Aishwarya Rai or more precisely Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is counted as one of the most beautiful women in the world. She is a famous Indian actress and model. In the year 1994, she won the coveted title of Miss World. By dint of her acting and modeling skills, she has gained the status of one of the most popular celebrities in India. In her glorious career ,she has won several awards. She has also been conferred upon the “ Padma Shri” award by the Government of India. Apart from this she has been associated with several efforts for the upliftment of the society. In the 2012, Aishwarya was appointed as the “Goodwill Ambassador” for UNAIDS. She is entrusted upon the duty of spreading awareness globally on protection of children from HIV infection and antiretroviral treatment.
Early life and background
Aishwarya Rai, the epitome of beauty and elegance, was born on November 1st 1973 in Mangalore ,Karnataka. Her father, Mr Krishnaraj, was an army biologist while her mother, Brindya, was a homemaker. She has an elder brother Aditya Rai ,who serves as an engineer in Merchant Navy.In subsequent years her family shifted to Mumbai where she joined the Arya Vidya Mandir High School. She later studied in Jai Hind College for a year and thereafter joined DG Ruparel College in Matunga. Aishwarya was a bright student and scored 90% marks in the HSC exam. During her school days her favorite subject was biology and she used to cherish the dream of having a career in the field of medicine. Later ,she joined the Rachana Sansad Academy of Architecture but quit studies to pursue a career in modeling.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan started her career in the glamour world as a model. In 1991 she won the international super model contest organized by the Ford. This success helped her to feature in the American edition of popular magazine Vogue. Later in the year 1994 she was crowned with the title of Miss World.
She stepped into the film world with Mani Ratnam’s “Iruvar”. The film gained critical acclamation. She later made her entry into the Bollywood movies with “ Aur Pyar Ho Gaya”. Although the film was a commercial failure, she won the Screen Award “for “Best Female Debut”. She tasted commercial success with films like Jeans, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam ,Devdas etc. In subsequent years she has acted in many Bollywood movies which includesTaal, Dhoom 2, Raincoat,Mohabattein,Guru, Jodha Akbar,Guzarish and many more.
She has also acted in a Bengali movie, namely “ Chokher Bali”. Apart from this she has also been a part of many international projects such as “ Provoked” , “ Bride and Prejudice” etc. She is also the first Indian actress to become a Jury member at the “Cannes Film Festival”.
The 1.7 meter tall Aishwarya has also been the face of many national and international brands such as the L O’real, Coca Cola, Lakme, Nakshtra Diamonds, Prestige and many more. She is the first Bollywood personality to appear in “The Oprah Winfrey Show” twice. Also in the year 2004, her wax statue was put on display in the London’s Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.Her beauty and talent earned her recognition from various popular magazines across the globe such as the “People Magazine”, “ “Eastern Eye”,” Forbes”etc. She has also appeared in popular international shows like “Late Show with David Letterman”.
She has always used her popularity for the well being of the society. She has been a part of various charitable events. She is the supporter of “PETA India” and has also pledged to donate her eyes to the Eye Bank Association of India. She has also established the “Aishwarya Rai Foundation” to extend support to the needy people of India.
Aishwarya Rai began dating Salman Khan in the year 1999. But the couple separated in 2001.Rumours also surfaced that she had dated Vivek Oberoi for a brief period of time. But on April 20 , 2007 she married Abhishek Bachchan. The couple is blessed with a baby girl , Aradhya.
Aishwarya Rai – Net Worth
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has a net worth of $35 million.
Recently her name along with her father in law, Amitabh Bachchan ,has appeared in the Panama papers. However, both of them have denied having any undisclosed offshore assets. Mr Bachhan has opined that their name have been misused
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan resides with her in-laws in “Jalsa”, a posh house in Juhu Mumbai.