We all know the notable star of the Bollywood Industry who is now a part of the Hollywood industry. Yes, you guessed it right. It is Priyanka Chopra, the Indian film star who does not limit her career to the field of acting but is a prominent singer as well. She is counted under the list of the most high-profile celebrities in India. Other than that, she is one the most highest-paid actress in India and also the most popular entertainers amongst many. Being such a prominent star, she has a long list of honors and awards. She is the winner of the National Film Award and has a total of Filmfare Awards. In 2016, she was awarded the most prestigious award that is the Padma Shri award, by India’s Government.
Let’s talk about the list she is counted under. She has her name in the list of the 100 most Influential People in the World published by Time. Within a couple of years, she made her way to the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list by the popular business magazine that we all know is Forbes. If we start talking about her achievement, she has achieved a lot in these years in beauty, acting, song, and many more. Being an idol of beauty, she won the Miss world 2000.
Although her dreams and aspirations before she started her career in the field of acting were different. She aspired to become aeronautical engineering. But after she earned the roles from the win of popular beauty competition that is the Miss World. Winning the competition, she left her studies for the chances she earned in the industry. She started her career with a role in a south Indian movie named Thamizan. After that, she made her debut in the Bollywood industry in 2003. Her first movie in the Bollywood industry was The Hero.
In that movie, she played the role of the second lead character in the movie. Being an actress with such extravagant skills, it was not hard for her to earn more and more lead roles from the very early stage of her career. She rose to more success with her role in the movie named Andaaz. Her acting in the movie impressed the audience and not also caught the eye of the talent scout. For her role in the movie, she earned the Filmfare award.
Followed by these movies’ success, she started her movie to get counted under the list of Box-Office successful movies. Some of the major box-office hits included Aitraaz, Krrish, 7-Khoon Maaf Barfi as well as Barfi. With her extravagant roles in the movies, she earned many awards and appreciation over the years for her films. Other than her roles in the Bollywood industry’s movies, she made her landmark in the Hollywood industry by being a talented singer. Some of her popular tracks are In My City as well as Exotic. Talking about her personal life, she tied the knot with the popular singer, who s also a songwriter named Nick Jonas.
Childhood and Education
Born on the 18th of July in 1982 was the prominent star of India we all know is Priyanka Chopra. She was born in the family of a medical practitioner who worked for the Indian Army. She is not the only child of her parents; she has a brother named Siddhartha. Being a physician in the Indian Army, being transferred from one place to another is quite common. After getting transfer here and there, Priyanka spent her childhood, not in one city but many, namely Delhi, Pune, Lucknow, Bareilly, and the beautiful city of Ladakh.
Unlike others studying in one school until they complete their school years, Priyanka studied in different schools, including the La Martiniere Grils’ School, which is in Lucknow, and St. Maria Goretti College, which is in Bareilly. To pursue her higher education, she was sent to the States when she turned 13, where she lived with her aunt. Even in the States, she did not attend one school since her aunt’s family got transferred from one place to another quite frequently. She attended the popular schools in Newtown, Massachusetts, New York, as well as in Iowa. Being such a bright student in academics, she actively participated in many co-curricular activities. She was an awesome theatrical artist.
Other than that, she learned Western Classical music, choral singing, and Kathak dance. Talking about her dreams and aspirations, she always wanted to take up a profession in the technical field, which was either a Software engineer or a criminal psychologist rather than a stage performer. After completing her studies abroad, she returned to India to complete her senior year education. She went to the Army Public School, which is in Bareilly. Fortunately, at that time, she participated in the popular beauty competition that is the May Queen. At a very young age, she was regarded as the winner of the popular competition.
Her career started in 2000. Her first start to the career was with the popular beauty contest named Femina Miss India World title. Following the win of this contest, she participated in the international level’s beauty contest that is the Miss World 2000. Not only did she participate in the contest, but she was crowned as Miss World as well. After a couple of years, in 2002, she made her debut in the South Indian film industry with the movie named Thamizhan. With her great acting skills, not only did she impressed the audience, but she also earned more roles in different movies. In the next year, she appeared in the second lead character’s role in the movie named The Hero: Love Story of a Spy. Later in 2003, she played one of the lead roles in the movie named Andaaz. She played the role of the iconic star that is Akshay Kumar. The way she pulled up the role in the movie was quite elegant.
