Parineeti Chopra Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Parineeti Chopra (born 22 October 1988) is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. Chopra is a recipient of several accolades, including a Filmfare and National Film Award. She has appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2013.
Chopra initially aspired to pursue a career in investment banking, but after obtaining a triple honours degree in business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School she returned to India during the 2009 economic recession and joined Yash Raj Films as a public relations consultant. Later, she signed a deal with the company as an actress.
Chopra made her acting debut with an acclaimed performance in the 2011 romantic comedy Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, winning the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and a Best Supporting Actress nomination. She followed it by garnering widespread critical acclaim for her starring roles in the box office hits— Ishaqzaade (2012), Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) and Hasee Toh Phasee (2014). The first of these won her the National Film Award – Special Mention while the first two of these earned her two nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. After a three-year hiatus from full-time acting, her career saw fluctuations with occasional successful films with the comedy Golmaal Again (2017) and the war drama Kesari (2019) in between. In 2021, Chopra earned renewed critical acclaim for her leading roles in the black comedy Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and the biographical sports drama Saina.
In addition to her acting career, Chopra is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products. She made her singing debut with Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin, which garnered her praise. She has sung several other songs, including Teri Mitti. In 2022, Chopra ventured into television by judging the reality show Hunarbaaz: Desh Ki Shaan on Colors TV.
Early life and work
Parineeti Chopra was born on 22 October 1988 in Ambala, Haryana into a Punjabi Hindu family. Her father, Pawan Chopra, is a businessman and supplier to the Indian Army at Ambala Cantonment and her mother is Reena Chopra. She has two brothers: Shivang and Sahaj; actresses Priyanka Chopra, Meera Chopra and Mannara Chopra are her cousins. Chopra studied at the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Ambala. In an interview published in The Hindu, she revealed that she was a very good student and had always wanted to become an investment banker.
At the age of 17, Chopra moved to England, where she received a triple honours degree in business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School. She used to take orientation classes for new students at the university. While studying, she worked part-time for the Manchester United Football Club as the team leader of the catering department. Chopra is also a trained Hindustani classical singer with a B.A. Honours in music. She used to perform on stage with her cousin, Priyanka, and their fathers in her childhood.
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In 2009, she returned to India in the wake of the economic recession and moved to Mumbai. Chopra obtained an internship in the marketing department of Yash Raj Films, joining the production company as a public-relations consultant. She considered it a perfect job, because she could use what she had learned and work in films. While working on promotions for Band Baaja Baaraat, Chopra realised that she wanted to become an actress and decided to resign from her executive position with Yash Raj Films to attend acting school. After meeting the company’s casting director, she was asked to do a “dummy audition for fun”. Chopra remembered “fooling around with a camera” and delivering lines by the character Geet from the film Jab We Met. When YRF producer Aditya Chopra saw the tape he was impressed with her acting. Chopra was then signed to a three-film deal.
Chopra has several projects under various stages of production, she completed filming an untitled espionage thriller directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and is a part of cast ensemble of Uunchai directed by Sooraj Barjatya under Rajshri Productions, for which she has completed her shoot. She is signed on to star in the social satire drama directed by Sharat Katariya under Yash Raj Films.
Parineeti Chopra Height Weight Age Bra Size Affairs Family Biography
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 165 cm|
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
|Date of Birth||22 October 1988|
|Age (as of 2023)||35 Years|
|Birthplace||Ambala, Haryana, India|
|Hometown||Ambala, Haryana, India|
|School||Convent of Jesus and Mary, Ambala|
|College||Manchester Business School, Manchester, England|
|Educational Qualifications||Honours Degree in Business, Finance and Economics|
|Debut||Film: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2011)|
Singing: “Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin” from the film Meri Pyaari Bindu (2017)
|Family||Father– Pawan Chopra (Businessman)|
Mother– Reena Chopra
Brother– Shivang Chopra, Sahaj Chopra
|Address||Sea-facing flat in Bandra, Mumbai|
|Hobbies||Dancing, singing, meditation, reading, swimming and workout|
|Controversies||• In early 2016, Rishi Kapoor made fun of Parineeti after she was given an award for losing weight, by saying that “I couldn’t believe it when they recently gave an award to Parineeti for losing weight. Can someone please give me an award for gaining weight?”|
• She faced body-shaming for her weight before she did films and also when she put on weight during her early days in Bollywood. After she lost a huge amount of weight, it was termed as her answer to the shamers. But a recent video, also featuring Alia Bhatt, where Parineeti was advising her friend to ‘eat less, become thin’ while wishing her on his birthday. People on twitter termed her as ‘fake’, ‘obnoxious’, and ‘obsessed with body image’.
|Favourite Food||Rajma-Chawal, Kadhi Chicken, Pizza and Margarita|
|Favourite Actor||Saif Ali Khan|
|Favourite Actress||Rani Mukerji|
|Favourite Film||Pakeezah, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Barfi|
|Favourite Musicians||Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, A.R. Rahman, Amit Trivedi, Beyoncé|
|Favourite Songs||Just a Dream by Nelly, Hey Baby Pitbull and T-Pain, Loca by Shakira, Who’s that|
|Favourite Perfume||Narciso Rodriguez, 212 VIP and Acqua Di Gio|
|Favourite Restaurant||Ping Pong, Mangi Ferra, Indigo in Mumbai|
|Favourite Destination||Goa, London|
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Maneesh Sharma (Director, Rumour)|
Charit Desai (Assistant Director, Rumour)
|Car Collection||Audi A6, Jaguar XJL|
|Salary (approx.)||₹2-4 crore/film|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$7 million|
In 2014, Parineeti made her first appearance on television in Zee TV’s India’s Best Cinestars Ki Khoj as a mentor. In 2015, she appeared in the Documentary Girl Rising –Woh Padhegi, Woh Udegi that premiered on Star Plus on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. In addition to this, she has hosted the 3rd Stardust Awards with Ayushmann Khurana in 2013, the 11th Star Guild Awards with Kapil Sharma in 2015 and the second Times of India Film Awards with Riteish Deshmukh in 2016. She also appeared as a guest on Amitabh Bachchan’s talk show Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi.
