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Preity Zinta

Knowledge Identifier: +Preity_Zinta


Preity Zinta

Indian film actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1975.

Countries: India (78%), United Kingdom (8%), United States (5%)

Main connections: Shahrukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Abhishek Bachchan

Linked to: The Times of India, The Hindu, Bombay Dyeing, Chopard




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Preity Zinta was born in 1975 add something


Zinta's first television commercial was for "Perk chocolates", the result of a chance meeting with a director at a friend's birthday party in 1996 add something


In 1997, Zinta met film-maker Shekhar Kapur when she accompanied a friend to an audition, and was asked if she would audition too add something


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 add something


Ram Gopal Varma - In 1998, Varma was an executive producer for "Dil Se..", directed by Mani Ratnam and starring Shahrukh Khan, Manisha Koirala and Preity Zinta


Bharat Shah, the financer of one of her movies, "Chori Chori Chupke Chupke", was arrested in 2000 for having connections with Chhota Shakeel, a Mumbai underworld boss add something


In 2000, Zinta began dating model Marc Robinson add something


Zinta commenced shooting for Kundan Shah's "Kya Kehna", whose release was delayed until 2000 add something


Zinta's first role in 2000 was in the drama "Kya Kehna", which unexpectedly became a box-office success add something


Her first world tour, a series of concerts called "Craze 2001", was performed across the U.S. alongside Anil Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Gracy Singh add something


In 2001, Zinta earned positive reviews for her role in Farhan Akhtar's National Film award-winning "Dil Chahta Hai" add something


Zinta has taken part in several stage shows and world tours since 2001 add something


The show faced early cancellation due to the 11 September 2001 attacks, and the team prepared to return to India as soon as possible add something


Rajat Kapoor - In 2001, Kapoor first appeared in "Dil Chahta Hai", which starred Aamir Khan, as uncle of Preity Zinta's character


Her first release was the folk comedy "Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen", co-starring Govinda, a production that had been delayed since 2002 add something


In 2002, Zinta collaborated once again with director Kundan Shah, as the protagonist in the family drama "Dil Hai Tumhaara", alongside Rekha, Mahima Chaudhry and Arjun Rampal add something


In 2002, she participated in the show "From India With Love" in the UK, along with Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai. It took place at two outdoor venues, Manchester's Old Trafford and London's Hyde Park, with over 100,000 spectators add something


In 2003, Zinta appeared in the number one spot on Rediff's "Top Bollywood Female Stars" add something


In 2003, as a witness in the Bharat Shah case, she testified against the Indian mafia add something


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 add something


Zinta received a Filmfare award for Best Actress in 2003 for her performance in the drama "Kal Ho Naa Ho" add something


Zinta's final release of 2003 was "Kal Ho Naa Ho", a drama set in New York City add something


In 2004 she starred as TV journalist Romila Dutta in Farhan Akhtar's war drama "Lakshya", alongside Hrithik Roshan add something


In 2004, Zinta joined a group of South Asian commentators for BBC News Online add something


Zinta's largest world tour was in 2004, when she joined a group of stars in the "Temptation 2004" tour add something


Her first column, "The changing face of Bollywood", published in January 2004, discussed the evolution of Bollywood in the past decade add something


Ganesh Hegde - Ganesh has choreographed many stage shows, namely Temptations 2004, the Bollywood rock concert which toured America with huge stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Saif_Ali_Khan and Arjun Rampal


Atul Agnihotri - He made his directorial debut with the 2004 film "Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa" which starred his brother-in-law Salman Khan, Bhoomika Chawla, and Preity Zinta in lead roles


Saif Ali Khan - He was part of a troupe that included Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal and Priyanka Chopra, which went on the "Temptations 2004" world tour


Madan Mohan (music director) - In 2004, Madan's unused tunes were recreated by his son, Sanjeev Kohli, for the Yash Chopra film Veer-Zaara, starring Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta, and Rani Mukerji


Zinta dated the Bombay Dyeing heir, businessman Ness Wadia from February 2005 until May 2009 add something


On 15 July 2005, Zinta filed a defamation suit against leading Mumbai tabloid "Mid-Day" after tapes emerged alleging that Salman Khan had made derogatory comments about her add something


At first she attended the 2006 Film Festival along with filmmaker Karan Johar to represent the Hindi film industry and promote Johar's then-forthcoming "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna", which featured Zinta in a leading role add something


Between 2006 and 2008 Zinta made three consecutive appearances at the Cannes Film Festival add something


In 2006, Zinta was part of the "Heat 2006" world tour, along with Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Sushmita Sen and Celina Jaitley add something