In 2004, she played a major role in the movie named Mujhse Shadi Karogi. The movie was under the genre of romantic comedy. With her role in the movie, she earned more popularity. It made a huge commercial success with the extravagant role of its cast. She played the role of the female lead character in Burmawalla’s popular movie named Aitraaz. In that movie, she played the role of the character named Sonia Roy, who by profession was an antagonist. The way she pulled out the role was extravagant, which impressed the audience as well. The following year was the year of success for her. In that year, she played the role of two major characters in two commercially hit movies. She started the year with Vipul Shah’s movie named Waqt: The Race Against Time.
With the success of this movie, she earned more roles in different movies. The next movie that she did was directed by a famous director named Rohan Sippy. The movie was named Bluffmaster. Even this movie was a commercial success as well. In the next year, in 2006, she played the role of the lead character in the movie of the superhero category. The movie was named Krrish. Other than that, she also played the lead role in the movie named Don. It was of the action thriller genre. The movie not only made a huge success in the country that is in India but also made a huge success in the box-office around the world.
With her roles in the commercial success movies, she earned more roles in different movies as well. She played the role of other different lead characters in other movies that were commercially successful, namely Big Brother, which was premiered in 2007. Other than that, she played the lead as well as major roles in different movies. In 2008 she appeared in the role of the lead characters twice in two different movies, namely Love Story 2050, which was released in 2008, and in Drona, which was premiered in 2008. Apart from this, she also appeared in other movies as well.
By the end of 2008, she played the role of a lead character in the movie named Fashion. The storyline of the more revolved around the fashion industry in India. The movie had a cast of some prominent actors and actresses. Not only the film but her role in the movie caught the eye of the critics as well. Followed by her previous commercially successful movie’s success, she played the role of the character named Neha Melwani in the movie named Dostana, which was a blockbuster movie. The movie also made a huge box-office amount. After a few years, in 2011, she played the role of the character named Sussanna in the movie named 7 Khoon Maaf. Not only did the movie caught the eye of the critics, but it also won the heart of the audience.
In the following year, she played the role of the character named Jhimli in Anurag Basu’s popular movie named Barfi. She drew the role of the character with Ranbir Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz as her co-star. The way she pulled the role of the character named Jhimli ecstatic reviews from the audience. The film made a huge box-office amount. With her extravagant acting skills and the way she gracefully portrayed all the characters she was offered. In 2012 itself, she made her debut in the Hollywood industry. Her first movie of the Hollywood industry was In My City. In this movie, she played her role with the popular rapper named will.i.am. In the next year, in 2013, she played the female lead role in the movie named Krrish 3. Other than that, she also played the role of the female lead character in two movies, namely Babli Badmaash Hai and Ram Chahe Leela. Both the movie made a blockbuster hit with a huge box-office amount.
In that very year, she released her first song in the Hollywood industry, titled Exotic. The music video featured the popular rapper of America named Pitbull. She released another of her songs named I can’t Make You Love Me, which is Bonnie Raitt’s cover. She released the song in 2014. Being a part of Hollywood did not make her appearance less in Bollywood movies. She played the role of the lead character named in the movie named Mary Kom. The movie was a biographical-based film on an Indian female boxer who won the World Boxing Championship a total of five times and the winner of the Olympic Bronze Medal. Being so graceful in the role, she impressed the audience and caught the eye of the critics. The movie received appreciation all around the country.
In the following year, that is in 2015; she signed a deal of talent holding with the popular studio in America named ABC Studios. Other than that, she also played the role of the character named Alex Parrish in the series named Quantico. The series was premiered on the 27th of September in 2015 on the popular channel named ABC. With her role in the Bollywood series, she became the first South Asian star to play an American drama series. Being an actress with such extravagant skills, she was received applications from the critics for her role in the series. In that very year, she was praised by Rob Lowman’s Los Angeles Daily News as the “dynamic screen presence.” She was also regarded as the “strongest human asset” by James Poniewozik, who owns The New York Times.
