Freida Pinto


Freida Pinto (born 18 October 1984) is an Indian actress and model best known for her portrayal of Latika in the 2008 Academy Award winning film Slumdog Millionaire, for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. In 2010, she starred in the films You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and as the title character in Miral.

Early life

Freida Pinto was born on 18 October 1984 to a Mangalorean Catholic family in Mumbai. Her mother, Sylvia, is a principal of St John's Universal High School (Goregaon), and her father, Frederick, is a senior branch manager at the Bank of Baroda. Her older sister Sharon is an associate producer for the NDTV news channel. Pinto dreamed of becoming an actress since she was five years old. When Freida was ten, Indian model Sushmita Sen won Miss Universe 1994, which turned out to be a defining point in Freida's life. She studied at Carmel of St. Joseph School in Malad,

Acting career

Pinto co-starred in Woody Allen's comedy-drama film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, with Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Anupam Kher and Naomi Watts, which premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Pinto is due to appear in the 2011 science fiction film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the prequel to the Planet of the Apes (1968), opposite James Franco. She will portray the role of Caroline, a primatologist, who studies primates in the film. She will also appear in the 2011 fantasy-action-drama film, Immortals, in which she will play the role of the oracle priestess Phaedra.

Freida Pinto on the Party

Other work

Pinto has joined hands with Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf to support their philanthropic organisation "Agassi Foundation". She is the only Indian actress to have participated in their annual fund raiser titled, "The 15th Grand Slam for Children", that aims at raising funds for education of underprivileged children.

Best Pose Frieda Pinto

Popular reception

Pinto is featured in People magazine's "Most Beautiful People List", and "List of World's Best Dressed Women". She was also featured in the "Top 99 Most Desirable Women" poll conducted by in 2010. According to The Daily Telegraph, she is currently the highest paid Indian actress (she does not count as a Bollywood star as never appeared in a Bollywood film). She has also been listed in the top ten list of the fashion magazine Vogue's 2009 annual list of the most stylish women. On 13 May 2009, Pinto became a new spokesmodel for L'Oréal. Near the end of 2010, Pinto was ranked #6 in TC Candler's list of "Most Beautiful Faces".

Freida Pinto Wallpaper

Personal life

Pinto was engaged to her former publicist and boyfriend of two years, Rohan Antao. In January 2009, Pinto called off her engagement to Rohan and started dating her Slumdog Millionaire co-star Dev Patel. Antao gave an interview to a British tabloid about their relationship and Indian newspapers claimed the two had in fact been secretly married.

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