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Freida Pinto

About Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto is a young actress who played the role of older Latika in the award-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire.

Personal Biography

Sharon is her elder sister. Freida's mother Sylvia is a school headmistress.

Freida is a fan of Sushmita Sen that she has cut the picture of Sen's Miss Universe contest victory in 1994 in her room. Her friends are not surprised about her success after the Slumdog became a hit and termed her to be 'gifted for dealing with all kinds of things'.

She said her Hollywood mentors are Kate Winslet and Angelina Jolie. She was left red-faced when she met Jolie as she had her mouth full with pastry at that time.

Freida said she has missed out a career as a TV presenter in India because her twin assets weren't big enough.

Freida Pinto revealed that she had a huge crush on Leonardo DiCaprio as a teenager and that she had regular fantasies about him back then.

Relationship with Dev Patel

Actor Dev Patel is her co-star in the movie Slumdog Millionaire. The two are spotted moving close. For more information on their relationship, read Frieda Pinto & Dev Patel.

Professional Biography

As an Actress

Pinto began her career in films with Slumdog Millionaire. She later expressed her desire to work in Hollywood, particularly alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.

She loves acting and says she wants to be known for her acting skills, rather than just a pretty face. She revealed that acting has always been her passion and that she is meant to be a performer. In April 2012, Pinto revealed that he goal is to play a wide range of ethnicities on the big screen.

Mickey Rourke advised her to go home to bed when they met at this years Oscars, meaning she is too young for the Oscars.

As bond girl

In March 2010, Sam Mendes, who is directing the 23rd installment of the 007 series, is looking for the next Bond babe. Reports suggested Pinto might become the new Bond girl. Reports also came out that she has signed a multi-million pound deal to become the next Bond girl. However, her publicist denied Bond girl rumours.

She attended a private dinner in November 2011 for Bollywood directors in Mumbai. Guests included influential film-makers Vishal Bhardwaj, Abbas Tyrewala and Anubhav Sinha.

Pinto revealed that it was not a smooth sailing for her in the showbiz world. She said that she is not always up to the fame game.

As a model

Gwyneth Paltrow said she feared Pinto may steal her biggest sponsorship deal - the $1 million per year contract with Estee Lauder. In March 2009, Pinto landed herself a deal to front cosmetics giant Estee Lauder.

She went retro for a photoshoot for Flaunt magazine in June 2012. She was photographed in a short raven-haired wig.

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Freida Pinto in News

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Freida Pinto Wears Jacob Arabo Jewelry to NAACP Image Awards
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Freida Pinto flaunts yoga moves on sets of 'Knight of Cups'
It seems that Freida Pinto's character in 'Knight of Cups' is a fan or teacher of Yoga.

Aishwarya Rai wows onlookers in traditional Indian dress at Bulgari launch party
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who had opted for a Western style dress at Cannes, chose traditional Indian outfit to attend the opening party of the Bulgari hotel in London on Thursday.

Freida Pinto overwhelmed by fame
Freida Pinto has admitted that fame was "almost too much" for her after filming 2008 smash hit movie 'Slumdog Millionaire', and she felt her co-star and boyfriend Dev Patel was the only person who "truly understood" what she was going through.

I had to seize the moment and strike while iron was hot, says Freida Pinto
Freida Pinto, who is determined to show the world she's no one-hit wonder, has admitted that instant stardom has taken some getting used to.

Frieda Pinto makes bold style statement in red suit at film premiere
Frieda Pinto, who arrived at the premiere of her movie 'Trishna' in New York on Friday, showed exactly how to work business chic on the red carpet in a fitted Gucci suit.

Dev Patel says he's too young to get married
Dev Patel has reiterated his stance on marriage saying a wedding is not on the cards, as he is just 21.

Dev Patel keen to become next Jason Bourne
Dev Patel says he wants to break out of the "Indian" mould and use his martial arts expertise to tackle the action genre.