Later she played the role of the character named Ms. Granada, who by profession was the director of the superhero organization, which was named Heroics. She played this role in Robert Rodriguez’s famous movie named We Can Be Heros. The movie was a superhero movie for kids which premiered on Netflix. With her role in the movie, not only did she caught the eye of the critics, but she impressed the audience as well. In 2021, she played the role of the female lead character in the popular Bollywood movie named The White Tiger. The movie was directed by a popular director named Ramin Bahrani. She drew the character named Pinky Madam with Adarsh Gourav as well as Rajkumar Rao. The movie was a successful adaptation of the popular novel of the same-named written by Aravind Adiga. With her graceful role in the movie, she received applauds from the audience and the talent scout and critics.
Major Works and Trivia
The way our very favorite Priyanka Chopra pulled out the role of the character, who was a physically and psychologically disabled person named Jhilmil Chatterjee, received applauds and praise from not only the audience but also the critics. The critics praised her role as a flawless interpretation of an autistic woman. Talking more about her success in fields other than movies, she works for many social causes. She has some campaigns currently going on, namely the “Save Girl Child” campaign, which is initiated to save female infanticide and foeticide. Other than that, she also works for the Awakening Youth campaign, which is based on an anti-addiction program. The UNICEF appointed her as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights.
Being such an extravagant star of both the Bollywood and the Hollywood industry, in 2016, she was counted under the list of eight highest-paid actresses, a total earning of $14 million. In the following year, that is in 2017; she had an earning of $12million, with which she was regarded as the seventh highest-paid Indian Celebrity. In 2018, her earnings were estimated to be $3.5million. In 2019, her total earning was estimated to be somewhere around $45 million. Talking about the salary that she received from the popular series named Quantico and the other brands that she worked for, namely Pantene, Nirav Modi, and Lyf Mobile, she received somewhere around $10million each year.
Being such a graceful and extravagant actor, the list of her awards is never-ending. She was awarded the National Film Award for being the Best Actress for her role in the movie named Fashion, released in 2008. Other than that, she also won five Filmfare Awards for different movies for different categories, namely Best Female Debut for the movie Andaaz in 2003, Best Performance in a Negative Role for the movie Aitraaz. Besides these, she also won the Filmfare under the category of Best Actress for the movie named Fashion which was in 2008. Apart from the five Filmfares that she won, she was also awarded the Critics Awards for Best Actress for the movie named 7Khoon Maaf in 2011.
Other than that, she was awarded the Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie named Bajirao Mastani, which was in 2015. Apart from that, she also won the People’s Choice Awards under the category of Favourite Actress In a New TV Series and under the category of Favorite Dramatic TV actress for her graceful role in the series named Quantico. With the People’s Choice Award’s winning, she became the first South Asian star to win the People’s Choice Award. Other than all the awards that she won, in 2016, she was awarded the most prestigious award that is the Padma Shri award by the Government of India. She won the award for the contribution that she made in the field of arts.
Like any other brother and sister, Priyanka Chopra shares a strong bond with her brother who is Siddhartha. Her father is a doctor named Ashok Chopra. He served as the physician in the Indian Army. Even she was much more close to her father. Her father even got a tattoo that said “Daddy’s Lil girl,” which was in 2012. But unfortunately, he died of cancer in 2013. His mother was also a medical practitioner who served in the Indian Army as well. Other than that, she was well established in Bareily in the profession of being a gynecologist. But since her daughter Priyanka wanted to pursue her career in the field of acting, she gave up her practice in the field of a gynecologist.
Though she is an active performer in movies and quite active in front of the camera, she still does not know about her personal life. However, she was in a romantic relationship with a popular Bollywood star named Sahid Kapoor. But for some reason or the other, the couple broke up. After some time, she was in a relationship with another popular Bollywood star named Harman Baweja. After a few years, in 2018, she and the popular singer and songwriter of America named Nick Jonas were in a relationship. After some months, the couple held their engagement ceremony by the mid of 2018, in August. Their engagement ceremony caught the eye of the media. Since Priyanka is a Punjabi, they had their Punjabi Roka soon. Soon enough that is by the end of 2018 is in December, the couple tied the knot in the Umaid Bhawan Palace, which is in Jodhpur. Being a mixed-religion couple, they had their marriage following both the Hindu and Christian rituals.