Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Priyanka Chopra - Bollywood Actress

Priyanka Chopra - Bollywood Actress
Priyanka Chopra was born on July 18, 1982.
She is a Bollywood film actress and she was Miss World 2000.

Priyanka was born on july 18 1982 in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India to Ashok and Madhu Chopra nee Akhauri, both doctors. Priyanka is very attached to her father.While her father is of Punjabi heritage, her mother is from Bihar, a state in north india. She spent part of her childhood in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. Her family frequently moved since her father was in the Army. She studied at La Martiniere Girls' College in Lucknow, as a young girl and later came to the United States, where she was a student at Newton North High School, in Newton, Massachusetts and John F. Kennedy High School (Cedar Rapids) in Iowa before returning to India to complete high school at Army Public School (Bareilly). She began college at Jai Hind College in Mumbai but left after winning the Miss World pageant. She is now rumoured to be dating Usman Ali, a 21 year old from London

Priyanka was crowned Miss India World and later Miss World in 2000[3]. In the same year, Lara Dutta and Dia Mirza, both from India, won the Miss Universe and Miss Asia Pacific crowns, in a rare triple.

When she won the Miss World crown, she became the fifth Indian woman to win the the title in a span of just seven years. India's Yukta Mookhey had won the same national and international titles in the previous year.

Beauty pageants were banned in her conservative home state of Uttar Pradesh in the year she won the title, and she received death threats as a result.

After winning the Miss World title, Priyanka became an actress. She first acted in a Tamil film Thamizhan (2002) and since then has acted in many Bollywood films. Her first Hindi film was the big budget The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003) which was a flop. She became more known from her next film Andaaz (2003) which was a hit, for which she won her first Filmfare Award. Coincidentally, her co-star in that movie was her Miss India compatriot, Lara Dutta.

She then acted in a series of flops until Mujhse Shaadi Karogi in (2004) which was her second hit. She followed it up with Aitraaz, a Hindi remake of the Demi Moore-starrer Disclosure which was yet another box office success. In the same year, she particiated in a world tour aptly titled "Temptations 2004" with Bollywood's leading stars, including Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta and Arjun Rampal. In cities that she did not appear in, either Celina Jaitley replaced her or it was just the other 5.

In 2005, she had many releases, though most did moderately at the box office. In 2006, she worked in two of the most successful films of the year - Krrish and Don - The Chase Begins Again.

Priyanka Chopra was voted Sexiest Asian Woman of 2006 in Eastern Eye, an Asian newspaper published in Britain.

Priyanka Chopra - Bollywood Actress

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