She is feisty, fiery and the designated global newsmaker of the millennial generation. Right from her what she wears, her plush NYC home, her pet pooch Diana who has her own Instagram page to her dating shenanigans – Priyanka Chopra keeps us hooked, booked and cooked. As an unstoppable force, she has carved a niche for herself. Her enviable wit, charm, spunky demeanour, intelligence and a rare streak of versatility set her apart, raising the bar exceptionally. She set the mood alight by making the desi and the videsi audiences sit up, notice and lap up her notably remarkable acting prowess. Having starred in more than 50 films in Bollywood, Priyanka Chopra’s tryst with Hollywood began with recording a music album. While she aspired to become an aeronautical engineer, fate certainly had other plans for the former Miss World. While she relies on her instincts for career and even matters of the heart, Priyanka Chopra’s life is a classic tale. Achieving an ultimate transformation from being the typical Desi Girl from Bareilly to being an international style icon in NYC – Priyanka Chopra keeps us busy and how!
A style chameleon – Priyanka is every fashion stylists’ delight! Her recent fashionable tidings have attained a new high, courtesy of the Hadid sisters’ stylist Mimi Cuttrell. On the home turf, her affair with style is helmed by Ami Patel and her team. Priyanka Chopra has exhibited an astute understanding of vogues, experimenting with a varied range of colours, cuts, silhouettes. But weaving a glorious style story was an ardent task as the fashion nascent Priyanka Chopra’s apparent lack of style in her formative years garnered her some fair share of jeers. Her 2008 hit, Fashion saw her woo the fashion pundits and film critics; there was no stopping this Daddy’s Li’l girl who raced much ahead of her contemporaries. The journey to this seemingly unbelievable feat was not easy and here’s how Priyanka went through a massive transformation before finding her ultimate style niche.
Miss World 2000
At her mother’s insistence, Priyanka Chopra entered and won Miss India and subsequently Miss India 200 pageant. She clinched the crown wearing a light pink strapless gown with an ornate choker neckline.
With her signature plump lips and stray locks of hair coupled with a fairly loud makeup on point, have us in utter disbelief over her avatar back in 2000.
The Hero: Love Story of a Spy, Andaaz, Aitraaz (2003-2004)
Making her big foray into Bollywood, Priyanka quickly changed tracks from a supporting role in her debut film, sharing screen space with Miss Universe 2000; Lara Dutta to turning a seductress with Aitraaz. The loud colours and makeup were replaced with sleeker hair and trendy outfits.
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Blackmail, Karam, Bluffmaster (2005)
Fashion attained a new high, on-screen and off-screen. Riding along, Priyanka wowed us with her exuberance and a stunning transformation in Bluffmaster. Giving us an ample glimpse of her toned midriff, the songs Say Na and Right Here Right Now had us hooked. She oozed sensuality in the iconic number, ‘Tinka Tinka’ in Karam.
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Krrish and Don (2006)
This was the year that catapulted Priyanka Chopra in the big league, Krrish with Hrithik Roshan and Don with Shah Rukh Khan. A worthy flip from a girl-next-door to a revenge seeking, martial arts expert Roma firmly established her effortless charm to woo the audiences.
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Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love, Love Story 2050, Fashion and Dostana (2007-2008)
This year witnessed a never-seen-before transformation of our Desi Girl! Her style game was largely lapped up by teenagers as Priyanka learnt her ABC’s of fashion for Dostana.
She was ready to take on the world with renewed gusto and a National Award for Fashion in tow.
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Fashionable tidings (2012)
Priyanka found solace in the rising brigade of fashion stylists this year. Her fashion game gained a distinct vibe as she sashayed in white at the Berlin Film Festival 2012 and IIFA Awards 2012.
She also clinched another National Award for the portrayal of an autistic girl, Jhilmil Chatterjee in Barfi! Additionally, 7 Khoon Maaf showcased her on-screen versatility.
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A Stunning transformation (2013 – 2015)
Breaking into the international scene by collaborating with the likes of Pitbull, Will.I.Am and The Chainsmokers, Priyanka sang away to glory. She ruled the home ground with meaty roles and garnered accolades in Mary Kom, Dil Dhadakne Do, Bajirao Mastani. This year also saw her woo the West with the role of an FBI agent, Alex Parrish in ABC’s Quantico. She teamed up with the international fashion stylist, Cristina Ehrlich.
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Sartorial Drama (2016 – Present)
As she established global domination, Priyanka Chopra, UNICEF’s global Goodwill Ambassador made her Oscars 2016 debut wearing a stunning white gown by Zuhair Murad – a look that found a place in the most Googled list of trending searches of 2016.
2017 had Priyanka pull off one brilliant look after another, Golden Globe Awards 2017, Oscars 2017, Met Gala 2017 and the wonderous Baywatch promotions.
This look clinched her accolades and the diva took it all in her stride with that signature charm.
This year, she has only upped the quotient and her style game has refined further with crisp elements and a rare sophistication.
She even attended the royal wedding, looking every bit regal!
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As she lives the glamorous American dream to the hilt, Priyanka turns 36 today we can only wonder at her marvellous journey from being a plain Jane to a glamorous diva!