Taapsee Pannu finished her schooling from Mata Jai Kaur Public School in Delhi. She obtained her engineering degree from the famous Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology, Delhi. After completion of her graduation, she worked as a Software Engineer for a brief period.
She switched to modelling after getting selected for Channel V’s reality show Get Gorgeous. After which she participated in Miss India beauty pageant in 2008 and won "Safi Femina Miss Beautiful Skin" and "Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face" titles. Thereafter, she appeared in numerous commercials and eventually entered into the field of acting.
She made her acting debut with the Telugu film Jhummandi Naadam in 2010. A year later, she made her Tamil film debut with the film titled Aadukalam. She was cast opposite Tamil super star actor Dhanush in this film. This film was a huge box-office hit and was critically acclaimed as well. The film won as many as 6 National film awards and she herself won nominations at Vijay Awards. The same year her six more films were released including Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam language films. Thus, she earned a distention of releasing 7 films in a single calendar year.
After becoming a household name in South Indian film industry, she switched to Bollywood with the film Chashme Baddoor in 2013. The film failed at the box office and she returned to south film again. She was then seen in a cameo role in the Hindi film Baby. Her role though was brief but was well received. Her career took a u-turn after acting in one of the most acclaimed Bollywood film Pink in 2016. She has four releases in 2017 out of which three has already released and her upcoming flick is Judwaa 2 alongside Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez which will be releasing in September 2017.