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Freida Pinto is a Actor Indian born on 18 october 1984 at Mumbai (Inde)

Freida Pinto

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Birth name Freida Selena Pinto
Nationality Inde
Birth 18 october 1984 (34 years) at Mumbai (Inde)

Freida Selena Pinto (born 18 October 1984) is an Indian actress who works predominantly in American and British films. She was born and raised in Mumbai and determined to become an actress from a young age. As a student at the St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, she took part in amateur plays. After graduation, she worked as a model for four years and then briefly as a television presenter.

Pinto rose to prominence as the leading lady in the 2008 British drama film Slumdog Millionaire. This was her first appearance in a film. Her performance was well received from critics and she won the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. She was also nominated for various awards at the British Academy Film Awards, MTV Movie Awards, and Teen Choice Awards. Pinto has subsequently appeared in a number of British and American productions including You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Immortals (2011), and Trishna (2011).

Although the Indian media credited Pinto with breaking the stereotypical image of an Indian woman in foreign films, it criticised her for not acting in Indian films. Alongside her acting career, she has taken part in philanthropic activities and promotes humanitarian causes which include duties as a global ambassador of the Because I Am a Girl campaign.

Biography

Before her appearance in Slumdog Millionaire, Pinto was engaged to Rohan Antao, who had at one point been her publicist. She ended their relationship in January 2009. After that she began dating Patel, her Slumdog Millionaire co-star, who is six years her junior. In a later interview, Pinto stated that she did not want to act with Patel again as she felt that they would not have been able to present the "chemistry" they had in their debut film. After being in a relationship for almost six years, the couple separated in December 2014. Following that, Pinto relocated to Los Angeles from London.

In 2010, Pinto joined Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf in support of their philanthropic organisation, the "Agassi Foundation". She was the only Indian actress to participate in their annual fund raiser, "The 15th Grand Slam for Children". This was aimed at providing education for the underprivileged children. Two years later, she was appointed as the global ambassador of Plan International's Because I am a Girl, a campaign that promotes gender equality with the aim of lifting millions of girls out of poverty. Following that, she appeared in a video clip for Gucci's "Chime for Change" campaign to raise funds and awareness of women's issues in terms of education, health, and justice in 2013. In July 2014, she spoke at the "Girls' rights summit" in London, where she called for more progress toward the end of female genital mutilation and child marriage. The following year, she spoke out against the Indian government's ban on India's Daughter, Leslee Udwin's documentary on the 2012 Delhi gang rape. During its premier at the United States she said the film needs to reach the public as it is not a "shame-India documentary".

Best films

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
(Actress)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
(Actress)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
(Actress)
Immortals (2011)
(Actress)
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
(Actress)

Usually with

Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
(3 films)
Amanda Silver
Amanda Silver
(2 films)
Rick Jaffa
Rick Jaffa
(2 films)
Isabel Lucas
Isabel Lucas
(3 films)
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Filmography of Freida Pinto (13 films)

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Actress

Mowgli
Mowgli (2018)

