Freida Pinto to be honored with International Icon award at 17th edition of International Indian Film Academy gala

The talks are all about 17th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) gala that is happening in Madrid which will being tomorrow. IIFA is often known as our Oscar’s or Bollywood’s Oscars. It is held every year to honor the best of Hindi cinema. A reliable source from IIFA team has confirmed that Freida Pinto will be honored with International Icon award.

In fact Freida Pinto will make her debut at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) gala. Freida Pinto rose to prominence through 2008 British drama movie Slumdog Millionaire. It was her first appearance in a film.

Freida Pinto support and promote Girl Rising India

Freida Pinto is not all about glamour and films. She has also done her bit for the society — be it aligning herself with social cause like Girl Rising campaign or getting together with female stars for a production house to solve the issue of gender disparity in Hollywood.

In a short span of her career in the entertainment industry, Freida has carved out a niche of her own in world cinema through her roles in films like Slumdog Millionaire, movie is about a teenager from the slums of Mumbai who becomes a contestant on the Kaun Banega Crorepati? Television show. She has also acted in other movies like Miral, Day of the Falcon, Immortals, Desert Dancer and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Do you know what her plans are after the awards ceremony? On Sunday, Freida Pinto will fly off straight to Monrovia (capital of Liberia) to join the First Lady of the US Michelle Obama for Let Girls Learn — a government initiative aimed at helping girls obtain quality education. Along with Michelle Obama, her daughters Sasha and Malia and their grandmother Marian Robinson – will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain at the end of June and early July as part of the Let Girls Learn initiative.


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