Priyanka Chopra is an Indian film actress and singer who has emerged as one of the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India. Born in Jamshedpur, a small town in India, to physician parents, she was schooled in different cities across India until the age of 13, when she was sent to the United States. In America, besides academics, she also volunteered for dancing and singing activities, but desired to become an engineer or psychologist rather than a performer. Upon returning to her homeland, she took part in the Femina Miss India contest and was selected to represent India at the Miss World pageant, where she was crowned ‘Miss World 2000’. After winning the beauty pageant, she left her studies midway to join the film industry. Although she started her career with a Tamil film ‘Thamizan’ it was not long before she made her debut in Bollywood as the second lead in the 2003 film ‘The Hero’. She was noted for the glamorous role she portrayed in her next film ‘Andaaz’ and also earned a Filmfare Award for it. Thereafter, she starred in numerous box-office successes including ‘Aitraaz’, ‘Krrish’, ‘7 Khoon Maaf’, ‘Fashion’ and ‘Barfi!’. She has received several awards and much appreciation for her performances in films over the years. Along with acting, she has also made a mark as an international singer with tracks such as ‘In My City’ and ‘Exotic.’ She is married to American singer-songwriter Nick Jonas.