Priyanka Chopra Jonas is an Indian actress, singer, and film producer. She was born on July 18, 1982, in Jamshedpur, Bihar (now in Jharkhand), India. Priyanka was raised in a family with a military background, as her father was a physician in the Indian Army. Due to her father’s profession, she moved frequently during her childhood and lived in various cities in India as well as the United States.
Priyanka began her career at a young age, participating in beauty pageants and winning the Miss World title in 2000, which brought her international recognition. She then ventured into the entertainment industry and made her acting debut in the Tamil film “Thamizhan” in 2002. The following year, she made her Bollywood debut in the film “The Hero: Love Story of a Spy” and received critical acclaim for her performance.
Priyanka gained widespread popularity and success in the Indian film industry with movies like “Andaaz” (2003), “Mujhse Shaadi Karogi” (2004), and “Aitraaz” (2004). She showcased her versatility by taking on diverse roles in films like “Fashion” (2008), for which she won the National Film Award for Best Actress, “Kaminey” (2009), “7 Khoon Maaf” (2011), and “Barfi!” (2012).
In 2015, Priyanka made her entry into the American entertainment industry with the TV series “Quantico,” in which she played the lead role of FBI agent Alex Parrish. The show was a huge success, and Priyanka received critical acclaim for her performance, becoming the first South Asian woman to headline an American network drama series. She also made her Hollywood film debut in the action-comedy “Baywatch” in 2017, starring alongside Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.
Apart from her acting career, Priyanka is also an accomplished singer. She released her first single “In My City” in 2012, followed by several other successful singles like “Exotic” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” She has collaborated with international artists such as Pitbull and Will.I.Am. Priyanka is known for her powerful and soulful voice.
In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, Priyanka is actively involved in humanitarian and philanthropic efforts. She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has been associated with several charitable organizations. She advocates for causes such as education, child rights, and women’s empowerment.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas has received numerous awards and accolades for her contributions to the film industry and her philanthropic work. She continues to be a prominent figure in both Bollywood and Hollywood, and her journey from a small-town girl to an international superstar serves as an inspiration to many.