Real Name: Freida Pinto
Birthday: 18 October, 1984
Birthcity: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height: 1.66 m
First film: Slumdog Millionaire
Pinto was born into a Mangalorean Catholic household in Mumbai. Her mother Sylvia is the principal of St. John's High School, Goregaon, and her father Frederick is a senior branch manager at the Bank of Baroda. Pinto has an elder sister, Sharon, who works as an associate producer of NDTV, a news channel. Pinto aspired to become an actress when she was five years old. Pinto studied at the Carmel of St. Joseph School in Malad, Mumbai, where she actively participated in sports and sang in the school choir. By the time when she was ten, Sushmita Sen won Miss Universe 1994, which in turn inspired the former to become an actress and proved to be a defining point in her career. She completed a degree in arts with a major in English literature, and minors in Psychology and Economics, from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.
Pinto is an accomplished dancer in Salsa and Classical Indian dance. She actively participated in plays and amateur theatre while attending college. Later she joined the Elite Model Management and modeled for two-and-half years. Pinto was featured in several television and print advertisements endorsing products such as Wrigley's Chewing Gum, Škoda, Vodafone India, Airtel, Visa, E-Bay and DeBeers. She continued to model for four years and appeared in runway shows and magazine covers including Femina and FNL. Pinto joined an acting course at "The Barry John's Acting Studio" in Andheri, Mumbai where she was trained by theatre director Barry John.
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