Parineeti Chopra was born on 22 October 1988 in Ambala, Haryana. She is the daughter of Pawan Chopra and Reena Chopra, and a cousin of one of the top Indian actress Priyanka Chopra. She went to school in Ambala and later studied Finance and Economics from Manchester Business School, UK. She worked as a Marketing & PR consultant at Yash Raj Films since 2009. She used to give auditions during this time, and finally got signed by Aditya Chopra of Yahraj Films on a 3 Film contract. Her debut in Bollywood was YRF's Ladies VS Ricky Bahl. For her role in the movie, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.