
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Priyanka Chopra induces hair envy the world over, and now she’s taking her talents to an extremely fitting new job.   Pantene announced Tuesday that the “Quantico” star is the brand’s newest global ambassador, making her one more strong woman representing their “Strong is Beautiful” campaign.  Chopra currently serves as a UNICEF global Goodwill Ambassador as well as a Girl Up champion, helping the United Nations program “raise awareness and funds... that provide girls around the world with life-changing opportunities like the chance to go to school, see a doctor and stay safe from violence.” She said in a statement that the partnership with Pantene is a natural fit.  “We BOTH believe that strong is beautiful and that every woman deserves glorious moments to pursue her dreams and to shine,” she said.  The Indian actress/singer/activist joins UFC’s Ronda Rousey, who partnered with Pantene on Dec. 7, and Selena Gomez, who’s been on board since 2015. Chopra will appear across ...
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Prince William Issues Statement in Support of Prince Harry and Meghan - Vanity Fair
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Vanity Fair Prince William Issues Statement in Support of Prince Harry and Meghan Vanity Fair In early November, Kensington Palace issued a statement on Prince Harry's behalf that both confirmed his relationship with actress Meghan Markle and asked for privacy and respect. The Palace rarely issues statements about Prince William and Harry's ... Prince Harry's Girlfriend Meghan Markle Hangs Out With Priyanka Chopra as Prince William Denies DisapprovalCBS 8 San Diego Prince William Didn't Disapprove of Prince Harry's Statement on Meghan Markle RelationshipJust Jared Prince William Denies That He Disapproved of Prince Harry's Meghan Markle StatementUs Weekly Daily Mail -The Inquisitr -New Zealand Herald -Pedestrian TV all 138 news articles »
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This Is How Celebrities Are Celebrating Thanksgiving In 2016
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It’s that time of year again! The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is a time for us to be thankful for all the things we hold near and dear to us. It’s also a time for us to stuff our faces with as much turkey and stuffing as we can eat while sitting through inevitable conversations about politics. (But hey, we say it’s time to Make Thanksgiving Awkward Again.)  Of course, the holidays aren’t just for us regular folk. Hollywood’s biggest stars also get in on the festive action.  From Gwyneth Paltrow to Eva Longoria, here’s a look at how some of our favorite stars spent their Turkey Day: Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin and their kids have a sweet reunion.  Here is to reunions, togetherness, family, and love love love. Happy thanksgiving eve, everyone. Love, gp A photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on Nov 23, 2016 at 4:27pm PST Lucy Hale prepared to eat herself “into oblivion.” Bye Australia you were so pretty! But it's ...
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'Quantico' Star Did What Anyone Would Do After Cuddling Rescue Puppies
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Priyanka Chopra is a model, singer, former Miss World and Bollywood superstar who has made a big splash on American television as the star of the ABC drama “Quantico.”  But at the end of the day, she gets just as weak as the rest of the us at the sight of a sweet, cuddly puppy. Chopra was surprised with a bundle of rescue pups during a BuzzFeed interview filmed on Veteran’s Day. After playing with the four dogs the entire time, she ended up adopting one ― a brown furball she later named Diana.  So @animalleague and @buzzfeed made my day so bright with these beautiful rescue puppies.. Should this one be mine? She kept snuggling into my arms.. Like she needed to be protected.. A photo posted by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on Nov 11, 2016 at 2:14pm PST “I’ve been waiting to get a puppy because my dog is a cocker spaniel, and he’s back home in Mumbai with my mom and I really, really miss him,” Chopra said in the video. “But he ...
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WATCH: Priyanka Chopra Talks Successes in Hollywood and Bollywood, Body Image
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The "Quanitco" star stopped by "The View" to discuss the show and life in Hollywood.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Priyanka Chopra
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 33
    In 2016, she received the People's Choice Award for "Favourite Actress In A New TV Series" for Quantico, making her the first South Asian actress to win a People's Choice Award.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, she was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, by the Government of India. As featured artist Other appearances
    In 2016, Time named her one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" and also featured on the cover of the issue.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, Forbes named her the eight-highest-paid TV actress in the world. Chopra was declared queen of brand endorsements in India, ranking second in on the list of brand ambassadors of 2008 (only after Shah Rukh Khan) in a survey conducted by TAM AdEx. The following year, she was named "India's top brand endorser" by the same agency, becoming the first woman to top the endorsement charts in India. Manish Porwal of Alchemist Talent Solutions said in 2012 that Chopra was a stable and dependable brand endorser, and many brands renewed their contract with her.
    In February 2016, Chopra presented the award for Best Film Editing at the 88th Academy Awards.
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    In addition, she is producing two regional language films under her production company Purple Pebble Pictures - the Marathi film Ventilator, and untitled Punjabi film, both of which are scheduled to release in 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Chopra's main vocal influence was her father, who she said was "an incredible singer", and helped develop her interest in singing. She used her vocal talent early in her pageantry career. Her first recording, the song "Ullathai Killathe" in the Tamil film Thamizhan (2002), was made at the urging of her director and co-star, Vijay (who had noticed her singing on the set). She declined to sing playback for "Tinka Tinka" in her film Karam (2005), preferring to concentrate on her acting career, but later sang the song live on the television programme Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Chopra recorded an unreleased song for Bluffmaster! (2005). In August 2011, Universal Music Group signed Chopra to a worldwide recording agreement with DesiHits. The deal indicated that her first studio album would be released by Interscope Records in North America and by Island Records elsewhere. Her first song as a playback singer in Bollywood was "Chaoro" from Mary Kom (2014).
    In 2016, she starred as a police officer in Prakash Jha's social drama Jai Gangaajal.
    More Details Hide Details Chopra has several projects at the various stages of production. She is currently filming the second season of Quantico in the New York City. Chopra has completed her work on the action comedy Baywatch, directed by Seth Gordon, co-starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, and Alexandra Daddario, in which she plays the main antagonist.
    She has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award, and five Filmfare Awards, and was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, by the Government of India in 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 32
    In 2015, Chopra appeared in The Huffington Posts "100 Most Influential Women on Twitter" list, where she was named the most influential Indian woman on Twitter.
    More Details Hide Details Among Chopra's film awards are a National Film Award for Best Actress for Fashion (2008) and five Filmfare Awards: Best Female Debut for Andaaz (2003), Best Performance in a Negative Role for Aitraaz (2004), Best Actress for Fashion (2008), Critics Award for Best Actress for 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), and Best Supporting Actress for Bajirao Mastani (2015).
    In 2015, People featured her as one of the "Most Intriguing People of the Year".
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    In an article published in January 2015, she expressed her views on diversity and being a global citizen.
    More Details Hide Details Chopra has been described by the critics as one of the most talented actresses in Bollywood. Analysing Chopra's career highlights, Bollywood Hungama noted: "Despite a career that has seen a constant flip-flop the performer in her has seen a constant growth with every passing year." After playing strong characters in a series of films, she gained recognition for her versatility in portraying a range of unconventional roles, leading CNN-IBN to describe her "as one of the most powerful actresses in the current lot and someone who doesn't shy away from experimenting with roles within the realms of popular cinema". The Times of India called her a "game changer" and added that she "made the age-old demarcation between a hero and heroine redundant and one can easily describe her as a Shero". In 2012, film critic Subhash K. Jha labelled her "the best actress in the post-Sridevi generation" and listed her character in Barfi! as being "one of the finest inwardly ravaged characters in Bollywood." Chopra has often featured on Rediff.com's annual listing of "Bollywood's Best Actresses", and was featured in their list of "Top 10 Actresses of 2000–2010".
  • 2014
    Age 31
    In late 2014, Chopra began writing a monthly column, "Pret-a-Priyanka", for "Elle.com".
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    In December 2014, Chopra wrote an op-ed for The New York Times titled "What Jane Austen Knew" about the importance of education for girls.
    More Details Hide Details She praised and quoted Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, and described how her desire to help others was triggered when, at just nine years old, she joined her parents while they volunteered their spare time to offer modern health care to the rural poor.
