Sunday, September 26, 2010

Priyanka Chopra- All About

Priyanka Chopra Biography
Born:
Jamshedpur, Jharkand, India, July 18, 1982
Years active:
2001 – present
Awards:
Filmfare Awards; Best Female Debut, Andaaz (2004), Best Villain, Aitraaz (2005)

Priyanka Chopra (born July 18 1982) is an Indian Film actress who works in Bollywood movies, and former Miss World.

After winning the title of Miss India World and later becoming Miss World 2000, Chopra made her acting debut with Anil Sharma's The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003). She had her first commercial success with her second release, Andaaz from the same year and won a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for her performance in the film. Becoming the second woman to win the Filmfare Best Villain Award for her critically acclaimed performance in Abbas-Mustan's Aitraaz (2004), Chopra later went on to deliver commercial success with films like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Krrish (2006), her biggest commercial success so far, and Don - The Chase Begins Again (2006), establishing herself as a popular actress.

Early life
Chopra studied at St. Maria Goretti in Bareilly, as a young girl and later came to the United States, where she was a student at Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts and North Delta Senior Secondary School in North Delta before returning to India to complete high school at Army School (Bareilly). She began college at Jai Hind College in Mumbai but left after winning the Miss World pageant.



Beauty contest winner
Chopra was crowned Miss India World and later Miss World in 2000. In the same year, Lara Dutta and Diya Mirza, both from India, won the Miss Universe and Miss Asia Pacific crowns, in a rare triple.
When she won the Miss World crown, she became the fifth Indian woman to win the title, and the fourth Indian woman to win in a span of seven years.



Acting career
After winning the Miss World title, Chopra became an actress. She first acted in a Tamil film Thamizhan (2002) and then moved on to Bollywood. In 2003, her first Bollywood film, The Hero: Love Story of a Spy released and won her good reviews. Despite being given a below average status, the film went on to become one of the highest grossing films of that year. Her next film, Andaaz opposite Akshay Kumar was a success, earning her a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award and a nomination for Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award.



Her next few films failed to do well at the box office. In 2004, her film, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi released and became the third highest grossing film of that year. Her first negative role in her next release, Aitraaz, a Hindi remake of the Demi Moore-starrer Disclosure won her critical acclaim and earned a Filmfare Best Villain Award. Her role also got her a second nomination for Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award. In the same year, she participated in a world tour aptly titled Temptations 2004 with Bollywood's leading stars, Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji and Arjun Rampal.
In 2005, she had many releases, though most did not do well at the box office. In 2006, Chopra starred in two of the most successful films of the year - Krrish and Don - The Chase Begins Again.
Nikhil Advani's multi-starrer, Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love was her first release in 2007. The move failed to do well at the box office. Her most recent release, Big Brother also failed to do well.



Personal life
Born in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand to Ashok Chopra and Madhu Akhauri, both of whom are doctors, Chopra spent parts of her childhood in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, Newton, Massachusetts and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her mother, a Tamil-Malayali-Kannada-Telugu from Tamil Nadu, comes from a Kayastha Bihari family settled in Jamshedpur, while her father, a Punjabi-Bengali-Marathi, comes from a family of Punjabi origin, settled in Baraeilly. She also has a brother, Siddharth, who is eight years younger than her. Since her father was in the Army, her family frequently moved.



Awards and Honors
Filmfare Awards
Winner
    2004: Filmfare Best Female Debut Award; Andaaz 2005: Filmfare Best Villain Award; Aitraaz
Nominated
    2004: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award; Andaaz 2005: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award; Aitraaz
She is the first actress who was Nominated both for the Best Villain and Best Supporting Actress in a single year at the Filmfare Awards in 2005.Star Screen Awards
Winner
    2005: Star Screen Award Best Villain; Aitraaz
Nominated
    2004: Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer - Female; Andaaz 2005: Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1, along with Akshay Kumar; Aitraaz
Zee Cine Awards
Nominated
    2004: Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut; The Hero: Love Story of a Spy & Andaaz 2005: Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role; Aitraaz
International Indian Film Academy Awards
Nominated
    2004: IIFA Star Debut; Andaaz 2005: IIFA Best Villain Award; Aitraaz
Stardust Awards
Winner
    2004: Stardust Best Supporting Actress Award; The Hero: Love Story of a Spy2005: Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow - Female; Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
Global Indian Film Awards
Winner
    2007: GIFA Awards, Windows Live Search & Movie Talkies Most Searched Actress
Bengal Film Journalists Association Awards
Winner
    2004, Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards, Best Actress (Hindi Movies); Aitraaz
Other Awards
    2007: Star's Sabsey Favorite Kaun Awards Sabsey Tez Sitara 2007: POGO Awards Most Amazing Actress; Krrish 2007: AIFA Awards Best On-Screen Beauty; Krrish
Honors
    2006: Style Diva of 2006 2006: Sexiest Asian Women 2007: Kelvinator's Gr8 Women Awards: Contribution to Indian Cinema



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