Preity Zinta was born on 31 January 1975 in a Rajput family in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. Preity Zinta is an Indian actress and entrepreneur. Zinta completed her schooling and college in the Shimla district. After that Preity Zinta started her career in modeling and as an actress and she is a famous actress today. Zinta made her acting debut in Dil Se in 1998 and played a Haiham role in Soldier the same year. These performances earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Preity Zinta Acting Career
Zinta has also acted in two Telugu films Raja Kumarudu and Premante Idera. Preity Zinta told that when she started her career, some of her friends used to tease her that she would wear a white saree and dance in the rain. In 2000 she was recognized for her role as a teenage single mother in the film Kya Kehna. After that Preeti worked somewhere in Hindi films. And she is credited with contributing to a change in the concept of Indian film heroines and has also received several awards. In 2003, Preity Zinta received the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film Kal Ho Naa Ho.
Preeti went on to act in some well-grossing films like Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Dil Hai Tumhaara, Dil Chahta Hai, Koi… Mil Gaya, and Veer-Zaara. Apart from being an actress. Preity is also a social worker, television presenter, stage artist, and the founder of the production company PZNZ Media. Between 2004 and 2005, she wrote several columns for BBC News Online South Asia. Since 2008 co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Punjab Kings, and since 2017 the owner of the South African T20 Global League cricket team Stellenbosch Kings.
Early life and background
Preity Zinta belongs to a Rajput family and her father Durganand Zinta was an officer in the Indian Army. Preeti’s father died in a car accident when she was only 13 years old. The accident also involved his mother Neelaprabha, who was seriously injured and was bedridden for two years as a result. Preeti has 2 brothers Deepankar and Manish. Dipankar is a commissioned officer in the Indian Army, while Manish lives in California. Preeti completed her schooling at the Convent of Jesus and Mary Boarding School in Shimla and earned a degree from St. Bede’s College, Shimla, she was also a basketball player. Preeti then started modeling and her first television commercial was for Perk Chocolates.
Other Work – Column Writing
In 2004, Zinta joined a group of South Asian commentators for BBC News Online. His first column, “The Changing Face of Bollywood”, published in January 2004, discusses the evolution of Bollywood over the past decade. The column became one of the site’s ten most-read stories of the day. In another column, “Odds Stacked Against Indian Women”, Zinta analyzed the phenomenon of eve teasing in India and criticized those who practice it. The column attracted the attention of readers around the world, and she received thousands of comments about it. E-mails received. It was particularly appreciated by women for its stand against the mistreatment of Indian women. her third column, “The Darkness That All Actors Fear”, was a more personal column and was an account of an actor’s life. Roop dealt with her stardom, fans, insecurities, and fears. her fourth and final column in late 2004, titled “Facing Death in Sri Lanka and Thailand”, described two of his near-death experiences.
Preeti is also involved in humanitarian work and has supported women’s causes, notably protests against female feticide in India, an AIDS awareness campaign, performed to raise funds for victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Promoted blood donation, and in 2007, part of the NDTV shows Jai Jawan, Zinta visited Hisar, Haryana. During this visit, he met children with disabilities at a special school set up by the army. And Zinta also painted for the benefit of street children. She joined the efforts of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to combat human trafficking in India. In January 2010, Zinta was appointed as the brand ambassador of the Loomba Trust, an organization working for the welfare of widows and their children. Preeti has brought laurels not only to Himachal Pradesh but to the whole of India.
On 29 February 2016, Preity Zinta married her American partner Gene Goodenough in a private ceremony in Los Angeles. Goodenough is senior vice president of finance at Enline Energy, an American hydroelectric company. In 2021, she and her husband became parents to twins, a boy, and a girl, through surrogacy. In an interview given to the Times of India, Preeti said that she believes in doing good deeds. Not in any religion or caste. Preity Zinta’s name has come into many controversies. In 2003, as a witness in the Bharat Shah case, he testified against the Indian mafia. For which he was also honored later. On 13 June 2014, Zinta lodged a complaint with the Mumbai Police against Ness Wadia, alleging that he had molested, threatened, and abused her at an IPL match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 30 May. Wadia had denied the allegations and the Bombay High Court had quashed the complaint after an amicable settlement.