A woman, a daughter, the actor you can name anything and Preity Zinta will be able to make every word come true. Preity Zinta, an inspiration for millions fans around the globe. The same inspiration to make a site for her and maintain it with heart and soul. It is the love I have for Preity. But what makes Preity Zinta so loved? Where is she from? What made her the person she is today?
Born in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, Preity Zinta studied at the Convent of Jesus and Mary School in Shimla. Her father, Durganand Zinta, was an officer in the Indian Army. He died when Preity was thirteen, in a car accident in which her mother, Nilprabha Zinta, was also involved but survived. Zinta has two brothers, Deepanker Zinta and Manish Zinta, a year older and a year younger respectively. One of her brothers is a commissioned officer in the Indian Army. Initially she was to do English honours but decided to pursue Psychology. After getting a degree in Criminal Psychology at the St. Bedes College, Zinta began her career as a model and commercial (ad films) actress and was seen in the Liril’s soap ad film.
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 Best Female Debut Award, and she was later recognized for her role as a teenage single mother in Kya Kehna (2000). She subsequently played a variety of character types, and in doing so has been credited with changing the image of a Hindi film heroine.
Zinta received her first Filmfare Best Actress Award 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.
In addition to movie acting, Zinta has written a series of popular columns for BBC News Online South Asia, is a regular stage performer, and along with ex-boyfriend and partner 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, occasionally sparking 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. |Source|
Preity say’s she will be shooting for movies after the IPL 2011. She finished her host duties for Guinness World Records – Ab India Todega on Colors TV. Her next adventure as a host was short after finishing GWR. She became a chat show host for Up Close and Personal with PZ n UTV Stars. Both shows are planned to return with a second season.
Preity is currently busy preparing for her next release: Ishkq in Paris which she will be producing as well. The movie is stated to release on June 29th, 2012 worldwide.