Parineeti Chopra at a promotional event for Golmaal Again.jpgParineeti Chopra ( born 22 October 1988) is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. Chopra is a recipient of several accolades, including a Filmfare and National Film Award. She has appeared in Forbes India‘s Celebrity 100 list since 2013.

After obtaining a triple honours degree in business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School, Chopra 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. She 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). The first of these won her the National Film Award – Special Mention while the first two of these earned her two nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. After a three-year hiatus from full-time acting, her career saw fluctuations with occasional successful films with the comedy Golmaal Again (2017) and the war drama Kesari (2019) in between. In 2021, Chopra earned renewed critical acclaim for her leading roles in the black comedy Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and the biographical sports drama Saina.

In addition to her acting career, Chopra is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products. She made her singing debut with Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin, which garnered her praise. She has sung several other songs, including Teri Mitti. In 2022, Chopra ventured into television by judging the reality show Hunarbaaz: Desh Ki Shaan on Colors TV.

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.[6][7][8][9] 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.

At the age of 17, Chopra moved to England, where she received a triple honours degree in business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School.  She used to take orientation classes for new students at the university.  While studying, she worked part-time for the Manchester United Football Club as the team leader of the catering department. Chopra is also a trained Hindustani classical singer with a B.A. Honours in music. She used to perform on stage with her cousin, Priyanka, and their fathers in her childhood.

In 2009, she returned to India in the wake of the economic recession and moved to Mumbai. Chopra obtained an internship in the marketing department of Yash Raj Films, joining the production company as a public-relations consultant.  She considered it a perfect job, because she could use what she had learned and work in films.  While working on promotions for Band Baaja Baaraat, Chopra realised that she wanted to become an actress and decided to resign from her executive position with Yash Raj Films to attend acting school. After meeting the company’s casting director,  she was asked to do a “dummy audition for fun”. Chopra remembered “fooling around with a camera” and delivering lines by the character Geet from the film Jab We Met. When YRF producer Aditya Chopra saw the tape he was impressed with her acting.  Chopra was then signed to a three-film deal.

Filmography

Films

Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2011 Ladies vs Ricky Bahl Dimple Chaddha
2012 Ishaqzaade Zoya Qureshi
2013 Shuddh Desi Romance Gayatri
2014 Hasee Toh Phasee Meeta Solanki
Daawat-e-Ishq Gulrez “Gullu” Qadir
Kill Dil Disha
2016 Dishoom Muskaan Raza Qureshi Cameo appearance
2017 Meri Pyaari Bindu Bindu Shankarnarayanan
Golmaal Again Khushi Chauhan
2018 Namaste England Jasmeet Kaur Randhawa
2019 Kesari Jeevani Kaur
Jabariya Jodi Babli Yadav
2021 The Girl on the Train Mira Kapoor Netflix film
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar Sandeep “Sandy” Walia
Saina Saina Nehwal
2022 Untitled Ribhu Dasgupta’s film Films that have not yet been released TBA Completed
Uunchai Films that have not yet been released TBA Completed

Television

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2013 3rd Stardust Awards Host with Ayushmann Khurrana
2014 India’s Best Cinestars Ki Khoj Mentor Singing Reality show (Appearance)
2015 11th Star Guild Awards Host with Kapil Sharma
Man’s World Doctor Mini web-series; cameo appearance
2016 3rd Times of India Film Awards Host with Riteish Deshmukh
2017 Lip Sing Battle Contestant with Karan Johar
2018 63rd Filmfare Awards Host with SRK, Karan and Ayushmann
2022 Hunarbaaz: Desh Ki Shaan Judge
Khatra Khatra Khatra Herself Guest
IIFA Rocks Host with Karan Johar

Short film

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2014 Dor Ria Short film debut [115]

Documentary

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015 Girl Rising India – Woh Padhegi, Woh Udegi Mariama Hindi version of Richard E. Robbins’s film.

Voice artist

Year Film Role Original language Note Ref(s)
2019 Frozen II Anna English Hindi version [117]

Discography

Year Film Song Composer Co-singer(s) Notes
2017 Meri Pyaari Bindu “Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin” Sachin–Jigar
“Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahi (Duet)” Sonu Nigam
2019 Kesari ” Teri Mitti (Female)” Arko
2021 The Girl on the Train “Matlabi Yariyan” (Unplugged) Vipin Patwa

Awards and nominations

Chopra receiving National Award for Ishaqzaade

Chopra is a recipient of a National Film Award – Special Mention for Ishaqzaade (2012) and a Filmfare Best Female Debut for Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2011). Additionally, she has been nominated for three more Filmfare Awards: Best Supporting Actress for Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2011) and Best Actress for Ishaqzaade (2012) and Shuddh Desi Romance (2013).