(born 1982) is an Indian film actress, singer, and songwriter. The winner of the Miss World
pageant of 2000, through her successful film career Chopra has become one of Bollywood's highest-paid actresses and one of the most popular celebrities in India. She has won a National Film Award for Best Actress
and Filmfare Awards
in four categories. She accepted offers to join the Indian film industry, which came as a result of her pageant wins, making her acting debut in the Tamil
in 2002. The following year, she starred in The Hero
, her first Hindi film
release, and followed it with the box-office hit Andaaz
. She subsequently earned wide critical recognition for the role of a seductress in the 2004 thriller Aitraaz
. By 2006, Chopra had established herself as a leading actress of Hindi cinema with starring roles in the highly successful films Krrish
. After receiving mixed reviews for a series of unsuccessful films, she received critical acclaim for her portrayal of unconventional characters, including a troubled model in the 2008 drama Fashion
, a feisty Marathi woman in the 2009 caper thriller Kaminey
, a serial killer in the 2011 neo-noir 7 Khoon Maaf
, and an autistic woman in the 2012 romantic comedy Barfi!
In 2012, she released her first music single "In My City
". Her second single "Exotic
" debuted in 2013, and charted in countries such as the United States and Canada. (Full article...