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Since starring in Quantico and getting married to Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra has been making headlines pretty regularly.

But the more that comes out about the starlet, the more we want to know about her. Where did she come from? How long has she been acting? The questions go on and on.

If you’ve been wondering these things as well, you’re in luck. We’ve got all the answers for you right here.

Early Life

The daughter of doctors in the Indian army, Chopra had to move around quite a bit as a child.

For an Indian girl coming to America, starting over in new places wasn’t always easy.

When she attended high school in Newton, Massachusetts people made fun of her for ethnicity. She says that people would say things like “Brownie, go home!” and “Curry’s walking!” She was even jumped by two girls in her class.

“It broke my spirit,” she said to Glamour in an interview. “It made me question who I was. Why was it so uncool being Indian?”

It was when she moved back to India that she really started to blossom. As she became more and more beautiful, her father put bars on the windows of their home to keep male suitors out.

In an interview with Vogue, Chopra’s mom joked that the house looked like a fortress during that time.

Bollywood Career

After she blossomed out of her awkward teenage phase, Chopra went on to win the Femina Miss India title in 2000.

She then broke into the Bollywood world in 2003 with the film The Hero: Love Story of a Spy.

The role earned her the Star Dust Award in 2003 in the category of Female New Actress in a Supporting Role.

Chopra went on to star in over 50 Bollywood films and became an icon in the genre.

Other Achievements

Chopra isn’t only an amazing actress, but she’s also a pageant queen. In 2000, Chopra was given the opportunity to go to the Miss World pageant in London, England, where she brought home the crown.

Because of her fame and beauty, fans began to want to see and hear more from Copra. In 2009, she started writing an opinion column for the Hindustan Times called The Priyanka Chopra Column. The column covered a number of controversial topics.

In 2014, she was given the opportunity to write a column for Elle Magazine called “Pret-a-Priyanka.”

As if to prove that there was nothing that she couldn’t do, Chopra also hoested the third season of Fear Factor India in 2010.


In 2015, Chopra became the first Indian woman to headline a series on an American network with her role as Alex Parrish in Quantico.

The show followed Chopra’s character on her journey through working with the FBI.

Quantico lasted for three seasons before it was cancelled. Chopra tweeted a heartfelt goodbye when news of the cancellation broke.

“As the season ends, I am saying goodbye to Alex Parrish,” she tweeted. “As you’ll see, her story will come full circle…and that is the best feeling as an actor. Bringing Alex to life has challenged me physically and emotionally, but even more significant it has (I hope) cracked the door open for female talent and women of color to play leading ladies.”

Read more: Is Nick Jonas Ready to be a Father? What He’s Said About Having Children with Priyanka Chopra. 

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