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Chopra’s main vocal influence was her father, who she said is “an incredible singer”, and developed her interest in singing. She used her vocal talent early in her pageantry career. Priyanka Chopra´s parents exposed her to an eclectic range of musicians, including Mohammad Rafi, The Beatles, Metallica, The Doors, and 50 Cent, and she is also influenced by Michael Jackson, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, The Notorious B.I.G, U2, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna, and by Indian singers Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal and Sunidhi Chauhan.
Her first recording, the song “Ullathai Killadhe” in the Tamil film Thamizhan (2002), was made at the urging of her director and co-star (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. Troy Carter, CEO of Atom Factory (which also manages Lady Gaga), was signed by Chopra to manage her music career. Her first studio album will be released by Interscope Records in North America and by Island Records elsewhere.
Travelling to Los Angeles to work on her album, Chopra collaborated with Sam Watters, Matthew Koma and Jay Sean. The album, produced by RedOne, is scheduled for release in early 2013. Her first single, “In My City”, debuted in the U.S. 13 September 2012 on the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football, 12 hours after it was released 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; it was inspired by Chopra’s 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. The song received mixed reviews from critics, but 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 less successful, with 5,000 digital downloads in its first week at the iTunes store (according to Nielsen SoundScan), and has yet to receive radio play. The music video for the song was released in late January 2013. The 2012 World Music Awards acknowledged her with three nominations: Best Female Artist, Best Song and Best Video (for “In My City”). In October 2012, the single won her the Best International Debut award at the People’s Choice Awards India. She also received the Trailblazer Award from the South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment Association “for her blazing trails in the U.S. for Indian entertainers as the first Bollywood actor to win a major record deal in the U.S., and her ongoing commitment and passion for continuous creative/artistic/personal achievement.”Chopra was a featured artist on “Erase”, an electronic dance music single released by the American disc-jockey and producer duo The Chainsmokers on 4 December 2012. In 2012, Chopra became the first Bollywood star signed by Creative Artists Agency, an entertainment and sports agency based in Los Angeles.
April 5, 2013 by admin
“I fail to understand why people would think I got a raw deal out of Krrish, der Sternenheld (2006), considering I was present all through the film, from the beginning till the end. And I don’t know where people get off really. ‘Krissh’ has done a business of Rupees 150 crores. It’s popular and is almost giving ‘Superman’ a run for its money, so what more convincing is required to get the point across? I’m very happy with the response I got fro the film. I’m happy with my role. I’ve learnt that you can’t always please everyone in any case. And ‘Krissh’ is my moment of success; I will not allow anyone to take that away from me.” (Stardust magazine, September 2006) When I became Miss World, I couldn’t believe I had won it. I used to sleep with my crown because I was scared someone would steal it. In a minute the world changed for me. (July 2007) I’m lucky. I don’t know whether I’m deserving or not. All I know is that I work damn hard for everything. And God helps those who help themselves. Every day is like an exam. I believe destiny and hard work go hand in hand. I was studying to be an engineer when my mom and my brother sent my pictures for the Miss India contest.
I didn’t even know about it. If that isn’t destiny, what is? (July 2007) Most outsiders look at the film world as something glamorous. But no one sees the hard work that goes into it. I haven’t taken a holiday in the last four years. I’m working 25 hours a day. There’s no time to sleep or to eat. (July 2007) When asked what sets her apart from other actresses: “I don’t come from a film background. I haven’t learned anything about films or film-making. But I have a thirst to know everything about my profession. I want to learn about cinematography, about editing, about music recordings, about post-production. So when people in the know talk, I willingly listen. Also, I’m not scared of working 20 hours a day.” I got into the movies by accident. When I got an offer, I thought let’s try this too. Everything in my life has happened by trial and error. I didn’t even think I would win the Miss India title so where’s the question of thinking I’d come this far. (July 2007) I thoroughly believe in the institution of marriage, but there’s still a long way to go before I get married. Right now I want to concentrate on my career. I adore watching movies; movie marathons are my favorite pastime. I can watch up to five movies back to back. I also love music and like reading whenever I get the time. Rani [Mukerji] is a fantastic person. We got on famously during the world tour, where we performed together. She is also not a party animal and very much a family person like me. Rani is a wonderful actor and I admire her even more after watching her performance in Black.
