Preity Zinta was born January 31, 1975 in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Preity has a dynamic portfolio as she has done work in Bollywood, Telugu, Punjabi and English language films. She made her debut in the film Dil Se (1998) and followed this with powerful role in Soldier. Zinta’s role as a teenage single mother in Kya Kehna (2000) gained her the most recognition as an actress, as the character she portrayed in the film broke boundaries in Bollywood. Preity received her first “Best Actress” award for her performance in Kal Ho Na Ho and this put her into the same playing field as other A-list actresses. Her first international role was in the Canadian film Heaven on Earth, for which she received the Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress at the Chicago International Film Fesitval. Furthermore, Zinta has been involved with and is part owner of the Kings XI Punjab cricket team which is a part of the Indian Premier League.