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Happy Birthday Priyanka Chopra : Glance At Her Bollywood Journey To Global Superstar

Picture Courtesy : Frostsnow
Picture Courtesy : Frostsnow

After winning the Miss World crown in 2000, Priyanka Chopra made her entry in Bollywood in year 2003 with two big films –  Anil Sharma’s The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003) opposite Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta. It was released in April.  And a month later in  she featured in Raj Kanwar and Suneel Darshan’s Andaaz (2003) opposite action king Akshay Kumar and another beauty queen Lara Dutta. In Andaaz one got to see her in hot glamorous avatar and ready to sizzle on- screen.   A star had arrived . And the rest as the saying goes is history.

Her Bollywood journey had truly begun on a strong note. String of Box- office hits followed one after the another – Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004)opposite Superstars Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan was a smash hit at the Box office . She won critical acclaim for her bold role in the 2004 thriller Aitraaz. which starred Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor. Her Box- office golden run continued with Waqt : The Race Against Time ( 2005) was another Box office hit. With big Blockbusters under her belt she was cementing her place as the numero uno star in Bollywood..

In 2006, She further enhanced the numero uno tag with starring roles in the top-grossing productions Krrish with lead Hrithik Roshan and later with Shah Rukh Khan in Don . She would team- up with the King Khan later again in the sequel in Don 2 in 2011.

Though she had paired up with superstars – Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan. It was her sizzling chemistry with Superstar and action king Akshay Kumar that made heads turn. The duo were a smash hit pair and created magic on screen with their sizzling hot chemistry . Their 4 Blockbusters prove it – Andaaz, Aitraaz, Waqt: The Race Against Time and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.

Later following Akshay, who hosted the first season of Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2008 , second in 2009 and fourth season 2011, Priyanka stepped into his shoes and hosted the third season in 2010 of the stunt/dare reality game show, based on the American fear factor.

Her versatility as an actress came to the fore in films like – Dostana ( 2008), Kaminey (2009), 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), Barfi! (2012), Mary Kom (2014), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) and Bajirao Mastani (2015).

Awards followed too in her kitty as she moved from strength to strength her intense and powerful role of a troubled model in the Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion (2008), won her the Filmfare and National Film Award for Best Actress. A National Film Award for Best Actress for Fashion (2008), five Filmfare Awards: Best Female Debut for Andaaz (2003), Best Performance in a Negative Role for Aitraaz (2004), Best Actress for Fashion (2008), Critics Award for Best Actress for 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), and Best Supporting Actress for Bajirao Mastani (2015).

Though she had paired up with superstars – Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan. It was her sizzling chemistry with Superstar and action king Akshay Kumar that made heads turn. The duo were a smash hit pair and created magic on screen. Their 4 Blockbusters prove it – Andaaz, Aitraaz, Waqt: The Race Against Time and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.

Later following Akshay, who hosted the first season of Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2008 , second in 2009 and fourth season 2011, Priyanka stepped into his shoes and hosted the third season in 2010 of the stunt/dare reality game show, based on the American fear factor.

Her versatility as an actress came to the fore in films like – Dostana ( 2008), Kaminey (2009), 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), Barfi! (2012), Mary Kom (2014), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) and Bajirao Mastani (2015).

Awards followed too in her kitty as she moved from strength to strength her intense and powerful role of a troubled model in the Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion (2008), won her the Filmfare and National Film Award for Best Actress. A National Film Award for Best Actress for Fashion (2008), five Filmfare Awards: Best Female Debut for Andaaz (2003), Best Performance in a Negative Role for Aitraaz (2004), Best Actress for Fashion (2008), Critics Award for Best Actress for 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), and Best Supporting Actress for Bajirao Mastani (2015).

Her foray into Hollywood got the boost with her television ABC series Quantico in 2015. Where she donned the role of FBI agent Alex Parrish. Her bold as well as action avatar saw her bag her first Hollywood movie Baywatch ( 2017) and there are some in the pipe- line like – Silas Howard’s A Kid Like Jake, an independent project starring Octavia, Jim Parsons and Claire Danes, and Isn’t It Romantic opposite Rebel Wilson and co-starring Adam Devine and Liam Hemsworth.

In the US, Priyanka had steeped up her style quotient with loads of oomph in her appearances on TV talk shows, Red carpet outings and various events. Giving the lensmen click her wearing hot sexy outfits and flaunting her sexy figure. She has blazed the covers of magazine with her hot sensual sexy poses and winning kudos as well.

In 2016, Time named her one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” and also featured on the cover of the issue. The same year, she was ranked fourth on AskMen’s Top 99 Women and Forbes named her the World’s eight-highest-paid TV actress In 2017, Buzznet named her World’s second “Most Beautiful Women”, only after Beyonce. Chopra was also named one of People magazine’s Most Beautiful Women in the World in 2017.

In 2006, 2012, 2014 and 2015, the UK magazine Eastern Eye ranked her first on their “World’s Sexiest Asian Women” list. Maxim has named her as the hottest woman on planet in their latest June- July 2018 issue. This is the fourth time she has bagged the award . She had bagged it earlier in years – 2011, 2013 and 2016.

The superstar actress Priyanka , turns 36 today, and is now all set to return to Bollywood after two years. She has signed superstar Salman Khan’s ambitious film Bharat directed by Ali Abbas Zafar as her comeback film. Her last Bollywood film was Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangaajal in 2016 .

A global superstar now, Priyanka Chopra is followed up-close by all. Further the actress is off- late keeping the paparazzi busy thanks to her rumoured relationship with 25-year-old American singer Nick Jonas. The duo have been seen together on various occasions and even holding hands in public. Thereby making them the most talked about “It” Couple.

Priyanka Chopra is a superstar with huge fan base . And her star power can be judged by the 25 million followers on her Instagram account leaving behind the likes of – Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amitabh Bachchan, and Deepika Padukone. If this is not power and maximum impact then the nation would like to know what really is ?

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