Pooja Chopra (born 3 May 1985) is an Indian film actress and model. She was a semi-finalist at Miss World 2009 and first Indian to win the title of “Beauty with a Purpose” in the competition held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Chopra won as many as eight national and international titles, including Femina Miss India in 2009.
Pooja Chopra Biography, Famil, Career
|Date of Birth||3 May 1985|
|Age||34 Years ( as of 2019)|
|Birth||West Bengal, India|
|Hometown||West Bengal, India|
|Profession||Indian film actress and model|
|Hobbies||Paragliding, Parasailing, Watching TV, Kickboxing|
|Food Habits||Dal Makhani and rajma chawal|
|Mother||Neera Chopra (mother)|
|Siblings||Subhra Chopra (sister)|
|Height||1.7 m ( 5 ft 7 in )|
|Weight||Kilograms – 55 kg ( pounds – 121 lbs )|
|Education||from St Thomas Academy, Goregaon West, Mumbai Mount Carmel|
|Timeline||Pageantry and career beginnings|
|Present||Acting and recent work|
|Film||(2008) , Ponnar Shankar (2011), Heroine (2012), The world before her (2012), Commando: A one-person army (2013), Yea Toh Two Much ho gayaa(2016), Ouch (2016), Aiyaary (2018), Bablo Bachelor (2018), Tom Dick and Harry 2 (2018)|
Early life and Background of Pooja Chopra
Chopra is born in Kolkata and is the child of a single mother. Her father did not want a girl child, so her mother left her father. She has an older sister named Subhra Chopra. Pooja’s personal story was featured in a documentary by Nisha Pahuja
Personal Favorites of Pooja Chopra
- Pooja’s favorite food is Dal Makhani and rajma chawal.
- Her favorite beauty queens are Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sushmita Sen, Priyanka Chopra, and Lara Dutta.
- Her favorite color is pink and turquoise.
- Pooja’s favorite singer is Atif Aslam.
- Her favorite perfume is 212, Jadore.
- Her favorite destination is Mauritius and Seychelles.
Pooja Chopra Career and Movies
Pooja Chopra was crowned with the 2009 Femina Miss India East title on 17 February 2009, in Kolkata. She also won Miss Perfect 10, Miss Catwalk, Miss Beautiful Smile, Talwarkars Best Body, and Nakshatra Miss Sparkling Beauty, thus gaining direct entry into the top ten finalists of the Femina Miss India 2009. On 5 April 2009, she was crowned the Pantaloons Femina Miss India-World 2009
Chopra sprained her ankle while running down a flight of stairs one week before the Miss World final on 12 December 2009. Doctors advised three weeks of complete bed-rest, but she continued with the competition. Chair of the Miss World Organization Julia Morley suggested that Chopra drop out of the dance round, so she took only a few steps before being allowed to stop. She finished as one of the top sixteen finalists out of 112 contestants
On 12 December 2009, she won the “Beauty with a Purpose” title at Miss World 2009 based on her charitable work in the India “Nanhi Kali” project. She earned US$10,000 for her project, which helps small, poor girls.
During her reign, she endorsed brands such as Tata Docomo, Bajaj Allianz, Richfeel Body and Soul, Roots Comb, Evolve Med Spa, and Juvederm Voluma. Pooja Chopra was the brand ambassador for Dr. Tvacha Pooja was also the brand ambassador for Jumbo King Wada Pav
On 30 April 2010, Chopra crowned her successor Manasvi Mamgai as the next Miss India World.
Times Powerful Woman Award 2017
She was featured in Times 50 Most Beautiful Women. The list features India’s most beautiful faces.
Chopra won the Times Powerful Woman Award 2017 in the field of acting. The list features the most eminent personalities who have made it on their merit. Considering their shared interest in fitness, Pooja Chopra, along with Akshay Kumar, launched the Asian Heart Institute Initiative “Happy Heart India” campaign for underprivileged children in 2018. Chopra was also invited by the BMC to lead the campaign #EkChammachKam alongside Farhan Akhtar to spread awareness about non-communicable diseases.
Pooja Chopra Acting Debut
Chopra made her acting debut in the 2011 Tamil film Ponnar Shankar, playing the role of Princess Muthaayi, opposite Prashanth Thiagarajan. The film was written by the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M. Karunanidhi and directed by Thiagarajan. Before she made her debut in Bollywood as a leading lady, she had minor roles in Madhur Bhandarkar’s films Fashion and Heroine.
She recently was seen in Vipul Shah’s action film Commando opposite Vidyut Jammwal, in her first lead role.
Chopra starred in Neeraj Pandey’s short film Ouch, a dramatic love story.
Meena Iyer from Times of India said, “Pooja Chopra (Femina Miss India-2009) is super-confident in her film debut and welcome addition to Bollywood’s heroines”.
Pooja in 2018 featured in a T Series music video “Sau Fikr”, a song by Bishwajit Ghosh and Rohit Singh.
Pooja Chopra next will be seen in a lead role with Sharman Joshi in Babloo Bachelor.
Lesser-Known Facts about Pooja Chopra
- She is the child of a single mother and was raised by her mother and grandmother in Mumbai
- Her mother is a victim of domestic violence for not giving birth to a son
- She is useful in studies and was a brilliant student in school.
- She is involved with Nanhi kali charity
- Pooja was featured at number 28 in Time magazine’s 50 most beautiful women in India.
In 2009, she won the Beauty with a Purpose award at the Miss World contest in Johannesburg, South Africa.