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Priyanka Chopra

--- About Priyanka Chopra ---

Birth name: Priyanka Chopra

Meaning of the name: Priyanka - someone or something that is amiable; lovable, or makes you happy.

Date of Birth: 18 July 1982

Place of Birth: Jamshedpur, Bihar, India

Nationality: Indian

Religion: Hindu

Nicknames: Piggy Chops, PC; Mimi and Sunshine for close friends and family

Occupation: Actress, singer-songwriter

Zodiac sign: Cancer

Height: 5' 61" (1.69 m) 

Marital status: Married

Spouse: Nick Jonas

Date of Marriage: 1st of December 2018

Father: Ashok Chopra (physician in the Indian Army)

Mother: Madhu Chopra (physician in the Indian Army)

Brother: Siddharth Chopra (seven years younger)

Cousins: Parineeti Chopra, Meera Chopra, and Barbie Handa (actresses)

Mother Tongue: Hindi

Languages: Hindi, English

Past love relationships: Shahid Kapoor, Harman Baweja

Friends from film industry: Deepika Padukone ...

Education: La Martiniere Lucknow; John F. Kennedy High School; Newton North High School;
Jai Hind College

Activities: Yoga, dancing

Admires: Vidya Balan as a performer, Beyoncé, because she balances her personal and professional
life very well

Hottest male: Matthew Mcconaughey
Hottest co-star: Amitabh Bachchan

Most happiest moment: When her brother was born
Strength that keeps her going: The fact that she hates loosing

Weakness: Her father

Bad habit: Over-working

How she deals with pain, heartbreak and loneliness: By crying and writing poems
Fear: Of failure
Fetish: Shoes

Trademark: Her smile, full lips

Likes: Dancing, doing stunts, music, reading, writing poetry and short stories

Dislikes: Working out in the gym
When it comes to men, she likes: Mushy but bad boys
What she wouldn't tolerate in her man: Pettiness

The best dressed man in Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan
When she feels low: She cleans her house

Role Model: Mother Teresa

Debut film: 'Thamizhan' (2002)

Debut Award: Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for Andaaz (2003)

Debut song: In My City (2012)

Best movies in the career by now: Krrish, Don, Fashion, Dostana, Kaminey, Anjaana Anjaani, Don 2,
Agneepath, Teri Meri Kahaani, Barfi!, Mary Kom...

Dream Role: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
If not an actor: An engineer

Priyanka Chopra in her childhood

--- Favourites ---

Favourite subject in school: Chemistry

Favourite food: Rajma Chawal... pizza, pasta, burgers... loves junk food

Favourite beverage: Cold coffee & peach iced tea

Favourite dessert: Jalebi, Gulab Jamun, Red Velvet Cake, Cheesecake, Dark Chocolates and
Hot Chocolate Fudge

Favourite place: Home

Favourite holiday spot: Thailand

Favourite actors: Shah Rukh Khan, Kishore Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Mel Gibson
Favourite actress: Madhuri Dixit, Sushmita Sen

Favourite movie: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Favourite song: Careless Whispers, I will always love you… Haven't met you yet...Michael Bubbble

Favourite singers: Anushka Manchanda, Alisha Chinai, Shreya Ghoshal

Favourote dance style: Shivangi, Hip Hop

Favourite colour: Red

Favourite perfume: Dolce & Gabbana The One, Ralph Lauren's Romance

Favourite cosmetic: Mascara

Favourite books: She enjoys reading Biographies

Favourite car: Mercedes

Favourite outfit: A pair of jeans topped by a crisp, white shirt... When plays safe, goes for a black shirt

Favourite fashion designer: Chanel, Manish Malhotra

Favourite accessory: Tag Heuer Link Diamond watch

Favourite jewellry: Diamonds and antique jewellery

Favourite piece of jewellery: A ring that was gifted to her by her dad (the late Dr Ashok Chopra)
on her birthday few years ago.

Favourite possession: An old suitcase filled with pictures of her family-grandfather, great grandfather etc

Fashion favourite: Shoes

Priyanka Chopra Miss World 2000

--- Interesting Facts ---

--> As a child, she suffered from Asthma and was very close to her dad. Her family affectionately called
her Mimi.

--> Priyanka is the winner of the Miss World pageant of 2000.

--> As a teenager she lived for some years with an aunt in the United States. Priyanka is from Bareilly.

