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Freida Pinto    

Actress Known for "Slumdog Millionaire", Humanitarian, Activist

Freida Pinto is an Indian actress who has appeared mainly in American and British films.

Pinto rose to prominence with her film debut in the Indian drama Slumdog Millionaire. She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, and Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Drama, and won the Palm Springs International Film Festival Award for Breakthrough Performance for Slumdog Millionaire. Her biggest commercial success came with the science fiction film Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Her performance as the title character in Michael Winterbottom's Trishna garnered her widespread recognition and praise. She portrayed Cretan princess Phaedra in the epic fantasy action film Immortals, narrated the documentary Girl Rising, and starred in the biographical drama Desert Dancer, for which she received critical acclaim.

The Indian media has credited Pinto with breaking the stereotypical image of an Indian woman in foreign films. Along with her film career, she promotes humanitarian causes and is vocal about women's empowerment.

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Freida Pinto Joins Richard Curtis' Project Everyone Campaign ...

Look to the Stars - the world of celebrity giving ... Freida Pinto and Chiwetel Ejiofor joined Richard Curtis and creator of the ad Sir John Hegarty on stage at the ...

'Knight of Cups' Producers Screen LA-Centric Film at New Indie ...

Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Wes Bentley, Brian Dennehy, Freida Pinto, Imogen Poots and Antonio Banderas co-star in the Broad Green Pictures release  ...

Freida Pinto on Diversity, Stereotypes and Jessica Chastain

WWD caught up with the actress to discuss Hollywood stereotypes, diversity and why she’s teamed up with Jessica Chastain to change the conversation.

Freida Pinto: This is revolutionary

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