Who Is Priyanka Chopra? Meghan Markle’s Friend, Royal Wedding Guest And Former Miss World


FORMER Miss World Priyanka Chopra took Hollywood by storm with her role in the Baywatch remake.

Here’s everything you need to know about the star who’s set to be a guest at the Royal Wedding…

Getty – Contributor Priyanka Chopra didn’t attend the Oscars 2018

Who is Priyanka Chopra?

Priyanka Chopra, 35, was born in Jharkhand, India.

In 2000 she was crowned Miss World and Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty- Asia & Oceania in a competition held in the then Millennium Dome in London.

Despite initially training in psychiatry, the beauty pageants gave her a platform to become one of India’s most highly paid actresses.

She made her Bollywood movie debut in 2003 in the film Hero but her breakout role came in 2004 thriller Aitraaz.

Priyanka also does a lot of charity work and was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Rights in 2010.

Getty – Contributor Actress Priyanka Chopra started her career in Bollywood

What films has Priyanka Chopra starred in?

Priyanka has starred in a  number of top-grossing Indian films and won a National Film Award for Best Actress for her role in the 2008 film Fashion.

She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2016.

She has received the Dadasaheb Phalke award – the highest honour in India for cinema, as well as International Acclaimed Actress award.

In 2017 she starred in the new Baywatch film as Victoria Leeds alongside Dwayne “the rock” Johnson and Zac Efron.

She is currently working on series three of the thriller series Quantico and will star in American drama A Kid Like Jake which is set to premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Alongside her acting career, Priyanka is also a talented singer realising a number of singles and collaborating with the likes of Pitbull and Will.i.am.

AP:Associated Press Priyanka starred as Victoria Leeds in the 2017 remake of Baywatch

How does Priyanka Chopra know Meghan Markle and is she going to the Royal Wedding?

Priyanka Chopra has been confirmed as a guest at the Royal Wedding.

She has been friends with the actress for many years and even wrote about her for Time 100 in 2018.

She said: “Somewhere among biryani, poutine and endless conversations, I realised just how deeply Meghan Markle cares for the world.

“With her, what you see is real, and what you get is a relatable young woman with her heart and mind in the right place.”

In an interview with Vogue India Priyanka said she’s “excited” about the big day and confessed to having to Google what a fascinator was.

On the marriage she said: “This is a life changing moment for the world, not just for the two of them, but for the world, in a way, for the monarchy, for young girls.”

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