Birth Name: Preity Zinta
DOB: Jan 31, 1975
Status: Dating Ness Wadia
Has dated: Marc Robinson, Brett Lee
Debut Movie: Dil se- 1998
No. of marriages with names of spouse: None
Most remembered for: Naina- Kal Ho Na Ho- 2003
Litigations involved in: Bharat Shah underworld trial
Jail term served: None
Famous pairing: Shah Rukh Khan
Biography: Born in Simla, Himachal Pradesh, she lost her father in a car accident at the young age of 13, which Preity says, forced her to grow up. She has two brothers - one elder and one younger. The elder one, Dipankar, is commissioned in the army whereas the younger one, Manish, is settled in LA. After graduating from high school and earning a degree in Criminal Psychology, from St. Bede’s College in Shimla this dimpled beauty moved onto modeling in 1996 where her talent and spark didn't go unnoticed!
In 1996, she got noticed by Shekhar Kapur at a friend’s birthday party where he asked her to audition for his movie, Ta Ra Rum Pum. Although the movie eventually got shelved, Preity bagged the role of Preeti Nair in Mani Ratnam’s Dil Se. With an unusual debut for a beginner with just 20 minutes of screen time, Preity managed to shine and moved on to movies like Soldier and Kya Kehna where her portrayal of a single parent won her a lot of critical acclaim. The turning point in her career remains, her portrayal of the cynical and bitter, Naina Catherine Kapur in Nikhil Advani’s Kal Ho Na Ho, which won her the Filmfare Best Actress Award in 2003.
With movies like Koi Mil Gaya, which remains her biggest hit till date, and Salaam Namaste Preity Zinta’s name has become one to reckon with, in the industry.
From writing for BBC South Asia to winning the Godfrey Philips National Bravery Award for being the only one from the Bharat Shah underworld trial to not retract their statement this diva is truly an icon!
Designers: Surily Goel, Chanel, Gucci
Holiday destinations: Shimla, Paris, Cannes.
Causes/ organizations associated with: Female infanticide, AIDS awareness, Godrey Philips National bravery movement, Member of UNODC (United Nations Office Of Drugs and Crimes) to curb human trafficking.
Star endorsements: Scooty pep, Perk, Head and Shoulders, GoAir, Liril.
Har dil jo pyar karega-2000
Chori Chori Cupke Chupke- 2000
Dil Chahta Hai-2001
Yeh Raaste hain pyaar ke-2001
Dil hain tumhara-2002
Koi mil gaya-2003
Kal ho na ho-2003
Dil ne jise apna kaha-2003
Khullam Khulla Pyar karein-2004
Alag- special appearance-2005
Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna-2006
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom-2006
Om Shanti Om- special appearance-2007
Last Lear- post production- 2007
Filmfare Sensational Debut Award.-1998 - Dil se
Filmfare Best Female Debut Award - 1998 - Soldier
Filmfare Best Actress Award - 2003- Kal Ho Na Ho.