Freida Pinto

Actress, Model, Television presenter
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 work had made her a ... Read more »
Born: 10/17/1984 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, IN

Filmography

Actor (16)

Desert Dancer 2015 (Movie)

Elaheh (Actor)

Knight of Cups 2015 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Blunt Force Trauma 2014 (Movie)

Colt (Actor)

Day of the Falcon 2013 (Movie)

Princess Lallah (Actor)

Girl Rising 2013 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Women's Concert for Change: Live From London 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Conan 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Trishna 2012 (Movie)

Trishna (Actor)

Immortals 2011 (Movie)

Phaedra (Actor)

Miral 2011 (Movie)

Miral (Actor)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011 (Movie)

Caroline Aranha (Actor)

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 2010 (Movie)

Dia (Actor)

81st Annual Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The British Academy Film Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Slumdog Millionaire 2008 (Movie)

Older Latika (Actor)

Biography

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 work had made her a household name in South Asian countries, the runaway success of "Millionaire" gave her unprecedented exposure to a global audience, which was near-universally charmed by her emotionally charged performance. The shower of accolades earned by the film during the 2008 award season seemed to indicate that Pinto would not have long to access the upper echelons of Hollywood and beyond.

Relationships

Rohan Antao

Companion
Dated for five years and were engaged from 2007-09 No longer together

Dev Patel Actor

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

EDUCATION

Carmel of St. Joseph's High School

The Barry John's Acting Studio

Trained by her mentor Barry John

St. Xavier's College

Milestones

2011

Co-starred with James Franco in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

2011

Cast as Phaedra opposite Henry Cavill and Mickey Rourke in "Immortals"

2010

Cast in Woody Allen's ensemble film "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger"

2010

Portrayed a Palestinian orphan in Julian Schnabel's biographical film "Miral," based on Rula Jebreal's novel

2008

Made her film debut with a breakthrough role as Latika in Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire"

2006

Hosted the travel series "Full Circle" for the Zee Channel International Asia Pacific network

Modeled for four years, appearing in runway shows and on magazine covers

Featured in several television and print advertisements such as Airtel and DeBeers

Bonus Trivia

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Pinto was trained in different forms of Indian classical dance as well as Salsa.

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