Freida Pinto, a name that resonates with international fame and recognition, is an Indian actress who has made significant strides in both Bollywood and Hollywood. The Bollywood Actress known for her versatile acting skills and captivating beauty, Pinto has carved a niche for herself in the global film industry.
Early Life and Upbringing
Born on October 18, 1984, in Mumbai, India, Freida Pinto was raised in a middle-class Mangalorean Catholic family. Her father, Frederick Pinto, was a senior officer in the Bank of Baroda, and her mother, Sylvia Pinto, was a school teacher who retired as the principal of St. John’s Universal School, Mumbai. She has an elder sister, Sharon, who works for NDTV.
Freida was educated at Carmel of St. Joseph School in Malad, a suburb in North Mumbai, and later pursued her bachelor’s degree in English literature from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. She also participated in amateur theatre during her college years.
Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign
|Full Name||Freida Selena Pinto|
|Alternative Names(s) (also known as)||Freida Selena|
|Date of Birth||18 October 1984 (Thursday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||39 Years|
|Religion||Christianity (Mangalorean Catholic)|
|Birthplace||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Current Address||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Education Qualification||She has pursued a degree in Arts with a major in English literature, and minor in Psychology and Economics|
|Hobbies and Interests||Watching Movies, Listening to Music, Playing Tennis, Reading Books, Dancing|
|Languages Known||English, Hindi|
|Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)||Facebook, Instagram|
|Wikipedia Profile link||Freida Pinto|
|IMDb Profile link||Freida Pinto|
Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements
|Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)||33-25-34 inches|
|Height in feet, inches, cm||5’ 5″ or 165 cm|
|Weight in kg, lbs||56 kg or 123 lbs|
|Chest||33 inches or 84 cm|
|Waist||25 inches or 64 cm|
|Eye Colour||Hazel Brown|
|Hairstyle||Medium-length wavy hair|
|Distinctive Features||High cheekbones, Dimpled smile|
Family and Relationships – Boyfriend/Husband, Affairs
Freida Pinto has been in relationships with notable figures in the entertainment industry. She was engaged to Rohan Antao, her publicist, before she started her acting career. However, she ended the engagement after starting to date her ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ co-star Dev Patel.
Currently, she is married to Cory Tran, a Los Angeles-based adventure photographer, and they have a son named Rumi-Ray, born in November 2021.
|Spouse – Husband||Cory Tran, Photographer|
|Father||Frederick Pinto, Senior Branch Manager in Bank of Baroda|
|Mother||Sylvia Pinto, Principal of St. John’s Universal School in Goregaon, Mumbai|
|Children||Rumi-Ray (Son) (Born in October 2021)|
|Siblings||Sharon Pinto (Elder Sister), News Producer at NDTV|
|Affairs – Boyfriend(s)||Rohan Antao (Marketing Professional) (2003-2009), Dev Patel (Actor) (2009-2014), Ronnie Bacardi (Polo Player) (2016)|
|Significant Relationships||She was engaged to Rohan Antao in December 2007, but they broke up in 2009 after the success of her film “Slumdog Millionaire”. She dated Dev Patel, her co-star from “Slumdog Millionaire”, for six years before splitting in 2014. She got engaged to Cory Tran in 2019 and married him during the Covid-19 lockdown|
Rise to Stardom
Freida Pinto’s rise to stardom was nothing short of meteoric. She made her acting debut in the critically acclaimed film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ in 2008, directed by Danny Boyle. Her portrayal of Latika, a young girl from the slums of Mumbai, earned her widespread recognition and accolades.
The film won numerous awards, including eight Academy Awards.
Debut Film – Slumdog Millionaire
Successful Film – Desert Dancer
Career, Awards, and Achievements
Following the success of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, Freida transitioned to Hollywood with grace and poise6. She starred in a variety of films, including ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ (2011), ‘Trishna’ (2011), and ‘Immortals’ (2011). Her performances showcased her versatility as an actress and her ability to take on diverse roles.
