Priyanka Chopra Pics at CFDA Awards Hammerstein Ballroom
Priyanka Chopra was born on July 18, 1982 in Jamshedpur, India, to Ashok Chopra, and Madhu Chopra. Both her parents were physicians in the Indian Army. She has a younger brother, Siddharth.As her father was in army, he frequently got transferred. As a result, Priyant spent her childhood in cities such as Delhi, Pune, Lucknow, Bareilly, and Ladakh. She received her education from several schools including La Martiniere Girls’ School, Lucknow and St. Maria Goretti College, Bareilly.
At the age of 13, she was sent to United States to pursue higher education. Here she lived with her aunt. In the USA, Priyanka attended schools in Newton, Massachusetts, Iowa and New York, as her aunt’s family also moved frequently.Apart from academics, she participated in several theatre productions and also learnt Western classical music, choral singing and Kathak dance. However, she wanted to become a software engineer or a criminal psychologist, rather than a performer.Later, she returned to India and finished the senior year of her high-school education from the Army Public School, Bareilly. During this time, she also won the local ‘May Queen’ beauty pageant.