Assisted Kaizad Gustad on Bombay Boys (1998) - her first involvement in film. Worked with her brother on his films Split Wide Open (1999) and Dil Chahta Hai (2001). Made her directorial debut with Luck By Chance (2009), which she also wrote, for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director. Won the Filmfare Award for Best Director for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011). Appeared on the Valentine's day special edition of Kaun Banega Crorepati alongside with her brother Farhan Akhtar.