Freida Pinto was a model until Slumdog Millionaire and her role as Latika had her off the ramp and on the red carpet at the Golden Globes Awards ceremony.
Basics on Freida
Freida was born on the 18th October 1984 in Mumbai to Frederick Pinto, a senior bank manager at the Bank of Baroda and Sylvia Pinto, the principal of St. John’s School. She has an older sister Sharon Pinto who works at the NDTV News Channel as an associate producer. She is a Mangalorean Catholic.
Freida completed her graduation from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. She modeled for two years. She was an anchor on the Full Circle, a travel show on Zee International Asia Pacific around 2006 to 2007.
She is a trained dancer in Salsa as well as Indian Classical dance forms.
Freida Pinto’s Movies
Danny Boyle cast her in the international hit Slumdog Millionaire and her role as Latika earned her a nomination for the Best Supporting Actress at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards.
After her debut, she took up a three month workshop with Barry John, a well known theater personality, which might serve as an indication that we will see more of Freida.