Azmi met with success over her portrayal of a troubled doctor in the tele-series, Jeevanrekha (Lifeline). She has also acted in television. Tanvi has acted in number of Marathi and Hindi films and Marathi tele serials. She first appeared in a young widow in telefilm Rao Saheb (1986) directed by Vijaya Mehta. She also acted opposite Mammootty, in Malayalam film Vidheyan (The Servile, 1993), directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan.