Priyanka Chopra: A superstar in the making

Miss world 2000 and National award winner famous Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra will celebrate her 28th birthday on 18th July. Priyanka is in the good books of all the major producers and directors of Bollywood today and has some interesting ventures in her kitty. In a short span of time, Priyanka has achieved a decent status and success in Bollywood. She worked hard to earn this status and success.

Priyanka was born in Jamshedpur. She hails from an army background. Her father was in the army and thus her family moved quite frequently. Hence she spent her childhood in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, Newton, Massachusetts and Cedar Rapids. Priyanka’s father Ashok Chopra is a Punjabi but settled in Bareilly and her mother Madhu Akhauri was a residence of Jamshedpur. Priyanka has a seven years younger brother Siddharth. Priyanka studied in Newton South High School in Newton, Massachusetts and then in John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She returned to India and did her high school at Army Schoolin Bareilly. She studied at Jai Hind College in Mumbai but left after winning the Miss World pageant.

Priyanka Chopra worked as a model before starting her acting career. She gained fame after winning the Miss World title in 2000. When Chopra 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.

Priyanka Chopra made her debut in 2002 in a Tamil film,’Thamizhan'. She appeared in her first Bollywood film in 2003 opposite Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta in Anil Sharma's film, 'The Hero: Love Story Of A Spy' and in the same year she won the Filmfare Award for best debut and was nominated for best supporting actress. Priyanka never looked back after that. In 2004 she became the second woman to win the Filmfare Best Villian Award for her thrilling performance in 'Aitraaz'. Priyanka later achieved commercial success with films like 'Mujhse Shaadi Korogi' (2004),' Krrish' (2006) and 'Don-The Chage Begins Again'. Priyanka Chopra won the Filmfare Best Actress award and a National Film Award for Best Actress for her role in 'Fashion' (2008) and has thus established herself as one of the leading versatile actresses in Indian Film Industry.

Priyanka’s fans are now waiting for Sajid Nadiadwala's with Ranbir Kapoor and Vishal Bharadwaj''s Saat Khoom Maaf' in which she plays the role of a woman with seven husbands. Here's wishing Priyanka Chopra a very happy birthday and a rocking life ahead!