Preity Zinta, the dimpled queen of Bollywood, is an Indian film actress and entrepreneur primarily known for her work in Hindi films. The bollywood actress with her effervescent personality and formidable talent, Preity has taken the entertainment world by storm
Early Life and Upbringing
Born on January 31, 1975, in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, Preity Zinta hails from a multicultural background. Her father was a Distinguished Professor of English and her mother a homemaker.
She was a very bright student and graduated with degrees in English honours and criminal psychology. She was a tomboy during her school days and she loves shopping, especially shoes.
Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign
|Full Name||Preity G Zinta|
|Alternative Names(s) (also known as)||Preity G Zinta|
|Date of Birth||31 January 1975|
|Age (as of 2023)||48 Years|
|Birthplace||Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India|
|Hometown||Rohru, Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), India|
|Current Address||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Education Qualification||Graduate (English honors)Postgraduate (Criminal Psychology)|
|Hobbies and Interests||Dancing, working out at gym, Reading, Writing|
|Languages Known||Hindi, English, Punjabi|
|Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)||Facebook, Instagram|
|Wikipedia Profile link||Preity Zinta|
|IMDb Profile link||Preity Zinta|
Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements
|Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)||32-26-32 inches|
|Height in feet, inches, cm||5’ 2″ / 157.5 cm|
|Weight in kg, lbs||58 kg / 128 lbs|
|Eye Colour||Light Brown|
|Hairstyle||Long and wavy|
|Distinctive Features||Glowing dimples, sharp features|
Family and Relationships – Boyfriend/Husband, Affairs
Preity Zinta lost both her parents by the age of 15. She has two brothers, one of whom is an officer in the Indian Army. In her personal life, Preity Zinta is married to Gene Goodenough.
They have twins, Jai Zinta Goodenough and Gia Zinta Goodenough, born on November 18, 2021, through surrogacy.
|Spouse – Husband||Gene Goodenough (Financial Analyst)|
|Father||Late Durganand Zinta (Army Officer)|
|Mother||Nilprabha Zinta (Homemaker)|
|Children||Jai Zinta Goodenough and Gia Zinta Goodenough (Twins born on 18 November 2021 through surrogacy)|
|Siblings||Deepankar Zinta (Elder, Army Officer), Manish Zinta (Younger, Lives in California)|
|Affairs – Boyfriend(s)||Shekhar Kapur (Director), Marc Robinson (Actor, Model), Ness Wadia (Businessman, 2005,2009)|
Rise to Stardom
Preity Zinta made her acting debut in the film “Dil Se” in 1998. The movie was a critical and commercial success, and Preity’s performance gained her recognition and a nomination for Best Female Debut at the Filmfare Awards.
She was also a prominent face in YRF and Dharma Productions movies that featured Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan in the lead.
Debut Film – Dil Se
Successful Film – Veer-Zara
Career, Awards, and Achievements
Preity Zinta has received several awards for her acting in Hindi films. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for “Dil Se” and “Soldier” in 1999. She received the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in “Kal Ho Naa Ho” in 2003.
For her first international role in the Canadian drama “Heaven on Earth” in 2008, she was awarded the Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress.
|Profession(s)||Actress, producer, entrepreneur|
|Debut Film||Dil Se… (1998)|
|Notable Roles||Kya Kehna, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Veer Zaara, Salaam Namaste, Heaven on Earth|
|Recent Films – New Movies||Bhaiyyaji Superhit (2018), Ishkq in Paris (2013)|
|Popular Television Series||Guinness World Records Ab India Todega, Up Close & Personal with PZ|
|Awards and Achievements||Filmfare Award for Best Actress, Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress, Godfrey’s Mind of Steel Award, Honorary Doctorate of Arts|
|Endorsements/Brand Collaborations||Perk, Liril, Lakmé, Head & Shoulders, Godrej, RoC, Chings, GoAir|
|Philanthropy/Charity Work||Naaz Organization, St. Anthony Old Age Home, Nanavati Hospital, UNAIDS, Make A Wish Foundation, Loomba Trust|
|Professional Associations||Punjab Kings, Stellenbosch Kings, Saint Lucia Kings, PZNZ Media|
|Training and Education||St. Bede’s College, Shimla (English honors and criminal psychology), Harvard Business School (executive education)|
|Production Company||PZNZ Media|
|Box Office Success – Hit Movies||Soldier, Koi… Mil Gaya, Veer Zaara, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna|
|Critical Acclaim Movies||Dil Se…, Kya Kehna, Dil Chahta Hai, Armaan, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Lakshya, Heaven on Earth|
Assets and Finances – Net Worth
|Net Worth in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 240 Crore or $31 Million|
|Per Movie Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 8-12 Crore or $1.1-1.6 Million|
|Per Endorsement Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 2-2.5 Crore or $027-0.34 Million|
|Business Ventures||PZNZ Media (production company) – Punjab Kings (IPL cricket team) Stellenbosch Kings (T20 Global League cricket team) Above The Clouds (film and television development fund)|
|Investments||Real Estate Properties Studio worth Rs. 600 Crore|
|Real Estate Holdings||Two luxury houses in Mumbai One house in Shimla One house in Beverly Hills, US|
|Luxury Items/Properties Owned )||Exercise DVD Sari line with Chhabra 555 Iconic movie outfits|
|Cars Collection||Lexus LX 470 Crossover Porsche Mercedes Benz E Class BMW Mercedes E Class Mercedes 350D Range Rover Vogue|
Favourite Things, Likes and Dislikes
|Favorite Actor||Guru Dutt, Sanjay Dutt, Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan|
|Favorite Actress||Rani Mukerji|
|Favorite Music Bands||N/A|
|Favorite Color||Electric blue|
|Favorite Food||Kadhi Chawal, khatti Himachali dal|
|Things s/he like||Nature’s beauty, dancing, reading, writing, working out at gym, homegrown fruits|
|Things s/he dislike||Waking up early in the morning, botox, controversies|
Top 5 Best Films – Preity Zinta
|Film Name||Year of Release||Character Played|
|Dil Se||1998||Preeti Nair|
|Kya Kehna||2000||Priya Bakshi|
|Kal Ho Naa Ho||2003||Naina Catherine Kapur|
|Veer-Zaara||2004||Zaara Hayat Khan|
|Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna||2006||Rhea Saran|
Controversies – Preity Zinta
- Reportedly, she had a romantic link-up with Shekhar Kapur while he was married and it caused divorce of Shekhar Kapur and Suchitra Krishnamurthy5.
- In 2015, she filed a case of molestation against her ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia6.
- A non-bailable warrant was released against the Veer-Zaara actress after she failed to appear in the court during the first hearing of the case6.
- During one of his interviews on Koffee With Karan, Tusshar Kapoor said that Preity Zinta had a botox. This infuriated the actress who slammed the Golmaal actor saying all this was rubbish6.
- She was involved in an explosion in Colombo during a Temptation concert in 2004 and a Tsunami in the Indian Ocean in the same year5.
Interesting Facts – Preity Zinta
- She was a tomboy during her school days.
- She loves shopping, especially shoes.
- She never goes for work on Sunday.
- She first got noticed after she appeared in the commercial of Perk.
- She is also referred to as Dimple Queen.
- She escaped death twice; first when there was an explosion at the “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.
Preity Zinta’s journey from a small-town girl to a successful Bollywood actress and entrepreneur is truly inspiring. Her courage, determination, and talent have made her a role model for many.
Despite the ups and downs in her career, she has always emerged stronger, proving that she is indeed a force to be reckoned with in the Indian film industry.