In 2006, she moved into her own home in Mumbai add something


Since 2006, Zinta has been the brand ambassador for the Godfrey Phillips Bravery awards add something


Zinta received further success in 2006, starring in Karan Johar's drama "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna" with an ensemble cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji and Kirron Kher add something


In September 2006, the UK magazine "Eastern Eye" ranked her at 41 in the list of "Asia's Sexiest Women" add something


In December 2006, another controversy featured Zinta when Ness Wadia was reported to have attacked construction workers at her residence in Bandra add something


Saif Ali Khan - Two years later, he toured again, participating and performing in the "Heat 2006" concert around the world, along with Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta, Sushmita_Sen and Celina Jaitley


In 2007 Zinta portrayed a British Pakistani woman, Alvira Khan, in her third project with Yash Raj Films, Shaad Ali's comedy "Jhoom Barabar Jhoom", alongside Abhishek Bachchan, Bobby Deol and Lara Dutta add something


In 2007, Zinta visited Hisar, Haryana, where she spent a day at the army training base to boost the morale of the jawan troops add something


In 2007, following the failure of two of her commercial releases, Zinta began working with art film directors, and turned towards neo-realistic movies, known in India as parallel cinema add something


The tabloid published transcripts indicating that she had a sexual relationship with Khan, and she was cross-examined as a chief witness in January 2007 add something


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 add something


Chicago International Film Festival - Her performance earned her the Best Actress award at the 2008 Chicago International Film Festival, for "her strong yet subtle performance as a woman struggling to keep her dreams despite brutal realities add something


Along with Ness Wadia and others, Zinta acquired ownership rights in 2008 for the Mohali-based Twenty20 cricket team of the Indian Premier League add something


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 add something


Zinta next starred in Samir Karnik's "Heroes" , a road movie about two final-year film students who, as a part of their assignment, travel a thousand miles across North India to deliver three un-posted letters written by army personnel who lost their lives during the 1999 Kargil war to their families add something


By April 2008, Zinta had completed shooting for Jahnu Barua's drama "Har Pal" add something


Abhishek Bachchan - In the summer of 2008, Bachchan, his wife, his father, and actors Preity Zinta, Riteish Deshmukh, and Madhuri Dixit starred in the "Unforgettable World Tour" stage production


Aishwarya Rai - In the summer of 2008,Rai, her husband Abhishek Bachchan, her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan, and actors Preity Zinta, Ritesh_Deshmukh, and Madhuri Dixit starred in the "Unforgettable World Tour" stage production


In 2009, on her 34th birthday, Zinta adopted 34 girls from the Mother Miracle orphanage in Rishikesh and took the responsibility of financially supporting their education, food and clothing add something


Until 2009, Zinta was the only woman to own an IPL team, and was the league's youngest owner add something


Eesha Koppikhar - Leena Mogre and Preity Zinta introduced her to hotelier Timmy Narang, both clicked, dated for about a year, got formally engaged in a glittering 'Ken and Barbie' party; followed by a Sangeet ceremony at Worli's Mayfair on November 27; and on November 29, 2009, tied the knot at Juhu's Hare Krishna Mandir in the presence of close friends and relatives


In 2010, "Time" magazine selected her as one of the candidates for its list of the world's 100 most influential people add something


In January 2010, Zinta was appointed the brand ambassador of The Loomba Trust, an organisation that works for the welfare of widows and their children add something


In October 2010, Zinta was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of East London add something


In 2011 she launched her own production company, PZNZ Media add something


As of July 2012, Zinta has signed on to Neeraj Pathak's action comedy "Bhaiyyaji Superhitt" add something


In December 2012, Zinta returned to the stage with the "Temptation Reloaded" concert in Jakarta add something


As of November 2013, Zinta is currently filming for Neeraj Pathak's action comedy "Bhaiyyaji Superhitt" add something


On June 13, 2014, Zinta filed a complaint with 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 add something


In 2015, Zinta featured as a talent judge for the seventh season of the dance reality show "Nach Baliye" add something


As of December 2015, Zinta is currently filming for Neeraj Pathak's action comedy "Bhaiyyaji Superhitt" add something


On 29 February 2016, Zinta married her long-time American partner Gene Goodenough at a private ceremony in Los Angeles add something


In January 2017, Zinta began filming for Neeraj Pathak's action comedy "Bhaiyyaji Superhitt" add something


In September 2017 Zinta became the owner of the Stellenbosch Kings franchise of South Africa's T20 Global League add something