Preity Zinta was born on 31st January (1975) in Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Basically, her family comes from Rohru, a district of Shimla. She was born with a name Preetam Zinta Singh and afterward got fame with her nickname Preity Zinta. She has to face harsh realities of life when she was only 13 years old.
Her father, Durganand Zinta was a prestigious army officer in Indian army died in a car accident. Her mother nilprabha Zinta also became the bait of that horrifying accident but she somehow survived after remaining bedridden for more than two years. This incident forced Preity to get matured very early and leaves her with a never forgetting memory and also ruining her teenage phase.
Zinta has two brothers: elder brother is Deepankar Zinta who is an army officer and younger Manish Zinta works and lives in California. She is Hindu and a constant believer in spirituality. Her hobbies are doing a workout in gym, dancing, playing basketball. She has approx 54 kgs weight and about 5’4” height. After struggling she joined modeling in 1997. Her first commercial television shot was for perk chocolates then came the other for liril soap and besides this, she gave photo shoots for magazines and catalogs.
The mesmerizing actress started her career by fortunately meeting a director at friends birthday party in 1996. She was called for an audition and luckily got selected. She started her career with a superhit film Dil se in 1998 and then in 1999 in soldier and earned many awards for best female debut.
After than she constantly worked in many films those were hit blockbusters of time including Koi mil Gaya(2003), veer zaara ( 2004), salaam namaste (2006), Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (2007). Zinta did her first international Canadian film Heaven or Earth and received Silver Hugo award(2008) for best actress.
She married to long time boyfriend Gene Goodenough on 28th Feb 2016 in Los Angeles. Her husband is a senior vice president for finance at hydroelectric company name NLine energy.
Zinta did her schooling from Convent of Jesus and Mary boarding school in Shimla and then went to Lawrence school in Solan. She got graduation in English hons and post graduation in criminal psychology from st Bede’s college in Shimla.
She reveals the alienation she experienced during school times.so She indulges her mind in studies and a passionate love emerged in her for literature and poetry. She was a brilliant student and always get good grades. In her ideal time, she used to play basketball and other sports.
Preity Zinta Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $32 million US dollars as of 2017. Preity has proved herself and did applauding work in Bollywood and south movies. Her salary for per movie is around 5 crores.The main source of her net worth is from conducting IPL and movies. Her large part of net worth comes from advertisement. She charges 4-5 lakh per advertisement.
Zinta is one of the richest actresses presently. She owns Ipl team king XI Punjab which is estimated worth 78 million dollars with Ness Wadia with whom she had a strong personal relation once. Her property includes Kamalistan studios which present worth is 600 crores market value. Owning 2 big houses in Mumbai and a one in Shimla and a lavishing bungalow in Beverly hills in U.S. most of her investments are in real estate
She owns a great car collection including a Lexus LX 470 which is an eco-friendly vehicle worth $ 65.000 with a powerful engine and fitted with Bluetooth and backup camera. She uses products from top brands Gucci and Versace.
In 2011 she launched her own production company PZNZ media. She became successful in advertisements before coming on a big screen. Whether in ads or a movie she showed herself a very diversified actress and model.
She owns several restaurants ( “fat Zinta burger), a football team( “Shimla angels”) own a vodka brand ( “pure wonder Zinta”)
Bollywood movie awards 1999
Best debut award winner for Soldier.
Nominated for best actress for 4 movies:
Dil hai tumhara(2003), Kal ho naa ho(2004), veer zaara(2005), salaam namaste(2006). And best-supporting actress in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna.
Winner best female debut for soldier and dil se(1999) best actress in Kal ho naa ho(2004).
Silver Hugo international award winner for best actress in 2008
Genie awards nominated for a heaven or Earth (2008)
She was awarded for leading in India’s 3 highest grossing films in the year 2003: the hero, koi..mil Gaya, Kal ho Na ho.
Apsara film and television producers guild awards 2004:
nominated for leading and supporting role in Kal ho Na ho and Armaan
As for the latest reports, she had decided not to continue in the film world but her husband pushed her back to the screen, she will be back on big screen with sunny Deol in bhaiyyaji super hit. This will be the action comedy drama which was delayed for the past few years and is now revived soon in Benares.
Zinta proves it that whatever the conditions arise in front of a person, a person should never step back rather face every difficulty with strength and courage. Experiencing the worse condition at an early age she rises as a whole damn fire without being stopped by the bad situations and eventually became the star of Bollywood cinema and a perfect inspiration for all of us.