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Preity Zinta

Biography

Indian actress who portrayed a adolescent mother within the film Kya Kehna. She created, wrote, and performed Ishkq in Ishkq in Paris. She went to St. Bede’s university in Shimla. She’s created for BBC Information Online. Her initial article was known as “The Changing encounter of Bollywood.” She was romantically associated with model Marc Robinson. She wedded Gene Goodenough in Feb 2016. She starred alongside Saif Ali Khan in Salaam Namaste.

Quick Facts


Full Name Preity Zinta
Date Of Birth January 31, 1975
Place Of Birth Shimla, India
Height 1.63 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education University of Mumbai, Harvard University
Nationality Indian
Spouse Gene Goodenough
Parents Durganand Zinta, Nilprabha Zinta
Siblings Manish Zinta, Deepanker Zinta
Awards Filmfare Award for Best Actress, Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress, IIFA Award for Best Actress, Stardust Award for Actor of the Year – Female, IIFA Award for Style Diva of the Year, Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut, IIFA Award for Most Glamorous Star of the Year, Filmfare Lux New Face Award, Zee Cine Queen of Hearts Award, Zee Cine Award for Superstar of the Year - Actress, Bollywood Movie Award – Best Female Debut, Bollywood Movie Award – Best Promising Actress
Nominations Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress, Filmfare Award for Best Villain – Tamil, Zee Cine Award for Best Actress, Zee Cine Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, IIFA Award for Star of the Decade (Female), Guild Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Indian Telly Award for Best Anchor/s, Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Movies Kya Kehna, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Veer-Zaara, Dil Hai Tumhaara, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Ishkq in Paris, Dil Se, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, The Hero: Love Story of a Spy, Salaam Namaste, Jaan-E-Mann, Dil Chahta Hai, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega..., Koi... Mil Gaya, Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke, Farz, Armaan, Sangharsh, Mission Kashmir, Lakshya, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Bhaiyyaji Superhitt, Heaven on Earth, Soldier, Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa, The Last Lear, Krrish, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen, Main Aurr Mrs Khanna, Raja Kumarudu, Heroes, Premante Idera, Har Pal, Punjab Gold
TV Shows Nach Baliye, Up Close & Personal with PZ, Guinness World Records – Ab India Todega
Star Sign Aquarius

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1Starred in Shekhar Kapur's shelved film "Mantra"(2004), directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.Hrithik Roshan was approached for the lead role but declined.
2Feroz Khan had signed Preity Zinta for the Hindi remake of Tamil film " Kaaka Kaaka". He was going to produce the film with son Fardeen Khan in the lead. After his demise, Fardeen gave the remake rights to Vipul Shah who made the film as " Force".
3Niece Maya Zinta debuted in Ishkq In Paris.
4After the release of "Prem Aggan" Partho Gosh had signed Fardeen Khan and Preity Zinta for a film titled " Chaiyaan Chaiyaan". He decided to shelve the film a year later.
5Listed #41 by UK magazine Eastern Eye one of "Asia's Sexiest Women" (Sept/ 2006).
6Very close friends with actor Hrithik Roshan and his wife 'Suzanne Khan'.
7Her good friends in the industry include Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Bobby Deol, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Saif Ali Khan.
8When not shooting she used to return to her home town Shimla. She recently moved into her own home in Mumbai, which she bought in mid-2005.
9In May 2006, along with Karan Johar she received an invitation to represent Bollywood at the Cannes Film Festival. They took this opportunity to promote the film Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006).
10Appeared in Manish Malhotra fashion show Freedom (2006).
11She narrowly escaped death twice in late 2004, once after an explosion at a Temptation concert in Colombo, and later in the Indian Ocean Tsunami.
12She joined a group of top stars (Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Rampal and Priyanka Chopra) in the Temptation 2004 concert, which was a huge international success.
13Has written three columns for BBC South Asia.
14Has two brothers, Deepanker Zinta and Manish Zinta, a year older and a year younger respectively. One of her brothers is a commissioned officer in the Indian Army.
15Her father, Durganand Zinta was an officer in the Indian Army. Durganand Zinta died when Preity was thirteen, in a car accident in which her mother, Nilprabha Zinta was also involved. Her mother was bedridden because of this incident.
16Is a major fan of the hit TV series The Simpsons (1989).
17She won the IIFA Style Diva Award (2005).
18Won Best Actress at Stardust Awards for Veer-Zaara (2004).
19Critics began to take notice of her after her performance in Kya Kehna (2000).
20Has won over 4 awards for Kya Kehna (2000) and 7 Awards for Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003).
21Turned down the lead in Marigold (2007).
22Graduated in Psychology
23Model and TV anchor


