From Ishaqzaade to Saina: Parineeti Chopra’s Journey as an Actress


Parineeti Chopra is an Indian Actress, Model, and Singer, she was born on 22nd October 1988 in Ambala, Haryana, India. She began her career as a public affairs professional at Yash Raj Films.

In 2011, she made her cinematic debut as the best-supporting actress in the rom-com ‘Ladies vs Ricky Bahl.’ Although the movie’s massive failure, Chopra garnered positive reviews for her acting and won various/several awards and prizes, including the IIFA Award for Best Debut.

Chopra made her feature film debut in the 2012 love drama ‘Ishaqzaade,’ which was a critical and commercial success. For her role in the film, Parineeti received a ‘National Film Award.

The next year, she starred as Gayatri in the modestly popular romance comic ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ (2013). She appeared in the Vinil Mathew-directed rom-com ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ the following year.

The film received overwhelmingly good critical reviews, with many applauding Parineeti’s performance. For her role in the film, she received the ‘BIG Star Entertainment Award’ for Best Entertaining Performer in a Comedy Movie

Parineeti Chopra Journey as an Actress

Parineeti Chopra's Journey as an Actress

Parineeti Chopra initially aspired to be a banker and holds a triple honors degree in management, finance, and economics from Manchester Business School. She intended to be a banker in London, but due to financial difficulties, she opted to stay in India.

In an interview with Vogue, the 33-year-old actor explained that she selected Mumbai since the airline ticket was less expensive than the one to Delhi. Chopra later applied for a position with Yash Raj Studios. Not for performing, but for accountancy. However, due to a lack of available positions, she began her internship with Yash Raj Films in the advertising and public relations division.

She learned acting and filmmaking throughout her internship. In addition, it was in the same studio that filmmaker Maneesh Sharma first noticed her and cast her in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl. Ever since the performer with some of the most unique names in her filmography has no turning back.

Let’s have a look at Parineeti Chopra Journey From Ishaqzaade to Saina Movie

  1. Ishaqzaade

She had a big debut in Bollywood with Ladies vs Ricky Bahl and ended up winning the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her excellent achievement.

Following that, she collaborated with Arjun Kapoor on ‘Ishaqzaade,’ which also performed well at the box office, earning Rs 46.38 crore in the domestic market. Both actors received a lot of appreciation from both critics and the crowd for their engaging performance.

  1. Hasee Toh Phasee

In this movie, Parineeti Chopra played a geek who borrows money from her family and hooks up intending to finish a research project. However, when Parineeti Chopra’s avatar goes through the same procedure a second time, she finds love with Arjun, portrayed by Sidharth Malhotra.

Vinil Mathew’s film received a rating of 6.8 stars on IMDb. Despite earning a total of Rs 36.56 crore in the domestic market. Moreover, Sid and Parineeti’s on-screen romance had charmed over everyone.

  1. Shuddh Desi Romance 

In Maneesh Sharma’s 2013 movie Shuddh Desi Romance Parineeti appeared alongside Sushant Singh Rajput and Vaani Kapoor. The movie, which is about dedication and live-in relationship issues in today’s world, made Rs 46.26 crore at the blockbuster.

‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ earned mixed reviews from reviewers, but the audience lauded the major actors’ outstanding performances.

  1. Meri Pyaari Bindu

The film is directed by Akshay Roy and stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Parineeti Chopra, and Malvika Sitlani. Chopra plays Bindu, a powerful, independent woman with lofty goals of breaking down barriers that have impeded her life, including attempting to cross her boundaries with a love interest.

Her character in the film is all about overcoming obstacles in one’s life and gaining second chances. Ayushmann Khurrana plays her romantic lead.

  1. Kesari

Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra appeared in Anurag Singh’s epic drama ‘Kesari,’ which was aired in 2019. The film, which was broadcast during Holi, was appreciated by both critics and audiences.

Not only that, but the film ‘Kesari,’ based on the War of Saragarhi, grossed Rs 151.87 crore at the blockbuster. While Akshay was praised for his outstanding performance, Parineeti also wowed the crowd with her acting abilities.

  1. Golmaal Again

Parineeti Chopra’s incredible performance in Rohit Shetty’s multi-starrer Golmaal Again had everybody on the edge of their chairs. The movie, which also featured  Arshad Warsi, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Tabu, Ajay Devgn, and many others in crucial roles.

The Movie, grossed Rs 205.50 crore at the theatres. The picture not only ruled the domestic market but also set multiple box-office milestones.

  1. Saina

This sports biography centered on shuttler Saina Nehwal was praised by fans for being both amusing and motivating. Critics and audiences alike complimented Chopra’s portrayal of Nehwal.

It is difficult for actors to put themselves in the shoes of sportsmen and have perfect mastery of the profession and body. Chopra, on the other hand, was able to achieve precisely that.

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