Nauheed was born the Parsi Cyrusi family in Bombay, India on October 19, 1982. She had wanted a career as an Air Hostess, but after modeling for three years, she decided to stick with showbiz and appeared in numerous TV commercials as well as print media.
Although she did attain a level of popularity with TV advertisements,and a music video 'Piya Basanti' her tryst with the tinsel screen has been disappointing as film after film flopped at the box office. She even tried her hand in a South Indian regional film 'Sakhia' opposite Tarun, but again the movie failed.
She has also appeared in a TV serial 'Hip Hip Hooray', and made an appearance at the India Fashion Week 2007 as well as the Allen Solly Fashion Show along with actress Koel Purie.