Actress and model who won the 1994 Miss World Pageant, gained fame for her role in Taal, and became an international star for her award-winning role in Devdas. Her other films include Dhoom 2 and Guru.
She began her professional career as a teen model for Camlin Pencils, and later won a Ford supermodel contest and appeared in Vogue.
She won her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her role in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, and a second for Devdas, a film that won ten Filmfare awards in 2002.
She married fellow actor Abhishek Bachchan in 2007, and gave birth to a daughter in 2011. She named her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan in 2012.
She and Abhishek Bachchan, who she starred with in Kuch Na Kaho, had a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony.