90s babies who grew up watching Bollywood movies, know this to be true — the leading ladies on-screen gave us many beauty lessons that we wouldn’t have learnt otherwise. After all, we did not have TikTok or Instagram to guide us!

One of our personal faves as teens was the always bubbly and stunning, Preity Zinta who, get ready for this, turns 45 today! Apart from being the keeper of the fountain of youth, Preity is also responsible for kickstarting beauty trends in the 2000s that everybody seemed to be following back. We even tried to create faux dimples by scrunching our cheeks and laughing like a clown in front of our pals. So, for her birthday, we thought of looking back at some of her best on-screen glam moments that still live in our heads, rent-free.

 

01. The beachy waves

Preity Zinta birthday special: Take a look at her best on-screen beauty moments

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Preity’s character travelled with a very chirpy Aamir Khan in the classic film Dil Chahta Hai. We were all jealous of the places she went to see while looking so adorable in denim dresses and beachy waves. Yep, the wet and wild beach waves on her in this film were a major hair moment that 90s babies couldn’t stop swooning over.

 

02. Kohl-rimmed eyes

Preity Zinta birthday special: Take a look at her best on-screen beauty moments

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Preity Zinta made bold, kohl-rimmed eyes look absolutely chic and trendy. Paired with bright lipsticks, defined brows and bedhead hair, we loved the whole girl-next-door vibe of Preity’s look.

 

03. Poker straight bangs

Preity Zinta birthday special: Take a look at her best on-screen beauty moments

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In a film that none of us were allowed to watch back then (Armaan), Preity turned up in poker straight bangs. We love how the rest of her hair was also kept sleek and straight to maintain the look’s uniformity.

 

04. Soft glam

Preity Zinta birthday special: Take a look at her best on-screen beauty moments

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In a sea of silver eyeshadows and bold berry lips that were so popular back then, and are so fabulous even today, Priety’s soft glam look in Dil Se is like a breath of fresh air. The Shimla-native is blessed with beautiful and youthful skin (which she has maintained even today) and often uses it to her advantage. Kohl-rimmed eyes and a dash of rouge on the lips, this movie glam moment will always be a class apart.

 

05. A total smokeshow

Preity Zinta birthday special: Take a look at her best on-screen beauty moments

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Yet another film that we were too young to watch but did it anyway, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna saw Preity turn into a proper smokeshow for the screen. A face contoured to perfection, hair styled to a vision and classic smokey eyes that few can recreate, this glamorous character is one of Preity’s bests, in our opinion!

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