- Besides Hindi, she has also appeared in Nepali, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films.
- Following her Nepali film debut in 1989, she made her Bollywood debut in the drama Saudagar (1991).
- A three-time winner of the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress (previously known as the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance).
- Received the India Today Woman of the Year Award in 2014.
- Actively involved in social work and particularly involved in women's rights and anti-human trafficking organisations.