Frieda Pinto was born in Bombay, but of Manglorean parents - her dad Frederick Pinto (Neerude) is a senior manager with Bank of Baroda and her mother Sylvia Pinto (Derebail) is the principal of St. Johns High School in Goregaon.
Frieda started her career as a model with Elite Model Management and anchored a Travel show for Zee Asia Pacific before getting her first break in movies. and what a break it was, being handpicked by Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire - a movie that has just won 4 Golden globes including the first Golden globe for an Indian - A R Rahman for the Best Original Musical score.
Its not a large role, but Freida has created a huge buzz in the industry and has been recognised for her beauty and her talent and hopefully this will lead to us seeing more of this lovely lass onscreen.
She looked stunning in a mustard dress at the Golden globes and her pictures have been published in all the major fashion columns following the event. She has a captivating smile which she uses to her advantage.
She seems to be immaculately dressed for every public event unlike another Manglorean beauty - Aishwarya Rai - who has faced a lot of criticism in the past for her choice of outfits, especially at Cannes in 2003.
Here is an interview of hers with daijiworld in which Frieda says "I’m proud myself to be an Indian first and a Mangalorean ‘cause my parents are from Mangalore. My dad is from Neerude and my mom is from Derabail. I have been there few times and I love Mangalore."
We wish her all the very best successes in her future.