Priyanka Chopra – Biography, Movies, Height, Awards and Details

Priyanka Chopra Trademark is her beautiful smile.

Priyanka Chopra Height : 5′ 8″ (1.73 m)

She’s lovingly been given the name of “piggy chops” in the industry…this sultry beauty has come a long way in the last couple of years….she’s done our country proud when she won the Miss India as well as the Miss World pageant in the year 2000…

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.

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.

 

 

Priyanka Chopra Filmography/ Career Chart

YearMovieRoleAwards and NominationsNotes
2002Thamizhanas PriyaThis was Priyanka’s 1st Tamil film. She also showed her skills as a singer when she sung the playback for a song titled "Ullathai Killadhe".
2003The Hero: Love Story of a SpyShaheen Zakaria
2003Andaazas JiyaPriyanka won the best debut (female) - Filmfare Award for this film and was also nominated the best Actress in a supporting role- Filmfare Award
2004Plan as Rani
2004KismatSapna
2004Asambhavas Alisha
2004Mujhse Shaadi Karogias Rani Singh
2004AitraazMrs. Sonia RoyPriyanka won the best Villain- Filmfare Award for this film and was also nominated the best Actress in a supporting role- Filmfare Award
2005BlackmailMrs. Rathod
2005KaramShalini
2005Waqt: The Race against Timeas Pooja (Mitali)
2005Yakeenas Simar
2005Barsaatas Kajal
2005Bluffmaster!as Simmi Ahuja
2006Taxi Number 9211Guest Appearencein a Special appearance
200636 China Townseemaas Seema in a Special appearance
2006Alagguest In Songin a Special appearance for the song titled "Sabse Alag"
2006KrrishPriya
2006Aap Ki Khatiras Anu
2006Don: The Chase Begins againRoma
2007Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to LoveKamini
2007Big Brotheras Aarthi Sharma
2007Om Shanti Omas herself in a Special appearance for the song titled "Deewangi Deewangi"
2008My Name is Anthony Gonsalvesas herself in a Special appearance
2008Love Story 2050as Sana/Zeisha Double Role
2008God Tussi Great Hoas Alia Kapoor
2008Chamkuas Shubhi
2008Dronaas Sonia
2008Fashionas Meghna MathurPriyanka won the Best Actress at the National Film Awards & also won the best actress- Filmfare Award
2008Dostanaas Neha Melwani
2009Billuas herself in a Special appearance for the song titled "You Get Me Rockin & Reeling"
2009Kamineyas Sweety ShekharPriyanks was nominated for the best actress- Filmfare Award
2009What's Your Raashee? (Anjali/Vishakha/ Mallika/Pooja/ Kajal/Hansa/Rajni/Nandini/Bhavna/ Chandrika Jhankhana/Sanjna/). Priyanka was nominated for the Best Actress at the Star Screen Awards for this film.she played 12 different Roles
2010Pyaar Impossibleas Alisha Merchant
2010Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Haias herself in a Special appearance
2010Anjaana AnjaaniKiara
20117 Khoon Maafas Susanna Anna-Marie/ Johannes (Saheb)
2011Ra.One Guest Appearancein a Special appearance
2011Don 2 – The Chase ContinuesRoma
2012Agneepath
2012Barfee
2012Teri Meri Kahaani
2012Krrish

 

Nominations & Awards:

National Film Awards- Won

  • 2009: for the Best Actress for the film Fashion

Filmfare Awards- Won

  • 2003: Best Debut (Female) for the film Andaaz
  • 2005: Best Villain for the film Aitraaz
  • 2009: Best Actress for the film Fashion

Filmfare Awards- Nominations

  • 2003: Best Actress in a Supporting role for the film Andaaz
  • 2005: Best Actress in a Supporting role for the film Aitraaz
  • 2010: Best Actress for the film Kaminey

Star Screen Awards- Won

  • 2005: for the Best Villain for the film Aitraaz
  • 2009: Best Actress for the film Fashion

Star Screen Awards- Nominations

  • 2004: for the Most Promising Female Newcomer for the film Andaaz
  •  2005: the Jodi No. 1, with co- star Akshay Kumar for the film Aitraaz
  • 2010: Best Actress for the film Kaminey
  • 2010: Best Actress for the film What’s Your Raashee?

