Freida Pinto

Birth Name: Freida Selena Pinto

Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Date of Birth: 18 October, 1984

Ethnicity: Konkani [Mangalorean] Indian

Freida Pinto is an Indian actress and model. She was born in Mumbai, India, and became known 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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149 Responses

  1. abbracci says:

    Her and Aishwarya are so pretty. Indian women>>

  2. SpaniardIam says:

    “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.

  3. shobohunter says:

    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.

  4. WTF says:

    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 says:

      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”…

    • ashash says:

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

  5. shobohunter says:


    (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

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