Preity Zinta Net Worth

Preity Zinta Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Preity Zinta net worth is
$30 Million

Preity Zinta Wiki Biography

Preity Zinta was born on 31 January 1975, in Shimla, India, and is an actress best known for her appearances in Indian movies such as “Soldier”, “Kya Kehna”, “Koi..Mil Gaya” and many others. What is more, Zinta is the founder of PZNZ Media, a film production company. Preity has also written many articles for BBC News Online, and is also involved in humanitarian work.

So just how rich is Preity Zinta? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that Preity’s net worth is up to $30 million as of mid-2016, gathered during her career in the Indian film industry still spanning less than 20 years. As Zinta is only 41 years-old and she continues her career, her net worth might become even higher.

Preity Zinta Net Worth $30 Million

Zinta’s father was an Indian Army officer, but was killed in a car accident when she was 13, which seriously injured her mother who became bedridden. The accident made Zinta more mature than other kids of her age were. She was educated at the Convent of Jesus and Mary boarding school in Shimla, then at St. Bede’s College in Shimla, graduating with an English honours degree, and subsequently earning a postgraduate degree in criminal psychology. However, after a chance meeting with a film director, she took up modelling,  starting as a model for several commercials such as for Liril and Perk chocolates. Preity Zinta’s net worth started to grow from that time.

Preity’s debut in the movie industry is considered to be “Dil Se…”, directed by Mani Ratnam, which although a minor role, it still got her noticed and acclaimed. Later Preity acted in the movie “Soldier”, directed by Abbas – Mustan, in which Zinta had an opportunity to work with Raakhee and Bobby Deol. Other movies that Zinta acted at the beginning of her career include “Raju Kumarudu”, “Premante Idera” and “Sangharsh”. One of the most praised roles of Zinta gave was in the movie “Kya Kehna” – Preity became even more popular and respected as an actress after this movie, and the film’s success had a huge impact on the growth of Preity’s net worth.

Other movies that Zinta appeared in – now numbering over 40 –  include “Mission Kashmir”, “Chori Chori Chupke Chupke”, “Armaan”, “Kal Ho Naa Ho” among many others. Preity’s first English movie was “The Last Year”, directed by Rituparno Ghosh and working with Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Divya Dutta and others. From that time not only did Preity Zinta’s net worth became higher, but she also became popular all around the world, particularly as Zinta embarked on stage shows and world tours – Craze 2001, Temptation 2004, From India with Love, The Unforgettable Tour are only few shows and tours that Zinta was a part of. This of course added to Preity’s net worth.

During her career Zinta has won over 20 awards, including internationally, such as a Filmfare Award, Planet Bollywood People’s Choice, BBC Film Café Awards, Chicago International Film Festival, and was nominated for a Genie Award. Uniquely for an actress, she was the recipient of  Godfrey’s Mind of Steel Award at the annual Red and White Bravery Awards in 2003, given for her “courageous act” of standing against the Mumbai Underworld.

In her personal life, in February 2016, Zinta married Gene Goodenough, her long-time American partner. She has strongly denied rumours of romantic associations over the preceding years.

Preity Zinta also does some humanitarian work. She is an ambassador of Godfrey Phillips National Bravery Movement. Zinta was a part of blood donation campaigns, AIDS awareness campaign and many more.

Full NamePreity Zinta
Net Worth$30 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 31, 1975
Place Of BirthShimla, India
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
ProfessionActor, Model, Presenter, Businessperson
EducationConvent of Jesus and Mary boarding school in Shimla, St. Bede's College in Shimla
SpouseGene Goodenough(m. 2016)
ParentsDurganand Zinta, Nilprabha Zinta
SiblingsManish Zinta, Deepanker Zinta
NicknamesPreetam Singh , Preity Zinta Bollywood , Preity Zintar , Priety Zinta
AwardsFilmfare Award for Best Actress (2004), Bollywood People's Choice, BBC Film Café Awards, IIFA Award for Best Actress/Most Glamorous Star of the Year (2004, 2006), Zee Cine Awards, CIFF International Feature Competition - Silver Hugo Best Actress (2008),Bollywood Movie Award – Best Female Debut (1...
NominationsFilmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress, Genie Award for Best Performance (2009), Zee Cine Awards for Best Actress, Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (2004)
MoviesHappy Ending (2014), Ishkq in Paris (2013), Main Aurr Mrs Khanna (2009), Soldier (1998), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
TV ShowsAndaaz (2014, TV Series), Bollywood Queens Vol. 2 (2006, Video), IIFA 2007 Backstage (Video documentary, 2008), Nach Baliye, Kaun Banega Crorepati? (2000), Up Close & Personal with PZ, 49th Manikchand Filmfare Awards 2003 (2004), Guinness World Records – Ab India Todega
1Her dimples
Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001)रू2,500,000
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.
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


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


Ishkq in Paris2013producer


Ishkq in Paris2013

Assistant Director

Haqeeqat1995assistant director


Om Shanti Om2007very big thanks


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

Koffee with Karan2004TV SeriesHerself

Won Awards

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
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

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)

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