Meet Mannara Chopra: Bigg Boss Finalist, Model, & Priyanka’s Cousin

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Updated On: 29 Jan 2024

Meet Mannara Chopra: Bigg Boss Finalist, Model, & Priyanka’s Cousin

Mannara Chopra, aka, Barbie Handa is one among the other four finalists of Bigg Boss Season 17 who are competing with each other for the prize. However, when she entered the Indian Film Industry, she was advised to change her name from Barbie to Mannara by her starlet cousin. After all, being a Chopra girl certainly opens many doors. The starlet cousin is none other than Priyank Chopra who’s been busy taking both Hollywood and Bollywood by storm, who is also Mannara’s cousin. Mannara is related to both Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra on her mother’s side. Kamini Chopra Handa, the mother of Mannara Chopra, is the sister of Priyanka’s father, Dr. Ashok Chopra. She is a famous jewelry designer. 

Who is Mannara Chopra?

Barbie Handa, aka Mannara Chopra, is an Indian actress and model born on March 29, 1991. The model hails from Ambala Cantonment, Haryana, and has predominantly worked in Telegu, Tamil, Kannada, and Hindi films. The actor has secured several acting honors for her stellar performance including two Santosham Film Awards. Coming to her parents, Mannara’s mother, Kamini Chopra Handa, works as a jewelry designer, and her father, Raman Rai Handa, serves as an advocate at the Delhi High Court. On top of that, the model is a cousin to Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra, and Meera Chopra. She has a younger sibling, Mitali Handa, who is a fashion stylist.

Mannara finished her schooling in Delhi and then shifted to Mumbai. There, she initiated her modeling career and then slowly stepped into the field of advertising. Upon that, she walked into the field of acting by indulging in more than 40 commercials with several renowned B-town celebs. Later in 2014, Mannara took up roles in Telegu, Tamil, Hindi, and Kannada films. She officially made her acting debut with the Telegu film Prema Geema Jantha Nai released in 2014, and she never looked back since then and starred in Tollywood movies like Jakkanna, Thikka, Rogue, Sita and Hi Five – Fun and Gun.

Mannara Chopra’s Bigg Boss Journey:

Mannara became part of the Hindi reality show, Bigg Boss Season 17 in October 2023. This marked her official Hindi television debut. In addition to this, she also made her web debut with ALT Balaji’s Bhootmate, where she portrayed the role of a ghost named Ghost Pari. She is also one of the highest-paid contestants of season 17 of Bigg Boss. Coming to her career and work desk, the actress will be next seen in the Telegu film Thiragabadara Saami, opposite Raj Tarun, and also in the Punjabi film Ohi Chann Ohi Raatan.

Additionally, alongside being an actor and a model, Mannara is also a talented singer and dancer and is professionally trained in Odissi, belly dancing, and hip-hop. According to an article published by The Times of India, Mannara started her career as an assistant choreographer and did a bit of fashion styling. According to a report by DNA and Jagran Josh, Mannara has a net worth of Rs. 25 Crore with her multiple acting projects, modeling gigs, and endorsements. 

Bigg Boss Season 17:

Bigg Boss Season 17 also known as Bigg Boss: Dil, Dimaag Aur Dum Ka Game is the seventeenth season of the Indian Hindi language reality television show Bigg Boss. It premiered on 15 October 2023 on Colors TV and JioCinema. Bollywood celebrity and actor Salman Khan hosted the show for the fourteenth time. The Grand Finale aired on 28 January 2024, where Munawar Faruqui emerged as the winner and Abhishek Kumar ended up as the runner-up. 

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