Priyanka Chopra was born on 18th July 1982 to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok
Chopra & Dr. Madhu Chopra, an event that transformed the life of every one around her. This first born girl child of a large extended family was welcomed like a star. With large twinkling eyes and the most fascinating smile she was a winner.
Priyanka had a very varied upbringing . Having joined an Army family, she
moved from Leh-ladakh in the north to Kerala in the south from Bombay in the west to Jamshedpur in the East . She imbibed the ethos of the multicultural Indian society. A family favorite she grew up in the warmth & Love offered by her grandparents, aunts & uncles. All of this went into the making of a very warm,
loving & confident personality.
She started her Education from La Martiniere Girls College in Lucknow as a
resident student, A short stay at Maria Goretti College in Bareilly prepared
her for further studies in the USA. Having completed class 10th from Boston USA
she decided to become a software Engineer or a Criminal Psychologist. Suddenly life took change with the Femina Miss India contest, which she won with aplomb.
Have been varied at different times. Singing & Writing poetry has
been her all times favourite. She started performing at musical shows since
three years of age along with her father & uncle , who are both singers of
She aims for the stars after completing her education. She intends
taking up a social cause closest to her heart. She is a movie Buff and would
love to join the galaxy if a good offer comes.
1. The only Indian in USA to have been selected at state level for the National opus Honour choir.
2. Extensive charity work back in India & USA
a. Joined the CAF & CII in their literacy programme and is their ambassadors.
b. Member of the support group for the thalassaemic children in U.P., India.
c. Participated in the Adult education awareness program with the NGO's
in the peripheral areas of Bareilly.
d. Joined the Indian Govt. sponsored Polio Eradication Programme as a volunteer.
e. She raised funds for the destitutes at Boston USA by participating in their Church programme " Priyanka is a genuine, selfless, down to earth, warm and loving personality A very special person"
Birthday: 18 July 1982
Place of Birth: Jamshedpur, Bihar-India (Bareilly-town in Rohelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh)
Petname: Sunshine and Mimi
Height: 5'7 1/2"
Weight 53 Kgs
Drives a White Mercedes
Newton North High School-Newton, Massachusetts
Graduated from Cepar Rapids, Iowa's John F. Kennedy High School
La Martiniere Girls College in Lucknow
Maria Goretti College in Bareilly
Father-Dr. Ashok Chopra is a doctor; he retired from the Army. He was a medical administrator at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai until some time ago, but he gave it up because he wanted to go back to surgery. He is a surgeon now.
Mother-Dr. Madhu Chopra-a gynocologist who practices at Kasturi Polyclinic, Andheri.
Brother-Sidharth Chopra (Younger)
Paternal Grandmother-Mrs Champa Wati Chopra and Late Sh. Kasturi Lal Chopra.
Maternal Grandmother-Mrs Jyotsana Akhauri and Dr.Akhauri.
Favourite song / MusicVideo:
Careless Whispers, I will always love you....
Favourite Movie star(s)
Mel Gibson, kishore kumar
Dish Lasagna, Makki roti and sarson kasaag
Shakespeare's Romeo Juliet and
Sidney Sheldon's - Tell me your Dreams
Femina and Readers Digest
Walk in the Clouds
Singing & Writing poetry
National Honour roll in New York '97 Opus
Honour Choir Representative for Iowa's J.F.K.
Topped school in English
Won prize for Extempore Speech and awards for singing and dancing