Jas Mitra

Played by Freida Pinto

Jas Mitra

A fiery, smart woman of Indian birth, Jas lives in London with her boyfriend Marcus and works as a nurse in a local hospital. She is the daughter of strong-willed immigrants and identifies closely with her father; a political activist serving a life sentence in prison. Jas believes in action over words and bristles over the slow pace of the movement, as well as her perceived second-class role in it because she's a woman. At the same time, she also butts heads with her ex, Kent, over his more intellectual approach to the fight for equality.

A fiery, smart woman of Indian birth, Jas lives in London with her boyfriend Marcus and works as a nurse in a local hospital. She is the daughter of strong-willed immigrants and identifies closely with her father; a political activist serving a life sentence in prison. Jas believes in action over words and bristles over the slow pace of the movement, as well as her perceived second-class role in it because she's a woman. At the same time, she also butts heads with her ex, Kent, over his more intellectual approach to the fight for equality.

Freida Pinto

After becoming a fixture on the big screen with the critically and commercially acclaimed SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, Freida Pinto quickly became 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 film itself won 8 Academy Awards including Best Motion Picture and had another 100 wins and 51 nominations. Most recently, she was seen in Richard Raymond’s Desert Dancer and Terence Malick’s KNIGHT OF CUPS.

Pinto can be seen in Andy Serkis’s JUNGLE BOOK and the independent feature LOVE SONIA.

Previously, Pinto starred in The Weinstein Company’s MIRAL. She can also be seen opposite James Franco in RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, opposite Antonio Banderas in BLACK GOLD and opposite Henry Cavill and Mickey Rourke in IMMORTALS.

Other credits include TRISHNA for British director Michael Winterbottom, and YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER from director Woody Allen alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts and Josh Brolin.  

In 2013, Pinto participated in the documentary GIRL RISING, which tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face various heartbreaking injustices. She continues to support the rights of young women through the organization The Girl Effect.

Before hitting the big screen, Pinto made her mark anchoring FULL CIRCLE a travel show which was telecast on Zee International Asia Pacific.  She went on assignments to Afghanistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Fiji among other countries.

Pinto currently resides between Mumbai and London and is a spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris.

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