Preity Zinta, happy birthday!

The dimpled beauty celebrates her 38th birthday today. Don’t forget to send in your wishes!

Born on January 31, 1975, in Shimla, Preity Zinta always nurtured the dream to become a film star.

The 38-year-old actor debuted with Mani Ratnam’s Dil Se alongside her favourite actor Shahrukh Khan, and Preity’s endearing performance as a bubbly girl in Abbas Mustan’s Soldier won her lots of accolades. Her dimpled smile and versatile acting made her filmmakers’ ultimate choice. A brilliant performer, she excelled in movies like Kya Kehna, Sangharsh, Koi Mil Gaya, Veer-Zaara, Salaam Namaste, Kal Ho Naa Ho and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. The full-of-life actor also bagged the Filmfare Award for the Best Actress for her heartfelt performance in Kal Ho Naa Ho. Preity has also worked in Telugu, Punjabi and English films.

Apart from acting, Preity has chosen to focus on other career prospects like managing her own media company PZNZ Media and her cricket team Kings XI Punjab. Her talk show Up Close and Personal with PZ hasn’t been able to save her dipping film career, in spite of featuring A-list celebrities.

Preity is looking forward to her much delayed projects – Ishkq in Paris and Har Pal starring Shiney Ahuja which will hopefully release this year.

BollywoodLife wishes Preity a great birthday and an eventful future.