Parineeti Chopra nicknamed as Tisha or Pari, is an Indian actress born in Ambala, Haryana on October 22, 1988. She was born into a Punjabi family. Her father, Pawn Chopra, is a businessman and a supplier to the Indian army. Her mother, Reena Chopra is a housewife. She has two brothers: Sahaj Chopra and Shivang Chopra. She is a cousin to Meera Chopra and Mannara Chopra, both actresses. Her most famous relation is her cousin Priyanka Chopra, the renowned Bollywood actress.
Early Life (and Work)
Parineeti Chopra schooled in Convent of Jesus and Mary in Ambala. She was studious in her earlier years. She ranked first position across India in the SSC exams and was awarded by Pratibha Patil the president of India at that time.
She desired to be an investment banker and proceeded to Manchester Business School where she obtained a triple honor BA degree in business, finance and economics.
Unknown to many she also trained as a singer and obtained a BA honours in music.
Unable to find a job in the banking sector due to economic crisis she returned to India after her graduation. She took up her internship at the Yash Raj films marketing department where she was introduced to the head of the public relations by her cousin Priyanka Chopra. After working for a while, she realized she wanted to be an actress. She then resigned and went to an acting school.
After her acting school, she signed 3 film deals with Yash Raj films. She initially weighed 86kg and lost 25kg for her debut role. Her career in acting started in 2011 with her screen debut in the romantic comedy ‘’Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl’’. The film was averagely successful in the box office but film critics praised Parineeti for her performance, This marked the beginning of her career. Her second release was ‘’Ishaqzaade” in 2012. She also played several roles in the subsequent years in the following films. ‘’Shuddh Desi Romance (2013)”, ‘’Hasee Toh Phasee (2014)’’, ‘’Daawat-e-Ishq (2014)’’, ‘’Kill Dil (2014)’’, ‘’Man’s world (2015)’’,’’Dishoom (2016)’’. She also played the role of Mentor in the TV reality show “India’s Best Cinestars Ki Khoj (2014)”.
Parineeti Chopra has been nominated for several awards and she has been a recipient of National Film Award with special mention for “Ishaqzaade”, Film fare Best Female Debut for “Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl”. in addition to acting she is also very actively involved in charity works and supports several causes. She walked the ramp at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week to support the Shabana Azmi Mijwan society dedicated to empowering girls. She is also an ambassador for some brands which include PepsiCo (Kurkure), Nivea, Coke (Maaza) & Spinz, Wechat, Pantene and Mahundra Scooty. She is also the first actor from Bollywood to be endorsed by Coke and PepsiCo simultaneously. She is currently worth 7 million US Dollars Net.
She is single and has no relationship, although rumours had it that she was in a love affair with Maneesh Sharma, a Bollywood director. She has no children’s and willing to open up to love.
Parineeti loves dancing, singing, meditation, reading, swimming. She enjoys doing workouts which helps her keep fit for her roles. Her favourite foods are Rajma-chawal, Kadhi Chicken, Pizza and margarita. She is a gadget freak and loves to travel. Her favourite destinations are Goa and London. She doesn’t smoke. She admits that she detests cooking and is addicted to drinking tea.