Priyanka Chopra (born 18 July 1982) is an Indian film actress, singer, and songwriter. The winner of the Miss India World and Miss World pageants of 2000, through her successful film career Chopra has become one of Bollywood's highest-paid actresses and one of the most popular celebrities in India. She has won a National Film Award for Best Actress and Filmfare Awards in four categories.
Chopra was born in Jamshedpur to parents who were both physicians in the Indian Army. As a result of their occupations, she frequently travelled as a child but considers Bareilly to be her real home. She also lived for a period with her aunt in the United States. In 2000, her mother entered her into the Femina Miss India contest, in which she finished second and took the Femina Miss India World title. She was then entered into the Miss World pageant, where she was crowned Miss World 2000 and Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty—Asia & Oceania, becoming the fifth Indian to win the competition.