Priyanka Chopra an Indian film actress and singer
Priyanka Chopra was born 18th July 1982 to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra. 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 USA. Having completed tenth grade in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, she decided to become a software Engineer or a Criminal Psychologist. Priyanka Chopra is an Indian film actress and singer, and the winner of the Miss World pageant of 2000. Priyanka Chopra is one of the most popular actresses in Bollywood. In 2002, she first appeared in the Tamil song 'Thamizhan' and in 2003 made her Bollywood debut with the movie 'The Hero: Love Story of a Spy' as a supporting actress. She performed her first lead role in the movie Andaaz(2003). She is one of the rare beauties who is fond of bike and is proud owner of a pink Harley Davidson. She was recently seen in Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do.
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. She aims for the stars after completing her education. She is a movie buff and would love to join the galaxy if a good offer comes.
In the Chopra family, consisting of her dad, Dr. Ashok, and mom, Dr. Madhu (nee Akhauri), and has one younger brother. Her dad is Punjabi-speaking, while her mom is a Malayali from Bihar. As a child, she suffered from Asthma and was very close to her dad. Her family affectionately called her "Mimi".
While she was born in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, she also spent her childhood in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh as well as in Lucknow, where she was enrolled in the La Martiniere Girls' School. These frequent re-locations took place as Ashok was a doctor in the Indian Army. She subsequently re-located to the U.S., where she studied in Newton's Newton North High School and then in Cedar Rapid's John F. Kennedy High School in Massachusetts and Iowa, respectively.
In 2000, she returned to India and enrolled in Jai Hind College and Basant Singh Institute of Science in Churchgate, Bombay, but had to leave abruptly as she was crowned Miss India. She was subsequently crowned Miss World in the same year - a year which proved to be a year for Indian Beauty Queens - as Lara Dutta and Dia Mirza were also crowned Miss Universe and Miss Asia Pacific, respectively. Ironically, beauty pageants are banned in India's conservative state, Uttar Pradesh.
After completing her responsibilities as a Beauty Queen, she first appeared on the tinsel screen in India in a Tamil movie Thamizhan (2002).
She made her debut in Bollywood with The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003) in 2002, and then went on to act in over 28 movies, as well as lent her voice as a playback singer in Barsaat (2005). She has won 11 awards to date for her performance in Andaaz (2003), Aitraaz (2004), The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) & Krrish (2006).
As of June 2007, she is involved in the filming of 'Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam', 'Kajri', The Legend of Drona (2008), 'London Dreams', 'Qurbani', 'Chamki Chameli', Love Story 2050 (2008), amongst others.