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Preity Zinta is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Producer Indian born on 31 january 1975 at Shimla (Inde)

Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta
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Nationality Inde
Birth 31 january 1975 (43 years) at Shimla (Inde)
Creator of PZNZ Media
Creator of PZNZ Media
Awards Filmfare Awards

Preity Zinta (pronounced [ˈpriːt̪i ˈzɪɳʈaː]; born 31 January 1975) is an Indian film actress. She has appeared in Hindi films of Bollywood, as well as Telugu, Punjabi and English language films. After graduating with a degree in criminal psychology, 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 Award for Best Female Debut, and she was later recognised for her role as a teenage single mother in Kya Kehna (2000). She subsequently established a career with a variety of character types; her film roles along with her screen persona have been credited with contributing to a change in the concept of a Hindi film heroine, and won her several accolades.

Zinta received the Filmfare Award for Best Actress 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 (2003), which is her biggest commercial success, and the star-crossed romance Veer-Zaara (2004), which earned her critical acclaim. She was later noted for her portrayal of independent, modern Indian women in Salaam Namaste (2005) and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), top-grossing productions in overseas markets. These accomplishments have established her as a leading actress of Hindi cinema. Her first international film role was in the Canadian film Heaven on Earth, for which she was awarded the Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress at the 2008 Chicago International Film Festival.

In addition to acting in films, Zinta has written a series of columns for BBC News Online South Asia. She is a social activist, a television presenter, and a regular stage performer at the same time. She is the founder of the production company PZNZ Media and, along with ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia, 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, and consequently has sparked the occasional 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.

Biography

Zinta used to visit her native town Shimla when she was not busy in shooting. In 2006, she moved into her own home in Mumbai. She does not identify with any particular religion. In an interview with The Times of India, she comments, "I believe in good deeds, in karma, I don't believe in going to temples. For me, religion is very personal. It's all about having faith ... We have heard and read that all religions are equal. Now I am increasingly believing in this." She narrowly escaped death twice in late 2004: first after an explosion at a Temptation concert in Colombo, Sri Lanka; and second during the Indian Ocean earthquake.

Zinta has been the subject of several controversies. In 2003, as a witness in the Bharat Shah case, she testified against the Indian mafia. Bharat Shah, the financer of one of her films, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, was arrested in 2000 for having connections with Chhota Shakeel, a Mumbai underworld boss. Unlike several of her colleagues, Zinta repeated in court her earlier statement that she had received extortion threats from the mafia during the shooting of the film. After her testimony, she was given witness protection and was forced to stay out of the public eye for two months. Thirteen other witnesses before her, including celebrities Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan, were witnesses in the case but later retracted their earlier statements. Zinta was the only witness who did not become hostile to the prosecution; the nation responded positively to her actions. Consequently, she was the first recipient of Godfrey's Mind of Steel Award at the annual Red and White Bravery Awards, given to her for the "courageous act" of standing against the Mumbai Underworld. On receiving the award, she said, "To be brave is not to be fearless. It is when you fear and you get over it, then you can be called brave. I am human. It is not that I fear nothing. But getting over a fear is a continuous process and I have been successful so far." Since 2006, Zinta has been the brand ambassador for the Godfrey Phillips Bravery awards.



Tabloids have often linked Zinta romantically with other Bollywood stars, but she has strongly denied any such rumours. In 2000, Zinta began dating model Marc Robinson. They separated the following year, and according to Zinta remained on good terms. Asked in Filmfare about their break-up, she spoke of "very, very fond memories of the times we were together and I'd like to keep it to that". Zinta dated the Bombay Dyeing heir, businessman Ness Wadia from February 2005 until May 2009. Their relationship was often reported on by the media, with frequent speculation about an engagement or a break-up. On June 13, 2014, Zinta filed a complaint to the Mumbai police against Ness Wadia alleging he had molested, threatened and abused her at an IPL match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 30 May. Wadia has denied the allegations.

In March 2007, Zinta was involved in a scandal when actress and singer Suchitra Krishnamurthy cited her as the cause of her divorce from Shekhar Kapur, alleging that Zinta was having an affair with him. Although initially silent on the issue, after another accusation by Krishnamurthy, Zinta retorted, "It is unfortunate that I am bearing the brunt of someone else's paranoia. She's clearly unstable and I wish her a speedy recovery." She issued a statement that she had met Kapur only five times in ten years and publicly demanded that he step forward and clear her of the accusation. Thereafter, the controversy came to an end.

