Miss World (1994) turned Actress. Debut film Mani Ratnams Iruvar. Bollywood Debut film: Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya.
Won 26 National Awards and 10 Others Award many categories.
Few Hit films:Dhoom-2, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Mohabbatein, Devdas, Umrao Jaan, Dhoom 2,Guru. Crossover films in English-Provoked, Mistress of Spice, Bride and Prejudice, Last Legion, Pink Panther2. Has appeared on Time cover and in David Letterman and Oprah Winfrey shows. Married to Abhishek Bachhan. Earlier friends: Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi.