During a particular juncture in the cinema field, 'Chitra' was a plump actress who delivered her role efficiently. She acted in the advertisement for an oil company and following that she was called Nallennai Chitra. She was introduced as a child artiste through movie Aval Appadi Thaan directed by ‘K Balachander’. In the movie Raja Paarvai, she did the role of a blind girl who romances '
Kamal Haasan'. Following that, she did movies as Sinna Poove Mella Pesu, Manathil Urudhi Vendurm, Oorkavalan and En Thangachi Padichava. She has done role in more than 60 movies in Malayalam. Following that, she married and settled down. Now, after a gap of eighteen years, she is back to cine field. The heroines of those times make a reentry and do mother roles. Chitra is in the list of heroines now. Actress Chitra said that after marriage she had to take care of her daughter. I had to do my part as a wife and mother. That was the reason for staying away from cinema. Now, I am prepared to do movies. I will choose good stories and act in movies, said Chitra.