- Starred alongside future husband Dharmendra in several films in her early career.
- Appeared in over 150 films in a career spanning over four decades.
- Presented with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.
- Received the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, in 2000.
- Member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, which she represented in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, from 2003 until 2009.