Mimi of Bollywood: Priyanka Chopra

An Indian actress, model, film producer, and singer the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant Priyanka Chopra is one of India’s highest-paid and most popular entertainers. She has received numerous awards including two National Film Awards and five Filmfare awards. In 2016 the Government of India honored her with the Padma Shri and in the next two years, Forbes listed her among the world’s 100 most powerful women.

Priyanka Chopra was born on 18th July 1982 in Bihar 2018 in Jamshedpur of Bihar to Ashok and Madhu Chopra. At age of 13, Priyanka moved to United steps to study living with her aunt. While in Massachusetts, she participated in several theatre productions and studied Western classical music and choral singing. After 3 years she returned to India finishing the senior year of her High school education in Bareilly.

Her mother entered her in the Femina Miss India contest of 2000; she finished the second-place contestant of Femina Miss India was given the title Miss India world and sent to the Miss World competition. Priyanka next won the Miss World pageant where she was crowned Miss World 2000 and Miss World continental queen of beauty Asia and ocean at the Millennium Dome in London.

Priyanka’s main vocal influence was her father who helped to develop her interest in singing. After winning Miss India and Miss World, Priyanka was cast as the female lead in Humraaz which was released in 2002. Priyanka set up the production company Purple Pebble Pictures with an aim to produce small-budget films and promote new talent in the Indian Film industry.

Priyanka has worked with UNICEF since 2006, recording public service announcements and participating in media panel discussions promoting children’s rights. To promote organ donation, she pledged to donate her own organs after death and was the keynote speaker at the University of Pittsburgh medical center, Bollywood-themed 20th anniversary celebration of its liver transplant program in 2012.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi selected Priyanka as one of the nine nominees called “Navratna” in 2014 for swachh Bharat Abhiyan. In late April 2021, due to the covid-19 pandemic in India, Priyanka along with her husband Nick opened a fundraiser along with NGO Give India to get donations for oxygen supply, covid-19 care centers, testing, and vaccination efforts.

1st December 2018 Priyanka get married to American singer and actor Nick Jonas and she legally changed her full name to Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

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