April 5, 2013 by admin
Priyanka Chopra is the Winner of the Miss India and Miss World beauty pageants in 2000. Father Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra, mother Dr. Madhu Chopra. Achievements: Priyanka Chopra is the only Indian in the USA to have been selected at the state level for the National Opus Honor Choir, extensive charity work back in India and the USA, and joined the CAF and CII in their literacy program and is their ambassador. Member of the support group for the Thalassemic children in U.P., India, participated in the adult education awareness program with the non-governmental organizations in the peripheral areas of Bareilly, joined the Indian Government-sponsored Polio Eradication Program as a volunteer. Raised funds for the destitute in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, by participating in a church program. While shooting the song “Do Me A Favor, Let’s Play Holi” in the movie Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005), Priyanka Chopra stepped on a live wire and received a shock.
Priyanka Chopra was hospitalized for a day. Did her schooling from La Martinière in Lucknow. She completed tenth grade in Boston and wanted to become a software engineer or a criminal psychologist. Her father Ashok Chopra, who also manages her career, was diagnosed with a tumor in his liver. He had to undergo a complicated emergency surgery. Has a younger brother. Turned down the lead in Umrao Jaan (2006) to work in Bluffmaster! Priyanka Chopra is Listed as number 2 of ‘Top Bollywood Actresses’ of 2006. (rediff.com, 8-25-2006) Turned down a part in London Dreams (2009) because she could not provide the shooting dates as she was busy with other films. Listed #1 by UK magazine Eastern Eye one of “Asia’s Sexiest Women” (Sept/2006). Appeared on the cover of the premiere issue of Maxim magazine, Indian version, released in 2006. Cousin of Parineeti Chopra.
April 5, 2013 by admin
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In a 2012 interview with The Times of India, Chopra professed to have always “wanted to be the sum of more than just my movies” and said that she aspires to acquire a persona like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. She remarked that “I imbibe from people I work with and I want to be like them”, and cited Mumtaz, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn as fashion inspirations. 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. 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. Upon release, the film broke Bollywood’s highest opening-day earnings record; it became a critical and commercial success, with a worldwide gross of INR193 crore (US$36 million). Her performance as Kaali Gawde, Roshan’s loquacious love interest, was appreciated by critics; Mayank Shekhar wrote that Chopra stood out in a male-dominated film. Agneepath was later screened at the International Film Festival of Marrakech. She next co-starred with Shahid Kapoor in Kunal Kohli’s romance, Teri Meri Kahaani. The film tells the stories of three unconnected couples (each played by Kapoor and Chopra), born in three different eras. The film opened to mixed reactions from critics, but Chopra’s performance was generally well received. Sonia Chopra of Sify wrote, “Priyanka delivers a superb performance easily slipping in-and-out of the layered characters with dexterity.” The film did not perform well at the Indian box office, but was moderately successful overseas.
Anurag Basu’s Barfi!, with Ranbir Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz, was her final appearance of 2012. 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. While preparing for her role, Chopra visited several mental institutions and spent time with autistic people. Priyanka Chopra said, “I had to research a little for the role because in India awareness about a condition such as autism is very low.” The film opened to wide critical acclaim and was a major commercial success, earning INR175 crore (US$32 million) worldwide. Chopra received unanimous praise for her portrayal, which several reviewers regarded as her best performance to date. 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.” Chopra received another nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. The film was screened at the Busan and Marrakech International Film Festivals, and was chosen as India’s entry for the 85th Academy Awards.
