Parineeti Chopra (pronounced born 22 October 1988) is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. She has received several awards and nominations, including a Filmfare and National Film Award. In addition to her acting career, Chopra is a humanitarian and is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products.
Chopra initially aspired to pursue a career in investment banking, but after obtaining a triple honours degree in business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School she returned to India during the 2009 economic recession and joined Yash Raj Films as a public relations consultant. Later, she signed a deal with the company as an actress. She made her acting debut in the 2011 romantic comedy Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Chopra’s breakthrough performance in the film earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and a nomination for Best Supporting Actress
Parineeti Chopra was born on 22 October 1988 in Ambala, Haryana into a Punjabi family. Her father, Pawan Chopra, is a businessman and supplier to the Indian Army at Ambala Cantonment and her mother is Reena Chopra. She has two brothers: Shivang and Saraj; actress Priyanka Chopra, Meera Chopra and Mannara are her cousins.Chopra received her early education at the Convent of Jesus and Mary in Ambala Cantonment. In an Interview published in The Hindu, she revealed that she was a very good student and had always wanted to become an investment banker
In addition to acting in films, Chopra is active in charity work and supports a number of causes. She walked the ramp at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week to support the Shabana Azmi Mijwan Welfare Society, an NGO dedicated to empowering girls. Chopra said, “I don’t want it to be just about ramp walk, but I seriously and genuinely feel for what Mijwan and what Manish and Shabanaji are doing. For such an initiative, I just could not say no. I had to be a part of it. She also appeared an initiative to support eco-friendliness and investigate poor electricity supplies in rural villages, to lend her support.