Happy 37th Birthday, Priyanka Chopra! Isn't It Romantic With Nick Jonas?

July 18, 2019 08:04
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    Happy birthday, Priyanka Chopra. The desi girl has come a long way not only in Bollywood but also in Hollywood. This year has been extra special for Priyanka Chopra as she walked international red carpets like at the Met Gala and Cannes with her husband Nick Jonas.

    As she turns a year older today, here's a look at her life and career so far.

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    Priyanka Chopra was born in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand to physician parents Dr Ashok and Madhu Chopra. Her father died after a long battle with cancer in 2013. She also has a younger brother Siddharth.

    This image was posted on Instagram by priyankachopra )

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    The daughter of an army officer, Priyanka had to change schools constantly. At 13, Priyanka moved to the US to study and lived with her aunt for three years. She eventually returned to India and completed the final year of her high school from Bareilly's Army Public School.

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    While in Bareilly, Priyanka won the May Queen beauty pageant organised by the army. There was no looking back after that and she went on to finish runner up at the Femina Miss India contest in 2000. She captured international attention when she became Miss World in 2000, the crown fetched her one-way ticket to Bollywood.

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    Priyanka debuted in Bollywood with 2003's Hero: Love Story of a Spy, opposite Sunny Deol. Unfortunately, the film was a colossal flop.

    However, her next film Andaaz, which released the same year got mixed reviews. She co-starred with Akshay Kumar and Lara Dutta in the film.

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    Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), her second film with Akshay and her first with Salman Khan, was a huge success.

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    She followed it up with yet another blockbuster Aitraaz (2004), which bagged Priyanka two Filmfare nominations, one for Best Supporting Actress and the other for Best Villain, the latter of which she won. Only two years into her career and she was already an award-winning, A-list actress. Clearly, she was here to stay.

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    2005's Barsaat flopped miserably at the box office. However, Priyanka's other films which released that year - Waqt: The Race Against Time and Bluffmaster, were, in ascending order, sizeable hits.

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    She opened 2006 with a special appearance in John Abraham's Taxi No 9211. Her next film Krrish, opposite Hrithik Roshan and Don: The Chase Begins Again, were both blockbusters of the highest order.

    Her performance in both films was appreciated, especially in Don, where she took over the role originally played by Zeenat Aman.

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    The following year, Priyanka appeared opposite Salman Khan in Salaam-e-Ishq. This multi-star cast film created quite a buzz for its music and star cast. The film was panned all over, but Priyanka and Salman's story arc was considered one of the stronger ones. Her only other release of Big Brother, once again opposite Sunny Deol, sank without a trace.

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    Priyanka kicked off 2008 with Harman Baweja's debut film Love Story 2050, directed by his father. Rumour had it that Harman and Priyanka were a couple and the film's promos, which promised a never-seen-before sci-fi spectacle, managed to snag a great opening.

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    Next came the long-delayed God Tussi Great Ho (2008), a blatant rip-off of Jim Carrey's Bruce Almighty. The film's dated look, coupled with the fact that it just wasn't funny, proved to be its downfall, despite the fact that it was her third pairing with Salman Khan.

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    And then, the slump repaired itself with a film called Fashion (2008). With Madhur Bhandarkar's gritty take on the world of glamour, Priyanka won her first National Award for Best Actress, as well as another Filmfare award, this time for Best Actress.

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    She ended the year with the Karan Johar-produced Dostana, opposite John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan. The film was a blockbuster for various reasons - the peppy soundtrack, the chemistry between John and Abhishek, Bobby Deol's cameo.

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    Vishal Bhardwaj's 2009 film Kaminey, in which Priyanka was paired opposite Shahid Kapoor, was one of the major releases of the year. Her dressed-down look was complimented and very well received, as was her stellar performance.

