Rohini’s father was a panchyat officer and mother was a housewife. Her mother died when she was five years old and father remarried later. She was married to famous Actor Raghuvaran in 1996 and they have a son Rishi Varan born in 1998. The couple later got separated and divorced in 2004. She started her career in 1976 as a child artiste. She was first seen as a wide-eyed 5 year old in Yashoda Krishna, a Telugu film. She is also a popular dubbing artist in the Tamil industry. She has voiced six characters in five of Mani Ratnam's films.She lent her voice to actresses like Jyothika (Vettaiyadu Villaiyadu), Aishwarya Rai (Iruvar and Raavanan),Manisha Koirala (Bombay)and Amala (Shiva). She has also dubbed for Girija Shettar in Mani Rathnam's only Telugu movie till date Geethanjali. She is an Indian actress, lyricist, screenwriter, voice actor and director.