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Aishwarya Rai Net Worth

Aishwarya Rai Net Worth is
$35 Million

Aishwarya Rai Biography

Miss Globe 1994 and the runner up of 1994 Miss India, Aishwarya Rai is among the gorgeous actress in the Bollywood film industry. She actually is critically acclaimed on her behalf performance in the films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas and Tamil passionate drama Jeans. She actually is also the previous model. Rai who’s also popular as Ash was created as Aishwarya Krishnaraj Rai in the centre class family whose mom tongue was Tulu. She was created in Mangalore, Karnataka, India on the laps of Krishnaraj and Brinda. This home offers been bought in jv with Abhishek Bachchan for a price of $10 million. In 1999, Rai started dating fellow Indian actor, Salman Khan. Hum dil de chuke sanam was her most intimate films which turns his carrier directly into big success. That they had serious relationship for approximately two years plus they announced their separation in 2001. She also uncovered that she became the victim of many abuses from Khan when she was dating him. She also claimed their separation was due to his infidelity and indignity. ? She attended Raheja University to be an architect, nevertheless, she quickly provided that up to focus on her modeling profession. The few announced engagement on 14th of January 2007. After being in like for couple of months, they announced their engagement on 14th of January 2007 plus they finally got wedded on 20th of April 2007. She finally offered birth to her first kid on 16th of November 2011 plus they called her Aaradhya Bachchan. After Rai’s family members settled at Mumbai, she got enrolled at Arya Vidya Mandir SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. Then she became a member of Jai Hind University and DG Ruparel University. The photos in the magazine got her identified by different advertising companies as a brand new new encounter. As a kid, she dreamed to possess her profession in medicine but due to her several unsuccessful tries; she joined Raheja University of Arts and majored in architecture. Quick overview: Name: Aishwary Rai Bachchan Time of birth: November


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Quick Facts

Full NameAishwarya Rai
Net Worth$35 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 1, 1973
Height1.7 m, 1.7 m, 1.7 m
ProfessionActor, Model, Tere Bina, Kajra Re, Humko Humise Chura Lo, Actor, Model, Tere Bina, Kajra Re, Humko Humise Chura Lo, Actor, Model, Tere Bina, Kajra Re, Dola Re Dola
EducationJai Hind College, D. G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Raheja College of Applied Art, University of Mumbai, Arya Vidya Mandir, Jai Hind College, D. G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Raheja College of Applied Art, University of Mumbai, Arya Vidya Mandir, Jai Hind College, D. G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Raheja College of Applied Art, University of Mumbai, Arya Vidya Mandir
NationalityIndian, Indian, Indian
SpouseAbhishek Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan
ChildrenAaradhya Bachchan, Aaradhya Bachchan, Aaradhya Bachchan
ParentsKrishnaraj Rai, Brindya Rai, Krishnaraj Rai, Brindya Rai, Brindya Rai, Krishnaraj Rai
SiblingsAditya Rai, Aditya Rai, Aditya Rai
AwardsFilmfare Award for Best Actress, Padma Shri, Screen Award for Best Actress, IIFA Award for Best Actress, Zee Cine Award for Best Actress, Screen Award for Jodi No. 1, Stardust Award for Actor of the Year – Female, Screen Award for Best Female Debut, IIFA Award for Most Glamorous Star of the Year, Zee Cine Award for True Indian Actress, IIFA Award for Star of the Decade (Female), Screen Award for Best Actress (Popular Choice), Stardust Award for PowerPacked Performance of the year, Zee Cine Critics Award for Best Actor – Female, Stardust Award for Best Actress in a Drama, Zee Cine Award for Lux Face of the Year, Bollywood Movie Award – Best Actress, IIFA Award for Outstanding Contribution to International Cinema, IIFA Global Indian Media Personality Trophy, Star Guild Award for Cinematic Excellence - Female, BIG Star Film Actor (Female) of the Decade, Tere Bina, Kajra Re, Humko Humise Chura Lo, Filmfare Award for Best Actress, Padma Shri, Screen Award for Best Actress, Zee Cine Award for Best Actress, Screen Award for Jodi No. 1, Stardust Award for Actor of the Year – Female, IIFA Award for Best Actress, Screen Award for Best Female Debut, IIFA Award for Most Glamorous Star of the Year, IIFA Award for Star of the Decade (Female), Zee Cine Award for True Indian Actress, Screen Award for Best Actress (Popular Choice), Zee Cine Award for Lux Face of the Year, Zee Cine Critics Award for Best Actor – Female, Stardust Award for Best Actress in a Drama, IIFA Global Indian Media Personality Trophy, Bollywood Movie Award – Best Actress, Star Guild Award for Cinematic Excellence - Female, BIG Star Film Actor (Female) of the Decade, IIFA Award for Outstanding Contribution to International Cinema, Stardust Award for PowerPacked Performance of the year, Tere Bina, Kajra Re, Humko Humise Chura Lo, Filmfare Award for Best Actress, Padma Shri, Screen Award for Best Actress, Zee Cine Award for Best Actress, Screen Award for Jodi No. 1, Stardust Award for Actor of the Year – Female, IIFA Award for Best Actress, Screen Award for Best Female Debut, IIFA Award for Most Glamorous Star of the Year, IIFA Award for Star of the Decade (Female), Zee Cine Award for True Indian Actress, Screen Award for Best Actress (Popular Choice), Zee Cine Award for Lux Face of the Year, Zee Cine Critics Award for Best Actor – Female, Stardust Award for Best Actress in a Drama, IIFA Global Indian Media Personality Trophy, Bollywood Movie Award – Best Actress, Star Guild Award for Cinematic Excellence - Female, BIG Star Film Actor (Female) of the Decade, IIFA Award for Outstanding Contribution to International Cinema, Stardust Award for PowerPacked Performance of the year, Tere Bina, Kajra Re, Dola Re Dola
NominationsFilmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress, Stardust Award for Best Actress, Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine, BIG Star Most Entertaining Film Actor – Female, Vijay Award for Best Actress, Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress, BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in an Action Role, Stardust Award for Best Supporting Actress, Tere Bina, Kajra Re, Humko Humise Chura Lo, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress, Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress, Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine, Stardust Award for Best Actress, Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Stardust Award for Best Supporting Actress, Vijay Award for Best Actress, BIG Star Most Entertaining Film Actor – Female, BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in an Action Role, Tere Bina, Kajra Re, Humko Humise Chura Lo, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress, Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress, Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine, Stardust Award for Best Actress, Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Stardust Award for Best Supporting Actress, Vijay Award for Best Actress, BIG Star Most Entertaining Film Actor – Female, BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in an Action Role, Tere Bina, Kajra Re, Dola Re Dola
MoviesTere Bina, Kajra Re, Humko Humise Chura Lo, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Jazbaa, Devdas, Sarabjit, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Dhoom 2, Guru, Dil Ka Rishta, Enthiran, Jodhaa Akbar, Taal, Mohabbatein, Guzaarish, Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke, Bride and Prejudice, Raavan, Umrao Jaan, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, Shabd, Chokher Bali, Aa Ab Laut Chalen, Khakee, Iruvar, Raincoat, The Last Legion, The Mistress of Spices, Kandukondain Kandukondain, Josh, Action Replayy, Sarkar Raj, Kuch Naa Kaho, Provoked, The Pink Panther 2, Albela, Jeans, Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, Kyun! Ho Gaya Na..., Hum Kisise Kum Nahin, Raavanan, Mela, Shakti: The Power, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Baadshaho, Journey Across India, Narasimham, Pennin Manathai Thottu, Suyamvaram, Political Rowdy, Balle Balle! Amritsar to L.A., Best of Madhuri Aishwarya, Happy Anniversary, Tere Bina, Kajra Re, Humko Humise Chura Lo, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Jazbaa, Devdas, Sarabjit, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Dhoom 2, Guru, Dil Ka Rishta, Jodhaa Akbar, Enthiran, Taal, Mohabbatein, Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke, Guzaarish, Bride and Prejudice, Raavan, Umrao Jaan, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, Shabd, Chokher Bali, Aa Ab Laut Chalen, Khakee, Iruvar, The Last Legion, Raincoat, The Mistress of Spices, Josh, Kandukondain Kandukondain, Action Replayy, Sarkar Raj, Kuch Naa Kaho, Provoked, The Pink Panther 2, Albela, Jeans, Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, Kyun! Ho Gaya Na..., Hum Kisise Kum Nahin, Raavanan, Mela, Shakti: The Power, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Baadshaho, Journey Across India, Balle Balle! Amritsar to L.A., Narasimham, Pennin Manathai Thottu, Suyamvaram, Political Rowdy, Best of Madhuri Aishwarya, Happy Anniversary, Tere Bina, Kajra Re, Dola Re Dola, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Jazbaa, Devdas, Sarbjit, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Dhoom 2, Guru, Dil Ka Rishta, Enthiran, Taal, Mohabbatein, Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke, Guzaarish, Bride and Prejudice, Raavan, Umrao Jaan, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, Shabd, Chokher Bali, Aa Ab Laut Chalen, Khakee, Iruvar, The Last Legion, Raincoat, The Mistress of Spices, Josh, Kandukondain Kandukondain, Action Replayy, Sarkar Raj, Kuch Naa Kaho, Provoked, The Pink Panther 2, Albela, Jeans, Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, Kyun! Ho Gaya Na..., Hum Kisise Kum Nahin, Raavanan, Mela, Shakti: The Power, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Baadshaho, Journey Across India, Balle Balle! Amritsar to L.A., Pennin Manathai Thottu, Suyamvaram, Political Rowdy, Jodhaa Akbar, A New Love Ishtory, Best of Madhuri Aishwarya, Happy Anniversary


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Aishwarya Rai was to pair opposite Ajay Devgan in a film that was to be produced by Amitabh Bachchan's production company ABCL. The yet untitled project was be based on a family oriented subject with Jaya Bachchan playing Ash's mother. It is learned that actor Vinod Khanna and Mrs. Bachchan play a separated couple in the movie. Amitabh Bachchan himself was not be seen acting in this film that was be produced by ABCL in association with Spice Team Entertainment. Sharbani Deodhar was directing the film. Amitabh Bachchan himself chose not to enact the lead role opposite Jaya because the two elderly characters in the movie are not shown married to one another. Vinod Khanna's name for the role was suggested by the Big B only. The film was likely to go on floors in September 2005. It was be shot in Mumbai and London. The film was shelved after announcement.
2 Producer, actor Arif Khan (Anil Kapoor duplicate) was producing a film titled "Main Bana Chahti Hoon Aishwarya Rai". The film was about a village girl who comes to Bombay then gets a chance to star in a music video. She then struggles to become a heroine. Aishwarya objected to the films title and wanted it changed. Arif then changed it to "Banke Rahoongi Aishwarya". This was in 2004.
