This article sheds light on the beautiful multi-talented Indian actress, Priyanka Chopra. We would be taking a look at Priyanka Chopra net worth, her background, lifestyle, controversies, marriage, and other facts about her.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is also a singer and film producer. Chopra who is the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant was born 18 July 1982. She is also one of India’s highest-paid and most popular celebrities who have received numerous awards for her contribution to the film industry as well as a humanitarian endeavors. She has received one National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards while Forbes listed her as one of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2017 and 2018. Priyanka Chopra net worth is estimated at $50 Million.
Priyanka was born to Ashok and Madhu Chopra, both physicians in the Indian Army in Jamshedpur, Bihar (present-day Jharkhand). She is cousins with actresses Parineeti Chopra, Meera Chopra and Mannara Chopra and has a brother, Siddharth who is seven years younger than her. Her family moved around quite frequently around India due to her parents’ occupation. She lived in and around Delhi, Chandigarh, Ambala, as well as Ladakh. During the period the family was moving around, she attended schools such as La Martiniere Girls’ School in Lucknow and St.Maria Goretti College in Bareilly. She has been credited saying that she didn’t resent the moving around because she viewed it as new experiences and as a way to discover India’s multicultural society.
When she was 13, she moved to the US to study. While living with an aunt, she went to schools in Newton, Massachusetts, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa because her aunt moved around too. While she was in Massachusetts, she took part in several theater productions as well as studied choral singing, Western classical music and Kathak dance. She has been recorded saying that she suffered bullying and racial abuse as an Indian girl in the US. She returned to India to finish her high school education after spending three years with her aunt. During this period, she started making the rounds at beauty pageants, and she won the local May Queen beauty pageant. Admiration from outsiders after her win made her parents equip their house with bars. In 2000, her mother entered her in the Femina Miss India contest where she finished second and also winning Femina Miss India World title. In the same 2000, she won the Miss World pageant where she was doubly crowned the Miss World 2000 and Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty—Asia & Oceania. She dropped out of college after the win saying that she got a lot of offers after the win.
Priyanka Chopra’s Acting Career
After winning the Miss World title, she got an offer to star in the movie Humraaz in 2002 which was to be her debut movie. Unfortunately, the deal fell through due to various reasons. Her debut movie was now in the film, Thamizhan where she appeared as the protagonist love interest.
Her Bollywood film debut was in Anil Sharma’s The Hero: Love Story of a Spy. The movie was one of the highest-grossing Bollywood movies of that year. She later appeared in the box-office success movie Andaaz which earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut alongside the other female lead as well as a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. The movie that was credited to have changed her career significantly was Aitraaz, where she played an ambitious woman who accuses her employee of sexual harassment. She has also been credited to say that the movie was the biggest learning experience of her career. She won a Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role as well as another Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In 2009, she starred in Vishal Bhardwaj’s caper thriller Kaminey, playing the role of feisty Marathi woman named Sweety. The movie had critical acclaim and became very successful at the box-office. The Times of India reported that Chopra’s role in the movie completely reinvented her career after a series of films that didn’t do well.
Late 2009 saw Chopra fainting on set after her heavy workload of filming, traveling for endorsements as well as performing at live shows took a toll on her health. She was hospitalized for a while after that incident.
Priyanka Chopra became the first South Asian to headline an American production after she signed a talent holding deal with ABC Studios and was cast as Alex Parrish in the American thriller series Quantico. The movie which was released on 27 September 2015 on ABC was released to positive reviews from television critics as well as praise for her performance in the movie. She was described by The New York Times as the strongest human asset of the show.
She won two People’s Choice Awards for her role on the show, Favorite Actress in A New TV Series as well as Favorite Dramatic TV Actress and became the first South Asian actress to win the award. Her next project, Bajirao Mastani, where she portrayed Kashibai, the first wife of the Maratha general Peshwa Bajirao I, garnered her various awards such as Filmfare Award, IIFA Award, and Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as receiving a nomination for the Producers Guild Film Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
At the moment, she is working for two projects for Netflix: The White Tiger, an adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s satirical novel and We Can Be Heroes, Robert Rodriguez’s superhero film. She is also working on producing over a dozen regional films in various languages in her production company. Priyanka Chopra net worth has been significantly impacted by her movie career.
Her Music Career
Her main vocal influence was her father, who developed her interest in singing. Her first recording was the song “Ullathai Killathe” in the film Thamizhan (2002). The song was made at the urging of her director and co-star, Vijay who had noticed her singing on the set. In August 2011, she was signed to the Universal Music Group in a worldwide recording agreement. She was also signed by Creative Artists Agency which is an entertainment and sports agency based in Los Angeles. She became the first Bollywood star to be so signed. She traveled to the US to work on her album where she collaborated with Sam Watters, Matthew Koma and Jay Sean; RedOne produced the album.
Chopra is supporting various causes through her foundation, The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education. The foundation works towards providing support to unprivileged children across the country in the areas of Education and Health. She also donates ten percent of her earnings to fund the foundation’s operations and pays for educational and medical expenses for seventy children in India, fifty among whom are girls. She has also been working with UNICEF since 2006 to record public-service announcements and also to participate in media panel discussions promoting children’s rights and the education of girls. She is also a supporter of environmental charities and is a brand ambassador for DNDTV Greenathon. She donated US$70,000 to Nanavati hospital to build a cancer ward which was named after her late father and inaugurated in 2013.
Chopra is a self-acclaimed ‘Daddy’s girl’ and has maintained a close relationship with her family. Her dad, who she was close to died in 2013, and she got a tattoo on her hand in his honor.
She started dating the youngest of the Jonas brothers, Nick and they got engaged in August 2018 in a Punjabi Roka ceremony in Mumbai. The couple got married at the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur in traditional Hindu and Christian ceremonies in December 2018.
Priyanka Chopra Net Worth
Priyanka Chopra net worth is estimated at $50 Million. She is reputed to command an annual salary of $10 million from acting roles and endorsements. She has garnered her wealth and fortune from her work as a professional actress and a singer. Priyanka was the eight highest-paid Indian celebrity in 2016 with earnings on $14 million. In 2017, she was the seventh highest-paid with earnings of $12 million.
Priyanka is an avid investor in the real estate market and has little interest in diamonds, jewelry or gold. She owns over nine prime properties in India in addition to an apartment in New York city.
Priyanka and partner Nick spent $20 million to purchase a 20,000 square foot house in Encino, California in November 2019.