Risotto, Burgers, French fries, Chicken/Mutton Biryani, Fish curry, Sarson ka saag, Bourbon biscuits, Red velvet cake
Matthew Mcconaughey, Tom Hardy, Mel Gibson, Shah Rukh Khan, Kishore Kumar and Dharmendra
Rekha and Sushmita Sen
“Careless Whispers” by George Micheal, “I Will Always Love You” By Sarah Washington
Bollywood: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi Hollywood: Jerry Maguire, Pretty Woman, Walk in the Clouds
Favorite Fashion Designer
Ralph Lauren Romance
Favorite Locations / Desitinations
Paris, Brazil and Mexico
Olive in Mumbai
Priyanka Chopra Was Born On July 18, 1982 In Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. Born To Ashok Chopra And Madhu Akhauri, Who Were Both Physicians In The Army.
Priyanka Spent Her Childhood In Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. Priyanka Studied At La Martiniere Girls’ School In Lucknow As A Young Girl But Subsequently Relocated To The US. Where She Studied In Newton South High School In Newton, Massachusetts And Then In John F Kennedy High School In Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
She Began College At Jai Hind College In Mumbai But Quit Soon After She Won The Miss World Title In 2000.
She Also Has A Younger Brother Named Siddharth, Who Is Seven Years Younger Than Her And Is Studying To Become A Chef.
Priyanka Chopra Acting Debut
Priyanka Chopra Made Her Movie Debut With A Tamil Film Called Thamizhan In 2002. She Made Her Bollywood Debut In Director Anil Sharma’s The Hero: Love Story Of A Spy With Sunny Deol And Preity Zinta.
In 2003, Her Second Film Andaz With Lara Dutta And Akshay Kumar Also Released The Same. Priyanka Won The Filmfare Award For The Best Debut (Female) For The Hero: Love Story Of A Spy And The Best Actress In A Supporting Role For Andaz.
Priyanka Won Her First Filmfare Award For The Best Actress (Female) And The National Award For The Best Actress For Her Portrayal Of The Character Of A Model In Director Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion In 2008.
Some Of Her Successful Films Include Films Like Andaz, Aitraaz, Krrish, Bluffmaster, Don, Dostana, Fashion, Don 2 And Kaminey. She Has Also Received An Award For Her Role In Aitraaz And 7 Khoon Maaf.
Priyanka as a Writer
Chopra began writing an opinion column, “The Priyanka Chopra Column”, for the Hindustan Times in 2009. She wrote a total of fifty columns for the newspaper. 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 innermost thoughts came to the fore.”
In March 2009, she met several readers who had submitted feedback on her weekly column.
She continued to write sporadically for newspapers. In August 2012 she wrote a column published in The Times of India titled “No woman in Mumbai feels safe any longer”, discussing the murder of 25-year-old Pallavi Purkayastha, whom she met while working on Don. In the article, Chopra expressed her views about the safety of women in cities.
In a July 2014 article published in The Guardian, Chopra criticised female genital mutilation and child marriage. Later that year, Chopra wrote an op-ed for The New York Times titled “What Jane Austen Knew” about the importance of education for girls. She praised and quoted Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, and described how her desire to help others was triggered when, at just nine years old, she joined her parents while they volunteered their spare time to offer modern health care to the rural poor.
In late 2014, Chopra began writing a monthly column, “Pret-a-Priyanka”, for Elle. In an article published in January 2015, she expressed her views on diversity and being a global citizen.
In June 2018, it was announced that Chopra will publish her memoir titled Unfinished, which is scheduled to be released in 2019 by Penguin Books in India, Ballantine Books in the United States and Michael Joseph in the United Kingdom.
Facts About Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra is the Winner of the Miss India and Miss World beauty pageants in 2000.
Daughter of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and wife Dr. Madhu Akhouri, both Military Doctors, paternal granddaughter of Kasturi Lal Chopra and wife Champa Wat and maternal granddaughter of Manohar Kishan Akhouri, Congress of India Veteran, and wife Madhu Jyotsna, born Mary John Kavalappara, Member of the Bihar Assembly, and is of Punjabi, Malayali and Bihari descent.
Achievements: she is the only Indian in the USA to have been selected at the state level for the National Opus Honor Choir, extensive charity work back in India and the USA, and joined the CAF and CII in their literacy program and is their ambassador. Member of the support group for the Thalassemic children in U.P., India. Participated in the adult education awareness program with the non-governmental organizations in the peripheral areas of Bareilly. Joined the Indian Government-sponsored Polio Eradication Program as a volunteer. Raised funds for the destitute in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, by participating in a church program.
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.
Did her schooling from La Martinière in Lucknow. She completed tenth grade in Boston and wanted to become a software engineer or a criminal psychologist.
Her father Ashok Chopra, who also manages her career, was diagnosed with a tumor in his liver. He had to undergo a complicated emergency surgery.
Turned down the lead in Umrao Jaan (2006) to work in Bluffmaster! (2005).
Listed as number 2 of ‘Top Bollywood Actresses’ of 2006. (rediff.com, 8-25-2006)
Turned down a part in London Dreams (2009) because she could not provide the shooting dates as she was busy with other films.
Listed #1 by UK magazine Eastern Eye one of “Asia’s Sexiest Women” (Sept/2006).
Appeared on the cover of the premiere issue of Maxim magazine, Indian version, released in 2006.
