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Parineeti Chopra

--- About Parineeti Chopra ---

Birth name: Parineeti Chopra 

Date of Birth: 22 October 1988

Place of Birth: Ambala, Haryana, India

Nationality: Indian

Religion: Hindu

Nicknames: Pari, Tisha

Occupation: Actress

Zodiac sign: Libra

Height: 5 feet 6 inches (167 cm)

Marital status: Single

Father: Pawan Chopra (a businessman)

Mother: Reena Chopra

Brothers: 2, Shivang and Sahaj or Saraj?

Cousin: Priyanka Chopra (actress; Parineeti's and Priyanka's fathers are brothers, which makes
them first cousins)

Cousin: Barbie Chopra (actress; Parineeti's aunt’s daughter)

Mother Tongue: Punjabi

Languages: Hindi, English, Punjabi

Friends from film industry: Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt,
Vani, Sushant Singh, Aditya Roy Kapur and Huma Qureshi

Education: Convent of Jesus and Mary in Ambala Cantonment; at the age of 17, Chopra moved to
London, where she received a triple honours degree in business, finance and economics from
Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom

Activities: Listening to music, dancing, trying out tasty dishes from a variety of cuisines and singing

Always wanted to be: A Banker

Admires: Rani Mukerji 

Celebrity crush: Saif Ali Khan

Motto: "Smile like there's no tomorrow."

Mantra: "I’ll do anything for my films."

Trademark: Smile

Strength: Self Confidence

Weakness: Beliving all blindly

Bad habit: She bites the skin on her fingers

First thing she do when she wakes up in the morning: Switching on the music

Likes: Music, travelling, listening to her iPod songs and singing them loudly; swimming,
to shower, watch TV, do Sudoku
Dislikes: Working-out, cooking

Fetishes: Cars, hand towels and shoes

Fear: Of snakes

Phobic about: Plane landings

Regrets: "I wish I'd studied films and decided earlier to be an actress (an not in 24).
First love: It the University

Best gift she ever received: (from a friend) DVD collection of all 10 seasons of Friends and the
entire 'Friends' books.
What brings a smile to her face: Delicious food and then comes music.
What would she look for in her man: "Firstly, I have to be in love with him. He has to be intelligent.
I don’t go for looks and superficial things. He has to smell good."

Debut film: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2011)

Debut Award: Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2012)

Best movies in the career by now: Ishaqzaade (2012), Shuddh Desi Romance (2013),
Hasee Toh Phasee (2014), Daawat-e-Ishq (2014) ...

A Role she wish to do: "I would love to do my sister's (Priyanka Chopra) role in Barfi!. I think she
was simply incredible and I want to do such films."

Parineeti Chopra as a baby

--- Favourites ---

Favourite food: Pizza (Cheese Burst Pizza)

Favourite Punjabi dish: Rajma, baingan ka bharta and boneless kadhai chicken

Favourite beverage: Nimbu pani, chai, coffee

Favourite sweets: Chocolate; Dairy Milk Crackle and Crunchy 

Favourite places: London, Goa, Mumbai

Favourite actor: Saif Ali Khan

Favourite actresses: Kajol and Rani Mukerji

Favourite movie: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Favourite movie genre: Romantic comedies

Favourite sitcom: Friends
Favourite co-star: Aditya Roy Kapur

Favourite songs: Just a Dream by Nelly, Hey Baby Pitbull and T-Pain, Loca by Shakira, Who's that
Chick, by David Guetta and Rihanna

Favourite singer: Sonu Nigam & Sunidhi Chauhan

Favourite music composer: A.R. Rahman, Amit trivedi

Favourite colour: All bright colours

Favourite car: BMW, Skoda

Favourite perfume: Narciso Rodriguez, 212 VIP and Acqua Di Gio by Arman 

Favourite outfit: Tracks and chappals and ganjees

Favourite fashion designer: She doesn't has any favourite designer

Favourite accessory: Bracelets & Rings

Favourite beauty product: Lip gloss 

Favourite sport: Cricket

Parineeti Chopra with her brothers

--- Interesting Facts ---

--> Parineeti wanted to become an investment banker, but after obtaining a triple honours degree
(in business, finance and economics) from Manchester Business School she returned to India during
the 2009 economic recession and joined Yash Raj Films as a public relations consultant, but later
she signed a three-film deal with the company as an actress.

