Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Preity Zinta


Preity Zinta


She is an Indian Film Actress, Model, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Columnist, Television Presenter, Entrepreneur & Founder of PZNZ Media. She is also a co-founder of IPL team Kings XI Punjab.Preity Zinta was born on 31 January 1975 in Shimla and brought up in Rohru, Shimla. She takes a lot of interest in playing basketball during her childhood. She 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 a graduation in English honors and postgraduation in Criminal Psychology from St. Bede’s College, Shimla. Before marriage, she used to live at C/10A, Ranwar, Waroda Road Bandra (west) in Mumbai and now she is settling in the USA but time to time she has comes to her hometown Shimla.

Family, Caste, Boyfriends & Husband:

She belongs to a middle-class Hindu Vishwakarma family. Her father Durganand Zinta, was an officer in the Indian Army who was died in a road accident when she was just 13 years old. Her mother Nilprabha is a homemaker who was also injured in the road accident. This accident made her strong enough to become mature.She is the only sister of her two brothers (a year older and a year younger); Deepankar who is a commissioned officer in the Indian Army and Manish, lives in California.She does not believe in religion or caste. In an interview with The Times of India, she comments, “I believe in good deeds, in karma, I don’t believe in going to temples. For me, religion is very personal. It’s all about having faith … We have heard and read that all religions are equal. Now I am increasingly believing in this.”

She was in a relationship with many celebrities but she denied such relations. Initially, she was in a relationship with the director Shekhar Kapur for a short period.After that, she had an affair with model and actor Marc Robinson but due to some unknown reasons, they got separated.She started dating Bombay Dyeing heir businessman Ness Wadia from February 2005 to May 2009. Their reason for the breakup was that Preity was molested, threatened and abused by him at an IPL match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 30 May.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. Both tied the knot as per the Hindu rituals in Los Angeles.


She started her career as an ad model. In 1996, she was featured in the Perk’s chocolates ad.

Later she got 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 from 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.Apart from Hindi films, she has also worked in regional films; Telugu, English and Punjabi languages. In between 1998 and 1999, she worked in 2 Telugu movies ‘Premante Idera’ and ‘Raja Kumarudu’.

After that, she again appeared in many Hindi movies which gave her a recognition in the Bollywood film industry like ‘Mission Kashmir ‘, ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, ‘Chori Chori Chupke Chupke’, ‘ Dil Hai Tumhaara’, ‘ The Hero: Love Story of a Spy’, ‘Koi… Mil Gaya’, ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’, ‘Lakshya’, ‘Veer-Zaara’,’ Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen’, ‘Salaam Namaste’, ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ and many more.She also acted in the English movies – ‘The Last Lear’ (2007) and ‘Heaven on Earth’ (2008).

After 2 years of break, she was featured in the film ‘Ishkq in Paris’ (also co-written by Zinta), which received mostly negative reviews.

In appreciation of her work in the Bollywood she won many achievements, nominations, awards and accolades like  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’),  Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress (‘Heaven on Earth’) etc.


She was brilliant in studies.

She 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 at the danger area when the disaster Indian Ocean Tsunami (2004) took place.

She is the brand ambassador of her hometown state of Himachal Pradesh.

She is the co-owner of IPL team, Kings XI Punjab.

She is a bubbly and jolly nature person and she said that she was a tomboy girl during her childhood.

She loves to buy kind of shoes every time she goes shopping.

She never works on Sundays.

Since 2006, Zinta has been the brand ambassador for the Godfrey Phillips Bravery Awards since the ‘Chhota Shakeel’ case.

She is the huge fan of Guru Dutt, Sanjay Dutt, Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan.

Her favorite movies are ‘Titanic’ and ‘DDLJ’.

Kadhi chawal, khatti Himachali dal, mango pizza, butter chilies with onions are her favorite food.

She usually uses Valentino, Gucci’s Envy, and Roberto Cavalli brand perfumes.

She likes to spend her holidays in Greece, New Zealand or Vienna. 

Electric blue and golden are her favorite colors.

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