Priyanka Chopra’s first release of 2013 was K. C. Bokadia’s much-delayed Deewana Main Deewana, which had been filmed nearly a decade earlier. It received lackluster reviews, primarily due to its aged look and feel. She agreed to a special appearance in Shootout at Wadala in a song called “Babli Badmaash Hai”, which will be her first item number. She has filmed Apoorva Lakhia’s Zanjeer, a remake of the 1973 Hindi film of the same name. It was filmed simultaneously in Telugu, and will be released under the title Toofan.
Priyanka Chopra has several projects under development. Priyanka Chopra has confirmed that she will voice an aircraft in the Disney animation film Planes, a spinoff of the 2006 film Cars and its 2011 sequel Cars 2. She will also reprise her role of Priya in Rakesh Roshan’s Krrish 3—a sequel to the 2006 superhero film Krrish—with Hrithik Roshan, Vivek Oberoi and Kangna Ranaut. She is also filming Ali Abbas Zafar’s Gunday, co-starring Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor and produced by Yash Raj Films. Chopra has been signed for Ekta Kapoor’s next production, Milan Talkies, to be directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. She will also play the lead role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s biopic of world boxing champion and Olympic bronze medalist Mary Kom. To prepare for this role, she plans to spend time with Kom and receive four months of boxing training.
April 4, 2013 by admin
In 2008, Priyanka Chopra appeared in six films; the first four—Love Story 2050, God Tussi Great Ho, Chamku and Drona—were critical and commercial failures, and her performances generated mixed-to-negative reviews. For example, Rajeev Masand said that in Love Story 2050 Priyanka Chopra shared no chemistry with her co-star and “fails to inspire either affection or sympathy.”After six consecutive unsuccessful films, critics began to write her off.Later that year Chopra starred in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion, a drama about the Indian fashion industry which followed the lives (and career ups and downs) of several fashion models. Chopra portrayed the ambitious Meghna Mathur, who went on to become a supermodel. She initially refused the film offer, saying that she would not be able to do justice to the role. However, she agreed to the film (after keeping it on hold for six months) because of Bhandarkar’s confidence in her. The film (and her performance) were appreciated by critics, and earned Chopra several awards, including the National Film Award, the Filmfare Award, the IIFA Award, the Screen Award, and the Apsara Award for Best Actress. Magazine Pratiyogita Darpan said that Chopra gave a “splendid performance as a small town girl who makes it big in the world of fashion .”Rajeev Masand wrote, “Priyanka Chopra turns in a respectable performance, one that will inevitably go down as her best.” Outlook magazine on the other hand said “the film is packed with innumerable characters, but most remain sketchy, except for the heroine, Priyanka Chopra. And she too doesn’t really come out shining. The small-town girl has a rather easy way up the modelling ladder.”Fashion proved to be a turning point in her career. Chopra said in retrospect, “I think actually Fashion kick started … the process of female dominated films. Today you have so many other films which have done well with female leads”.
Priyanka Chopra’s final film of the year was Tarun Mansukhani’s romantic comedy Dostana, with Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham. Set in Miami, the film tells the story of a friendship between her character and two men (Bachchan and Abraham) who pretend to be gay to share an apartment with her. Chopra played “stylish and focused” young fashion-magazine editor Neha, who is trying to deal with professional pressures in her life. Produced by Dharma Productions, the film was a financial success with worldwide revenues of over 86 crore (US$16 million).Chopra received positive reviews for her performance and her beauty in the film;Khalid Mohammed found her “pretty convincing”,and Gaurav Malani of Indiatimes wrote “Priyanka Chopra looks gorgeous and is perfectly poised in her performance.” However, Outlook Profit said that “You feel Priyanka Chopra’s daring slits darted a wee bit too much up her thighs in the frugal, figure hugging lehenga choli she poured herself into.”
