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| On Updated : Sep 16, 2020 12:22 PM IST

Preity Zinta KXIP Owner: Age, Husband, Movies, Height, IPL, Photos

Preity Zinta Kings XI Punjab Owner: In 2008, Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia and Mohit Burman won the ownership rights for Mohali based team when Indian Premier League was launched. The team was later named as ‘Kings XI Punjab’ and the group had paid $76 million to acquire the franchise.

KXIP owner Preity Zinta was always passionate about cricket and she believes herself to be a good luck charm for her team. She has been part of launching the ticket sales and various promotions for the team. Zinta tries to attend maximum matches from the ground when her team is playing. Preity Zinta also became an owner of a couple of other T20 franchise teams across the globe like Stellenbosch Kings in South Africa's T20 Global League & St Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League.

Preity Zinta Early Life

Bollywood actress Preity Zinta was born on 31st January 1975 in Shimla. She belongs to a Rajpoot family and her father was an Indian Army officer. He died in an unfortunate car accident when Preity Zinta was only 13 years old. Her mother was involved in the accident and was injured badly. Such an early demise of her father forced her to take rapid strides in life at a young age.

Preity Zinta went to the Convent of Jesus and Mary boarding school in Shimla. During her school days, she was very impressed by the creations of William Shakespeare. She developed a strong liking towards literature and decided to pursue a degree in English honours from St. Bede’s college in Shimla. She also completed her post-graduation with a degree in criminal psychology. After all that, she decided to take modelling as her career option.

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Preity Zinta Movies

Preity Zinta’s first assignment was a television commercial with Perk chocolates. After that commercial, she went with her friend for an audition at Shekhar Kapur’s office. The director insisted her to give an audition too and after seeing her audition, he was impressed. As a result, Shekhar Kapur decided to hand her the debut in Tara Rum Pum Pum opposite Hrithik Roshan but the shooting of the film was cancelled, unfortunately. However, Shekhar Kapur recommended her for Mani Ratnam’s Dil Se.., which became her debut release.

Preity Zinta started shooting for Kundan Shah’s Kya Kehna and Soldier earlier but both the films got delayed. She also acted in a couple of Telugu films afterwards opposite to Mahesh Babu. Shortly after that, her performance in Tanuja Chandra’s Sangharsh received an amazing response from the film fraternity. Preity Zinta was on her way to become a high-demand actress in the Bollywood industry after that hit.

The graph of Preity Zinta skyrocketed during the period of 2000 to 2006. She worked with almost all the top tier actors and directors. Her successful projects included the likes of Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, Mission Kashmir, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Farz, Dil Chahta Hai, Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke, Dil Hai Tumhaara, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Armaan, Koi… Mil Gaya, Salaam Namaste, Jaan-E-Mann, etc. After 2007, she worked only towards the art films and tried to give another wing to her career. After a sabbatical, she made her comeback in a romantic comedy named as Ishkq in Paris in the year 2013.

In other works apart from films, Preity Zinta was a column writer for BBC News Online South Asia during 2004-05. She has done various world tours and stage performances with high-profile names of the industry. She made her television debut in 2011 as the host for the show Guinness World Records – Ab India Todega. She also judged the seventh season of dance reality show Nach Baliye in 2015.

Personal Details

Full Name: Preity G Zinta

Preity Zinta Nickname: PZ

Preity Zinta Father Name: Late Durganand Zinta (Army officer)

Preity Zinta Mother Name: Nilprabha Zinta

Sisters’ Names: NA

Preity Zinta Brother Name: Deepankar Zinta & Manish Zinta

Preity Zinta Birthday: 31st January, 1975

Preity Zinta Age (as on September 2020): 45 Years

Place of Birth: Shimla, India

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Preity Zinta Husband Name: Gene Goodenough

Preity Zinta Husband Age: NA

Preity Zinta Ex-boyfriend: Shekhar Kapur (Director), Marc Robinson (Actor & Model), Ness Wadia (Businessman)

Preity Zinta Residence: San Francisco

Education: Graduate (English Honours), Postgraduate (Criminal Psychology)

School: Convent of Jesus and Mary Boarding school, Shimla

College: St. Bede’s College, Shimla

Religion: Hinduism

Hobbies: Dancing, Reading, Writing

Tattoo: NA

Net Worth: $30 million

Physical Appearance

Preity Zinta Height: 162 cm/ 5’4”

Preity Zinta Weight: 52 Kg

Eye Colour: Light Brown

Hair Colour: Brown

Preity Zinta Figure, Body Measurements: 32-26-32

Interesting Facts about Preity Zinta

  • In one of her columns for BBC News Online, she wrote about her two experiences when she escaped the death narrowly in 2004: during a stage show blast in Colombo & Tsunami in Thailand.
  • Preity Zinta has also worked with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to stop increasing human trafficking in India.
  • The University of East London awarded Preity Zinta with an Honorary Doctorate of Arts in the year 2010.

Preity Zinta Favourites

Favourite Food: Kadhi Chawal, Khatti Himachali dal

Preity Zinta Favourite Actors: Amir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Guru Dutt

Favourite Colour: Electric Blue

Favourite Perfumes: Valentino & Roberto Cavalli

Favourite Destinations: Greece, New Zealand & Vienna

Favourite Car: Lexus LX 470

Favourite Film: Titanic

Social Media Handles

Preity Zinta Twitter: @realpreityzinta

Preity Zinta Instagram: @realpz

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