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 apologises for Kings XI Punjab's loss in IPL

    Updated On : May 21,2018   2:36 pm
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta has apologised on behalf of her team Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) for "not being up to the mark" and losing to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). View More..

Reach of digital space in fashion industry is phenomenal: Manish Malhotra

    Updated On : May 18,2018   3:14 pm
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Ace designer Manish Malhotra, who has crossed the 4 million mark on his Instagram account, says the reach of digital space in fashion industry is phenomenal as people now have become more vocal about their opinions and craftsmanship, and this helps a brand grow. View More..

Why many actresses prefer to tie knot outside industry (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)

    Updated On : May 12,2018   12:06 pm
It's not only Sonam Kapoor who has chosen to marry outside the film industry. There are many in tinsel town who do so. But why do actors seek life partners outside the entertainment industry? View More..

Cannes: Indian designer to style Miss Grande Region 2018 in Assamese silk (Lead, correcting para 4)

    Updated On : May 10,2018   4:40 pm
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Indian designer Sanjukta Dutta will style Miss Grande Region 2018 Jessie Schroeder for the Cannes 2018 red carpet in Indian handloom Assamese silk. View More..

Cannes: Indian designer to style Miss Grande Region 2018 in Assamese silk

    Updated On : May 10,2018   4:04 pm
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Indian designer Sanjukta Dutta will style Miss Grande Region 2018 Jessie Schroeder for the Cannes 2018 red carpet in Indian handloom Assamese silk. View More..

Mahalakshmi wants albums for TV shows' songs

    Updated On : Apr 10,2018   5:12 pm
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Singer Mahalakshmi Iyer, who has sung for daily soaps by producer Ekta Kapoor and more, says it would be nice to have an album featuring songs of TV shows. View More..

Would choose my label collection over movies: Designer Manish Malhotra (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Apr 06,2018   10:58 am
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) He is one of Bollywood's favourite designers and has dressed up the best in the movie business. But if Manish Malhotra had to choose between his label collection and movies, the ace designer would opt for the former because that is his priority. View More..

Gender inequality behind microphone widening in male-dominated Bollywood

    Updated On : Mar 30,2018   11:40 am
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Singers like Shibani Kashyap and Mahalakshmi Iyer feel that although more women-oriented films are now being made in Bollywood, there has been a drop in the number of female solo songs. This, at a time when there is no dearth of women vocalists in the industry. View More..

Bollywood doesn't like me: Filmmaker Jahnu Barua (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Mar 29,2018   12:46 pm
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The tone and tenor of his films reflect issues of the common Indian -- far removed from the idea of "entertainment" that India's cinema industry thrives on. Widely acclaimed and multiple National Award-winning filmmaker Jahnu Barua says offers to direct a Hindi film keep coming his way, but he doesn't think "Bollywood people" quite like him. View More..

What a life: Indian film industry mourns Hawking's demise

    Updated On : Mar 14,2018   2:00 pm
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Actors, filmmakers and music experts from the Indian film industry mourned the death of British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose contribution to science and humanity they will remember for a lifetime. View More..

Irrfan Khan, Vidya Balan win best actors' award at 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards

    Updated On : Jan 21,2018   2:20 am
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan won the Filmfare Best Actor in Leading Role (Male) award for "Hindi Medium" while Vidya Balan bagged the Filmfare Best Actor in Leading Role (Female) Award for "Tumhari Sulu" at the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards here. View More..

2018: Bollywood celebs wish happiness, success in New Year

    Updated On : Jan 01,2018   1:20 pm
Mumbai, Jan 1 (IANS) A host of stars, including Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar, Sridevi and Rishi Kapoor have wished their fans, friends and well-wishers a year full of joy, happiness and success. View More..

Peace, love, joy: Film celebs wish a Merry Christmas

    Updated On : Dec 25,2017   11:42 am
Mumbai, Dec 25 (IANS) Love, peace, laughter and goodwill for all are what celebrities from the Hindi film fraternity have wished for their fans, friends and family members on Christmas. View More..

Beat the chill with embroidered capes, peplums

    Updated On : Dec 03,2017   3:32 pm
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Winter is all about wearability and comfort, but don't make it an excuse to let go of the style quotient. Break away from conventional silhouettes and experiment with versatile trends like embroidered capes or structured peplums to beat the chill, say fashion gurus. View More..

'Kal Ho Naa Ho' special memory for Karan Johar

    Updated On : Nov 28,2017   1:56 pm
Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says "Kal Ho Naa Ho" is a memory that's "heartbreaking" and yet "full of heart". View More..

Yasmin Karachiwala to give wellness lessons at Anahata Yog Utsav

    Updated On : Nov 09,2017   7:04 pm
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala, who has trained Bollywood celebrities like Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt, will be giving a session on intrinsic wellness at the third edition of Anahata Yog Utsav. View More..

Dina Wadia was elegant, spirited: Preity Zinta

    Updated On : Nov 03,2017   11:46 am
Mumbai, Nov 3 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta says she was fortunate enough to have met the "spirited" Dina Wadia, the grandmother of her former beau Ness Wadia. View More..

Kundan Shah reminded me of my mother: SRK

    Updated On : Oct 10,2017   11:10 pm
Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Tuesday attended a prayer meet in memory of the late Kundan Shah, and said the "Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro" director reminded him of his mother. View More..

'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro' director Kundan Shah dead

    Updated On : Oct 07,2017   11:52 pm
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) Filmmaker Kundan Shah, who gave Indian cinema a different brand of humour with the cult black comedy "Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro" and subsequently television shows like "Nukkad" and "Wagle Ki Duniya" with the 'aam aadmi' at the centrestage, died here early on Saturday, a family member said. He was 69. View More..

'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro' director Kundan Shah dead

    Updated On : Oct 07,2017   4:00 pm
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) Filmmaker Kundan Shah, who gave Indian cinema a different brand of humour with the cult black comedy "Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro" and subsequently television shows like "Nukkad" and "Wagle Ki Duniya" with the 'aam aadmi' at the centrestage, died here early on Saturday, a family member said. He was 69. View More..