    In a July 2014 article published in The Guardian, she criticised female genital mutilation and child marriage.
    More Details Hide Details She wrote: "These practices violate the fundamental rights of girls and women, and hold back social and economic development that would benefit children, communities and countries. Child marriage and FGM destroy childhoods, disrupt schooling, leave girls at higher risk of dying from pregnancy-related causes, and contribute to a cycle of poverty."
    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi selected Chopra as one of his nine nominees called "Navratna" in 2014 for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a national cleanliness campaign by the Government of India.
    More Details Hide Details She lent her support to the campaign by cleaning and rehabilitating a garbage-laden neighbourhood in Mumbai, and urged people to maintain the cleanliness. In 2015, she voiced People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA's) life-size robotic elephant named "Ellie", who visited schools across the United States and Europe to educate kids about elephants and captivity, and to urge people to boycott circuses. In 2007, Chopra was on the judges' panel of the Miss India pageant. She stated, "Miss India will always remain special. That's where it all started for me. And maybe that's where it would've ended if I hadn't won the crown." She also served as a judge at Miss World 2009. In 2010, she hosted the third season of the reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi on the Colors channel, taking over from previous host Akshay Kumar. According to contestants, in hosting the series, Chopra had "transformed into quite a whip-wielding dictator", relentlessly pushing the contestants to work. She performed most of her own stunts, adamant to prove that she could rival Akshay Kumar, who had hosted the previous two seasons. The opening ratings of the show topped those of the two previous seasons. The show was praised by critics, and earned her the Indian Telly Award for Most Impactful Debut on Television. She visited Jawan troops in Tenga, in eastern India, for a special episode of the NDTV show Jai Jawan celebrating the 60th anniversary of India's independence.
    In 2014, Chopra played the lead female role in Yash Raj Films's romantic action drama Gunday directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, alongside Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Irrfan Khan.
    More Details Hide Details She portrayed Nandita, a cabaret dancer in Calcutta. Set in the 1970s, the film tells the story of two best friends, who fall in love with Chopra's character. Gunday proved to be a box-office success, grossing over worldwide. She next featured in Mary Kom, a biographical film of the five time world boxing champion and Olympic bronze medalist Mary Kom. To prepare for the role, she spent time with Kom and received four months of boxing training. The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, received positive reviews from critics, and her performance received critical acclaim. Namrata Joshi from Outlook felt that Chopra's sincere and earnest performance brings out Kom's "determination as well as her vulnerabilities, and insecurities", and Indo-Asian News Service wrote "Priyanka expresses every shade of her character with a pitch-perfect bravado. The actress controls curbs and quantifies every component of her character's personality without losing that basic element of spontaneity." Mary Kom emerged as a major commercial success, with revenues of at the box-office. Chopra won the Screen Award for Best Actress, the Producers Guild Film Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and received another nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for the film.
  • 2013
    Age 30
    In July 2013, Chopra released her second single "Exotic" featuring American rapper Pitbull, along with its music video. "Exotic" debuted at number 16 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs and number 11 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Songs chart in the 27 July 2013 issue.
    More Details Hide Details The single also entered at number 74 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart. "Exotic" debuted at number 44 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart and peaked at number 12. Her third single, a cover of Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me" was released in April 2014. The song's accompanying video was released around the same time. The song peaked at number 28 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. Chopra supports various causes related to the girl child through her foundation "The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education", which works towards providing support to unprivileged children across the country in the areas of Education and Health. She donates ten percent of her earnings to fund the foundation’s operations, and pays for educational and medical expenses for seventy children in India, fifty among whom are girls. She often speaks out on women's issues: against female infanticide and foeticide, and in support of education for girls. A believer in feminism, Chopra has always been vocal about women's rights, gender equality, and gender pay inequality.
    In 2013, she lent her voice to the character of Ishani, the reigning Pan-Asian champion from India and the love interest of the main protagonist in the Disney Animation Studios's film Planes, a spinoff of Pixar's Cars franchise.
