Notable for her roles in such 1980s and '90s Pakistani films as Laat Sahib, Munda Kashmiri, and Zameen Asmaan, she also had a prolific stage acting career.
After briefly pursuing a career as a model, she made her on-screen debut in a teleplay titled Hari Bhari Chhaon.
She performed in a highly successful stage production titled Janam Janam Ki Meli Chadar.
Born Rubina Butt, she grew up in Lahore, Pakistan, as the daughter of a government official. She was briefly married during her teenage years; her second marriage began in 2015.