"I will never forget where I'm from. It's essential to remain humble and evolving." - Freida Pinto
Slumdog Millionaire, an Academy Award winner was a British drama film set and filmed in India. It was the film in which Freida Pinto gave her debut as Latika. You can still recognize her as a pretty lady dressed in a yellow dress and standing at the station.
Since then, there is no looking back for her. It is a stereotype that one initially needs to get acclaimed in their home country, and then must go to the next world silver screen, but Freida is a breaker. In spite of the fact that she has been a lesser-known figure on Indian silver screen, she is a famous face in the Hollywood.
C'mon lets have a look at how she has transformed over years.
Born on 18th October, Pinto had a middle-class upbringing in the suburb of Malad, located in the northern part of Mumbai.
According to the sources, in 2005, Pinto began her modeling career and joined Elite Model Management India, and she worked for two and a half years with them. These pictures were taken many years ago in her first fashion shoot by renowned Bollywood photographer Ryan Martis.
She was featured in several television and print advertisements for products such as Wrigley's Chewing Gum, Škoda, Vodafone India, Airtel, Visa, eBay, and De Beers.
In 2007, Pinto's modeling agency selected her and six other models to audition for the female lead in Danny Boyle's film Slumdog Millionaire after a request by its casting director. According to the sources, after undergoing six months of extensive auditions, Pinto won the role of Latika, the love interest of the main character Jamal, played by Dev Patel.
Next are some amazing pictures of Freida Pinto...
Following the success of Slumdog Millionaire, Pinto signed up for Woody Allen's comedy-drama You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. In that, she acted alongside Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Anupam Kher and Naomi Watts.
According to the sources, she was featured in People magazine's annual list of 'World's Most Beautiful People' and 'World's Best Dressed Women' in 2009. That year, she was also included in Vogue's list of the 'Top Ten Most Stylish Women'.
From Slumdog Millionaire to her next blockbuster, see how she has transformed...
In 2011, Pinto worked in the science fiction film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a reboot of the Planet of the Apes series. In the movie, she played the role of Caroline Aranha, a primatologist who falls in love with the main character, played by James Franco.
In 2011, Pinto was included as the only Indian celebrity among the '50 Most Beautiful Women in Film', a list compiled by Los Angeles Times Magazine. She was highlighted in the 'Top 99 Most Desirable Women' poll conducted by AskMen, consecutively from 2010 to 2012.
The next pictures are a proof that she deserved all these recognitions...
In 2013, she appeared in the music video for Bruno Mars' single "Gorilla" in the album Unorthodox Jukebox.
Alongside her acting career, Pinto has been actively involved with several humanitarian causes and is vocal about the uplifting of women and underprivileged children.
Her next upcoming blockbuster is...
The L'Oréal former front face has signed the live-action film, Jungle Book: Origins, directed by Andy Serkis and slated for a 2017 release.
When she's not on-screen, she's killing it on the red carpet, where she is known for her changing looks. Like for the Toronto International Film Festival of You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, she went for rougher curls than she usually wears or her '20s-inspired faux bob for the London premiere of Miral.'
It is Freida Pinto who has broken the stereotype by her thinking that anybody, anywhere in the world, all they want is to be free, to choose what they want to do without having someone tell them how to do it.
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