Priyanka Chopra Jonas is a popular Indian actress. She is one of the highest-paid Indian actresses. She is also listed among 100 most influential people in the world and received the fourth highest civilian award Padma Shri award from the Indian government in 2016. Here are some amazing facts about this popular multi-talented actress that you should know.
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|Full name:||Priyanka Chopra Jonas|
|Birth date:||18th July,1982|
|Education:||La Martiniere Girls’s school in Lucknow, St. Maria Goetti College in Bareilly, Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts John F.Kennedy highschool in Cedar Rapids,Lowa and in Army Public School, Bareilly. Colleges- Jai Hind College and Basant Singh Institute of Science,Mumbai.|
|Net worth:||$20 million (as of 2020)|
|Parents:||Ashok Chopra, madhu Chopra|
|Occupation:||Actress, film producer, singer, model|
|Height:||5 feet 6 inches|
|Eye and hair color:||Dark brown, Dark brown|
|Nick names:||Piggy chops, Sunshine, Mimi, Yanka, PC(PeeCee)|
|Favorite Book:||Tell me your Dreams, Romeo Juliet, Letters from a Thaer to His Daughter,|
|Favorite food:||Makki di roti, Sarson ka saag, Lasagna, Burgers, Risotto, French fries|
|Favorite Movies:||Pretty Woamn, Walk in clouds|
|Favourite actors:||Mel Gibson, Kishore Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Tom Hardy, Dharmendra|
|Favourite actresses:||Sushmita sen, Rekha|
|Actress cousins:||Parineeti Chopra, Meera Chopra, Mannara Chopra|
Childhood and early life-
Priyanka Chopra was born to Indian army physician couple Ashok Chopra and Madhu Chopra.
Due to her parent’s transferrable job she had to change her school multiple times. She studied in different cities Chandigarh, Delhi, Ambala, Ladakh, Lucknow, Bareilly, and Pune.
At the age of 13, she moved to her aunts’ house in the U.S and attended multiple schools there as well.
She once stated that she faced some racial issues during her study in the U.S.A.
She is one of among best models for different brands. After facing some racial issues during her stay in U.S.A she said- “I was a gawky kid, had low self-esteem, came from a modest middle-class background, had white marks on my legs. But I was damn hard working. Today my legs sell 12 brands.”
She completed her higher school education from Bareilly Army Public School.
Loves to travel-
From her childhood, she loves to travel a lot. Because of her parent’s transferable job she had to travel all around the country. Still, she divides her times between Los Angeles and Mumbai to commit to her work promises.
Priyanka carries some Hindu deities with herself and regularly offers her prayer in the morning.
Modeling career and Miss World title-
She won her first beauty pageant May Queen during her high school days.
In 200 she finished second in the Femina Miss India contest ut won the Femina Miss India World title.
When she was 18 years old she crowned Miss World 200 and Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia & Oceania, which was held in Millennium Dome, London on 30th November 2000.
Debut in acting-
After she crowned Miss World 200 title, she started receiving a role for films. To continue her career in films she had left her further studies. If not films then she would study aeronautical engineering as her future study.
Her first movie debut was a Tamil movie Thamizhan in 2002. In this movie, she played a lead role along with superstar Vijay.
Her Bollywood debut film was The Hero” Love Story of a Spy, where she also played a lead role along with Sunny Deol.
Facts about his memorable roles-
Her roles in Fashion brought her first National Film Award for Best Actress.
Apart from Fashion her roles in Kaminey, 7 Khoon Maaf, Don, Don2, Agneepath, Barfi, Gunday, Mary Kom have her more positive push in the acting career. She became one of the highest-paid Indian female actors.
She laid her voice to a Disney Animation Studio’s film Planes.
Her first song recording has done in her debut movie Thamizhan, with the song “Ullathai Killathe”.
She sang the song “Tinka Tinka” in a live the television show of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa but earlier refused to sing for the movie Karam.
Her first English single song recorded was “In My City”. The song featured her and an American rapper will.I.am.
Her second single recording was “Exotic”. It was ranked 12th in Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs in 2013.
Priyanka’s first Bollywood debut as a playback singer was “Charo” in 2014 film Mary Kom.
Her debut in Marathi language son was with “Baba” in 2016.
