- Made her acting debut as a seventeen-year-old in Prem Quadi (1991).
- For her role in the musical Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) she won both the Filmfare and National Film awards for Best Supporting Actress.
- Winner of three Filmfare Best Actress awards - one of which was the critics award for Zubeidaa (2001)
- Appeared on the cover of several magazines, including Femina India, Filmfare, Hello!, Marie Claire and others.
- Has made public appearances in support of breast cancer awareness.