Preity Zinta is a well-known Indian actress and entrepreneur. She gained popularity with films like Soldier (1998), Kya Kehna, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Koi… Mil Gaya, Veer-Zaara, Salaam Namaste, and many more. She is an evergreen superstar who gained huge fame in a very short time period.
Preity Zinta was born in a Hindu Vishwakarma family on 31 January 1975 in Shimla and brought up in Rohru, Shimla. Her father Durganand Zinta (Died in a road accident when she was just 13 years old) was an officer in the Indian Army. Her mother Nilprabha is a homemaker. She has an elder brother Deepankar, a commissioned officer in the Indian Army, and a younger brother Manish, who lives in California.
Initially, Preity Zinta was in a relationship with director Shekhar Kapur for a short period. After that, she had an affair with Marc Robinson (model and actor) but due to some unknown reasons, they got separated. She started dating Bombay Dyeing heir businessman Ness Wadia from February 2005 to May 2009. Later, she got married to his long-time boyfriend American partner Gene Goodenough who is a Senior Vice-President for Finance at NLine Energy (a US-based hydroelectric power company) on 28 February 2016.
Preity Zinta Wiki/Bio
|Birth Name||Preity G Zinta|
|Nick Name||Not Known|
|Age||(as in 2020) 45 Years|
|Debut||Dil Se (1998)|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Aquarius|
|Birth Place||Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India|
|Date of Birth||31 January 1975|
|Residence||C/10A, Ranwar, Waroda Road|
Bandra (west), Mumbai
|Home Town||Rohru, Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), India|
|Hobbies||Dancing, Working out at Gym, Reading, Writing|
|Mother's Name||Nilprabha Zinta|
|Father's Name||Late Durganand Zinta (army officer)|
|Brother||• Deepankar Zinta (elder, army officer), |
• Manish Zinta (younger, lives in California)
|Affairs/Boyfriend||• Shekhar Kapur (director)|
• Marc Robinson (actor, model)
• Ness Wadia (businessman, 2005-2009)
• Gene Goodenough (Financial Analyst)
Marital Status, Husband and Children
|Marriage Date||28 February 2016|
|School||• Convent of Jesus and Mary boarding school, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh|
• The Lawrence School, Sanawar, Solan, Himachal Pradesh
|College/University||St. Bede's College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh|
|Educational Qualification||• Graduate (English Honors)|
• Postgraduate (Criminal Psychology)
|Profession||Actress, Producer, Writer, Entrepreneur|
|Brands Endorsed||Not Known|
|Career Manager||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 162 cm|
in meters- 1.62 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 4"
|Weight (Approx.)||in Kilograms- 52 Kg|
in Pounds- 114 lbs
Extra Ordinary Features
|Caste / Ethnicity||Kshatriya (Rajput)|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
|Dress Size||4 US|
|Shoe Size||7.5 US|
|Cars collection||Lexus LX 470|
|Favourite Food||Kadhi Chawal, khatti Himachali dal|
|Favourite Actors||Guru Dutt, Sanjay Dutt, Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan|
|Favourite Colors||Electric blue|
|Favourite Perfume Brand||Valentino and Roberto Cavalli|
|Favourite Perfume||Gucci's Envy|
|Favourite Destination||Greece, New Zealand, Vienna|
|Controversies||• Reportedly, she had a romantic link-up with Shekhar Kapur while he was married and it caused the divorce of Shekhar Kapur and Suchitra Krishnamurthy.|
• In 2015, she filed a case of molestation against her ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia.
Preity Zinta completed her boarding school education at Convent of Jesus and Mary boarding school, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, and The Lawrence School, Sanawar, Solan, Himachal Pradesh. She is graduated in English honors and postgraduation in Criminal Psychology from St. Bede’s College. She takes a lot of interest in playing basketball during her childhood.
Preity Zinta started her career as an ad model. In 1996, she was featured in the Perk’s chocolates ad. Later she got a chance to work with director Shekhar Kapur in the movie ‘Tara Rum Pum Pum’ opposite Hrithik Roshan, but the filming was canceled. In 1998, she started her film career with the movie ‘Dil Se..! in which she played the role of just for only 20 minutes of screen time. After that, she commenced her acting career by giving hit one by one from the movies like ‘Kya Kehna’, ‘Soldier’, ‘Sangharsh’ etc.
