Preeti Jhangiani

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Preeti Jhangiani
Jhangiani in 2012
Born (1980-08-18) 18 August 1980 (age 43)
  • Actress
  • model
Years active1997-present
(m. 2008)

Preeti Jhangiani (born 18 August 1980) is an Indian actress who mainly works in Hindi and Telugu films. She made her acting debut with the Malayalam film Mazhavillu (1999) and her Hindi debut with the multi-starrer romantic film Mohabbatein (2000), for which she won IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female.[1]

After appearing in Rajshri Productions music album Yeh Hai Prem in 1997, Jhangiani went on to work in various languages. She is known for her work in the Telugu films Thammudu (1999), Narasimha Naidu (2001) and the Hindi films Awara Paagal Deewana (2002), LOC: Kargil (2003) and Aan: Men at Work (2004). For her portrayal of a lower caste woman in Taawdo the Sunlight (2017), she won the Best Actress award at the Rajasthan Film Festival.

Early life[edit]

Jhangiani was born on 18 August 1980,[2][3] in Mumbai, into a Sindhi Hindu family.[4] She completed her schooling from G D Somani Memorial School, Mumbai and partially attended Jai Hind College, Mumbai but never graduated.[5]


Jhangiani in 2018

Jhangiani first appeared in a Rajshri Productions music album Yeh Hai Prem opposite Abbas. This made them—as well as the Koala symbol used in the album—famous. Thereafter, she appeared in Nima Sandal soap ads and also various other ads

Her first film was in Malayalam alongside Malayalam star Kunchacko Boban which was called Mazhavillu (1999). She then acted in two Telugu films, Thammudu (1999) opposite Pawan Kalyan and Narasimha Naidu (2001) opposite Balakrishna. Thammudu released before Mazhavillu. She made her Bollywood debut in 2000 with Mohabbatein. Her next film was the comedy Awara Paagal Deewana (2002). She also acted in Punjabi films such as Sajna ve Sajna and Bikkar Bai Sentimental (2013).

Her latest release was the Rajasthani film (Rajjywood), Taawdo the Sunlight (2017) for which she won the Best Actress award at the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF),[6] and won special jury award for best actress in Rajasthan Film Festival 2017, Film was successful at boxoffice,[7] Recently she appeared in The Pushkar Lodge.[8][9]

Her latest release was the Bengali Movie Mistake directed by S.K Bangalore in the year 2013 and it was based on mistakes of our society which effect the student career. Good written script and Direction was superb. It was released globally.

Preeti stated in 2012 that she'd be making a comeback in the film industry after matrimony and motherhood.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Jhangiani with husband Parvin Dabas

Jhangiani and actor Parvin Dabas met on the sets of With Love Tumhara in 2006. She and Dabas got married on 23 March 2008.[11] Their first child, a son Jaiveer, was born on 11 April 2011. She gave birth to her second son Dev on 27 September 2016. She lives in Bandra with her family.[12]



Year Title Role Language Notes
1999 Thammudu Janaki / Jaanu Telugu credited as Preeti Zingania
Mazhavillu Veena Malayalam
Hello Swetha Tamil
2000 Mohabbatein Kiran Hindi
2001 Narasimha Naidu Anjali Telugu
Adhipathi Telugu
2002 Na Tum Jaano Na Hum Hindi Special appearance
Awara Paagal Deewana Preeti Hindi
Waah! Tera Kya Kehna Meena Hindi
Annarth Preeti Hindi
2003 Baaz: A Bird in Danger Preeti Rastogi Hindi
LOC Kargil Balwan Singh's girlfriend Hindi
2004 Apparao Driving School Anjali Telugu
Aan: Men at Work Janki Hindi
Anandamanandamaye Maheshwari Telugu
Omkara Divya Kannada
2005 Sauda - The Deal Devika Hindi
Ssukh Sushila Chandraprakash Sharma Hindi
Chehraa Dr. Reena Hindi
Chaahat – Ek Nasha Rashmi S. Jaitly Hindi
2006 With Love Tumhara Anuradha B. Singh Hindi
Jaane Hoga Kya Suchitra Hindi
Chand Ke Paar Chalo Nirmala / Garima Hindi
2007 Sajna Ve Sajna Punjabi
Godfather: The Legend Continues Naheed Urdu Pakistani film
Victoria No. 203 Devyani / Mona Hindi
Yamadonga Urvashi Telugu Special appearance
2008 Visakha Express Suchitra Telugu
2009 Haseena: Smart, Sexy, Dangerous Tina Hindi
2010 Tejam Telugu Item number[citation needed]
As The River Flows Hindi [13]
2011 The Masterpiece Preeti Hindi Short Film
Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande Shalini Mehta Hindi Also producer
2013 Dekho Ye Hai Mumbai Real Life Hindi
Tony Kannada
Kash Tum Hote Hindi
Mistake Bengali
Bikkar Bai Sentimental Punjabi
2017 Taawdo The Sunlight Paalki Rajasthani [14]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes
2023 Kafas Tanya Bajaj Hindi SonyLIV series

