Biography, News|June 23, 2012 8:22 am

Priyanka Chopra Biography

Priyanka Chopra was born on the 18th of July in the year 1982 in Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) to Dr. Madhu Akhauri & Dr. Ashok Chopra (who was in the Indian Army). Priyanka’s childhood was mostly spent moving from one city to another as her dad would keep getting posted as he was an officer in the Indian Army. Priyanka also has a younger brother named Siddharth who is about 7 years younger to her.

Priyanka has spent her early days in Bareilly & Uttar Pradesh before her family moved to Newton, Massachusetts, later to Cedar Rapids in Iowa. Priyanka studied at the La Martiniere Girls’ School (Lucknow) when she was young. She later moved with her family to U.S.A where she then joined at Newton South High School (Newton) in Massachusetts from where she went to the John F. Kennedy High School at Cedar Rapids in Iowa.

Much later her family came back to India, where she then finished high school at the Army School (Bareilly). Priyanka studied at the Jai Hind College (Mumbai). She left Bareilly when she won the Miss World pageant.

Chopra made her debut in the 2002 Tamil film Thamizhan. In 2003, she appeared in her first Bollywood film, opposite Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta, The Hero. Later that year she was seen along with Akshay Kumar and Lara Dutta in Andaaz. Her next few films released in 2004 like Plan, Kismat and Asambhav performed poorly at the box office. Later that year she appeared in romantic comedy Mujhse Shaadi Karogi opposite Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar. Her first negative character was in the film Aitraaz in the same year.

In 2005, Priyanka starred in six films. Her four films, Blackmail, Karam, Yakeen and Barsaat failed to do well at the box-office. But her other two releases, Waqt: The Race Against Time and Bluffmaster did decent business. In 2006, Chopra starred in two of the most successful films of the year, Krrish and Don. Her consequent releases in 2007, Salaam-e-Ishq and Big Brother, were flops.

In 2008, Chopra featured in six films. Her first four films, Love Story 2050, God Tussi Great Ho, Chamku and Drona, failed to do well. Chopra’s fifth release of the year, Fashion was a critical success. Her last release of that year was a romantic comedy Dostana, where she starred opposite Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham.

She wowed the audience in What’s Your Raashee?, where she was seen in twelve different looks, each representing a zodiac sign. In Kaminey, she did justice to her role as Sweety and was seen completely transformed into a Marathi girl. In 2010, Chopra appeared in Pyaar Impossible and later in Anjaana Anjaani opposite Ranbir Kapoor.

7 Khoon Maaf, was her first release of 2011. The film failed to do much at the box-office but her performance was widely appreciated and she won a Filmfare Critics award for her role. Her other release of 2011 was Don 2 with Shah Rukh Khan.

In early 2012, she was seen opposite Hrithik Roshan in the super-hit fim Agneepath.

Her Music career

Priyanka is a trained classical western singer. In the year 2011(August), Priyanka signed an international recording contract with Universal Music and Desi Hits. She wishes to release her 1st music album with them. This album is to be released with Desi Hits in North America through the Interscope Records. In all other worldwide markets it will be released through UK’s Island Records.
Troy Carter, who is the chief executive official of the Atom Factory will be managing Priyanka’s music career. The album will include around 10 pop songs and shall release globally, sometime around 2012. Currently, Chopra is busy writing & recording this album in English.

TV career

Priyanka became a TV show host for a reality show with Colors’ which was titled Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi (in Level 3). Akshay kumar (actor) has hosted the previous 2 seasons for this reality show and was replaced by Priyanka in the 3rd season. The show was premiered on the 6th of September in 2010 and it beat all opening ratings for the previous 2 seasons.