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bhaiyyaji Superhitt2016filming
Happy Ending2014Divya
Ishkq in Paris2013Ishkq Marie Elise
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna2009Haseena
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi2008
Heroes2008Kuljeet Kaur
Heaven on Earth2008Chand Kaur Dhillon
The Last Lear2007Shabnam
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom2007Alvira Khan
Jaan-E-Mann: Let's Fall in Love... Again2006Piya
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna2006Riya Saran
Krrish2006Nisha (as Priety Zinta)
Alag: He Is Different.... He Is Alone...2006Special Appearance (Song)
Salaam Namaste2005Ambar "Ambi" Malhotra
Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen2005Priti Damani (as Priety Zinta)
Veer-Zaara2004Zaara Hayaat Khan
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha2004Dr. Parineeta
Lakshya2004Romila 'Romi' Dutta
Kal Ho Naa Ho2003Naina Catherine Kapur
Koi... Mil Gaya2003Nisha
Armaan2003Sonia Kapoor
The Hero: Love Story of a Spy2003Reshma / Ruksar
Dil Hai Tumhaara2002Shalu
Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke2001Sakshi
Dil Chahta Hai2001Shalini
Chori Chori Chupke Chupke2001Madhubala
Farz2001Kajal Singh
Mission Kashmir2000Sufiya Parvez
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega...2000Jahnvi (as Priety Zinta)
Kya Kehna2000Priya Baxi
Kudi Kurmuri Hai Oye2000Short
Dillagi1999Rani (Guest Appearance)
Sangharsh1999CBI Officer Reet Oberoi
Raja Kumarudu1999Rani
Premante Idera1998Shailaja / Shailu (as Preity Zintar)
Soldier1998/IIPreeti Singh
Dil Se..1998Preeti Nair

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ishkq in Paris2013producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ishkq in Paris2013

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Haqeeqat1995assistant director

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Om Shanti Om2007very big thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Andaaz2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
IIFA 2007 Backstage2008Video documentaryHerself
Halla Bol2008Herself
Om Shanti Om2007Herself
52nd Fair One Filmfare Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
Bollywood Queens Vol. 22006VideoHerself
Sunset Bollywood2005DocumentaryHerself
49th Manikchand Filmfare Awards 20032004TV SpecialHerself
Koffee with Karan2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Tinseltown TV2004TV SeriesHerself
Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai2002TV SeriesHerself
Kaun Banega Crorepati?2000TV SeriesGuest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Koffee with Karan2004TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Silver HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest ActressHeaven on Earth (2008)
2006Special AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyMost Glamorous Star of the Year
2005Special AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademySamsung Diva
2005Special AwardScreen Weekly AwardsJodi No. 1· Shah Rukh Khan
2004Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Actress in a Leading RoleKal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
2004Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressKal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
2004Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsSuperstar of the Year - Female
2003Queen of Hearts AwardZee Cine Awards
1999Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Newcomer - FemaleDil Se.. (1998)
1999ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsMost Promising Newcomer - FemaleSoldier (1998)
1999Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsBest Debut - FemaleSoldier (1998)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyFemale Star of the DecadeKal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
2009GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleHeaven on Earth (2008)
2009VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Actress in a Canadian FilmHeaven on Earth (2008)
2007Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActressKabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)
2007Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsBest Supporting ActressKabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)
2006Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Actress in a Leading RoleSalaam Namaste (2005)
2006Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressSalaam Namaste (2005)
2006ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest ActressSalaam Namaste (2005)
2006Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsBest ActressSalaam Namaste (2005)
2005Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressVeer-Zaara (2004)
2005ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest ActressVeer-Zaara (2004)
2005Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsBest ActressVeer-Zaara (2004)
2004Apsara AwardApsara Film Producers Guild AwardsBest ActressKal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
2004Apsara AwardApsara Film Producers Guild AwardsBest Actress In A Supporting RoleArmaan (2003)
2004Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Actress in a Leading RoleKoi... Mil Gaya (2003)
2004Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressKoi... Mil Gaya (2003)
2004Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Actor in a Villainous RoleArmaan (2003)
2004ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest ActressKal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
2004ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest Performance in a Negative RoleArmaan (2003)
2004Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsBest ActressKal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
2003ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest ActressDil Hai Tumhaara (2002)
2002Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyActress in a Leading RoleDil Chahta Hai (2001)
2002Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActressChori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001)
2001Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Actress in a Leading RoleKya Kehna (2000)
2001Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressKya Kehna (2000)
2001ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest ActressKya Kehna (2000)
1999Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActressDil Se.. (1998)

TitleSalary
Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001)रू2,500,000

#Quote
1Love is always real and true love is even more real!
2On love at first sight "It is superficial to fall in love with someone looking at their face. To me I need to discover the person. I would never look at someone and exclaim - He is the one!"
3On the changing face of Indian cinema "At one time I wondered if I was doing the right films, today I know I have made the right choices. Indian cinema is changing, not step by step but by leaps. New blood is coming in, mindsets are changing and our exposure to the world is ever- increasing. I am glad these positive changes are happening when I am in the industry and not ten years from now."
4Acting can truly take a toll on your nerves. I mean we have to be larger than life. Worse, I've seen actors acting off the sets too.
5You know what's the worst part about being an actress? It's the pressure to look gorgeous all the time and to behave perfectly. But I'm not perfect, nobody is.
6To act, you must know pain. You must know what it means to be in love, what it means to be rejected.
7I am proud to be part of today's Bollywood. I love dancing and lip synching to our songs.
8I want to bring a change and do something new and different in my profession, but in the beginning I'll have to toe line, I want to be known as a performer not a star.
9I am single and desperately looking for a good man in my life. I did have major crushes when I was younger but no serious relationship.
10Whenever I came across something that influenced me, I wanted to be that. So it varied from an astronaut, airhostess, army girl, to truck driver. Once, I wanted to be a nun - my mother wanted me to change schools after that...
11I lost my father when I was 13-years-old. He was a great man, my father, and very intelligent. I love him very much. I believe it's very important that parents have a personal connection with their children. It helps kids feel more secure, have a feeling of family, makes them feel loved.

#Trademark
1Her dimples

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