- Although most famous for her Hindi films, she has also appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films.
- Returned to the screen with English, Vinglish (2012) after a 15 year long hiatus.
- Four-time winner of the Filmfare Best Actress Award.
- Honoured with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, in 2013.
- Voted India's Greatest Actress in 100 Years by a poll conducted by CNN-IBN.