- Born in Mangalore, India, 1973.
- Trained to be an architect.
- Modelled for Pepsi and Coca-Cola, and was the face of L’Oreal.
- Can speak several languages, including Tamil and English.
- Crowned Miss World in 1994.
- Made her acting debut in 1997.
- Married Indian actor Abhishek Bachchan in 2007.