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Priyanka Chopra

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Priyanka Chopra (Hindi: प्रियंका चोपड़ा; born July 18, 1982) is an Indian actress and former Miss World. Before starting her acting career, she worked as a model and gained fame after winning the Miss World title in 2000.

Chopra made her acting debut with the 2002 Tamil film Thamizhan. The following year, she made her Hindi film debut with The Hero: Love Story of a Spy and followed it with the hit Andaaz, for which she won a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. In 2004 she became the second woman to win the Filmfare Best Villain Award, which she received for her critically acclaimed performance in Aitraaz. Chopra would later have commercial success with films like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Krrish (2006), her biggest commercial success so far, and Don - The Chase Begins Again (2006). Chopra earned a Filmfare Best Actress Award for her portrayal of a model in Fashion (2008) and has thus established herself as one of the leading contemporary actresses in Bollywood.

Early Life

Chopra was born in Jamshedpur, Jharkand to Ashok Chopra and Madhu Akhauri, both doctors by profession. Chopra spent her childhood in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh; Newton, Massachusetts; and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her father was in the army and thus her kinsfolk moved quite frequently. Her father hailed from a kinsfolk of Punjabi Khatri origin, effected in Bareilly and her mother comes from a Bihari Kayastha kinsfolk effected in Jamshedpur. She also has a brother, Siddharth, who is seven eld younger than she is.

Chopra studied at St. Maria Goretti in Bareilly and La Martiniere Girls' School in metropolis as a young girl. These frequent re-locations took locate as Ashok was a doctor in the Amerindic Army. She subsequently re-located to the U.S. where she studied in physicist North High School in Newton, Massachusetts and then in John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She returned to India and did her high edifice at Army School in Bareilly. She began college at Jai Hind College in city but mitt after success the Miss World pageant.

Miss World

Chopra was crowned Miss Bharat World and after Miss World in 2000. In the same year, Lara Dutta and Dia Mirza, both also from India, won the Miss Universe and Miss Asia Pacific crowns, in a rare triple conclusion for digit country.

When Chopra won the Miss World crown, she became the fifth Indian blackamoor to get the title, and the fourth Indian blackamoor to get in a span of heptad years.

Acting Career

Chopra prefabricated her debut in the 2002 Tamil flick Thamizhan playing the persona of Priya, the love welfare of the protaginist in the flick played by Vijay. In 2003, she appeared in her prototypal Bollywood film, The Hero: Love Story of a Spy directed by Anil Sharma, in a activity persona as a doctor named Shaheen. Despite existence one of the highest grossing films of that year, the flick was presented a below average status. Later that assemblage she appeared in Raj Kanwar's Andaaz oppositeness Akshay Kumar. The flick turned discover to be a incase office success, earning her a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award and a nomination for Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award.

Her next few films free in 2004 like Plan, Kismat and Asambhav performed poorly at the incase office. Later that assemblage she appeared in David Dhawan's humanities comedy Mujhse Shaadi Karogi playing the persona of a young fashion designer Rani along with Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, the film turned out to be the ordinal highest grossing film of that year. She next marked in Aitraaz, a Sanskrit remake of Disclosure. It was her first perverse role. Her action won grave acclaim and earned a Filmfare Best Villain Award. She also received a second nomination for Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for the role. In the same year, she participated in a concern tour named Temptations 2004 with another Bollywood actors, including Shahrukh Khan, Saif calif Khan, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta and Arjun Rampal.

In 2005, several of her films were released, all of which did not do substantially at the incase office.

In 2006, Chopra marked in two of the most successful films of the assemblage - Krrish and Don - The Chase Begins Again.

Nikhil Advani's ensemble piece, Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love was Chopra's first release in 2007. The movie failed to do substantially at the incase office. Chopra's next release, Big Brother also underperformed.

In 2008, Chopra featured in six films. Her prototypal four films, Love Story 2050, God Tussi Great Ho, Chamku and Drona, failed to do well. Chopra's ordinal release of the year, Madhur Bhandarkar's Fashion was a critical success. The flick turned around the style world and Chopra's role was that of an ambitious model. Her performance in the flick was appreciated and earned her individual awards for Best Actress including the Filmfare Best Actress Award. Chopra's test release of the assemblage was Tarun Mansukhani's humanities comedy Dostana. The flick was a moderate financial success.

In 2009 she appeared in Vishal Bharadwaj's Kaminey alongside Shahid Kapoor activity a marathi girl named Sweety. Her performance in the flick was described by critic Taran Adarsh: "Priyanka is first-rate. She's so such in sync with her character. Also, she gets the Maharashtrian pronounce perfect". Later this assemblage she is feat to appear in Ashutosh Gowariker's What's Your Raashee? and Jugal Hansraj's Pyaar Impossible. She has also signed Sanjay Gupta's Chamki Chameli



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