Freida Pinto

by ethnic on February 4, 2009

Birth Name: Freida Selena Pinto

Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Date of Birth: October 18, 1984

Ethnicity: Konkani (Mangalorean) Indian

Freida Pinto is an Indian actress and model. She was born in Mumbai, India, and became famous in the U.S. for her role as Latika, in her debut film, Slumdog Millionaire.

Freida was quoted in article saying that she is of 100% Indian descent, of Mangalorean Catholic origin. Mangalorean Catholics are also known as Konkani people.

Freida’s surname is Portuguese. Many Indians took Portuguese surnames from missionaries who converted them to Christianity.


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phaedra April 14, 2016 at 11:34 pm

She looks like a more prettier and feminine version of Youtuber Superwoman

crunty February 25, 2016 at 10:09 am

She’s got a tad of Portuguese in her, methinks.

athelya December 6, 2015 at 3:47 pm

her name sounds latin

xoxo July 30, 2015 at 9:56 pm

Indians are some of the most racist people, they said she is too dark to be a Bollywood actress. I think she is gorgeous and her skin color is fine the way it is.

sparkles180 August 7, 2015 at 10:13 pm

Labeling an entire nation as racist is racist itself. Indians aren’t racist, you are. I’ve been called racist just because I’m white, labeling indian people racist because they’re indian is unfair and racist. A persons ethnicity doesn’t make them racist. Your just as bad.

cwm85 August 8, 2015 at 5:41 pm

True statement you said.

Rella August 21, 2015 at 9:49 am

To be fair, a lot of Indians are racist, namely towards darker complected people.

Rella August 21, 2015 at 9:50 am
ashash November 11, 2015 at 7:25 pm

“Your just as bad.”


And I agree.

kninez December 6, 2015 at 1:21 am

That is a true statement, there are still millions of whites, especially in certain states in the U.S.A in 2015 that are as racist as plantation owners. xoxo was just stating a fact, Bollywood as well as lots of South Americans, glamorize the lighter/whiter looking members of their countries, turn on almost any Mexican or Brazilian show, whiter/European looking, straighter haired Latinos (who are a minority) account for over 95% of media. Not to mention the caste system in India, bleaching becoming rampant in certain parts of the world due to the media shun of darker people. Don’t be another ignorant sheltered white person who gets offended at facts and the real world….FACT is that lots of racism still exists in the Media that favors whiter/lighter looking individuals. smh

hesh123 December 6, 2015 at 5:22 pm

The media favors lighter looking people because that’s what people what to see/are attracted to.

athelya December 7, 2015 at 1:59 pm

then you should tell americans to stop tanning lol

abbracci June 18, 2015 at 12:06 am

Her and Aishwarya are so pretty. Indian women>>

ashash November 11, 2015 at 7:26 pm

India definitely has some of the most gorgeous women.

SpaniardIam May 2, 2015 at 7:48 am

“Pinto” is a surname of Portuguese origin. The Portuguese colonized several areas in India. She is also a Catholic like most Portuguese. All this confirms to me that should also have Portuguese heritage.

shobohunter September 29, 2014 at 8:37 am

there is no typical Indian looks. Indian or south Asian have variety of looks or physical features. languages cultural and religions. Ethnicity.
you can find east Asian ( I.E Chinese) looking people in northeast Indian and African tribes (south) and blue eye red hair people in North of India.
and real pure blooded Latin people are white European. not the south/Latin American Mestizos..
Nobody is pure blooded.

WTF August 17, 2014 at 4:45 am

y’all racist mothafuckers need to have several seats. yeah she might look like a latina, but the fact is she’s indian. indian people can be attractive, just like asian people, black people, hispanic people, etc….

sarahle September 13, 2014 at 8:02 am

indian woman ARE beautiful. I’ve been there. Beautiful People, really. To those who think that Indians can’t look good, please be quite. You should stop quantify attractiveness to the value of a country (India is actually not that poor at all, by the way). I don’t understand why people refer “richness” with beauty and poverty with “ugliness”…

zahid May 5, 2015 at 11:21 am

Yes they need look at Bollywood and one more thing indians are asian :)

ashash November 11, 2015 at 7:27 pm

I think Freida looks Indian, and she’s beautiful.

shobohunter August 15, 2014 at 6:01 pm


(She’s real pretty, especially since she’s indian.
Must say, she does look a little like people, a
pretty latina,! )

So one doesn’t have to look like the people (or little) of your belonging -country,race ,ethnicity, to be considered pretty. Do you also Don’t Have the typical look.
(She is pretty especially since she’s Indian)

It Doesn’t make much sense since what you had wrote before. I thought “she doesn’t look typical Indian” According to your expert opinion. on India

Your Mom August 6, 2014 at 6:10 am

She Looks Very Mexican. But Certain Mexicans And Indians Do Look Like Each Other.

SEEXYPUREBLOODLATINA July 5, 2014 at 7:08 pm

She’s real pretty, especially since she’s indian. Must say, she does look a little like people, a pretty latina,!

Katz June 14, 2014 at 8:48 pm

If she looks Latina then so do 70% of Indians.

shobohunter June 16, 2014 at 2:46 am

Latin is not a race .

Katz June 16, 2014 at 3:03 pm

That’s true, but when most people say ‘looks Latino/a’ they mean Mestizo. I don’t see it with her.

ashash August 15, 2014 at 1:27 pm

She looks Indian, which is what she is.

marjanel November 5, 2015 at 2:21 pm

For me the sterotype of latino is n Usa is more a indomestizo than a real mestizo.

marjanel November 5, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Many of Mexican “mestizos” imigrants in Usa would be considera indigenous in the rest of Latín Americans countries.

Mary Jane June 14, 2014 at 8:30 pm

She looks latina

Princess June 14, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Most Latinas are mixed with Indian.

shobohunter June 16, 2014 at 2:44 am

she is Indian from India. the country.

J.J. June 15, 2014 at 9:16 am

she does have a bit of a south american/iberian look, but her surname is portuguese and the portuguese did spend time in india not to mention her eyes aren’t dark brown and she has fine features so it’s quite possible there is european in her

Princess June 8, 2014 at 8:33 pm

She looks Nigerian.

Marseille June 14, 2014 at 12:47 pm

All of your posts are nothing bull troll posts….

tinasheeeee June 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm

On what planet? lol

shobohunter June 16, 2014 at 2:48 am

planet insecure.

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