A former model and television presenter, Freida Pinto made an impressive debut as the childhood sweetheart of a young Indian game show contestant in "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008). Though her previous w...
Mumbai, Maharashtra, IN
|Conan||2014 2009 - 2014||Actor||Guest||20147|
|Rise of the Planet of the Apes||2011||Actor||Caroline Aranha||20117|
|Day of the Falcon||2013||Actor||Princess Lallah||20137|
|You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger||2010||Actor||Dia||20107|
|Slumdog Millionaire||2008||Actor||Older Latika||20087|
|Knight of Cups||2014||Actor||n/a||20147|
|The British Academy Film Awards||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||Presenter||20087|
|The Women's Concert for Change: Live From London||2012 2011 - 2012||Presenter||n/a||1|
|81st Annual Academy Awards||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||Presenter||20087|
|The 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards||2011 2010 - 2011||Presenter||n/a||1|
|Hosted the travel series "Full Circle" for the Zee Channel International Asia Pacific network|
|Cast as Phaedra opposite Henry Cavill and Mickey Rourke in "Immortals"|
|Made her film debut with a breakthrough role as Latika in Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire"|
|Cast in Woody Allen's ensemble film "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger"|
|Portrayed a Palestinian orphan in Julian Schnabel's biographical film "Miral," based on Rula Jebreal's novel|
|Co-starred with James Franco in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"|
|Modeled for four years, appearing in runway shows and on magazine covers|
|Featured in several television and print advertisements such as Airtel and DeBeers|
Born Oct. 18, 1984 in Mumbai, India, she was one of two daughters born to bank manager Frederick Pinto and his wife Sylvia, a school principal; sister Sharon later became an associate producer for the NDTV news channel. After graduating from St. Xavier's College in Mumbai, Pinto's dream of becoming an actress began with work as a popular model on the Indian circuit; among her considerable campaigns in print and on television between 2005 and 2008 were spots and layouts for eBay, De Beers, MTV and India Today. In 2006, she added television presenter to her rapidly expanding resume by hosting the travel series "Full Circle" for the Zee Channel International Asia Pacific network. The program took Pinto to vacation spots throughout the Asian subcontinent, as well as to politically significant areas like Afghanistan to showcase the devastation wreaked upon its history and culture by international conflict.
In 2007, Pinto took the next step to making her acting goal a reality by auditioning for features. After six months of rigorous tryouts, she earned her acting debut when director Danny Boyle selected her from hundreds of hopefuls to play the heroine of "Slumdog Millionaire." She then underwent an intensive three-month course in acting with theater coach Barry John before commencing work on "Millionaire." The training appeared to have paid off; Pinto's performance as the orphan girl Latika, who endures poverty and exploitation before her rescue by the film's hero (Dev Patel), was filled with an impressive degree of grit for a first-time performer. Critics around the globe appeared to agree - in particular the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, who bestowed a 2009 nomination for Best Supporting Actress on her.
|Rohan Antao||Companion||Dated for five years and were engaged from 2007-09; No longer together|
|Dev Patel||Companion||Met while co-starring in the Oscar winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008); Rumored to have begun dating in early 2009; Patel's mother confirmed they were an item in April 2009|
|Frederick Pinto||Father||Works as a senior branch manager at the Bank of Baroda|
|Sylvia Pinto||Mother||Works at St. John's Universal High School in Mumbai|
|Sharon Pinto||Sister||Worked as an associate producer on the NDTV news channel|
|Carmel of St. Joseph's High School|
|The Barry John's Acting Studio|
|St. Xavier's College|
|Pinto was trained in different forms of Indian classical dance as well as Salsa.|
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