Lost her father in 1994, when he was killed in a terrorist attack in Kashmir whilst working for the Indian army. Began her career as a model, before turning to theatre acting and eventually film. Made her debut on the big screen in Shoojit Sircar's Yahaan (2005). Was nominated for the Screen Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Lunchbox (2013). Has appeared in music videos for artists such as Kumar Sanu and Shreya Ghoshal.