Priyanka Chopra is one of the most talented and sought after actresses of the Bollywood industry today. Hailing from a non filmy background, PC has achieved the zenith of success and all credit goes to her for her confidence and hard work. And today, it's party time as this beautiful actress has turned 31.
Born to physicians Ashok and Madhu Chopra, Priyanka had to relocate to a number of cities and even abroad along with her family. At the age of 13, she moved to US and attended schools in Newton, Massachusetts, and Cedar Rapids. It is believed that Priyanka Chopra was the only Indian in her class to have been selected at state level for the National Opus Honour Choir.
After winning the Femina Miss India World title, PC went on to win the Miss World crown. This achievement led her to the world of glamour and Bollywood. In no time, Priyanka Chopra became a popular name and did films like Aitraaz, Fashion, 7 Khoon Maaf, What's Your Raashee? and many more. That's not the end! PC is a big hit with the advertising industry as well, endorsing premium brands like Nokia, Ponds, Garnier, Lux, Bru, Tag Heuer, Nikon, Sunsilk and Hero Honda.
Go through the slider to read a few unknown and interesting facts about Priyanka Chopra:
Not known to many, but it was Chopra's mother who had entered her in the Femina Miss India contest of 2000, after which she went on to win the Miss World crown.
Priyanka Chopra was about to make her Bollywood debut with Abbas-Mustan's romantic thriller Humraaz (2002). But, that somehow didnot work out.
PC made her screen debut with 2002 Tamil film Thamizhan as the love interest of the protagonist, played by Vijay.
While shooting the song "Do Me A Favor, Let's Play Holi" in the movie Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005), she stepped on a live wire and received a shock. She was hospitalized for a day.
Priyanka was the original choice to play the ill-fated courtesan in J P Dutt'a Umrao Jaan.
She is fondly called Piggy Chops by her friend and co-star Abhishek Bachchan.
Priyanka is the first Indian actress to cast her foot impression in Italy's celebrated Salvatore Ferragamo museum.
She is fondly called Mimi by her friends and family.
During the time of Miss World, when American host Jerry Springer asked her to pick the greatest woman alive, pat came the rehearsed reply, 'Mother Teresa (who passed away three years before the event)' for her compassion, love and for serving leprosy patients with a smile.