The following year Priyanka Chopra played a feisty Marathi woman named Sweety in Vishal Bhardwaj’s caper thriller Kaminey (co-starring Shahid Kapoor), which looked at twin brothers linked with the underworld. Kaminey was a critical and commercial success, earning 71 crore (US$13 million) worldwide.Her performance received positive reviews; Taran Adarsh described it as “first-rate” and wrote, “She’s so much in sync with her character … [and] gets the Maharashtrian accent perfect.”Her role earned her several awards and nominations, including a second Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination and an Apsara Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (her second consecutive win in that category). Chopra subsequently appeared in Ashutosh Gowariker’s romantic comedy What’s Your Raashee?, based on the novel Kimball Ravenswood by Madhu Rye. The film depicts the story of a U.S.-based Gujrati NRI in search of his soulmate among twelve girls (all played by Chopra) associated with the twelve zodiac signs. She was considered for inclusion in the Guinness World Records book for being the first film actress to portray 12 distinct characters in one film.Reaction to the film was lukewarm, but Chopra’s performance was praised by critics. Sukanya Verma, in a review for Rediff.com, wrote: “Priyanka Chopra transforms into 12 new skins with astonishing distinction, voice and spirit. The actress reinvents herself into this unique individual every single time ranging from batty, bashful and boisterous. This is simply her show.” Chopra’s heavy workload—filming for several productions, travelling for endorsements and performing at live shows (including the Miss India pageant)—took its toll; she fainted during filming, and was admitted to a hospital.
In 2010 Priyanka Chopra starred with Uday Chopra in Jugal Hansraj’s romantic comedy Pyaar Impossible! as Alisha, a beautiful college girl (and later a working mother) who falls in love with a nerdy boy. The film was a commercial and critical failure.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”.
Chopra at the audio release of 7 Khoon Maaf (2011); her performance in the film received critical acclaim and (among other wins) gave her a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress.
Priyanka Chopra turned down the role of Phaedra in Tarsem Singh’s Hollywood fantasy film Immortals because it conflicted with the shooting schedule for her first film of 2011, Vishal Bhardwaj’s black comedy 7 Khoon Maaf. Based on the short story “Susanna’s Seven Husbands” by Ruskin Bond, the film centers 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 premiered at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. 7 Khoon Maaf received a generally positive response from critics, and Chopra’s performance was singled out for praise.Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India 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.”Chopra’s performance earned her the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress and a third Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination at the 57th Filmfare Awards.
Priyanka Chopra’s final release of the year saw reprising her role as Roma in the second part of the Don film series, a sequel to 2006′s Don entitled Don 2. Although the film received mixed reviews, Chopra’s performance earned positive feedback from critics. According to The Express Tribune, “Chopra pulls off her role with aplomb and seems to be the perfect choice for an action heroine. As you watch her effortlessly beat up some thugs in the movie, you come to the realisation that she may be the first proper female action hero in Bollywood.”A review by Divanee Magazine said that Chopra surprised, with a demeanor similar to Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft.Don 2 was a major success in India and overseas, earning over 206 crore (US$38 million) worldwide. It set multiple box-office records, and was the highest-grossing Bollywood movie overseas in 2011. Don 2 was showcased at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festivaland (with Don) at the 2012 International Film Festival of Marrakech, Morocco.
April 3, 2013 by admin
Priyanka Chopra was born 18th July 1982 to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra. Priyanka Chopra had a very varied upbringing. Priyanka Chopra 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, Priyanka Chopra decided to become a software Engineer or a Criminal Psychologist. Priyanka Chopra 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. Priyanka Chopra aims for the stars after completing her education. Priyanka Chopra is a movie buff and would love to join the galaxy if a good offer comes.Priyanka was born on July 18, 1982, in the Chopra family consisting of her dad, Dr. Ashok and mom, Dr. Madhu (nee Akhauri), and has one younger brother.
In 2005, Priyanka Chopra appeared in six films. Three of them—Blackmail, Karam and Yakeen—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 viewpoint, saying, “Priyanka has three tasks in the film. Priyanka Chopra has to look beautiful. She has to tempt Rathore with a sultry come-hither dance. Priyanka Chopra has to spout tears and wail”. Her performance in Yakeen was better received. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama wrote that Chopra “is bound to win laurels yet again … the actor is emerging as one of the finest talents in these fast-changing times”. Chopra played the girlfriend 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’, and suffered an accident during the filming for the song ‘Do Me A Favour Let’s Play Holi’ when she electrocuted herself, spending a day in hospital in recovery. The film was a moderate box-office success, and ‘Do Me A Favour Let’s Play Holi’ was praised for having the “right mood, colour and energy required for a Holi song”. Her next release was Suneel Darshan’s romance Barsaat, co-starring Bobby Deol and Bipasha Basu. The film was a critical and commercial failure and Chopra’s performance received mixed reviews.Omar Ahmed of the Birmingham Evening Mail described the film as a “hackneyed, cliche-ridden effort”, and said that both “Basu and Chopra are both capable, but their performances, like the whole film, will be forgotten instantly”. Taran Adarsh described her performance as “mechanical”. Later that year, Rohan Sippy cast her with Abhishek Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh and Nana Patekar in the comedy Bluffmaster!. Priyanka Chopra played independent working woman Simran Saxena (Bachchan’s love interest) in the film. According to critic Subhash K. Jha, “Chopra has little to do. But she does it with eye-catching aplomb.”
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 Priyanka Chopra was born in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, she also spent her childhood in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh as well as in Lucknow, where Priyanka Chopra was enrolled in the La Martiniere Girls’ School. These frequent re-locations took place as Ashok was a doctor in the Indian Army. Priyanka Chopra subsequently re-located to the U.S. where Priyanka Chopra 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. Priyanka Chopra 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, Priyanka Chopra first appeared on the tinsel screen in India in a Tamil movie ‘Thamizhan’. Priyanka Chopra made her debut in Bollywood with ‘The Hero’ 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)’. Priyanka Chopra has won 11 awards to date for her performance in ‘Andaaz’, ‘Aitraaz’, ‘The Hero’, ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’, & ‘Krrish’. As of June 2007, she is involved in the filming of ‘Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam’, ‘Kajri’, ‘Drona’, ‘London Dreams’, ‘Qurbani’, ‘Chamki Chameli’, ‘Love Story 2050′ amongst others.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 Chopra was born in Jamshedpur and is fondly known as Mimi. Her father is Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and her mother is Dr. Madhu Chopra. Priyanka Chopra 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. Priyanka Chopra went on to bring home the Miss World crown in 2000, becoming one of the five Indians to have won that title. Priyanka 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. Priyanka Chopra´s first negative character was in the film Aitraaz in the same year.
In 2005, Priyanka Chopra 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, Priyanka 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, Priyanka Chopra was 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 Priyanka Chopra starred opposite Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham. Priyanka Chopra 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, Priyanka 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 Priyanka Chopra won a Filmfare Critics award for her role. Her other release of 2011 was Don 2 with Shah Rukh Khan. In early 2012, Priyanka Chopra was seen opposite Hrithik Roshan in the super-hit fim Agneepath. Her upcoming films are Barfee and Teri Meri Kahaani.
Priyanka Chopra is pronounced like this : (prɪˈjəŋka ˈtʃoːpɽaː) and she was born 18 July 1982 and is an Indian film actress, singer, and songwriter. Priyanka Chopra won the Miss India and Miss World pageants of 2000, and a successful film career since, mostly in Bollywood films, has led her to become one of Bollywood’s highest-paid actresses and one of the most popular celebrities in India. Priyanka Chopra has won a National Film Award for Best Actress and Filmfare Awards in four categories. Priyanka Chopra, was born in Jamshedpur to parents who were both physicians in the Indian army. Due to their occupations, she frequently travelled as child, but considers Bareilly to be her real home, where she attended St. Maria Goretti College and then the Army Public School, after a period of living with an aunt in the United States. In 2000, her mother entered her into the Femina Miss India contest, in which she finished second and took the Femina Miss India World title. She was then entered into the Miss World pageant, where she was crowned Miss World 2000 and Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty—Asia & Oceania, becoming the fifth Indian to win the competition.
