Parineeti Chopra (born 12 May 1988) is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. After studying Finance in England, she returned to India during the 2009 economic crisis and joined Yash Raj Films as a publicist. In 2011, she was signed by Aditya Chopra for a three-film deal under Yash Raj Films. She made her screen debut with a supporting role in Maneesh Sharma's Ladies vs Ricky Bahl,for which she received critical appreciation and the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. The following year, she appeared in Habib Faisal's critically and commercially successful Ishaqzaade, for which she received critical acclaim for her performance, as well as her first Filmfare Best Actress nomination.Chopra is currently filming for Maneesh Sharma's next opposite Sushant Singh Rajput. She will also be seen in Anurag Kashyap-Karan Johar's joint production Hasee Toh Phasee opposite Siddharth Malhotra, which will be her first venture outside the Yash Raj banner; and later in Shaad Ali's Kill Dil alongside Ranveer Singh and Ali Zafar.