    More Details Hide Details Chopra, a fan of Disney films, had fun voicing the character saying "The closest I could come to being a Disney princess, I think, was Ishani". The film was a commercial success, grossing approximately US$240 million worldwide. She played an NRI girl in the Apoorva Lakhia's bilingual action drama Zanjeer (Thoofan in Telugu), a remake of the 1973 Hindi film of the same name, which met with poor reactions from critics and was unsuccessful at the box office. Chopra next reprised her role of Priya in Rakesh Roshan's Krrish 3 - a sequel to the 2006 superhero film Krrish - with Hrithik Roshan, Vivek Oberoi and Kangana Ranaut. The film earned positive reviews though critics opined that Chopra's role in the film was small. Writing for Daily News and Analysis, Sarita A Tanwar commented that "Priyanka is saddled with a role that doesn't do her justice. She deserved a meatier role." The feature became a box office success, earning over worldwide, to become Chopra's biggest commercial success till date and her fourth major hit in the last two years. She also appeared in an item number titled "Ram Chahe Leela" for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela. The song, which took four days to rehearse, saw Chopra execute a contemporary mujra, that incorporated complicated dance steps.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 29
    In August 2012 she wrote a column published in The Times of India titled "No woman in Mumbai feels safe any longer", discussing the murder of 25-year-old Pallavi Purkayastha, whom she met while working on Don.
    More Details Hide Details In the article, Chopra expressed her views about the safety of women in cities. She wrote: "The magnitude of this crime can perhaps only truly be understood by a woman. It has much larger ramifications. We can't allow this to happen. We have to, in whichever way we can, ensure that what happened with Pallavi does not happen again. We need to remind ourselves that we women today are a vital contributor to the growth of the new India."
    In 2012, she performed at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai in the opening ceremony of the fifth season of cricket's Indian Premier League with Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Katy Perry.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, she performed at Dubai Festival City's Ahlan Bollywood Concert with other Bollywood stars such as Salman Khan and Sophie Choudry. Chopra began writing an opinion column, "The Priyanka Chopra Column", for the Hindustan Times in 2009. She wrote a total of fifty columns for the newspaper. She said after her first year of writing: "I'm a private person and never thought that I could express my feelings. But strangely enough, whenever I sat down to write this column, my inner most thoughts came to the fore." In March 2009, she met several readers who had submitted feedback on her weekly column. She continued to write sporadically for newspapers.
    To promote organ donation, Chopra pledged to donate her own organs after death and was co-keynote speaker at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Bollywood-themed 20th-anniversary celebration of its liver-transplant programme in 2012.
    More Details Hide Details She donated to Nanavati hospital to build a cancer ward. The ward, which is named after her late father, was inaugurated by her in 2013. The same year, she provided voice-over in English and Hindi for the documentary film Girl Rising for the organisation of the same name. She was invited as one of the speakers alongside Gordon Brown, Steve Wozniak, Bill Clinton, and Charlie Baker for the 50th anniversary of the World Leaders Conference at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston. She spoke about women empowerment through education, discussing inequality and the challenges of education for women, and received a standing ovation for her speech. Chopra also lent her voice to a music video of John Lennon's "Imagine". The video featuring her along with other singers, including Katy Perry, and The Black Eyed Peas was created as part of a global campaign by UNICEF to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
    In 2012 Chopra spoke at the launch of Awakening Youth, an anti-addiction programme.
    More Details Hide Details Chopra is a supporter of environmental charities and is brand ambassador for NDTV Greenathon, an initiative to support eco-friendliness and provide solar power to rural villages without electricity supplies. She appeared with children in an animated video to support the cause, and removed rubbish from the banks of the Yamuna river in Agra to increase awareness of environmental issues. During the third and fourth editions of Greenathon, She adopted up to seven villages to provide with a regular supply of electricity. She adopted a tigress in 2011 and a lioness in 2012 at the Birsa biological park, paying for both animals' upkeep for a year.
    In December 2012, she received three nominations: Best Female Artist, Best Song and Best Video (for "In My City") at the World Music Awards.