3 In 2004 she was going to produce a Hollywood movie along with Zachary Coffin (an actor in India). The film was titled "Windfall" and was based on the Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984. Aishwarya Rai was playing the role pf Jasmime Singh, a NRI who returns to India to search for her father. Her father was the factory plant manager the night the massacre occurred. The film was shelved after announcement.
4 Secretary Hari Singh's daughter Bhumicka Singh, debuted as a actress in the movie Aap Ki Khatir (2006).
5 Starred in Kalpana Lajmi's 2005 shelved film Singhasan. A political thriller.
6 Starred in Vikram Bhatt's Mulaqaat. Starring Himself, Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukherjee, Chandrachur Singh. The film was shelved after a few days of shooting.
7 Feroz Khan was planning a film titled "Nasha" about the problems drugs are causing to society. It was to be produced and directed by Feroz Khan. The film was going to star Amitabh Bachchan, Feroz Khan, Fardeen Khan and Lopsang. After Amitabh fell ill, Feroz shelved the idea and decided to start the Kurbani remake.
8 In October 1999, Feroz Khan signed her for his next "Qurbaan Tujh Pe Mere Jaan" co-starring Ajay Devgan and Fardeen Khan. The film was to be produced and directed by Feroz Khan. It was a love story set against the back drop of the film industry. The film was announced but then shelved. After "Qurbaan Tujh Pe Mere Jaan" was shelved, Feroz Khan launched "Tera Saath Hain Kitna Pyaara" starring Aishwarya Rai and Fardeen Khan. It was to be produced and directed by Feroz Khan. The title was taken from a song by the same name from Feroz Khan's earlier hit "Janbaaz". This film too was also shelved after the announcement.
9 Released "Aishwarya's Greatest Hits" on DVD containing 50 of her music videos to date. [May 2003]
10 Will start her world-wide tour to perform alongside stars Lara Dutta, Celina Jaitly, Hrithik Roshan, and Fardeen Khan. [April 2004]
11 Gave birth to her first child at age 38, a daughter Aaradhya Bachchan on November 16, 2011. Child's father is her husband, Abhishek Bachchan.
12 Due to her popularity, a second wax statue of Aishwarya was added to Madame Tussauds in Blackpool, UK in October 2011. This new statue took inspiration from Ash's look at Cannes in an Ellie Saab gown. The previous one had Aishwarya's statue draped in a sari. It was made exclusively for the Blackpool's new Bollywood world tour.
13 Aishwarya is the first goodwill ambassador for Smile Train, a charity that works worldwide for children with cleft lip.
14 Aishwarya has won the esteemed V. Shantaram Award twice: 2009 Best Actress for Jodhaa Akbar (2008) and 2003 Best Actress for Devdas (2002). The V. Shantaram Award is voted on by members of the Directors Guild.
15 The youngest actress to receive the Padmi Shri award, the fourth highest civilian honor, from the Government of India for her contribution to cinema.
16 Forbes listed her in the 387th position out of 1,411 actors as the most bankable Indian star in Hollywood. (February 2009).
17 Turned down the role of Neha in Dostana (2008) because she felt that her real life marriage to Abhishek Bachchan wouldn't work well for their characters.
18 For her 34th birthday, she went to go see Beyoncé Knowles in concert in Mumbai.
19 Her wedding ceremony lasted a total of three days. It was the most awaited and talked about wedding in years and the press followed it like Princess Diana's wedding.
20 Her wedding invitations were embossed with two entwined As and delivered along with a box of chocolate meringues. Within the invitation was also a poem about new beginnings written by Amitabh Bachchan's father and renowned poet Harivash Rai Bachchan.
21 About 15 kilos of henna was special ordered from Sojat in Rajasthan for the henna ceremony before her wedding.
22 Her wax statue at Madame Tussauds Museum in London was borrowed by the museum in New York for six weeks. The statue was flown to New York and made its debut on August 15, 2007, making her the first Indian actress in the American version of the museum.
23 Was considered for the part of Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale (2006).
24 Director Brett Ratner is a fan of Aishwarya's and he wanted her to be cast in Rush Hour 3 (2007), but she turned down the offer.
25 Has appeared on more magazine covers worldwide than any other Bollywood or Indian star.
26 Is the second of five Indian women to win the Miss World title. The first was Reita Faria, who won in 1966. Others include Diana Hayden who won in 1997, Yukta Mookhey in 1999, and Priyanka Chopra in 2000.
27 Her favorite Western designer is Giorgio Armani. Whenever she is in London, clothes are taken to her hotel for her to choose from.
28 Is active in various charities and often visits orphanages.
29 Was invited in 2005 to be a presenter at The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005), but was unable to attend because she was busy filming for The Mistress of Spices (2005).
30 Twice turned down the lead in the Hindi version of Chandramukhi (2005).
31 In 2005, Hugh M. Hefner attempted to create and Indian version of Playboy for India, which would feature South Asian women and Indian pop culture articles, but no nudity. He wanted to have Aishwarya on the cover of the first issue. The magazine was rejected.
32 Is often referred to as "the most beautiful woman in the world".
33 In January 2007, she announced that she has accepted a marriage proposal from current boyfriend, actor Abhishek Bachchan.
34 Turned down the part of Malvika Talwar in Baabul (2006).
35 Came in #1 in BollySpice.com Magazine's list of "Top 10 Actresses of 2006".
36 Has been in seven movies with now husband Abhishek Bachchan, more than with any other actor.
37 Her Pepsi ad with Aamir Khan was shot in one night during the infamous Bombay riots.
38 She secured 90% marks in HSC at Ruparel college in Mumbai.
39 She was the first choice for the role of Jane Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), but she turned it down due to filming conflicts.
