Priyanka Chopra Jonas: From a small town girl to an international icon

Here we bring you the journey of our Desi Girl aka many more unknown facts about the Birthday Girl

Shall we begin from the very beginning? Priyanka Chopra was born in Jamshedpur. She did her schooling from Lucknow and Bareilly. Her parents being in the Army, they had to move around a lot. We all know that Priyanka Chopra doesn’t come from a filmy background. She furthermore studied in USA as well. Priyanka completed her graduation from Jai Hind College and Basant Singh Institute of Science, Mumbai. But these facts are known to you, let’s talk about the unknown facts.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas: From a small town girl to an international icon
Priyanka Chopra Jonas: From a small town girl to an international icon

Did you know? That it was a coincidence for Priyanka to go for schooling in US? She was living with her cousin during her vacation. And one day while she was visiting her cousin’s school, a small quiz was going on. The teacher nonchalantly asked Priyanka to participate too. And apparently she did good, and was invited to study there. So Priyanka decided to stay back in the US for the time being.

When and How did the Bollywood came into her life?

We all know that Priyanka Chopra made her country proud when she was crowned as Miss World in 2000. Till date she gives the credit to her mother, who had sent random photos of her daughter in Miss Femina Pageant.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas: From a small town girl to an international icon
Priyanka Chopra Jonas: From a small town girl to an international icon

When they got a call from the Femina, Priyanka had no idea about the photos and got really excited. Furthermore, she had never thought to actually win it. Priyanka thought maybe she could get one of the titles, but she never expected to have won the Pageant. And after that she started getting offers from various producers and directors for films and projects.

If not Actor, then which career would Priyanka have chosen?

During an interview, our Desi Girl revealed that she wanted to further study Criminal Psychology or rather become an Aeronautical Engineer. Priyanka Chopra studied in Jai Hind College and Basant Singh Institute of Science, Mumbai.

She was also a writer for the Hindu Times. Priyanka had her own column in the newspaper. And recently she published her memoir, Unfinished, which became a Newyork Bestseller in less than 24 hours of its release.

Unknown and interesting facts about Priyanka

  • When Priyanka was shooting for Waqt: Race against Time, she accidentally stepped on a live wire, due to which she was also hospitalised.
  • Priyanka Chopra is the first Bollywood Celebrity ever to get hired by the Creative Artist Agency.
  • She is a receiver of Padmashree Award. And Priyanka received the award in 2016.
  • Priyanka Chopra made her debut with a South Indian Film starring superstar Vijay.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas: From a small town girl to an international icon
Priyanka Chopra Jonas: From a small town girl to an international icon
  • Her Bollywood debut was Hero: Love Story of a Spy, starring Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta in the lead.
  • After she won the title of Miss World, she starred in the then latest Diler Mehendi album ‘Sajan Mere Satrangiya‘.
  • She made her Bollywood singing debut with her film and it’s titular song “Dil Dhadakne Do”. The film also stars Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar and Shefali Shah in the lead, alongside Anushka Sharma in a titular role.
  • Priyanka Chopra is also a producer of the production house called Purple Pebble Pictures. This production house mainly associates with regional films.
  • She has been entitled as the World’s Sexiest Woman thrice, in 2006, 2012 and 2014.

Priyanka Chopra and her personal life

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is an actress, producer, philosopher, public speaker, singer as well as an author. She has accomplished her career in Bollywood with many successful films as well as a few failures. But now she has went on the become an international icon from a small town girl. She’s not only a mere actor, but is an international icon.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas: From a small town girl to an international icon
Priyanka Chopra Jonas: From a small town girl to an international icon

Priyanka is in association with several NGOs and is an UNICEF Ambassador as well. She is often seen working towards empowering the weaker sections, like the poor and Black Women in need of encouragement and proper lifestyle. Priyanka Chopra is one of the most powerful, confident and successful women. But did you know? Priyanka was quite different in her early days. Let’s see how:

Priyanka Chopra wasn’t the confident girl from the beginning

In an interview, Priyanka Chopra revealed that she wasn’t confident regarding herself. She was also a victim of racism in US, where people used to call her brownie because of her skin tone. Priyanka never thought of herself as beautiful. She also said that she has the lowest self esteem. But we believe things have surely changed for her over the period of time. Things started changing when she won the title of Miss World in 2000, and when she started acting in Bollywood.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas, from Bollywood to Hollywood

Priyanka Chopra Jonas: From a small town girl to an international icon

In 2015, Priyanka Chopra made her debut in the American Television series. She also revealed that she had to somewhat start from scratch in the new industry. She became the first South Asian Actress to lead an American series. Furthermore she went on to do several Hollywood movies like Isn’t It Romantic and Baywatch. Although she has had prominent roles in Hollywood instead of lead, and she’s still making her career in Hollywood, whereas she’s already an established actor in Bollywood.

Desi Girl ka Pardesi Munda

Nick Jonas proposed Priyanka Chopra with a $200 thousand dollars ring. Imagine that! Priyanka and Nick had two marriage ceremonies, a Hindu marriage as well as a Christian marriage. And their little fairytale is experiencing it’s happily ever after. The couple from time to time gives us major couple goals.

And we still cannot get enough of the two. Priyanka wants to name her and Nick’s couple nickname as Prick. Priyanka definitely has a good sense of humor as well, but due to obvious reasons Nick doesn’t like the couple nickname that PC suggested.

Let’s see what hubby Nick Jonas gifts his gorgeous wife Priyanka on her Birthday.

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