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|Beauty pageant titleholder|
Chopra in 2009
3 May 1986
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
|Title(s)||Miss World- Beauty With Purpose 2009
Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2009
Talwalkars Femina Miss Beautiful Body
Femina Miss Beautiful Smile
Pantaloons Miss India East 2009
PFMI East 09 Miss Sparkling Beauty
PFMI East 09 Miss Beautiful Body
PFMI 09 East Best Catwalk
|Femina Miss India
Miss World 2009
Pooja Chopra (born 3 May 1986) is an Indian model and film actress. In 2009, she was crowned as the Femina Miss India. She was also a semifinalist at Miss World and won the Beauty With A Purpose award at Miss World 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Chopra won as many as 8 national and international titles in a year .
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2009–12: Pageantry and career beginnings
Pooja Chopra was crowned with the 2009 Femina Miss India East title on February 17, 2009, in Kolkata. She also won Miss Perfect 10, Miss Catwalk, Miss Beautiful Smile, Talwarkars Best Body and Nakshatra Miss Sparkling Beauty, thus gaining direct entry into the top ten finalists of the Femina Miss India 2009. On April 5, 2009 Pooja Chopra was crowned the Pantaloons Femina Miss India-World 2009.
Chopra sprained her ankle while running down a flight of stairs one week prior to the Miss World final on December 12, 2009. Doctors advised her 3 weeks complete bed-rest, but she continued with the competition. Chair of the Miss World Organization Julia Morley suggested that Pooja drop out of the dance round, and so she took only a few steps before being allowed to stop. She finished as one of the top sixteen finalists.
On December 12, 2009, she won the "Beauty With a Purpose" title at Miss World 2009 based on her charitable work in the India "Nanhi Kali" project. She won US$10,000 for her "Nanhi Kali" project which helps small girls fight poverty.
During her reign she endorsed brands such as Tata Docomo, Bajaj Allainz, Richfeel, Body and Soul, Roots Comb, Evolve Med Spa, and Juvederm Voluma On April 30, 2010 Pooja crowned her successor Manasvi Mamgai as the next Miss India World.
Pooja was also featured in Times 50 most beautiful women at No. 28, the list features India's most beautiful faces.
2013-present: Acting debut and recent work
Chopra made her acting debut in the 2011 Tamil film, Ponnar Shankar, playing the role of Princess Muthaayi, opposite Prashanth Thiagarajan. The film was written by the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M. Karunanidhi and directed by Thiagarajan. Before she made her debut in Bollywood as a leading lady, she had minor roles in Madhur Bhandarkar's films Fashion and Heroine.
She recently was seen in Vipul Shah's action film Commando opposite Vidyut Jammwal, where she appeared in her first lead role . Taran Adarsh mentioned that COMMANDO is, at heart, an action fare, but as the reels unfold, you realize her role in the film has shades that are essential for a Hindi film heroine and Pooja Chopra gives it her best shot. She's photogenic, but most significantly, comes across as a poised and self-assured actress."
|2011||Ponnar Shankar||Princess Muthaayi||Tamil||lead|
|2012||Heroine||Shaheen Khan||Hindi||Special appearance|
|2013||Commando||Simrit Sarabjit Kaur||Hindi||lead|
|2013||"World before her"||Herself||English||documentary