Nikki made her acting debut in Malayalam film 1983, which besides winning prestigious awards, also became a commercial success. And with the success of 2014's Malayalam film Vellimoonga, she became one of the most-sought after actor. She was even named one of the most desirable women by a leading newspaper. So far she has acted in 17 films, including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. According to the survey, due to her popularity among fans of the south Indian films, cybercriminals use her name as a bait to lure unsuspecting users to click on the websites loaded with malware, which in turn helps hackers to steal passwords and personal details from the devices of the users.