Actor Preity Zinta was born on this day 43 years ago. She has not only acted in Bollywood but also in Telugu, Punjabi and English movies. Armed with degrees in English Honors and Criminal Psychology, she debuted in a small role in Dil Se (1998). This was followed by the lead role in Soldier (1998). She bagged the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for these roles. Her role in Kya Kehna (2000) gave her recognition and subsequently, she performed several roles having different characterization with élan. She has been credited with helping change the concept of a Bollywood heroine. She won many accolades for the same.
Her role in Kal Ho Na Ho (2003) gave her Filmfare Best Actress Award. The hit films Koi… Mil Gaya (2003) and Veer-Zaara (2004) brought her critical acclaim. Her roles as modern, independent Indian women in Salaam Namaste (2005) and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) were also appreciated and the movies became hits overseas. Her first overseas film the Canadian venture Heaven on Earth (2008) got her Silver Hugo Best Actress Award at that year’s Chicago International Film Festival as well as international fame.
Bollywood and Preity Zinta: Here are some songs from her movies:
Jiya jale jaan jale… Dil Se (1998)
Mere dil jigar se guzri hai… Soldier (1998)
Mere khwabon mein… Soldier (1998)
Ae dil laya hai bahaar… Kya Kehna (2000)
Pretty woman… Kal Ho Na Ho (2003)
Idhar chala main udhar chala… Koi… Mil Gaya (2003)
Tere liye… Veer-Zaara (2004)
What’s goin’ on?… Salaam Namaste (2005)
Where’s the party tonight?… Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)