- First appeared on screen as a child in Indira (1983).
- A two-time winner of a National Film Award for Best Actress, the first of which she received fo Mr. and Mrs Iyer (2002), which was directed by her mother.
- Won two consecutive Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Awards for Omkara (2006) and Life in a... Metro (2007).
- The first winner of the Filmfare Awards East Best Actress Awards for Goynar Baksho (2013).
- Has starred mostly in Bengali and Hindi, but also in some English language films.