    More Details Hide Details She also received the Trailblazer Award from the South Asian Media, Marketing and Entertainment Association for becoming the first Bollywood actor to win a major record deal in the U.S. Chopra was also a featured artist on "Erase", an EDM song produced by the American DJ and producer duo The Chainsmokers.
    In October 2012, the single won her the Best International Debut award at the People's Choice Awards India.
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    Her first single, "In My City", debuted in the US on 13 September 2012 in a TV spot for the NFL Network's Thursday Night Football, 12 hours after the full song debuted in India; a shortened version of the song was used to open each show of the season. "In My City" features rapper will.i.am; according to Chopra, a co-writer, the song was inspired by her unsettled childhood and her journey from a small-town girl to a celebrity. "In My City" trended at number one on Twitter several minutes after release.
    More Details Hide Details The song received mixed reviews from critics, and was a commercial success in India; it sold more than 130,000 copies in its first week, topped the Hindi pop chart and was certified triple platinum. In the United States the single was unsuccessful, with 5,000 digital downloads in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan, and did not receive radio play.
    In July 2012, Chopra became the first Bollywood star signed by Creative Artists Agency, an entertainment and sports agency based in Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details Travelling to the United States to work on her album, Chopra collaborated with Sam Watters, Matthew Koma and Jay Sean. The album will be produced by RedOne.
    Anurag Basu's Barfi!, with Ranbir Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz, was her final appearance of 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Set in the 1970s, the film tells the story of three people, two of whom are physically disabled. Chopra played Jhilmil Chatterjee, an autistic woman who falls in love with a deaf, mute man (Kapoor). Rituparno Ghosh, an acclaimed director, considered it a "very, very brave" role to accept given how demanding it is for an actor to convincingly portray a woman with autism. To prepare for the role, Chopra visited several mental institutions and spent time with autistic people. The film received rave reviews from film critics and was a major commercial success, earning worldwide. Chopra received unanimous praise for her portrayal, which several reviewers regarded as her best performance at that time. The Indo-Asian News Service review said, "Priyanka Chopra as the autistic Jhilmil steals the show from Ranbir, if that's possible. Her inherent glamorous personality simply disappears into her character. We don't see the actress on screen at all! We see only Jhilmil who reminds us in a very pleasant way of Sridevi in Sadma. This is one of the most flawless interpretations of a physical-psychological disability seen on celluloid." Pratim D. Gupta of The Telegraph noted Ranbir and Priyanka turn in two of the finest performances seen on the Indian screen. Chopra received Best Actress nominations at the Filmfare, Screen, IIFA and Producers Guild Film Awards. The film was screened at the Busan and Marrakech International Film Festivals, and was chosen as India's entry for the 85th Academy Awards.
    Chopra's first film of 2012 was Karan Malhotra's action drama Agneepath, in which she starred with Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt and Rishi Kapoor.
    More Details Hide Details Produced by Karan Johar, the film is a remake of his father's 1990 production of the same name. In one of several accidents to happen during production, Chopra's lehenga (a traditional skirt) caught fire while filming a sequence for an elaborate Ganpati festival song. She featured as Kaali Gawde, Roshan's loquacious love interest in the film. Mayank Shekhar noted how much Chopra stood out in the male-dominated film. Agneepath broke Bollywood's highest opening-day earnings record, and had a worldwide gross of. Chopra next co-starred with Shahid Kapoor in Kunal Kohli's romance, Teri Meri Kahaani. The film relates the stories of three unconnected couples (each played by Kapoor and Chopra), born in different eras. The film opened to mixed reactions from critics, but Chopra's performance was generally well received.
  • 2011
    Age 28
    She was named "India's Best-Dressed Woman of the Year" by People in 2011, and Maxim selected her twice (2011 and 2013) as "Hottest Girl of the Year".
    More Details Hide Details In 2012, she was declared the most influential Indian on the social-media circuit in a survey conducted by Pinstorm.
    She starred as a femme fatale in her first film of 2011, Vishal Bhardwaj's black comedy 7 Khoon Maaf.
