Priyanka Chopra Family Members:
Father: Ashok Chopra
Mother: Madhu Chopra
Brother: Siddharth Chopra
Cousin: Parineeti Chopra
Cousin: Meera Chopra
Cousin: Barbie Handa
Dr. Ashok Chopra – Father
Gorgeous bollywood celeb Priyanka Chopra’s Father is Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra. Dr. Chopra was a physician in the Indian Army. He was a Punjabi.
Since Priyanka’s father had been a doctor in the Indian Army, the family had to travel all over India due to military posting.
Dr. Chopra was diagnosed with cancer sometime in 2005 when Priyanka was working for her movie Bluffmaster opposite actor Abhishek Bachhan. He had been in and out of the hospital. Her frail father accompanied her to the TOIFA Awards function held in Vancouver, Canada.
Priyanka had to cancel all her professional assignments in order to be by her ailing father. She put aside all her work and spent all her time praying for her father’s recovery. Priyanka even organized a Mahamrityunjay puja for her daddy’s revival.
Dr. Chopra got admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in a very criticalcondition. He succumbed to cancer and breathed his last on June 10th, 2013. The Chopra clan including Priyanka Chopra, her mother Madhu Chopra and younger brother Siddharth were with him during the time of his death.
The actress was very close to her father and often paid tribute tohim in various interviews. Priyanka has a tattoo inked on her wrist that reads Daddy’s Li’l Girl – a phrase which she also used to describe herself on Twitter!
She spoke about her father when her first single music album My City got released. Priyanka, who is also a playback singer, said that it was her dad’s dream to see her become a singer. He was not at all happy when she became an actress!
Priyanka’s friends and colleagues from Bollywood have paid their last respects to her father on Twitter.
Vishal Dadlani: I’m so sorry, @priyankachopra . Strength, love and support to you.
Sophie Choudry: Love, prayers & strength @priyankachopra to u & the family.. Ur daddy was the sweetest man & he cld nt hv asked for a more lovin daughter. RIP
Bipasha Basu: Strength to u @priyankachopra n ur family.
Prabhudheva: So sorry to hear abt priyanka chopra’s father. I hope god gives strength to her n her family to cope up with this loss. My condolences.
Genelia D’souza: Deepest and Heartfelt condolences 2 dear @priyankachopra, your mom n ur fly..All the strength 2u.
Kunal Kohli: RIP Dr.Chopra. Condolences to @PriyankaChopra. Had a great love for music.Met him in Vancouver last, amazing zest for life.
Deepika Padukone FC: Our heartfelt condolences to PC and her family 🙁
Asha Bhosle: Deepest condolences to PriyankaChopra ji and family on the passing away of her father. He loved his music, country and family.
Anubhav Sinha: Oh No!!! Priyanka Chopra may God give you strength. Lots of love.May his soul rest in peace.
Neha Dhupia: So sad to hear about your loss Priyanka Chopra. Condolences to you and your family. Sending you tons of love and energy to get past this.
Aadesh Shrivastava: I am very sad to hear about your loss Priyanka Chopra. Condolences to you and your family.Love and energy to get past this.
Minissha Lamba: My heartfelt condolences to Priyanka Chopra and Madhuji. Prayers and strength to you.
Priyanka Chopra took to twitter to express how she felt on losing her father. She tweeted a poem saying people never die, instead they reside in nature’s glory.
Do not stand at my grave and forever weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and forever cry.
I am not there. I did not die.
– Mary Fyre
Dr. Madhu Chopra – Mother
Dr. Madhu Chopra, Priyanka Chopra’s mom, is also a doctor in the Indian Army. She is a Malayali and belongs to Jharkhand. Apart from being a physician, she also operates an office from the 4th floor apartment (Flat no. 403) of their Andheri home and. Dr. Chopra runs a clinic as well.
The Chopra family have shifted to Raheja Classique in Yari Road, AndheriThey earlier used to be residents of the Nav Karan Society in Lokhandwala, Andheri. They still have the two apartments. Priyanka’s mother has been using their former residence as an office.
Priyanka moved in with her mom after her dad’s demise as taking care of her mother became her topmost priority. Yes, the actress has been concentrating on her mother’s wellness after her dad passed away. She did not want her mom to stay alone in the house. She has taken the entire responsibility of her recently widowed mother as her brother is too young to look after her. She ensures that she travels with her wherever she goes whether it is within the countryor abroad!
Priyanka’s mommy accompanied her to New York as well as Miami where she had to travel to promote her single Exotic. She made time for her mom despite her hectic schedules. The actress also takes her mom along with her, be it her shootings or other work related outings.
To honor her dad’s last wish, Priyanka Chopra organized a quite dinner for her mom on her 60th birthday. She invited few of her mom’s close friends (and her aunts)in the small dinnerparty. It was her mom’s first birth anniversary without her husband.
