Thukral was born to Navinder Kaur Thukral and Irvinder Singh Thukral in a Punjabi family. She completed her M.A in Economics from Kishinchand Chellaram College. Her debut movie was Hai. After appearing in Hai, Thukral starred opposite Fahad Fazil in his film debut Kaiyethum Doorath. The Malayalam film was not a box office success, but she was able to find additional roles in Tamil and Telugu films like Kurumbu and Sambaram. In 2005, she entered Kannada cinema with S S Niwas's Maharaja. Thukral then returned to star in a Tamil film and featured in Venkat Prabhu's multistarrer Saroja and won critical acclaim for her performance. After 2008, she shifted her priority from Telugu to Kannada cinema, going on to co-star with leading actors Upendra, Puneet Rajkumar, V. Ravichandran and Darshan. After Prince, she signed on to be part of several films including Cottonpet, Priyasakha opposite Ramesh Aravind and a Telugu film named Apartment, but none of them saw a theatrical release. Her next releases were the Tamil thriller film Muran and the historical film, Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna. Her only 2013 release was the Tamil film Alex Pandian. In addition to acting, Thukral has also done modelling work for designer Roopa Vohra. Her upcoming movies are Traffic, Mukunda Muraari and Satya.