Freida Pinto – Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Biography & More
SuperStarFebruary 21, 2021
Freida Selena Pinto
Freida Pinto is an Indian actress who has appeared mainly in American and British films. She was born and raised in Mumbai and decided when she was young that she would become an actress. As a student at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, she took part in amateur plays. After graduation, she briefly worked as a model and then as a television presenter.
Freida Selena Pinto was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, to Sylvia, a school principal, and Frederick Pinto, a senior bank branch manager. Her sister, Sharon, is a producer with news channel NDTV. She is from a Mangalorean family.
In March 2015, she spoke out against the Indian government’s ban on India’s Daughter, Leslee Udwin’s documentary on the 2012 Delhi gang rape.
Pinto traversed the modeling circuit in Mumbai (represented by Elite Model Management India) for two years before gaining her big break when director Danny Boyle picked her out in the audition process to play the female lead, Latika, for his project Slumdog Millionaire (2008).
She won the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and was nominated for various awards at the British Academy Film Awards, the MTV Movie Awards and the Teen Choice Awards.
Along with her film career, she promotes humanitarian causes and is vocal about women’s empowerment. Pinto has been actively involved with several humanitarian causes and is vocal about the uplifting of women and underprivileged children.
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