Freida Pinto wants role as Dev Patel's enemy
Freida Pinto has no qualms in shooting another film with her real-life boyfriend Dev Patel, but her only condition is that they should play onscreen enemies.

Freida Pinto strips for sexiest photoshoot ever
Since catapulting to fame with 'Slumdog Millionaire' four years ago, Freida Pinto is lauded as one of the best dressed and often features on the 'most beautiful women in the world' lists.

Freida Pinto feels being an actress 'not half as difficult' as motherhood
Freida Pinto may be dabbling in international cinema and enjoying the life of an actress, but she says that somewhere down the line, she would like to get married and be a mother.

Freida Pinto keeps telling Dev Patel to 'stop being an old man'
Freida Pinto says that her real life boyfriend Dev Patel is so 'philosophical and mature' that she has to remind him to act like the 21-year-old he is.

Freida Pinto interested in doing comedy flick with Dev Patel
Freida Pinto says that while it may be difficult to recreate the 'Slumdog Millionaire' magic with co-star and real life boyfriend Dev Patel, a comedy with him is something she'd want to try out.

Freida Pinto asked to 'tone it down' while playing sexy princess
Freida Pinto's portrayal of an Arab princess Leyla in her latest release 'Black Gold' saw the director asking her to tone down the performance.

Freida Pinto loves Dev Patel's 'comic timing'
Freida Pinto has revealed boyfriend Dev Patel's funny side and she says that the 'terrific actor' is also good at making people laugh.

Freida Pinto feels vintage costumes have 'a certain royalty'
Freida Pinto faced some criticism for her sexy costumes when she played an Arab princess Leyla in her recent film 'Black Gold', but the actress says they're a blend of tradition and modernity.

Freida Pinto says Dev Patel 'is always the person I go to first'
Freida Pinto, who has been dating her 'Slumdog Millionaire' co-star Dev Patel for three years, says that he knows exactly how to lift her moods when she is down.

Freida Pinto thrilled with Indian influence in Chanel
Freida pinto has revealed that she loves how Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld is inspired by her native country, India.

Co-star Henry Cavill 'inspired' Frieda Pinto during filming of 'Immortals'
Frieda Pinto has revealed that working with Henry Cavill for 'Immortals' was truly 'inspirational'.

Pinto 'was born to play' oracle priestess in 'Immortals'
Frieda Pinto, who believes in letting oneself loose when it comes to imagination, has revealed that she felt she was born to play the role of 'Phaedra' in her new flick 'Immortals'.

Immortals was actually my first big budget film, says Frieda Pinto
Frieda Pinto has admitted that she is completely enthralled and entertained by big budget films and 'Immortals' has actually been her first film of this kind.

Freida Pinto credits Charlize Theron's 'Monster' for becoming actress
Freida Pinto has credited Charlize Theron's Oscar-winning role in 'Monster', as her inspiration for becoming a professional actress.

Freida Pinto finds love scenes most 'embarrassing'
Freida Pinto has confessed that while university studies in psychology might help her get into character of her film roles, unfortunately nothing prepares her for "embarrassing" love scenes.

Frieda Pinto hired 'butt double' for steamy sex scene in 'Immortals'
Freida Pinto hired a "butt double" for her steamy sex scene with Henry Cavill in her upcoming flick 'Immortals'.

Pinto dazzles in stunning 'Greek goddess' outfit at 'Immortals' premiere
Frieda Pinto shone on the red carpet as she channelled a 'Greek goddess' look at the premiere of her new film 'Immortal' in Los Angeles.

Dev Patel and Freida Pinto move into new $1.5m rental home in LA
Dev Patel and Freida Pinto have moved in together in a posh 1.5 million dollars rental home in Santa Monica.

Dev Patel, beau Freida Pinto act cold with each other on theatre date
Dev Patel and Freida Pinto were pictured looking distant and cold towards each other after having attended West End show 'Crazy For You'.

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