Priyanka Chopra |
7.5 " |
Femina India-World 2000|
Chopra was born on 18th July 1982 to Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra & Dr. Madhu Chopra
in the family of doctors. She is called Sunshine & Mimi by her family and friends.
She was a resident student of La Martiniere Girls College in Lucknow and studied
for a short while at Maria Goretti College in Bareilly. She completed her class
10th from Boston USA. Priyanka was persuaded by her friends to take part in the
Miss Bareilly contest and from there she went on to win Fa Femina India-World
2000 title. Life hasn't been the same ever since. Fashion shows, modelling and
music videos (she featured in the video version of Daler Mehndi's latest album)
and film schedules have kept her busy ever since. She says that modelling is what
she will always love doing and entering bollywood doesn't mean that she will give
up modelling. "Fashion is not about being outlandish, it is about being you- yourself.
Anything that you are comfortable in is fashion. And that's why I love modelling".
loves reading, enjoys writing poetry and short stories and relishes Indian music
and dance. She has won prizes for Extempore Speech and awards for singing and
dancing. "Travelling is my passion, dancing is my asset, swimming my love", the
beauty queen confesses.
Priyanka Chopra is the only Indian in USA to have been
selected at state level for the National opus Honour choir. She is a volunteer
for the Indian Govt. sponsored Polio Eradication Programme, and member of the
support group for the thalassaemic children in U.P.