Freida Pinto

Freida Selena Pinto is an Indian actress who has appeared mainly in American and British films. Born and raised in Mumbai, Maharashtra, she resolved at a young age to become an actress. As a student at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, she took part in amateur plays. After graduation, she briefly worked as a model and then as a television presenter. Pinto rose to prominence with her film debut in the drama Slumdog Millionaire for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She earned critical acclaim for her roles in Miral, Trishna, and Desert Dancer. She also saw commercial success with the science fiction film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and the epic fantasy action film Immortals. Pinto's other notable roles include You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Love Sonia, Hillbilly Elegy, and Mr. Malcolm's List. She also starred in the Showtime miniseries Guerrilla, and had a recurring role in the Hulu series The Path.

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