Birth: 29-09-1984, Middlesbrough, England

Preeti Desai is a model and actress, and has been Miss Great Britain in 2006. She speaks English, Gujarati and Hindi, and is based in London, England and Mumbai, India. Desai made her film debut in Shor In the City in 2011, directed by Raj Nidimoru and D K Krishna, and produced by Balaji Films Ekta Kappor. The film is a thriller drama, set in contemporary Mumbai, with three separate but interrelated storylines, of which one is in English and two in Hindi.

 

A British Indian, Preeti made history by becoming the first woman of colour to ever win the Miss Great Britain title, post which she went on to become a professional model, walking for fashion weeks, couture weeks and top designers. She has been on the covers of leading global magazines including Cosmopolitan, Grazia, and G2.

 

Having featured repeatedly in the Kingfisher Swimsuit Special Calendar 2008, she was invited by Vijay Mallya as ambassador of Kingfisher to the Formula 1 World Tour in 2008. She has done television commercials and print ads for brands like Cadbury, LG Corp., Hero Honda, Citibank and Nokia.