40 Is the most photographed woman in India.
41 Listed #3 by UK magazine Eastern Eye one of "Asia's Sexiest Women" (Sept/ 2006).
42 Caused a day long traffic jam in Dubai, United Arab Emirates while filming a soap commercial. People would stop for hours just to catch a glimpse of their favorite actress. (September 5, 2006)
43 Listed as number 3 of 'Top Bollywood Actresses' of 2006. (rediff.com, 8-25- 2006)
44 Good friends with fellow Indian superstar and icon, Madhuri Dixit. The two worked together in the super-hit and widely acclaimed Devdas.
45 Got her education at Arya Vidya Mandir and DG Ruparel College, both in Bombay, India. She was also accepted into Raheja College of Architecture in Bombay, but never went.
46 Was considered for the role of Kalyani in Water (2005).
47 Featured in People Magazine as one of the 100 Most Beautiful People in the World. (Issue May,8,2006)
48 Is the second Indian actress to appear on the cover of TIME magazine in 2003. The first was Parveen Babi in 1976.
49 When Karan Johar asked Aishwarya on his talk show which film she wishes she could have been a part of, she responded Khamoshi: The Musical (1996).
50 Was cast with a small role in Lajja (2001), but was dropped because there were already too many major stars in the film.
51 Performed to an audience of 85,000 in Melbourne, Australia at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games with 800 backup dancers. (March 2006)
52 In mid 2001, Aishwarya started work on two films titled Radheshyam Seetaram and Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke. For reasons unknown, filming stopped on these films in February 2002. Filming was never completed and the films have now been shelved. The only glimpse of the movies that exist for the public to see are photographs from the sets and publicity shots.
53 Turned down the lead in Corporate (2006) because she didn't have any dates available for filming. The role was given to Bipasha Basu.
54 Was considered for the role of Priya in Krrish (2006).
55 When President George W. Bush visited India in March 2006, he invited Aishwarya, along with Aamir Khan, to a luncheon. Aishwarya could not attend because she was in Brazil at the time filming for Dhoom 2 (2006).
56 Turned down the part of Sandhya in Saamna (2006).
57 Was originally signed on to play the part of Simmi in Bluffmaster! (2005), but was replaced without any notice by Priyanka Chopra. Director Rohan Sippy then gave Aishwarya a "special thanks" in the end credits as an apology.
58 The first actress from India to get signed on with the American Library Association and also have a poster made of her for schools and library's all across America.
59 Was voted as E's 7th sexiest celebrity in the world.
60 Roger Ebert has said he considers her the most beautiful actress in the world.
61 Was voted number 12 on VH1's 50 Sexiest Actresses of the Last 20 Years. (December 2005)
62 Her favorite film is Casablanca (1942).
63 In the summer of 2005, Mattel released limited-edition Barbie dolls inspired by Aishwarya and her costumes. They were released only in Britain and sold out within minutes. These dolls are now considered rare collectibles among fans.
64 Turned down the role of Anna in A Sublime Love Story: Barsaat (2005).
65 Director Andy Tennant offered her a small part in Hitch (2005), but she was busy filming Bride and Prejudice at the time.
66 Turned down a small role as Breseis in the film Troy (2004).
67 When Oprah Winfrey saw Aishwarya's interview on 60 Minutes (1968), she was so fascinated by her that she got a hold of Ash and invited her to be a guest on her show. On April 25, 2005, Aishwarya became the first Indian and South Asian actress to be featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986).
68 Member of the jury at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.
69 A tulip produced in 2005 was named for her.
70 Voted #9 in Harpers and Queen magazine's list of the 100 most beautiful women of today. (Harpers and Queen, June 6, 2005)
71 On January 2nd, 2005, she became the first Indian actress to be interviewed on 60 Minutes (1968).
72 In 2004, Aishwarya became the first Bollywood and Indian actress to have her own statue at London's Madame Tussauds museum.
73 Has over 17,000 Web sites dedicated to her.
74 Has refused to work with Salman Khan after their break-up, in spite of several offers.
75 Turned down a role in San wa (2005) due to her touring schedule. The role was eventually given to Mallika Sherawat.
76 Ran the Olympic-torch relay in June 2004.
77 Was listed in Time magazine as one of 100 most influential people in the world (The 2004 TIME 100).
78 Has gained a cult following in Pakistan.
79 Is good friends with actress Preity Zinta.
80 Has won over 100 awards since 1994 when she was 20.
81 Won the title of Miss Photogenic in the 1994 Miss World Pageant.
82 Has a puppy named Sunshine, which was given to her as a gift by friend Vivek Oberoi.
83 Is a trained classical dancer. She learnt classical dance and music for five years while in her teens.
84 During the filming of the song 'Dola Re Dola' from the movie Devdas (2002), Aishwarya's ears were bleeding because to the heavy earrings she had to wear, but she continued to perform anyway.
85 Sued the magazine Star and Style for a sum of Rs 20 million (2 crore) for printing an article claiming that actress Raveena Tandon had caught her and Akshay Kumar in a compromising position at the poolside of a five- star hotel.
86 After winning the title of Miss World in 1994, the host of the event, Richard Steinmetz, actually asked Aishwarya out. But being a professional, she refused right away.
87 Shah Rukh Khan recommended her to play Kaurwaki in the film Ashoka the Great (2001). But the director wanted to cast someone who hadn't already been paired with Shahrukh as a leading lady.
88 Before she was famous, she auditioned to do voice-dubbing for a television serial and was rejected.
89 Aamir Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are the only stars to advertise for both Coca Cola and Pepsi.
