She narrowly escaped death twice in 2004, once after an explosion at a Temptation concert in Colombo, and later in the Indian Ocean Tsunami.
Preity has written three columns for BBC South Asia.
Preity is a psychology graduate
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.
I am proud to be part of today's Bollywood. I love dancing and lip synching to our songs.
To act, you must know pain. You must know what it means to be in love, what it means to be rejected.
Love is always real and true love is even more real!
Preity Zinta From that fresh, pretty face in Dil Se to a tortured and scarred housewife in the upcoming Heaven on Earth, Preity Zinta has spanned the spectrum of talent to bring us groundbreaking characters.