Before entering Hindi cinema, the 33-year-old actress acted in Telugu and Tamil films. She made her Bollywood debut with David Dhawan's 'Chashme Baddoor', but her 7-minute role in Shabana Khan in Neeraj Pandey's 'Baby' gave her career a turning point.
Pannu said that it is important for an artist that he should leave maximum impact in the time he gets on screen. He said in a post on Twitter, 'Dear actors, no matter how many minutes your role is on the screen, what you do in those minutes, what effects do you make ... it matters: seven minutes that has Changed career direction. Your own, name Shabana.
Significantly, Akshay Kumar played the lead role in 'Baby'. The film focused on a secret mission carried out by an Indian intelligence team. The film also stars Rana Daggubati, Anupam Kher, KK Menon, Danny Denzongappa. Pannu played the role of an intelligence agent in the film. Pannu later worked in the same series film Naam Shabana, in which she was in the lead role. Manoj Bajpayee was also in the film.
After the success of both films, Pannu has strengthened his position in the film industry with his strong performances in films like 'Pink', 'Badla', 'Sand ki aankh', and 'Thappad'. Commenting on his post, Akshay Kumar said that he is proud of him. The two also worked together in 'Mission Mangal'.