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All You Need To Know About Priyanka Chopra's Upbringing

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Another superstar wedding is here — that of desi girl Priyanka Chopra (Pee Cee to her friends) and pop star Nick Jonas. So, let's take a look at Priyanka's gritty, gutsy rise to global fame.

When Priyanka Chopra won the Miss World pageant in 2000, she was just 18 years old. And, in just a few years, she went on to scale even greater heights by becoming one of the top stars of Bollywood, as well as, Hollywood. 

Born to two army doctors, who would have ever predicted that one day this little girl would become a superstar of Bollywood?

Frequently shifting schools during her childhood, being subjected to bullying and losing her beloved father in 2013, it hasn't always been an easy road for Priyanka. Her unlikely rise to fame is an inspiration to us all.

Flip through our ClipBook to find out more about her journey.

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Attended Schools In Many Cities

Most of us complete our education in one city, or perhaps two at the most. Not so for Priyanka Chopra. Being born to parents who were doctors in the Indian army, her father frequently got transferred, which meant she ended up doing her schooling i...

Spent Her Teenage Years In The United States Of America

Priyanka Chopra's spent much of her teenage life in the US, living in places like New York, Iowa and Massachusetts. It was during this time that she was exposed to American hip-hop and R&B music. She also admitted to developing an accent.

Struggled With Bullying

Although Priyanka has made a mark in both Bollywood and Hollywood, and is now a well-known international figure, she recalls being bullied by a group of girls while she was in school.

Has Been Battling A Health Issue Since Childhood

Those who are in the show business need to ensure that they take good care of their health. And, almost every actor goes to great lengths to do that. However, in the process, some of them battle great odds like Priyanka, who has been suffering fro...

Idolises Her Mom

Priyanka Chopra's hero is her mom, who left home to fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor, earned over eight medical certifications, learned nine different languages and became a certified pilot. With such a high-achieving mother, it's no wonder ...

Shared A Special Bond With Her Father

Priyanka Chopra shared a very special bond with her father. So much so that she got a tattoo on her right wrist which says 'Daddy's lil girl'. Sadly, her father passed away from cancer in 2013 which left her heartbroken. On 23 August 2018, she rem...

Won The Padma Shri

In 2016, Priyanka Chopra was awarded the Padma Shri. She was in Montreal when her mother, Madhu woke her up with the news. The Padma Shri is very dear to her as since her father was an army officer...

Is Great Friends With Meghan Markle

Did you know that Priyanka shares a special friendship with the Duchess of Sussex? They became friends as actors in the United States. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in May 2018, and Priyanka wished her well for her wedding. It remains to be s...

Draws Inspiration From Sridevi

The Indian movie industry was shocked by the death of Sridevi. Writing in the Time magazine, Priyanka said that watching Sridevi on the screen inspired her to become an actor. In her words, 'Sridevi was an angel'.

Made Her Debut In A Tamil Movie

Although Priyanka is a big star in Hindi movies and in Hollywood, her first movie was alongside the Kollywood actor Vijay...

Debuted In Hollywood

After gaining immense popularity in India, Priyanka set her sights on Hollywood. She debuted on US television with Quantico — a hit with viewers in the USA and India. She then went on to star in Baywatch, a movie where her co-star was Dwayne 'The ...

Everything You Need To Know About Priyanka Chopra And Nick Jonas

After the high-profile wedding of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, another such wedding is on the cards — that of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. From distributing macaroons over laddoos with her wedding card, to documenting her bachelorette pa...

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