Her theatre credits include The Borrowers (at the Sherman Theatre), Tiger Country and Tales From The Harrow Road (Hampstead Theatre), When We are Married, Twelfth Night (in 1997 and 2004,), Romeo and Juliet (in 2000), Square Circle and Playboy of the Asian World (all for the Leicester Haymarket), Airport 2000 (Riverside Studios), and Jatinder Verma's production of Exodus (Tara Arts/BAC). In 2003, she was Mrs Peachum in a touring production of The Threepenny Opera for the Royal National Theatre. In 2004 she gave a critically acclaimed Maria in an Indian-themed production of Twelfth Night at the Albery Theatre. She also appeared as Nina Mandal in Coronation Street. She is currently a supporting cast member in Class Dismissed.
Her film credits include Bend It Like Beckham, Anita and Me, Thunderbirds, Bride and Prejudice, The Mistress of Spices, Honour, Jadoo and Brick Lane. Television credits include The Kumars at No. 42 (as the family’s interfering landlady, 'Hawney'), Doctors and Whose Baby?.
As a writer, her credits include 'There’s Something About Simmy', 'The Deranged Marriage', 'Miss Meena & the Masala Queens' 2017 RIFCO Arts, 'Happy Birthday Sunita', 2014 RIFCO Arts and 'Meri Christmas' 2006 RIFCO Arts.
She is currently appearing in Citizen Khan as 'Mrs Malik'.
In 2017, she has joined the cast of Hollyoaks, playing 'Misbah Maalik' and she appeared in Not Going Out where she played a Counsellor in the episode Marrirage Guidance.
Both she and Mark Ramsey appeared in Not Going Out.