Birthday Special: 10 Facts About Priyanka Chopra

  • 18 Jul 2018

Priyanka chopra turns 36 today and this gives us a perfect reason to list down list down 10 less known facts about her!

Priyanka Chopra (born 18 July 1982) milestones in life started after winning the Miss World 2000 pagent. Soon after that, Priyanka who initially aspired to study aeronautical engineering gave in to Bollywood offers that came her way and made her debut in ‘The Hero: Love Story of a Spy ‘(2003).

Ever since that, this Desi girl has been unstoppable, and now one of India's highest-paid and most popular celebrities.

Read on to know more facts on this beauty icon:

1. Many will be surprised to know that this global diva went to an army school. PC whose parents were both physicians in the Indian army, completed a portion of her high-school education at the Army Public School in Bareilly.

2. The actress moved to the US at 13 to live with her aunt. She attended schools in Massachusettes and Iowa, where Priyanka actively participated in theatre productions and learnt western classical music and Kathak.

3. She is the first South Asian to headline an American network drama series after began starring in ‘Quantico’ as Alex Parrish.

4. Chopra's main vocal influence was her father and sang her first song titled "Ullathai Killathe" for a Tamil film, Thamizhan (2002). Slowly she ventured into the international market and became the first Bollywood actor to win a major record deal in the U.S.

5. PeeCee donates 10 percent of her earnings to her foundation “The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education", which supports various causes related to underprivileged girls.

6. She was appointed as the national UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights on 10 August 2010.

7. 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. She also made the cut to Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2017.

8. For the media she might be PeeCee Piggy Chops, but her close friends and family simply loves to call her Sunshine or Mimi.

9. Besides fashion, she's also quite passionate about cars and owns a Porsche Cayenne, BMW 7-Series and Mercedes S-Class.

10. During her teenage years in America, Chopra sometimes faced racial issues and was bullied for being Indian. She has said, “I was a gawky kid, had low self-esteem, came from a modest middle-class background, had white marks on my legs … But I was damn hard working. Today, my legs sell 12 brands.”

Priyanka is ringing in her birthday in New York, alongside rumored beau, Nick Jonas. This duo has been shutterbugs favorite lately and rumor has it that this lovebird is soon to be engaged! Regardless of that, we wish PC a rocking birthday with her loved one’s and keep blessing us with her immense talent!
Image Courtesy: Google, Vagabomb and Vogue India.

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