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Preeti Desai Biography

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Preeti Desai born  on  29  September  is  a  model  and  actress,  and  was Miss  Great Britain 2006  A  British  Indian,  she  made  history  by  becoming  the  first  woman  of  colour  to ever and Mumbai, India.

Preeti Desai was born in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire England. The daughter of Jitendra and  Hemlata  who  have  a pyrotechnics company called  G2  Fireworks.  She  attended  St Augustine  Roman  Catholic primary  school  in Coulby  Newham,  then Nunthorpe  Secondary

Preeti  Desai  will  make  her  film  debut in a feature film Shor, due to release in 2011, directed by Raj Nidimoru and DK Krishna, and produced by Balaji Films Ekta Kapoor. Desai plays the role of the female protagonist Shalmili, opposite American actor Sendhil Ramamurthy. 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.

Following the dismissal of the original winner Danielle Lloyd over allegations of impropriety,Desai, who  had  originally  placed  fifth  in  the  competition was  elected  Miss Great Britain 2006 by the British public in a poll of readers of The Sun newspaper, and moved to London. During the time she had the title Miss Great Britain she used her popularity to help charity organisations like Carers Week.

After  Desai  passed  on  the  Miss  Great  Britain  title  to Gemma Garrett in  May went  on  to  be  a  professional  model,  and  walks  for fashion  weeks,  couture  weeks  and  top designers. She has been on the covers of Cosmopolitan, L'Officiel, Grazia, and G2.

Desai  was  on  both  the  cover  and  as  February  and  September  model  in  the  Kingfisher Swimsuit Special Calendar 2008, and was also 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 plc, LG Corp., Hero Honda, Citibank and Nokia.

In  October  2009  she  was  announced  as  the  new  face  of  the  retail  apparel company Provogue,along with Indian actor Hrithik Roshan. She shoots with Italian designer Leonardo Ferragamo of Salvatore Ferragamo Italia S.p.A. for L'Officiel magazine, and she walked for fashion designer Christopher Kane in Fashion Week March 2010.

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