Preity Zinta is an Indian film actress and entrepreneur. One of the most popular and highest-paid Hindi film actresses in the 2000s, she has appeared in Hindi films of Bollywood, as well as Telugu, Punjabi and English films. These performances earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and she was later recognized for her role as a teenaged single mother in Kya Kehna. Among Zinta’s film awards are two Filmfare Awards, Best Female Debut for Dil Se.., Soldier and Best Actress for Kal Ho Naa Ho.

Birth Name

Preity G Zinta




Actress, Producer, Entrepreneur



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Preity Zinta was born on 31st of January 1975, in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.


She’s currently 47 year sold.


Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Sun Sign



Asian (Indian)




Kshatriya (Rajput)


Preity studied at the Convent of Jesus and Mary boarding school in Shimla, India. Upon graduating from the boarding school in Sanawar (The Lawrence School) at age 18, Zinta enrolled at St. Bede’s College in Shimla. She graduated from college with an  English honors degree and then started a graduate programmer in psychology. She earned a postgraduate degree in criminal psychology but later took up modelling.


Family Details

  • Father – Durganand Zinta (Army Officer)
  • Mother – Nilprabha Zinta

  • Siblings – Deepankar Zinta (Older Brother), Manish Zinta (Younger Brother)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Preity Zinta has dated –

  • Marc Robinson (2000-2002) – In 2000 Preity was involved with Indian actor and model Marc Robinson. The relationship, however, did not last long and they parted ways in 2002.

  • Ness Wadia (2006-2009) – Preity was in a serious relationship with Indian businessman Ness Wadia. They began dating in 2006 and separated in 2009.

  • Gene Goodenough (2016- Present) – In 29 February 2016, Zinta married her long-time American partner Gene Goodenough at a private ceremony in Los Angeles. Goodenough is Senior Vice-President for Finance at NLine Energy, a US-based hydroelectric power company.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 2 inches
  • In centimeters – 158 cm
  • In meters – 1.58 m


  • In Kilograms – 58 kg
  • In Pounds – 128 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 33-25-33
  • Bust – 33 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 33 inches
  • Bra Size – 32C

Body Build


Eye Color

Light Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 6.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Preity playing the role of Priya Bakshi in the Indian Hindi drama film Kya Kehna, playing the character of Nisha Mehra in Hindi-language science fiction film Koi… Mil Gaya and the owner of production company PZNZ Media, a co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kings XI Punjab (2008) and the owner of the South-African T20 Global League cricket team Stellenbosch Kings (2017).

Film Debut

In 1998, Zinta made her first film appearance Hindi movie Dil Se... In this film, she played the role of Preity Nair alongside Shahrukh Khan and Manisha Koirala.

Television Debut

In 2000, Preity made her first television show appearance in the Indian quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati.

Brand Endorsements

Preity had Endorsement work for brands like Cadbury Perk & Liril.

Preity Zinta Favorites

  • Favorite Actor – Sanjay DuttAamir KhanShahrukh Khan
  • Favorite Film – Titanic
  • Favorite TV Shows – The Simpsons
  • Favorite Song – Main Yahan Hoon from Veer-Zaara
  • Favorite Perfume Brand – Valentino and Roberto Cavalli
  • Favorite Destination – Greece, New Zealand, Vienna
  • Favorite Perfume – Gucci’s Envy
  • Favorite Musician – A. R. Rahman
  • Favorite Color – Electric Blue
  • Favorite Food – Kadhi Chawal, Khatti Himachali Dal

Preity Zinta Net worth

Preity Zinta has an estimated net worth of $30 million dollars as of 2022.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Preity Zinta

  • Preity lost her father in a car accident, when she was only 13 years old. Her mother was also a part of the accident and was on bed rest for 2 years. She considers that accident as the major turning point of her life.
  • As a child, she was a tomboy and due to her father’s military background, she lived a pretty disciplined life.
  • As a student, she was inclined towards literature and particularly loved the works of William Shakespeare and poetry and did pretty well in her exams.
  • In school, she was also into sports and loved to play Basket Ball.
  • In 1996, Preity met a director at a friend’s birthday party after which she went on to appear in her first TV commercial for Perk Chocolates.
  • She never works on Sundays.
  • Preity has appeared in Hindi, Telugu, Punjabi and English films and was one of the most popular and highest-paid Hindi film actresses in the 2000s.
  • In 2001, Zinta earned positive reviews for her role in Farhan Akhtar’s National Film Award-winning Dil Chahta Hai.
  • In 2002, Zinta collaborated once again with director Kundan Shah, as the protagonist in the family drama Dil Hai Tumhaara, alongside Rekha, Mahima Chaudhry and Arjun Rampal.
  • In 2003, she was surrounded by controversies when she testified against Indian Mafia and gave the statement that she had received extortion threats from underworld during the shooting of her film Chori Chori Chupke Chupke. After the testimony, she was provided with witness protection and stayed out of public eyes for almost 2 months.
  • In 2004, Preity joined a group of South Asian commentators for BBC News Online.
  • In 2004, the actress narrowly escaped death when an explosion took place in a concert during the Temptation Tour in Colombo, Shri Lanka and again when the Indian Ocean earthquake occurred.
  • In 2005, along with other Bollywood stars, Zinta performed at the HELP! Telethon Concert raising money for the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
  • In 2006, Preity was placed at 41 position on the UK magazine Eastern Eye‘s Asia’s Sexiest Women list.
  • In 2009, on her 34th birthday, Zinta adopted 34 girls from the Mother Miracle orphanage in Rishikesh and took the responsibility of financially supporting their education, food and clothing.
  • In January 2010, she was appointed the brand ambassador of The Loomba Trust, an organisation that works for the welfare of widows and their children.
  • In 2011, she made her television debut as the host of the show Guinness World Records – Ab India Todega on Colors Channel.
  • In December 2012, Preity returned to the stage with the Temptation Reloaded concert in Jakarta (joined by Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji and Bipasha Basu).
  • In 2015, she featured as a talent judge for the seventh season of the dance reality show Nach Baliye.
  • In September 2017, Zinta became the owner of the Stellenbosch Kings franchise of South Africa’s T20 Global League.
  • In June 13, 2014, the actress filed a complaint against her then-boyfriend Ness Wadia and alleged him of molestation, threatening and abusing at an IPL match.
  • In September 2017, Zinta became the owner of the Stellenbosch Kings franchise of South Africa’s T20 Global League.


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