She took her training at Barry John’s theatre in Delhi, along with Shah Rukh Khan.
She is one of the best friends of Shah Rukh Khan from his theatre days. They even worked together in Lekh Tandon’s TV serial named, “Dil Darya” in 1988.
She has also done theatre and has featured in many plays.
She got her fame from her debut serial “Hum Log” as “Majhli” back in 1984, she acted with her mother (Sushma Seth
) in that serial which used to stream at Doordarshan.
Her other notable daily soaps were Abhimaan, Adhikaar, Sparsh, and Daraar.
After her TV series Sparsh (1999), she took a break following her marriage.
She made a comeback, playing the protagonist female role of a widow whose politician husband was assassinated in the serial Sarkarr: Rishton Ki Ankahi Kahani streamed on Zee TV.
Not only on Television, she is a well-recognized artist in Bollywood movies also. In her debut movie “Jab we met”, she was seen playing the role of Aditya’s (Shahid Kapoor) mother. The movie was released overseas also and was a worldwide hit.
In 2017, she was seen in Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi playing Vir Das’ Mother in the movie
She essayed the role of the wife (Gursharan Kaur) of former Prime Minister of India “Manmohan Singh” in the film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ (2018).