Happy Birthday to the Bollywood’s very own ‘Desi Girl’ Priyanka Chopra, who turns 37 tomorrow. Taking the world by a storm, nobody is alien to the endless list of achievements and back-to-back successful projects, Priyanka Chopra has been a part of. She leaves no stone unturned when it comes to looking glamorous, yet firmly holding true to her humility and how.
On Priyanka’s birthday, let’s read five lesser-known facts about her career and personal life!
1) Despite being a celeb Priyanka suffered from racism
Don’t let Priyanka’s confident panache lure you into assuming she was always like that. She was a gawky, under-confident child who was extremely low on self-esteem.
She has also had a horrendous experience in the USA, when she suffered bouts of racism in school, for instance being nicknamed ‘Brownie’ in one of the schools. The scarring experience even made her quit one of them.
2) Guess her debut film?
Priyanka Chopra’s debut film is not what you’ve grown up thinking. She appeared in a Tamil movie “Thamizhanin“, which released in 2002.
3) Priyanka featured for a music video before winning Miss World title
You will not believe that Priyanka Chopra actually featured in this hugely popular song by Daler Mehndi called Sajan Mere Satrangiya at the age of 17, immediately after she had bagged the Miss World award, and much before she entered Bollywood.
4) Her parents have been very supportive
We all know Priyanka Chopra has many beauty accolades to her credit, like Miss India, followed by Miss World, but you have her parents to thank for it. Yes, it was actually her parents who submitted their daughter’s name for the esteemed beauty pageant, and like they say – the rest is history!
5) Priyanka has unparalleled dedication towards her work
This is not really a weird fact, but her courage definitely deserves a special mention. Just after a few days of her father’s passing on, Priyanka was back to work, and started shooting for the film, Mary Kom. We salute her spirit and can’t help being overwhelmed with admiration and pride!