Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai and her Rise to Fame

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The beautiful Aishwarya Rai is considered to be one of the most popular celebrities that India has ever seen. Many members of the media tout her as being the most beautiful woman in the world. Externally her physical beauty is breathtaking, but her true beauty lies inside where she is giving, caring and compassionate.


Aishwarya was born on November 1, 1973 the daughter of a marine biologist and a writer. Her parents raised her in the Hindu faith and she still practices the Hindu religion to date. She lived in Mumbai as a child and went to Arya Vidya Mandir Secondary School there. In her ninth grade year she modeled professionally for Camlin pencils.

Aishwarya went to college for one year at jai Hind College, where she met an English professor who was also an amateur photographer. The professor took some pictures of Aishwarya and got them published in a fashion magazine. The photos in the magazine got her recognized by different advertising agencies as a fresh new face. She was cast in several television commercials because of these photographs.


Aishwarya is extremely beautiful and in 1991 she won a supermodel contest that Ford sponsored. After winning this contest she appeared in the American fashion magazine called Vogue. In 1994 she came in as the second in the Femina Miss India contest. In 1994 she went to South Africa for the Miss World pageant and she took the crown there.

Her Acting Career

Although Aishwarya had been cast in several television commercials, and had a successful modeling career, she did not really get her break into the world of motion pictures until 1997. In 1997 she was cast in the film Iruvar by Mani Ratnam Tami. The film was very successful and got the young actress noticed. She was also cast for her first ever Bollywood film that same year. The Bollywood film was Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya and unfortunately the movie was not a great success. The critics thought that the fledging actress had little or no talent for the craft.

In 1008 she was cast in the S. Shankar directed film of Jeans and this time the critics had a different opinion of her talents. She went on to act in several different films, some of which were very successful and some that were absolute failures.

Her hard work and diligence have won her many acclaims and she does not allow the films that do not do as well as the producers would like to bother her personally.

Away from the Cameras

Aishwarya was the first woman to be made a member of the Cannes Film Festival jury. She was named the global ambassador for L’Oreal with Eva Longoria and Penelope Cruz in 2003. In 2005 Aishwarya joined a campaign to eradicate polio in India.

In 2007 she married Abhishek Bachchan. In 2011 the couple was blessed to bring a daughter into the world. The couple took a very long time in naming their daughter, but in 2012 they named her Aaradhya Bachchan. There hasn't been any rumors about their divorce yet.

Aishwarya Rai Affairs

Aishwarya rai has alleged affirs with bollywood superstat Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi. However, she ended marrying in the prestigious Bachan family to Abhishek Bachan who is younger than Aishwarya Rai.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 1 Nov, 1973
Age: 46 yrs
Occupations: Film actor
Beauty pageant contestant
Citizenship: India
Birth Place: Mangalore
residence: Mumbai
Education: University of Mumbai
Gender: Female
Description: Indian actress
Twitter Id: AishwaryaRaiWeb
Spouse: Abhishek Bachchan [M. 2007]
Net Worth 2021: 100 million
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Last Modified: Jun 23 2020
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