Preity Zinta Biography, Facts & Life Story

Preity Zinta Indian Actress, Producer, Writer, Entrepreneur

Quick Facts


Full Name:Preetam Singh Zinta

Profession:Actress, Producer, Writer, Entrepreneur


Age (as of 2019):44 years old

Date of Birth:31 January 1975

Birthplace:Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5' 4" (1.62 m)

Weight:52 Kg (114 lbs)

Body Measurements:32-26-32

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Light Brown

Preity Zinta is the most stylish and stunning actress of Indian film industry. She performs in Punjabi, Hindi, English and Telugu based movies. She belongs to Rohru, Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. Her father was an army officer. Preity Zinta lost her Dad in an accident when she was only 12 years old, whereas her mother remained on bed for more than 2 years. This incident in Preity’s life made her mature enough as she has to look after her younger brothers.

Preity Zinta completed her schooling from Jesus & Mary Convent School in Shimla, whereas she completed her graduation in English honors tailed by a graduate course in Psychology. Afterward, she completed her post-graduation degree in criminal psychology; though, after some time she switched towards modeling.

Prior entering in Bollywood movies, Preity Zinta was seen in a number of Television commercials and her first commercial was of Perk Chocolates, which afterward led her towards Bollywood. Preity went for the audition of Shekhar Kapoor’s film “Tara Rum Pum Pum” along with Hrithik Roshan, though, the movie cancelled on account of some reasons and afterward she was suggested to Mani Ratnam for his movie Dil Se. Hence, she began her career in acting with the movie Dil Se. After that, Preity Zinta was appeared for the movie Soldier followed by another series of films like Dillagi, Kya Kehna and Sangharsh. She was honored as the forthcoming actress in Filmfare for the movie Dil Se. Moreover, she also performed Telugu films, which involved “Raja Kumarudu” and “Premante Idera”. A few of her famous movies include Koi Mil Gaya, Dil Chahta hai, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Lakshya, Veer Zara, Kal Ho Na Ho, Ishk in Paris, Salam Namaste etc.

In 2011, Preity Zinta appeared in Indian Televsion world with her super hit show “Guinness World Records – Ab India Todega” aired on Colours TV. This show reaped positive reviews to Preity Zinta with many of reviewers providing her very good remarks. Afterward, Preity embarked with another television show named “Up Close & Personal with PZ”, which was aired on a newly launched TV channel called UTV Stars.

Facts You Never Knew About Preity Zinta!

    • While Preity was in school, she always used to take part in sports, and had greater interest specifically in basketball.
    • She has won Godfrey’s Mind of Steel Award for her courageousness in Bharat Shah Case as she had attested against Indian mafia.
    • A succession of columns of Southern Asia for BBC News was composed by Preity Zinta.
    • Shahrukh Khan, Bobby Deol, Abhishek Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan and Aishwarya Rai are very good friends of Preity Zinta. However, Hrithik Roshan and his wife Suzzane Khan are amongst her closest pals.
    • She is fond of watching Television Series, and her most favored one is “The Simpson”.
    • Numerous people doesn’t familiar with the fact that Preity has escaped from death for many times.
    • Apart from acting, Preity is also famous for her kindness and big heart. She adopted 34 girls in Rishikesh from an orphanage called Mother Miracle; she also has taken the responsibility to give them financial assistance as well as education to all girls.

Preity Zinta Education

Qualification: Graduate (English honours)Postgraduate (Criminal Psychology)

School: Convent of Jesus and Mary boarding school, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
The Lawrence School, Sanawar, Solan, Himachal Pradesh

College: St. Bede's College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

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Preity Zinta Career

Profession: Actress, Producer, Writer, Entrepreneur

Debut TV Series/Movie:

  • Dil Se.. (1998)

Salary: Per Movie: 2-3 Crores (INR)

Net Worth: $30 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Late Durganand Zinta (army officer)

Mother: Nilprabha Zinta

Brother(s): Deepankar Zinta (elder, army officer), Manish Zinta (younger, lives in California)

Sister(s): None

Marital Status: Married

Husband/Boyfriend: Gene Goodenough

Son(s): N/A

Daughter(s): Not Known

Ex Boyfriends:

  • Shekhar Kapur (director)
  • Marc Robinson (actor, model),
  • Ness Wadia (businessman, 2005-2009)
  • Gene Goodenough (Financial Analyst)

Preity Zinta Favorites

Hobbies: Dancing, working out at gym, Reading, Writing

Favorite Actor: Guru Dutt, Sanjay Dutt, Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan

Favorite Food: Kadhi Chawal, khatti Himachali dal

Favorite Destination: Greece, New Zealand, Vienna

Favorite Color: Electric blue

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