Birthday Special : The lesser known facts of Priyanka Chopra

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New Delhi : The 'Mary Kom' star of Bollywood, National Award-winning actress Priyanka Chopra, who is quite a favourite not only in the India but also in the western countries, celebrates her birthday today and she turns 33 on 18th July 2015.

For a celebrity with a closely-watched career spanning a little over a decade and a wide fanbase, Priyanka's life story has been recounted many times. But then again, you can never know enough about your favourite star. Here then, is a list of 10 things you may not have known about the birthday girl.

The actress, who was born in Jamshedpur in Bihar (now a part of Jharkhand) considers Bareilly her hometown because of strong connections with the city. She moved around quite a lot during her childhood and has lived in Delhi, Pune, Leh and Lucknow, among other places. The actress moved to the US at 13 to live with her aunt.

Attending schools in Massachusettes and Iowa, Priyanka actively participated in theatre productions and learnt western classical music and Kathak. While addressing a young crowd at a conclave last year, Priyanka admitted to being bullied in her Boston school for her skin colour.

She also described herself as a gawky, imperfect teenager who had low self esteem but all that changed after her momentous Miss World win. Before the glitzy world of showbiz happened, Priyanka had other plans for her career. The self-proclaimed tomboy aspired to become an engineer or a criminal psychologist. Fate had other plans for the Agneepath actress.

She had just enrolled in Mumbai's Jai Hind college when Miss World happened. When film offers started pouring in, Priyanka left college to pursue a career as an actress. While Raj Kanwar's Andaz remains to be her breakthrough role, Priyanka's debut was opposite Sunny Deol in Hero: Love Story Of A Spy. However, few know that she was initially expected to make her Bollywood debut with Abbas Mustan's Humraaz, which later went to Ameesha Patel.

Priyanka's tattoo that she got recently reads 'Daddy's Little Girl.' The tattoo is in her late father, Dr Ashok Chopra 's handwriting. Dr Chopra passed away recently after a prolonged battle with cancer.

While her filmography includes standout performances in Saat Khoon Maaf, Fashion, Agneepath and Barfi!, she considers Abbas-Mustan's 2004 thriller Aitraaz as one of her biggest learning experiences. As the conniving gold digger Sonia Roy in her career's first negative role, Priyanka's performance was widely feted and got her many awards.

Priyanka roared at the Box Office windows and how! Based on the life of Indian boxing champion MC Mary Kom, the film was loved by all her fans and following. Directed by debutant director Omung Kumar and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 'Mary Kom' won many hearts with PeeCee as the lead protagonist.

This film went on to sweep many awards that year and even got honoured with the National Award for Best Popular Film last year. Piggy Chops, you surely packed a punch.

Well, here's wishing the 'Mary Kom' of Bollywood and the the 'Quantico' cop Priyanka Chopra a very happy birthday.

First Published on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at: 1:31 AM

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