Patel is a model turned actress who appears in Bollywood movies. She is well known for her portrayal as “Nandini Upadhyay” in the 2007 hit Bhool Bhulaiyaa which is directed by Priyadarshan.
Before acting in Bollywood films, Patel was a model in South Africa. Before beginning work as a model, she studied psychology.
Patel made her film debut in the 2007 Bollywood film Just Married which was released on March 16, 2007. Later she had a special appearance in Dhol in the title song. After, she was shown in the movie Bhool Bhulaiyaa which was a box office success. She had the supporting role of Nandini Upadhyay in Bhool Bhulaiyaa. Her last film released in 2007 was Dus Kahaniyaan which failed to do well at box office. In 2008, Patel had a small role in Karzzzz as Julie. It failed to do well at box office. In addition, she starred in Khallbali-Fun Unlimited which was released on November 28, 2008. In 2010, Patel starred in Chase which was a box office failure.