Actress Juhi Chawla, a patient of Hansika's dermatologist mother, recommended the little actress for the movie Yahoo which co-starred Juhi and Govinda. The movie, however, got shelved.
Hansika finally got her big screen break in the 2003 movie Escape from Taliban. She then appeared in other films such as Hawa, Aabra Ka Daabra, Jaago and Hum Kaun Hai? However, her biggest movie in terms of budget and success as a child actor was Koi... Mil Gaya.