She’s one of the industry’s most prolific actresses, she has one of the most envied marriages in Hollywood and she’s set to receive the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at this year’s Unicef Snowflake Ball. So you can hardly be blamed for thinking that you know your Priyanka Chopra facts inside out.
But dig a little deeper and one will find more than a few enlightening facts about the Indian stunner. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you…
1. She’s a former Miss World pageant winner
Priyanka began her career in the spotlight at 18 years old when she competed in the Miss World pageant. She was crowned the winner in 2000 – the fifth Miss India to do so – and has been mesmerising the world with her enchanting face ever since.
2. She had a Nomadic upbringing
While she now happily resides in a swanky $6.5 million Beverley Hills mansion with husband Nick Jonas, the former BAZAAR cover star was born in Jamshedpur, India. Her parents were physicians in the Indian army, meaning she travelled the world with her family during her childhood. She even completed a portion of her high school education at the Army Public School in Bareilly.
3. Her role on Quantico threw her into the limelight
As one of India’s biggest movie stars, Chopra was mad famous well before her Hollywood days. Her starring role on Quantico made her the first Indian-born actress to lead an American prime-time network show in television history.
4. She owns her own production company
Priyanka launched Purple Pebble Productions alongside her mother, Dr. Madhu Chopra, after being in the business for many years. The company has produced movies such as Ventilator which won three National Awards in India, with the site saying that Priyanka “aims to bridge the gap between emerging-talent and the myriad opportunities that the world of entertainment has to offer”.
5. Her relationship with Nick Jonas began via text
The star revealed in an interview to Vogue that it was Nick who send the first message, following a text sent to her Quantico costar Graham Rogers simply stating: “Priyanka. Is. Wow.” The relationship quickly blossomed to Twitter direct messages, with the lovestruck singer messaging: “I’m hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet.” The rest, as they say, is history.