Born in Sri Lanka and raised in Australia, Rushie began her career in media as a journalist. 

After moving to Los Angeles in 2007, she embarked on a career in production working in scripted television and film as well as commercials and music videos.

In 2010 she moved her focus to non-scripted television development with World of Wonder Productions. Rushie has developed several series including Million Dollar Listing: San Francisco (Bravo), the groundbreaking docu-soap Transcendent (Fuse) which was nominated for a GLAAD Award, as well as the upcoming Sell It Like Serhant for Bravo hosted by Million Dollar Listing's Ryan Serhant. Additionally she has developed series for Nat Geo, Netflix, Viceland, OWN, WETV, E!, Logo, HGTV, DIY, AOL, REFINERY29 and ABC DIGITAL.