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Parineeti Chopra

india Updated: Jan 16, 2013 11:56 IST
Parineeti Chopra


Parineeti Chopra was signed by Aditya Chopra for a three-films contract with Yash Raj Films and made her screen debut in a supporting role in Maneesh Sharma's Ladies VS Ricky Bahl in 2011. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In 2012, she later appeared in Habib Faisal's Directional Debut Film Ishaqzaade Which was also produced by Yash Raj Films for which she received critical and commercial success.

Ladies VS Ricky Bahl featured Chopra in a supporting role alongside Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma. Although the film opened to mixed reviews and was not a box office success. Chopra's performance was widely appreciated by film critics. Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama wrote: "Parineeti Chopra springs a pleasant surprise. She has wonderful screen presence and acts freely. In fact, the viewers would take to her character instantly".

Komal Nahta claimed that, "Of the three other girls, Parineeti Chopra is undoubtedly the best. She has the best role, the best lines and hers is the best performance among the three. In fact, she provides a lot of light moments in the first half and, more importantly, in the second half too".

Parineeti Chopra's second release, that saw her playing her first lead role, was the romantic drama Ishaqzaade opposite newcomer Arjun Kapoor, produced by Yash Raj Films and directed by Habib Faisal of Do Dooni Chaar fame.


Parineeto Chopra and Arjun Kapoor in a still from Ishaqzaade

Critics again heaped praise on Chopra's performance.

Taran Adarsh commented: "

Komal Nahta commented: "Parineeti Chopra whom we loved in Ladies VS Ricky Bahl, shines again in a complex and intense role. She looks very good and acts like a song. Arjun and Parineeti’s on-screen chemistry and excellent performances are the highlights of the film".

Chopra's third film has been confirmed for Maneesh Sharma's Next opposite Varun Dhawan which will start filming in November 2012. There are also reports of Chopra signing Farah Khan's directorial Happy New Year opposite Shahrukh Khan. Chopra is nominated for the SARSA in New York for best actress.

Born on: 22 October 1988

Place of birth: Ambala, Haryana

Sun sign: Libra

School/college: Convent of Jesus and Mary, in the Ambala Cantonment/ Manchester Business School, UK film: Ladies VS Ricky Bahl (2011)

Family: Parineeti Chopra was born into a Punjabi family in Ambala, Haryana.Her father, Pawan Chopra is a business man and supplier of the Indian Army, her mother is Reena Chopra, she has two brothers, and actress Priyanka Chopra is her cousin.

Personal life: Parineeti Chopra is not dating anyone currently.

2011 Ladies VS Ricky Bahl
2012 Ishaqzaade
2013 Maneesh Sharma's Next
2013 Happy New Year

2011 Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut, Ladies VS Ricky Bahl
2011 Star Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer – Female
2011 Zee Cine Awards Best Female Debut
2011 Apsara Awards Best Female Debut
2011 Best Actress in a Supporting Role
2011 Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow – Female
2011 Cosmopolitan Awards Fun Fearless Female Debutante
2011 Global Indian Film & Television Honours Most Promising Fresh Face – Female
2012 FICCI Frames Awards 2012 Best Female Debut
2012 Big Star Young Entertainer Awards Best Female Debutante
IIFA Awards Star Debut of the Year
Best Supporting Actress


"I have met Jackky four times and I have known Uday for three years. He knows everyone in the industry. To say that we are dating is dirty. I felt so bad".

“I haven’t thought about that (dating), but yeah, I’ll date anyone that I get along with".

"I have no limitations and that is because I believe in myself. When you finish reading a script and you still remember about that one kissing scene and think that the script is good... But just because it has a kissing scene, hence you will not do it. This means that with what intention the writer must have wrote that scene, you have not understood it".

"Acting is more interesting. Modelling gives us an option to look more beautiful at times".

"I have just started working. At least ten more years, I am not getting married".

(With inputs from Wikipedia)