The Beautiful Frieda Pinto of India

The beautiful Frieda Pinto made quite an impression when the world laid eyes on her in Slumdog Millionaire, for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.   Although she has been constantly working, the newest installment of Planet of the Apes may help to propel her stardom.  She was already in the public eye in her homeland of India hosting a travel show in English.

Wikipedia- 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.

Her Passion for Food 

According to, “I love Italian cuisine. My palate is pleased by seafood risotto with porcini mushrooms. Besides that I love my Manglorean seafood dishes and the sukha chicken.”   Her favorite sweets, ” Rasmalai… yummy! I also love dark chocolate.”  She is very much from Mumbai and loves, Mahesh Lunch Home, Apoorva, Basilico, White, and Mezzo Mezzo.

  • Random Notes- The actress expresses her love of cultures through dance, trained in Indian Classical dance and Salsa. 
  • The surname “Pinto”, is a Portuguese surname meaning “Chick” (little bird). The Portuguese were the first European colonizers and settlers of India, arriving in 1497.

Learn about her real life beau and her onscreen love of Slumdog Millionaire, Dev Patel.