Priyanka Chopra has been in the industry for a really long time, she started her career with Akshay Kumar and is today romancing younger actors like Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor. The actress is celebrating her birthday today and will be turning 32 years old.
The dusky beauty has not only gone on to be famous in our country but she has become an icon across the globe due to her music career in Hollywood.
When she participated in the Miss India contest, in one of the final rounds SRK quizzed, 'This is hypothetical. Who would you rather marry? A great Indian sportsmen with all the records in Indian cricket like Azharbhai who would make our country proud, take you all around the world and make you swell with pride or an artistic businessman with a difficult name to pronounce like Swarovski who would bedeck you with jewels and fine necklace and you'll never have to buy a chandelier for your house ever again or a Hindi film star like me who has nothing better to do than give you complicated multiple choice questions about a hypothetical wedding like this.'
And here's her First Runner-Up response was, 'I'd go for a great Indian sportsman because when I come back home or he comes back home, I know I will be there to be his support to tell him I am proud of him just as much as India is. To be able to tell him, 'Hey look, you did your best, you are the best. I will take immense pride in my husband who will be a man of strong character if he can bring so much pride to my country.'
That's the answer that won her the 'First Runner Up' title and later she went on to become one of the most sought after actresses today. Let us take a look at some 31 interesting facts about Priyanka Chopra with 31 hottest pictures of the actress.
Priyanka Chopra was born in a family of physicians, Dr Ashok and Madhu, in the Indian Army in the Steel City of Jamshedpur but has lived in various locations ranging from Bareilly, Lucknow, Mumbai including some years in USA.
Miss India Title
The actress won the Miss India 2000 first runner up title.
Miss World Title
A judge asked her who the greatest woman alive was and she answered Mother Terasa who had died three years ago. Yet she managed to bag the Miss World title.
She debuted in Tamil opposite Vijay, a superstar down south.
Entry Into Bollywood
She debuted in Bollywood along with Lara Dutta opposite Akshay Kumar in Andaaz which was a big hit at the time.
She is a trained western classical singer and the actress has released two music albums and is planning to sing in her upcoming movie Mary Kom as well.
Her Pet Name
Though people always refer her as PeeCee or Piggy Chops, her actual pet name is mimi.
She has joined the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Marliyn Monroe and Drew Barrymore, Priyanka is the first Indian actress to cast her foot impression in Italy's celebrated Salvatore Ferragamo museum.
Trained In Martial Art
She has trained in two- three forms of martial arts for her movies Don and Drona. For Mary Kom, she took it to a whole new level and even looks like a real boxer in the posters.
Her cousin Parineeti Chopra has also made a place in Bollywood and her other cousins like Meera are yet to make a noticeable mark in the industry.
She has over 6.46 million followers, a really high number for a Bollywood celebrity.
Even on Instagram the actress has a close to 595k followers.
Her favourite perfume is Ralph Lauren's Romance.
The actress was extremely close to her father and after his demise she didn't take a break, she went back to work with four days as she wanted to get distracted.
She owns a Porsche Cayenne, BMW 7-Series and Mercedes S-Class.
Original Umrao Jaan
The actress was supposed to star in Umrao Jaon but due to her busy schedule she ended up being replaced by Aishwarya Rai.
National Award Winner
She won a National award for her role in Fashion.
The actress is blessed with a good body and is addicted to junk food. Her friends from the industry keep telling that she eats a lot.
The actress hates to work out and is lucky to have been blessed with a good body.
She loves pets and owns a dog too.
She has a bunch of brand endorsement deals with big companies like Garnier, Nikon etc.
She has a sweet tooth and the actress always carries a candy in her purse.
The actress had different plans and had even planned on becoming an engineer.
She shined on television as well when she handle Khatron Ke Khiladi show.
The actress has done every kind of role one can imagine. From Barfi to Mary Kom, she has tried it all.
The actress has a bunch of item numbers to her credit and the one that is most popular is in Ram Leela.
Her Favourite Film
She loves Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.
She has one younger brother who is hidden from the limelight and is barely seen in media functions.
She was first dating Harman Baweja, then Shahid Kapoor. She was even linked with Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar but none were confirmed reports.
She is spotted with a bunch of Hollywood stars, the actress has managed to make a quite a lot of friends there.
The actress shares her birthday with another great world personality, Nelson Mandela.
She has Mary Kom and Dil Dhadakne do releasing this year.