Indian actress, model and presenter Freida Pinto is a well-known name in Hollywood. She has an estimated net worth of $8 million. Born Freida Selena Pinto on October 18, 1984 in Mumbai, India.
She made her money through modeling, TV commercials and movies. She achieved international stardom after playing the role of Latika in Danny Boyle’s Academy Award winning film “Slumdog Millionaire.”
Freida wanted to be an actress from a young age. She began her career as a model. She got her degree at the Mumbai’s St. Xavier College. She enrolled herself in an acting course at the Barry John’s Acting Studio in Mumbai. Here she was trained by theater director Barry John. Her time at the acting school prepared her for her role in the British Indian drama “Slumdog Millionaire”. In the movie she starred opposite Dev Patel, an English actor. Her performance was praised by critics all over the world. She won a Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Her work in the movie also earned her many nominations at various award ceremonies like British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) and MTV Movie Awards. The success of “Slumdog Millionaire” got her many roles in productions like “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger”, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “Immortals”.
Freida Pinto is also a philanthropist. She is involved in the activities of Agassi Foundation, a philanthropic organization started by Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf.