Oct. 18th, 1984
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Freida Pinto's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2015 - Desert Dancer
2013 - Knight of Cups
2013 - Girl Rising
2012 - Trishna
2011 - Rise of the Planet of the Apes
2011 - Immortals
2010 - You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
2010 - Miral
2008 - Slumdog Millionaire
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Guest
Herself - Winner: Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Freida Pinto traversed the modeling circuit in Mumbai 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). In a promo interview, Boyle likened spotting her to his discovery of Kelly Macdonald for Trainspotting.
Surprisingly, Freida, who studied at Mumbai's St. Xaviers College, only began taking acting classes after completing her debut film - when she attended a three-month workshop by Barry John, the veteran theatre guru.
Between 2006-07, she anchored 'Full Circle', a travel show which was telecast on Zee International Asia Pacific. She went on assignments to Afghanistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Fiji among other countries.