Vijayta hails from a musical family from a village in Hissar district of Haryana. Pandit Jasraj happens to be her uncle. Her elder sister is Sulakshana Pandit, and like her, is a playback singer and an actress. Her brothers are music directors Lalit Pandit and Jatin Pandit, popularly known as Jatin-Lalit.
She made her acting debut opposite Kumar Gaurav in a film titled Love Story in 1981, which became a runaway hit at the box office. Vijayta after a break came back to films and delivered another hit Mohabbat in 1985. Thereafter she starred in many famous movies like Deewana Tere Naam, Jeete Hain Shaan Se, Pyar Ka Toofan and Zalzala, Apart from acting she also sang for films like Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Saazish, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Dev and Chingari. Her husband, noted composer Aadesh Shrivastava made a pop album called Propose - Pyaar ka Izhaar through which Vijayta's debut as a pop singer.
She first married film director Sameer Malkan in 1986, who directed her in the flop film Car Thief. The marriage ended soon. She then married composer Aadesh Shrivastava in 1990. Together the couple is blessed with two childrens namely Anivesh Shrivastava and Avitesh Shrivastava.