    More Details Hide Details Based on the short story "Susanna's Seven Husbands" by Ruskin Bond, 7 Khoon Maaf centres on Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes, an Anglo-Indian woman (played by Chopra) who murders her seven husbands in an unending quest for love. The film and her performance received acclaim from critics. Nikhat Kazmi remarked, "7 Khoon Maaf would undoubtedly end up as a milestone in Priyanka Chopra's career graph. The actor displays exquisite command over a complex character that is definitely a first in Indian cinema." Aniruddha Guha of Daily News and Analysis wrote: "Priyanka Chopra takes on a character that most of her contemporaries would shy away from and enacts it in a way that only she possibly can. For a woman with as many shades as Susanna, Chopra gets a crack at a role of a lifetime and she sparkles like never before." Chopra's performance earned her the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress and a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress, the IIFA Award for Best Actress, the Screen Award for Best Actress, and the Producers Guild Film Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
  • 2010
    Age 27
    In 2010, Chopra starred with Uday Chopra in Jugal Hansraj's unremarkable romantic comedy Pyaar Impossible! as Alisha, a beautiful college girl (and later a working mother) who falls in love with a nerdy boy.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, she co-starred with Ranbir Kapoor in Siddharth Anand's romantic comedy Anjaana Anjaani. The film, set in New York and Las Vegas, follows the story of two strangers, both trying to commit suicide, who eventually fall in love with each other. The film was a moderate commercial success, and her performance received mixed reviews from critics. Sarita Tanwar of Mid Day wrote, "Priyanka Chopra is at her casual and spontaneous best. She embraces the character completely and makes it totally believable", while Anupama Chopra dismissed her acting as "artificial".
  • 2008
    Age 25
    In 2008, Chopra starred opposite Harman Baweja in his father's Love Story 2050.
    More Details Hide Details Chopra played a double role, so she coloured her hair twice; once red to portray the girl from the future and then black for the girl of the past. Her performance was poorly received; Rajeev Masand was unimpressed with Chopra's chemistry with her co-star, remarking that her character "fails to inspire either affection or sympathy". She next appeared in the comedy God Tussi Great Ho, portraying a TV anchor opposite Salman Khan, Sohail Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. The film was generally perceived to be plagiarised from the Hollywood comedy Bruce Almighty, although writer and director Rumi Jaffrey claimed it to be "a village folk tale about a Brahmin". Chopra next starred as a kindergarten teacher in Chamku opposite Bobby Deol and Irrfan Khan, and played the role of Sonia in Goldie Behl's fantasy superhero film Drona opposite Abhishek Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. Drona, widely criticised for its extensive use of special effects, marked Chopra's sixth film in succession which had failed at both the box-office and critically, although Sukanya Verma of Rediff.com stated that Chopra displayed convincing action heroine skills. Critics generally perceived at this time that her career was over.
  • 2007
    Age 24
    In 2007, Chopra had two leading roles.
    More Details Hide Details Her first film was Nikhil Advani's Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love, a romantic comedy in six chapters with an ensemble cast. She was featured opposite Salman Khan in the first chapter as Kamini, an item girl and aspiring actress who tries to land the lead role in a Karan Johar film with a publicity gimmick. Film critic Sukanya Verma praised her flair for comedy, especially her impressions of Meena Kumari, Nargis and Madhubala. Both Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love and her next film, Big Brother, proved unsuccessful at the domestic box-office.
  • 2006
    Age 23
    Chopra's final release of 2006 was Farhan Akhtar's action-thriller Don (a remake of the 1978 film of the same name), with Shah Rukh Khan.
    More Details Hide Details Chopra portrayed Roma (played by Zeenat Aman in the original film), who joins the underworld to avenge Don for killing her brother. Chopra received martial-arts training for her role in the movie, and performed her own stunts. The film was declared a box-office success in India and overseas, with revenues of. Raja Sen of Rediff.com found Chopra to be film's "big surprise"; he believed that Chopra convincingly portrayed Roma, "looking every bit the competent woman of action" and wrote "This is an actress willing to push herself, and has definite potential for screen magic. Not to mention a great smile."
