Preity Zinta is one of the most accomplished actresses in the Indian entertainment industry. Coming from a Rajput family, Preity Zinta has successfully carved a niche for herself, such that she is rated among the highest-paid Hindi film actresses in the 2000s. Aside from being an actress, she is also a media personality and business mogul.
Her interest in the performing arts began when she was very young. She was born into a Rajput family on the 31st of January 1975. She completed her basic education at the Convent of Jesus and Mary in Shimla. Thereafter, she went on to acquire a degree in English from St. Bede’s College, Shimla. She also got a postgraduate degree in Psychology from the same University. It was after her postgraduate degree in criminal psychology that she decided to venture into modeling, which didn’t fetch her as much fame as her acting career, which she later began.
As an actress, Zinta’s name and skill began to draw attention as she found herself featuring in Hindi movies, as well as Punjabi, Telugu, and English language films. Films like Soldier and Kya Kehna Zinta attracted a wider audience, recognition, as well as an increased amount of critics. Aside from taking part in films, Zinta has hosted several TV shows and also served as a commentator for BBC News Online.
Preity Zinta’s steady rise in the show business has further fueled a growing curiosity to know more about her family background. While fans are eager to know more about her family life, husband and children, we bring you the details of her family below.
How She Met Her Husband Gene Goodenough
Although Zinta has not revealed many details about her love life. She gave a hint to her fans on Facebook that she first met Gene in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, after which they dated for about half a decade. While the TV actress Zinta is an open-minded person when the issue of religion is brought forward, her husband Gene was raised in a Christian home and he still maintains Christianity as his choice of religion.
Zinta and her longtime boo officially sealed their love in 2016, when they tied the knot in a Hindi wedding ceremony held in Los Angeles. The ceremony was graced by their family members and close friends. Her husband studied Management and is a graduate of Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles. While he was there, Gene was classmates with Rob Kardashian. He currently works as the Senior Vice-President for Finance at NLine Energy Inc.
Preity Zinta has an amazing family and she and her husband are a perfect fit for each other. While Zinta has a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.62 meters), her husband is reportedly 6 feet tall. She also weighs 52 kg, which complements her body measurements of 32-26-32 inches, while her husband weighs 84 kg.
Before Preity Zinta Became Married to Gene Goodenough, She had Other Boyfriends
Preity Zinta officially became a married woman on 29 February 2016 but before then, she has had her fair share of romantic relationships. She is known to have dated some well-known business moguls and even Bollywood stars. That notwithstanding, she has publicly denied being romantically involved with most of the personalities she’s linked with. We are aware of her roughly one-year relationship with Indian actor and model, Marc Robinson, as well as her widely reported affair with the Indian business magnate and Bombay Dyeing heir, Ness Wadia.
Her relationship with the latter was quite longer than the former, as they dated from February 2005 to May 2009. Their relationship came to an end after Zinta filed a complaint against him, alleging that he molested her at the Wankhede Stadium. A few years later, the news about her marital union with Gene Goodenough, her long-time American partner, came public on February 29, 2016, after they had a private ceremony in Los Angeles.
Does She Have Any Kids?
Sometime in 2018, Preity Zinta was photographed outside her parents’ Mumbai home trying to cover a baby bump. And if reports are to be believed, that means the couple is expecting their first child. However, the actress and her husband are yet to comment on the ongoing speculations.
Additionally, in keeping up with her philanthropic demeanor, Preity adopted 34 orphaned kids on her 34th birthday. She is committed to seeing all the kids through school and providing care and love to them, to the best of her ability.
Who Are Her Other Family Members and What Are They Up To?
Preity Zinta was born into a family from the town Rohru in the district of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. Her father Durgarand Zinta was an officer in the Indian army but he tragically passed away in an accident that also involved Pietry’s mother Nilphrabha. At the time, Preity was just 13 years old. She has an older brother named Deepankar and a younger brother, Manish. While Deepankar followed his father’s footsteps and joined the army, Manish lives in California. Zinta’s father’s military background and her brothers turned her into what she describes as a tomboy.