Priyanka Chopra born 18 July 1982) is an Indian actress, singer, philanthropist, and the winner of the Miss World pageant of 2000. One of Bollywood’s highest-paid actresses and one of the nation’s most high-profile celebrities, Chopra has also gained popularity for her sense of style. She has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award, and five Filmfare Awards, and was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, by the Government of India in 2016. That same year, Time named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.Priyanka Chopra was born on 18 July 1982 in Jamshedpur, Bihar (now in Jharkhand), to Ashok and Madhu Chopra, both physicians in the Indian Army. Her father was a Punjabi from Ambala,while her mother is from Jharkhand, the eldest daughter of Ms. Madhu Jyotsna Akhouri, a former member of Bihar Assembly, and Dr. Manohar Kishan Akhouri, a former Congress veteran. She has a brother, Siddharth, who is seven years her junior.Actresses Parineeti Chopra, Meera Chopra and Mannara are her cousins.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 re-cast because Chopra took on various other commitments. 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.
Chopra’s main vocal influence was her father, who she said was “an incredible singer”, and helped develop her interest in singing.She used her vocal talent early in her pageantry career. 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 She declined to sing playback for “Tinka Tinka” in her film Karam (2005), preferring to concentrate on her acting career, but later sang the song live on the television programme Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Chopra recorded an unreleased song for Bluffmaster! (2005). In August 2011, Universal Music Group signed Chopra to a worldwide recording agreement with DesiHits. The deal indicated that her first studio album would be released by Interscope Records in North America and by Island Records elsewhere.Her first song as a playback singer in Bollywood was “Chaoro” from Mary Kom (2014).Among Chopra’s film awards are a National Film Award for Best Actress for Fashion (2008) and five Filmfare Awards: Best Female Debut for Andaaz (2003), Best Performance in a Negative Role for Aitraaz (2004), Best Actress for Fashion (2008), Critics Award for Best Actress for 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), and Best Supporting Actress for Bajirao Mastani (2015) In 2016, she received the People’s Choice Award for “Favourite Actress In A New TV Series” for Quantico, making her the first South Asian actress to win a People’s Choice Award The same year, she was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, by the Government of India.