Directed by Andy Serkis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Wolves in film, Mise en scène d'un ours, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, L'enfance marginalisée, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Rohan Chand, Andy Serkis, Christian Bale, Matthew Rhys, Benedict Cumberbatch, Freida Pinto
Roles Messua
Rating68% 3.4181853.4181853.4181853.4181853.418185
Le film s'attache au parcours de Mowgli qui, enfant, est élevé par une meute de loups au cœur de la jungle indienne. Tandis qu'il apprend les lois souvent âpres de la jungle, sous la responsabilité de l'ours Baloo et de la panthère Bagheera, Mowgli est accepté par les animaux de la jungle comme l'un des leurs – sauf par le terrible tigre Shere Khan. Mais des dangers bien plus redoutables guettent notre héros, au moment où il doit affronter ses origines humaines.
Knight of Cups, 1h58
Directed by Terrence Malick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Isabel Lucas, Michael Fassbender, Brian Dennehy
Roles Helen
Rating57% 2.8502452.8502452.8502452.8502452.850245
A screenwriter living in Los Angeles tries to make sense of the strange events occurring around him. While he's successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted by the death of one brother and the dire circumstances of the other, he finds temporary solace in the Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to the daily pain he must endure. And every encounter that comes his way brings him closer to finding his place in the world.
Unity
Unity (2015)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Lena Headey, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried
Roles Herself - Narrator (voice)
Rating74% 3.7388053.7388053.7388053.7388053.738805
UNITY will be a documentary that explores humanity’s transformation. It will be a film about "compassion for all beings", all “expressions of life”, and going beyond any and all “separation based on form”. The film is presented in five chapters: 'Cosmic', 'Mind', 'Body', 'Heart' and 'Soul'.
Blunt Force Trauma, 1h35
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, Ryan Kwanten, Jon Mack
Roles Colt
Rating46% 2.3095452.3095452.3095452.3095452.309545
Pinto plays a girl looking for her brother's killer. The film is based on a banned shooting game.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 2h11
Directed by Matt Reeves, Rupert Wyatt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about apes, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors James Franco, Judy Greer, Kirk Acevedo, Gary Oldman, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow
Roles Caroline Aranha
Rating75% 3.7974653.7974653.7974653.7974653.797465
Ten years after the worldwide pandemic of the deadly ALZ-113 virus (known as the Simian Flu), human civilization is completely destroyed following martial law, civil unrest and the economic collapse of every country in the world. Over 90% of the human population has died in the pandemic, while apes with genetically enhanced intelligence have started to build a civilization of their own.
Desert Dancer, 1h38
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Dance films
Actors Reece Ritchie, Freida Pinto, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Cullen, Marama Corlett, Akin Gazi
Roles Elaheh
Rating62% 3.10443.10443.10443.10443.1044
Set in Iran, the story follows the ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, Afshin and some friends (including Elaheh played by Freida Pinto) risk their lives and form an underground dance company. The group learned the dancing from videos of Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev even though the online videos are banned. Afshin and Elaheh also learn much from each other and learned how to embrace their passion for dance and for one another.
Immortals
Immortals (2011)
, 1h50
Directed by Tarsem Singh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Seafaring films, Films based on mythology, Transport films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Political films, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, John Hurt, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz
Roles Phaedra
Rating59% 2.999182.999182.999182.999182.99918
Before the dawn of man or beast, immortals waged war against each other in Heaven. The victors declared themselves gods while the vanquished were renamed the Titans and imprisoned beneath Mount Tartarus. The Epirus Bow, a weapon of immense power, was lost on Earth during the war. In 1228 B.C., the mortal king Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) of Heraklion searches for the bow, intending to use it to release the Titans to get revenge on the gods for failing to save his family. Hyperion captures the virgin oracle Phaedra (Freida Pinto), believing that she can use her visions to find the Epirus Bow's resting place.
Day of the Falcon, 2h9
Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud
Origin France
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about religion, Films about Islam, Le désert
Actors Tahar Rahim, Mark Strong, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Corey Johnson
Roles Leyla
Rating66% 3.3479253.3479253.3479253.3479253.347925
In the early 20th century, Emir Nesib (Antonio Banderas), Sultan of Hobeika, and Sultan Amar (Mark Strong) of Salmaah have been in a border war over a vast barren strip they call "The Yellow Belt". When Nesib wins he forces Amar to agree to a peace pact: the Yellow Belt will belong to neither, becoming a no-mans-land between their territories, and Emir Nesib will take Sultan Amar's sons, Saleh and Auda, as hostages. Amar reluctantly agrees, knowing the hostages are a sacred trust which binds Nesib as well. They both swear to the pact before God. Nesib promises to rear Amar's sons with his own children, Tariq and Leyla.
