Freida Pinto rose to prominence in her debut film as Latika in the 2008 British drama Slumdog Millionaire. The ‘sleeper hit’ of that year went on to be nominated for 10 Academy Awards, winning eight, including Best Pictures, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. It was also nominated for 11 BAFTA Awards, including Supporting Actress nod for Freida. It won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast.
Freida is also a member of the Agassi Foundation, which was founded by tennis legends Andre Agassi and his wife Steffi Graff to provide education for deprived children.
Freida signed my quick biro sketch at the Gala screening of Miral, at the Vue Cinema in Leicester Square, which was part of the BFI London Film Festival in October 2010.