Music video[edit]

Year Album Singer Notes
1997 Yeh Hai Prem Milind Ingle Trilogy[15]


Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2001 2nd IIFA Awards Star Debut of the Year – Female Mohabbatein Won [16]
Zee Cine Awards Best Female Debut Nominated [17]
Sansui Viewers' Choice Movie Awards Most Promising Debut Actress Nominated [18]
People's Choice Awards India Favourite Debut Actor – Female Nominated [19]
2017 5th Rajasthan International Film Festival Best Actress Taawdo the Sunlight Won [20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Remember Preeti Jhangiani? Here's what the Mohabbatein actress is up to!". Mid Day. Retrieved 18 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Preeti Jhangiani Birthday: अपनी पहली ही फिल्म से मशहूर हो गई थीं प्रीति झंगियानी, 'मोहब्बतें' की ये अभिनेत्री अब दिखती है ऐसी". Amar Ujala. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Exclusive! 'Birthday Chat' with Preeti Jhangiani, Mohabbatein actress who turns 42 this year". Mid Day. Retrieved 18 August 2022.
  4. ^ Leena Mulchandani, ET Bureau (11 July 2009). "Sindhi film industry striving hard to revive fading culture - Page 2 - Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  5. ^ Top 10 Colleges of IndiaIndia Today, June 2000. Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Preeti Jhangiani wins best actor award for 'Taawdo' at RIFF - Times of India".
  7. ^ "DPK NEWS". Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  8. ^ "पुष्कर लॉज फिल्म की शूटिंग शुरू". 16 November 2017.
  9. ^ "पद्मावती विवाद पर बाेली ये एक्ट्रेस- फिल्म नहीं देखी, अभी कुछ कहना जल्दबाजी". 22 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Preeti Jhangiani to make a comeback". 14 June 2012.
  11. ^ "From reel to real: Actor-couple Pravin Dabas and Preeti Jhangiani on their life journey". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  12. ^ Phadke, Aparna (29 July 2011). "We're enjoying the parenting phase: Parvin Dabas, Preeti Jhangiani". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Preeti to make Bollywood comeback". Digital Spy. 3 July 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  14. ^ "राजस्थानी फिल्म तावड़ो 31 मार्च को होगी रिलीज". 29 March 2017. Archived from the original on 19 July 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  15. ^ Sawant, Anagha (21 August 1998). "On the sidewalk – Milind Ingle". The Indian Express. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  16. ^ "IIFA Through the Years – IIFA 2001: South Africa". International Indian Film Academy Awards. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  17. ^ "The 4th Zee Cine Awards 2001 Viewers Choice Awards Nominees & Winners". Zee Cine Awards. Zee Entertainment Enterprises. Archived from the original on 17 May 2020. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  18. ^ Shukla, Archna (12 March 2007). "And the award goes to..." Mint. Archived from the original on 21 December 2021. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  19. ^ Bhushan, Nyay (20 October 2012). "People's Choice Awards to Launch in India". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 6 February 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  20. ^ "Preeti Jhangiani wins Best Actress award for 'Taawdo' at RIFF 2017". Times of India. Retrieved 24 July 2018.

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