Dev Patel is my action hero: Freida Pinto

London: Indian-born actress Freida Pinto is all praise for her long-time boyfriend, Dev Patel, and says he is her ‘action hero.’

The 26-year-old, who has been dating Patel since meeting on the sets of the 2007 movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ said she loves her boyfriend`s ‘down-to-earth’ attitude, reported Contactmusic.

"He`s my own action hero. He is one of the cutest, cutest boys I have ever met, very down-to-earth, very humble and so unaffected by everything that has happened.

"It is really funny when you introduce him to any celebrity he just goes like a little kid and jumps about all over the place," Pinto said.

The actress also says that Patel`s idea of a perfect date is very different from hers - while she would like to be whisked abroad, he is happy to visit restaurants.

"We went out to get a bite a while back and he said, I`ll take you to this really cool place to eat and he took me to TGI Fridays. The most romantic thing he could do would probably be to arrange a trip to Tuscany. That would be amazing," she said.