Freida Pinto Profile
Birth Place:Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Attended Carmel of St. Joseph School, Malad
Graduated from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, with a B.A. degree in
Popular for:As Latika in "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008)
Freida Pinto has become a name to reckon with in not only in Bollywood but Hollywood as well. Freida’s journey from being a little known model to a becoming a household name is nothing short of a miracle.
Freida Pinto was born on October 18, 1984 in Mumbai to Frederick Pinto and Sylvia Pinto. Freida has an older sister who works in an Indian news channel as associate producer.
Freida completed her graduation from St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai in English Literature. After completing her graduation, Freida entered the world of modeling and even hosted a travel show called ‘Full Circle’on Zee International Asia Pacific. She is also a trained dancer in Salsa and Indian Classical dance forms. Freida trained under Barry John himself in the Barry John Acting Studio for a period of three moths.
Freida Pinto made her debut in films with the Academy Award winning ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. She played the lead role of Latika in the multi award winning movie. Her career has sky rocketed since the release of the film and taken her straight to the red carpet with the top names of Hollywood.
In a recent survey Freida was also named among the best dressed women in the world due to her choice of clothes on the red carpet events around the world.
Freida was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category in the reputed BAFTA awards. Recently Freida has been cast in Woody Allen’s next film with the likes of Anthony Hopkins, Antoniio Banderas and Naomi Watts. Shooting of the film starts in July 2009 and is set in London.