Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai

(1973-11-01) 1 November 1973 (age 50)
Alma materUniversity of Mumbai
Occupation(s)Actress, model
Years active1994–present
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
TitleMiss World 1994
FamilySee Bachchan family
AwardsFull list

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (born 1 November 1973) is an Indian actress. She won the Miss World 1994 pageant.[1][2] Her acting has made her one of the most popular celebrities in India. She has won many awards, including two Filmfare Awards.[3] Bachchan also was given the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2009 and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France in 2012.[4][5][4]

Biography[change | change source]

She was born into the family of merchant navy officer Krishnaraj Raja and writer Vrinda Rai. The actress has an older brother - a merchant navy engineer Aditya.

Aishwarya's native language is Tulu, and she also speaks English, Hindi, Marathi, and Tamil. As a child she studied classical music and dance. At an early age, she moved with her family to Bombay, where she studied at Arya Vidya Mandir high school in the suburbs of Santacruz. After graduating from Ruparel College (before that she studied at Jai Hind College for a year), she entered the university, where she began to study architecture, but then became a model. In 1994 she won the Miss World contest. After participating in the Pepsi advertising campaign, she starred for Vogue magazine.

Aishwarya's first role in a film was the well-received film "Tandem" in 1997, where she played a dual role: a rural beauty and an actress.

Personal life[change | change source]

On January 14, 2007, she announced her engagement to actor Abhishek Bachchan, the son of the famous actor Amitabh Bachchan, and married him on April 20 of that year. On November 16, 2011, Aishwarya Rai gave birth to a daughter at a clinic in Mumbai. The girl was named Aaradhia Bachchan.

References[change | change source]

  1. Simon Robinson (15 August 2007). "India's Most Influential". Time. Archived from the original on 2 November 2016.
  2. Scott Mendelson (6 November 2016). "Karan Johar, Ajay Devgn, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma And Aishwarya Reach New Peaks". Forbes. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  3. "The Nominations – 2000– The 51st Filmfare Awards". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Why Aaradhya cried on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's 39th birthday". Hindustan Times. India. 2 November 2012. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
  5. "Aishwarya, Akshay, Helen in Padma Shri list". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 26 January 2009. Archived from the original on 3 February 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2009.

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