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.
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.
Jhangiani was born on 18 August 1980, in Mumbai, into a Sindhi Hindu family. She completed her schooling from G D Somani Memorial School, Mumbai and partially attended Jai Hind College, Mumbai but never graduated.
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), and won special jury award for best actress in Rajasthan Film Festival 2017, Film was successful at boxoffice, Recently she appeared in The Pushkar Lodge.
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.
Jhangiani and actor Parvin Dabas met on the sets of With Love Tumhara in 2006. She and Dabas got married on 23 March 2008. 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.
|1999||Thammudu||Janaki / Jaanu||Telugu||credited as Preeti Zingania|
|2002||Na Tum Jaano Na Hum||Hindi||Special appearance|
|Awara Paagal Deewana||Preeti||Hindi|
|Waah! Tera Kya Kehna||Meena||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|
|2005||Sauda - The Deal||Devika||Hindi|
|Ssukh||Sushila Chandraprakash Sharma||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|
|2009||Haseena: Smart, Sexy, Dangerous||Tina||Hindi|
|2010||Tejam||Telugu||Item number|
|As The River Flows||Hindi|||
|2011||The Masterpiece||Preeti||Hindi||Short Film|
|Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande||Shalini Mehta||Hindi||Also producer|
|2013||Dekho Ye Hai Mumbai Real Life||Hindi|
|Kash Tum Hote||Hindi|
|Bikkar Bai Sentimental||Punjabi|
|2017||Taawdo The Sunlight||Paalki||Rajasthani|||
|2023||Kafas||Tanya Bajaj||Hindi||SonyLIV series|
|1997||Yeh Hai Prem||Milind Ingle||Trilogy|
|2001||2nd IIFA Awards||Star Debut of the Year – Female||Mohabbatein||Won|||
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Female Debut||Nominated|||
|Sansui Viewers' Choice Movie Awards||Most Promising Debut Actress||Nominated|||
|People's Choice Awards India||Favourite Debut Actor – Female||Nominated|||
|2017||5th Rajasthan International Film Festival||Best Actress||Taawdo the Sunlight||Won|||
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