An Indian model and actress, Lin was born in Manipur and resides in Imphal. She auditioned for the role of
Mary Kom, in the biopic based on the famed Manipuri boxer. Although Priyanka Chopra got the lead role in the film, Lin managed to get to play the role of the boxer's friend in the movie. Unlike Priyanka, she did no prosthetic make-up for the role, and her background in archery helped her for the role. She graduated from Sophia College in Mumbai and began her journey in Bollywood. She worked in Rangbaaz, which is Naseeruddin Shah's theater group.
She also went to
New York to study acting at the Adler Studio of Acting. She walked the ramp for several mainstream fashion designers like Tarun Tahiliani.
She has also been featured on the calendar of Kingfisher and has been a model with Elite. She had her first feel of Bollywood when she got a small role to play in Shah Rukh Khan's
Om Shanti Om. She realizes that since she wouldn’t be considered suitable for Indian roles, she marks herself as foreign whenever she goes for auditions. She has appeared in several commercials for the Malaysian and Indonesian markets.