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Preity ZINTA (JamActor of India)


Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta


Preity Zinta ( Indian Film Actress)

Actress with a Dimple Simile on her Face


Preity Zinta BIOGRAPHY

She was born on 31st January 1975 in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh (India) as Aquarius her Zodiac sign. Preity’s real name is Preetam Singh Zinta, which originates her from a Sikh family. Durganand Zinta was father of Preity and was an officer in Indian Army. Her father and mother both had met an accident in which her father, Durganand Zinta died but eventually her mother Nilprabha Zinta was moved on to bedridden after this accident. Zinta has two brothers, Deepanker Zinta a year older and Manish Zinta a year younger respectively, as one of her brother is commissioned an officer in Indian Army.


She decided to pursue psychology as earlier she was going to do English honours and attended Bombay University. After receiving a degree in criminal psychology from St.Bedes College, she stepped her career in modeling and even in commercial (add films) actress (was seen in Lyril’s soap ads). At first she was meant to make her acting with Shekhar Kapoor’s debut – Tara Rum Pum Pum opposite Hrithik Roshan but unfortunately it never happened to take off.


Her first film should be Soldier with Boby Deol but the reasoning of delaying, Dil Se (’98) released first. This film was her first attempt in which she gained Filmfare Best Award for her performance. Slowly, slowly her career has been taking the role; that of exactly a typical shinning star of Bollywood i.e. neither many hits nor many flops. The year’s highest grossing films- Koi… Mil Gaya & Kal Ho Naa Ho in (’03), she was best female leading role in two of these. As “Naina” in Kal Ho Naa Ho, for her fabulous acting she had received several awards and even Filmfare Best Actress Award too. Her averagely received Lakshya, box office hit Veer-Zara, both in (’04) and giving semi-hit Salaam Namaste (’05) gave her the biggest turned out overseas hits. She also joined the group of top stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Saif Ali Khan Arjun Rampal, and Priyanka Chopra in Temptation 2004 concert, which had gained a huge success in all over the world. In May 2006, she had received an invitation to represents the Bollywood at Cannes Film Festival along with the great friend and a fantastic film director Karan Johar. They didn’t let go this opportunity from their hands, as they wanted to promote Karan Johar’s latestly film Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna in which Preity also stars. She has also written the three columns for BBC South Asia.   

  Preity Zinta expresses her feelings as follow:

Ambition: I want to know as performer, not a star.
Colour that defines me:   “Electric blue –it’s so energizing.’’
Idols:  Guru Dutt, Wahida Rehman, and Sridevi.
I am turned on by: Raw emotion.
I dig: Ice cream.
I desire: A villa in Southern France.
My Favourite actor: Al Pacino.
I am fascinated by: Nature.
Favourite Perfume: Envy, Gucci for Men.
Favourite outfit: String pajamas.
Favourite holiday spot:  Greece, New Zealand and Vienna.
Best place to eat: My mum’s kitchen.
My complete man should be:  A Raymond Man.
Preity Zinta made up her first Award by her Debut film ‘Dil Se’ in 1998. She also Received Best Female Debut Award and the Most Promising New-Comer Female Award for her next film ‘Soldier’ in the same year. In 2000 she received an special award title as ‘Queen of Hearts’. In 2001, her talent and potential of work in the film ‘Kya Kehna’ presented her Sansui Best Actress Award. In 2003 she had two Super-duper hit films; Rakesh Roshan’s ‘Koi….. Mil Gaya’ casting Preity Zinta, Hrithik Roshan and Rekha which awarded her Asian Guild Award in the nomination of Best Actress for ‘Koi..… Mil Gaya’. Secondly Karan Johar’s ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ casting Preity Zinta, Shah Rukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan. She proved out her talent and ability in ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ and achieved many award’s in the category of Superstar of the Year – Female, Star of the Year Award, Pogo Awards in the nominations of “Most Amazing Actress”, Sansui Best Actress Award, MTV Immies Best Actress Award and also one Filmfare and one Star Screen Awards in the category of Best Actress for ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ in 2003. In 2004 she received the Star Diva of the year Award and became the Diva – Celebrity of the Bollywood Industry. She was also awarded once again Star of the Year Award but this time it was for the flim ‘Veer-Zara’. She also received Jodi No. 1 Award with Shah Rukh Khan and BBC Film Café’s Best Actress Award for ‘Veer-Zaara’ in 2004. She was honored the IIFA Idea Glamorous Star Award at IIFA in 2005.


Dil Se.. (1998)

Soldier (1998)

Premante Idera (1998)

Raja Kumarudu (1999)
Sangharsh (1999)
Dillagi (1999)

Kya Kehna (2000)

Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega... (2000)

Mission Kashmir (2000)

Farz (2001)

Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001)

Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke (2001)

Dil Hai Tumhaara (2002)

The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003)

Armaan (2003)

Koi... Mil Gaya (2003)

Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

Lakshya (2004)

Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha (2004)

Veer-Zaara (2004)

Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen (2005)

Salaam Namaste (2005)

Alag (2006)

Krrish (2006)

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)

Jaan-E-Mann (2006)

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007)

The Last Lear (2007)

Om Shanti Om (2007)



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