Born and raised in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Frieda Pinto is an actress who contributes mainly to British TV and film industry. She dreamed of being an actress since the age of 5 years and raised in a humble middle class family in Malad area of Mumbai. Freida attended Carmel of St. Joseph School, Malad and later joined St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, where she took part in an amateur theatre but declined the offers of acting and modelling until her graduation. Frieda graduated with English Literature as her major and Psychology and Economics as her minor subjects in 2005.
She has been inspired by Sushmita Sen, who won the Miss Universe competition in 1994 and also used to dress and act like Sushmita during her childhood. Freida was born on October 18, 1984, in Mumbai in a Manglorean Catholics family to father Frederick Pinto who was bank manager at the Bank of Baroda and mother Sylvia Pinto who was principal at St. John’s Universal School, Gurgaon. She has an elder sister Sharon who works in NDTV India-a prominent news channel in Hindi and English.
Freida was dating Rohan Antao, before her acting career, who was her publicist but in January 2009 she started dating her co-star in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Dev Patel. She has been praised by western media a lot, for acting skills though her appearance was short in the film. The Daily Telegraph called her as the highest paid Indian actress in 2009 and CNN-IBN praised her by claiming “India’s best export to west”.
In 2009 she was appointed for L’Oreal, France as their Spokeswoman. Nicknamed ‘Fro’ among her friends and family Freida is still married and reportedly one of the best friends of Siddharth Mallya, the son of liquor baron Vijay Mallya.
She worked briefly as model and TV presenter after her graduation. Before starting her acting career, she was busy with modelling with Elite Model Management, India. During her two and half years stint at Elite Model Management, she appeared for the advertisements of some of the best brands in India like Skoda, eBay, Visa, Vodafone India, Airtel and much more.
She is one of the few lucky faces to be nominated for Oscar for the first film and also to won few international awards for the debutant movie. Frieda’s debutant movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ mildly successful which ensured smooth path ahead for her. Later she was featured in various international movies by Hollywood like ‘Rise of the planet of Apes’, ‘Trishna’,’You will meet a tall dark stranger’, ‘Miral’ etc.
Besides acting in films she has been appeared in music video show ‘Gorilla’ by Bruno Mars for the album ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’. She has also featured in TV series ‘Guerrilla’ in a lead role for the channel Showtime/ Sky Atlantic. She appeared as a guest star as herself in ‘The Mindy Project’ TV series for channel ‘Hulu’. She has been also the host of ‘Full Circle’ – a talk show for channel Zee International Asia Pacific.
Frieda is one of the finest actresses in Hollywood and has been praised by critics and international news agencies for acting skills and performances.
During her career, she was nominated for 11 times for international awards and managed to win notable awards during a small stint as the actress. Here is the list of awards won by Frieda:
• She won ‘Breakthrough Performance Award’ at Palm Springs International Film Festival for her movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ in 2009.
• She also won ‘Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture’ at Screen Actors Guild Awards for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ in 2009.
Some international magazines and media houses publish specific lists rating the celebrities on various criteria. Frieda has appeared on many such lists. Here are lists by notable magazines and media houses featuring Freida Pinto:
• ‘World’s most beautiful peoples’ by People magazine in 2009.
• ‘World’s best dressed women’ by People magazine in 2009.
• ‘Top ten most stylish women’ by Vogue in 2009.
• ’50 most beautiful women in film’ by Los Angeles Times Magazine.
• ‘Most beautiful at every age’ by People magazine in 2010.
• ‘Top 99 most desirable women’ by AskMen poll, consecutively from 2010 to 2012.
• She was appointed as the global ambassador for Plan International’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign to promote the gender equality.
Freida Pinto Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $10 Million US Dollars
Frieda is an international star who has been praised for her acting skills almost every appearance. She has been claimed as highest paid Indian actress by The Telegraph which means she is earning handsome income, owing to her hard work and dedication towards work. Her net worth in 2017 is around $10 million US dollars.
For unknown reasons Freida has not appeared in a Single Bollywood movie till now, though she has claimed that she does not have any problem working Bollywood. It might be due to the style of Bollywood’s working which gives preference to only star kids and not to talent. We hope to see her in a Bollywood movie and we are sure to have more perfect and creative performances from this cute actress in future either in Hollywood or in Bollywood.