Date of Birth
Chandigarh, IndiaEdit page
Mehta began acting in theatre productions in her college and later ventured into television roles, having made her screen debut in 2009 with Zee TV's 12/24 Karol Bagh. Colors TV's drama series Phulwa marked a significant turning point in her career, earning her critical acclaim.
Mehta made her feature film debut with the 2015 Punjabi romantic comedy Angrej; the production, which emerged as the second highest-grossing Punjabi film of the year had her play the role of Dhann Kaur, a member of an aristocratic family in the pre-partitioned Punjab.
She won the PTC Punjabi Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film. Mehta has since appeared in other successful Punjabi films including the dramas Love Punjab (2016), and Lahoriye (2017), and earned critical acclaim with the romantics Qismat (2018) and Qismat 2 (2021).
Her portrayal of a troubled housewife in the former earned her a Filmfare Awards Punjabi for Best Actress. She had won seven Best Actress Awards in four years in different Award Ceremonies.
Mehta was born on 6 September 1988 in Chandigarh, India, She has a younger brother. As a child, along with her brother, Mehta auditioned for the dance reality show Boogie Woogie; they were both rejected.
She then began studying for a Master's degree in Business Management but left to pursue her acting career. Thereafter, she was cast in the television program 12/24 Karol Bagh. After the program ended, she shifted to Mumbai.
Mehta's fame increased when she played in the 2011 television series Phulwa and the 2012 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada. She established herself as a leading actress when she appeared in the Colors TV drama series Balika Vadhu in 2013.