Chahat started her career struggle at the age of 16. Her first shoot was in a Cadbury's advertisement, with Pradeep Sarkar in 2002.  Her first TV show was also from 2002, called Sachi Baat Sabhi Jag Jane. Her first break in movies was with 7½ Phere. The same year she was seen as one of the cast of the thriller The Film (2005). The movie revolves around the lives of struggling film artists. Chahat also did a cameo in the show Hero Bhakti Hi Shakti Hai in 2005 for 8 episodes (4 Hours). She was playing the role of Queen Mayra.