She was born on 31 January 1975. She belongs to a Rajput family. She is from Shimla. She was born to Durganand Zinta who was in the Indian Army. When she was 13 years, her father died in a car mishap. Then her mother was also bedridden too. Then she grew old with the army values and the discipline. She completed her schooling from Convent of Jesus and Mary boarding school in Shimla. She was earlier interested in literature. Then after the age of 18, she got enrolled in St Bede's College in Shimla.She also gained a degree in criminal psychology. She then started modeling. Her first ad was the Perk commercial. Then she got noticed too many directors. She then one day met Shekhar Kapur and she got selected to do a movie opposite Hritik Roshan, but the movie was failed to start. Then she appeared in the movie Dil se, opposite Shahrukh Khan. Her role in the movie was appreciated. She then appeared in the movie Soldier. The movie was a hit. Then she did Telugu movies too. Then her journey in the film industry was at the peak with many hits in her pocket. She is also the owner of a cricket team Kings eleven Punjab. Her current controversy is with Ness Wadia. Check out this page for more updates on Preity Zinta.