Post her modelling career, she made her acting debut in the series Bhagyavidhaata. Parul"s career began as a model in Mumbai. She made her acting debut in the 2000 film Meri Aaghosh Mein starring Shakti Kapoor and then appeared in the 2004 Tamil film Dreams starring Dhanush and Diya.
She switched over to television with the daily soap-opera Bhagyavidhaata which has aired on Colors since 2009.
This was soon followed by the comedy reality show Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala on Star Plus where she was a participant representing the team "Raveena Ke Mohre. In 2011, she made her Kannada film debut in Govindaya Namaha which went on to become one of the highest grossing films of that year.
The song "Pyarge Aagbittaite" featuring her went viral on the internet sites and propelled her stardom. The same pairing in the 2012 film Nandeesha, however, could not continue the success at the box-office.
Parul"s next project was for the multi-starrer film Bachchan directed by Shashank and starring Sudeep.
Yadav then starred in Shivajinagara, produced by Ramu Films. She was paired opposite Duniya Vijay. The movie was a blockbuster having completed 100 days of screening in theatres.
In 2014, Yadav signed for two movies that became landmark projects of her career, Vaastu Prakaara and Uppi 2.
She played the role of an advocate in Vaastu Prakaara, which was directed by renowned film-maker Yogaraj Bhat. In Uppi 2 she is seen in a cameo opposite its director Upendra.
Her latest release is K. M. Chaitanya"s Aatagara featuring an ensemble cast. Upcoming films of Yadav include Seizer, Jessie and Vikramaditya.
Parul is presently shooting for the biggest movie of her career Killing Veerappan, which is being directed in multiple languages by the talented film-maker Ram Gopal Varma.
The movie also marks Parul"s official entry into Bollywood. Killing Veerappan is about the circumstances that led to the killing of dreaded forest brigand Veerappan. Killing Veerappan will also be dubbed and released in Tamil and Telugu.