--> Suri Lab Studio in Bareilly is where she got her first portfolio made for Femina Miss India.

--> She wanted to study engineering or psychiatry but she accepted offers to join the Indian film industry,
which came as a result of her pageant wins.

--> In addition to acting in films, she participates in stage shows, has hosted a reality show on television,
and has written columns for India's national newspapers.

--> Priyanka has engaged in philanthropic activities.

--> In 2012, she released her first single "In My City". Her second single "Exotic" debuted in 2013.

--> Due to her parents' occupations the family relocated to a number of Indian cities.

--> Among the many places that she lived, she has fond memories as a child of playing in the valleys
of Leh, in the cold northwestern Indian desert region of Jammu and Kashmir.

--> She now considers Bareilly her home town, and maintains strong connections there.

--> While she was living at her aunt's in Massachusetts, she participated in several theatre productions
and studied Western classical music, choral singing and Kathak dance.

--> Priyanka was the only Indian in her class to have been selected at state level for the National Opus
Honour Choir.

--> During her teenage years in America, Chopra sometimes faced racial issues and bullying.

--> When she won the local "May Queen" beauty pageant, after which she was pursued by admirers,
her family had to equip their home with bars for her protection.

--> Her mother then entered her in the Femina Miss India contest of 2000, she finished second, winning
the Femina Miss India World title.

--> She 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

--> She was especially close to her father, who died in June 2013; in 2012 she got a tattoo reading
"Daddy's lil girl", in his handwriting.

--> In the movie 'Love Story 2050' she played a double role, so she coloured her hair twice; once red to
portray the girl from the future and then black for the girl of the past.

--> Priyanka's main vocal influence was her father, who she said was "an incredible singer", and helped
develop her interest in singing.

--> She began writing an opinion column, "The Priyanka Chopra Column", for the Hindustan Times
in 2009. She said after her first year of writing: "I'm a private person and never thought that I could
express my feelings. But strangely enough, whenever I sat down to write this column, my inner most
came to the fore."

--> She's a huge Fan of SRK since childhood.

--> One of the most followed Twitter Celeb.

--> Loves Coconut Barfi, Cold Coffee and Rasmalai of Kipps (some shop in Bareilly). 

--> Priyanka Loves the bangles from the Chudi Bazaar of Bareilly.

--> Loves Bikes... Rode the first bike during Don movie.

--> Loves Junk Food especially COLD COFFEE and BURGERS.

--> Has a white mercedes and driver's name is Maqbool Bhai.

--> She took Gatka training for her stunts in Drona.

--> In Salvatore Ferragamo's museum there's a cast of her feet.

--> The director Anurag Basu says that she eats a lot... sometimes orders a big pizza now and then and
greedily eats it all alone.

--> She respects her elders a lot.

--> She is Trained Western Classical Singer & Trained Kathak Dancer.

--> She doesn't know how to cook... can't even make roti properly... makes funny shapes while trying,
but she can make eggs.

--> She had long nails in school and was fashionable.

--> Her last question on Miss World was of Mother Teresa, and Mother Teresa is her role model.

--> Her camera goes with her everywhere, and she’s always taking shots of what’s happening
behind-the-scenes, with costars, directors etc, so that one day when she’s old, she can sit with her
grandkids and say: “You know, I was shooting this ad and I had so much fun!

--> She always carries candy in her purse.

--> While shooting the song "Do Me A Favor, Let's Play Holi" in the movie Waqt: The Race Against
Time (2005), she stepped on a live wire and received a shock. She was hospitalized for a day.

--> Priyanka is a cleanliness freak. She has an obsessive compulsive disorder when it comes to keeping
things in place. Other than that, she is also addicted to her gadgets and feels helpless without them.
--> She once jokingly stole the mobile phone from Abhishek Bachchan and sent the 'I miss you' message
to Rani Mukerji from it, making Rani think it's Abhishek. She did it to pay him back the prank he made
before.  Rani replied 'Hi Abhi, what's wrong with you?'

--> She could never be with a man who is not achiever. He has to be a gentleman. He has to be gentle,
kind, smart; she cannot stand the company of dumb men. He has to be witty.

--> In 2012, she released her first single "In My City". Her second single "Exotic" debuted in 2013,
and charted in countries such as the United States and Canada. Her third single, a cover of Bonnie
Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me" was released in April 2014, and is her debut song release in the
United Kingdom.

