She did her high school in Mahila seva Samaja and completed her Pre University course in Murnad Junior College. She was actively involved in sports during her college days.
- She began her career in1995 in the Rajkumar camp in Savyasachi and Aata Hudugaata starring Shivaraj kumar and Raghavendra Rajkumar.
- she acted as the lead role in Shivarajkumar starrer Om.
- In the year 1996 she acted in Namoora Mandara Hoove opposite Shivarajkumar and Ramesh Aravind. In the same year she branched out to Malayalam and Telagu Movie industry. The prince movie opposite Mohanlal was her Malayalam Debut and performed in Dharma Chakram as her Telugu Debut.
- In the year 1999 she performed in Chandramukhi Pranasakhi, Upendra and Nanu nan Hendathiru.In the same year she performed in a Telugu movie Devi which was later dubbed in Hindi.
- In the year 2000 she saw six releases where she played opposite Vishnuvardhan in the movie Yajamana. Daivathinte Makan in Malayam was one of her notable in the same year.
- She performed in Kanasugara a tamil remake of Unnidathi Ennai Koduthan which fetched her a award for her portrayal of a simple housewife Character in 2001.
- In 2002 she performed in Parva co-starring Vishnuvardhan and Roja Selvamani.
- In 2003 She was praised by critics for her complex role in the film Singaaravva.
- In 2004, Apthamitra, a remake of Malayalam Manichitrathazhu by P. Vasu where she had to play the leading lady to Vishnuvardhan. She starred in the film as a supporting actress.
- She shared screen space with Vishnuvardhan in films like Yajamana, Apthamitra, Jamindaru, Kshana Kshanam, Ekadantha, Parva, Ellaranthalla Nanna Ganda.
- She acted in very few films as a supporting character and completely stopped acting after her last release Shishira in 2009.
- .She made her comeback for Matte Hutti Banda, Upendra, Inti Prema remake of Soggade Chinni Nayana in 2017.
- She has acted in more than 70 movies in Kannada and more than 28 movies in Telugu.
- Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress for Om in 1996
- Filmfare Best Actress for Om in 1996
- Nandi Award for Best Actress for Devi in 1997
- Filmfare Best Actress for Kanasugara in 2001
- Udaya Award for Best Actress
- Screen Videocon Award for Best Actress
- Cinema Express Award for Best Actress
- Chitrapremigala Sangha Award
- Devikarani Memorial Award
|1996||Nammoora Mandara Hoove||Kannada|
|1997||Atta Nee Koduku Jagratta||Telugu|
|1997||Ellaranthalla Nanna Ganda||Kannada|
|1998||Shanti Shanti Shanti||Kannada|
|1998||Maa Avida Collector||Telugu|
|1998||Dheerga Sumnagali Bhava||Telugu|
|1999||Naanu Nanna Hendthiru||Kannada|
|1999||Raghavayya Gari Abbayi||Telugu|
|2000||Ammo Okato Taariku||Telugu|
|2000||Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary||Telugu|
|2000||Uttara Dhruvadim Dakshina Dhruvaku||Kannada|
|2001||Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu||Kannada|
|2003||Mooru Manasu Nooru Kanasu||Kannada|
|2003||Ai Naan Bhishma Kano||Kannada|
|2003||Sri Renuka Devi||Kannada|
|2003||Janaki Weds Sriram||Telugu|
|2005||Pandu Ranga Vittala||Kannada|
|2006||A Aa E Ee||Kannada|
|2017||Upendra Matte Baa||Kannada|
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