Parineeti Chopra (pronounced [pəɾiːniːt̪i ˈtʃoːpɽa]) is an Indian actress and singer who appears in Hindi-language films. Chopra is a recipient of several accolades, including a Filmfare and National Film Award. She initially aspired to pursue a career in investment banking, but after obtaining a triple honours degree in business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School she returned to India during the 2009 economic recession and joined Yash Raj Films as a public relations consultant. She has been appearing in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2013. Chopra made her acting debut with the company's 2011 romantic comedy Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, winning the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She followed it by gaining praise for her starring roles in the box office hits— Ishaqzaade (2012), Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) and Hasee Toh Phasee (2014). The first of these won her the National Film Award – Special Mention while the first two of these earned her two nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. After a three-year hiatus from full-time acting, she starred in the comedy Golmaal Again (2017) and the war drama Kesari (2019). During this period, she also starred in three unsuccessful films including Namaste England (2018). In addition to her acting career, Chopra is a humanitarian and is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products. She has sung three of her songs, including Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin, which garnered her praise.