Preity Zinta is a popular Bollywood actress who is known for her bubbly and fun off-screen personality too. Preity Zinta is counted amongst the most successful actresses in Indian cinema currently.
Besides her work in the Bollywood film industry, Preity Zinta is also a renowned actress in the Punjabi, Telugu and even the English film industries of India.
Apart from being a renowned actress, Preity Zinta is also a highly successful entrepreneur, as well as being a model, TV show host and reality show judge.
About Preity Zinta
|Real Name||Preetam Singh Zinta|
|Date of Birth||31st January 1975|
|Age (as of October 2018)||43 years|
|Place of Birth||Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)|
|Educational Qualifications:||Post-Graduate in Criminal Psychology|
|Height||5 ft 4"
(162 cm) approximately
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Father||late Durganand Zinta
|Profession||Actress/Model/Film Producer/TV Host/TV Show Judge/Entrepreneur|
|Net Worth||INR 993,00,00,000
(USD 135 Million)
|Famous for||Dil Se, Soldier (1998), Sangharsh, Dillagi (1999), Kya Kehna, Mission Kashmir (2000), Farz, Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Dil Hai Tumhara (2002), Armaan, Koi.. Mil Gaya, Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Lakshya, Veer Zaara (2004), Salaam Namaste (2005), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, The Last Lear (2007), Heaven On Earth, Heroes (2008)|
|First Movie||Dil Se (1998)|
|Salary (per film)||INR 5,00,00,000
|Favorite Food||Khatti Himachali Dal and Kadhi-Chawal|
|Favorite Actors||Guru Dutt, Aamir Khan, Sanjay Dutt and Shah Rukh Khan|
|Hobbies||Reading books, writing, working out and dancing|
Preity Zinta is not only one of the most talented actresses but also one of the most successful ones as well. Apart from the renumeration for her movies and brand endorsements, her income from the IPL team ‘Kings XI Punjab’, as well as her film production makes her an accomplished entrepreneur as well.
Preity Zinta’s age is around 43 years as Preity Zinta was born on the 31st of January, 1975, in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Preity Zinta’s height is around 5 ft 4 inches (162 cm) while Preity Zinta’s weight is around 52 kg (114 lbs). In her spare time, Preity Zinta lists reading, writing, dancing and working out at the gym, as part of her hobbies.
Preity Zinta’s father was late Durganand Zinta, who was an officer in the Indian army, while Preity Zinta’s mother is Nilprabha Zinta. Although Preity Zinta does not have any sisters, Preity Zinta’s elder brother is Deepankar Zinta, an Indian Army officer, while Preity Zinta’s younger brother is Manish Zinta. Earlier, Preity Zinta was married to popular filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, model and actor Marc Robinson and businessman Ness Wadia. However, currently Preity Zinta’s husband is financial analyst, Gene Goodenough. Preity Zinta married Gene Goodenough on the 28th of February, 2016.
Speaking about her commercial success, Preity Zinta’s salary per film is around INR 5 crores (USD 680,000). Preity Zinta’s movie and TV endorsement deals, coupled with her highly successful IPL venture and other businesses, bring Preity Zinta’s net worth to an astounding INR 993 crores (USD 135 Million).
Talking about her talent as an accomplished actress, Preity Zinta is the winner of several renowned acting awards, and also had numerous award nominations as well.
The list of Preity Zinta’s awards include winning the Bollywood Movie Awards’ Best Female Debut award for her first Bollywood role in ‘Soldier’ (1999). Besides this, Preity Zinta has also had 5 Bollywood Movie Award nominations too.
Preity Zinta won the Filmfare Awards’ Best Female Debut award for her impressive first role in ‘Dil Se’ and ‘Soldier’ (1999), as well as won the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress award for her excellent role in ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ (2004). Apart from these wins, Preity Zinta has had 8 Filmfare Award nominations to her credit.
Preity Zinta also won the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards’ Best Actress award for her amazing acting in ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ (2004). In addition, Preity Zinta was also awarded the IIFA Awards’ 2005 Style Diva of the Year award and the IIFA Awards’ 2006 Glamorous Star Award too. Apart from winning these awards, Preity Zinta has also had 5 IIFA Award nominations as well.
Preity Zinta is the winner of the Sansui Awards’ Best Actress award for her role in ‘Kya Kehna’ (2001) and the Sansui Awards’ Best Actress award for her performance in ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ (2004).
Preity Zinta has also won the Screen Awards’ Most Promising Newcomer – Female award for her debut role in ‘Soldier’ (1999), and shared the Screen Awards’ Jodi No. 1 Award (with Shah Rukh Khan) for her excellent role in ‘Veer-Zaara’ (2005). Apart from winning these, Preity Zinta has had 9 Screen Award nominations too.
Preity Zinta is also the winner of the Stardust Awards’ Star of the Year – Female award for her role in ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ (2004), the Stardust Awards’ Star of the Year – Female award for her role in ‘Veer-Zaara’ (2005), as well as winner of the Stardust Awards’ Searchlight Best Actress award for her role in ‘Videsh’ (2010). Besides winning these awards, Preity Zinta also had 3 Stardust Award nominations till date.
Preity Zinta has won the Zee Cine Awards’ Best Female Debut award for her role in ‘Soldier’ (1999), the Zee Cine Awards’ 2003 Queen of Hearts award, and also won the Zee Cine Awards’ Superstar of the Year – Female award for her impressive performance in ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ (2004). Along with these wins, Preity Zinta has also had 4 Zee Cine Award nominations as well.
Besides winning these acting awards, Preity Zinta was also awarded the 2008 Smita Patil Memorial Award, for her outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.
Interesting Facts About Preity Zinta
- Although Preity Zinta does not smoke she does drink alcohol.
- Preity Zinta lost her father in a car accident, when she was only 13 years of age.
- Preity Zinta was a bright student and holds a post-graduate degree in Criminal Psychology.
- Preity Zinta has been chosen as the brand ambassador of the state of Himachal Pradesh.
- Preity Zinta considered herself a tomboy as a child, and still charms everyone with her bubbly personality.
- Preity Zinta confesses that she has a weakness for shoes and would buy a pair or more, whenever she got the chance.
- Preity Zinta has a rule that she never works on a Sunday.