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

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..

'Commando 2...': It takes Bollywood action to the next level (Review)

    Updated On : Mar 03,2017   8:38 pm
Film: "Commando 2: The Black Money Trail"; Cast: Vidyut Jammwal, Freddy Daruwala, Adah Sharma and Esha Gupta; Director: Deven Bhojani; Rating: **** View More..

Humbling to share design journey at Harvard Business School: Manish Malhotra

    Updated On : Feb 12,2017   4:14 pm
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Manish Malhotra, who has been credited with setting many fashion trends via Bollywood films, has been invited to share his design journey at the 2017 edition of the India Conference at Harvard Business School. The designer says he is humbled and blessed to be given this opportunity. View More..

Sanjay Gupta begins writing new film (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Feb 11,2017   2:46 pm
Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Buoyed by the success of Hrithik Roshan starrer "Kaabil", director Sanjay Gupta has already begun writing a new film. View More..

Lucky, my husband pushed me back into doing movies: Preity Zinta

    Updated On : Feb 02,2017   8:14 pm
Mumbai, Feb 2 (IANS) Lauded for her roles in films like "Dil Se..", "Kal Ho Naa Ho", "Veer-Zaara", "Salaam Namaste", Preity Zinta had decided not to continue her journey in the Hindi film industry after her marriage to Gene Goodenough. But the actress says her husband pushed her back into doing films. View More..

B-Town celebs praise Deepika's 'confident' Hollywood debut

    Updated On : Jan 13,2017   1:12 pm
Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Ashutosh Gowariker, Irrfan Khan and Preity Zinta have praised actress Deepika Padukone for her "confident" debut in Hollywood with the action film "xXx: Return of Xander Cage". View More..

Will these Bollywood stars shine again in 2017?

    Updated On : Dec 30,2016   7:12 pm
Mumbai, Dec 30 (IANS) Celebrities like Katrina Kaif, Anurag Kashyap and Emraan Hashmi -- once big newsmakers from Bollywood -- seemed to have faded away this year. With the new year setting in, one hopes the stars shine again. View More..

Preity Zinta's cousin commits suicide; wife, in-laws held

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   8:36 pm
Shimla, Dec 3 (IANS) Bollywood actor Preity Zinta's cousin Nitin Chauhan committed suicide in Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla owing to a matrimonial dispute. His wife and in-laws were arrested on Sunday for forcing him to take the extreme step, police said. View More..

Preity Zinta's cousin commits suicide in Himachal

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   5:54 pm
Shimla, Dec 3 (IANS) Bollywood actor Preity Zinta's cousin Nitin Chauhan committed suicide in Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla owing to a matrimonial dispute, police said on Saturday. View More..

Sania Mirza to debut on 'Koffee with Karan'

    Updated On : Nov 07,2016   5:58 pm
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan have joined the list of guests to appear in the fifth edition of filmmaker Karan Johar's popular chat show "Koffee With Karan". View More..

Indian fashion industry lacks direction: Manish Malhotra (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Nov 04,2016   12:54 pm
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Celebrated designer Manish Malhotra says the Indian fashion industry currently lacks direction and feels designers need to concentrate on the numbers as well as on making fashion accessible for all. View More..

Twitter launches 'Koffee with Karan' special emoji

    Updated On : Nov 03,2016   2:22 pm
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Social media platform Twitter has curated a special emoji for popular talk show "Koffee with Karan season 5". View More..

'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil': Flawed nugget, like life itself (Review)

    Updated On : Oct 28,2016   3:16 pm
Film: "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil"; Director: Karan Johar; Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan; Rating: **1/2 View More..

I am botoxed, so are most people in industry: Karan Johar

    Updated On : Oct 28,2016   1:24 pm
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who admits he has taken the botox way for his face, says that going under knife is a well hidden secret of Bollywood. View More..

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..