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Freida Pinto

Posted in Full cast with tags , on February 25, 2009 by slumblogmillionaire
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5′ 6″ (1.68 m)  Frieda Pinto official  fan site

Freida Pinto was born in Mumbai to Sylvia Pinto, now a principal of St. John’s Universal High School (Goregaon), and Frederick Pinto, a senior branch manager at the Bank of Baroda. Her family hails from the Mangalorean Catholic community, a Christian community in Mumbai. Her Father Frederick is from Neerude and Mother Sylvia from Derebail, both towns near Mangalore. Her elder sister Sharon Pinto is an associate producer on the NDTV news channel. Pinto completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in English Literature from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. She currently resides in the Malad suburb of Mumbai.

She is also trained in different forms of Indian classical dance as well as Salsa.

Freida Pinto started her career in modeling  in Mumbai where  she was represented by Elite Model Management of India for two years before getting her big acting break. After 6 months of auditions and getting on the short candidates list she recieved a call from  Danny Boyle who picked her out in the audition process to play the female lead, Latika, for his latest project, Slumdog Millionaire.

Freida, who studied at Mumbai’s St. Xaviers College ironically she didn’t study theatrical arts there. She has however done amateur theatre before. She also has studied at John Barry’s acting studio. Slumdog is her her debut film.

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. Frieda also was featured in several television and print commercials for products such as  Wrigleys chewing gum,  Škoda, Hutch, Airtel and De Beers. Frieda Pinto official  fan site and gallery.

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