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A rising star on the Bollywood scene, Preity Zinta was born Jan. 31, 1974, in Simla, India. A model and TV news anchor while working toward her criminal psychology degree at Bombay University, Zinta became well known in India thanks to her Liril ad campaign.

One of those taking notice was director Shekhar Kapoor, who announced that Zinta would be his next leading lady. Although that film never materialized, Zinta did make her debut in 1998's hit From the Heart. For that performance, she was voted Best Newcomer at India's prestigious 1998 Filmfare Awards.

Her subsequent string of hits included Soldier, Kya Kehna, Dil Chahta Hai, Koi Mil Gaya, Kal Ho Naa Ho and Dil Hai Tumhaara. She has appeared alongside the biggest names in Bollywood, such as Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, John Abraham and Rani Mukherjee.

Preity Zinta in Kal Ho Naa Ho: Tomorrow May Never Come

Kal Ho Naa Ho: Tomorrow May Never Come

2003 PG

Ever since a family tragedy turned her world upside down, Naina (Preity Zinta) has been overwhelmed and feels as if she's 23 going on 50. Enter Aman (Shahrukh Khan), who, like a breath of fresh air, moves into Naina's Indian neighborhood and helps others resolve their problems. Aman and Naina fall in love, but he refuses to marry her and instead pushes her toward another man. What secret is he hiding that is preventing him from being with Naina?

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