Although Priyanka Chopra had aspirations to graduate with a degree in engineering or psychiatry, Priyanka Chopra accepted offers to join the Indian film industry, making her acting debut opposite Vijay in the Tamil film Thamizhan in 2002. The following year, Priyanka Chopra starred in The Hero, her first Hindi film release, and followed it with the box-office hit Andaaz, which won her the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award (shared with Lara Dutta) and a nomination for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award. Priyanka Chopra subsequently earned wide public recognition for the role of a seductress in the 2004 thriller Aitraaz, winning her the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role. By 2006, Priyanka Chopra had established herself as a leading actress in Bollywood with starring roles in the highly successful films Krrish and Don. After a period with little acclaim, Priyanka Chopra was praised for her portrayal of unconventional characters, including a troubled model in the 2008 drama Fashion, a serial killer in the 2011 neo-noir 7 Khoon Maaf, and an autistic woman in the 2012 romantic comedy Barfi!. CNN-IBN described Priyanka Chopra “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”, due to her considerable range of acting roles. In addition to acting in films, she has participated in stage shows, hosted a reality show on television, and has written columns for India’s national newspapers. In 2012, Priyanka Chopra released her first single “In My City”, which, although a commercial success in India, was met with a mixed reaction from critics. Chopra has also engaged in philanthropic activities, and was appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights on 10 August 2010.
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. Her brother, Siddharth, is seven years younger, and actress Parineeti Chopra is her cousin. Due to her parents’ occupations the family relocated to a number of Indian cities, including Delhi, Pune, Lucknow, Bareilly, Ladakh, Chandigarh and Ambala. Among the schools she attended are La Martiniere Girls’ School in Lucknow and St. Maria Goretti College in Bareilly. In an interview published in Daily News and Analysis, Priyanka 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. Priyanka Chopra now considers Bareilly her home town, and maintains strong connections there.Priyanka 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. Priyanka Chopra has said: (Quote)
“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. I have amazing memories of Leh. 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. We used to race up to the top of the stupa and that too ‘nange paon’ (bare feet). We used to go to the market then.”
At the age of thirteen, Priyanka Chopra moved to the United States to live with her aunt, attending schools in Newton, Massachusetts and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. While in Massachusetts, Priyanka Chopra participated in several theatre productions and studied Western classical music, choral singing and Kathak dance. Priyanka Chopra was the only Indian in her class in the United States to have been selected at state level for the National opus Honour choir. However, by Grade 10, Priyanka Chopra was keen on becoming a software engineer or a criminal psychologist as a career, rather than a performer.
Priyanka Chopra returned to India, finishing her high-school education at the Army Public School in Bareilly. During this period, Priyanka Chopra won a local “May Queen” beauty pageant. Her mother then entered her in the Femina Miss India contest of 2000;Priyanka Chopra finished second, winning the Femina Miss India World title. Priyanka 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 1 December 2000. Priyanka Chopra was the fifth Indian contestant to win Miss World, and the fourth to do so in seven years. Priyanka Chopra had enrolled in college to study engineering or psychology, but left after winning the Miss World pageant. Priyanka Chopra said that the Miss India and Miss World titles brought her recognition, and she then began receiving offers for film roles. Manish Telikic Chary said that Chopra’s decision to pursue a film career was like many “beauty queens who sought careers in movies, setting new standards for beauty in Bollywood.” Priyanka Chopra has retained a strong relationship with her family, especially her younger brother, Siddharth, and still lives with her family and her dog, Brando. Priyanka Chopra does not come from a film background, and describes herself as a self-made woman. Her mother, a well-established gynaecologist in Bareilly, gave up her practice to support Priyanka Chopra as she embarked upon a successful film career.
