Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

 

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Priyanka Chopra (pronounced [prɪˈjaːŋkaː ˈtʃoːpɽaː];[2] born 18 July 1982) is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, philanthropist, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. One of India's highest-paid and most popular celebrities, Chopra has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in five categories.

In 2016, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award and Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Forbes listed her among the World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2017.

Although Chopra initially aspired to study aeronautical engineering or criminal psychology, she accepted offers to join the Indian film industry, which came as a result of her pageant wins, making her Bollywood debut in The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003). She played the leading lady in the box-office hits Andaaz (2003) and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) and received critical acclaim for her breakout role in the 2004 thriller Aitraaz. In 2006, Chopra established herself as a leading actress of Indian cinema with starring roles in the top-grossing productions Krrish and Don.

Following a brief setback, she garnered success for playing a troubled model in the drama Fashion (2008), which won her the National Film Award for Best Actress. Chopra subsequently gained wider recognition for portraying a range of characters in the films Kaminey (2009), 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), Barfi! (2012), Mary Kom (2014), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) and Bajirao Mastani (2015), as she continued to star in several other successful films. In 2015, she began starring as Alex Parrish on the ABC thriller series Quantico, becoming the first South Asian to headline an American network drama series.

In addition to her acting career, Chopra is noted for her philanthropic work. She has worked with UNICEF for the last ten years and was appointed as the national and global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2010 and 2016 respectively. She promotes various causes such as environment, health and education, and women's rights and is particularly vocal about gender equality and feminism. Chopra's off-screen life is the subject of substantial media coverage. As a recording artist, she has released three singles. She is also the founder of the production company Purple Pebble Pictures, which released the acclaimed Marathi comedy-drama Ventilator (2016).

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Baywatch
 
Baywatch is a 2017 American action comedy film directed by Seth Gordon and based on the television series of the same name.
Bajirao Mastani
 
Bajirao Mastani is a 2015 Indian epic historical romance film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who also composed its soundtrack.
Mary Kom
 
Mary Kom is a 2014 Indian biographical sports film directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in association with Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.
Don 2
 
Don 2 (also known as Don: The King Is Back) is a 2011 Indian action crime thriller film co-written and directed by Farhan Akhtar.

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Priyanka Chopra Says She Was Once Passed Over for a Role Because of Her Skin Color
  –  April 13, 2018
Get ready for another major groan in Hollywood's direction: Baywatch and Quantico star Priyanka Chopra recently said that she feels she once didn't get a part in a movie because of the color of her skin. Chopra, who grew up in India, spoke to InStyle in ...
Priyanka Chopra says she lost a movie role because of her skin color
  –  April 12, 2018
Priyanka Chopra opened up about her struggles being a women of color in Hollywood and said she lost a movie role last year because she was the wrong “physicality.” In an interview with InStyle published earlier this week, Chopra recalled getting a ...
Priyanka Chopra Recalls Losing a Role Because of Her Skin Color
  –  April 11, 2018
Priyanka Chopra is opening up about her experience in the entertainment industry. In an interview with InStyle, the Quantico actress shares that she has, as recently as last year, lost out on roles because of her skin color. "It happened last year," she ...
Priyanka Chopra takes stand against gender discrimination
  –  April 11, 2018
Indian actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra says more needs to be done to empower girls and women in India and across the world at panel discussion organised by India's health ministry and the World Health Organisation. CBS News 9:44 4 ...
Priyanka Chopra Says She Wasn't Offered a Film Role Because of Her Skin Color: 'It Affected Me'
  –  April 11, 2018
Priyanka Chopra knows how it feels to be disqualified because of her skin color. The Baywatch actress revealed in a new interview with In Style that she lost out on a movie role last year because of the color of her skin. “It happened last year,” she ...

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