Dr.Mrs. Chopra has been feeling low and therefore Priyanka tried to cheer her up by arranging a special dinner. Priyanka’s mother tried to control her emotions but she burst out during the meal. Piggy Chops tried very hard to control her tears. She stood strong by her mother’s side in her difficult times. Priyanka also made sure that her mother does not wear white clothes after Dr. Chopra passed away, as she promised to him!
Siddharth Chopra – Brother
Siddharth Chopra is Priyanka’s younger brother and is seven years younger to her. Priyanka seems to be in no hurry to tie the knot, but her younger bro is all set to get married. He got engaged to his sweetheart of the past three years, Kanika Mathur. They got engaged in a traditional ring ceremony held in Delhi.
Siddharth, who is working as a hospitality industry professional after training as a chef in Switzerland, is apparently keen to settle down with his lady love Kanika. The two plan to get hitched sometime next year.
Priyanka took a break to attend her bro’s graduation ceremony in Switzerland. She flew to Switzerland along with her mom as she did not want to miss out on her brother’s special day! Siddharth has completed a culinary course in a university near Geneva.
The dusky actress absolutely loves Sid’s cooking and he always treats her with a yummy meal. She also learnt quite a lot of recipes from her younger bro. Priyanka loves the Thai curry specially cooked for her by her bro!
Raksha Bandhan is an important day for the siblings and on that day, she kicks her brother out of the bed at 6 am as she has to leave for her work. She ensures to tie him a rakhi before she leaves. And after that, Sid cooks a delicious meal for his sis as he’s too lazy to buy hera gift!
Parineeti Chopra – Cousin Sister
Priyanka Chopra’s cousin sister, Parineeti is also into the Bollywood film industry. She wanted to become an investment banker having obtained a triple degree in Business, Finance and Economics from Manchester Business School. But she joined Yash Raj Films as a Public Relations Consultant before taking up to acting.
Parineeti is daughter to Pawan Chopra and Reena Chopra. Her father is a businessman and a supplier to the Indian Army. She has two brothers named Shivang and Saraj.
She debuted in the silver screen industry with the movie Ladies vs Ricky Behl where she played the role of a sweet Punjabi girl – next – door named Dimple Chadhha(a cameo) along with co- actors Ranvir Singh, Anushka Sharma, Aditi Sharma and Dipannita Sharma.
Parineeti bagged the lead role in the blockbuster movie Ishaqzaade opposite newbie Arjun Kapoor. In this movie, she played the role of a strong and passionate girl named Zoya Qureshi.
Next, she donned the role of Gayatri in ShudhhDesi Romance opposite small screen actor Sushant Singh Rajput, (last seen in the movie Kai Po Che) popularly known as Maanav of Pavitra Rishta.
Parineeti’s list of upcoming movies include Hasee Toh Phasee, Kill Dil and Daawat – E – Ishq etc.
Priyanka Chopra denied rumors of any rift with cousin Parineeti due to the same release date of her movie Zanjeer and Parineeti Chopra’s Shuddh Desi Romance by saying that she is my sister, my family! It’s very cheap when people try to create such controversies, according to the actress.
Meera Chopra – Cousin Sister
Meera Chopra, another cousin sister of Pri Chops, is mainly into the Tamil film industry. She was born and brought up in New Delhi. Meera completed her studies from Saginaw Valley State University, in University Center, Michigan and then worked in New York. She worked with NDTV before entering the glamour world. In 2010, she got into a partnership with Storm Fashion Company, a renowned fashion business firm.
She is basically a model – turned – actress. Meera debuted in the big screen industry with the Tamil film Anbe Aaruyire where she played the role of a girl named Madhu.
She picked roles in quite a lot of films thereafter which include Bangaram, Jambhavan, Lee, Marudhamalai, Kaalai, Vaana, Arjun, Jaganmohini, Maarao, Greeku Veerudu etc.
Meera also tried her hand in the Bollywood film industry. She will be seen in films like 1920 London, Gang of Ghosts and Killadi (all under filming).
Barbie Handa – Cousin Sister
Priyanka Chopra’s second cousin sister, Barbie Handa, who has already appeared in the Dabur Amla Hair Oil ad, is all set to make her Sandalwood debut with the forthcoming movie Ninnale Naanu, directed by Ravi raj.
Barbie is currently in the Garden City of Bangalore, busy shooting for her upcoming release. She is paired opposite Telegu superstar Varun Sandesh in Ninnale Naanu. She will be seen playing the role of a runaway bride in the movie!’
She dedicated all her success to her elder sis Priyanka as her name helped her a lot in her career. Barbie, who is a trained dancer in Hip Hop, Belly dancing and free style, seems to be eagerly waiting for her bollywood flick Zid, produced by Anubhav Sinha, opposite newcomer Karanvir Sharma, which is slated to release on March 2014.