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Happy birthday Priyanka Chopra: A look at interesting facts about desi girl

As Priyanka Chopra is celebrating her 40th birthday today, here is a look at interesting facts about the actor you must know.
11:44 AM Jul 18, 2022 IST | APN
happy birthday priyanka chopra  a look at interesting facts about desi girl

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is one of the most celebrated actors across the globe. The Desi Girl, who made her Bollywood debut with The Hero: Love Story of a Spy, turned a year older on July 18.


From The Hero to Dostana to The Sky Is Pink, Chopra has worked with almost every Bollywood A-listers and proved herself as one of the most flawless actors in the entertainment fraternity. Not just in Bollywood, but Priyanka has created a niche for herself in Hollywood too.

As Priyanka Chopra is celebrating her 40th birthday today, here is a look at interesting facts about the actor you must know.


Priyanka Chopra Interesting Facts

  • Born on 18 July 1982 in Jamshedpur, then Bihar, Priyanka’s parents were doctors in the Indian army. In an old interview, Priyanka revealed that her family mostly lived in bunkers, but it never had a bad effect on her. She always enjoyed this experience and it also gave her the opportunity to understand people better.
  • When Priyanka turned 13, her parents sent her to the US for her studies where is faced racial discrimination. In her memoir Unfinished, Priyanka revealed that her schoolmates bullied her due to her skin tone which led to her low self-esteem.
  • After returning to India after 3 years, Priyanka went to Army School Bareilly and completed her schooling. During this, PeeCee actively did theatres.
  • In 2000, Priyanka Chopra was crowned Miss World due to her confidence. She had brought this title back to India after 7 years and became the 5th Indian to be crowned Miss World.
  • With her historic win as Miss World 2000, Priyanka bagged the lead role in the 2003 film Andaz co-starring Akshay Kumar and Lara Dutta. Since then there was no turning back for her and she went on to do more than 70 Bollywood films.
  • Her notable work includes The Sky is Pink, Fashion, Bajirao Mastani, Mary Kom, Don, Agneepath, and many more in her career.
  • In 2016, Chopra was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for her contribution to the arts.
  • Priyanka Chopra’s net worth is Rs 559 crore and she is one of the richest actors in the country. She owns flats in Mumbai and Los Angeles and recently started an Indian restaurant Sona in New York City.
  • The actor has also been in the headlines because of her marriage to Nick Jonas who is 10 years younger than her. She slammed trolls like a Queen.
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