Freida Pinto Biography
Date of Birth: October 18, 1984
Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Father’s Name: Frederick Pinto
Mother’s Name: Sylvia Pinto
Husband: Cory Tran
Alma mater: St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Occupation: Modeling and Acting
Hobbies: watching movies, playing tennis, reading books and listening to music
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Salary: Rs. 18.5 crores per year
Who is Freida Pinto?
Freida Pinto is an Indian actress, who has primarily acted in American and British movies. When she was just 5 years old, she made the decision to become an actor.
Pinto was born and nurtured in the Malad neighborhood of North Mumbai, a middle-class suburb. She was so much passion about acting that she used to dress up and mimic television actresses during her childhood.
She was inspired by Sushmita Sen’s victory in the 1994 Miss Universe competition. In an interview, she said about Sushmita Sen’s victory “the country was really proud of her, and I was like, one day, I want to do the same”.
She completed her elementary education at Carmel of St. Joseph School. For further studies, she enrolled in St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai in Fort, South Mumbai.
Pinto participated in amateur plays while attending St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai. She worked as a model for a short time after graduating before moving on to become a television host.
Despite having always been interested in acting, Pinto wasn’t sure what path to follow until she watched Monster (2003) in college.
She remarked: “I think it was when I watched Monster since I was quite sure. I had to figure out how. I had to make a similar decision, one that would drastically impact my life.”
Career in Modelling
Pinto started her modeling career in 2005 and joined Elite Model Management India, where she spent the next 2.5 years.
She appeared in numerous print and television commercials for goods from companies including Wrigley’s Chewing Gum, Koda, Vodafone India, Airtel, Visa, eBay, and De Beers.
At about the same time, Pinto started attending film and television auditions without much success.
She eventually started anchoring a travel TV programme called “Full Circle” and went on tour with the crew to places including Fiji, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Singapore, and Thailand.
Between 2006 and 2008, she served as the host of the global travel programme Full Circle on Zee International Asia Pacific.
Acting Career of Freida Pinto
A quick look at Freida Pinto’s career reveals that while her acting career began well, it hasn’t continued to live up to its potential.
In 2007, Freida Pinto was chosen to go to the auditions for the role of the female lead in Danny Boyle’s upcoming movie “Slumdog Millionaire.”
After six months of rigorous auditions, she was selected for the role of Latika, the love interest of Jamal, the male lead played by actor Dev Patel.
She didn’t have any formal acting training at this point!
But as soon as the filming was finished, she enrolled in an acting class at Mumbai’s Barry John Acting Studio.
Her first film’s success made her a well-known face, and she started receiving many offers as a result. In the 2011 science fiction movie “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” Freida Pinto played the role of primatologist Caroline Aranha opposite James Franco’s male lead.
The movie was a critical and financial success, grossing US$481.8 million globally. She also starred in ‘Day of the Falcon’ (2011), ‘Trishna’ (2011), and ‘Girl Rising’ (2011) throughout the early 2010s (2013).
Personal Life of Freida Pinto
Freida Pinto was engaged to her then-publicist Rohan Antao before the beginning of her acting career. Early in 2009, the couple broke off their relationship.
She then started dating actor and “Slumdog Millionaire” co-star Dev Patel. Later, she started dating photojournalist Cory Tran and in the mid of 2020, they got engaged.
The actress supports a number of charitable initiatives. She has spoken out against societal ills including child marriage and taken part in efforts to raise money for needy women and children.
Currently, she has a net worth of $14 million.
Freida Pinto’s Movies
2008- Slumdog Millionaire
2010- You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
2011- Trishna, Day of the Falcon and Immortals
2013- Girl Rising
2014- Desert Dancer
2015- Knight of Cups, Unity, Blunt Force Trauma, and Black Knight Decoded
2016- Two Bellmen Two and Past Forward
2017- Yamasong: March of the Hollows
2018- Love Sonia and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
2020- Love Wedding Repeat and Hillbilly Elegy
2021- Intrusion and Needle in a Timestack
2022- Mr. Malcolm’s List
Most Frequently Asked Questions
Ans: Cory Tran
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Ans: She was 24 years old in Slumdog Millionaire movie.
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