Priyanka Chopra was born in Jamshedpur, Bihar on July 18, 1982. She is an Indian film actress, and singer, and was crowned Miss World 2000 and awarded as Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia & Oceania in the same pageant. She is the fifth Indian to receive the title of Miss World.
Priyanka Chopra’s on-screen debut began in 2002 in the film “Thamizian,” her Bollywood debut was in 2003 for the movie “The Hero: Love Story of a Spy.” Both movies were praised, the latter even being one of the highest-grossing films that year. However, Chopra’s performance received mixed reviews from critics. Her portrayal in the movie “Andaaz” (2003) earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, as well as a nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Chopra’s music career kicked off when she sang “Ullathai Killadhe” for the film “Thamizian.” In 2011, Universal Music Group signed her for a worldwide record deal with DesiHits, also indicating that her first studio album would be released by Interscope Records and Island Records. Her first single, “In My City” debuted on 2012 in the US and was featured in NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football. The single gained outstanding popularity and topped the Hindi pop chart and was certified triple platinum. Chopra’s song also received an award for Best International Debut at the People’s Choice Awards India.
Chopra also began writing for her own opinion column for the Hindustan Times in 2009 named “The Priyanka Chopra column.” Since then, she has written several editorials for different newspapers in India (The Times of India) and abroad (New York Times).