Preity Zinta is an Indian actress. Her career began with Mani Ratnam's acclaimed drama (1998), and in that same year she appeared in the box office hit Dil Se.. . Both films won her the award for Soldier Best Female Debut at the 44th Filmfare Awards. Her performance in Dil Se.. also earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the same ceremony, while Soldier won her three more Best Debut awards at other major ceremonies. Zinta received her first Filmfare nomination for Best Actress for her portrayal of a teenage single mother in . She followed these films with several critically and commercially successful films, such as Kya Kehna (2000) and Mission Kashmir (2001), and her performances in films like Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2002) and Dil Hai Tumhaara (2003) were praised. Armaan
Zinta won several awards for her performance in the drama
, including her first Kal Ho Naa Ho Filmfare Award for Best Actress. She went on to star in top-grossing productions in India and abroad, including (2003), Koi... Mil Gaya (2004), Veer-Zaara (2005) and Salaam Namaste (2006), all of which earned her different nominations at major award ceremonies, which, except Filmfare, include such organisations as Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Screen, Zee Cine, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) and the leading magazine , among others. After a relatively low phase, she started appearing in Stardust arthouse films, known in India as parallel cinema. She played her first international film role in Deepa Mehta's Canadian drama (2008, titled Heaven on Earth Videsh in India). Her portrayal in the film won her the Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress at the Chicago International Film Festival, and she was a Best Actress nominee at several award functions in Canada, including the Genie Awards by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and the Vancouver Film Critics Circle.
Apart from merit awards which she won and was nominated for her film roles, Zinta was awarded different non-acting honours at major film award functions. These include IIFA's
Style Diva of the Year and Glamorous Star awards. She was named Zee Cine's Queen of Hearts in 2003, and the following year the same group declared her as the female Superstar of the Year. In 2009, Zinta was one of five actresses nominated as "Star of the Decade - Female" at the 10th IIFA Awards. In addition to industry honours, Zinta has received several achievement awards for both her film career and her social activities. In 2003, Zinta became the first recipient of Godfrey's Mind of Steel Award at the annual Red and White Bravery Awards, given to her for the "Courageous Act" of standing against the Mumbai Underworld after she became the only witness not to retract in court her earlier statements against the Indian mafia during the 2003 Bharat Shah case. In 2010, the University of East London awarded Zinta with an Honorary Doctorate of Arts in honour of both her cultural contribution and her humanitarian work.
Indian film awards [ edit ]
She is the first actress who was nominated both for the best actress and best villain trophies in a single year at the Filmfare in 2004.
MTV Lycra Awards [ edit ]
Sansui Awards [ edit ]
International awards [ edit ]
Other awards [ edit ]
Walt Disney Children's Awards
Dil Chahta Hai [21 ]
Star's Sabsey Favorite Kaun Awards
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Kal Ho Naa Ho
"Most Amazing Actress"
Kal Ho Naa Ho [22 ]
Chhoton Ka Funda Award
Koi... Mil Gaya [23 ]
Asian Guild Awards
Koi... Mil Gaya [23 ]
Planet Bollywood People's Choice
Kal Ho Naa Ho [24 ]
FICCI Hall of FRAMES Awards Best Actress
Kal Ho Naa Ho [25 ]
Anandalok Awards Best Actress (Hindi)
Kal Ho Naa Ho [26 ]
BBC Film Café Awards
Veer-Zaara [27 ]
Planet Bollywood People's Choice
Best Supporting Actress
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna [28 ]
Honours and recognitions [ edit ]
2003: Zinta is the first recipient of Godfrey's
Mind of Steel Award at the annual Red and White Bravery Awards, given to her for the "Courageous Act" of standing against the Mumbai Underworld. [29 ] 2007: Giant International Awards, for her contribution to Indian Cinema.
[30 ] 2008: Kelvinator GR8! FLO Women Awards for achievement in films.
[31 ] 2008: Smita Patil Memorial Award, for her outstanding contribution to the Hindi film industry.
[32 ] 2009: Zinta was among the 10 recipients of the
IIFA- FICCI Frames Awards for "Most Powerful Entertainers of the Decade". [33 ] 2010: Zinta was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the
University of East London. It was awarded in Honour of both her cultural contribution, and her humanitarian work. Cited as "an international actress, pioneering star of Hindi cinema and devoted humanitarian. Preity has carved a path for women to follow." [34 ] [35 ] 2011: "World Diamond Group Platinum Award for Peoples' Friendship" at the
Venice Film Festival. [36 ]
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