Versatile Indian actress known for her appearances in a wide range of films from Bollywood hits to Punjabi classics. Since her breakout role in the 1995 film Surakshaa, she has won numerous awards for her appearances in films like Veer-Zaara and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Before she earned her first major film role in 1994, she modeled and appeared in television commercials around Punjab.
Outside of her work in cinema, she has also appeared in television series' like Parakh, Ittefaq, and Kambakht Ishq.
Her mother, Dr. Nalini Dutta, a doctor and government officer, raised her and her brother single-handedly after their father died when she was seven years old. She married Lt Commander Sandeep Shergil in May 2005, but the couple later divorced.