For over a decade, worked with the National School of Drama Repertory Company; shifted to Mumbai thereafter to launch her career in the film and television industry. Received the Sangeet Nataak Akaademi Award in 1989. Bagged the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Tamas (1988) and Mammo (1994). Received nationwide recognition in 2008 for her role as Kalyani Devi in the television series Balika Vadhu – Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte. Received the ASSOCHAM Ladies League's Mumbai Women of the Decade Achievers Award in 2014.