Zee Cine Awards- Nominations

  • 2004: for the Best Debut- Female for the film The Hero: Love Story of a Spy
  • 2004: for the Best Debut- Female for the film Andaaz
  • 2005: for the Best Actor – Negative Role for the film Aitraaz

International Indian Film Academy Awards- Won

  • 2007: the Best Beauty On-Screen for the film Krrish
  • 2009: the Best Actress for the film Fashion
  • 2011: for Contribution To a Greener Earth

International Indian Film Academy Awards- Nominations

  • 2004: Star Debut for the film Andaaz
  • 2005: for the Best Villain for the film Aitraaz
  • 2010: for the Best Actress for the film Kaminey

Stardust Awards- Won

  • 2004: for the Best Actress in a Supporting  role for the film The Hero: Love Story of a Spy
  • 2005: for the Superstar (Female) of Tomorrow for the film Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
  • 2009: Star of the Year – Female for the film Fashion & Dostana

Stardust Awards- Nominations

  • 2006: for the Superstar (Female) of Tomorrow for the film Waqt: The Race Against Time
  • 2010: Star of the Year – Female for the film Kaminey

Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards- Won

  • 2009: for the Best Actress for the film Fashion
  • 2010: for the Best Actress for the film Kaminey

Global Indian Film Awards- Won

  • 2007: Windows Live Search & Movie Talkies Most Searched Actress

Bengal Film Journalists Association Awards-Won

  • 2004: for the Best Actress (in a Hindi Movie) for the film Aitraaz

Additional Awards

  • 2007: for the Most Amazing Actress for the film Krrish at POGO Awards
  • 2007: for her Contribution to Indian Cinema at the Kelvinator’s Gr8 Women Awards
  • 2008: for her Contribution to Indian at the Cinema Zee Astitva Awards
  • 2009: the; “Most Powerful Entertainers of the Decade” at the IIFA-FICCI Frames Awards. Priyanka was amid the 10 receivers for this award.
  • 2009: for Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema by The Hollywood Reporter trade journal at The Asian Film Festival, Hong Kong- Nielsen Box Office Award
  • 2009: for the Best Actress for the film  Fashion at the Lion’s Club Gold Awards
  • 2009: for the Best Actress for the film  Fashion at the Fashion Golden Trident Awards
  • 2009: for the Best Actress for the film  Fashion at the Cosmopolitan Awards
  • 2009: the Jin Jue Award at the Shanghai International Film Festival
  • 2009: the Brand Ambassador of the Year by NDTV Profit Car & Bike Awards
  • 2009: Entertainment Award at the Teacher’s Achievement Awards
  • 2010: Entertainer (Female) of the Year at NDTV Awards
  • 2010: the Most Impactful Debut on Television at the Indian Telly Awards for Khatron Ke Khiladi Level 3
  • 2010: New Talent (Female) of the Decade at the  Big Star Entertainment Awards
  • 2010: Lions Favorite(Female) Popular Film Actor at the Lions Gold Awards
  • 2010: GQ Woman of the Year  at the GQ Man of the Year Awards
  • 2011: the Most Memorable Performance for the film 7 Khoon Maaf at the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards

Honors

  • 2006: the Style Diva for 2006
  • 2006: the Sexiest Asian Women
  • 2009: the Best Actress  for the film Fashion at the Bollywood Hungama Surfers’ Choice Award
  • 2010: the Best Actress  for the film Kaminey at the Bollywood Hungama Surfers’ Choice Award

Trivia – Priyanka Chopra

  • She has been the Winner of both- the Miss India as well as the Miss World pageants in the year 2000.
  • Her Father was an officer in the Indian Army- Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and her mother is a doctor- Dr. Madhu Chopra.
  • Achievements: Priyanka is the solitary Indian citizen in the U.S. who has been chosen for the National Opus Honor Choir, at state level, for far-reaching charity work here in India plus the USA; she joined the CII & CAF in the literacy programs and became their ambassador. She’s a member for support groups for Thalassemic kids in Uttar Pradesh (India) & has participated in adult education programs to spread awareness with NGO’s in the secondary areas in Bareilly. She joined hands with the Indian Government when they sponsored the Polio Eradication Programs & worked as a volunteer. She has also helped raise funds for poor in Massachusetts, Boston, USA, when she participated in church programs.
  • On the sets of the film Waqt: The Race Against Time (in the year 2005), while working on the song titled “Do Me A Favor, Let’s Play Holi”, she accidently stepped over a live wire. Priyanka had to be hospitalized for one day.
  • She wanted to grow up and become either a criminal psychologist or a software engineer!
  • Her dad Capt. Ashok Chopra manages his daughter’s career. The doctors diagnosed a tumor in Priyanka’s dad’s liver. She had him immediately undergo a complex emergency surgery.
  • Priyanka refused the lead role in the film Umrao Jaan (in the year 2006) so she could take up the film Bluff Master (in the year 2005).
  • She has been listed as # 2 on the ‘Top Bollywood Actresses’ for the year 2006.
  • Priyanka later refused a role in the film London Dreams (in the year 2007) as she had no free dates and was caught up with other offers at the time.
  • She has also been listed as number1 by a UK magazine by the name of Eastern Eye as one among “Asia’s Sexiest Women” in their Sept/2006 issue.

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