- Runner-up in the 1984 Miss Universe beauty pageant.
- Made her acting debut in Sultanat (1986) and quickly went on to become one of Bollywoods biggest names.
- Won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for the comedy-drama Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993).
- Active in several charities and particularly involved in creating awareness for thalassemia, a deadly blood disorder.
- Co-owner of the production company Dreamz Unlimited along with Shah Rukh Khan and Aziz Mirza.
- Co-owner of the Twenty20 cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders.