Preity Zinta Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Preity Zinta

Biography / Wiki

Known for her sparkling personality, cheerful nature, and a dimpled grin that won her legions of fans, Preity debuted with a bit part in the 1998 movie, Dil Se. The same year, she was featured in the action film Soldier.

She was the first actress to receive a Filmfare nomination for both, the Best Actress and Best Villain awards in 2004. Preity is not just a successful actress, but also a social activist, a stage performer, and a successful businesswoman. Her production company PZNZ Media has co-owned the Kings XI Punjab cricket team in India since 2008.

Height / Weight / Age

Preity Zinta turned 47 years old in January 2022. She has a flexible physique with a weight of around 52kg and a height of 162cm (1.62). She has a lean physique with body measurements i.e. 32-26-32. She has light brown sparkling eyes and silky black hair color.

Net Worth

The net worth of Preity Zinta is estimated to be $30 million approximately.

Education / Family

Born on January 31, 1975, Preity Zinta is a native of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.  She is the only daughter of Durgan and Zinta and Nilprabha Zinta. Her father was an officer in the Indian Army who passed at the age in a car accident.

This accident also affected her mother and she got bedridden for straight two years. She grew up with her brother Deepankar who is serving in the Indian Army whereas her younger brother Manish is living in California.

She attended The Lawrence School, Himachal Pradesh for schooling. Her loneliness in boarding schools developed her interest in literature. She later completed her education in English honors from the St. Bede’s College in Shimla and also has a graduation degree in psychology and a postgraduate degree in Criminal Psychology.


Preity Zinta

Nickname None
Birth Place Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Date Of Birth 31 January 1975
Age 48 Years
Height In centimetres – 162 cm

In feet and inches – 5’4”

Weight In kilograms -52 kg

In pounds – 114 lbs

Eye Color Light Brown
Hair Color Brown
Profession Actress, writer, producer, entrepreneur
Zodiac sign Aquarius
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
Religion Hinduism
Nationality Indian
Home Town Rohru, Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), India
Debut Dil Se.. (1998)
Fathers Name Late Durganand Zinta (army officer)


Preity Zinta with her father
Preity Zinta with her father

Mothers Name Nilprabha Zinta


Preity Zinta with her mother
Preity Zinta with her mother

Brothers Deepankar Zinta (army officer), Manish Zinta

Preity Zinta with her brother
Preity Zinta with her brother

Sister Nilprabha Zinta

Career / Fashion And Style

Preity Zinta started her career as a model in 1996. She made her first appearance in the Perk Chocolate advertisement. She was going to make her silver screen debut in the film “Tara Rum Pum” opposite Hrithik Roshan but the film was canceled. In 1998, she made her on-screen debut with the film “Dil Se’.

Later she was cast in commercially successful films like “Kya Kehna”, “Soldier”, “Sangharsh” etc. Apart from the Bollywood films, she has worked in the regional languages Telugu, Punjabi, and English. Later, she worked in two Telugu films “Premante Idera” and “Raja Kumarudu”.

Further, she rose to prominence with the Bollywood films like ‘Mission Kashmir ‘, ‘Chori Chori Chupke Chupke’,’ Dil Chahta Hai’, ‘ Dil Hai Tumhaara’, ‘ The Hero: Love Story of a Spy’, ‘Koi… Mil Gaya’, ‘Lakshya’, ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho, ‘Veer-Zaara’, ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa’, ‘Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen’, ‘Salaam Namaste’and many more.

She also made her debut in Hollywood with ‘The Last Lear’ (2007) and ‘Heaven on Earth’ (2008). She won many awards and nominations including Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress (‘Dil Se…’), Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut (‘Dil Se…’ and ‘Soldier’), Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Filmfare Awards (‘Chori Chori Chupke Chupke’).

In 2003, at the time of the Chhota Shakeel and Bharat Shah case, she was the first recipient of Godfrey’s Mind of Steel Award in the annual Red and White Bravery Awards, which was given to her for the courageous act of standing against the Mumbai Underworld. In 2011, she made her TV debut as a host with the show “Guinness World Record-Ab India Todega”.

She also hosted celebrity TV show ‘Up Close & Personal with PZ and dance reality show “Nach Baliye Season 7”. In 2011 she started her own production company PZNZ company and also bought a team name Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. In September 2017, she hired ownership of the Stellenbosch Kings franchise of South Africa’s T20 Global League.

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband, and More

Preity Zinta is married to Gene Goodenough in Los Angeles. He is an American who works as a Senior Vice-president for Finance at NLine Energy which is a US-based hydroelectric power company.

Boyfriends Shekhar Kapoor,


Preity Zinta & Shekhar Kapoor
Preity Zinta & Shekhar Kapoor

Marc Robinson,

Preity Zinta with her ex-boyfriend Marc
Preity Zinta with her ex-boyfriend Marc

Ness Wadia,

Preity Zinta with her ex-boyfriend Ness
Preity Zinta with her ex-boyfriend Ness

Gene Goodenough

Marital Status Married
Husband Gene Goodenough


Preity Zinta with her husband Gene
Preity Zinta with her husband Gene

Favorite Things

Here we provide you a list of  Preity Zinta’s favorite things.

Favorite Actors Guru Dutt, Sanjay Dutt, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite Actress Not Known
Favorite Social Media App none
Favorite Sport none
Favorite Food Kadhi Chawal, khatti Himachali dal

Preity Zinta

Some Interesting Facts About Preity Zinta

  • Preity Zinta has escaped from death twice. First in 2014 when there was an explosion in the “Temptation concert” in Colombo where she was performing, and the second, when she was in danger when the disaster Indian Ocean Tsunami (2004) happened.
  • She is the brand ambassador of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Her hobbies are dancing, reading, writing, and working at the gym.
  • She is a shoe lover and loves to buy shoes every.
  • She never works on Sunday.
  • She hates waking up early in the morning.
  • She enjoys nature’s beauty.
  • Her bestfriends are Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, and Rani Mukherji.
  • In 2015, she filed a cased and accused Ness Wadia in charge of molestation.
  • She was romantically involved with Shekhar Kapur which led to the divorce of Shekhar Kapur and Suchitra Krishnamurthy.