Moved to Mumbai in 1997 to pursue a career in acting. Appeared in advertisements and music videos, before appearing on screen. Made her acting debut in Yuvakudu (2000). Won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in Khushi (2001). Received the Nandi Award for Best Actress for Missamma (2003). Won the Nandi Special Jury award for her performance in Sathyabhama (2007). Has appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Kannada and Malayalam films.