Pooja Chopra
Pooja Chopra

Pooja Chopra

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Pooja Chopra is an Indian model and actress. She won the title of Femina Miss India World 2009. She was the first Indian to win the category "Beauty with a Purpose" at the Miss World competition, in its 2009 edition held in Johannesburg, South Africa. As an actress, Chopra was awarded the Times Most Powerful Woman Award for her contribution to the field of acting. She has been featured in the Times India list of 50 Most Beautiful Women, which features India's most beautiful faces.

Early life

Chopra was born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. She was abandoned by her father at birth since he wanted a boy. Chopra’s mother, Neera had to leave her marital home since she refused to admit Pooja to an orphanage in Kolkata, and she moved to Mumbai with both kids. She worked and brought up both girls by herself. She is a resident of Pune, Maharashtra. She has an older sister named Shubhra Chopra. She attended Mount Carmel Convent High School and later graduated from Ness Wadia College, both in Pune.

2009–12: Career beginnings

Pooja Chopra was crowned with the 2009 Femina Miss India East title on February 17, 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 April 5, 2009, she was crowned the Pantaloons Femina Miss India-World 2009.Chopra sprained her ankle while running down a flight of stairs one week prior to the Miss World Final, which was scheduled to take place on December 12, 2009; still, she participated in the competition and earned a positive response from the public. Doctors advised 3 weeks of complete bed-rest, but she continued with the competition. She finished as one of the top 16 finalists out of 120 contestants.During her reign as Miss she endorsed brands such as Tata Docomo, Bajaj Allainz, Richfeel, Body and Soul, Roots Comb, Evolve Med Spa, and Juvederm Voluma.

2013–present: Acting

Chopra made her acting debut in the 2011 Tamil film Ponnar Shankar, playing the role of Princess Muthaayi, opposite Prashanth Thiagarajan. Before she made her debut in Bollywood as a leading lady, she had minor roles in Madhur Bhandarkar's films Fashion and Heroine.Chopra acted 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 a welcome addition to Bollywood's heroines".In 2018, Chopra featured in a T Series music video "Sau Fikr", a song by Bishwajit Ghosh and Rohit Singh.Chopra next seen in a lead role with Sharman Joshi in Babloo Bachelor. She made her debut on a web series titled Poison 2 for Zee5 Premium Platform. Pooja Chopra is the face of Kingfisher Calendar 2020 an iconic calendar featuring country's best faces & having the fittest bodies.

Personal

When Chopra was born, her father did not want her because he wanted a son. Neera Chopra, her mother, left her husband because she had decided to keep her daughter. Pooja's personal story was featured in Nisha Pahuja's documentary,
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