Her ancestors are from the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, which they left during the British period. Her family resettled in the Fiji Islands and her parents moved to Canada. She has an older brother, Sunil, who is nine years her senior.
Sharma started to pursue acting as a career in her 20s. She has stage experience but also appeared in television series like Da Vinci's City Hall, House M.D., The Lone Gunmen, Smallville, Supernatural, John Doe, Dark Angel, The Twilight Zone, Sanctuary, Hellcats, The Listener, and the 2009 re-imagined television series of V.
Photographe by Luigi Novi; see the image for attribution.