Bollywood actress-producer-entrepreneur-social activist Preity Zinta turned 38 years of age on Thursday.
The bubbly actress from Himachal Pradesh was first noticed in the Liril soap commercial.
After graduating with a degree in criminal psychology, Preity made her acting debut in the film ´Dil Se..´ in 1998 followed by a lead role in ´Soldier´ the same year.
The performances earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, and she was also acclaimed for her role as a teenage single mother in ´Kya Kehna´ (2000).
She started playing a diverse range of characters for her film roles, and her depiction of screen persona contributed to a change in the concept of a Hindi film heroine.
Preity delivered a number of successful films including ´Videsh - Heaven On Earth´, ´The Last Lear´, ´Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna´, ´Veer Zaara´, ´Lakshya´, ´Kal Ho Naa Ho´, ´Koi Mil Gaya´, ´Dil Chahta Hai´, and ´Salaam Namaste´.