But Veena's fame in came with her appearance on the celebrity reality show Bigg Boss.
She is playing the role portrayed by Vidya Balan in the Kannada version of the Dirty Picture - 'Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga'.
She hooked up with Ashmit Patel, the brother of Amisha Patel on the show.
Activists of right wing outfit Sri Rama Sene staged a protest against casting of Veena Malik in the Kannada version of 'The Dirty Picture' movie and demanded her replacement with another Indian actress.
Veena made her acting debut with Shaan and Zara Sheikh in Askari's Tere Pyar Mein (2000).
Call it competition or inspiration, actress Veena Malik took a cue from her contemporaries Poonam Pandey and Sherlyn Chopra to strip down to a hot negligee and pose for a racy photoshoot.
The Pakistani actress has appeared in a number of Punjabi films.
Veena had disappeared from the fashion scene for a some time, during which Sherlyn Chopra and Poonam Pandey created quite a buzz on the social networking sites. It seems that she's back with a bang!