90 Was originally intended for the role of Priya in the film Chalte Chalte (2003).
91 Is fluent in the languages English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, and Urdu.
92 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.
93 Turned down the role of Mastani in the film Bajirao Mastani (2015).
94 Turned down the lead in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003). The role was given to Gracy Singh.
95 Is an ethnic Bunt, like fellow actors Shilpa Shetty and Sunil Shetty. The Bunts are a South Indian community from Mangalore who mainly speak Tulu, which is Aishwarya's mother tongue.
96 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.
97 The first Bollywood star to appear in Rolling Stone magazine. (Issue 932, October 2, 2003).
98 In April 2003, L'Oréal signed her as its new international brand ambassador (spokesperson).
99 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.
100 Is featured in the 2004 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.
101 Has achieved iconic status all over South Asia.
102 Was the face of Coca Cola South Asia as well as the Middle East.
103 Made her first commercial for Camlin pencils when she was in the 9th grade.
104 Loves collecting watches.
105 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.
106 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.
107 Despite the fact that she is adorned with jewelry in her music videos and movies, she is apparently not too fond of it.
108 Has made over 50 music videos in only seven years.
109 The first Indian actress to be on the jury of the Cannes International Film Festival.
110 In April 2003, she suffered an accident on the sets of Khakee (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.
111 Sister of Aditya Rai.
112 Daughter of Vrinda Rai.
113 Ambassador (spokesperson) for Longines watches since 1999.
114 Runner up, Miss India 1994.
115 Was offered Rani Mukerji's role in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998).
116 Miss World 1994.
117 Wanted to study medicine, but circumstances prevented her.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 Her blue-green eyes


Quotes

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1 [In 1999] I'm like the Terminator. I won't stop till I win. Just everything must be perfect.
2 God has given me plenty of reasons to smile and I feel it's time to spread it around. There are a lot of children out there who so desperately need help, but can't receive timely care because their families cannot afford this surgery or are ill-educated about this condition.
3 [on being voted the most bankable Bollywood star in Hollywood] Wow! Me the most bankable Bollywood star in Hollywood? Thank you! I must confess that any acknowledgment of hard work makes me feel content. In all humility I want to thank all those who feel I'm bankable.
4 [Her thoughts on modern women versus the queens of the era of Jodhaa Akbar (2008)] I consider myself lucky to be born in today's era where a woman has far more freedom to exercise her rights. It took them ages to get ready for one appearance, and imagine staying behind curtains all day long.
5 [In 2007] I am not comfortable about kissing or nudity. I've never said I'd never kiss, or whatever on screen. I've always maintained I'd cross that bridge when I come to it. Again, I'm accused of playing it safe. The truth is, I don't know what tomorrow holds. So I can't make a close ended principle about it.
6 [Upon hearing that Julia Roberts had said that Aishwarya was the most beautiful woman she had ever seen] That was embarrassing; at first I didn't believe she said that. I thought it was a rumor started by a journalist. But it's sweet. She's an incredible actor and she seems like a wonderful person, so all you can do is say, "Thank you"
7 [on attending the dinner for Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of the Year in 2005] I am surprised at my life's turn of events. Six of us were asked to raise the toast for the evening. And I raised it for my parents and for my fans, without whom I wouldn't have reached where I am today. Nicole Kidman had to rush out for some premiere, but she said that she and her son loved Bride & Prejudice (2004) and I told her how I loved all her performances. Sean Penn told me that I spoke well and I told him that I've always been his fan!
8 [on meeting producer Harvey Weinstein for the first time at the 2005 Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People] He is a big fan of Indian films. He has seen Devdas (2002) and said he respected my work. It's a big compliment coming from somebody who has such an immense body of work and yet is so humble from him? He discussed a few ideas and scripts with me. He is starting his own company. We are discussing projects. Time will tell all.
9 I have never deliberately driven attention to the fact that I am working in Hollywood films. I have categorically stated that I am working in different kinds of films, be it British, Hindi, Tamil or Bengali. It's all about doing films, which are my passion.
10 [on the rumors that her black eye was the result of abuse by Salman Khan] For some perverse reason, no one wants to believe me, that I fell down the stairs. First the media calls me the woman of the millennium, a woman of substance. Then how can the same media make me out to be such a doormat? I'm a self-respecting woman, I don't take nonsense from anyone. No one tries caveman tactics on me. Even Arnold Schwarzenegger can fall and get hurt, so why should I be any different?
11 [on celebrating her 33rd birthday] I am just not the birthday bash kind. My day will start with a visit to the Siddhivinayak temple with my family, something I do every year. There will be no loud parties . . . my birthday is a very private affair. Concidering I have to leave for Dubai tomorrow, it will be over early, too. Only family and friends will be there.
12 As far as The Last Legion (2007) is concerned, it is a film based on a book [a novel by Valerio Manfredi]. I don't think the character of Meera [her role] is there in the book. I did the film for the new experience and it is for the first time that I was with a complete foreign crew. Working with Ben Kingsley was a great experience. Meera is an Indian in the film and she has great roots and you will identify with her strength. I feel for Indian audiences, and want them to feel pride in what I am doing: I am not doing films just to be there as guest appearances.
