This actress and model hails from Mangalore, Karnataka. The multilingual actress is fluent in Sindhi, Hindi, Kannada and English. Preeti Jhangiani's acting career started with the music album, Yeh Hai Prem, produced by Rajshri Productions. She starred in the same opposite Abbas. She went on to bag the famous Nirma Sandal Soap advertisement. She officially entered the film industry with the Malayalam flick, Mazhavillu, where she acted along with
. The film, luckily for her, was extremely well received and was a hit.
This allowed her to launch her Bollywood debut in ‘
’. She worked alongside stalwarts like ,
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Shah Rukh Khan
, in the film. Preeti bagged the award for Best Debut Actress (Popular Choice) by the International Indian Film Academy. She went on to act in many South Indian and Punjabi movies. In 2008, she entered wedded bliss with actor,
, on 23rd March. They’ve been blessed with a child as well. She has said that she loves Chinese food. Her hobbies include watching movies and hanging out with her friends.
She is an avid traveler, and her favourite destination is London. She currently resides in Bandra, Mumbai, with her family. It is rumoured that the reason that she wasn’t as successful as she could have been, was because of her ill-timed health issue. Just as Preeti started getting popular and got meaty offers, she fell seriously ill. Her issue had to be treated immediately before any of the filmings could commence. The treatment that she underwent had an adverse impact on her looks and figure. The talented girl soon lost her offers. She did manage to recover and try to get back on track. That said, her career was never the same.
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Preeti was born into a Sindhi family in Mumbai to Gobind Jhangiani and Manika Jhangiani. Her first debut was in a music album by Rajshri Productions, ‘Yeh Hai Prem’, paired with Abbas. This album got her fame due to her talent. She then appeared in Nirma Sandal Soap Advertisements. Her first movie was, ‘Mazhavillu’, a Malayalam movie. Her very first Bollywood debut was ‘Mohabbatein’, in 2000. This made her earn the attention of the audience and was a box office hit. The next movie was, ‘Awara Paagal Deewana’, a complete entertainment with various comedic scenes. She even acted in Punjabi films, which were a hit at that time, like ‘Sajna Ve Sajna’. Her latest act was in a short film, ‘
’, which was directed by
, and this has importance as she acts solo for half an hour, and acts in the place of a fading actress.
She stated before that she will give a comeback after her marriage and probable motherhood. She was married to Parvin Dabas on 23 March, 2008, and lives happily with her first son, Jaivesh, in Bandra, Mumbai.