Priyanka Chopra - Data Sheet



Priyanka Chopra was born on 18th July 1982, in Jamshedpur, India, to Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra. Her father was a surgeon in the Indian Army Medical Corps. She has a younger brother, Sidharth.

Priyanka Chopra was brought up Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. She was the favourite in the family and grew up in the affection and warmth showered on her by her parents, grand parents and other relatives.

Her schooling was in Lucknow and the institutions that she studied were La Martinière Girls College in Lucknow, Maria Goretti College in Bareilly and completed studies in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She wanted to be a Software Engineer or a Criminal Psychologist.

Priyanka is a good singer and occasionally writes poetry and short stories. She didn't had much aspiration for modeling or ever dreamed of competing in beauty contests, but her parents, without Priyanka's knowledge, sent photos of her to the Femina Miss India pageant. On competing, Priyanka won the Femina Miss India-World title and an opportunity to represent her country for the Miss World competition.

In the Miss World competition, the judges were so impressed by Priyanka Chopra's performance that they omitted the mistake that she made during the last round and she was adjudged winner of the Miss World 2000 title. She was asked which living woman she admires most, in the finals, and Priyanka replied "Mother Theresa", but at that time Mother Theresa had deceased. But that was the only mistake she made throughout the tough competition.

Even before she won the competition, Priyanka Chopra was very involved in philanthropic activities. She is the only Indian in the USA to have been selected at the state level for the National Opus Honor Choir She did extensive charity work in US and India after winning the title.

After winning the title she was flooded with film offers. Andaaz directed by Raj Kanwar became her debut film. She was pitted against Akshay Kumar. Then Miss Universe Lara Dutta also debuted with Priyanka Chopra. Priyanka won most Promising newcomer for Andaaz from Star Screen and Filmfare. Her Villainous role in Aitraaz won her many awards and accolades. She hasn't had to look back since then. Her Mujhse Shaadi Karogi with Salman Khan was a hit.

Krrish, the film in which Hrithik Roshan plays a super hero, is her biggest movie so far and it is one of the biggest hits of all time for Hindi film industry too. The film fetched her international recognition and currently she is being considered for the Hollywood film Wonder Woman.

TAG Heuer has signed on Priyanka Chopra as its Brand Ambassador. Priyanka replaced former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen. TAG Heuer has always launched the most stylish and accomplished names in the world of glamour.

Priyanka will be the face of the ladies range of TAG Heuer and will be working build the brand across the country and in the future, Priyanka will be working with it's product development and design.

Mr. Ravi Thakran, President & CEO, LVMH Watch & Jewellery, Asia Pacific & Group Director, LVMH, India, Speaking on the occasion said, "It is with great pleasure I announce Priyanka Chopra joining the TAG Heuer family. She is an exceptional star that is shining bright on the screens across the world. Youthful and modern, yet principled and focused, this star embodies everything TAG Heuer stands for. I am excited with the possibilities and innovations that we can achieve together. I welcome her and hope to work closely with her in the future."

Priyanka is all excited about it "Precision and style are the hallmarks of the TAG Heuer brand. I have always tried to present both these attributes in my career and my personal life. Thus, to be picked the brand ambassador of TAG Heuer is a dream come true. I look forward to an exciting partnership with this most excellent of timekeeping companies and hope to do my best in promoting this world class brand," said she.

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