Born on January 31, 1975, Preity Zinta turns 40 today. The B-town actress has given fabulous hits in her career. She made her debut in 1998 with Mani Ratnam’s Dil Se.. in a supporting role opposite Shah Rukh Khan. The same year, she was seen in Soldier opposite Bobby Deol in a lead role. She went on to win the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut that year. Preity was soon recognised as one of the best actresses in Indian cinema, having played a variety of roles that changed the concept of heroines in Hindi cinema. (Read: Preity Zinta’s fascination with true stories)

Preity also earned the Filmfare Award for Best Actress in 2003 for her performance in Kal Ho Naa Ho. She played a lot of female centric roles like in Kya Kehna, Salaam Namaste and many others, which helped her earn respect in the industry. Some of her biggest films were Dil Chahta Hai, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, SangharshMission KashmirKoi… Mil Gaya, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Dil Hai Tumhaara and Veer-Zaara. (Read: No truth in Preity Zinta’s five conditions story: Ness Wadia’s spokesperson)

The actress was recently in the news for a controversy with her ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Both of them are the owners of Kings XI Punjab. We have always seen the actress expressing her point of view in public and are known for sparkling various controversies.

Preity Zinta doesn’t just look gorgeous but her performances are mind blowing. Zinta has acted with all big actors of Bollywood like Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan and Arjun Rampal on screen and her chemistry with all of them was sparkling.

You would definitely agree to one thing about Preity – she not just gives her 100% to a performance and even tries to do better than is expected of her. Here is a video of Preity’s best songs which include Chori chori, Kuch toh hua hai, Jaane kyun, and much more. Watch some of her energetic dance performances in the video. We wish the dimpled queen of Bollywood a very happy birthday!

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Edited by Shweta Parande