Priyanka Chopra has always been one for pushing boundaries and going where no woman has gone before, be it representing
all that is Indian on the global front, her humanitarian efforts, or getting under the skin of her characters, transforming
everything from her look to her body language in critically-acclaimed films like Fashion, Barfi and Mary Kom.
As one of India’s leading stars, she made the bold move to pursue a cross-continental career and was the first Indian to headline a mainstream US television show – playing the lead character of Alex Parrish in the hugely successful ABC show ‘Quantico’, now in its third season. Quantico airs in over 212 territories and 56 languages across the world. She was also the antagonist in the recent Baywatch movie as the villainous Victoria Leeds, alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Zac Efron. Her upcoming film ventures include Isn’t It Romantic (starring Liam Hemsworth, Rebel Wilson and Adam Devine) and A Kid Like Jake (starring Jim Parsons, Claire Danes, and Octavia Spencer).
She is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades both in India and internationally.
As an actor, she’s won a gamut of awards in recognition of her talent, including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Debut and Best Villain from institutions such as Filmfare and IIFA, as well as the National Award for Best Actress in India. Internationally, she received the popular People’s Choice Award for two consecutive years, for her role as Alex Parrish in Quantico.
Priyanka was named among Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world and Forbes’ World’s Most Powerful Women 2017. In 2016, she was conferred the Padma Shri, India’s 4th highest civilian honor.
Priyanka has had a longstanding relationship with UNICEF and is their Global Goodwill Ambassador. She is also the Girl Up Champion and propagated the Girl Rising movement in India. She is an advocate for education, child rights and adolescents and her philanthropic efforts start from home, through the Priyanka Chopra Foundation. She was recently honoured by Variety as a Woman of Power for her philanthropic efforts.
Her passion for storytelling led her to set up Purple Pebble Pictures, her own production company, once again doing it in her own unique way, encouraging regional cinema and giving new talent a platform to shine.
Dr. Madhu Chopra is a powerhouse in her own right… a family physician and an ENT surgeon, she is now a renowned cosmetic
aesthetician with a private clinic in Juhu, Mumbai. Dr. Chopra has travelled across the globe to learn and master the
many procedures of cosmetic surgery and its ever-changing technology. She excelled scholastically and has a string
of illustrious academic achievements.
She was a medical practitioner in the Armed Forces for a major part of her professional career. When Priyanka was crowned Miss India, and then Miss World, Dr. Chopra gave up a thriving practice and moved to Mumbai to allow her daughter every opportunity to pursue her dreams. This also led to her managing the formative years of her career, while also being an advisor, directly handling all the financial aspects of her life. This experience has equipped her with the skills necessary to successfully run a production house.
While Priyanka makes the creative calls at Purple Pebble Pictures, Dr. Chopra is the financial whiz and handles the business side of things. Together, they are a force to reckon with!
Sandeep Bhargava, Chief Executive Officer at Purple Pebble Pictures, started his professional journey over 27 years ago. With a strong track record in turning around and starting high-paced organizations in the Advertising, Media & Entertainment industry, he is instrumental in setting up 3 of India’s largest film studios, having released over 125 films.
Sandeep successfully launched Studio 18 – The Motion Picture business of the Network 18 Group. In a span of a year he had listed The Indian Film Company (a Network18 group company) on the AIM Exchange in London and raised a film fund of USD 125 Million. Under his leadership, the company went on to give 18 super-duper hits like Namaste London, Jab We Met, Welcome, Singh Is King, Golmaal Returns & Ghajini among others
He was the President of B4U-Relativity Media, leading the JV’s Film & TV production initiative in India. He was the COO of Sahara One Motion Pictures & Filmy TV channel. He produced, marketed and distributed over 25 films in a short span of three years, including Page3, Sarkar, No Entry Corporate, Dor, and Bose - The Forgotten Hero.
As COO, UTV, he launched and led multiple strategic business units such as Motion Pictures, Broadcasting (TV-Hungama), Airtime Sales & Syndication, Ad Film Production, Television Production, Animation, Dubbing, In-Flight Entertainment and Post Production & VFX.
Sandeep has a strong understanding of identifying content that connects with the audience in India & globally. His expertise in the fields of fund raising, structuring deals, marketing, content distribution across platforms and geographies and a blend of good inter-personal and leadership skills make him a dynamic and result – oriented leader.