Freida Pinto was born on the 18th of October 1984 in Mumbai and is an Indian actress, TV host and model. She has reached a wide audience with the female role in the movie "Slumdog Millionaire" which was published in 2008.
She was born as the second daughter of bank manager Frederick Pinto and the school principal Sylvia Pinto Derebail (both are from Mangalore).
Her name is originally from Portugal and her family is catholic. She absolved her English language and literature studies at St. Xavier`s College in Mumbai with the Bachelor of Arts. During her studies she appeared in projects for different newspapers and commercials eg. Cover for "India Today"; "eBay".
In addition she modelled for many different fashion shows and in 2006 - 2007 she worked as a host for an English travel magazine ("Fill Circle").
Because of that show, she had to travel to many places in the world such as Singapur, Thailand, Afghanistan and Malaysia.
Since 2007 she has been working in the film industry, her first role was in "Slumdog Millionaire " (2008).
In 2009 she received awards like the Academy Award (Oscar) and a Golden Globe award, again for the role of Latika in "Slumdog Millionaire".
Only after her success took on, Freida Pinto started to take acting classes. In 2008 Pinto and Dev Patel, who played Jamal in the "Slumdog", announced their relationship to the public.
She was chosen by the US-magazine "People" to be in the top 100 prettiest people in the world which brought her to be discovered by L'Oreal to be in a new commercial.
Freida Pinto has been an active member of the "Because I am a Girl" Foundation, helping millions of girls in this world to get an education and fulfil their future.
- 2008: Slumdog Millionaire
- 2010: You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
- 2010: Miral
- 2011: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
- 2011: Trishna
- 2011: Black Gold
- 2011: Immortals
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