13 [In 2006] It is a very tricky situation when you get the chance to work in English films. I do films based on characters, not to get an entry into Hollywood or whatever. In English, my _Bride & Prejudice (2005)_ (qv ) did well world over. I don't know how it did in Hindi, but I know _Jurassic Park (1998)_ didn't do well in Hindi. I was glad audiences worldwide liked an English film that was Indian. When I did The Mistress of Spices (2005), I did it for Paul [Paul Mayeda Berges, the director and husband of Gurinder Chadha] as a team. The film found its audiences. When the [Provoked: A True Story (2006)] script came to me, I felt it was a very important story of an Indian woman based in London who killed her husband because of marital abuse. Kiran Ahluwalia made a big impression in England, and so I did this film because I felt it was an important story to be told. "Provoked" is an important film for many other Kirans in the world.
14 [in 2006] The audiences feel I am part of their life so they worry about me. I think that is very sweet of them and I tell them that when I will marry I will announce it. When I get married, you'll know. I believe in marriage and it is a beautiful institution.
15 [In 2006] My reason for choosing a film is not to impress people. I don't choose films for the box office.
16 [on being compared to Rekha in Umrao Jaan (1981)] For me, as an actor, it's a special experience to get the opportunity to play Umrao Jaan who has been already iconised on our celluloid. When I played Paro in Devdas (2002), I went through the same area of questioning about how my role will be compared with the ones played earlier.
17 [on her role in Umrao Jaan (2006)] Playing Umrao Jaan was a demanding emotional journey. When a story takes that course, it is following an entire arc; it goes through all the possible emotions. The process was satisfying, inspiring and challenging. It forced me to deliver the best in every moment.
18 [About Rekha] Rekha is very inspiring. It is not necessarily relative to just one performance, but her entire career, the span of characters that she has essayed, the performances that she has delivered itself is extremely inspiring. I am inspired by her performance. But I cannot ape her.
19 [on Umrao Jaan (2006) being her first Urdu-language film] Since our generation speaks English, we are not very fluent in Hindi, leave alone Urdu. I loved those dialogs and the experience to work and know about that era. For me, it was a study of Urdu on the sets under the guidance of JP and Javed Saab.
20 [About director J.P. Dutta] . . . a committed taskmaster. I have danced to songs before. But he always added to choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant's steps, and that was quite challenging. He would shoot an entire mukhda in one shot. To do all the songs at that level required remaining focused at all times. In that moment, I felt I became Umrao Jaan. It was interesting to deliver a performance that shows her passionate but tragic story. The film is also reflective of the art that was at its zenith in that era. The sex trade was called the performing arts then and not prostitution.
21 [on her character in Dhoom 2 (2006)] It's the kind of character I have never essayed before. Sunehiri, my character in the film, is distinctly different from any other character you have seen me play. That's what makes her exciting to me. For the first time in my life I went through a bit of a fitness regime. Contrary to popular belief, right since modeling, to the [Miss World] title, to films, I have never been a fitness freak or exercised.
22 [on her character in The Mistress of Spices (2005)] I have related to each character I have performed thus far, including Tilo. I am very sensitive to moods and one's inward feelings and emotions. I am a true people person and people watcher. I look forward to meeting interesting people and understanding their experiences in life.
23 [In 2006] I choose films with characters that I feel are relative to a woman's growth for me. In The Last Legion (2007), I play a warrior. This was a first for me and it was a fantastic experience. I would like very much to do more action films. As for the right direction, I make my choices and always move forward one step at a time.
24 [In 2006] Good films are good films regardless of being made in India or abroad. I believe a great story transcends cultural lines and language barriers.
25 [on why she participated in the Miss World Pageant in 1994] For me, it went beyond being a beauty queen. For me, it was about being the 20-year-old girl from India on [an] international platform and a lot of people actually would assume that I wasn't even educated in India because of the way I'd speak. And they'd be like, "Have you studied in India? Do you actually speak English out there?" and, I was like, "This is so interesting that so many people know so little about my country", and this is exactly what I wanted to do when I set out on this little mission in my head.
26 Life is a stage, and we are all characters. So play your part and play it well!
27 It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
28 [Her advice to aspiring professionals] My biggest concern is always the students who are working toward a certain career--when they limit themselves to just that one option. They need to know that the world is huge--it's an ocean, and there are so many options. It's not the end of the world if they don't get to pursue an apparent childhood dream. That's really important, because you find a lot of kids who believe that they want to become a doctor or an aeronautical engineer or something, and if they don't manage to make their degree, that's the end. They feel so defeated, which is very disheartening. It's sad to know that people let themselves be limited by these aspirations.
29 [IN 2005, about her long career in entertainment] This is my tenth year now, so things have changed within this span of time--so drastically that when I look at the work done when I just joined, it's like, "Oh my God!" So much has changed in these ten years. You get to see how you're part of the process of change within the Indian film industry. That's all positive, that's all a good sign.
30 [in September 2004] I am not comfortable about kissing or nudity. I am clear about what I want. I'll work only with good directors who'll offer me two-dimensional roles. The director and the role are most important.
31 [About being on The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)] Yes, I was extremely happy to be on her show. I absolutely admire her. I never thought I'd actually be meeting her--and that, too, on her show! It's so strange. But prior to our meeting, during my visit to the US for the premiere of Bride & Prejudice (2004), I had some afternoons off and I watched Oprah. I thought how wonderful it would be to be on her show. And within a month, I was!"
32 [About the sari she wore on The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)] I thought I'd wear one on the show, and packed two of them, in case Oprah wanted to wear one, too. As luck would have it, my flight was delayed and I reached minutes before the show went on air! So I had no time to change, which is a pity. Americans love the garment but have no clue how it's tied. Oprah is very respectful and appreciative of all cultures. She was very curious about the sari and I helped her put it on, on air! She has sent me an autographed picture saying, "Next time we change the blouse". She was very sweet.
