Priyanka Chopra is an actress, singer, film producer, and beauty queen born and raised in India. This Indian woman is one of the most celebrated artists, not just locally but also internationally. Her beauty captivated the whole world when she bagged the crown and title of Miss World in 2000. Although she is known for her timeless beauty and artistry, there is still so much about this girl that people don't know yet. Do you want to dig a little deeper into her life?
Priyanka Chopra planned to become a criminal psychologist, but after winning Miss World and received a lot of movie offers, she opted to enter the film industry, instead. Her race and nationality did not stop her from becoming a well-known celebrity. Aside from her blockbuster movies and excellent acting skills, her name also made noise on different platforms when she married Nick Jonas.
Priyanka Chopra profile summary
- Name: Priyanka Chopra-Jonas
- Nickname: Priyanka
- Age: 37 years old
- Birthday: July 18, 1982
- Nationality: Indian
- Place of birth: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
- Height: 5 feet 6 ½ inches
- Weight: 121 lbs.
- Body measurement: 35-28-35
- Profession: Actress, singer, film producer, and beauty queen.
- Instagram: @priyankachopra
Priyanka Chopra was born on July 18, 1982, at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India. Her parents are Ashok Chopra and Madhu Chopra; both are physicians in the Indian army. She has one younger brother named Siddharth.
Priyanka’s family was posted in many places in India because of her parent’s profession. Due to their family moving from one place to another, Priyanka has had to change school from time to time. Some of the schools she went to in India are La Matiniere Girls School in Lucknow and St. Maria Goretti College in Bareilly.
Priyanka also went to the United States to study when she was only 13 years old. She attended the Newton North High School in Massachusetts and John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids Lowa.
She spent most of her teenage years in the US. While she was there, she studied Western classical music, choral singing, and Kathak dance. Although she was bullied because of her skin color, Priyanka continued to study well.
After three years of staying abroad, the girl returned to India and finished the senior year of her high-school education at the Army Public School in Bareilly. She also joined several beauty competitions and won the local May Queen beauty pageant.
She also joined the Femina Miss India contest of 2000 and landed in second place, receiving the title as the Femina Miss India World. She was then sent to represent India in the Miss World competition in 2000. She was crowned Miss World 2000 and Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty—Asia & Oceania at the Millennium Dome in London.
Priyanka Chopra awards in the pageant scene opened a lot of opportunities for her, especially in the film industry.
Priyanka was only 20 years old when she was debuted in the films Thamizhan and followed it that same year with Jeet: Born to Win. After her debut films, the beauty queen turned actress thought that acting or anything related to it is not for her.
In 2003, she was chosen to be part of the movie Hero: Love Story of a Spy – this was her first Bollywood film appearance. It was one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films that year, but it received mixed reviews from critics. She also appeared in the films Plan, Kismat, Asambhav, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, and Aitrazz – all were released in 2004.
Although she hasn’t yet received the recognition she deserves, Chopra acting was somehow recognized in the romantic comedy film entitled Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.
She had done more acting stints in years, and it was only in 2014 that she received her most-deserved global cinema spotlight. It was because of Mary Kom, a film based on the real-life story of the female boxing champion. It was the first Hindi-made film to premiere on opening night at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Priyanka signed a talent holding deal with ABC Studios and, in 2015, was cast in the American thriller series Quantico as Alex Parrish. She was the first South Asian to headline an American network drama series.
She received the People's Choice Award for Favourite Actress in a New TV Series for her role in Quantico, becoming the first South Asian actress to win a People's Choice Award.
Priyanka Chopra appeared to a considerable number of movies where she proved that she is truly more than just a pretty face. Below are some of the films she appeared in.
- Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005)
- Taxi No. 9211 (2006)
- Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love (2007)
- Big Brother (2007)
- My Name is Anthony Gonsalves (2008)
- Fashion (2008)
- Kaminey (2009)
- Pyaar Impossible! (2010)
- Ra.One (2011)
- Teri Meri Kahaani (2012)
- Deewana Main Deewana (2013)
- Shootout at Wadala (2013)
- Gunday (2014)
- Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)
- Ventilator (2016)
- Baywatch (2017)
- A Kid Like Jake (2018)
- Isn't It Romantic? (2019)
The actress did not only make a name in the film industry but also in music. In August 2011, Universal Music Group signed Chopra to a worldwide recording agreement with DesiHits. The deal indicated that her first studio album would be released by Interscope Records in North America and by Island Records. Here is the list of some of her songs:
- I Can’t Make You Love Me
- In My City
- Tujhe Bhula Diya
- Dil Hi Toh Hai
- Phir Le Aya Dil
- Aas Paas Khuda
- Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin
Priyanka Chopra net worth, according to Insider, is a massive 20 million dollars. The amounts make sense because she has been working in the film industry for almost two decades already, not to mention all her endorsements and commercials.
On the other hand, her annual salary is an estimated 10 million dollars. Unbelievable, isn't it?
The actress and Nick Jonas (one of the Jonas brothers) have a beautiful love story – the two proved that when it comes to love, age is just a number. Though Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas age difference of 10 years (Priyanka being the older one) has been a point of obsession in the press, the two chose not to be bothered. Their relationship continued until marriage.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra wedding was an international scoop in 2018. There was an initial three-day celebration featuring a Hindu ceremony, a Mehendi, and a Sangeet, which is the course of an Indian wedding.
They also had a Christian ceremony to recognize Jonas’ faith. They had another reception in New Dehli and Mumbai for Chopra’s friends and family friends. The couple also had one for the family of the groom.
The couple did a lot of grandiose wedding ceremonies and receptions, which makes it the wedding of the decade, or the year, at least.
The two will celebrate their second wedding anniversary this year, but they haven’t talked yet about Priyanka Chopra baby plans.
Facts about Priyanka Chopra
- Her favorite Hollywood movies are Pretty Woman, Jerry Maguire, and Walk in the Clouds.
- Her favorite Bollywood movie is Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.
- She is a fan of Sushmita Sen.
- She likes eating burgers
- She uses Ralph Lauren Romance for her perfume.
- She likes to go to Mexico, Paris, and Brazil.
Priyanka Chopra is amazingly beautiful. Whenever she posts photos on her Instagram account, and one can not help but be mesmerized by her face and body features.
The photos below are proof of how gorgeous this girl is and how great of a person she is, whether as a daughter, a wife, or a woman.
For Priyanka, family time is always the best time. If given a chance, she prefers to spend the holidays with her family.
Priyanka loves goofing around with her husband. The photo shows how she loves posing with a funny face when she is with Nick. They look so cute together, aren't they?
Aside from being an actress, Priyanka is also a philanthropist. She was chosen to become UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador. The photo above was taken when she received her well-deserved recognition from UNICEF India.
The photo above was a throwback picture of Priyanka when she won Miss World 2000. It only shows how deserving she was to win the crown.
Twenty years after winning the Miss World crown, Priyanka still got the looks. It seems like nothing has really changed.
Priyanka Chopra is truly a remarkable woman. She will undoubtedly continue to show her artistry in music and film, but at the same time become the best wife for her husband.