Her father Saleem Qureshi runs a chain of restaurants. Moved to Mumbai in 2008 to try and get a break in acting. Debuted in 2012, featuring in Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1 and Part 2. Nominated for the Filmfare Best Female Debut and Best Supporting Actress awards in 2012. Made a special appearance as herself in the song "Maintenance" in the film Trishna (2012).