Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto 
(born 18 October 1984) is an Indian actress and model best known for her portrayal of Latika in the 2008 Academy Award winning film Slumdog Millionaire, for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. In 2010, she starred in the films You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and as the title character in Miral.
Freida Pinto was born on 18 October 1984 to a Mangalorean Catholic family in Mumbai. Her mother, Sylvia, is a principal of St John's Universal High School (Goregaon), and her father, Frederick, is a senior branch manager at the Bank of Baroda.
Her older sister Sharon is an associate producer for the NDTV news channel.Pinto dreamed of becoming an actress since she was five years old. When Freida was ten, Indian model Sushmita Sen won Miss Universe 1994, which turned out to be a defining point in Freida's life.
She studied at Carmel of St. Joseph School in Malad, Mumbai and completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a major in English Literature, and minors in Psychology and Economics, from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.
She also acted in plays and amateur theater while attending St. Xavier's.She later joined Elite Model Management and modeled for two and a half years.
Pinto was engaged to her former publicist and boyfriend of two years, Rohan Antao. In January 2009, Pinto called off her engagement to Rohan and started dating her Slumdog Millionaire co-star Dev Patel. Antao gave an interview to a British tabloid about their relationship and Indian newspapers claimed the two had in fact been secretly married.
Pinto is trained in different forms of Indian classical dance as well as Salsa. She currently resides in the Orlem locality of the Malad suburb of Mumbai.

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