Freida Pinto
Actress & Activist
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International actress and model Freida Pinto first made her global breakthrough as the star of Danny Boyle’s Academy Award-winning film, Slumdog Millionaire. Since then, she has continued to build an impressive list of films and commercial campaigns on the world stage. As an international model, Freida currently serves as a spokesperson of L’Oreal Paris. Most recently, Freida became the global ambassador for the non-profit organization Plan International’s Because I Am A Girl campaign, which helps to support millions of girls get the education, support and choices they need to move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity. In 2013, Freida also collaborated with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim for the Call to Action – Girl Rising campaign. The documentary film Girl Rising made by Academy Award nominee Richard E. Robbins, showcases the power of education in transforming girls’ lives around the globe.

Freida’s other acting credits include the global box-office hit, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Immortals and Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. She was recently seen in Knight of Cups and Blunt Force Trauma.

In addition to her phenomenal acting success, Freida continues her philanthropic work as a staunch advocate for education and gender equality through her on-going work with Because I Am A Girl, Girl Rising and The Agassi Foundation.

Girl Rising
Official Site: Plan International
Article: My Voice is Your Voice
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