She has also been involved in humanitarian works and is very vocal about the rights of women and children.
|Debut Film||Slumdog Millionaire (2008)|
|Notable Roles||Latika in Slumdog Millionaire, Miral in Miral, Trishna in Trishna, Caroline Aranha in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Phaedra in Immortals|
|Recent Films – New Movies||Love Sonia (2018), Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018), Hillbilly Elegy (2020), Mr. Malcolm’s List (2022)|
|Upcoming Films||Needle in a Timestack (2022), The Henna Artist (TBA)|
|Popular Television Series||Full Circle (2006), Guerrilla (2017), The Path (2018)|
|Awards and Achievements||Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival for Slumdog Millionaire, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for Slumdog Millionaire, BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Slumdog Millionaire, Black Reel Award nomination for Best Breakthrough Performance for Slumdog Millionaire, MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Kiss for Slumdog Millionaire, NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for Miral|
|Endorsements/Brand Collaborations||L’Oréal Paris, Estée Lauder, Visa, Airtel, Vodafone India, Wrigley’s Chewing Gum, Škoda|
|Philanthropy/Charity Work||Plan International Because I am a Girl campaign, Agassi Foundation, ONE Campaign, Girl Rising campaign, Global Citizen Festival|
|Professional Associations||Elite Model Management India, CAA Talent Agency|
|Training and Education||Degree in Arts with a major in English literature, and minor in Psychology and Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai; Acting training at The Barry John’s Acting Studio in Andheri, Mumbai|
|Box Office Success – Hit Movies||Slumdog Millionaire ($377.9 million worldwide), Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($481.8 million worldwide), Immortals ($226.9 million worldwide)|
|Critical Acclaim Movies||Slumdog Millionaire (91% on Rotten Tomatoes), Miral (71% on Rotten Tomatoes), Trishna (77% on Rotten Tomatoes), Desert Dancer (72% on Rotten Tomatoes)|
Assets and Finances – Net Worth
|Net Worth in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 103 Crore or $14 Million|
|Per Movie Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 3-5 Crore or $0.4-0.7 Million (Estimated)|
|Per Endorsement Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 1-2 Crore or $0.1-0.3 Million (Estimated)|
|Sponsorship Deal||L’Oréal Paris, Estée Lauder, Visa, Airtel, Vodafone India, Wrigley’s Chewing Gum, Škoda|
|Real Estate Holdings||A house in Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Luxury Items/Properties Owned||Jewelry, Designer Clothes and Accessories|
|Cars Collection||Audi Q5, BMW X5|
Favourite Things, Likes and Dislikes
|Favorite Actor||Hrithik Roshan|
|Favorite Actress||Meryl Streep|
|Favorite Film||The Godfather|
|Favorite Music Bands||Coldplay, Radiohead, Muse|
|Favorite Books||The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer, WomanCode by Alisa Vitti|
|Favorite Food||Indian, Thai, Italian cuisines|
|Things s/he like||Staying in, being surrounded by nature, advocating for animal rights, traveling, reading, dancing|
|Things s/he dislike||N/A|
Top 5 Best Films – Freida Pinto
|Film Name||Year of Release||Character Played|
|Rise of the Planet of the Apes||2011||Caroline Aranha|
|Day of the Falcon||2011||Princess Leyla|
Controversies – Freida Pinto
- In 2011, Freida’s lighter skin tone in L’Oreal Paris’ advertisement sparked controversy as people thought it to be racial discrimination.
- She faced criticism for being a part of the British TV series ‘Guerilla’ in 2017.
- Her role in the film ‘Love Sonia’ (2018) was shocking and controversial.
- She was condemned by the Indian media for featuring in a music video ‘Gorilla’ in 2013 for Bruno Mars.
- She faced backlash for her statement about not working with Woody Allen again.
Interesting Facts – Freida Pinto
- Freida Pinto was pretty active in sports and also used to sing during her school days.
- She auditioned for the role of Bond girl in the 2008 film ‘Quantum of Solace’ but it went to Olga Kurylenko.
- She loves staying in and enjoys organizing her closet.
- She is an advocate for animal rights and is particularly drawn to conservation efforts focused on saving the Asian elephant9.
- She loves travelling and soaking in the sights and sounds of nature.
- She is an adrenaline junkie and often immerses herself in outdoor adventures.
Freida Pinto’s journey from Mumbai to Hollywood is a testament to her talent, determination, and commitment to making a positive impact on the world. Her story serves as an inspiration to aspiring actors and activists alike.
As she continues to shine in her career, we look forward to seeing more of her captivating performances on the silver screen.