Currently, she is playing the lead role of Soumya in Colors’ series Shakti- Astitva Ke Ehsaas Kii.
When her father gives her an opportunity to look for a suitor, she falls in love with three of them and gets into a fix.
Rao was born and raised in Mumbai; she made her screen debut in Ab Ke Baras (2002), for which she was nominated for the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award in 2003.
One of her most popular roles was in the romance film Vivah (2006).
Sony's Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi is surely winning hearts for its fresh heart-warming story and performances of the lead actors Shaheer Sheikh, Erica Fernandes and Supriya Pilgaonkar.
Not only that, the popular TV show is in news for the electrifying on-screen chemistry between its lead pair, Shaheer aka Dev and Erica aka Sonakshi.Her first public appearance was in 2002 when she was seventeen; she was featured in the music video for Alisha Chinoy's song Woh Pyar Mera.