She received her first Filmfare award for her performance in Kasthooriman. She then paired with Mohanlal in Rasathanthram (2006).
The film was also a success at the box office, running for 100 days. She played as a girl pretending to be a boy in the first half of the film. Her next film with Dileep – Vinodayathra, which again was directed by Sathyan Anthikkad.
Her performance was appreciated and the film was a high commercial success.
She rose to fame in Malayalam cinema with the film Kasthooriman directed by her mentor Lohithadas, in which she enacted comedy and sentimental scenes. She played a 15-year-old Muslim girl who was forced to marry an older man, for which she was awarded a State Award and the National Award in addition with several other awards.
Later, she paid In 2008 she faced an unofficial ban in the Malayalam film industry issued by the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA), after she refused to shoot for Twenty:20, a film distributed by actor Dileep for AMMA.
Proddatur is one of the most densely populated municipality in Andhrapradesh.
She completed her schooling in Bala Vihar, Thiruvalla and Marthoma Residential School, Thiruvalla.
This led to a controversy and sparked off a protest by Hindu devotees.
Her next film, Four Friends, was a multi-starrer directed by Saji Surendran.
She played the role of a cancer patient in this film.
In the 2011 film Mohabbat, she played the lead role opposite Anand Michael and Munna.
After a brief hiatus, she began committing films by late-2012.