Priyanka Chopra, born 18 July 1982, is an Indian film actress, singer and songwriter. She won the Miss India and Miss World pageants in 2000 before beginning her film career. Chopra has received various awards for her performances, 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. The following year, she starred in The Hero, her first Bollywood release, and followed it with the box office hit Andaaz. She earned critical praise for her portrayal of a seductress in the 2004 thriller Aitraaz, and subsequently played the female lead in several commercially successful films. Her portrayal of a troubled model in the 2008 drama, Fashion, earned her wide critical acclaim and won her the National Film Award for Best Actress and the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. She was later noted for showing versatility with different character types, and being unafraid to take on challenging and unglamorous roles, while also appearing in several blockbuster films.
Chopra has also performed in television and stage shows, has written columns in India's national newspapers, and is active in charity work. She is regarded as one of most popular and attractive celebrities in India, and has many endorsement deals. In 2011, she signed a worldwide recording contract with Universal Music Group and DesiHits to record and release her first studio album. Her debut single, In My City, was released in September 2012 and was commercially successful in India.
All you need to know about Priyanka Chopra
If there is one thing that the sassy actor Priyanka Chopra understands, it is competition, and how to win the rat race. This quality has made her an actor who has managed to stay at the top, and even branch out to do other things like singing, while her contemporaries either fade away or continue doing the same stuff. And the pretty actor showed how competitive she can get by adding some bewildering roles to her filmography. If you are not yet awestruck by this brazen actor we take you a step closer to her persona.
Zodiac Sign: Cancer.
Nicknames: PC, Piggy Chops.
Official Twitter: @priyankachopra
Claim to Fame: Miss World 2000.
Most Famous Dialogue: 7 Khoon Maaf - “And this time – I’m going to drink his blood!”
Fashion – Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion was a take on the dark side of the Fashion industry. This was one film that made heads turn around and acknowledge PeeCee. This was one movie that made Priyanka rank among the top notch brigade of actresses in B’town.
Barfi -- The movie that made its way to Oscars has Piggy Chops essaying a role of an autistic girl to utmost perfection.
7 Khoon Maaf – Adaption of the Ruskin Bond’s short story, ‘Susanna’s Seven Husbands’, Vishal Bhardwaj’s 7 Khoon Maaf can be considered as PeeCee’s most flawless work so far. She was utterly believable and sympathetic, managing to emote well, in spite of the not-so-believable ageing makeup used towards the end.
Alleged affair with Akshay Kumar:
During the shooting of Aitraaz, rumors doing the rounds would have you believe that Akshay Kumar was having an affair with Priyanka. The two denied these reports in the media, but Akshay reportedly vowed to keep his distance from Priyanka, and the two have since maintained that distance.
Alleged affair with Shah Rukh Khan:
Recent rumours would also have you believe that Priyanka Chopra had an affair with co-star Shah Rukh Khan, although both of them have vehemently denied this.
Fall-out with Karan Johar:
Post the SRK affair rumours, Karan Johar and Priyanka shared cold vibes for some reason, and soon after, Karan lashed out at her on Twitter. They (supposedly) aren’t on talking terms to date.
On-again-off-again relationship with Shahid Kapoor:
PC and Shahid Kapoor had reportedly gotten close during the shooting of Kaminey, and seemed to have been dating for a bit. Neither of the two openly confirmed these rumours, and the two repeatedly followed and unfollowed each other on Twitter, leading to even more speculation.
Priyanka was selected at the state level for the National Opus Honour Choir.
While shooting for a song in Waqt, she stepped on a live wire and received a shock. She was hospitalized for a day.
She turned down Umrao Jaan to work on Bluffmaster.