Shraddha graduated from University of Mumbai at SIES College of Commerce and Economics with a Bachelor of Mass Media degree in journalism. While doing her graduation she worked in theater and attended workshops conducted by National School of Drama artists like Piyush Mishra, Chittaranjan Giri and Salim Shah. She also acted in print advertisements like McDowells, Aristocrat and over 400 catalogues before training at the Gladrags academy.
Shraddha Das' debut release was the 2008 Telugu film Siddu from Sikakulam. In 2010 she made her Bollywood debut in Sai Om Films' maiden venture Lahore, directed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan. Lahore was the first film Das acted in; she shot for the film during the last year of her college, but delays meant that several other of her films released earlier. Shraddha played a Pakistani psychiatrist in the film and received critical acclaim for her performance. Due to her appearances in the sequels of Arya (Arya 2), Mantra (Diary) and Chandramukhi (Nagavalli), Shraddha Das acquired the nickname "sequel queen".
After a year without any releases, she made her Bengali debut with The Royal Bengal Tiger in 2014. Later that year, she had two Hindi releases, the romantic comedy Lucky Kabootar and the widely publicised Vivek Agnihotri erotic thriller Zid; both films opened to negative to mixed critical response.