The money she was making from acting in films allowed her to buy a Mercedes when she was just 15 years old and moved into her own flat when she turned 16.
Her first husband was her frequent leading man Vinod Mehra, but the marriage dissolved quickly, partly because of family tensions.
Former sister in law of actress Sharda. She is the sister of Vinod Mehra and acted in Ek Ke Baad Ek (1960).
Even though, she acted in memorable films, usually for Basu Chatterji such as "Khatta Meeta" (1977) and "Prem Vivah" (1979), as well as Hrishikesh Mukherjee's big hit "Golmaal" (1979), and Ramesh Sippy's "Shaan" (1980), she gave up acting to marry her second husband, director J.P. Dutta, with whom she has two daughters, Nidi and Siddhi.
Mother of actress, assistant director Nidhi Dutta.