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Banderas, Kidman to be Globes presenters

Banderas, Kidman to be Globes presenters

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman and Natalie Portman have been booked as presenters for Sunday's Golden Globe Awards show in Hollywood.

'Apes' again takes No. 1 weekend spot

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," with James Franco and Freida Pinto, led the U.S. box office for the second straight weekend with $27.5 million.
Pinto featured in sexy magazine photos

Pinto featured in sexy magazine photos

MUMBAI, July 28 (UPI) -- Indian actress Freida Pinto appears topless, but covering her breasts with her arms, in a sexy photo layout for the August issue of Interview magazine.
Freida Pinto not cast as Bond girl

Freida Pinto not cast as Bond girl

NEW YORK, March 23 (UPI) -- Freida Pinto's publicist says the Indian actress has not signed on to play Daniel Craig's love interest in the next James Bond picture, contrary to rumor.
Kidman drops out of Allen's next

Kidman drops out of Allen's next

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman will no longer co-star with Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Brolin, Naomi Watts and Freida Pinto in Woody Allen's next London-set film.
Pinto, Lilly, Banks are faces of L'Oreal

Pinto, Lilly, Banks are faces of L'Oreal

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Actresses Freida Pinto, Evangeline Lilly and Elizabeth Banks have been named spokeswomen for L'Oreal Paris, the company, based in France, said Tuesday.
Patel's mom says he's dating Pinto

Patel's mom says he's dating Pinto

LONDON, April 27 (UPI) -- Dev Patel's mother has confirmed the British actor is dating his "Slumdog Millionaire" co-star Freida Pinto.
Report: Patel and Pinto spotted on date

Report: Patel and Pinto spotted on date

JERUSALEM, April 24 (UPI) -- Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, who played soul mates in the movie "Slumdog Millionaire," have been photographed cuddling in Israel.
Schnabel casts Pinto in 'Miral'

Schnabel casts Pinto in 'Miral'

NEW YORK, March 25 (UPI) -- Mumbai-born actress Freida Pinto has been cast in Julian Schnabel's upcoming film adaptation of Rula Jebreal's book "Miral."
Source says Pinto may be next Bond girl

Source says Pinto may be next Bond girl

LOS ANGELES, March 15 (UPI) -- Mumbai-born actress Freida Pinto, star of "Slumdog Millionaire," could soon be the next female star of a James Bond movie, a source says.

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Actor Patrick McGoohan dead at 80 ... 'Slumdog' nominated for 11 BAFTAs ... Swayze's wife was on 'Beast' set every day ... More than 30M watched 'Idol' premiere ... News from United Press International.
'Slumdog' nominated for 11 BAFTAs

'Slumdog' nominated for 11 BAFTAs

LONDON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- "Slumdog Millionaire" earned 11 Orange British Academy Film Awards nominations, including one for best picture, it was announced Thursday in London.
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Freida Pinto from "Slumdog Millionaire" arrives at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood on February 22, 2009. (UPI Photo/ Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Freida Pinto (born 18 October 1984) is an Indian actress and model best known for her portrayal of Latika in the 2008 Academy Award winning film Slumdog Millionaire, for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. In 2010, she starred in the films You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and as the title character in Miral. In 2011, she starred in the box-office hit, Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

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. When Freida was ten, Sushmita Sen won Miss Universe 1994, which turned out to be a defining point in Freida's life. She studied at Carmel of St. Joseph School in Malad, Mumbai and completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a major in English Literature, and minors in Psychology and Economics, from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. She also acted in plays and amateur theater while attending St. Xavier's. She later joined Elite Model Management and modeled for two and a half years.

Before starring in Slumdog Millionaire, Pinto anchored the international travel show, Full Circle, on Zee International Asia Pacific in English between 2006-08. Pinto was also featured in several television and print advertisements for products such as Wrigley's Chewing Gum, Škoda, Vodafone India, Airtel, and DeBeers. Pinto modeled for four years and appeared in runway shows and magazine covers. She learned acting from The Barry John's Acting Studio in Andheri and was trained by theatre director Barry John. After six months of auditions, she received a call to audition for Slumdog Millionaire. Pinto auditioned for Danny Boyle and was short-listed and finally selected to star in Slumdog Millionaire.

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