- Moved to Calcutta at age 10, with her family, and stayed for 18 months.
- Played Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream, opposite Timothy Spall as Bottom, in the 1992 National Theatre Company production.
- Adapted Satyajit Ray's Devi into a five-part radio series called The Goddess in 2006 after gaining permission from Ray's son, Sandip.
- Won the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the 2012 Evening Standard Awards for her play Red Velvet.
- Created production company Lesata Productions with Rosa Maggiora.