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    After Kaminey's stupendous success, she was seen in Ashutosh Gowariker's What's Your Raashee? (2009), opposite rumoured ex-beau Harman Baweja. The film marked a record of sorts, since it had Priyanka play twelve roles, one for each house of the zodiac. Priyanka's roles were highly praised. However, the film was a huge flop.

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    With 2010's Anjaana Anjaani, she signed her first role opposite Ranbir Kapoor. The film was a flop despite an impressive star cast.

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    Priyanka kicked off 2011 with Vishal Bhardwaj's adaptation of Ruskin Bond's Susanna's Seven Husbands, titled 7 Khoon Maaf. Priyanka played the role of Susanna, an enigmatic woman, 'wronged' seven times over by seven different men.

    In the same year, she starred in Don 2. Priyanka reprised her role as Roma opposite Shah Rukh Khan.

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    2012's Agneepath, in which she played Hrithik Roshan's love interest, broke Bollywood's highest opening-day record till then.

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    Her final release of 2012 was Barfi!, a blockbuster. Priyanka received rave reviews for her performance as an autistic girl who falls in love with a hearing and speech impaired local Ranbir Kapoor.

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    In 2012, Priyanka launched her musical career with her first single In My City, featuring American rapper She followed it up with Exotic, this time collaborating with rapper Pitbull.

    Priyanka released her third single I Can't Make You Love Me in which she romanced Hollywood star Milo Ventimiglia.

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    In 2013, Priyanka did her first special song sequence Babli Badmaash Hai from the movie Shootout At Wadala.

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    Zanjeer and Krrish 3 were Priyanka's 2013 films. Krrish 3 broke many records at the box office.

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    Action-thriller Gunday, which released in 2014, co-starred Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor with Priyanka. Gunday crossed the Rs 100-crore mark at the box office.

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    In 2014, Priyanka also received critical acclaim for her role as boxer MC Mary Kom in the biopic Mary Kom directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film bagged the Best Popular Film at the 62nd National Film Awards.

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    2015 started on a good note for Priyanka, who featured in Zoya Akhtar's ensemble film Dil Dhadakne Do and next seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani as Kashibai, the first wife of Peshwa Bajirao I (Ranveer Singh).

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    Prakash Jha's Jai Gangaajal (2016), a sequel of sorts of Gangaajal, remains Priyanka Chopra's last Bollywood film. On the work front, she will next be seen in Shonali Bose's The Sky Is Pink, in which she co-stars with Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim.

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    Priyanka Chopra received the Padma Shri from President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in 2016.

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    Priyanka started her television career with America crime drama series Quantico and won rave reviews for the portrayal of Alex Parrish. Priyanka has so far won two Peoples' Choice Awards.

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    Her first Hollywood film Baywatch was released in May 2017.

    This image was posted on Instagram by priyankachopra )

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    Priyanka Chopra featured in two more Hollywood films - A Kid Like Jake (2018) and Isn't It Romantic (2019). She is rumoured to have signed a new Hollywood movie with Guardians Of The Galaxy star Chris Pratt but nothing is confirmed yet.

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    Ventilator, her first film as a producer, won three National Awards in 2017. Apart from being a producer, she is also a singer and tech investor. Priyanka is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

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    Priyanka Chopra married pop singer Nick Jonas in a dream wedding in Jodhpur in December last year. The Christian wedding was held on December 1 with only friends and family attending.

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    Priyanka and Nick's second wedding was in accordance with Hindu rituals. Priyanka was stunning in a red Sabyasachi lehenga.

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    This year, Nick accompanied Priyanka to the MET Gala, where they first walked the red carpet together, both dressed in Ralph Lauren in 2017. In several interviews later, Priyanka confirmed that they had not been dating at that point but had met a few times before; though 2017 Met Gala was their first public appearance together.

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    Nick Jonas was also Priyanka Chopra's plus one at the Cannes Film Festival this year.

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    Here's wishing Priyanka a very happy birthday and a wonderful year ahead.

    This image was posted on Instagram by priyankachopra )

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