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Born: 18th October. Libra

Place of Birth: Mumbai, India



Played the female lead in acclaimed British director DANNY BOYLE’s film titled “Slumdog Millionaire” slated for release in 2008/2009.

2006-2007- TV SHOW “FULL CIRCLE”


Anchored the International Travel Show, Full Circle on Zee International Asia Pacific in English, successfully completing 52 episodes.


Explored and vibrantly showcased the distinctive cultures and traditions of various countries like Fiji Islands, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore etc.


Presented an unusual and special feature on the raw beauty and destroyed grandeur of the lost paradise Afghanishtan.

2005–2008 Worked as an Artist/Model with ELITE MODEL MANAGEMENT INDIA


Tv Commercials : India Today , Wrigleys Chewing Gum , Skoda


Magazine Covers : Femina & Femina Girl, FNL


Print Campaigns : De Beers , Hutch , Airtel , Uni Star Mobile , Renaissance , Azeem Khan , E Bay , Khadim Jewellers , Mother Dairy Ice Cream , Antara Spa , Parachute Jasmine Hair Oil (West Bengal only-2005) , International Print Shoot for Shakab Ltd. , Karishma , Baggit , Visa Card , Femina Girl , Beautiful People , Femina , Verve , Indiawali Brides , New Woman , Gurlz , FNL , BE, Westside.


Shows : Wendell Rodricks for Lakme Fashion Week 2006


Other Achievements : Fashion show for Deepika Gehani , Promo for MTV , Promo for History Channel , Promo for Sahara , Promo for Lemon , Fashion Shoot for Pakistan TV (Rajpurohit Communications) , Live Press Demo for Chanel , Calendar Shoot for Manmeet Bhatti , Promo for NDTV Imagine , Shoot for music video- dil vog

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Freida Pinto (born October 18, 1984) is a BAFTA-nominated Indian actress and professional model, known for her role as Latika in her debut film Slumdog Millionaire (2008).


Freida Pinto was born in Mumbai to Sylvia Pinto, a principal of St. John’s High School (Goregaon), and Frederick Pinto, a senior branch manager at the Bank of Baroda. Her family hails from the Mangalorean Catholic community, a prominent Christian community in Bombay. Her older sister Sharon Pinto is an associate producer on the NDTV news channel.Pinto graduated from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.

Before being selected for Slumdog Millionaire, Freida anchored the international travel show, Full Circle on Zee International Asia Pacific in English between 2006-07. Besides this, she also featured in several television and print commercials for products such as Wrigleys Chewing Gum, Škoda, Hutch, Airtel, and De Beers. Ramp shows and magazine covers are also part of her resume. She modelled for two years before meeting Danny Boyle and being cast in Slumdog Millionaire. After spending six months giving auditions for films, she got a call to audition for Slumdog Millionaire. She was short-listed and finally selected for the movie.

Pinto with Dev Patel at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival

Pinto made her debut film Slumdog Millionaire in 2008. Slumdog Millionaire tells the story of a young man from the slums of Mumbai who appears on a game show and exceeds people's expectations, arousing the suspicions of the game show host and of law enforcement officials. At the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, the movie won the Cadillac People's Choice Award. At the 2009 Golden Globe Awards, the movie won four awards. Pinto has also been nominated for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" at the 2009 BAFTA Awards.

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Freida Pinto at the Slumdog Millionaire press conference during the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2008 in Canada

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