33 Someone asked me why I'm politically correct, even when people hit out so openly at me. But the truth is, I've never been brought up to behave any other way. I can't say anything hurtful about anyone. I just don't believe in saying mean things. I won't feel good doing that. It's strange why being well behaved is perceived as being too "propah" and staid. This is the way I am. I'm amazed how many people feel good hitting out at me. They're welcome to do it. Earlier, they had more leeway to deny their indiscretions in print. But now on television they look pretty ridiculous denying what they say.
34 Indian cinema has begun to be recognized globally. And it's very important for us to make our presence felt at important events such as Cannes. I feel there should be more Indian representation at festivals. India is producing such a large cross section of films. We need to be part of world cinema, and we need to do that now.
35 [About turning down the role opposite Jackie Chan in San wa (2005)] I did not have the required dates as I was busy with the shows abroad. I had to turn down the film. I have no regrets because there is always a next time.
36 Ever since I went to the Cannes festival, the media overseas really encouraged me to consider the possibilities of working in the West. Then I got a call from some people who worked in the business in America, who asked me to first obviously get an agent so that they could have direct access because that's the way they work.
37 [About Chaos (2006)] When this came to be early this year, I was ecstatic. I couldn't believe that I was actually going to work with Meryl Streep, someone I've always admired. In all my interviews 10 years ago people used to ask who is your favorite actor and actress and I would mention 'Robert de Niro' and Meryl Streep. On my first trip there I met up with de Niro and my first film is with Meryl Streep, and I said, "Oh God that's really, really cool. Really wonderful."
38 I have never done a kissing scene nor do I have intentions to.
39 Women in the industry have been exploited very often, but there are some actors who belive that the short cut to stardom is through nudity or exposure. Such success is, in fact, very short-lived.
40 [on donating her eyes after death] People know me more because of my eyes. So I decided to donate my eyes. But before that, I acquired all the information about the campaign. Within what time after death one has to donate eyes, and all other information. Only then I decided to donate my eyes. It's not that just for doing something, I donated my eyes. I found that useful so I did it. I like to do social service from my heart. Whatever is possible I do, but I don't speak of that. But I would like to give more time to it in the near future.
41 Comedy is difficult for an actor. But I think I have a good sense of humor and manage to make people laugh and make them happy.
42 I only entered Miss India after pressure from friends and because I thought it would be a laugh.
43 I know for a fact that if there's a role which I am suited for, I'll be signed on. I'll never go begging.
44 I always knew I would be successful. So there was no element of surprise.
45 It's strange that Rakesh Roshan thinks I look older than Hrithik Roshan. In fact, he's approached me for all his home productions.
46 I don't believe in proving a point to anybody. Nobody is that important.
47 I believe that as an actress all my fears and phobias exist till I sign on the dotted line for a film.
48 You give to the world your greatest gift when you're being yourself.
49 Life will take its toll on all of us. We get injured, we get old. It's really sad to try to run away from these harsh realities of life. Looks are not everything. I am not going to look beautiful all the time.
50 I'm just an average woman with average concerns.


Pictures

All Aishwarya Rai pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Ghanta Award The Ghanta Awards Worst Actress Enthiran (2010)
2009 Special Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema
2009 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Most Popular Actress Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
2009 Youth Icon Award Videocon India Youth Icon Awards Global Face of the Year
2007 Popular Award Annual Central European Bollywood Awards, India Best Actress Guru (2007)
2007 Special Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Most Glamorous Star of the Year Hrithik Roshan
2005 Special Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Global Indian Media Personality Trophy
2005 Critics Choice Award Zee Cine Awards Best Actress Raincoat (2004)
2003 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Actress in a Leading Role Devdas (2002)
2003 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Actress Devdas (2002)
2003 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Actress Devdas (2002)
2003 Special Award Screen Weekly Awards Jodi No. 1 Devdas (2002) Shah Rukh Khan
2003 Popular Award Zee Cine Awards Best Actress Devdas (2002)
2003 True Indian Actress Zee Cine Awards
2000 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Actress in a Leading Role Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
2000 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Actress Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
2000 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Actress Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
2000 Popular Award Zee Cine Awards Best Actress Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
2000 Popular Award Zee Cine Awards Lux Face of the Year
1998 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Most Promising Newcomer - Female ...Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (1997)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Actress in a Leading Role Guzaarish (2010)
2011 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Actress Guzaarish (2010)
2009 Apsara Award Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards Best Actress Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
2009 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Actress in a Leading Role Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
2009 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Actress Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
2009 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Actress Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
2008 Apsara Award Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards Best Actress Guru (2007)