    After starting 2006 with special appearances in three films, Chopra starred in Rakesh Roshan's superhero film Krrish (a sequel to the 2003 science-fiction film Koi...
    More Details Hide Details Mil Gaya). Co-starring with Hrithik Roshan, Rekha and Naseeruddin Shah, Chopra played a young television journalist who schemes to take advantage of an innocent young man with remarkable physical abilities, but eventually falls in love with him. The film was the second-highest-grossing film of the year in India and grossed over worldwide attaining a blockbuster status. Her next film was Dharmesh Darshan's romantic comedy Aap Ki Khatir, co-starring Akshaye Khanna, Ameesha Patel and Dino Morea. Neither the film nor Chopra's performance were well received. Sukanya Verma of Rediff.com stated that Chopra's portrayal of Anu was "erratically sketched" and that her character was never consistent: "first flaky, then cool, and later, sensitive".
  • 2005
    Age 22
    In 2005, Chopra appeared in six films.
    More Details Hide Details Her first two releases—Blackmail, and Karam—were commercially unsuccessful. Shilpa Bharatan-Iyer of Rediff.com considered Blackmail to be a very predictable film and believed that her role as a police commissioner's wife was very limited from an acting point of view. Her performance in Karam was better received, Subhash K. Jha wrote that Chopra "with her poised interpretation of high drama, flies high creating a character whose vulnerability and beauty are endorsed by both the inner and outer worlds created for her character." Later that year Chopra played the wife of Akshay Kumar in Vipul Amrutlal Shah's family drama Waqt: The Race Against Time, the story of a small businessman (played by Amitabh Bachchan) who, hiding his illness, wants to teach his irresponsible son some lessons before he dies. During production, Chopra revisited Leh, a favourite childhood haunt, for the shooting of the song "Subah Hogi". She suffered an accident during the filming for the song "Do Me A Favour Let's Play Holi" when she electrocuted herself, spending a day recovering in hospital. The film was well received by critics, and was a commercial success.
  • 2004
    Age 21
    In late 2004, she starred opposite Kumar and Kareena Kapoor in Abbas-Mustan's thriller Aitraaz.
    More Details Hide Details Chopra considers her first role as an antagonist, portraying Soniya Roy, an ambitious woman who accuses her employee of sexual harassment, as the "biggest learning experience of her career." The film was a critical and commercial success, and Chopra's performance received critical acclaim. Author Rini Bhattacharya credited her for bringing back the seductress to the silver screen. The Hindustan Times cited it as the film that changed her career significantly. A reviewer writing for the BBC said, "Aitraaz is Priyanka Chopra's film. As the deliciously wicked, gold digging, scheming seductress, she chews up every scene she is in with her magnetic screen presence." She won a Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role, becoming the second and final actress to win the award after Kajol (the category was discontinued in 2008). Chopra also received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress, and the Producers Guild Film Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
    Chopra's first three releases in 2004—Plan, Kismat, and Asambhav—performed poorly at the box-office.
    More Details Hide Details Chopra was typically cast during this earlier period as a "glamour quotient", in roles that were considered "forgettable" by film critic Joginder Tuteja. Later that year she starred with Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar in David Dhawan's romantic comedy Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, which became the third-highest-grossing film of the year in India and emerged as a major commercial success.
    She played the leading lady in the box-office hits Andaaz (2003) and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), and earned praise for her breakout role in the 2004 thriller Aitraaz.
    More Details Hide Details In 2006, Chopra established herself as a leading actress of Indian cinema with starring roles in the top-grossing productions Krrish and Don. Following a brief setback, she received critical acclaim for playing a troubled model in the drama Fashion (2008), which won her the National Film Award for Best Actress and the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Chopra subsequently gained recognition for her versatility in portraying a range of unconventional characters in the films Kaminey (2009), 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), Barfi! (2012), Mary Kom (2014), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), and Bajirao Mastani (2015), all of which garnered her critical acclaim and several accolades. In 2015, she began starring as Alex Parrish on the ABC thriller series Quantico, becoming the first South Asian woman to headline an American network series. In addition to her acting career, Chopra is noted for her philanthropic work, and was appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2010. She promotes various causes such as environment, health and education, and women's rights, and is particularly vocal about gender equality, and gender pay gap. Though she is reticent to discuss her personal life in public, her off-screen life is the subject of substantial media coverage. As a singer, she has released three singles. Chopra is also the founder of the production company Purple Pebble Pictures.