Usually with

Salman Khan
Salman Khan
(9 films)
Shahrukh Khan
Shahrukh Khan
(8 films)
Yash Chopra
Yash Chopra
(6 films)
Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol
(7 films)
Karan Johar
Karan Johar
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Preity Zinta (41 films)

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Actress

Bhaiyyaji Superhitt
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Actors Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta, Arshad Warsi, Ameesha Patel, Tusshar Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty
Roles Sapna Dubey
Rating72% 3.6417153.6417153.6417153.6417153.641715
Deol plays a gangster who wants to become a film actor.
Happy Ending, 2h16
Directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about writers
Actors Saif Ali Khan, Ileana D'Cruz, Kalki Koechlin, Govinda, Ranvir Shorey, Preity Zinta
Roles Divya
Rating55% 2.7514152.7514152.7514152.7514152.751415
Writer Yudi (Saif Ali Khan) wrote a hit book five and a half years ago but he is still living life king-size in Los Angeles, enjoying fame and affairs, avoiding commitment, doing no work, partying with his miserably married friend Montu (Ranvir Shorey) or having conversations with his fat, bearded inner voice Yogi (also Saif). Suddenly, Yudi's money runs out and his publishers dump him for hit romance novelist Aanchal (Ileana D'Cruz), visiting from Mumbai.
Ishkq in Paris, 1h36
Directed by Prem Soni
Origin Inde
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Preity Zinta, Isabelle Adjani, Gaurav Channa, Salman Khan, Mala Sinha, Shekhar Kapur
Roles Ishkq Marie Elise
Rating41% 2.0724152.0724152.0724152.0724152.072415
Two complete strangers Akash (Rhehan Malliek) and Ishkq (Preity Zinta), meet on a train from Rome to Paris and end up spending the evening together in the romantic city. However, owing to a ‘no baggage’ pact set by Ishkq, the two part ways the next morning without a proper goodbye. Ishkq, being the strong-headed independent girl, moves on, while Akash ends up falling for the girl he spent the evening with. They cross paths once again in Paris but will there be ‘Ishkq In Paris’?
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna, 1h54
Directed by Prem Soni
Genres Drama
Actors Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Sohail Khan, Deepika Padukone, Preity Zinta, Bappi Lahiri
Roles Haseena
Rating37% 1.8577551.8577551.8577551.8577551.857755
Raina (Kareena Kapoor) meets Samir (Salman Khan) while at an orphanage. They both talk to each other and it's love at first sight. Samir and Raina get married despite Samir's parents disapproval.
Halla Bol
Halla Bol (2008)
, 2h30
Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi
Genres Drama
Themes Films about television
Actors Ajay Devgn, Vidya Balan, Pankaj Kapur, Darshan Jariwala, Sanjay Mishra, Anupam Shyam Saikia
Roles Herself
Rating61% 3.098813.098813.098813.098813.09881
Ashfaque (Ajay Devgn) is a small town boy aspiring to be a film star in the Hindi film industry. He joins a street theatre group run by a reformed dacoit Sidhu (Pankaj Kapoor), who uses street theatre as a medium to bring about an awakening in the masses. Ashfaque struggles to give a creative vent to the actor in him in order to realise his dreams. Ashfaque's determined struggle pays off and he gets a break in films. He gets a new screen name – Sameer Khan. With the passage of time, he moves up the success ladder in a very short time.
Heroes
Heroes (2008)
, 2h19
Directed by Samir Karnik
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Mithun Chakraborty, Sunny Deol, Salman Khan, Bobby Deol, Preity Zinta, Sohail Khan
Roles Kuljeet Kaur
Rating57% 2.8530452.8530452.8530452.8530452.853045
Two film academy students, Ali (Vatsal Sheth) and Sameer (Sohail Khan), must make a movie in order to graduate. They choose to create a documentary illustrating reasons not to join the Indian Armed Forces, and go on a motorcycle road trip bearing three letters they have been given to deliver — each from a slain soldier to his family.
Heaven on Earth, 1h46
Directed by Deepa Mehta
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Films about domestic violence
Actors Preity Zinta, Seema Biswas, Yanna McIntosh
Roles Chand
Rating62% 3.1474753.1474753.1474753.1474753.147475