Trishna
Trishna (2011)
, 1h57
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Anurag Kashyap, Roshan Seth, Amit Trivedi, Kalki Koechlin
Roles Trishna
Rating60% 3.000353.000353.000353.000353.00035
Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Trishna tells the story of a woman whose life is destroyed by the restrictions of social status, complications of love and life, and her development as an individual. Set in contemporary Rajasthan, Trishna (Freida Pinto) meets a wealthy British businessman, Jay Singh (Riz Ahmed), who has come to India to work in his father's hotel business. He sees her dancing at a hotel, and is attracted to her beauty and innocence.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes, 1h50
Directed by Rupert Wyatt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Environmental films, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about apes, Films about viral outbreaks, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Andy Serkis, Brian Cox, Tom Felton
Roles Caroline Aranha
Rating75% 3.7971853.7971853.7971853.7971853.797185
Will Rodman, a scientist at the biotechnology company Gen-Sys, is testing viral-based drug ALZ-112 on chimpanzees to find a cure for brain ailments such as Alzheimer's disease. The drug is given to a chimpanzee, Bright Eyes, greatly increasing her intelligence. However, when Will is presenting 112 to his boss and uses Bright Eyes as an example, she is forced from her cage, goes on a rampage, and is killed. Will's boss Steven Jacobs terminates the project and orders chimp handler Robert Franklin to euthanize the chimps. After doing as ordered, Franklin discovers that Bright Eyes had recently given birth and understands the reason why she was disturbed. He convinces Will to save the baby chimp's life by taking him home temporarily. Will's father Charles, who is suffering from Alzheimer's, names the chimp "Caesar", in reference to William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, from which he can, despite his deteriorating mental condition, cite long passages from memory. Will learns that Caesar has inherited his mother's high intelligence (the 112 virus passing to him in utero) and decides to raise him, working from home and observing his behavior in hopes that he can get the project restarted. Three years later, Will introduces Caesar to the redwood forest at Muir Woods National Monument. Meanwhile, with Charles' condition rapidly deteriorating, Will treats him with ALZ-112 and he is restored to better-than-original cognitive ability.
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, 1h38
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Jones, Freida Pinto, Lucy Punch
Roles Dia
Rating62% 3.1477153.1477153.1477153.1477153.147715
Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) and Helena (Gemma Jones) divorce. Helena begins seeing fortune teller Cristal (Pauline Collins) for spiritual advice. Their daughter Sally (Naomi Watts) has a troubled marriage with author Roy (Josh Brolin), who once wrote a successful book, and is now anxiously waiting for response from his publisher about the manuscript of his newest one. Helena helps pay their rent.
Miral
Miral (2010)
, 1h52
Directed by Julian Schnabel
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about children, Political films
Actors Hiam Abbass, Freida Pinto, Alexander Siddig, Yasmine Al Masri, Yasmine Al Massri, Julian Schnabel
Roles Miral
Rating62% 3.148543.148543.148543.148543.14854
A chronicle of Hind Husseini's effort to establish an orphanage in Jerusalem after the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, the Deir Yassin Massacre, and the establishment of the state of Israel.
Slumdog Millionaire, 2h
Directed by Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about children, L'enfance marginalisée
Actors Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Mahesh Manjrekar, Tanay Hemant Chheda
Roles Latika
Rating79% 3.9989753.9989753.9989753.9989753.998975
In 2006, eighteen-year-old Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), a former street child (child Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, adolescent Tanay Chheda) from the Juhu slum, is a contestant on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (see Kaun Banega Crorepati), and is one question away from the grand prize. However, before the ₹20 million (US$300 000) question, he is detained and tortured by the police, who suspect him of cheating because of the impossibility of a simple "slumdog" with very little education knowing all the answers. Jamal recounts, through flashbacks, the incidents in his life which provided him with each answer. These flashbacks tell the story of Jamal, his brother Salim (adult Madhur Mittal, adolescent Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala, child Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail), and Latika (adult Freida Pinto, adolescent Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, child Rubina Ali). In each flashback Jamal has a point to remember one person, or song, or different things that lead to the right answer of one of the questions. The row of questions does not correspond chronologically to Jamal's life, so the story switches between different periods (childhood, adolescence) of Jamal. Some questions do not refer to points of his life (cricket champion), but by witness he comes to the right answer.