A classical bharatanatyam dancer, Aditi Rao Hydarimade her acting debut with Sharada Ramanathan?s acclaimed film Sringaram (2007) and rose to fame after her performance in Sudhir Mishra?s 2011 film Yeh Saali Zindagi.
Her first film to release in theatres, however, was the 2006 Malayalam film Prajapathi, in which she starred alongside Mammootty. In 2009, she essayed a supporting role in Delhi-6, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. She has appeared in the film Yeh Saali Zindagi in 2011, and was seen in Bollywood film Rockstar. She has also appeared in Airtel 3G advertisement in April 2011 She will next star in Fox Star Studios film titled London, Paris, New York as the female lead opposite Ali Zafar.