Aishwarya Rai

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Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai in 2010
Born Aishwarya Rai
1 November 1973 (1973-11-01) (age 40)[1]
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India[2]
Other names Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1991–present
Spouse Abhishek Bachchan
(m. 2007–present)
Children Aaradhya Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai (born 1 November 1973) is an Indian movie actress. She worked as a model before starting her acting career. Rai won the Miss World pageant in 1994. Rai has acted in over 40 movies in Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, and Bengali.

The media often lists her as the "most beautiful woman in the world". Rai started acting in Mani Ratnam's Tamil movie Iruvar (1997). She had her first commercial success in the Tamil movie Jeans (1998). She gained the attention of Bollywood through the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Her performance won her the Filmfare Best Actress Award. In 2002 she appeared in Bhansali's Devdas. She won her second Filmfare Best Actress Award for this movie.

After a setback in her career during 2003–2005, she was in in Dhoom 2 (2006), which was her biggest commercial success in India. She later appeared in movies like Guru (2007), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), and Enthiran (2010), which were commercially and critically successful.

Early life[change | change source]

Rai was born into an Bunt family in Mangalore.

References[change | change source]

  1. Kazmi, Nikhat (18 November 2010). "Guzaarish". The Times Of India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/movie-reviews/hindi/Guzaarish/moviereview/6947922.cms.
  2. Gupta, Pratim D. (20 April 2007). "The Telegraph – Calcutta : Frontpage". The Telegraph (Kolkota, India). http://www.telegraphindia.com/1070420/asp/frontpage/story_7672425.asp. Retrieved 14 February 2011.