Priyanka Chopra Wiki, Bio, Age, Career, Height, Weight, Spouse, Awards & Net Worth

Biography

Priyanka Chopra is an Indian actress and singer. She was the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant and is one of India’s highest-paid and most popular entertainers. Chopra has received numerous accolades, including a National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards. In 2016, the Government of India honored her with the Padma Shri, and Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in the next two years, Forbes listed her among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

Early Life

Priyanka Chopra was born on 18 July 1982 in Jamshedpur, Bihar (present-day Jharkhand), to Ashok and Madhu Chopra, both physicians in the Indian Army. Her father was a Punjabi Hindu from Ambala. Her mother Madhu Chopra from Jharkhand is the eldest daughter of Dr. Manohar Kishan Akhouri, a former Congress veteran, and Madhu Jyotsna Akhouri (née Mary John), a former member of Bihar Legislative Assembly.

Her late maternal grandmother, Mrs. Akhouri was a Jacobite Syrian Christian originally named Mary John, belonging to the Kavalappara family of Kumarakom, Kottayam district, Kerala. Likewise, Chopra has a brother, Siddharth, who is seven years her junior.[16] Bollywood actresses Parineeti Chopra, Meera Chopra, and Mannara Chopra are cousins.

Career Beginnings(2002–2004)

After winning Miss India World, Chopra was cast as the female lead in Abbas-Mustan’s romantic thriller Humraaz (2002), in which she was to make her film debut. However, this fell through for various reasons: she stated the production conflicted with her schedule. While the producers said they recast because Chopra took on various other commitments. Further, her screen debut occurred in the 2002 Tamil film Thamizhan as the love interest of the protagonist, played by Vijay. A review published in The Hindu was appreciative of the film for its wit and dialogue. However, it felt that Chopra’s role was limited from an acting viewpoint.

Upcoming Projects

Chopra will next star in two films for Netflix: an adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s satirical novel The White Tiger and Robert Rodriguez’s superhero film We Can Be Heroes. She will also star alongside Richard Madden in Prime Video’s thriller series Citadel, and she has been cast in an undisclosed role in The Matrix 4. Moreover, she will also star as the spiritual guru and convicted criminal Ma Anand Sheela in Barry Levinson’s Sheela, a film she will produce for Amazon Studios.

Chopra has also committed to star alongside Mindy Kaling in a comedy about an Indian-American wedding and will portray the lawyer Vanita Gupta in Gordan’s courtroom drama Tulia, an adaptation of a non-fiction book Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption (2005) based on the 1999 racial injustice case that took place in the city of the same name. She is also producing over a dozen regional films in various languages under her production company.

Music Career

Chopra’s main vocal influence was her father, who helped develop her interest in singing. She used her vocal talent early in her pageantry career. Likewise, her first recording, the song “Ullathai Killathe” in the Tamil film Thamizhan (2002), was made at the urging of her director and co-star, Vijay (who had noticed her singing on the set). Moreover, she declined to sing playback for “Tinka Tinka” in her film Karam (since 2005), preferring to concentrate on her acting career. But later sang the song live on the television program Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Chopra recorded an unreleased song for Bluffmaster! (since 2005). In August 2011, Universal Music Group signed Chopra to a worldwide recording agreement with DesiHits.

Philanthropy

Chopra supports various causes through her foundation “The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education”. And which works towards providing support to unprivileged children. Across the country in the areas of Education and Health. Moreover, she donates ten percent of her earnings to fund the foundation’s operations. And pays for educational and medical expenses for seventy children in India, fifty among whom are girls.

She often speaks out on women’s issues: against female infanticide and foeticide, and in support of education for girls. A believer in feminism, Chopra has always been vocal about women’s rights, gender equality, and the gender pay gap. Likewise, she has made appearances in support of other charities, such as the 2005 HELP! Telethon Concert to raise funds for the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.

Personal Life

Chopra has maintained a strong relationship with her family, including her younger brother, Siddharth. And lives in an apartment on the same floor as her family. She was especially close to her father, who died in June 2013. Later, in 2012, she got a tattoo reading “Daddy’s Lil girl” in his handwriting. Her mother, a well-established gynecologist in Bareilly, gave up her practice to support Chopra as she embarked upon a film career.

A practicing Hindu, Chopra performs a puja every morning at a small shrine. And consisting of various murtis of Hindu deities in her home, which she even travels with. Chopra started dating American singer and actor, Nick Jonas in May 2018.

Jonas proposed to her on 19 July 2018, a day after her birthday in Crete, Greece. Chopra and Jonas got engaged in August 2018 in a Punjabi Roka ceremony in Mumbai. In December 2018, the couple married at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur in traditional Hindu and Christian ceremonies. Following the marriage, Chopra legally changed her last name to “Chopra Jonas”.

Social Media Appearance

Chopra is known in the Indian media and film industry for her professionalism and is popularly referred to by the media and the film industry as “PeeCee” or “PC”. Further, she is also referred to as “Piggy Chops”, a nickname given her by co-stars on the set of Bluffmaster! in 2005. She has had a Twitter account since January 2009 and is one of the most followed Indian actresses on the platform.

Later, in 2012, she was declared the most influential Indian on the social-media in a survey conducted by Pinstorm, and in 2015, Chopra appeared in HuffPost’s “100 Most Influential Women on Twitter” list, in which she was ranked first among Indians. Similarly, she is the most followed Asian woman as well as one of the most-followed people on Instagram. Chopra is also the most followed and liked Indian actor on Facebook.

 

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Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Chopra’s net worth is an estimated $25 million and her annual salary is an estimated $10 million. Here’s how Chopra made her fortune.

Overview

  • Full Name: Priyanka Chopra
  • Date of Birth: 18 July 1982
  • Age: 38
  • Birth Place: Jamshedpur, Bihar, India
  • Occupation: Actress, singer, film producer, model
  • Years active: since 2000–present
  • Title: Miss World 2000
  • Relatives: Chopra family
  • Honors: Padma Shri (since 2016)
  • Website: com
  • Height: 1.65 m
  • Spouse: Nick Jonas (m. 2018)
  • Upcoming movie: The Matrix 4
  • Net Worth: $25 million