Rajeshwari Sachdev is most known for her role in Shyam Benegal?s film Sardari Begum (1996), for which she won the 1997 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress.
She co-hosted the Zee TV musical show, Titan Antakshari from 1994 to 2001. In 2005, she along with her husband Varun Badola, took part a reality TV, Dance competition show, Nach Baliye.
She made her film debut with Marathi film ?Aayatya Gharat Gharoba? (1991) directed by Sachin.
Her second film was Shyam Benegal?s Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (1992). She then became a regular in his films, and was cast in Mammo (1994), Sardari Begum (1996), Samar (1999), Hari-Bhari (2000), Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005) and Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008). She also appeared in the Hollywood film Little Buddha (1993) and later in Tales of Kamasutra: The Perfumed Garden (1998).