- Made her debut in Raj Kapoor's teen romance Bobby (1973), aged just sixteen.
- Married Rajesh Khanna (who was 15 years older than her) at the age of sixteen.
- Retired from acting for twelve years to raise her children.
- Won the National Film Best Actress and the Filmfare Critics Best Actress Award for her performance in Rudaali (1993).
- Uses her nickname on screen instead of her real name, Amina.
- Besides Hindi films, she has also appeared in a Malayam and a Tamil film.