Priyanka Chopra had agreed to make her film debut in Abbas-Mustan’s romantic thriller Humraaz, immediately after winning Miss India. However, the role went to another actress, despite the fact that the producers were willing to delay production to accommodate her pageant commitments, as Chopra was showing an interest in other films. Priyanka Chopra made her screen debut in the 2002 Tamil film Thamizhan as the love interest of the protagonist, played by Vijay. The film was praised for its wit and dialogue, although Chopra’s character was seen as lacking in depth; Rediff.com asserted that she showed “no promise”. In 2003, Priyanka 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. 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. Later that year Priyanka Chopra appeared in Raj Kanwar’s box-office success Andaaz with Akshay Kumar, again sharing the female lead this time with the debuting Lara Dutta. Priyanka Chopra played a “young and vivacious” girl, Jiya, who falls in love with Raj (played by Kumar). Her performance earned her a share of the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award (with Dutta) and a nomination for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award. The Hindustan Times noted the glamour that she brought to the role, and Ashish Magotra, writing for Rediff.com, said that Chopra alone “clicks with the audience, thanks to her skimpy outfits.”
Priyanka Chopra’s first three releases in 2004—Plan, Kismat, and Asambhav—performed poorly at the box-office. Priyanka 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 was a commercial success (with worldwide gross earnings of over INR56 crore (US$10 million)) and the third-highest-grossing film of the year in India. In late 2004, she starred opposite Kumar and Kareena Kapoor in Abbas-Mustan’s thriller Aitraaz. Priyanka 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 in her career. The film was a success at the Indian box office, and Priyanka Chopra’s performance was critically acclaimed. Author Rini Bhattacharya credited her for “bringing back the seductress to the silver screen” for portraying a morally unscrupulous woman. The Hindustran Times cited it as the film which “changed the ball game” for her, in that she “dared to delve into the unknown and portrayed the role of a vamp with aplomb.” A reviewer writing for the BBC said, “Aitraaz is Priyanka Chopra’s film. As the deliciously wicked, gold digging, scheming seductress, Priyanka Chopra chews up every scene she is in with her magnetic screen presence.” She earned a Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role (also known as the Best Villain Award), becoming the second—and final—actress to win the award after Kajol; the category was discontinued in 2008. Priyanka Chopra also received a nomination for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for her performance.
In addition to three special appearances, Priyanka Chopra began 2006 by starring in Rakesh Roshan’s superhero film Krrish (a sequel to the 2003 science-fiction film Koi… Mil Gaya). Co-starring with Hrithik Roshan, Rekha and Naseeruddin Shah, Priyanka Chopra played a young television journalist who schemes to take advantage of an innocent young man with remarkable physical abilities. The film was a major box-office success, earned 117 crore (US$22 million) worldwide and was the second-highest-grossing film of the year in India. Her next film was Dharmesh Darshan’s romantic comedy Aap Ki Khatir, co-starring Akshaye Khanna, Ameesha Patel and Dino Morea. The film was a commercial failure in India. Priyanka Chopra’s final release of 2006 was Farhan Akhtar’s action-thriller Don (a remake of the 1978 film of the same name), with Shahrukh Khan. Upon release the film was declared a box-office success in India and overseas, with revenues of 105 crore (US$19 million).Priyanka Chopra portrayed Roma (played by Zeenat Aman in the original film), who joins the underworld to avenge Don for killing her brother. The actress received martial-arts training for her role in the movie, and performed her own stunts. Raja Sen of Rediff.com wrote that Priyanka Chopra “is the film’s big surprise. Stepping into Zeenat Aman’s shoes is a tough task, but she doesn’t really waste time pretending to be the stunner’s successor. Priyanka Chopra handles her role with efficiency, looking every bit the competent woman of action”. In 2007, Priyanka Chopra had two films and one special appearance. 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 in the first chapter, with Salman Khan, as Kamini, an item girl and aspiring actress who tries to land the lead role in a Karan Johar film with a publicity gimmick. Despite a promising opening, the movie was a financial failure and her performance was criticised. Priyanka Chopra other release, the much-delayed Big Brother, also proved unsuccessful at the box office; it failed to propel her career, which appeared to be on a downslide.
