After college, Pinto joined a modelling agency and appeared in adverts for variety of products, including Wrigley’s chewing gum
She couldn’t have asked for a much better screen debut than Slumdog Millionaire, playing Lakita, whom Dev Patel’s Jamal eventually falls in love with. The film was an Oscar success and she won the Breakthrough Permformance award from the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
More Than Set Dressing?
To use a phrase that has been used to describe many a young star in the making, she won the hearts of millions in Slumdog Millionaire. Pinto has since been putting in steady if unspectacular performances in hits such as Rise of the Planet of the Apes.