Parineeti Chopra (born 22 October 1988) is an Indian actress and singer who appears in Hindi films. Chopra is a recipient of several accolades, including a Filmfare and National Film Award. She has been appearing in Forbes India‘s Celebrity 100 list since 2013.
Chopra initially aspired to pursue a career in investment banking, but after obtaining a triple honours degree in business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School she returned to India during the 2009 economic recession and joined Yash Raj Films as a public relations consultant. Later, she signed a deal with the company as an actress. Chopra made her acting debut with an acclaimed performance in the 2011 romantic comedy Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, winning the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and a Best Supporting Actress nomination. She followed it by garnering widespread critical acclaim for her starring roles in the box office hits— Ishaqzaade (2012), Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) and Hasee Toh Phasee (2014).
|Chopra in 2017|
|Born||22 October 1988 (age 32) |
Ambala, Haryana, India
|Alma mater||University of Manchester|
|Relatives||See Chopra family|
Early life and work
Parineeti Chopra was born on 22 October 1988 in Ambala, Haryana into a Punjabi Hindu family. Her father, Pawan Chopra, is a businessman and supplier to the Indian Army at Ambala Cantonment and her mother is Reena Chopra. She has two brothers: Shivang and Sahaj; actresses Priyanka Chopra, Meera Chopra and Mannara Chopra are her cousins.Chopra studied at the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Ambala. In an interview published in The Hindu, she revealed that she was a very good student and had always wanted to become an investment banker.
Debut and breakthrough (2011–2014)
In 2011, Chopra made her screen debut in the romantic comedy Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, in a supporting role with Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma. The film describes how three girls who are tricked by a con artist take revenge on him by plotting the same trick for him. Chopra played the Delhi-based “rich and spoiled brat” Dimple Chadda, who is betrayed by the film’s central character.
Hiatus and return to acting (2015–2020)
After a three-year sabbatical from full-time acting, Chopra returned to screen in 2017 with Yash Raj Films’ romantic drama Meri Pyaari Bindu opposite Ayushmann Khurana. The film tells the story about a writer who uses his heartbreak as fuel for his next book and Chopra played the titular character, Bindu (an aspiring singer), whose story is told from the writer’s perspective. Anisha Jhaveri of IndieWire praised Chopra for “grounding Bindu with flickers of genuine sensitivity and vulnerability hinting that there’s more to the character behind that flighty surface.”
Renewed critical acclaim (2021–present)
In 2021, her first film The Girl on the Train, a Hindi remake of British film of same name based on the novel of the same name by British author Paula Hawkins, was released on 26 February 2021 on Netflix. The film was directed by Ribhu Dasgupta featuring Chopra as an alcoholic and troubled divorcee who gets embroiled in a murder investigation.
|2011||Ladies vs Ricky Bahl||Dimple Chaddha|
|2013||Shuddh Desi Romance||Gayatri|
|2014||Hasee Toh Phasee||Meeta Solanki|
|Daawat-e-Ishq||Gulrez “Gullu” Qadir|
|2016||Dishoom||Muskaan Qureshi||Cameo appearance|
|2017||Meri Pyaari Bindu||Bindu Shankarnarayanan|
|Jabariya Jodi||Babli Yadav|
|2021||The Girl on the Train||Mira Kapoor||Netflix film|
|Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar||Sandeep “Sandy” Walia|
|2014||India’s Best Cinestars Ki Khoj||Mentor||Singing Reality show|
|2015||Man’s World||Doctor||Mini web-series |