With a successful career, she also carried some controversies along with her. During her career in Bollywood, it was heard that she romantically linked with many stars like Akshay Kumar and Sharukh Khan. Together Priyanka and Sharukh Khan worked in some movies. Increasing closeness with Sharukh Khan also objected by Shraukh’s wife Gauri. Which is the reason she was never seen with Shraukh again?
Her role in Quantico played an anti-terrorist officer. There was a scene where “Rudrakh” rosary which is also a religious symbol for Hindu. That Rudraksha was shown on the neck of a suspect, that raised huge objections from Indians and later she had to explain the whole issue and rendered her apologies by her Twitter handle.
Tried her hands as a producer-
Priyanka Chopra established her own production company “Purple Pebble Pictures”.
The company aims to produce a small budget movie and to promote new generation actors, writers, directors. The company produces many acclaimed films such as Ventilator, which has won three National Film Award in 2016. A Marathi film Paani which was released in 2019 also received National Film Award for Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas as a writer-
She wrote for Hindustan Times 50 articles in 2009.
Her articles for The Times of India in 2012 and The Guardian in 2014 was praised by many.
She also written articles for The New York Times titled “What Jane Austen Knew” and in 2018 she announced to publish he memoir Unfinished which scheduled to release in 2020 in India, United States, and in the United Kingdom by several publishers.
Awards and recognition-
Priyanka Chopra has been praised by many renowned directors and film critics in India. Famous director Subhash K.Jha labeled her “the best actress in the post-Sridevi generation”. Buzznet named her world’s second “Most Beautiful Woman” in 2017, She was featured on Verve’s list of most powerful Indian women for five times- 2009,2010,2013,2015,2016. According to Time Magazine, she was ranked among the 100 Most Influential People in the world. Forbes also listed her Worlds Most Powerful Women for two consecutive years, 2017 and 2018.
In 2016 she was appointed as Global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2016 and has been working with UNICEF from 2006.
She received Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice in 2016 and in 2019 she received the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award from UNICEF.
She has been awarded India’s fourth-highest civilian award the Padma Shri in 2016.
She also received two time Peoples Choice Award for Quantico, in 2016 and 2017. and became the first South Asian woman to receive so.
Before marrying Nick Jonas she has been in love with many stars. First with a model Aseem Marchant, Akshay Kumar, What’s Your Rashee? Costar Harman Bewaja, Sha Rukh Khan(rumored), Kaminey co-star Shahid Kapoor.
She married an American singer Nick Jonas in 2018, at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, India.
Net worth –
As of 2020, Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s net worth is $20 million. Her main source of revenue is from movies, television shows, product endorsements, and stage shows. Presently she is among the highest-paid Indian female actress and highest-paid television actress in the world. Her current salary per movie is INR 12 crores and she got $11 million for her television appearances. She charges INR 1.92 crores for every post on Instagram and charges INR 4 to 5 crores for stage shows. She receives INR 2 crores for every television episode and her per movie charged 5 INR crores for brand endorsements.
Fan following and social media presence-
Her popularity remains on her Instagram page, where has the highest number of followers as an Asian Woman. In 2015 according to the HuffPost’s list, she was “100 Most Influential Women on Twitter” and she is most liked and followed Indian actor on Facebook.
Houses she owns-
Although she owns multiple apartments in Mumbai recently she bought a sea-facing bungalow in Juhu Mumbai. Her Juhu bungalow is worth INR 100 crores. She along with her husband Nick Jonas has invested &6.9 million in their Beverly Hills house in Los Angeles. Their Los Angeles house is spread over 4129 square feet and has 5 bedrooms,4 bathrooms, swimming pool enfolded by a wooden deck.
Owner of some luxurious cars Private jet-
Priyanka owns some of the expensive cars in the world. Here is the following list of that –
Rolls Royce Ghost ( 2.25 crore INR), BMW 7 Series(1.2to2.45 crore INR), BMW 5 series(5870000 INR), Audi Q7(73.73 to 85.18 lakh INR), Mercedes Benz S-Class(1.36to2.73 crore INR), Mercedes Benz E-Class (59.12 lakh to 1.75 crore INR),
Porsche Cayenne (1.19to1.92 crore INR).
She one of the few Bollywood celebrities who own private jets. She maintains her work schedule between L.A and Mumbai by her lovely private jet.
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