She studied at the London School of Commerce in London affiliated with ICSE and did well academically. She graduated with a distinction and finished her IB on a scholarship, at the United World College of the Adriatic in Italy.
She has a sister, Namrita. Tara Sharma did her B.Sc in Management at the London School of Economics. After graduating from London School of Economics, she was a financial consultant at Citibank and Accenture.
Realizing her latent love for modeling, she did a couple of advertisements for Lakme, Garnier and Pepsi, the latter included a commercial with Shah Rukh Khan and which proved to be a stepping stone into movies.
She debuted in Anupam Kher"s Om Jai Jagadish. The movies she appeared in Khosla Ka Ghosla and Page 3 are critically acclaimed, and Saaya and Masti were commercial successes.
Tara"s father died in 2011. left me devastated and changed my life too. The show"s first two seasons were successes and the third season debuted on Colors and Nick from 18 October 2013.
Tara co-produces the show with the 120 Media Collective.