Priyanka Chopra born 18 July 1982) is an Indian actress and former Miss World. Before starting her acting career, she worked as a model and gained fame after winning the Miss World title in 2000. She is often referred to by the nickname "Piggy Chops", which was given to her by co-stars on the set of the film Bluffmaster! During her career, Chopra has received three Filmfare Awards, among seven nominations.
Chopra made her acting debut with the 2002 Tamil film Thamizhan. The following year, she made her Bollywood film debut with The Hero: Love Story of a Spy and followed it with the hit Andaaz, for which she won a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. In 2004, she became the second woman to win the Filmfare Best Villain Award, which she received for her critically acclaimed performance in Aitraaz. Chopra would later have commercial success with films like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Krrish (2006) and Don: The Chase Begins Again (2006), Dostana (2008), Don 2 (2011).
2008 marked the beginning of a new phase in Chopra's career. Her portrayal of a troubled model in Fashion earned her a National Film Award for Best Actress, as well as a Filmfare Award for Best Actress. She received further notice for roles in films like Kaminey (2009), What's Your Raashee? (2009) and 7 Khoon Maaf (2011). Having done so, Chopra established herself as one of the leading contemporary actresses in Bollywood.
In addition to movie acting, Chopra is a regular stage performer. She is going to release her first international music album in 2012.