A fortunate girl from the USA and India should definitely know what a girl from Ethiopia has to go through and if she feels that she has a voice and she wants to put it out there to support these girls . . . then go for it!"
—Freida, Because I am a Girl Ambassador after her recent trip to Ethiopia. Learn more about her experience in Africa and her acceptance of the Condé Nast Traveler magazine 2013 Visionaries award.
After becoming a fixture on the big screen with the critically and commercially acclaimed “Slumdog Millionaire,” Freida Pinto has quickly become an international film star and household name. She garnered international attention for her debut film role as Latika in “Slumdog Millionaire” and was nominated for “Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture” for her role at the 2009 BAFTA Awards. The movie itself won eight Academy Awards, including “Best Motion Picture,” and had another 100 wins and 51 nominations.
In addition to Freida’s successful acting career, in July 2012 Pinto joined Plan International’s Because I am a Girl campaign as the organization’s global ambassador. Because I am a Girl is Plan's global initiative that creates sustainable projects in developing countries to give girls access to clean water, food, healthcare, education, and protection from violence and exploitation. Freida has traveled with Plan to Sierra Leone and India to witness firsthand how the investment in girls can transform a community. As the face of Plan’s Because I am a Girl advertising campaign, Freida is advocating for the rights of women and girls around the globe to claim a brighter future.
Pictures + Video
Freida Pinto Wins Prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Visionaries Award
Freida Pinto to girls: My voice is your voice
Freida Pinto: ‘Give these girls a chance’
Freida reacts to violence in India
Freida's blog post
Welcome Freida Pinto – Press Release