Vibrant Chand (Preity Zinta) is a young bride leaving her home in Ludhiana, Punjab, India, for Brampton, Ontario, Canada, where her husband Rocky (Vansh Bhardwaj) and his very traditional family await her arrival. Everything is new and unfamiliar to Chand including the quiet and shy Rocky who she meets for the first time at the Arrivals level of Pearson Airport. Chand approaches her new life and land with equanimity and grace, and at times the wide-eyed optimism of hope—her first snowfall is a tiny miracle of beauty, and the roar of Niagara Falls creates the excitement of new beginnings.
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, 2h47
Directed by Aditya Chopra
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Shahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Vinay Pathak, Roshan Seth, Manmeet Singh, Bipasha Basu
Roles Special Appearance
Rating71% 3.599233.599233.599233.599233.59923
Shy, introverted and kind-hearted Surinder "Suri" Sahni (Shah Rukh Khan) is an office employee for Punjab Power. He meets the daughter of his former teacher, and professor (M.K. Raina), beautiful and vivacious Taani Gupta (Anushka Sharma), during the preparations for her wedding. A short time later, the shocking news arrives that her fiance and his wedding entourage were killed in a road accident. Taani's father suffers a major heart attack due to the news. On his deathbed, fearing that Taani will be alone in the world and unable to bear the trauma, the professor requests that Surinder marry her. Surinder silently concedes because he likes her anyway, and Taani agrees for her father's sake.
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, 2h12
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Abhishek Bachchan, Bobby Deol, Preity Zinta, Lara Dutta, Amitabh Bachchan, Piyush Mishra
Roles Alvira Khan
Rating38% 1.907181.907181.907181.907181.90718
The film begins with a mysterious Romani people gypsy-like musician (Amitabh Bachchan) leading the crowds at Waterloo station in London in a dance to the title song.
The Last Lear, 2h10
Directed by Rituparno Gosh
Genres Drama
Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal, Divya Dutta, Shefali Shah, Jisshu Sengupta
Roles Shabnam
Rating70% 3.545573.545573.545573.545573.54557
The story revolves around Harish Mishra (Amitabh Bachchan), a retired Shakespearean theatre actor who spent precisely thirty years and nine months on stage and then suddenly quit, and his first and last act as a cinema artist. He is immensely passionate about Shakespeare, believes that nothing even comparable can ever be written, knows all his plays by heart, lives in those stories, condemns modern cinema and considers theatre as a much higher artform for directors and actors to convey their message to an audience.
Om Shanti Om, 2h42
Directed by Farah Khan
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Action, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Ghost films, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Kiron Kher, Shreyas Talpade, Arjun Rampal, Javed Sheikh
Rating67% 3.3506753.3506753.3506753.3506753.350675
Om Prakash Makhija (Shah Rukh Khan) is a junior artist in the 1970s Hindi film industry, in love with film star Shanti Priya (Deepika Padukone). One evening, Om views the premiere of Shanti's film Dream Girl, posing as Manoj Kumar. Later that night, Om becomes drunk and describes his vision of himself as a famous, wealthy film star winning the Filmfare Award for Best Actor to his friend Pappu (Shreyas Talpade) and some local children. At the shooting of a later film, Om rescues Shanti from a fire scene where of the fire has escaped control, and they become friends. One day, after following Shanti, he overhears her and producer Mukesh Mehra's (Arjun Rampal) conversation, that Mukesh and Shanti have married in secret and Shanti is pregnant and expects a traditional wedding. Mukesh pretends to be happy with the news, and invites Shanti at the set of their soon-to-be-made film Om Shanti Om. Mukesh promises to cancel the film, reveal their marriage to the public, and have a grand wedding on the set; but instead traps Shanti on the set and sets it on fire to prevent a financial loss and to protect his career. Shanti tearfully begs Mukesh to release her but he leaves anyway.
Alag
Alag (2006)