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Winner : National Film Award for Best Actress (2009)
Winner: Filmfare Best Female Debut Award (2003)
Winner: Filmfare Best Villain Award (2005)
Winner: Filmfare Best Actress Award (2009)
Nominated: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award (2003)
Nominated: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award (2005)
Nominated: Filmfare Best Actress Award(2010)
Winner: Star Screen Award Best Villain (2005)
Winner: Star Screen Award Best Actress(2009)
Nominated: Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer (2004)
Nominated: Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1, along with Akshay Kumar(2005)
Nominated: Star Screen Award Best Actress(2010)
Nominated: Star Screen Award Best Actress (2010)
Movie: What’s Your Raashee?
Nominated: Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut (2004)
Movie: The Hero: Love Story of a Spy
Nominated: : Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut (2004)
Nominated: Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role (2005)
Nominated: IIFA Awards Best On-Screen Beauty (2007)
Nominated: IIFA Best Actress Award (2009)
Nominated: IIFA Star Debut (2004)
Nominated: IIFA Best Villain Award (2005)
Nominated: IIFA Best Actress Award (2010)
Winner: Stardust Best Supporting Actress Award (2004)
Movie: The Hero: Love Story of a Spy
Winner: Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow – Female (2005)
Movie: Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
Winner: Stardust Star of the Year Award – Female (2009)
Winner: Stardust Star of the Year Award – Female (2009)
Nominated: Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow – Female(2006)
Movie: Waqt: The Race Against Time
Nominated: Stardust Star of the Year Award – Female (2010)
Winner: Apsara Awards Best Actress (2009)
Winner: Apsara Awards Best Actress (2010)
Winner: Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards; Best Actress (Hindi Movies) (2004)
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2013 Zanjeer Remake
2013 Krrish 3
2013 Shootout at Wadala
2012 Deewana Hoon Main
2012 Teri Meri Kahaani
2011 Don 2 – Das Spiel geht weiter
The Desi Girl/Damsel in Distress
2011 7 Khoon Maaf
Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes
2010 Anjaana Anjaani
2010 Pyaar Impossible!
2009 What’s Your Raashee?
Anjali/Sanjana Rasikbhai Shah/Kajal Thakkar/Hansa Parekh/Rajni Parmar/Chandrika/Mallika Desai/Dr. Pooja Garodia/Vishaka Indravadan Zaveri/Bhavna Hasmukhbhai Shukla/Jhankhana/Nandini Mansukhlal Desai
2008 God Tussi Great Ho
2008 Love Story 2050
2007 Big Brother
Aarti D. Gandhi/Aarti D. Sharma
2006/I Don – Das Spiel beginnt
2006 Aap Ki Khatir
Anu A. Khanna
2006 Krrish, der Sternenheld
2006 Alag: He Is Different…. He Is Alone…
Special Appearance (Song)
2006 36 China Town
2006 Taxi No. 9 2 11: Nau Do Gyarah
Driver (as Piggy Chops)
Simran “Simmi” Ahuja
2005 A Sublime Love Story: Barsaat
Simar N. Oberoi
2005 Waqt: The Race Against Time
Shalini (John’s wife)
Mrs. Sonia Roy
2004 Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
Rani (Mussa’s girlfriend)
2003 Miss India: The Mystery
Jiya Singhania (as Priyanka Chopra: Miss World 2000)
2003 The Hero: Love Story of a Spy