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Preity Zinta - Bollywood Actress Profile

Updated on October 20, 2014

This is a brief biography Bollywood actress, which is part of a series of biographies on some of the most successful Bollywood actresses in recent years.

Bollywood is the equivalent of Hollywood, and with all the quality acting, fame and fortune that comes with the celebrity lifestyle and money, comes beauty also.

The series based on Bollywood actresses includes HD wallpapers and images of the actresses. So relax and enjoy the past and the present of Bollywood actresses biographies.

Preity Zinta - Bollywood Actress
Preity Zinta - Bollywood Actress

Bollywood Actress Preity Zinta

Famous Bollywood actress Preity Zinta's hometown is Shimla where she visits when she is not acting in her next blockbuster movie. She is referred to as the cutest actress in Bollywood because of her dimples on her cheeks and her unqiue acting skills.

She was born 31st January 1975 and when she went into the film industry her film roles along with her screen persona contributed to a change in the concept of a Hindi film heroine.

Preity Zinta is a very versatile Bollywood actress who has worked on movies in various languages which include Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu and English. Her debut film was in Dil Se alongside Shahruk Khan but for only about 20 minutes as his temporary love interest. She accompanied a friend who was auditioning for a role in a movie and she was asked whether she wanted to audition too, and she went along with it. After the audition she was advised by Shekhar Kapur to go into acting, thus getting the role in Dil Se. Although the movie was not a box office hit, Preity Zinta's acting skills were noticed by film producers which opened up many doors for her.

Her acting skills in Dil Se earned her a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award nomination and so her career in acting started to blossom.

Preity Zinta's Acting Career

Preity Zinta earned a post graduate degree in Criminal Psychology after leaving boarding school but she decided to go into modelling. Her first screen time was in an advert on television for a brand of chocloate called Perk Chocolates. The director of the commercial persuaded Preity Zinta to audition for the commercial and so she did, which then took her onto other things like magazines, other commercials and Liril soap adverts.

Preity Zinta's acting career really took off from the year 2000 after she had the main role in the film Kya Kehna which a surprising box office success. From there she went on to act in lead roles in films including:

  • Mission Kashmir
  • Veer Zaara
  • Dil Chahta Hai
  • Dil Hai Tumhara
  • Koi Milgaya
  • Kal Ho Na Ho
  • Armaan
  • Lakshya
  • Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
  • Jaan-E-Mann
  • Heroes

and many many more.

Preity Zinta brought a fresh outlook on to the Bollywood scene with her exciting acting and beautiful looks. She received rave reviews for her acting from most of her movies after she made her debut in the Bollywood movie, Dil Se in 1998.

In Conversation with Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta referred to as the cutest actress in Bollywood
Preity Zinta referred to as the cutest actress in Bollywood

Preity Zinta in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

Bollywood actress Preity Zinta has been involved in other work which includes column writing, stage performances and presenting television shows. This shows her vast range of talents that she is using in India and Bollywood.

She acts alongside many actors ranging from Shahruk Khan, Salman Kahn to Saif Ali khan. Majority of her hit movies have been with Shahruk Khan, especially in Kal Ho Na Ho. This shows that she can act with anyone and does a good job of it.

Preity Zinta in traditional clothes
Preity Zinta in traditional clothes

Preity Zinta and Humanitarian Work

Preity Zinta has been involved in humanitarian work during her years in the Bollywood film industry. She has been involved with many charities and groups which include protesting against female infanticide, AIDS awareness drives, campaigns to clean up Mumba and she also joined the efforts of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to curb human trafficking in India.

She supported a cause to donate blood which was organised by the Rotary Club of Delhi and the Godfrey Phillips Awards from which she also promoted womens empowerment.

Where is Preity Zinta?

As Preity Zinta is one of the most successful actresses in Bollywood, she is still going strong and is contributing to Bollywood like never before with numerous box office hits which are adding to her collection.

Preity Zinta has taken a back seat recently with a break from acting as she is concentrating on her family life, like most actors and actresses do. When the time comes, she will be back with a bang because her fans are missing her a lot.

The success she has had up to now is probably just the tip of the iceberg! She is still quite young, so the future is looking brighter for this Bollywood beauty of an actress, Preity Zinta.

Preity Zinta Wallpaper
Preity Zinta Wallpaper

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      6 years ago

      u r so beautifull

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      7 years ago


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      Gous Ahmed 

      8 years ago from Muslim Nation

      Because she is pregnant.

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      Bimol nongthombam 

      8 years ago

      I like u very much u r my perfect actress an i miss u every moment why u stop ur drama........!

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      8 years ago from Delhi

      I am missing her as she has not done any movie from last 3-4 years

    • G Miah profile imageAUTHOR

      Gous Ahmed 

      8 years ago from Muslim Nation

      Thanks everyone!

      There's more to come! I'm targetting more Bollywood actresses!!!

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      8 years ago from India

      Good to see a neat bio..

    • dumindu89 profile image


      8 years ago from Sri Lanka

      One of my favorite Bollywood actress. Thanks for sharing this hub.

    • carozy profile image


      8 years ago from San Francisco

      What a great biography! Excellent job.


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