Priyanka Chopra, one of the most vibrant faces from the Indian movie industry; upon whom many directors have invested big bucks and got rewarded for her excellent craft in acting and a charm that attracts many a fans – she has grown strength to strength and continues to make amends in the movie industry, now even stepping into the Hollywood arena.
We wish Priyanka Chopra a very happy 34th Birthday on July 18th 2016.
1Priyanka Chopra is a completely self made lady
Priyanka Chopra was born on 18 July 1982 in the city of Jamshedpur, Bihar. Both her parents were physicians in the army and she does not have any roots from the film industry. Due to her parents being in the army, they (Priyanka and her younger brother) had to move constantly and therefore had to change many schools.
2She moved to USA at age 13
At the age of 13, Priyanka Chopra or Piggy chops (a name that Abhishek Bachchan gave to her) moved to the United States to pursue her education without getting disturbed by constant relocations.
3You know her as Piggy Chops. Did you know she is also “Sunshine” and “Mimi”?
Apart from the nickname Piggy Chops to her friends, she is called as Sushine or Mimi by her family members. Priyanka Chopra is a woman who has achieved tremendous success in life and without anyone’s favors really; she’s in true sense a “self-made woman”, who deserves every bit of the credit that she gets.
4She won Miss India 2000, and then Miss World
Priyanka Chopra’s good looks and intellect persuaded her mother to enter her into the Miss India pageant for the year 2000; which PC won and the subsequent success was that of winning Miss World 2000. Chopra was the fifth Indian contestant to win Miss World and fourth to do so in seven years. She has also been named world’s sexiest woman on quite a few occasions – 2006, 2012, 2014.
5As an actress, she grew in leaps and bounds
Chopra has not only got rewarded in her life for the good lucks and intellect but she has established a great name for herself as an actress purely, taking some very brave roles. Initially in her career she made some wrong choices and chose movies she shouldn’t have; but slowly and steadily she started getting strong scripts and is now perhaps one of the most talented actresses in Indian cinema’s history.
6From diva in Fashion to strong willed lassie in Barfi, to fighter Mary Kom, she rose as an excellent character actor
It was the success of film “Fashion” which won her the Filmfare award as well as the National award. Movies like Barfi and Mary Kom followed soon enough and she made a name for herself as a character actor – stepping away from the limelight of a glamorous role in fashion – mark of a very fine actor.
7Stepping into Music land
Aside from acting, Priyanka also got into the music business and launched her first English album with the highly popular world star in Pitbull. Her 2013 album “Exotic” was an instant hit and drove fans to love her even as a singer. She also has 2 more singles album in “in my city” and “I can’t make you love me”, all 3 have had a significant position as chart busters on the billboard ratings.
8Priyanka Chops rules social media
Priyanka Chopra is a highly active socialite on the social networking platforms with above 14.5M followers on twitter and equally strong follower base on Instagram and Facebook – with fans from all across the world. She is also the first Indian actor to have her foot impression in Italy’s celebrated Salvatore Ferragamo Museum.
9Priyanka is “Alex Parrish” in ABC hit sitcom “Quantico”
The biggest highlight of Chopra’s acting career is perhaps her role as Alex Parrish in the hit ABC sitcom Quantico – playing role of a young FBI recruit, making her the first South Asian woman to play a lead in a US television series. She has become an instant hit in the television industry in the USA and the show has seen great following in it’s very first season and is all set to return for the 2nd season. Priyanka Chopra has landed another major break with “Baywatch” movie, based upon the extremely popular tv series of the same name, starring alongside Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.
10She was honored with Padma Shri in 2016
With success both in her country and on the world level, Priyanka Chopra was appreciated by the Indian government with the Padma Shri (fourth highest civilian honor) in the year 2016.