Was part of N.K. Sharma's Act One theatre group in Delhi. Attended the same class as fellow actress Minisha Lamba whilst studying at JNU. Moved to Mumbai in 2008 and made her film debut a year later in Madholal Keep Walking (2009). Two-time winner of the Zee Cine Best Supporting Actress Award - for Tanu Weds Manu (2011) and Raanjhanaa (2013). For the latter she also won the 2014 Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress.