Shahana Goswami completed her school level education from the Sardar patel Vidyalaya in Delhi and her college level education from the Sophia College in Mumbai. During her school and college days, she was focused on sports and played at zonal and state level competitions in sports like artificial wall climbing, athletics, volleyball, basketball and badminton.
Though she was dedicated towards sports but her goal was to become an actress one day. To pursue her dream, she joined Jaimini Pathak’s theatre group. She worked in theatre plays like Arabian Nights and Seagull.
She made her cinematic debut with the Hindi film Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota. She was then seen in Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd. She was in these films with a petty role. She played her first significant role in Farhan Akhtar’s Rock On! That film established herself as an actress in Bollywood. For her performances, she won several awards at various award functions. In 2010, she starred in Firaaq. Though movie fared averagely at the box office but she again won various awards for her performance.
She was then seen in various films but she played minor supporting roles. Her last Hindi film was
Rock On II which was released in November 2016. Besides Hindi, she has also worked in English and Bengali languages movies. For her performance in English film Under Construction, she won Best Actress award at the Festival de Cine de Islantilla – Spain.