Shruti Pathak stepped into the film industry as a singer. Her first two songs, 'Sudu Sude', 'Guchchi Guchchi' for a Telugu movie, ‘Bujjigadu: Made in Chennai’ and the next song, 'Awaara Dil' for the Hindi movie, Money Hai Toh Honey Hai, weren't massive hits. However, on her third strike towards her goal of becoming a star singer, she hit it with 'Mar Jawaan', from ‘
She went on to be nominated for this very song, to be Filmfare's best Female Playback Award in the year 2008. She had more offers coming her way since. She went on to sing for the films; Dev.D, Kurbaan, Luck, Admissions Open, Anjaana Anjaani, Love Breakups Zindagi, Ra One, Players, Kai Po Che, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, Happy Ending and Phir Se. She is not only known for her voice but has done as well as a lyricist as well. She is the lyricist of the song from Dev.D, 'Payaliya' and from Kai Po Che, the famous 'Shubhaarambh'.
She continues to perform on the small screen as well as live stage shows. She has carried out at the Culrav 2012 Cultural fest of MNNIT - Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad. She has also performed at the Flare, the techno-cultural fest of PDPU - Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University. In 2013, she performed at the Protsahan 13 of SVKM's NMIMS University, Shirpur Campus. Her latest show was at the Udaan 2014, Cultural Fest of SPIT College in Mumbai.
About the small screen, she has performed in all the three Seasons of Coke Studio India. She has also appeared on other TV shows such as; MTV Unplugged Season 4; Glorious and Shedding skin, season 2 and the Haal Ve Rabba in Season 3.