Freida Pinto is a Actor Indian born on 18 october 1984 at Mumbai (Inde)
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Birth name Freida Selena PintoNationality IndeBirth 18 october 1984
(36 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.
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".