Taruni and her mother Geetha Sachdev were amongst the 15 killed in the plane crash that took place at the Jomsom Airport in Mustang district of Nepal.
One of Taruni's notable work was Amitabh Bachchan's Paa. She had also acted in Malayalam films like Vellinakshatram and Satyam. Talking to a leading daily, Vellinakshathram director Vinayan told that Taruni's character in Vellinakshathram made her popular. The daily also reports that those who have worked with Taruni, were profoundly shocked at her cruel demise.
Abhishek Bachchan also tweeted, "SHOCKED and very saddened to hear about the Nepal plane crash. Lost 1 of my cutest co-stars. Little Taruni Sachdev from PAA. Speechless."