About Preity Zinta

Birth Name: Preity Zinta

She is the bubbly actress known for her cute dimples. Preity Zinta after establishing herself as an actress now has turned more as business women.

Date of Birth: 31 January, 1975

Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Biography:

Preity Zinta was born to Durganand Zinta and Nilprabha, in Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh. Her father was an officer in the Indian Army. He died in a car accident when she was 13 years old; the accident also involved her mother, Nilprabha, who was severely injured and consequently remained bedridden for two years.

It was her father's accident which was the turning point in her life. She has two brothers; Deepankar and Manish, a year older and a year younger respectively.

She studied at the Convent of Jesus and Mary boarding school in Shimla.

Upon graduating from the boarding school at age 18, Zinta enrolled at St Bede's College in Shimla. She graduated college with an English honours degree, and then started a graduate programme in psychology. She earned a postgraduate degree in criminal psychology, but later took up modeling.

Her first film in Bollywood was with Shah Rukh Khan. She did her debut film in 1999 with Mani Ratnam's Dil Se opposite SRK.  She made a mark in Bollywood with Kundan Shah's Kya Kehna where her performance was critically acclaimed. Since then she has been doing lot of films. In 2008 she was seen in Heroes with Salman Khan which was again a hit film.

Preity Zinta acquired ownership rights in 2008 for the Mohali-based Twenty20 cricket team of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The group paid $76 million to acquire the franchise, and have since named the team Kings XI Punjab. Until 2009, Zinta was the only woman to own an IPL team, and was the league's youngest owner.

Personal Life:

In 2000, Zinta began dating model Marc Robinson. They separated the following year, and according to Zinta remained on good terms.

She then started dating Bombay Dyeing heir, businessman Ness Wadia from February 2005 until May 2009.

Controversy:

In 2003, as a witness in the Bharat Shah case, she testified against the Indian mafia. Bharat Shah, the financer of one of her movies, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, was arrested in 2000 for having connections with Chhota Shakeel, a Mumbai underworld boss.

Fashion:

She is extremely brand conscious. Her favorite designers are Valentino and Roberto Cavalli.

Box Office Collection:

Devdas: Rs 84.30 crores(Total Gross Collection)

Filmography:

As An Actor

    Rajkumar Santoshi'S Untitled (2011) (To Go On Floor) Jai Ramji (2011) (Under Production) Kamaal Kayeel Raja (2011) (Under Production) Har Pall (2010) ... Runa Main Aurr Mrs Khanna (October 16, 2009) (Released) ... Haseena Jagmagia (Special Appearance) Videsh - Heaven On Earth (March 13, 2009) (Released) ... Chand Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (December 12, 2008) (Released) ... Special Appearance Heroes (October 24, 2008) (Released) ... Kuljeet Kaur The Last Lear (September 12, 2008) (Released) ... Shabnam Om Shanti Om (November 9, 2007) (Released) ... Herself (Special Appearance) Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (June 15, 2007) (Released) ... Alvira Khan Jaan-E-Mann (October 20, 2006) (Released) ... Piya Goyal Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (August 11, 2006) (Released) ... Rhea Saran Krrish (June 23, 2006) (Released) ... Nisha (Special Appearance) Salaam Namaste (September 9, 2005) (Released) ... Ambar Malhotra Khullam Khulla Pyaar Kare (April 29, 2005) (Released) ... Priti Damani Veer Zaara (November 12, 2004) (Released) ... Zaara Hayat Khan Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa (September 10, 2004) (Released) ... Pari (Dr. Parineeta) Lakshya (June 18, 2004) (Released) ... Romila Dutta Kal Ho Naa Ho (October 28, 2003) (Released) ... Naina Catherine Kapur Patel Koi Mil Gaya (August 8, 2003) (Released) ... Nisha Armaan (May 16, 2003) (Released) ... Sonia Kapoor The Hero (April 11, 2003) (Released) ... Reshma/Ruksar Dil Hai Tumhaara (September 6, 2002) (Released) ... Shalu Dil Chahta Hai (August 10, 2001) (Released) ... Shalini Yeh Raaste Hai Pyaar Ke (August 10, 2001) (Released) ... Sakshi Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (March 9, 2001) (Released) ... Madhubala (Madhu) Farz (January 12, 2001) (Released) ... Kajal Singh Mission Kashmir (October 26, 2000) (Released) ... Sufiya Parvez Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega (August 4, 2000) (Released) ... Jahnvi Kya Kehna (May 19, 2000) (Released) ... Priya Bakshi Dillagi (November 19, 1999) (Released) ... Rani (Guest Appearance) Sangharsh (September 3, 1999) (Released) ... CBI Officer Reet Oberoi Soldier (November 20, 1998) (Released) ... Preity
  1. Dil Se (August 21, 1998) (Released) ... Preeti Nair

Producer

  1. Ishkq In Paris (2012) (To Go On Floor)

Awards:

Winner: IIFA Award for Best Actress (2004)

Movie: Kal Ho Naa Ho

Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Actress (2003)

Movie: Kal Ho Naa Ho

Winner: Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female (1999)

Movie: Soldier

Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Female Debutante (1998)

Movie: Dil Se

Nominated: Stardust Award for Best Actress (2010)

Movie: Videsh - Heaven On Earth

Nominated: Stardust Award for Best Actress (2009)

Movie: The Last Lear

Nominated: Zee Cine Award for Best Actor In A Supporting Role - Female (2007)

Movie: Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

Nominated: IIFA Award for Best Actress (2006)

Movie: Salaam Namaste

Nominated: Global Indian Film Awards for Best Actress In A Supporting Role (2006)

Movie: Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

Nominated: Screen Award for Best Actress (2006)

Movie: Salaam Namaste

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actress In Supporting Role (2006)

Movie: Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actress (2005)

Movie: Salaam Namaste

Nominated: Zee Cine Award for Best Actress (2005)

Movie: Salaam Namaste

Nominated: Screen Award for Best Actress (2005)

Movie: Veer Zaara

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actress (2004)

Movie: Veer Zaara

Nominated: Zee Cine Award for Best Actress (2004)

Movie: Veer Zaara

Nominated: Screen Award for Best Actor In A Negative Role (2004)

Movie: Armaan

Nominated: Screen Award for Best Actress (2004)

Movie: Kal Ho Naa Ho

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Performance In Negative Role (2003)

Movie: Armaan

Nominated: Screen Award for Best Actress (2003)

Movie: Dil Hai Tumhaara

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actress In Supporting Role (2001)

Movie: Chori Chori Chupke Chupke

Nominated: Screen Award for Best Actress (2001)

Movie: Kya Kehna

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actress (2000)

Movie: Kya Kehna

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actress In Supporting Role (1998)

Movie: Dil Se

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