India Tribune is serializing profiles of top Bollywood sex symbols of all time. Bollywood sex symbols have been creating storms across India and worldwide. The list consists of female icons of Bollywood, who have impacted the history and changed the face of Bollywood.
Preity Zinta: Simla born, Preity Zinta (January 31, 1974) grew up surrounded by the breathtaking Himalayan mountain range. She 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 Award for Best Female Debut, and she was later recognized 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. In addition to movie acting, Zinta has written a series of columns for BBC News Online South Asia, is a regular stage performer, and along with ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia, she is a co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team “Kings XI Punjab.” Preity Zinta received further success in 2006, starring in Karan Johar’s drama Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna with an ensemble cast, including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji and Kirron Kher. Yash Chopra cast her opposite Shah Rukh Khan as the female lead in the love saga Veer-Zaara, the top-grossing Bollywood film of that year.
Why she’s sexy: She is sexy because of her famous dimples and her twinkling eyes. With a name like Preity, you’d have to be pretty and she is.
Her impact on Bollywood: She is known for speaking her mind and being true to herself. This is a welcome change from a lot of actresses who are phony.
Interesting fact: She started out as an ad model for Lyril and Perks soap. No wonder she’s known for being bubbly.