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Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta is a multi award winning Bollywood actress who originally shot to fame as a model, most notably as the fresh-faced, dimpled beauty of Liril soap ads. Preity had never imagined a career as an actress, but while studying Criminal Psychology at Bombay University, Shekhar Kapoor (Elizabeth) saw the Liril ad and decided to cast her as the lead in his next film-- Tara Rum Pum. The film is still to be made but other offers soon followed, including Kundan Shah's Kya Kehna, the fabulous Mani Ratnam's Dil Se and Abaas-Mustan's Soldier. All three were critical and box office hits and Preity soon took her place in Bollywood's A List.

With break out roles in Dil Chahta Hai and Dil Hai Tumhara Preity became an actress to be reckoned with. Her screen presence, charm and talent have made her a favourite casting choice for Bollywood's top producers and directors. Some of her most notable work includes Rakesh Roshan's Koi Mil Gaya where she stars opposite the talented Hrithik Roshan; Nikhil Advani's Kal Ho Na Ho starring superstar Shahrukh Khan; Farhan Akthar's Lakshya featuring the great Amitabh Bachchan; Yash Chopra's Veer Zaara; Siddhart Anand's Salaam Namaste with Saif Ali Khan and Karan Johar's Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna with Preity and an all star cast including Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, and John Abraham.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.
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Preity Zinta Facts

BirthdayJanuary 31, 1975 (48)
BirthplaceSimla, India
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Preity Zinta compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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