- Won a talent contest, the United Film Producers Talent Hunt, which paved her way to an acting career.
- Made her big screen debut in Taqdeer (1967).
- Met her husband Tabrez Barmavar on the set of Jeevan Rekha (1974).
- Took an 8-year hiatus after marriage and returned to the acting world with the movie Henna (1991).
- Converted to Christianity in 2015, taking up a new middle name Farida Josephine Jalal.