Priyanka Chopra

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Priyanaka Chopra is an Indian actress and singer born on July 18, 1982 in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand to 'Dr. Ashok Chopra' and 'Dr. Madhu Chopra'. Her father hails from Punjab while her mother was from Jharkhand. She has a younger bother named Sidharth and her cousins include Parineeti Chopra, Meera Chopra and Barbie Handa. Both of her parents were physicians in Indian Army located in various places including Delhi, Pune, Lucknow, Bareilly, Chandigarh and Ambala. She attended 'La Martiniere Girls School' in Lucknow and then 'St. Maria Goretti Collage' in Bareilly. During the senior year in Bareilly, she won “May Queen” beauty pageant. Later she finished second in 'Femina Miss India' contest of 2000 and won the 'Femina Miss India World' title. On December 1, 2000 she was crowned 'Miss World 2000' and 'Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty-Asia & Oceania at Millennium Dome' in London. She debuted in cinema with Tamil film 'Thamizhan' in 2002. Her Bollywood debut was opposite Sunny Deol in Anil Sharma's 'The Hero: Love Story of a Spy' in 2003. Her performance in Andaaz earned her Filmfare Best Female Debut Award and a nomination for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award. She also won Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role, becoming the second and final actress to win this particular award after Kajol. As a Singer her first song In My City featuring Will.i.am debuted in US on September 13, 2012. She has worked with 'UNICEF' since 2008 for the campaigns against voilence and abuses on women and girls. She was appointed as a 'UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador' for child rights on August 10, 2010. Priyanka Chopra adopted a tigress in 2011 and a lioness in 2012 at Birsa Biological Park, paying for both animal's upkeep for a year. She won National Award for film 'Fashion' and 'Filmfare Critics Award' for Best Actress fro 7 Khoon Maaf. Her other famous films include 'Barfi' with Ranbir Kapoor, 'Agneepath' with Hrithik Roshan, Anjana Anjani etc.

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Date of Birth July 18, 1982
Full Name Priyanka Chopra
Marital Status Single
Place of Birth Jamshedpur, Bihar, India
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Height 5' 7"
Nationality Indian
Parents Ashok Chopra, Madhu Chopra
Debut Andaaz (2003)
Claim to Fame Aitraaz (2004)
Religion Hinduism
Years Active 2000 - Present
Weight 53 Kg
Most Popular On-Screen Character Jhilmil
Occupation Actress, Model, Singer, Songwriter
Other Names Priyanka Chopra

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