Daughter of acclaimed Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt and star of several popular Bollywood films. She also forged a successful career as a producer, director, and production designer.
She made her screen debut at age 17 in her father's semi-autobiographical film Daddy. Her first big hit was the 1991 Bollywood remake of Frank Capra's It Happened One Night.
Her first effort as a director was 2004's Paap. It featured and Udita Goswami in the lead roles.
She has three siblings: Alia, Rahul, and Shaheen. She married Manish Makhija in 2003. The couple separated in 2014.
She and Katrina Kaif have both won Filmfare awards for their acting.