Directed by Ashu Trikha
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy
Themes Films about computing, Films about music and musicians, Superhero films, Musical films, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Bollywood
Actors Akshay Kapoor, Diya Mirza, Arjun Rampal, Mukesh Tiwari, Sharat Saxena, Yatin Karyekar
Rating41% 2.0634152.0634152.0634152.0634152.063415
Widower Hemant Rastogi lives in scenic Mahabaleshwar, seemingly alone. One night he has a heart attack and passes away. When the Police search his residence they find Tejas, Hemant's only son, in the basement of the house. Tejas has spent his entire life in the basement and as a result of this is extremely sensitive to sunlight. The Police ask Purva Rana, head of P.R. Institute (an institute for the rehabilitation of young criminals) to look after Tejas, whose only experience of other people up until this point has been with his father and the books he provided for him. Tejas starts showing signs of Telekenesis, and is shunned by the other boys in the institute, resulting in the near fatal accident of a security guard and the death of a fellow student. Tenzin redeems himself in the eyes of Purva's wealthy father, Pushkar, when he is able to wake his wife, Gayetri Rana, from a coma-like condition. It looks like Tejas has been accepted into the Rana household, but he is subsequently harassed by doctors and scientists wishing to perform experiments on him. When Tejas and Pushkar both refuse to be part of these experiments, Tejas is abducted and held in a glass chamber by Dr. Richard Dyer, who wants to control his mind for his own benefit. Purva realises that Tejas has been abducted, and is fatally injured by Dr. Dyer in a rescue attempt. At the sight of this, Tejas' anger causes his powers to surge, shattering the glass cage and killing Dr. Dyer brutally and Purva gets electrocuted. Tejas successfully brings back her to life by shock therapy using both his hands. The film ends with Purva and Tejas driving away in sunset.
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, 3h13
Directed by Karan Johar
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Abhishek Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Amitabh Bachchan, Kiron Kher
Roles Riya Saran
Rating60% 3.0493153.0493153.0493153.0493153.049315
Maya (Rani Mukerji) is an orphan who is to marry her closest childhood friend Rishi Talwar (Abhishek Bachchan). The two have been raised by Rishi's fun-loving father Samarjeet a.k.a. Sam (Amitabh Bachchan). Dev Saran (Shah Rukh Khan) is a successful soccer player in the United States. He lives in New York with his wife Rhea (Preity Zinta), a fashion magazine editor, his young son Arjun (Ahsaas Channa) and his mother Kamaljeet a.k.a. Kamal (Kirron Kher). Dev encounters Maya moments before she is to marry Rishi, and the two have a deep conversation about love, life and happiness. Although Dev and Maya are strangers, they connect instantly. When Dev bids Maya goodbye, she tells him they should never say goodbye because it kills the possibility of meeting again. Moments after they part, Dev is hit by a car and permanently injures his leg; as a result, he is no longer able to play soccer.
Krrish
Krrish (2006)
, 3h5
Directed by Rakesh Roshan
Origin Inde
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about music and musicians, Superhero films, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah, Preity Zinta, Sharat Saxena
Roles Nisha
Rating63% 3.1984353.1984353.1984353.1984353.198435
Five-year-old Krishna Mehra undergoes an intelligence quotient test by a professor, who suspects that he has superpowers. His grandmother Sonia (Rekha) takes the young Krishna to a remote mountain village to conceal his unique abilities. Years later, Krishna (Hrithik Roshan) meets Priya (Priyanka Chopra) and her friend Honey (Manini Mishra) when Krishna's friend Bahadur (Hemant Pandey) takes the girls' camping crew near his home to camp. Krishna saves Priya from a hang glider accident and falls in love with her when spending time with her.
Jaan-E-Mann, 2h52
Directed by Shirish Kunder
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, Bollywood, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta, Anupam Kher, Aman Yatan Verma, Javed Sheikh
Roles Piya
Rating63% 3.1993753.1993753.1993753.1993753.199375
Suhaan (Salman Khan) and Piya (Preity Zinta) fell in love in college and eloped. However, he has to keep his marriage a secret in order to further his career as a movie star and, when his career hits a low, he returns home to find out that she has left him. She does not answer his calls or letters, and he soon receives divorce papers in the mail.