She is a well known face in the South film fraternity with a plethora of Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam blockbusters in her kitty. She gained widespread recognition for her role as village girl Muththazhagu in the Tamil film Paruthiveeran in 2007, receiving National Film Award for Best Actress. During the same year, she achieved commercial success in Telugu cinema with S. S. Rajamouli-directed Yamadonga. She made her Hindi film debut through Mani Ratnam’s bilingual in Tamil and Hindi,titled Raavan and Raavanan respectively. In 2012, her portrayal of conjoined twins in the multilingual film Chaarulatha, brought her a lot of critical acclaim. She is also remembered for her item number ‘One, two, three, four’ from Shah Rukh Khan’s Chennai Express.