Preity Zinta Biography

Preity Zinta biographyPreityZinta is pretty and charming heroine of Bollywood. Her ever smiling dimples on her cheeks add beauty to her face and grabs attention of millions of viewers in India and abroad.

Preity Zinta was born on 31 January 1975 at Rohru in Simla district. Her father was Late Durganand Zinta, an Army Officer, and mother Nilprabha Zinta. She has two brothers.

Preity Zinta attended the St Bede's College in Shimla and has a degree in English honours. She then took post graduation in criminal psychology. After that, she perused career in modelling.  Her first television commercial was for Perk chocolates. With the commercial of Liril, she became popular.

Preity Zinta made her acting forays into Hindi films, with  Dil Se in 1998. Her next film was Soldier where she was seen in the lead role. She bagged Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for this movie.

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 In Kya Kehna, released in 2000, Zinta acted as teenage single mother. Her brilliant performance in many other films transformed her image to top-notch heroines of Bollywood.

She also won first Filmfare Best Actress Award in 2003 for her superb role in Kal Ho Naa Ho. She played the lead role in most commercially successful films like Koi Mil Gaya and Veer-Zaara, Salaam Namaste and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. These films were super hit at box office and highly popular in the overseas markets as well.

Preity ZintaPreity Zinta played an important role in international Canadian film ‘Heaven on Earth’ and earned the Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress at the Chicago International Film Festival in 2008.

So far, Preity Zinta has grabbed 19 Indian film awards, 3 International Awards and 11 other awards. She is also the first beneficiary of Godfrey’s Mind of Steel Award for her courageous role against the Mumbai Underworld.

Other than film career, Preity is also involved in social work. She has also written columns for BBC News Online South Asia. She has done several stage performances and anchored television shows.

She has great interest in cricket and co-owns IPL cricket team Kings XI Punjab with her ex-beau businessman Ness Wadia.

Preity Zinta has worked hard to establish her name in Hindi Cinema. Besides acting in Hindi films, she has done roles in Telugu, Punjabi and English films. Her upcoming movies are Happy Ending, and Helloo India.

Preity Zinta Latest News

Preity Zinta fears Paparazzi

    Updated On : Oct 10,2016   2:00 pm
Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta on Monday vent out her frustration over how press photographers pounce on celebrities, leaving them scared. View More..

KJo to be back with 'Koffee with Karan' in November

    Updated On : Oct 06,2016   7:02 pm
Mumbai, Oct 6 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar will be back on the small screen with the fifth edition of the popular chat show "Koffee With Karan" on November 6. View More..

New season of 'Koffee with Karan' to have 'surprises'

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   1:04 pm
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) The fifth edition of filmmaker Karan Johar's popular chat show "Koffee With Karan" is set to be back, and channel officials are pulling out all stops to ensure it's a "cracker" of a season packed with surprises. View More..

Creativity needs nurturing: Couturier Suneet Varma (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Sep 18,2016   1:04 pm
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) One of India's foremost couturiers, Suneet Varma says being a fashion designer doesn't mean he has to participate in every fashion event, as he believes creativity needs a lot of nurturing. View More..

Rakesh Roshan announces 'Krrish 4'

    Updated On : Sep 15,2016   1:10 pm
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan has announced the fourth installment of the popular science-fiction superhero franchise "Krrish". It will once again star his son and actor Hrithik Roshan as the masked hero. View More..

Social media has made world flatter: Manish Malhotra

    Updated On : Aug 25,2016   2:52 pm
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Manish Malhotra has created trends with his effortless creations, and now he has set another milestone by showcasing the virtual reality fashion show at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2016. The fashion designer credits technology for the exposure of fashion in the country, saying the world has become flatter because of social media. View More..

Pooja Hegde by far my best co-star: Hrithik Roshan

    Updated On : Aug 11,2016   10:26 pm
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan on Thursday said that his "Mohenjo Daro" co-star Pooja Hegde is his best co-star by far and that he could not have asked for a nicer person or a more talented actor to work with in the film. View More..

Indian wedding market has evolved with Bollywood: Manish Malhotra

    Updated On : Aug 04,2016   1:22 pm
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Celebrated designer Manish Malhotra, effected the startling makeover of many screen scorchers in Hindi filmdom, says the Indian wedding market has evolved with the change in Bollywood's fashion story. View More..

Sunny Deol my most favourite: Preity Zinta

    Updated On : Jul 30,2016   11:40 pm
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta, who returns to the big screen after a substantial gap with "Bhaiyyaji Superhitt" opposite Sunny Deol, says that she is happy to work with her co-star, who is her favourite. View More..

Has Brett Lee been approached for 'Housfull 4'?

    Updated On : Jul 28,2016   8:30 pm
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Australian cricketer Brett Lee, who will be seen in Indo-Australian film "UnIndian", will perhaps also be seen in Bollywood film "Housefull 4". View More..

Preity Zinta starts shooting for 'Bhaiyyaji Superhitt'

    Updated On : Jul 28,2016   2:08 pm
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta has started shooting for the upcoming film "Bhaiyyaji Superhitt" here. View More..

France attack: B-town expresses shock, sends out prayers

    Updated On : Jul 15,2016   11:20 am
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Madhur Bhandarkar and Preity Zinta on Friday took to twitter to express shock and condemn the terror attack in Nice, France. View More..

Happy birthday: B-Town celebs wish 'witty' Shirish Kunder

    Updated On : May 24,2016   3:30 pm
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Celebrities like Farah Khan, Neetu Chandra and Dino Morea have wished filmmaker Shirish Kunder on his 43rd birthday on Tuesday. While some wished an year full of happiness for him, others asked him to stay "witty". View More..

Iulia Vantur in 'no hurry to' get married

    Updated On : May 22,2016   6:16 pm
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Silencing all the gossip-mongers, superstar Salman Khan's rumoured girlfriend Iulia Vantur says she has no 'immediate' plans to settle down. View More..

If I get married, I'll tell my fans through Facebook, Twitter: Salman

    Updated On : May 20,2016   10:08 pm
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan said that he will tell his fans through Facebook or Twitter about his plans to get married. View More..

I'll tweet when I'm getting married: Salman Khan

    Updated On : May 20,2016   7:38 pm
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan says he will 'tweet' the news when he decides to get married -- and has urged the media to stop hounding him and his family members with the question. View More..

Arbaaz Khan declines question on Salman's marriage

    Updated On : May 19,2016   11:30 pm
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actor-producer Arbaaz Khan on Thursday declined to confirm or deny if his brother and superstar Salman Khan is set to tie the knot soon. View More..

Salman Khan attends party with Iulia Vantur in tow

    Updated On : May 14,2016   3:08 pm
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan stepped out with Romanian TV presenter and rumoured girlfriend Iulia Vantur at Preity Zinta and Gene Goodenough's wedding reception here. View More..

Preity reacts strongly to news of spat with IPL team coach

    Updated On : May 12,2016   4:44 pm
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta, a co-owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab, has slammed a media report for portraying her "as a villain" by claiming that she tore into the team's coach Sanjay Bangar after their recent one-run loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore. View More..

IPL: Punjab coach Bangar denies any threat from co-owner Preity Zinta

    Updated On : May 12,2016   4:16 pm
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar reacted strongly to a media report which claimed that the team's co-owner Preity Zinta threatened to sack him after the one-run loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in an Indian Premier League game on Monday, and termed it as "fabricated". View More..