- Was a member of the Jana Natya Manch theatre group, where she gathered first acting experiences.
- Taught at the Rishi Valley School in Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh.
- Won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut with Fire (1998).
- Co-founded the advertising company Leapfrog with her ex-husband Saumya Sen, which is dedicated to making socially concious adverts.
- Was a member of the jury at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival
- Made her directorial debut with Firaaq (2008).