Priyanka Chopra is known as a is an Indian actress, singer, producer and philanthropist, and the winner of the Miss World pageant of 2000. With multiple films and appearances under her belt, she presently has an estimated net worth of $10 million. Chopra is one of the biggest celebrities in India, and one of the highest-paid actresses in Bollywood.
Chopra’s career began after she won Miss India World, when she got the lead female role in Tamil film, Thamizhan, as the love interest of the protagonist, played by Vijay. To break into Bollywood, she was cast as the second female lead opposite Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta in Anil Sharma’s The Hero: Love Story of a Spy. While the first three releases of her films performed poorly at the box office in 2004, she made history in David Dhawan’s romantic comedy, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, which became the third-highest-grossing film of the year in India.
Chopra also has a singing career, which was inspired by her encouragement from her father to pursue singing. She used her singing abilities to help win her the Miss World and Miss India World pageants, but she later signed a contract with Universal Music Group, who stated that her debut album would be released by Interscope Records in North America and Island Records elsewhere. She has performed on multiple tracks in the soundtracks of her movies. Her most recent single was a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” which was released in April 2014 and peaked at number 28 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.
Chopra prides herself in being a “self-made woman,” since she did not come from a film background before she started in the industry. She holds a close relationship with her family, and was particularly upset after her father’s passing in 2013. Her mother even gave up her practice to support Chopra as she embarked upon a film career.