Wamiqa was born to Govardhan Gabbi is a Punjabi writer and her mother, Raj Kumari, an educationist. She acted in a Punjabi television-serial Saude Dillan De wjhen she was eight. She is a trained kathak dancer; she was among the top five participants in a dance show judged by Aamir Khan. It was during the dance show that she was offered a small role in Jab We Met, starting her acting stint in films. She was also seen in films like Bittoo Boss and Love Aaj Kal. Her big break came with the Punjabi film with Yo Yo Honey Singh and Amrinder Gill, Tu Mera 22 Mai Tera 22. She went on to star in two other Punjabi films Ishq Brandy and Ishq Haazir Hai as a co-star to actor Diljit Dosanjh. She has also done a Hindi film as first female lead as Tanisha Sixteen. She has also acted as the female lead in a Tamil film Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam. Her upcoming movie is Godha.