Saturday, June 14, 2008

Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta Biography

Born January 31, 1975 in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, she studied at the Convent of Jesus and Mary School, Shimla. Her real name is Preetam Singh Zinta. She comes from a Sikh family. At first she was going to do a English honours but decided to pursue psychology. She also attended Bombay University. After getting a degree in criminal psychology at the St. Bedes College, Zinta began her career as a model and commercial (ad films) actress (she was seen in Lyril's soap ad film).

Her father, Durganand Zinta was an officer in the Indian Army. Durganand Zinta died when Preity was thirteen, in a car accident in which her mother, Nilprabha Zinta was also involved. Her mother was bedridden because of this incident. 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.

She is currently dating Ness Wadia, the heir to the Bombay Dyeing company.Previously, when she was not shooting she used to return to Shimla. Zinta recently moved into her own home in Mumbai, which she bought in mid-2005.

Filmography as Actor

Har Pall (2008)

The Last Lear (2008) - Shabnam

Heroes (2008)

Om Shanti Om (2007) - special appearance

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007) - Alvira Khan

Jaan-e-Mann (2006) - Piya Goyal

Kabhi Alvida Naa kehna (2006) - Rhea Saran

Alag (2006) - Special Appearance (Song)

Krrish (2006) - Nisha (Special App)

Salaam Namaste (2005) - Ambar Malhotra

Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen (2005) - Priti

Veer-Zaara (2004) - Zaara Hayaat Khan

Lakshya (2004) - Romila Dutta

Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha (2004) - Dr. Parineeta (Pari)

Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) - Naina Catherine Kapur Patel

Koi... Mil Gaya (2003) - Nisha

Armaan (2003) - Sonia Kapoor

The Hero (2003) - Reshma/Ruksar

Dil Hai Tumhaara (2002) - Shalu

Dil Chahta Hai (2001) - Shalini

Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001) - Madhubala (Madhu)

Farz (2001) - Kajal Singh

Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke (2001) - Sakshi

Mission Kashmir (2000) - Sufiya Parvez

Kya Kehna (2000) - Priya Baxi

Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega... (2000) - Jahnvi

Raja Kumarudu (1999) - Rani

Dillagi (1999) - Rani (Guest Appearance)

Sangharsh (1999) - CBI Officer Reet Oberoi

Dil Se.. (1998) - Preeti Nair

Premante Idera (1998) - Jannu (as Preity Zintar)

Soldier (1998) - Preeti Singh

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