begin the new year, BollyCurry puts a new and immensely talented actress under
the spotlight; one who's taken Bollywood by a storm. Yes, we're talking about
none other than the vivacious Parineeti Chopra
was born on the 22nd of October, 1988, to businessman Pawan Chopra and his wife
Reena Chopra in
Ambala, Haryana. Her elder cousin is the extremely talented
actor-singer Priyanka Chopra
, and the two of them are known to share a very
close relationship. Chopra completed her schooling from the Convent of Jesus
and Mary in the Ambala Cantonment, and went on to pursue banking and finance in
the prestigious Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom.
was never interested in the world of glitz and glamor, as she always wanted to become an
investment banker. However, the economic recession in 2009 forced her to return
to India, where Chopra took on a job in the Marketing department at Yash
Raj Films. It was here that she was spotted by director Maneesh Sharma, who
recommended her to Aditya Chopra. While he was initially reluctant to sign on
someone from his Marketing department, Aditya was floored after he watched a
dummy audition of hers, and soon signed her on for a 3-film deal with YRF.
debuted as a supporting actress in the film Ladies
VS Ricky Bahl
alongside Ranveer Singh
, Anushka Sharma
, Dipannita Sharma
and Aditi Sharma
. While the movie didn't garner favorable reviews, Chopra's
performance as the spunky Dimple Chaddha was lauded by the audience and critics
alike. Her next outing was in the romantic drama Ishaqzaade
while the film was a mediocre success, once again, Chopra's work was
appreciated. She was then seen as Gayatri in the romantic comedy Shuddh Desi Romance
alongside Sushant Singh
Rajput and Vaani Kapoor, where her performance was praised by critics as well.
short time span of 3 years, Chopra has carved a niche for herself in the
industry, and established herself as a talented and versatile actress. She has
won 18 awards for her roles, including the Filmfare Award for the Best Debut
[Female] for Ladies VS Ricky Bahl and
the Special Mention National Award for
lineup for the upcoming year includes Hasee Toh
alongside heartthrob Sidharth Malhotra
, Kill Dill
with the handsome hunks Ranveer Singh
and Ali Zafar
with the rockstar
Aditya Roy Kapoor.
- Parineeti is fondly known as
"Tisha" amongst her close family members
- Parineeti is a very good
singer, and aspires to playback for a film in the near future
- Parineeti hated the acting
profession, and would often ridicule her cousin Priyanka about the same.
Only when she worked for YRF's marketing department during Band Baaja
promotion did she realize the seriousness and integrity behind the
profession. That was when she decided to leave her job at YRF and join an
acting school in the US. However, that never happened as she was soon
signed on for her debut film.
BollyCurry, hope that this year is a very promising one for Parineeti Chopra
and that her forthcoming films continue to bring her accolades and win her
praise from critics and audiences alike.
Author: Ritchelle C.
Editor/s: Komal P. and Gunia M.
Graphics: Preet K.