Having started her career as a model while still in college in 1980, she shifted to Mumbai where she went on to becoming one of the top models of India, endorsing several prestigious brands like VIMAL, NIVEA, MORARJI MILLS, THAKEREYS, LAKME etc, while simultaneously pursuing her other interests such as learnt ACTING from ASHA CHANDRA & KATHAK from GOPI KRISHAN.
In 1984, she started her acting career by signing an Indo-Italian co-production film called “SHAHEEN” as the leading lady, followed by a serial called PAYING GUEST for RAJSHREE FILMS and WAH JANAB opposite Shekhar Suman. She went on to act in several serials such as YE JO HAI ZINDAGI, KISMAT, JUNOON, SIDDHI, BANJARA GUEST HOUSE, MOUTH FULL OF SKY, WAQT KI RAFTAR, SWABHIMAN, GAATHA, PALCHIN, TERE GHAR KE SAAMNE with Raju Kher, COMMANDER, COLONEL, TERE MERE SAPNE, SURAAG, KUCH LOVE KUCH MASTI, KOI DIL ME HAI and SINDOOR TERE NAAM KA.
She is best remembered for her role of GANGA in Mahabharat and her accolade winning portrayal of VEERAWALI in Buniyaad.
Her first Bollywood film was the 1987 Mulzim, where she played Jeetendra’s sister.
Kiran is also a painter mostly working with mixed media with concentration on Acrylics. Most of her works are in the Indian contemporary form. She is one of the few artists who does not believe in having a particular style and just paints out of her heart.
She is the founder of Respond Foundation, a unique non profit which provides a platform for new upcoming artists to show case their work.
RESPOND FOUNDATION was a dream of Kiran Joneja Sippy, which has now come to light. It was during the shooting for THE KIRAN JONEJA SHOW and FASLE that she got to work closely with many NGOs and Government Bodies that were making a difference in the social sector. Touched by their efforts and exposed to the problems of people around her, she felt that she too needed to make a contribution in her own little way. This is how the idea for RESPOND FOUNDATION birthed. Knowing that her strength lay in various fields of art and being a multi talented artist herself, she felt she could lend a helping hand. Kiran Joneja Sippy is involved in every aspect of this foundation; right from the conception to the benefits artists would receive by means of this foundation.