  • 2003
    Age 20
    In 2003, Chopra made her Bollywood film debut as the second female lead opposite Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta in Anil Sharma's The Hero: Love Story of a Spy.
    More Details Hide Details Set against the backdrop of the Indian Army in Kashmir, the film tells the story of an agent and his fight against terrorism. The Hero was one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films that year, but received mixed reviews from critics. Derek Elley from Variety said that "mega-looker Chopra makes a solid screen debut." Later that year she appeared in Raj Kanwar's box-office success Andaaz with Akshay Kumar, again sharing the female lead (this time with the debuting Lara Dutta). Chopra played a vivacious young girl who falls in love with Kumar's character. The Hindustan Times noted the glamour that she brought to the role; Kunal Shah of Sify praised her performance and stated she had "all the qualities to be a star." Her performance earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut (along with Dutta) and a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 19
    Her screen debut occurred in the 2002 Tamil film Thamizhan as the love interest of the protagonist, played by Vijay.
    More Details Hide Details A review published in The Hindu was appreciative of the film for its wit and dialogue, however it felt that Chopra's role was limited from an acting viewpoint.
  • 2000
    Age 17
    Chopra then went on to the Miss World pageant, where she was crowned Miss World 2000 and Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty - Asia & Oceania at the Millennium Dome in London on 30 November 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Chopra was the fifth Indian contestant to win Miss World, and the fourth to do so in seven years. She had enrolled in college, but left after winning the Miss World pageant. Chopra said that the Miss India and Miss World titles brought her recognition, and she then began receiving offers for film roles. Chopra has maintained a strong relationship with her family, including her younger brother, Siddharth, and lives in an apartment on the same floor as her family. She was especially close to her father, who died in June 2013; in 2012 she got a tattoo reading "Daddy's lil girl", in his handwriting. Having not come from a film background, she describes herself as a self-made woman. Her mother, a well-established gynaecologist in Bareilly, gave up her practice to support Chopra as she embarked upon a film career.
    Her mother then entered her in the Femina Miss India contest of 2000; she finished second, winning the Femina Miss India World title.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Born
    Priyanka Chopra was born on 18 July 1982 in Jamshedpur, Bihar (now in Jharkhand), to Ashok and Madhu Chopra, both physicians in the Indian Army.
    More Details Hide Details Her father was a Punjabi from Ambala, while her mother is from Jharkhand, she is the eldest daughter of Ms. Madhu Jyotsna Akhouri, a former member of Bihar Legislative Assembly, and Dr. Manohar Kishan Akhouri, a former Congress veteran. Chopra has a brother, Siddharth, who is seven years her junior and actresses Parineeti Chopra, Meera Chopra and Mannara are her cousins. Due to her parents' occupations the family relocated to a number of places in India, including Delhi, Chandigarh, Ambala, Ladakh, Lucknow, Bareilly, and Pune. Among the schools she attended were La Martiniere Girls' School in Lucknow and St. Maria Goretti College in Bareilly. In an interview published in Daily News and Analysis, Chopra said that she did not mind travelling regularly and changing schools; she welcomed it as a new experience and a way to discover India's multicultural society. Among the many places that she lived, Chopra has fond memories as a child of playing in the valleys of Leh, in the cold northwestern Indian desert region of Jammu and Kashmir. She has said, "I think I was in Class 4 when I was in Leh. My brother was just born. My dad was in the army and was posted there. I stayed in Leh for a year and my memories of that place are tremendous... We were all army kids there. We weren't living in houses, we were in bunkers in the valley and there was a stupa right on top of a hill which used to overlook our valley.
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