|Actor Name||Aishwarya Rai Bachchan|
|Birthdate||1 November 1973|
|Hometown||Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Qualification||University of Mumbai|
|Family||Krishnaraj Rai (Father)
Vrinda Rai (Mother)
Aditya Rai (Brother)
Amitabh Bachchan (Father in Law)
|Honours||Padma Shri (2009)
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2012)
Unknown Facts About Aishwarya Rai Bachchan –
- Wanted to study medicine, but circumstances prevented her.
- Miss World 1994.
- Was offered Rani Mukerji’s role in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998).
- Runner up, Miss India 1994.
- Ambassador (spokesperson) for Longines watches since 1999.
- In April 2003, she suffered an accident on the sets of The Uniform (2004) when a car driven by a stuntman got out of control, hit her, took her down a crevice, and slammed her into a cactus plant. She broke a bone in one foot and suffered severe cuts, and she was rushed to a hospital. The incident rekindled the discussion about poor safety standards on Bollywood film sets.
- The first Indian actress to be on the jury of the Cannes International Film Festival.
- Has made over 50 music videos in only seven years.
- Despite the fact that she is adorned with jewelry in her music videos and movies, she is apparently not too fond of it.
- Created a frenzy at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival when she arrived at the premiere of her film
- Devdas (2002) in a coach and wearing a beautiful yellow-orange-embroidered sari.
- Was originally cast in the role of Jwala in the film Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005), but dropped out before filming started due to contract problems. The role was later given to Ameesha Patel.
Loves collecting watches.
- Made her first commercial for Camlin pencils when she was in the 9th grade.
- Was the face of Coca Cola South Asia as well as the Middle East.
- Has achieved iconic status all over South Asia.
- Is featured in the 2004 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.
- In a poll conducted by Hello magazine, she was voted the number-one attractive woman of 2003, beating actresses such as Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
- In April 2003, L’Oréal signed her as its new international brand ambassador (spokesperson).
- The first Bollywood star to appear in Rolling Stone magazine. (Issue 932, October 2, 2003).
- Gained 20 pounds for Bride & Prejudice (2004) because she didn’t want her character to look like a supermodel and also felt that it would add a sense of realism to the character.
- Is an ethnic Bunt, like fellow actors Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Sunil Shetty. The Bunts are a South Indian community from Mangalore who mainly speak Tulu, which is Aishwarya’s mother tongue.
- Turned down the lead in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003). The role was given to Gracy Singh.
- Turned down the role of Mastani in the film Bajirao Mastani (2015).
- The first movie star she ever met was Rekha. Aishwarya was still in high school at the time and was a model. While at a grocery store with her mother, Aishwarya was tapped on the shoulder by none other than Rekha herself. Rekha recognized Aishwarya from her modeling ads. She complimented the young Aishwarya on her good looks and wished her all the best.
- Is fluent in the languages English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, and Urdu.
Biography of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan –
Aishwarya Rai (Ash) is one of Bollywood’s pre-eminent leading ladies. This Indian darling burst upon the world stage when her striking beauty, poise and commanding intelligence won her the Miss World crown in 1994. This former architecture major soon became one of India’s most famous models, landing a prestigious Pepsi-Cola campaign and appearing in Vogue Magazine. India’s top Bollywood directors were soon lining up to work with Ash. Her film debut in Mani Ratnam’s Iruvar (1997) received critical acclaim and her performance in …Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (1997), directed by Rahul Rawail, garnered her the Best Female Debutante Award. In 2000 she was awarded Best Actress by FilmFare and Zee Cine for her work in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s I Have Given My Heart Away, Darling (1999) in that same year, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her special appearance in Aditya Chopra’s Mohabbatein (2000). In 2001 Ash was nominated for FilmFare’s Best Actress Award for Satish Kaushik’s Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000).
Ash’s star continued to rise in 2002, working again with Sajay Leela Bhansali in Devdas (2002), the most ambitious and most successful film in Bollywood history. It became the first Bollywood picture to receive a special screening at that year’s Cannes Film Festival and broke box-office records in India and the US.
Ash had even more exciting opportunities in 2003. She became the first Indian actor to be a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival. She is also the latest member of the elite L’Oreal Dream Team, joining renowned international beauties Catherine Deneuve and Andie MacDowell as L’Oreal’s international ambassador. She graced the covers of India Today and the prestigious TIME Magazine, which also listed her on their list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World Today”. She has graced numerous covers worldwide including the US, UK, China, Russia, Israel, United Emerites, Italy, Spain and France. Ash was also listed on Rolling Stone Magazine’s annual “Hot List”, Hello Magazine’s ‘Most Attractive Women in the World”, Stuff Magazine, FHM magazine, V-Life from Variety Magazine, GQ Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Harper’s & Queen and countless others. In 2004 Aishwarya took on the leading role in her first English-language film: Gurinder Chadha’s Bride & Prejudice (2004). She also became the first Indian female to be immortalized in wax at the world-famous Madame Tussaud’s wax museum in London.
She began 2005 with appearances on 60 Minutes (1968), Late Show with David Letterman (1993) and the most watched television program in the world: “Oprah” (1972). Her career continued to grow with roles in The Mistress of Spices (2005) for director Paul Mayeda Berges, Jag Mundhra’s Provoked: A True Story (2006), Sanjay Gadhvi’s Dhoom 2 (2006) and legendary producer Dino De Laurentiis’ The Last Legion (2007) opposite Colin Firth and Sir Ben Kingsley and a comic turn as the villainess in Steve Martin’s The Pink Panther 2 (2009).
Filimography of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan –
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- Upcoming Movies –
- Ponniyin Selvan
- Gulab Jamun
- Jasmine Story of A Leased Womb
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