She next appeared as a Contestant on Star Plus’s Lip Sing Battle along with Karan Johar in 2017. In 2018, hosted 63rd Filmfare Awards with Shah Rukh Khan, Johar and Khurana. Chopra made her television debut as a judge alongside Mithun Chakraborty and Johar on the reality show titled Hunarbaaz: Desh Ki Shaan, which premiere on Colors TV from 22 January 2022. It ended on 17 April 2022. She also appeared as a guest and contestant on Khatra Khatra Khatra in March 2022. She will host IIFA Rocks, 2022 with Johar.
Music career and stage work
Chopra made her playback singing debut in 2017 with the song Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin and received praise for her vocal performance and singing. She received a nominations for the Screen Award for Best Female Playback Singer and the Mirchi Music Award for Upcoming Female Vocalist of The Year. In 2019, Chopra recorded the female version of the song Teri Mitti for the film, Kesari. In 2021, she sang the unplugged version of the song “Matlabi Yariyan” for the film.
In August 2016, she performed in various cities of America for the “Dream Team 2016” tour, alongside Johar, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, and Badshah.
In the media
In addition to acting in films, Chopra is active in charity work and supports a number of causes. She walked the ramp at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week to support the Shabana Azmi Mijwan Welfare Society, an NGO dedicated to empowering girls. She also appeared on NDTV’s Greenathon, an initiative to support eco-friendliness and investigate poor electricity supplies in rural villages, to lend her support. Chopra was appointed as the brand ambassador for the ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ campaign to promote the cause of girl child by the Haryana government in 2015.
Apart from charity work, she serves as an ambassador for a number of brands. Chopra endorses brands such as Kurkure, Nivea, Maaza and Spinz, WeChat, Pantene and Mahindra scooty. She became the first Bollywood star to endorse products from both Coke (Maaza) and PepsiCo (Kurkure) at the same time. Chopra became the brand ambassador of ADEX India. In 2017, Chopra became the first Indian woman ambassador for Tourism Australia in ‘Friends of Australia’ advocacy panel by Tourism Australia. According to the India Entertainment Marketing Report 2019, Indian visitors to Australia has grown at an average of 21 percent since the appointment of Chopra in comparison to 15 percent growth experienced during the prior six months.
The actress’ roles and performances have been studied by critics. NDTV noted, “[Chopra]….is as far removed from the standard Bollywood bombshell as it is possible for a lead actress to be. She’s more girl next door than glamour doll, with no obvious oomph in evidence, and freely confesses to a battle with the weighing scale”. Following her debut, she has been widely regarded as one of the most promising actresses in Hindi cinema. The Indian Express labelled her the “most brightest and talented” newcomer of this generation, noting “her infectious amount of energy”. While discussing her career in a 2013 article, CNN-IBN noted, “[she]….is one of the few actresses in the current lot who has a strong screen presence which demands absolute attention from the viewer. When she is on screen, one can’t notice other actors—Parineeti engages you in such a way”. In a 2013 interview with Hindustan Times, Chopra revealed that she intends to do films where she has lot to perform, and not the films which has high production value. The actress appeared on Verve’s list of most powerful women in 2011. In 2012 and 2014, Rediff.com placed her in their listing of the top 10 Bollywood actresses.
|2011||Ladies vs Ricky Bahl||Dimple Chaddha|
|2013||Shuddh Desi Romance||Gayatri|
|2014||Hasee Toh Phasee||Meeta Solanki|
|Daawat-e-Ishq||Gulrez “Gullu” Qadir|
|2016||Dishoom||Muskaan Raza Qureshi|
|2017||Meri Pyaari Bindu||Bindu Shankarnarayanan|
|Golmaal Again||Khushi Chauhan|
|2018||Namaste England||Jasmeet Kaur Randhawa|
|Jabariya Jodi||Babli Yadav|
|2021||The Girl on the Train||Mira Kapoor|
|Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar||Sandeep “Sandy” Walia|
|2022||Untitled Ribhu Dasgupta’s film||TBA|
|2013||3rd Stardust Awards||Host|
|2014||India’s Best Cinestars Ki Khoj||Mentor|
|2015||11th Star Guild Awards||Host|
|Man’s World||Doctor||Mini web-series; cameo appearance|
|2016||3rd Times of India Film Awards||Host|
|2017||Lip Sing Battle||Contestant|
|2018||63rd Filmfare Awards||Host|
|2022||Hunarbaaz: Desh Ki Shaan||Judge|
|Khatra Khatra Khatra||Herself||Guest|
|IIFA Rocks||Host||with Karan Johar|
|2014||Dor||Ria||Short film debut|
|2015||Girl Rising India – Woh Padhegi, Woh Udegi||Mariama|
|2017||Meri Pyaari Bindu||“Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin”||Sachin–Jigar|
|“Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahi (Duet)”||Sonu Nigam|
|2019||Kesari||” Teri Mitti (Female)”||Arko|
|2021||The Girl on the Train||“Matlabi Yariyan” (Unplugged)||Vipin Patwa|