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

B-Town salutes Indian soldiers on 71st Army Day

    Updated On : Jan 15,2019   5:34 pm
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) On the occasion of the 71st Army Day on Tuesday, members of the film fraternity paid tribute to the Indian soldiers for their bravery. View More..

Deepika turns 33, launches own website

    Updated On : Jan 05,2019   5:44 pm
Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) After an eventful 2018 with the release of "Padmaavat" and her big fat wedding with Ranveer Singh, actress Deepika Padukone, who turned 33 on Saturday, announced the launch of her website. View More..

Deepika Padukone turns 33, to make 'exciting' announcement

    Updated On : Jan 05,2019   2:14 pm
Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) After an eventful 2018 with the release of "Padmaavat" and her big fat wedding with Ranveer Singh, actress Deepika Padukone, who turned 33 on Saturday, is set to announce something exciting for her fans. View More..

Sunny Deol rues lack of comedy films in Bollywood

    Updated On : Dec 21,2018   2:04 pm
Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) Actor Sunny Deol says people in Bollywood don't make comedy films like "Bhaiaji Superhit" anymore. View More..

'Bhaiaji Superhit': An obsolete, tedious rom-com (IANS Review, Rating: **)

    Updated On : Nov 23,2018   6:36 pm
Film: "Bhaiaji Super Hit"; Director: Neerraj Pathak; Cast: Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta, Arshad Warsi, Ameesha Patel, Jaideep Ahlawat, Brajesh Kala, Shreyas Talpade and Ranjeet, Rating ** View More..

Dharmendra prays for success of Sunny's film

    Updated On : Nov 23,2018   12:10 pm
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Dharmendra says he does not know anything about film promotion and asked his actor-son to pray for the success of his latest release "Bhaiaji Superhit". View More..

Bhaiaji Superhit Is goofy zany outrageous fun (Movie Review ***)

    Updated On : Nov 22,2018   10:34 pm
Bhaiaji Superhit: Starring, Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta, Arshad Warsi, Ameesha Patel, Shreyas Talpade; Directed by Neerraj Pathak. Rating: ***(3 stars) View More..

I focus more on character than genre: Sunny Deol

    Updated On : Nov 21,2018   8:08 pm
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) National award-winning Bollywood actor Sunny Deol who is coming up with a new film "Bhaiaji Superhit" says that though he has a tag of an action hero, he does not choose a script based on genre but character and story. View More..

Now men think twice before harassing women: Preity Zinta

    Updated On : Nov 19,2018   8:52 pm
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Amid the ongoing controversy on her comment on the #MeToo movement, Bollywood actress Preity Zinta said it is an encouraging step to a big change for the future as men now think twice before harassing a woman at the workplace. View More..

Finding right combination of good script, good people a rarity: Arshad Warsi (Lead, correcting para 2)

    Updated On : Nov 19,2018   5:18 pm
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actor Arshad Warsi's performances in "Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.", "Golmaal: Fun Unlimited", "Dhamaal" and "Ishqiya" have been loved by audiences and critics alike. He says less visibility does not bother him as an actor as his parameters of choosing a project combines not only good script but also collaborating with good people. View More..

Was pretty nervous to face camera after a long gap: Preity Zinta

    Updated On : Nov 19,2018   5:08 pm
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta, who is making a come back to films after a decade with "Bhaiaji Superhit", says the movie has given her new challenges as an actor and she was quite nervous on the first day of the shoot. View More..

Finding right combination of good script, good people a rarity: Arshad Warsi

    Updated On : Nov 19,2018   12:04 pm
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actor Arshad Warsi's performances in "Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.", "Golmaal: Fun Unlimited", "Dhamaal" and "Ishqiya" have been loved by audiences and critics alike. He says less visibility does not bother him as an actor as his parameters of choosing a project combines not only good script but also collaborating with good people. View More..

Karan Johar proud of his 'students' (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Oct 19,2018   2:38 pm
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who launched actors Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan in Bollywood six years ago with "Student of the Year", says he is proud of how they have shaped up. View More..

Bombay HC quashes Priety's molestation case against Ness Wadia

    Updated On : Oct 10,2018   9:04 pm
Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) In a major development, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday quashed a case of molestation and harassment filed by Bollywood actress Preity Zinta against her ex-boyfriend and business tycoon Ness Wadia. View More..

Ileana becomes 'most sensational celebrity' on Internet

    Updated On : Oct 03,2018   1:46 pm
Mumbai, Oct 3 (IANS) Actress Ileana D'cruz has replaced comedian-actor Kapil Sharma in the top list of the "most sensational celebrity" in Indian cyberspace. View More..

Bollywood has powerful international footprint: Designer Manish Malhotra

    Updated On : Oct 02,2018   11:00 am
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Having worked on the costumes for films like "Rangeela", "Mohabbatein", "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" and "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" in his over-two-decade journey in Hindi filmdom, ace fashion designer and couturier Manish Malhotra says Bollywood has a powerful international impact. View More..

Neha Dhupia has celeb-studded baby shower

    Updated On : Sep 30,2018   6:28 pm
Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) Actress-anchor Neha Dhupia radiated pregnancy glow here on Sunday at her baby shower, which was attended by a slew of her celebrity friends from Bollywood. View More..

When Preity Zinta fought with Saif Ali Khan

    Updated On : Sep 09,2018   4:12 pm
Mumbai, Sep 9 (IANS) As Siddharth Anand's directorial "Salaam Namaste" completed 13 years of release on Sunday, actress Preity Zinta became nostalgic and recounted fond memories with co-star Saif Ali Khan. View More..

Happy Teacher's Day: Film celebs get nostalgic about school

    Updated On : Sep 05,2018   1:34 pm
Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Anupam Kher, Anushka Sharma and Nimrat Kaur were in a nostalgic mode and thinking about their school days on the occasion of Teachers' Day on Wednesday. View More..

Akshay, Preity get nostalgic as 'Sangharsh' clocks 19 years

    Updated On : Sep 03,2018   1:40 pm
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) As Tanuja Chandra's 1999 hit film "Sangharsh" completed 19 years on Monday, actors Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta turned nostalgic and recounted their memories. View More..