X was born in Amritsar, Punjab, India. She went to the City University of New York and received her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at Hunter College in Manhattan.X started her film career with Junoon in 1978 and then she worked in Ek Baar Phir in 1980. She is known to be a sensitive actress and was a part of the art films and light films of the 80’s. Saath Saath , Chashme Buddoor and Mirch Masala are some of her films from the era. She was often cast with Farooq Shaikh. Though considered as talented as Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil she somehow did not achieve the same stature in terms of awards or memorable casts.
She published a collection of her Hindi poems in 1981, entitled ‘LAMHA LAMHA’
She has recently published her latest book,a compilation of short stories.