--> In 2009 she returned from London to India in the wake of the economic recession and moved to
Mumbai to stay with her cousin, Priyanka Chopra. During a visit to Yash Raj Films studio, Priyanka (who was
shooting for Pyaar Impossible!) introduced Parineeti to the head of the public relations team of the

--> Ironically, Parineeti had disliked actors and acting; to her, the profession seemed like an excuse
to wear too much makeup. While working and observing actors, however, her perception changed.
She realised that she never understood acting and her respect for the profession increased.

--> While working on promotions for Band Baaja Baaraat, Parineeti realised that she wanted to
become an actress and decided to resign from her executive position with Yash Raj Films to attend
acting school.

--> When Parineeti Chopra told Sharma she was leaving her job to attend acting school he advised
her to meet the company's casting director, who asked her to do a "dummy audition for fun".
Parineeti remembered "fooling around with a camera" and delivering lines by the character Geet from
the film Jab We Met, never expecting producer Aditya Chopra to see the tape. However, when the
producer saw the tape he was impressed with her acting. With Sharma describing her "phenomenal"
in the screen test, she was signed to a three-film deal.

--> In addition to acting in films, Parineeti is active in charity work and supports a number of causes.
Apart from charity work, she serves as an ambassador for a number of brands.

--> She has studied Hindustani classical music. She is trained classical singer.

--> Parineeti drinks loads and loads of water and removes my make up as soon as she gets home
without fail.

--> She loves perfumes.

--> Parineeti is homely (family) type of person. She doesn't party so much.

--> Parineeti loves vibrant, bright colours and she is not at all brand concious.

--> She was a very good student and she is fond of reading.

--> She buys more for her home than for herself.

--> Parineeti loves water and beach, loves to swim. 

--> She loves to eat Gol Gappa.

--> Her first paycheck ever was in university when she used to do part-time jobs. She worked for
football club Manchester United, because she was studying in Manchester. She was one of the team
leaders for the catering during the matches.

--> One of her biggest indulgences is electronics. She's always on her iPad. She keeps changing my
phones all the time. She spent her first big movie paycheck on an Apple laptop.

--> Parineeti used to have 85 kilos but lost her weight before coming to film industry.

--> She is phobic about plane landings and is going mad all the while. She cries most of the times.

--> Parineeti has 3 requirements when it comes to men. First thing that attracts her is a sense of
humor. She likes to believe that she has a great sense of humor, so if the guy makes her laugh,
she automatically notice him. Secondly, he needs to let her be herself as she hates when people
tell her what to say, how to sit or what to wear. If he tries to change her, he's out. Thirdly, he has
to smell good. If he isn't wearing good perfume, he can just leave.

--> She hates cooking. 
--> Parineeti doesn't believe in casual dating. She doesn't like to be taken out for dinner. She doesn't
like  to dress up and go out on dates. She prefer staying at home with her guy, watching movies,
ordering food.

Parineeti Chopra with her family


--- Personal Quotes ---

"Personally, I’m crazy and I can say and do anything. Professionally, I don’t have the knowhow of
things. There I go by my gut."

"I don’t like clichéd romances. I don’t like the gifts and flowers nonsense. I hate when boys offer to
take me out for dinner. I’ll slap them. I like it simple. You come to my house or I’ll come to your
house and we will sit, watch TV and order pizza."

"When I began my career I was okay eating pizza because the only thing that mattered then was how
I performed. But today I’m part of the glamorous industry. How I look is as important as how I act. No
one likes fat actresses."

"I have been singing ever since I was eight months old. Singing is my biggest passion. I’m a trained
singer in Hindustani classical music."

"I don't think live-in relationships are different from marriage. Today, live-in relationships are more
out of practicality."

"I am an actress. If I get too late at work and if I want to meet my boyfriend, when do I meet him?
Obviously, in the night. If I come back home and sleep in my place, people will say it's not a live-in
relationship. It's all about our perception."

