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Bollywood film actress, Owner of Kings XI Punjab IPL team, Goodwill ambassador of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in India


Preity Zinta 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 Best Female Debut Award, and she was later recognised for her role as a teenage single mother in Kya Kehna (2000). She subsequently played a variety of character types; her film roles along with her screen persona contributed to a change in the concept of a Hindi film heroine.

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 My Hindi direction is screwed up, I blink too much and I have no technical knowledge of film making. 
— Preity Zinta on her minus point
 I want to be like Sridevi & I want to do both glamorous and non-glamorous roles like Manisha Koirala, I don't want to be called just a pretty bimbo. 
— Preity Zinta on whom she wants to be
 I studied at the Jesus and Mary Simla Convent School, and then I went to St Bedes College. I was always involved in elocutions, dramatics, debates, basketball, which I loved. I had so much fun. We did the craziest things. 
— Preity Zinta on her schooling
 Shekhar Kapur's Tara Rum Pam Pam was the first film I signed. I met him and he asked me to audition. At that point, I wasn't sure, so I said I didn't really want to audition. But I did, and two weeks later, he called me and asked me to do the movie. 
— Preity Zinta on her first encounter in Bollywood
 A couple of things-intelligence, self-esteem; I like men who are sure of themselves and not just weathercocks and most importantly, integrity. Common sense and humour also help. 
— Preity Zinta on the things she find attractive in a man

 Love is most important. Least important would be power because if you have money, you automatically have power. Sex is also important because I'm a normal person. 
— Preity Zinta on whether she chooses Love, money, sex or power
 Well, there will always be competition, especially in showbiz. There's always someone younger and hungrier standing behind, you there's always someone with more contacts, there's always someone whose grandfather or father is a filmmaker. I think your job is just to be there 100% - you work hard and there are no shortcuts to success. 
— Preity Zinta on competition
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 ...I was a total disaster I think. I was very very naughty, I was a total tomboy. And um, I got whacked around a lot, I was just really really naughty. 
— Preity Zinta on her childhood
 I lost my father when I was 13-years-old. He was a great man, my father, and very intelligent. I love him very much. I believe it's very important that parents have a personal connection with their children. It helps kids feel more secure, have a feeling of family, makes them feel loved. 
— Preity Zinta
 Whenever I came across something that influenced me, I wanted to be that. So it varied from an astronaut, airhostess, army girl, to truck driver. Once, I wanted to be a nun - my mother wanted me to change schools after that... 
— Preity Zinta