Born: October 18, 1984
Freida Pinto graduated from St Xavier's College in her hometown of Mumbai with a BA in English in 2005. She was signed up to the Elite Model Agency in India where she was selected for numerous campaigns for brands such as De Beers, Visa, MTV, Chanel, eBay and Airtel.
She has appeared on several TV shows including Wendell Rodricks for Lakme Fashion Week 2006. She went on to anchor Full Circle on Zee International Asia Pacific, successfully completing 52 episodes where she presented a unique report on Afghanistan and explored the vibrant cultures and traditions of Fiji, Malaysia and Singapore among others.
She was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award for her feature film debut as Latika in Slumdog Millionaire (2009) and shared a Screen Actors Guild award with the rest of the cast. Since then, she has had starring roles in Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010), Julian Schnabel's Miral (2010), Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Tarsem Singh's Immortals (2011) and Michael Winterbottom's Trishna (2012).
More recently, she starred in Desert Dancer(2015).