When was crowned Miss India World and later Miss World in 2000. In the same year, Lara Dutta and Diya Mirza, both from India, won the Miss Universe and Miss Asia Pacific. It was a rare triple crown for India.
The movie Krrish was one of Priyanka's biggest commerical success so far.
Priyanka had special appearances in 36 China Town, Taxi Number 9211, and Om Shanti Om, all of which are bollywood movies.
Priyanka has raised funds for the destitutes at Boston USA by participating in their Church program.
Priyanka was the only Indian to be selected at state level for the National Opus Honor Choir.
Priyanka likes singing and writing poetry.
Priyanka has participated in the Adult education awareness program with the NGOs in the peripheral areas of Bareilly.
Priyanka is the fifth Indian woman to win the Miss World title, and the fourth Indian woman to win in a span of seven years.
When Priyanka moved to the United States, she attended Newton North High School, in Newton, Massachusetts.
Both of Priyanka's parents are doctors.
Priyanka studied La Martiniere Girls' College in Lucknow, when she was younger.
Priyanka is unable to stay serious for a long period of time.
Priyanka's father was in the army, which caused her to move around frequently.
She is a member of the support group for the thalassaemic children in U.P., India.
She has been doing some musicals since she was three with her father and uncle, who are also singers.
In 2006, she was known as the sexiest Asian woman.
In April 2007, Priya travelled to Malaysia to wave the starting flag at the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix.
Her measurements are 35-24-34.
She received many threats after being crowned "Miss World".
The same year that she won "Miss World" beauty pageants had been banned in her home state.
Her height is 5 ft 7 and 1/2 in.
She has brown eyes.
In 2004 she won the Filmfare award "Best Villain" for her diabolical role in Aitaaz
In 2003 she won the Filmfare Award "Best Debut" for Andaaz.
Her first indian film was The Hero: Love Story of a Spy.
Priyanka: What matters to me is my role in the film.
Priyanka: I have no interest in live-in relationships. I really think marriage binds people together both socially and emotionally and that I think is what is best. I am sure I won't change my views in future too.
Priyanka: I want the audience to be surprised by my character all the time. I want them to keep guessing about my roles, so I am doing more of such films and when a new director comes with such subjects I jump for that.
Priyanka: I don't think there's only one love. In my opinion, every relationship has something new to offer.
Priyanka: If a person is not from a film background but has a story idea that will appeal, I will surely do the film. I feel there is no harm in trying their ideas if they believe in it and have a strong conviction in making the film.
Priyanka: I feel there is tremendous talent in India which has not been exploited well. I am therefore ready to sign with new directors.