Actress and singer Priyanka Chopra turns 31

Bollywood actress and singer of two solo international albums Priyanka Chopra, turns 31 today. She is a perfect combination of beauty and brains. Over a span of 11 years in the film industry, she has come up as an actress who has molded herself in different roles in different movies. She is undoubtedly one of the most popular celebrities in India and is also among the highest paid actresses.

She made her mark in 2000 after she won the Miss World crown. Then she went on to become an actress and after a few average movie performances, she showed superb acting prowesses in a number of commercially acclaimed movies.

Priyanka was born to Ashok Chopra and Madhu Chopra on 18th July 1982 in Jamshedpur. His parents were physicians in Indian Army. During childhood she travelled to a lot of cities due to the transferrable job of his parents. However, she considers Bareilly as her home town. In 2000, she was the first runner up at Femina Miss India contest. Then she participated in Miss World contest and became Miss World in 2000.

In 2002, she made her debut with Tamil movie ‘Thamizhan’. She debuted in Bollywood with ‘The Hero’. The movie failed to perform on box office. Same year she also appeared in ‘Andaaz’ for which she received Best Debut Female award from Filmfare. In 2004, she received award for Best Performance in Negative Role for ‘Aitraaz’, where she played role of a female boss who was a seductress. In 2006, she appeared in ‘Don’ and ‘Krrish’. By now her name was counted among leading ladies of the Bollywood. However, she also failed in a number of movies. After few unsuccessful movies, she gave a power punch acting in 2008 released movie ‘Fashion’ where she played the role of a ambitious model. She underwent subtle makeover. Her petite figure and her pretty face charmed one and all. She received National Award for this movie. She acted in ‘Dostana’ which was a humorous cum romantic movie.

In 2012 she molded herself in an unconventional role and played an autistic girl in ‘Barfi’ opposite Ranbir Kapoor. Her role was highly acclaimed.

Apart from this, Priyanka Chopra was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2010. She went on to release her first single album ‘In My City’. Then she released her second album ‘Exotic’. Right now the actress has a number of big banner movies in her kitty.

Here’s wishing Priyanka Chopra a very Happy Birthday!