Following the premiere of ABC drama “Quantico” in 2015, she got a lot of attention for becoming the first South Asian actress to lead an American series.

The Indian-born actress, humanitarian, producer, model, and singer first entered the public eye on the Miss World stage in 2000. She’s since starred in a number of Indian films, US films, started a production company, and more, building herself an estimated multimillion-dollar fortune.




According to Celebrity Net Worth, Chopra’s net worth is an estimated $20 million and her annual salary is an estimated $10 million. Here’s how Chopra made her fortune.

When the show first premiered, most Americans had no clue that she was already a big deal in India. Not only did Chopra Jonas place at the Miss India pageant, but she went on to win Miss World. She then had a successful career as a film actress in Bollywood.

In addition to playing Alex Parrish on “Quantico” until the show’s cancellation in 2018, Chopra Jonas is involved in issues like education, hunger, and equal rights for women.

The actress has been named in Time’s 100 Most Influential People issue alongside the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Leonardo DiCaprio, was one of the lucky celebrities in attendance at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, and tied the knot with Nick Jonas at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India after a whirlwind romance.




She is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. One of India’s highest-paid and most popular celebrities, Chopra has received numerous awards, including one National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards. In 2016, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri, and Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2017 and 2018, Forbes listed her among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

Although Chopra initially aspired to study aeronautical engineering, she accepted offers to join the Indian film industry, which came as a result of her pageant wins, making her Bollywood debut in The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003). She played the leading lady in the box-office hits Andaaz (2003) and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) and received critical acclaim for her breakout role in the 2004 thriller Aitraaz. In 2006, Chopra established herself as a leading actress of Indian cinema with starring roles in the top-grossing productions Krrish and Don, and she later reprised her role in their sequels.




Following a brief setback, her career was revived in 2008 for playing a troubled model in the drama Fashion, which won her the National Film Award for Best Actress, and a glamorous journalist in Dostana. Chopra gained wider recognition for portraying a range of characters in the films Kaminey (2009), 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), Barfi! (2012), Mary Kom (2014), and Bajirao Mastani (2015). From 2015 to 2018, she starred as Alex Parrish in the ABC thriller series Quantico, becoming the first South Asian to headline an American network drama series. Chopra has since played supporting roles in the Hollywood comedies Baywatch (2017) and Isn’t It Romantic (2019), and returned to Hindi cinema with a leading role in the biopic The Sky Is Pink (2019).




As a philanthropist, Chopra has worked with UNICEF since 2006 and was appointed as the national and global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2010 and 2016, respectively. She promotes social causes such as environment, health and education, and women’s rights, and is vocal about gender equality and feminism. As a recording artist, she has released three singles. She is also the founder of the production company Purple Pebble Pictures, which released the acclaimed Marathi film Ventilator (2016). Despite maintaining privacy, Chopra’s off-screen life is the subject of substantial media coverage. She is married to the American singer and actor Nick Jonas.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ parents were doctors in the Indian army, so the family moved often.

Priyanka Chopra childhood photo
Chopra shared a childhood photo on Instagram. 
Priyanka Chopra/Instagram

Chopra Jonas even attended the 10th grade in Boston, where she said she was bullied.




“It broke my spirit,” she told Glamour. “It made me question who I was. Why was it so uncool being Indian?”

She then moved back to India and her mother recalled Chopra Jonas transforming from a “carefree tomboy” into a “gorgeous female.” According to Vogue, the change in appearance led Chopra Jonas to attract boys, so her father put bars on the windows of the home.

“The house looked like a fortress,” her mom said.

Originally, Chopra Jonas wanted to be an engineer.

Before winning pageants, she considered being an aeronautical engineer for NASA.

In 2003, Chopra Jonas made her first Bollywood movie, “The Hero: Love Story of a Spy.”
Priyanka Chopra Jonas attended the Dubai International Film Festival in December 2013. 
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Chopra Jonas has starred in more than 50 Indian films, taking on the roles of a model, a boxer, and an autistic teenager.

In 2008’s “Fashion,” Chopra Jonas played a model and received backlash from the media, which accused her of trying to lose weight for the part.

She said that she actually had to gain weight and then lose it as the film progressed. Since then, Chopra Jonas has been an advocate for positive body image, telling InStyle, “I believe in a woman having curves.”

She began writing an opinion column, “The Priyanka Chopra Column,” for the Hindustan Times in 2009.

Priyanka Chopra 2009 International Indian Film Academy Awards
Chopra won the leading role female award for her role in the movie “Fashion” at the 2009 International Indian Film Academy Awards. 
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She wrote several controversial columns regarding women’s lives and safety in the country. She also writes a column for Elle called “Pret-a-Priyanka.”

For a while, she was dating Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor, but they broke up in 2011.




Speaking to Marie Claire in 2017, Chopra Jonas spoke candidly about her personal life and romance.

“I’m not someone who looks for love,” she said. “I don’t believe in making it happen. My life has been shaped by so many serendipitous moments so far, I feel like, ‘Why screw with a good thing?'”