- Won the Miss Salem and Miss Madras beauty pageant in 1999, and partook in the Miss India 2001 competition.
- Made her screen debut in the Tamil film Jodi (1999), although she was not credited in the film.
- Three-time winner of the Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Telugu, for Varsham (2004), Nuvvostananta Nenoddantana (2005), and Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule (2007).
- Appeared in the highest grossing Tamil film of the year 2011, Mankatha.
- A prominent supporter of PETA and an ardent animal lover.