About Freida Pinto
Freida Pinto should be considered India's Ambassador of Dreams because she dared to dream…and never quit. Vivacious and precocious, Freida aspired to be an actor as a young girl. Years later, her childhood dream came true-not only in her hometown of Mumbai, India, but all across the world.
Freida was discovered in her debut film Slumdog Millionaire, that tells a story of dreams, hope and optimism. In the movie, Pinto played the female lead Latika. After six months of auditions, she received a call to audition for Slumdog Millionaire. Freida Pinto auditioned for Danny Boyle and was short-listed and finally selected for a starring role.
Slumdog Millionaire first made its mark at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, where the movie won the Cadillac People's Choice Award. At the 2009 Golden Globe Awards, the movie won four awards. Freida herself was nominated for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" at the 2009 BAFTA Awards. For Freida, the defining moment was when the cast won the award for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture" at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. That’s when she realized that their little film was actually going to make it big. Slumdog’s success earned her appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno followed by a combined appearance with Dev Patel on the award winning syndicated chat show - The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
After her successful debut performance in Slumdog Millionaire, Freida has landed two more international roles – the film You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger that will be directed by Woody Allen and feature Josh Brolin, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, and Naomi Watts and another by Oscar-nominated director Julian Schnabel titled Miral, in which she plays the title role.