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. phaedra says:

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

  2. crunty says:

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

  3. athelya says:

    her name sounds latin

  4. xoxo says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        True statement you said.

      • Rella says:

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

      • ashash says:

        “Your just as bad.”


        And I agree.

      • kninez says:

        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

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