Preity Zinta was born on 31st January 1975 in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh state. She attended Convent of Jesus and Mary boarding school and St. Bede’s College, both in Shimla. She holds honours degree in English and psychology. During her college days she used to play basketball for her college team.
She started her career as a model and her first commercial was Perk chocolates in 1996. She made her film debut in 1998 through Dil Se… co-starring Shahrukh Khan and Manisha Koirala, the film was a huge blockbuster hit and Preity Zinta earned Filmfare Best Female Debut award for her performance in the film. She subsequently appeared in commercial hits like Soldier co-starring Bobby Deol and Raakhee, Premante Idera co-starring Venkatesh and Brahmanandam, Raja Kumarudu co-starring Mahesh Babu and Prakash Raj, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke co-starring Salman Khan and Rani Mukerji, Dil Chahta Hai co-starring Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Kulkarni and Akshaye Khanna, Koi… Mil Gaya co-starring Hrithik Roshan and Rekha, among other films.
She received Godfrey’s Mind of Steel Award for her bravery in Bharat Shah case wherein she testified against Indian mafia. Apart from films she also ventured into cricket business, she co-owned Kings XI Punjab team in IPL 2008. In 2011 she entered television as a host of the show “Guinness World Records – Ab India Todega” which was aired on Colors Channel. She later also hosted a chat show Up Close & Personal with PZ aired on UTV Stars.
Preity Zinta family members’ names, childhood and photos
She was born to Durganand Zinta, Indian Army officer and Nilprabha, house maker. Her father died in a car accident when she was just 13 years old kid, her mother was also injured in the accident.
She has two brothers. Elder brother named Deepankar who serves in Indian Army and her younger brother named Manish lives in California.