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

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..

May victory of good over evil inspire you: B-Town to fans on Dussehra

    Updated On : Sep 30,2017   2:32 pm
Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) From Rishi Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Sridevi to Bhumi Pednekar, Bollywood stars on Saturday took to the social media to send in Dussehra wishes to their fans and followers, and also urge them to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle. View More..

Yasmin Karachiwala opens gym franchise in Dhaka

    Updated On : Sep 23,2017   7:04 pm
Dhaka, Sep 23 (IANS) Celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala, who has trained Bollywood celebrities like Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt, launched a gym franchise of her fitness studio "Body Image" in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Saturday. View More..

Preity Zinta confirmed as owner of franchise in S. Africa T20 league

    Updated On : Sep 08,2017   6:06 pm
Cape Town, Sep 8 (IANS) Bollywood actress Preity Zinta was on Friday confirmed as the owner of the Stellenbosch franchise in South Africa's T20 Global League cricket tournament. View More..

Never thought creativeness to label will take over my film career: Manish Malhotra (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   12:12 pm
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Ace designer Manish Malhotra, who started out as a costume designer in films and has now clocked 27 years in the field, says he never imagined that one day his business of fashion and his creativeness towards his label, will take over his film career. View More..

LFW W/F'17: Preity Zinta dazzles on the runway for Shane and Falguni Peacock

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   12:08 am
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Preity Zinta turned showstopper for designer duo Shane and Falguni Peacock in an off-shoulder floor-length smoky grey gown with exquisite emerald earrings that made her look like royalty. View More..

Social media flooded with Independence Day greetings

    Updated On : Aug 15,2017   5:38 pm
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Social media on Tuesday was flooded with greetings and congratulatory messages on the occasion of the country's 71st Independence Day, with Google celebrating the day with a beautiful doodle. View More..

Film celebrities salute Indian soldiers on Kargil Day

    Updated On : Jul 26,2017   2:48 pm
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) A string of Bollywood celebrities, including Abhishek Bachchan, Juhi Chawla and Raveena Tandon, on Wednesday paid tributes to Indian soldiers and martyrs on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas. View More..

Bollywood set to 'stomp', 'rock' New York with IIFA show (Preview)

    Updated On : Jul 12,2017   12:20 pm
New York, July 12 (IANS) At a time when Hollywood is incubating diverse talent like never before, Bollywood is out to mesmerise the US with its magic at the three-day IIFA Weekend and Awards starting here on Thursday. View More..

SRK, Salman attend Baba Siddique's Iftar party

    Updated On : Jun 25,2017   12:30 am
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Bollywood's two biggest superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan attended Congress leader Baba Siddique's Iftar party here on Saturday evening. View More..

B-Town goes gaga over Salman's 'Tubelight'

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   1:48 pm
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Salman Khans "Tubelight" might be getting a mixed response from the critics, but it has left celebrities like Preity Zinta, Dia Mirza and Subhash Ghai in awe of it. They feel the heart-warming performances in the Kabir Khan directorial light up the films narrative. View More..

Preity Zinta excited about women's safety project (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Jun 20,2017   4:48 pm
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta says she is excited for her "new beginnings" on executing her women's safety project. View More..

Preity Zinta to launch own make-up line

    Updated On : Jun 16,2017   3:58 pm
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Bollywood actress Preity Zinta has revealed she is coming up with her own make-up line. View More..

Axar looking to cash in on IPL show to make India comeback

    Updated On : May 06,2017   1:08 pm
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Bowling all-rounder Axar Patel wants to make the most of his Indian Premier (IPL) form for Kings XI Punjab, to reinforce his way into the national side for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy next month in England. View More..

Dressing room atmosphere secret to KXIP's good start, says Saha

    Updated On : Apr 12,2017   6:32 pm
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha on Wednesday said the free atmosphere in the dressing room has helped the team start this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign with two wins on the trot, comparing the current campaign to the 2014 one where they lost to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the final. View More..

IPL at 10: Looking back at a pulsating journey

    Updated On : Apr 03,2017   11:34 am
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Nine years since cricket decided to marry entertainment and name their offspring IPL (Indian Premier League), the Twenty20 mega show has waltzed to the tune of uncharted success, while simultaneously surviving many a slip -- bitter Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) infighting, judiciary-induced changes in the sport's administration -- as also dark episodes that shamed the gentleman's game. View More..

On Holi, B-Town sends out colourful wishes to fans

    Updated On : Mar 13,2017   11:32 am
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Bollywood actors including Amitabh Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and Sonakshi Sinha on Monday sent Holi wishes to their fans, urging them to enjoy a safe and happy festival of colours. View More..

Karan Johar takes surrogacy route for fatherhood, B-Town rejoices

    Updated On : Mar 05,2017   5:06 pm
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Bollywood's celebrated filmmaker Karan Johar on Sunday announced he feels "enormously blessed" to have become a father to twins via surrogacy. Celebrities like actress Priyanka Chopra and choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan congratulated him on the "happy" news. View More..