Mostly Credited As: Freida Pinto
Birth Name: Freida Pinto
Date Of Birth: October 18, 1984 (Age 29)
Country Of Birth: India
Birth Place: Mumbai
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Freida Pinto who dreamt of becoming a famous Bollywood star has finally landed in Hollywood with the now-famous role of 'Latika' in Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" .
Freida was born in Mumbai to Sylvia Pinto and Frederick Pinto. She belongs to Manglorean Catholic community, Bombay. Her elder sister Sharon Pinto is an associate producer at NDTV.
Freida, the most promising Indian-born Hollywood actress is a graduate in English Literature from St.Xavier's College, Mumbai.
She entered into the world of modeling in 2005 via Elite Model Management in India and bagged huge TV and print commercials like Wrigley's Chewing Gum, Skoda Auto, VISA, eBay, De Beers, Chanel and several others.
In two years of her modeling career, Freida graced the covers of leading magazines like Femina & Femina Girl, FNL and several others.
During 2006 and 2007 Pinto hosted 52 episodes of a travel-themed television series "Full Circle" which was aired on Zee TV. She traveled a lot for her show learning about different cultures of different countries like Thailand, Malaysia and Fiji.
Freida Pinto Quotes
After six months of giving auditions for films, I got a call to audition for 'Slumdog Millionaire'. I thought this would be just another audition. But to my surprise, I was short-listed and finally selected.
I always wanted to get into acting. But it’s difficult in India. You have to be a child of an actor or actress, or have a godfather.
I think it's natural to want to become an actress after living in the city of stars and watching films all your life. After graduating from St Xavier's College, Mumbai, I modelled for two years.
The camera never gave me cold feet. I have always felt comfortable in front of it. When I gave my first shot for the film, I was a little scared. But then I gained confidence.