Mannara Chopra
Mannara Chopra (Bigg Boss Contestant)

Mannara Chopra, (born Barbie Handa 29 March 1991), is an Indian actress and model. She mainly works in Telugu, Hindi, and Kannada movies. Chopra has received various awards, including two Santosham Film Awards.

She is the paternal cousin of the well-known actresses Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra. Mannara made her debut in films with “Prema Geema Jantha Nai” and entered Bollywood with the thriller “Zid,” both released in 2014. She continued to feature in movies like “Thikka” (2016), “Rogue” (2017), and “Sita” (2019).

In 2023, Mannara gained wider recognition through her participation in the reality show Bigg Boss 17, where she secured the position of the 2nd runner-up.

Mannara Chopra Biography

Birth nameBarbie Handa
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters– 168 cm
in meters– 1.68 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 6”
Weightin kilograms– 60 kg
in pounds– 132 lbs
Figure Measurements32-28-32
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
• Hindi: Zid (2014) as ‘Maya’
• Telugu: Prema Geema Jantha Nai (2014) as ‘Kaveri’
• Tamil: Sandamarutham (2015) special appearance
• Kannada: Rogue (2017) as ‘Anjali’
OTT: Haale Dil on Broken Notes (2021)
TV: Bigg Boss 17 (2023) as a contestant
Awards2015: Best Female Debut award for the film ‘Zid’ at the Lions Gold Awards

2017: Special Jury Award for Best Actress for the film ‘Thikka’ at the 15th Santosham Film Awards

2018: Special Jury Award for Best Actress for the film ‘Rogue’ at the 16th Santosham Film Awards

2022: India Influencer Iconic Award at Mid-Day India International Influencer Awards

Personal Life
Date of Birth29 March 1991
Age (as of 2023)32 Years
BirthplaceAmbala Cantonment, Haryana, India
Zodiac signAries
SchoolSummer Fields School, New Delhi
Educational QualificationBachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather– Raman Rai Handa
Mother– Kamini Chopra Handa
SiblingsBrother– None
Sister– Mitali Handa
Other RelativesCousin
• Priyanka Chopra (actor)
• Parineeti Chopra (actor)
• Ashok Chopra (Priyanka Chopra’s father)
• Pawan Chopra (Parineeti Chopra’s father)
Note: Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra’s fathers are brothers of Mannara’s mother.


Mannara Chopra Early life and family

Born on 29 March 1991 in Ambala Cantonment, Haryana, Chopra’s mother, Kamini Chopra Handa, is a jewelry designer, and her father, Raman Rai Handa, is an advocate at Delhi High Court. She has a younger sister, Mitali Handa, who studied commerce and works as a fashion stylist. Chopra completed her schooling at Summer Fields School, New Delhi, and pursued a BBA degree, becoming a fashion designer.

Her cousins include actresses Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra, and Meera Chopra. Initially named Barbie Handa, she later changed her name to Mannara Chopra on the advice of her cousin sister, Priyanka.

About Mannara Chopra Some Lesser Known Facts

  • Mannara Chopra is an accomplished Indian actress known for her contributions to Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada cinema, earning acclaim for her notable role in the 2014 film ‘Zid.’
  • In addition to her acting prowess, Mannara is a skilled Kathak dancer, proficient in various dance forms such as hip hop, belly dance, and Bollywood dance.
  • Since her early years, she has harbored a passion for singing and showcased her vocal talent as a member of her school band during the sixth grade.
  • In a significant milestone in 2023, Mannara marked her singing debut with a cover song titled ‘Zara Zara Behekta Hai.

Mannara Chopra Career, Work & Bigg Boss 17

Following the completion of her education in Delhi, Chopra relocated to Mumbai, embarking on her professional journey in modeling and subsequently venturing into the realm of advertising. Her portfolio boasts a remarkable 40 commercials, featuring collaborations with notable figures such as Salman Khan for Suzuki, Farhan Akhtar for Dulux paints, Imtiaz Ali for Parle Marie, and multiple projects alongside her cousin Priyanka Chopra, including an endorsement for Dabur Amla. Notably, her appearance in the Dabur Amla commercial garnered her “instant recognition” and paved the way for opportunities in Telugu films.

Chopra holds the distinction of being the original face of the Ganna commercial and made a notable appearance in Amit Trivedi’s song “Bas Bajna Chahiye,” which serves as the theme song for Gaana. Prior to her cinematic debut, she also delved into the realms of fashion design and assisted as a choreographer. Her dance proficiency extends to various forms, including hip hop and belly dancing.

Mannara Chopra Career :

Chopra marked her return to Telugu cinema with two releases in 2016. Her first venture was alongside Sunil in Jakkanna, which turned out to be a box office success. A reviewer for 123 Telugu noted that while Chopra’s role didn’t offer substantial depth, she made a sincere debut and handled her character with dedication. In the same year, she took on the lead role opposite Sai Dharam Tej in Thikka. Although the film faced commercial challenges, Chopra’s performance earned her the Special Jury Award at the 15th Santosham Film Awards.

Mannara Chopra Bigg Boss 17 Contestant : 

Between 2023 and 2024, Chopra entered the realm of Hindi television with her debut on the reality show Bigg Boss 17. Notably, she became one of the highest-paid contestants for that season, ultimately securing the position of the 2nd runner-up.

Simultaneously in 2023, Chopra made her foray into web content with ALT Balaji’s Bhootmate, portraying the character of a ghost named Pari. Her upcoming projects include the Telugu film Thiragabadara Saami, where she will star opposite Raj Tarun, and the Punjabi film Ohi Chann Ohi Raatan.

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