Preity Zinta Profile
Name: Preity Zinta
Birth Date: January 31, 1975
Birh Place: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Years active: 1998 - present
Partner(s): Ness Wadia (2005 - present)
Official site: http://www.preityzinta.com
Preity Zinta Biography
Preity Zinta (born 31 January 1975) is an award-winning Indian film actress who appears in Bollywood movies. She is among the most popular actresses in the industry.
Making her acting debut in Mani Ratnam's Dil Se (1998), Zinta had her first commercial success with Soldier in the same year, and won a Filmfare Best Debut Award for both of the films. She was widely recognized with her performance as a teenage single mother in Kundan Shah's hit Kya Kehna (2000). Following this she went on to demonstrate her versatility and flexibility as an actress, portraying a diversity of different characters, which were usually distinct from typical roles played by Indian actresses at that point of time.
After a number of critically and commercially successful films, Zinta received her first Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance in Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), as well as numerous other awards. She starred in the science fiction film Koi... Mil Gaya (2003), which turned out to be her biggest commercial success so far. She later won acclaim for her role as Zaara in Yash Chopra's romance Veer-Zaara (2004), and was praised for playing roles of Indian modern and independent women in international hits like Salaam Namaste (2005) and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006). This way, she has established herself as one of the most prominent leading actresses of Hindi cinema. According to the Indian box office, she is placed on the top in the list of the most successful actresses of this generation.
Zinta is widely known in the Indian media for her penchant for speaking her mind, being forthright about her personal views and expressing her outspoken opinions in public, which have occasionally been surrounded by controversy.