"Whoever is not in a relationship, even there pre-martial sex exists. I myself want to know why it is

"I don't think live-in relationships are different from marriage. Today, live-in relationships are more
out of practicality. My parents are very orthodox, so I may get scared to do this because they will
feel bad. But actually it is fine."

"If I have a hot body, then why not? But right now I don't have the right body. I am still overweight,
so there's no way I can wear a bikini."

"I don't want to restrict myself. I don't know how long will I act, or may be the audience will get bored
of me and then I will not be acting... so (as long as I am in showbiz), I don't want to restrict myself..."

"I find it cooler when one guy is totally committed to one girl. I find that very hot, it's very attractive.
Why do you love your parents so much? Because you know they're together. It's an epiphany of a
true and honest relationship."

"It is my dream that I become a playback singer. I am trained in singing so one day I will certainly

"Priyanka (Chopra) is a huge inspiration for me... In our family, people have no idea of what scripts
to choose. So the only person from whom I can take an idea is Priyanka. I take all suggestions from

"I have realised recently that he (an ideal man) has to be a person who understands my life because
an actress' life is really very different. It doesn't matter to me whether he is from the industry or not.
I should be able to share my problems with him and seek his advice. I want him to be my best friend."

"I don't think kissing, pre-marital sex, live-in are bold; they are just very real. They happen. Whether
you are in a live-in relationship or not has notjong to do with premarital sex. You don't have to live
togehter to have sex. According to me, the only bold thing that I've done is smoking a cigarette in
the movie because for me smoking is wrong."

"I had to change my mindset in order to get into the character."

"I will never do a usual film with song and dance, the character has to be important. I don’t want to do
a film where I have a 10-minute role. Till now I have done films where my role is important. If I have
a good script, then I will do it. I just don’t want to be a heroine in the film. There were lots of masala,
action films that I could have done and earned money and roamed around different locations. But I
chose not to do them. Those films have released and… I am glad I did not do them."

"All my life, I wanted to be a banker. I even went abroad and did a Triple Honours course in business,
finance and economics. With all humility, I can say that I’m highly educated. But suddenly, recession
struck, flight tickets to Mumbai became cheaper, I came to Mumbai and never went back. Even though
I had a superstar of a sister (cousin Priyanka Chopra), her career choice never influenced me. In fact,
I believed being a banker was above all - a better profession than acting. But today I feel motivated
to be a good actor."

"Insecurity doesn’t exist in my life. I only think of my life. I don’t know how long I will live. So, till then,
I don’t want to worry."

"There’s no competition. There’s space for everyone to survive. Everyone has their own journey. Yes,
it’s a competitive industry but the competition is more between films than actors. I want my film to do
better than XYZ’s film. Every film of mine should do better than my previous one. There’s no
competition at all amongst the newcomers. We’re all friends."

"I was offered movies with big stars but I had to let go of them because I had nothing to do in the
film. My first love is script, then come the co-actor, director, and producer."

"I have to worry about my appearance. It’s constantly written how badly dressed I am. They are right
because I’ve absolutely no fashion sense and don’t know what looks good on me and what doesn’t.
But I’d like to believe I’m getting better."

"My privacy has gone for a toss. It’s a big sacrifice. I loved visiting malls and walking on the streets.
I can’t do that anymore. Constant scrutiny on my personal life and being linked up with someone or
the other is another drawback."

"I was fat at one point of time. When I started working, my body started getting natural exercise with
the hectic activity. Otherwise I’d just sit in front of the TV and have pizzas. But now, I’m only running
around. So the weight loss is happening automatically."

"I have been a great fan of Kajol myself. And you know what matters the most is that she herself has
complimented me on my work and she told me that she sees herself in me. It's just such an amazing
acknowledgement to your work when the person you admire admires you back."

"Normally it's difficult for someone from outside the industry to understand my work and my crazy
schedules. For example a person, like my dad who lives in Ambala doesn't understand my life. Now he
doesn't mind me romancing heroes on screen but he still doesn't understand my working hours. He
doesn't understand how perfectly normal it is for me to be at work till two in the night. He doesn't
understand night shifts. I need a person who, even if he is not from the industry should at least be
able to understand the life of an actress."


Parineeti Chopra with her parents

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Parineeti Chopra with her cousin Priyanka Chopra


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