Miss World, an actor, a singer and a philanthropist, Priyanka Chopra sure is one of the most accomplished personalities of Bollywood. From a seductress to an autism patient, from playing 12 different characters in one movie to murdering in cold blood, she pulls off every character and role effortlessly. She has experimented extensively with her roles in her career and has proved to the world that she is as talented as stunningly beautiful she is.
Named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential persons in the world, Priyanka has been awarded with a Padma Shri (the fourth highest civilian award) by the Government of India in 2016. She has won numerous awards including five Filmfares and a National Award for Best Actress. She debuted in the industry with the film The Hero: Love Story of a Spy in 2003 and since then has been credited in more than 50 films. While she is known for her extraordinary acting skills, here we have listed six of her best performances till date:
This was one of the very early films of Priyanka and still remains as one of the best performances. The role of Soniya broke the typecast of Bollywood heroines as mere glamdolls by her path-breaking performance. Aitraaz was a romantic thriller starring Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor along with Priyanka Chopra. She played the role of Soniya, an aspiring model with high ambitions. Priyanka won the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role and was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress too.
Exactly 20 movies after Aitraaz, Fashion was another milestone in her career as she won the National Award for the Best Actress for this film. She played a small town girl aspiring to be a supermodel. The film showed the rise and fall of a supermodel. This became one of the most critically lauded roles of her career and she left the critics speechless with her flawless performance.
Though, she did not play a pivotal role in Kaminey, she made her performance count. Screen space didn’t even matter. She played the sister of a gangster and the protagonist’s high strung girlfriend. One of the most intriguing scenes was the one at the police station, which made her character significant in the plot.
What’s Your Raashee? (2009)
The fact that the film was a disaster at the box office cannot make you deny the effort put in by Priyanka who played 12 characters in one movie. She played all of them with such ease that we can hardly imagine anyone else pulling off those characters better than her. She was also considered for Guinness World Records as the first actress to play 12 different characters in one film.
Jhilmil from Barfi was a character out of this world and those who have seen it will agree. Priyanka played an autism patient and if it wouldn’t have been in the opening credits few would probably have recognised her in that avatar.
Mary Kom (2014)
PeeCee played the character of the eponymous boxer and she underwent intense physical training for three months to attain the muscular physique. She raised the bar even high for herself and for every other Bollywood actor with this movie. Hers was another level of sinking deep into the character. The success of the film was not only visible at the box office but also with the number of awards the film garnered. The film was also declared taxfree.
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