She received awards not only from India but from France also. She received Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France in 2012.
She made her acting debut in the film “AurPyaar Ho Gaya” followed by Tamil debut in the same year in the movie “Iruvar”.She was praised for her performance in the romantic movies “Devdas” and “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam”.
She also starred in the film “Kandukondain Kandukondain”, another Tamil language adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Sense and Sensibility.
She starred in so many films and was applauded for her performance in Hum KisiseKumNahi, Kuch Na Kaho, Guru, Jodhaa Akbar, Sarkar, Sarbjit and a comedy film Bunty AurBabli.
She also starred in the international movies opposite Martin Henderson, which was Gurinder Chadha’s British Film ‘Bride and Prejudice’.She tied the knot with Abhishek Bachchan on 20 April, 2007.