Freida Pinto

Freida Selena Pinto (born 18 October 1984) is an Indian actress who has appeared mainly in American and British films. Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Pinto gained an interest in acting at an early age and took part in amateur theatre while she was a student at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, where she majored in English literature and minored in psychology and economics. Following graduation, she worked as a model and hosted the international travel show Full Circle (2006) on Zee TV. Pinto rose to prominence with her film debut in the British drama Slumdog Millionaire (2008), for which 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. Her biggest commercial success came with the science fiction film Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011). Her performance as the title character in Michael Winterbottom's Trishna (2011) garnered her widespread recognition and praise. She portrayed Cretan princess Phaedra in the epic fantasy action film Immortals (2011), narrated the documentary Girl Rising (2013), and starred in the biographical drama Desert Dancer (2014), for which she received critical acclaim. In 2017, she starred in the Showtime miniseries Guerrilla, and in 2018 she had starring roles in the Indian drama Love Sonia and the fantasy adventure film ...

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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

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Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Dev Patel  •  Saurabh Shukla  •  Rajendranath Zutshi

Miral (2010)

A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the first Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Schnabel
CAST:  Freida Pinto  •  Hiam Abbass  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Vanessa Redgrave

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

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Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rupert Wyatt
CAST:  Andy Serkis  •  Karin Konoval  •  Freida Pinto  •  James Franco

Trishna (2011)

When her father is killed in a road accident, Trishna's family expect her to provide for them. The rich son of an entrepreneur starts to restlessly pursue her affections, but are his intentions as pure as they seem?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Freida Pinto  •  Riz Ahmed  •  Roshan Seth  •  Mita Vasisht

Desert Dancer (2014)

Inspirational true story of Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian, who risked his life for his dream to become a dancer despite a nationwide dancing ban.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Raymond
CAST:  Freida Pinto  •  Reece Ritchie  •  Tom Cullen  •  Nazanin Boniadi

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

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Two married couples find only trouble and heartache as their complicated lives unfold. After 40 years of marriage, Alfie leaves his wife to pursue what he thinks is happiness with a call girl. His wife, Helena, reeling from abandonment, decides to follow the advice ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Josh Brolin  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Ewen Bremner

Girl Rising (2013)

Nine filmmakers each profile a young girl from a different part of the world to weave a global tapestry of youth in the 21st century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Robbins
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Priyanka Chopra  •  Selena Gomez  •  Anne Hathaway

Knight of Cups (2015)

Rick is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. While successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted and confused, he finds temporary solace in the decadent Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to his daily pain, and every ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Isabel Lucas  •  Natalie Portman

Black Gold (2011)

On the Arabian Peninsula in the 1930s, two warring leaders come face to face. The victorious Nesib, Emir of Hobeika, lays down his peace terms to rival Amar, Sultan of Salmaah. The two men agree that neither can lay claim to the area of no man’s land between them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Jacques Annaud
CAST:  Mark Strong  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Freida Pinto  •  Tahar Rahim

We Will Rise: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World (2018)

Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto and CNN's Isha Sesay take a journey to Morocco and Liberia, where they meet young women overcoming incredible odds to change their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Gerber
CAST:  Michelle Obama  •  Freida Pinto  •  Isha Sesay  •  Meryl Streep

Immortals (2011)

Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tarsem Singh
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Kellan Lutz  •  Isabel Lucas  •  Henry Cavill

Unity (2015)

Despite the advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy, religion, and so on -- none of these has assuaged humankind from killing one another, the animals, and nature. UNITY is a film about why we can't seem to get along, even after thousands and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shaun Monson
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Lena Headey  •  Amanda Seyfried

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

A human child raised by wolves, must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Serkis
CAST:  Rohan Chand  •  Benedict Cumberbatch  •  Christian Bale  •  Andy Serkis

Yamasong: March of the Hollows (2017)

An automated girl and tortoise warrior journey with a band of outlaws on an incredible quest. Their one hope is to find a legendary relic to defeat a sinister mechanized army and save the creatures of their world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Koji Hale
CAST:  Abigail Breslin  •  Nathan Fillion  •  Freida Pinto  •  Peter Weller

Blunt Force Trauma (2015)

Follows the journey of John and Colt, gunfighters and sometime lovers, on parallel but very different journeys through an underground dueling culture.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Sanzel
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Freida Pinto  •  Ryan Kwanten  •  Maruia Shelton

Love Sonia (2018)

Inspired by a real story of young girl's journey escape from the world of international sex trafficking.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tabrez Noorani
CAST:  Mrunal Thakur  •  Demi Moore  •  Anupam Kher  •  Adil Hussain

Past Forward (2016)

An unreliable story, a parallax view wherein the scenarios, characters, costumes, genres, and endings, repeat and morph, refusing the logic of conventional narrative.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Allison Williams  •  John Krasinski  •  Freida Pinto  •  Jack Huston

Mr. Malcolm's List (2019)

Set in early 1800s England, a young lady (Gemma Chan) engages in courtship with a mysterious wealthy suitor, Mr. Malcolm (Sope Dirisu), unaware of his unattainable list of demands for his future wife. Written by Suzanne Allain, based on her script and novel of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emma Holly Jones
CAST:  Gemma Chan  •  Sope Dirisu  •  Freida Pinto  •  Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Hillbilly Elegy (2020)

An urgent phone call pulls a Yale Law student back to his Ohio hometown, where he reflects on three generations of family history and his own future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Amy Adams  •  Glenn Close  •  Haley Bennett  •  Freida Pinto

Only (2020)

After a comet releases a mysterious virus that begins to kill all of the women in the world, a young couple's relationship is severely tested. They hide out (from both the illness and the savages who hunt the remaining women) in their over-sterilized apartment. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takashi Doscher
CAST:  Freida Pinto  •  Leslie Odom Jr.  •  Chandler Riggs  •  Jayson Warner Smith
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