Freida Pinto: Growing Up in Mumbai: Freida Pinto was born in Mumbai, one of India’s busiest cities. Her dad, Frederick Pinto, worked at a bank, and her mom, Sylvia Pinto, was a school principal. Freida has one sister, Sharon, who’s in television production.

Freida went to St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, where she studied English Literature. Even though her main focus was on literature, she also explored psychology and economics. While at college, Freida became interested in modeling and acting, setting her sights on a career in entertainment.

Her Big Break in “Slumdog Millionaire”: Freida started her career as a model, appearing in ads for big companies like Airtel and Vodafone. She also hosted a travel show, Full Circle, on Zee TV. But the role that changed her life came in 2008, when she was cast as Latika in Slumdog Millionaire. The movie became a global hit, winning eight Oscars, including Best Picture. Freida‚Äôs performance, though smaller than the lead roles, was key to the story. This launched her into the spotlight, catching the attention of Hollywood.

Navigating Hollywood: After Slumdog Millionaire, Freida’s career gained momentum. She landed roles in major Hollywood movies like Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Immortals (2011). However, she encountered a common issue: being typecast as “the exotic Indian actress.” She needed to find roles that were interesting and showed her range, rather than being limited to stereotypes.

Freida also took on roles in television and streaming series. She was in Showtime’s Guerrilla, which looked at the British Black Power movement, and Netflix’s What/If. These roles allowed her to break free from typical Hollywood typecasting and explore a broader range of characters.

Real Name: Freida Selena Pinto

Date of Birth: October 18, 1984

Birth Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Residence: Los Angeles, California, United States

Profession: Actress

Nationality: Indian

Religion: Roman Catholic

Partner: Cory Tran (married)

Father: Frederick Pinto

Mother: Sylvia Pinto

Horoscope: Libra

Age: 39 (as of 2023)

Height: 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm)

Weight: Approximately 55 kg (121 lbs)

Body Measurements: 33-25-34 inches

Bra Size: 32B

Hip Size: 34 inches

Body Type: Slim

Eye Color: Dark Brown

Hair Color: Black