Cousin of actress Parineeti Chopra and actress Meera Chopra.
Cousin of actress Mannara (aka Barbie Handa).
Was the original choice for Sameera Reddy’s role in Musafir.
Her favorite movies are Jerry Maguire (1996), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), Pretty Woman (1990) and A Walk in the Clouds (1995).
The first film, she ever signed, was titled “Good Night Princess”, directed by actor/director Atlee Brar. This was in the year 2000, before she became Miss World. She shot the film for a month, before becoming Miss World. After she became Miss World, she continued to shoot for the film. It was based on the life of Priyanka Gandhi and it was a Hindi/English film. Her co stars were Pooja Batra and Rahul Dev. The film was finally shelved due to the producers not having any funds to complete the film.
Signed Aziz Mirza film, opposite son Haroun Mirza. This was in 2001. The film got shelved.
In 2006, a toy company in England created a fashion doll based on Priyanka Chopra’s name and image. It was part of the “Bollywood Legend” series which also included stars Hrithik Roshani, Shah Rukh Khan, and Kajol. The dolls are now considered rare collectors items.
In 2015, Priyanka made history as the first Bollywood actress to get a leading role in a prime-time American TV-show, Quantico (2015).
Starred in the shelved movie S.M.Movies “Aatma” (2003), also starring Aryan Vaid (Replaced John Abraham) and Shamita Shetty, with music by Sanjeev Darshan, produced by Mahendra Dhariwal, and directed by J.D.Chakravarthy.
A signed on to a film titled “Kabhi Kabhi Pyar Mein” opposite Sonu Nigam in 2002. She dropped out of the film and it was later made as “Love In Nepal”.
Went for a concert in the Fiji Islands in 2006. Performing in the concert were Chopra, Dino Morea, Abhijeet Sawant, and Jimmy Moses.The first show was in Suva on September 13 and the second show was in Lautoka on September 14.
Starred in the Shakeel Noorani shelved movie “Jaan Ki Baazi” (2003), with Sanjay Dutt, Danny Denzongpa, and Ashish Vidyarthi. The film was shelved after 80% was complete. Dutt had a falling out with Noorani and stopped giving dates.
Sent a legal notice to ex-boyfriend Aseem Merchant in 2014. This was because Aseem was going to make a biopic on her ex-secretary Prakash Jaju. Priyanka thought it would be an invasion of her privacy since the film would also include her personal problems with Prakash.
Is a huge fan of Sarah Michelle Gellar and her famous series Buffy the Vampire Slayer(1996).
Maintains a homeland residence in Mumbai (India) since she commutes so regularly between the USA and India to appear in various movie/TV projects in both countries.
Sports a tattoo on her right wrist that reads “Daddy’s lil girl” in her late father’s handwriting.
Her handbag always contains a tube of hand cream, sunglasses, two brands of perfume, her wallet and a bottle of Tabasco hot sauce.
Friends with Meghan Markle.
Made the May 2016 cover of TIME magazine meriting a place among the “100 Most Influential People” with a tribute penned by Dwayne Johnson.
Is passionate about doing her own stunts where it’s safe and feasible.
Decorated with the Padma Shri, the fourth most important decoration of India.
Filmfare Award for Best Actress,
Became engaged in August 2018 to musician and actor Nick Jonas, with whom she had started a relationship in the same year, in a traditional Punjabi Roka ceremony.
Priyanka Chopra’s Personal Quotes
“I fail to understand why people would think I got a raw deal out of Krrish (2006), considering I was present all through the film, from the beginning till the end. And I don’t know where people get off really. ‘Krrish’ has done a business of Rupees 150 crores. It’s popular and is almost giving ‘Superman’ a run for its money, so what more convincing is required to get the point across? I’m very happy with the response I got from the film. I’m happy with my role. I’ve learnt that you can’t always please everyone in any case. And ‘Krissh’ is my moment of success; I will not allow anyone to take that away from me.” (Stardust magazine, September 2006)
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. (July 2007)
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? (July 2007)
Most outsiders look at the film world as something glamorous. But no one sees the hard work that goes into it. I haven’t taken a holiday in the last four years. I’m working 25 hours a day. There’s no time to sleep or to eat. (July 2007)
When asked what sets her apart from other actresses: “I don’t come from a film background. I haven’t learned anything about films or film-making. But I have a thirst to know everything about my profession. I want to learn about cinematography, about editing, about music recordings, about post-production. So when people in the know talk, I willingly listen. Also, I’m not scared of working 20 hours a day.”
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. (July 2007)
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 adore watching movies; movie marathons are my favorite pastime. I can watch up to five movies back to back. I also love music and like reading whenever I get the time.
When I was in high school in America, I didn’t see anyone who looked like me hardly ever. I just thought that was normal because you don’t know any better. So I used to idolize so many other people, like Sarah Michelle Gellar on Buffy the Vampire Slayer(1996). But when I went back to India at age 17 and started traveling for work, that was when I slowly realized that we don’t all look like one person.
Rani [Mukerji] is a fantastic person. We got on famously during the world tour, where we performed together. She is also not a party animal and very much a family person like me. Rani is a wonderful actor and I admire her even more after watching her performance in Black.
I learned to carry myself with confidence that’s how you make the best impression on people.
I used to be offended by things that were said to me or how I was seen. Now, I educate. If I get pissed off, I’ll educate in a sassy way.