Person Details

Birthday: 1984-10-18 09:24:54

Aliases: 프리다 핀토 , Freida Selena Pinto

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

Homepage: http://www.freida-pinto.net/

Movie Involvements: 21

TV Involvements: 3


Most Famous Work

Biography

Freida Selena Pinto (born 18 October 1984) is an Indian actress who has appeared mainly in American and British films. Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Pinto gained an interest in acting at an early age and took part in amateur theatre while she was a student at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, where she majored in English literature and minored in psychology and economics. Following graduation, she worked as a model and hosted the international travel show Full Circle (2006) on Zee TV. Pinto rose to prominence with her film debut in the British drama Slumdog Millionaire (2008), for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, and Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress - Drama, and won the Palm Springs International Film Festival Award for Breakthrough Performance. Her biggest commercial success came with the science fiction film Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011). Her performance as the title character in Michael Winterbottom's Trishna (2011) garnered her widespread recognition and praise. She portrayed Cretan princess Phaedra in the epic fantasy action film Immortals (2011), narrated the documentary Girl Rising (2013), and starred in the biographical drama Desert Dancer (2014), for which she received critical acclaim. In 2017, she starred in the Showtime miniseries Guerrilla, and in 2018 she had starring roles in the Indian drama Love Sonia and the fantasy adventure film Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Although the Indian media has credited Pinto with breaking the stereotypical image of an Indian woman in foreign films, she has been a lesser-known figure in Indian cinema and has rarely featured in prominent productions in India. Along with her film career, she promotes humanitarian causes and is vocal about women's empowerment.

Most Famous Work

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Average
7

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

(2011) Caroline Aranha
Intrusion
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6

Intrusion

(2021) Meera Parsons
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
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7
Slumdog Millionaire
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8

Slumdog Millionaire

(2008) Older Latika
Immortals
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6

Immortals

(2011) Phaedra
The Path
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7

The Path

(2016) Vera
Blunt Force Trauma
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5

Blunt Force Trauma

(2015) Colt
Knight of Cups
Average
6

Knight of Cups

(2015) Helen

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2022 Selina Dalton
2021 Meghna Rai
Alex Leslie
Meera Parsons
2020 Usha
Amanda
Eva
2019 Selina
2018 Messua
Self
Rashmi
2017 Geta
Jas Mitra
2016 Woman #2
Self
Vera
2015 Colt
Herself - Presenter
Herself - Narrator (voice)
Herself
Helen
2014 Elaheh
Self
Self
2013 Narrator (voice)
2011 Leyla
Phaedra
Trishna
Caroline Aranha
Herself
2010 Miral
Dia
2008 Older Latika
2005 Self
2004 Self
1996 Self
1992 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2022 Executive Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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