After bursting on the scene in Slumdog Millionaire, Indian beauty Freida Pinto has begun to build an impressive body of work. Currently, she stars as the title character in the drama, Trishna.
The 27-year old actress and model, won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, in her debut film. Pinto has also co-starred in several other high-profile projects including Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, the title character in Miral, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Immortals.
The Mumbai-native dreamed of becoming an actress since she was five years old. While she is still young in her career, Pinto was a regular on the modeling circuit for two years before gaining her big break when director Danny Boyle picked her out in the audition process to play the female lead, Latika, for his project Slumdog Millionaire.
The beautiful Indian actress has been featured in People magazine’s Most Beautiful People List as well as the List of World’s Best Dressed Women. Pinto reportedly is the highest paid Indian actress (she is not considered a Bollywood star as she never appeared in a Bollywood film). She was also named by People Magazine as one of 2012 Most Beautiful at Every Age. Other honors for Pinto included her being featured in the Top 99 Most Desirable Women.
In her latest film, Trishna, Pinto gives a great performance as a woman whose life is destroyed by a combination of love and circumstances. Her personal circumstances are much different as she is currently in a relationship with Slumdog Millionaire co-star, Dev Patel. The sky is limit for this beauty and we can’t wait to see more of her.