Priyanka Chopra, born July 18, 1982 is a Bollywood film actress and Miss World 2000.
Priyanka was crowned Miss India World and later Miss World in 2000. In the same year, Lara Dutta and Dia Mirza, both from India, won the Miss Universe and Miss Asia Pacific crowns, in a rare triple.After winning the Miss World title, Priyanka became an actress. She first acted in a Tamil film Thamizhan (2002) and since then has acted in many Bollywood films. Her first Hindi film was the big budget The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003) which was a flop. She became more known from her next film Andaaz (2003) which was a hit, for which she won her first Filmfare Award. Coincidentally, her co-star in that movie was her Miss India compatriot, Lara Dutta. She then acted in a series of flops until Mujhse Shaadi Karogi in (2004) which was her second hit. She followed it up with Aitraaz, a Hindi remake of the Demi Moore-starrer Disclosure which was yet another box office success. In the same year, she particiated in a world tour aptly titled “Temptations 2004″ with Bollywood’s leading stars, including Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta and Arjun Rampal. In cities that she did not appear in, either Celina Jaitley replaced her or it was just the other 5.
In 2005, she had many releases, though most did moderately at the box office. In 2006, she worked in two of the most successful films of the year – Krrish and Don – The Chase Begins Again. She has also recently been on the hit chatshow koffee with karan.
Priyanka Chopra was voted Sexiest Asian Woman of 2006 in Eastern Eye, an Asian newspaper published in Britain.