She entered the glamorous world of modelling after her BSc graduation, doing over a hundred advertisements and catalogs for diverse brands and prestigious campaigns of Vicks, Smirnoff, Tata Sky, Fanta, Rexona, De Beers Diamonds, amongst many others. Tulip was also a delegate in the Miss India beauty pageant.The legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra, spotted Tulip at his son’s wedding and offered her the lead role in his film ‘Mere Yaar ki Shaadi Hain’ a successful movie which is still shown on TV regularly.She went on to star as the female lead in 17 Indian films including Dil Maange More with Shahid Kapoor, Superstar with Kunal Khemu, Mahesh Bhatt’s Dhokha, and Matrabhoomi, an Indo- French film which won awards at Venice Film Festival amongst other film festivals. In regional films, she starred with the super stars of Southern and Punjabi films including Mamoothi, Sudip, Nayan Tara, Pawan Kalyan, Harbhajan Mann amongst many others. She has had the distinct honor of doing ad campaigns for fierce rivals such as Coke and Pepsi, acting with Hritik Roshan and making a guest appearance for Salman Khan in “Jai Ho”. Tulip starred as the lead character in a TV series for Hot Star called Airlines.