- For over a decade, worked with the National School of Drama Repertory Company; shifted to Mumbai thereafter to launch her career in the film and television industry.
- Received the Sangeet Nataak Akaademi Award in 1989.
- Bagged the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Tamas (1988) and Mammo (1994).
- Received nationwide recognition in 2008 for her role as Kalyani Devi in the television series Balika Vadhu – Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte.
- Received the ASSOCHAM Ladies League's Mumbai Women of the Decade Achievers Award in 2014.