Preity Zinta Net Worth
According to Woodgram, actress Preity Zinta’s net worth is estimated to be around 10 million USD. Preity charges nearly 2-3 crores for each film. The report further adds that the actor owns two plush apartments, one in Mumbai and one in LA, California, where she lives with her husband.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)||$ 10 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)||Under Review|
|Salary||INR 2-3 crore/film|
|Income Source||Actress, Producer, Writer, Entrepreneur|
Aside from Hindi films, Preity Zinta has also worked in Telugu, Punjabi, and English films. Between 1998 and 1999, she worked in two Telugu movies ‘Premante Idera’ and ‘Raja Kumarudu’. After that, she again performed in many Hindi movies which gave her recognition in the Bollywood film industry like Mission Kashmir, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Dil Chahta Hai, Dil Hai Tumhaara, Koi… Mil Gaya, The Hero: Love Story of a Spy, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Veer-Zaara, Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen, Salaam Namaste, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, and many more.
Preity Zinta also acted in English films including The Last Lear (2007) and ‘Heaven on Earth’ (2008).
After 2 years break, she was featured in the film ‘Ishkq In Paris’ (also co-written by Zinta), which received mostly negative reviews. At the time of Chhota Shakeel and Bharat Shah case in 2003, she was the first recipient of Godfrey’s Mind of Steel Award at the annual Red and White Bravery Awards, given to her for the “courageous act” of standing against the Mumbai Underworld.
In 2004, she joined a group of South Asian commentators for BBC News Online in which she started writing columns on different social topics. She has also participated in many stage shows and world tours since 2001. Her first concert was ‘Craze 2001’. In 2011, she made her TV debut as the host of the show ‘Guinness World Records — Ab India Todega’ on Colors Channel. She also hosted the celebrity-based chat show ‘Up Close & Personal with PZ’ and has been the judge of dance reality show ‘Nach Baliyel- Season 7.
After working in the movie ‘Heaven on Earth’, she took 2 years to break from Bollywood and started focusing on the cricket team. In 2008, she bought Kings XI Punjab a Mohali-based Twenty20 cricket team of the Indian Premier League alongside her ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia, Mohit Burman, and others. She is the only woman to own an IPL team and was the league’s youngest owner.
In September 2017, she hires ownership of the Stellenbosch Kings franchise of South Africa’s T20 Global League. Apart from acting, modeling, and hosting she also worked as a philanthropist. She works for women’s causes in India, blood donation, and AIDS awareness. In 2005, she helped the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake victims by performing in ‘HELP! Telethon’ Concert. In 2007, she visited Hisar, Haryana, at the army training base to boost the morale of the armies. In 2009, she adopted 34 girls on her 34th birthday from the Mother Miracle orphanage in Rishikesh and took their responsibilities. She is the brand ambassador of many social working organizations.
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega
Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
Dil Chahta Hai
Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke
|2002||Dil Hai Tumhaara|
|2003||The Hero: Love Story of a Spy|
Koi... Mil Gaya Nisha
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa
|2005||Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen|
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
|2007||Jhoom Barabar Jhoom|
The Last Lear
Om Shanti Om
Heaven on Earth
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
|2009||Main Aurr Mrs Khanna|
|2013||Ishkq in Paris|
|2018||Welcome to New York|
TV Shows & Serials List
|2011||Guinness World Records – Ab India Todega|
Up Close & Personal with PZ
|2020||Fresh Off the Boat|
Facts About Preity Zinta
- Does she drink alcohol?: Yes
- Does Priety Zinta smoke?: No
- She was very good at studies.
- Zinta escaped from death twice; first when there was an explosion in “Temptation concert” in Colombo (2004) where she was performing, and second when she was in the danger area when the disaster Indian Ocean Tsunami (2004) took place.
- Priety is an easygoing, bubbly person who gets along well with almost everybody and she says she is a tomboy.
- Zinta is a shoe person and loves to buy shoes every time she shops.
- Priety never works on Sundays.
Why did Preity Zinta stop acting?
Preity is clear what kind of films she wants to do in her second innings, ” Back 10 or 15 years I was working to feed me, but today I am doing films only because I want to challenge me as an actor and I want to do something that maintains relevance to me.
Which is the best Preity Zinta movie?
Veer Zaara and Soldier (1998 Indian Film).
Will Preity Zinta have a comeback in Bollywood?
No, she indeed was the prettiest of all actresses in her time her smile was just killing, her pimple killed us but now this age is different, there are so many other pretty girls are here in the film industry. Her turn is finished. Now she should utilize her brain in business as she is business-minded. She has prover it after being the owner of Kings XI Punjab as an IPL team.
Who is more beautiful between Kajol and Preity Zinta?
Obviously, Preity Zinta is more beautiful. If you people have doubts then just see Preity in Veer Zaara and see Kajol in DDLJ. Both are the biggest films of Yash Raj Films. or see Zinta in Kal Ho Na Ho and Kajol in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. You will get your answer. When it comes to beauty and hotness Kajol has no match for Preity Zinta.