Early years

The Aishwarya Rai profile states that Aishwarya was born on November 1st 1973, in the city of Mangalore to parents Krishna Rai and Vrinda Rai. Aishwarya Rai did her schooling in Mumbai and always aspired to be an architect. As per the Aishwarya Rai profile, she started modeling at twenty and got her first big break with Aamir Khan in the famous Pepsi commercial.


Aishwarya celebrating her birthday - Aishwarya Rai Profile

Aishwarya with brother Aditya - Aishwarya Rai Profile

Aishwarya's childhood - Aishwarya Rai Profile

Miss World 1994

After a breif period of modelling, Aishwarya Rai took part in the Miss India contest and went on to be the first runner-up in the pageant. Aishwarya Rai then took part in the Miss World pageant and won the crown in 1994. She also won the Miss Photogenic award during the Miss World pageant. After winning the pageant, she gave up her studies and spent one year reigning as Miss World in London. Aishwarya Rai continued to pursue a career as a model until she became an actress.Soon after, as the Aishwarya Rai profile states, she got her first big break in a Tamil film called Iruvar which was directed by Mani Ratnam. Her first Hindi movie was “Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya” with actor Bobby Deol.

Aishwarya Rai Miss World - Aishwarya Rai Profile

Aishwarya during her modelling days - Aishwarya Rai Profile

Foray into bollywood

Soon after, Aishwarya Rai got her first big break in a Tamil film called Iruvar which was directed by Mani Ratnam. As per the Aishwarya Rai profile, she gained commercial success with another Tamil film Jeans which went on to become a super hit movie. Her first Hindi movie was “Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya” with actor Bobby Deol. In the year 2000, she appeared in the film Mohabbatein for which Aishwarya gained a nomination for Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award. In the same year she appeared in another Tamil flick Kandukondein Kandukondein. Aishwarya Rai gained commercial success with the Hindi film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam for which she recieved the Filmfare Best actress award. Aishwarya’s performance in the film Devdas won her a second Filmfare Best Actress Award. Aishwarya Rai also enacted the lead role in a Bengali film called Choker Bali. Her first negative role was in the film Khakee.

From thereon, Aishwarya Rai has appeared in commercially successful movies like Dhoom 2, Guru, Jodhaa Akbar and Endhiran. Her portrayals of Ragini were praised, in the Hindi version—Raavan, alongside Abhishek Bachchan and also in the Tamil original Raavanan. Aishwarya’s next film Action Replayy alongside Akshay Kumar received mixed reviews from critics. Aishwarya Rai’s final release in 2010 was Guzaarish, her third collaboration with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actor Hrithik Roshan. The film opened to positive reviews, and Aishwarya Rai’s portrayal was praised. In 2011 she received her ninth nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. As of May 2011, she was set to appear in Rajkumar Santoshi’s next film, Ladies and Gentlemen, along with Abhishek Bachchan and Heroine, a Madhur Bhandarkar’s film.

Aishwarya Jodhaa Akbar - Aishwarya Rai Profile

Aishwarya in Guzaarish - Aishwarya Rai Profile

Foray into Hollywood

Aishwarya Rai forayed into Hollywood with Gurinder Chadda alongside Martin Henderson in the film Bride and Prejudice. Aishwarya appeared as a warrior from Kerala named Mira in Doug Lefler’s epic film The Last Legion, alongside Sir Ben Kingsley, Colin Firth, and Thomas Sangster. The film was a critical failure. In 2009, she appeared in Harald Zwart’s spy comedy film The Pink Panther 2, playing the role of criminology expert Sonia Solandres. Like its predecessor, the sequel received negative reviews from critics and did a moderate business of $34,590,360 at the U.S box office.

Aishwarya’s Pregnancy

In June 2011, Aishwarya Rai’s father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan confirmed the news that Aishwarya was pregnant. Aishwarya was filming Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine at that point of time and her pregnancy created a controversy with the continuation of the film. Madhur was miffed that Aishwarya chose to hide her pregnancy and the filming was stopped. Other than this controversy, Aishwarya Rai has been in the news for her pregnancy for various reasons.

Off screen roles

Also, as mentioned in the Aishwarya Rai profile, her off-screen roles include duties as brand ambassador for various charity organisations and campaigns. She is also the brand ambassador of  the cosmetic giant L’oreal. Aishwarya Rai was the first Indian jury member at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. She is married to fellow actor Abhishek Bachchan.
Their engagement was announced on 14 January 2007 and later confirmed by his father, Amitabh Bachchan. The couple married on 20th April, 2007 according to traditional Hindu rites.

On November 16th 2011, Aishwarya Rai gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, after being married to Abhishek for 4 years.

Aishwarya in Robot - Aishwarya Rai Profile

Aishwarya L'Oreal - Aishwarya Rai Profile