Her performance in the biographical drama Desert Dancer (2014) received critical acclaim.Although the Indian media has credited Pinto with breaking the stereotypical image of an Indian woman in foreign films, she has been a lesser-known figure in Indian cinema.Freida Selena Pinto (born 18 October 1984) is an Indian actress who has appeared mainly in American and British films.She was born and raised in Mumbai, India, and decided when she was young that she would become an actress. Xavier's College, Mumbai, she took part in amateur plays.Dev Patel (born 23 April 1990) is an English actor.Born and raised in London to Indian parents, Patel made his screen debut as Anwar Kharral in the first two seasons of the British teen drama television series Skins (2007–2008), landing the role with no prior professional acting experience.
Pinto received major attention for portraying the title character in Michael Winterbottom's Trishna (2011).
His breakthrough came in 2008 with the leading role of Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle's drama Slumdog Millionaire, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and for which he was nominated for the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor.
Patel went on to star in the highly successful romantic comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) and its 2015 sequel, the fantasy film The Last Airbender (2010), and the science fiction film Chappie (2015).
(One tabloid said Ali's father tried to "sell" her for 0,000; he denied it.) "We were aware we would have to make provisions for the children," says Boyle, who admits the backlash caught him off guard.
Boyle designated Ismail and Ali, both now 15, as beneficiaries of a trust with an emphasis on completing school.