Birthdate: 18 July 1982
Birth Place: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India.
Height in feet: 5 Feet 6 Inches
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sun Sign: Cancer
Occupation: Model, Bollywood Actress, Singer
Marital Status: Single
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Priyanka Chopra was born in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India.She is a Indian actress and former Miss World. She has had a very varied upbringing. Having been born in an Army family, she moved from Leh-ladakh in the north to Kerala in the south from Bombay in the west to Jamshedpur in the East. She imbibed the ethos of the multicultural Indian society. She is also the brand ambassador of prestigious brands like Tag Heuer and Lux Crysrtals and Spice Telecom.
Her schooling was in Lucknow in La Martinière Girls College in Lucknow, Maria Goretti College in Bareilly. Later went to the US, where she was a student at Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts and North Delta Senior Secondary School in North Delta before returning to India to complete high school at Army School (Bareilly).
She began college at Jai Hind College in Mumbai but left after winning the Miss World pageant. She wanted to be a Software Engineer or a Criminal Psychologist.
Her father Dr Ashok Chopra and her mother Dr Madhu Akhauri, both was a surgeon in the Indian Army Medical Corps. Her father was Punjabi,and her mother is from jharkhand. She has a brother, Siddharth, who is seven years her junior. Actress Parineeti Chopra, Meera Chopra and Barbie Handa are her cousins.
Before starting her acting career, she worked as a model and gained fame after winning the Miss World title in 2000.Priyanka Chopra, is today among the top stars in Bollywood. And, going by the film offers she has bagged of late, she seems to be all set to rule Bollywood in the days to come.
She made her acting debut in the Tamil film industry with the movie ‘Thamizhan’ on 2001.
In 2003, Chopra made her Bollywood film debut as the second female lead opposite Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta with Anil Sharma’s "The Hero Love Story of a Spy" . The Hero was one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films that year. her second movie "Andaaz" with Akshay Kumar, again sharing the female lead with the debuting Lara Dutta in 2003.Success with films like ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ (2004), ‘Krrish’ (2006),
Her biggest commercial success so far, and ‘Don - The Chase Begins Again’ (2006). Since then, she has established herself as one of the most successful and popular actresses of the industry.
1. Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut in 2003 for Andaaz.
2. Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role in 2004 for Aitraaz.
3. National Film Award for Best Actress in 2008 for Fashion.
4. National Film Award for Best Actress in 2009 for Kaminey.
5. Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress in 2011 for 7 khoon Maaf.
6. Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress in 2012 for Barif.