Date of Birth: 31-Jan-75
Birth Place: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, Indi
Description: Preity Zinta is an Indian film actress. She has appeared in Hindi films of Bollywood, as well as Telugu, Punjabi and English language films. After graduating with a degree in criminal psychology, Zinta made her acting debut in Dil Se in 1998 followed by a role in Soldier the same year. These performances earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, and she was later recognised for her role as a teenage single mother in Kya Kehna (2000). She subsequently played a variety of character types; her film roles along with her screen persona contributed to a change in the concept of a Hindi film heroine. Zinta received a Filmfare Award for Best Actress in 2003 for her performance in the drama Kal Ho Naa Ho. She went on to play the lead female role in two consecutive annual top-grossing films in India: the science fiction film Koi... Mil Gaya, her biggest commercial success, and the star-crossed romance Veer-Zaara, which earned her critical acclaim. She was later noted for her portrayal of independent, modern Indian women in Salaam Namaste and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, top-grossing productions in overseas markets. These accomplishments have established her as a leading actress of Hindi cinema. Her first international film role was in the Canadian film Heaven on Earth, for which she was awarded the Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress at the 2008 Chicago International Film Festival. In addition to movie acting, Zinta has written a series of columns for BBC News Online South Asia, is a television presenter, a regular stage performer, and along with ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia she is a co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kings XI Punjab. She is known in the Indian media for publicly speaking her mind and openly expressing her opinions, and consequently has sparked the occasional controversy. These controversies include her being the only witness not to retract in court her earlier statements against the Indian mafia during the 2003 Bharat Shah case, for which she was awarded the Godfrey Phillips National Bravery Award. Sourced from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preity_Zinta)
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Finally, something seems to be going right for Bollywood’s favourite dimpled beauty. It seems that actress Preity Zinta has secretly tied the knot with boyfriend Gene Goodenough in a private ceremony in LA. Accompanied by just a few close friends, Preity got hitched to Gene and nobody would have found out if it hadn’t been for her B-town friends wishing her on social media. Actor Kabir Bedi was one of the first to respond by congratulating Preity on Twitter. He was soon joined by other stars like Sushmita Sen, Farah Khan and others as they wished the actress. Gene is a Senior Vice President with a US based company and the duo have been dating for a while. Preity’s last relationship was with Ness Wadia and the whole thing did not end well. Here’s hoping the lovely Miss Zinta has finally found the man of her dreams. Tags: Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta seems to have once again found love from the world of cricket. The lovely actress was recently spotted in the company of South African cricketer David Miller who incidentally is also the star player of Preity’s IPL team King’s X1 Punjab. After her celebrated break up with Ness Wadia, Preity had revealed that she is moving on with her life. She has even been constantly hinting about the presence of another man in her life. A few people even began excitedly speculating that her guy must be none other than Salman Khan but it looks like Miller has beaten Sallu bhai to it! Preity and David were spotted enjoying a cozy dinner together in Mumbai. What’s more, they did not even shy away from the shutterbugs so it looks like they are ready to come out in the open. Well, we wish Preity all the very best with her latest romantic endeavor! Tags: Preity Zinta, Salman Khan
Bollywood and cricket continue to share an uneasy relationship especially in the IPL sphere. A major betting scandal has already led to a lifetime ban on Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra and now its Preity Zinta’s turn to find her way out of a fresh cricketing controversy. Reports have been doing the rounds that Preity recently had a meeting with the BCCI and revealed that some of her team players have been involved in match fixing activities. Preity’s team King’s XI Punjab includes a number of high profile players like Virender Sehwag and Mitchell Johnson and such a statement could indeed open a big can of worms. But Preity herself has denied the rumours and declared that her statements to the BCCI have been mis-reported. She apparently only suggested certain preventive measures against match fixing and has not been accusing her own players. So maybe the Kings can rest easy for now but the match-fixing rumors will definitely leave a bitter after-taste all around.
Preity Zinta is one very strong babe and the actress proved it recently by kicking a man out of a theatre for disrespecting the national anthem! Apparently an excited Preity landed up at a local multiplex to catch a screening of Hrithik’s Bang Bang when a young man sitting nearby refused to stand up for the national anthem. While most people choose to simply ignore such things, Preity confronted the man and asked him to leave the theatre! Now there’s a daring act not even Hrihtik could have dreamed of! Writing about the incident Preity tweeted, “#bangbang be4 Bang Bang ! Had2 throw a guy out of the Theater as he refused 2stand up4 our National Anthem! Can u believe it?Now movie time.” Well we hope she at least enjoyed the movie in peace! This isn't the first time something like this has happened. Just last year actor Puneet Issar's wife had hit a man for not standing up for the national anthem during a screening of Ship Of Theseus. Apparently, the poor guy was busy cuddling with his girlfriend during the time which infuriated Deepali Issar. Preity has been busy touring the US for quite some time and she even managed to catch Narendra Modi’s speech at the Madison Square Gardens. A few people have since criticised her for not participating in Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ to which she responded by reminding people of the fact that she and Shah Rukh had done a cleanliness drive way back in the 2005 and she is still doing her bit to keep the city clean. Well one thing’s for sure, nobody can blame Preity for not being a conscientious citizen!
India’s favourite dimpled actress Preity Zinta is in a long vacation in the US. She even happened to run into Sallu there who had gone for his treatment. While Salman has returned back to the country, Preity is still in the US. She had gone to pay a visit to her brother and is still touring the country. Zinta recently visited Hollywood icon Marily Monroe’s grave and paid her a tribute in a sweet message she posted online. Preity wrote, “Happened to pass by Marilyn Monroe's grave today & wondered about her life ! Hope she finally found peace.” Marilyn Monroe was a legendary American actress who led a very tragic personal life. In fact, our bubbly Preity herself can be compared to the larger-than-life roles Monroe used to portray on screen. Preity has just come out of the long and messy tangle with ex-flame Ness Wadia and it looks like this American vacation is helping her unwind. Here’s hoping she returns to tinsel town soon and starts working on a come-back project right away!