2008 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Actress in a Leading Role Guru (2007)
2008 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Actress Guru (2007)
2008 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Actress Guru (2007)
2008 Popular Award Zee Cine Awards Best Actress Guru (2007)
2007 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Actress in a Leading Role Dhoom:2 (2006)
2007 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Actress Dhoom:2 (2006)
2007 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Actress Dhoom:2 (2006)
2007 Popular Award Zee Cine Awards Best Actress Umrao Jaan (2006)
2005 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Actress Raincoat (2004)
2005 Special Award Screen Weekly Awards Jodi No. 1 Vivek Oberoi
2005 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Breakthrough Performance Bride & Prejudice (2004)
2001 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Actress Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000)
2001 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Mohabbatein (2000)
2001 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Actress Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000)


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sarkar Raj 2008 Anita Rajan (as Aishwarya Rai)
Jodhaa Akbar 2008 Jodhaa Bai
The Last Legion 2007 Mira (as Aishwarya Rai)
Guru 2007 Sujata (as Aishwarya Rai)
Journey Across India 2007 Short Mumtaz Mahal (as Aishwarya Rai)
Dhoom 2 2006 Sunehri (as Aishwarya Rai)
Umrao Jaan 2006 Ameeran Umrao Jaan (as Aishwariya Rai)
Provoked: A True Story 2006 Kiranjit Ahluwalia (as Aishwarya Rai)
The Mistress of Spices 2005 Tilo (as Aishwarya Rai)
Bunty Aur Babli 2005 Special Appearance (song) (as Aishwarya Rai)
Shabd 2005 Antara Vashisth / Tammana (as Aishwarya Rai)
Bride & Prejudice 2004 Lalita Bakshi (as Aishwarya Rai)
Kyun! Ho Gaya Na... 2004 Diya Malhotra (as Aishwarya Rai)
Raincoat 2004 Neerja 'Neeru' (as Aishwarya Rai)
Khakee 2004 Mahalaxshmi (as Aishwarya Rai)
Hum Panchi Ek Daal Ke 2003
Kuch Naa Kaho 2003 Namrata Shrivastav (as Aishwarya Rai)
Chokher Bali 2003 Binodini (as Aishwarya Rai)
Dil Ka Rishta 2003 Tia Sharma (as Aishwarya Rai)
Shakthi: The Power 2002 Dream Girl (as Aishwarya Rai)
23rd March 1931: Shaheed 2002 Special Appearance (song) (as Aishwarya Rai)
Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin 2002 Komal Rastogi (as Aishwarya Rai)
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam 2002 Special Appearence (as Aishwarya Rai)
Devdas 2002/I Parvati ('Paro') (as Aishwarya Rai)
Albela 2001 Sonia (as Aishwarya Rai)
Mohabbatein 2000 Megha (as Aishwarya Rai)
Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke 2000 Sahiba Gareval (as Aishwarya Rai)
Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai 2000 Preeti Vyas (as Aishwarya Rai)
Josh 2000 Shirley (as Aishwarya Rai)
Kandukondain Kandukondain 2000 Meenakshi (as Aishwarya Rai)
Mela 2000 Champakali (as Aishwarya Rai)
Ravoyi Chandamama 1999 Special Appearance (as Aishwarya Rai)
Taal 1999 Mansi (as Aishwarya Rai)
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam 1999 Nandini (as Aishwarya Rai)
Aa Ab Laut Chalen 1999 Pooja Walia (as Aishwarya Rai)
Jeans 1998 Madhumitha / Vaishnavi (as Aishwarya Rai)
...Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya 1997 Ashi Kapoor (as Aishwarya Rai)
Iruvar 1997 Kalpana / Pushpa (as Aishwarya Rai)
Baadshaho 2017 filming Maharani Gayatri Devi
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil 2016 Saba
Sarbjit 2016 Dalbir Kaur
Jazbaa 2015 Anuradha Verma
Guzaarish 2010 Sofia D'Souza
Action Replay 2010 Mala Malhotra / Mala K. Chopra
Enthiran 2010 Sana
Raavan 2010 Ragini
Raavanan 2010 Ragini Subramaniam (as Aishwarya Rai)
The Pink Panther 2 2009 Sonia

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bride & Prejudice 2004 performer: "My Lips Are Waiting a.k.a. Goa Groove", "My Lips Are Waiting reprise"

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bluffmaster! 2005 special thanks - as Aishwarya Rai
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam 2002 special thanks - as Aishwarya Rai

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Kapil Sharma Show 2016 TV Series Herself
Comedy Nights with Kapil 2015 TV Series Herself
The Sound of Change Live 2013 TV Movie Herself
The Frost Interview 2012 TV Series Herself
Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told 2011 Documentary Herself (as Aishwarya Rai)
TV Festival Du Cannes 2011 2011 TV Movie Herself
Koffee with Karan 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Herself - Actress
TV Festival Du Cannes 2010 2010 TV Movie Herself
Phir Mile Sur 2010 Video short Herself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2006-2009 TV Series documentary Herself
The Tyra Banks Show 2009 TV Series Herself
IIFA 2007 Backstage 2008 Video documentary Herself (as Aishwarya Rai)
Guru World Premiere in Toronto 2007 TV Movie Herself (as Aishwarya Rai)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2007 TV Series Herself
52nd Fair One Filmfare Awards 2007 TV Special Herself (as Aishwarya Rai)
Aspekte 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
MOBO Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Herself
Bollywood Queens Vol. 2 2006 Video Herself / Various characters (as Aishwarya Rai)
HARDtalk Extra 2005 TV Series Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2005 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2005 TV Series Herself - Guest
60 Minutes 2005 TV Series documentary Herself - Actress (segment "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World")
MOBO Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Herself
Bollywood Remixed - Das indische Kino erobert den Westen 2004 Documentary Herself (as Aishwarya Rai)
From Bollywood to Hollywood: The Making of 'Bride and Prejudice' 2004 Video short Herself (as Aishwarya Rai)
Tinseltown TV 2004 TV Series Herself
Comme au cinéma 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Bollywood Sirens: Aishwarya's Greatest Hits 2003 Video Herself (as Aishwarya Rai)
48th Manikchand Filmfare Awards 2002 2003 TV Special Herself - Best Actress (as Aishwarya Rai)
Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai 2002 TV Series Herself
Bollywood im Alpenrausch 2000 TV Special documentary Herself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies 2005 TV Movie Herself - Place #7 (as Aishwarya Rai)
Pride and Prejudice Revisited 2005 TV Movie documentary Lalita Bakshi (uncredited)
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