Priyanka Chopra with her family

--- Personal Quotes ---

"I'm just a girl who want somebody to make me feel like nothing else in the world is more important."

"I believe love is the most important thing in the world. And I absolutely want that crazy, heady,
passionate love affair. It shouldn't make sense. It should be completely insane. There's no other way
of loving. There's no way of being carefully in love. I don't understand that."
"I have done Hollywood, Bollywood and Tollywood - everything in just one month. I am an actor. Make
me do any film. I worship my work. I don't have any priorities nor am I looking for any big crossovers.
I like expanding myself and as an artist wherever I can show my creativity in different ways, be it music,
acting or anything. I never take my work for granted."

"I am who I am. I am desi (from India), and I am videshi (from outside India). I've been brought up
in America, I've been brought up in India, and I think the amalgamation of that is what I want to be.
I don't want to be too western or too Indian, or too here or there. I want my work to reflect that. It
always has in my movies and I want my music to do that too."

"I have a really cool family. My nanny is in her 90's and she's a rocker-chic. So is my mom. And all of
them. They are really fun. They are my friends. We have a relationship as friends. And they always
support me..."

"Through all the lights and through all the mics and cameras and everything, when I see a member
of my family or my friends, I feel a little calmer, I feel a little more confident. So I like having them
around when I'm nervous."

"The one thing I wear best is my confidence.That’s what I’d recommend to everyone. It’s a big turn on."

"I don't believe in size zero. Yes, I have lost weight as I am training myself for my next film. I am
working hard to build muscles for my character, which is inspired by Mary Kom"

"I've always stood up for whatever I do and bear the consequences for it. But when it's not my doing,
it makes me angry."

"I think it's great to be flawed.I am hugely flawed, and I like it this way. That's the fun of life. You fall,
get up, make mistakes, learn from them, be human and be you."

"I’ve always loved music and been obsessive about it. But I never realised how much goes into making
it. It’s a magical process. Writing music is so personal. I realised that all my lyrics are so dark, there’s
so much inside me..."

"I’m a private person. I don’t open up even to friends or family. But while writing lyrics, something kept
pouring out from deep within. It’s not a persecution complex but I’m fascinated by the dark side of life.
I’ve always had a bubbly, happy life. My family has been great, so have my friends, but the forbidden
fruit has always fascinated me."

"I like doing everything I’m told not to. My mother sent me to a hostel because I used to say ‘no’ so
often. She always used reverse psychology with me. Maybe, it’s a need to prove that I have a mind of
my own. But I’ve been a little on the edge."

"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 ... 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."

"I was a gawky kid, had low self-esteem, came from a modest middle-class background, had white
marks on my legs ... But I was damn hard working. Today, my legs sell 12 brands."

"I always like to work on my character. That's why I work on one film at a time. For Fashion I opted for
a toned body. I went on a health-conscious diet, though I didn't cut down on my food or anything...
It isn't about getting thin at all. It's just about toning my body. I don't think you need to be reed-thin
to be beautiful. I think Indian women look terrible when they try to get anorexic. We (Indian women)
are naturally healthy. And by that I don't mean voluptuous... But, yes, we've been given a certain kind
of figure. We're well proportioned and aesthetically endowed in all the right places. And by getting
exceptionally thin, we're going against nature."

"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."

"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?"

"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 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."

"I am a girl, I have a father who reads the newspaper every day and a brother who goes to college and
his friends talk about it.But I think people forget it when they talk about actors.I am very old-fashioned
and I don't like such kind of talk."

"I live with romance in my brain. I'm a true-blue Cancerian like that. I cry during romantic scenes,
books... the works."

"I don't like guys who are conventional. I'm an achiever; he has to be an achiever. I admire drive,
I admire ambition. I like a guy who keeps me on my toes."

"I've realized one thing from being in show business since I was so young, that you can't please
everyone. You just can't. There's no way everyone will always be happy with you so be who you are and
let people decide whether they like you or not."

"I think people know me as an actor, it's very difficult for them to accept the fact that I can sing. I get
a lot of critique for that, 'why are you trying to sing, why are you singing?' So I think that is a challenge
for me, I wish people could just see it as trying my hand at something new, everybody tries that."

"I never thought I'd be singing, so I feel like my life has its own plan and I just go wherever comes
my way. I don't plan my life. Man proposes, God disposes."



Priyanka Chopra with her parents 

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Priyanka Chopra with her brother


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