Aishwarya Rai Biography


Aishwarya Rai

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Birth Name: Aishwarya Rai
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Birth Country: India
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Sign: scorpio
Age:   43 Years
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Miss World 1994 and the runner up of 1994 Miss India, Aishwarya Rai is one of the beautiful actress in the Bollywood film industry. She is critically acclaimed for her performance in the movies like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas and Tamil romantic drama Jeans. She is also the former model. Rai who is also well known as Ash was born as Aishwarya Krishnaraj Rai in the middle class family whose mother tongue was Tulu. She was born in Mangalore, Karnataka, India on the laps of Krishnaraj and Brinda. She is an Indian and is also of Indian descent.

In 1999, Rai began dating fellow Indian actor, Salman Khan. Salman is also well acclaimed producer and television personality. They had serious relationship for about two years and they announced their separation in 2001. She also revealed that she became the victim of several abuses from Khan when she was dating him. She also claimed their separation was because of his infidelity and indignity.

While Rai was on the set of Dhoom 2, she fell in love with Abhishek Bachchan. Abhishek Bachchan is also an actor and producer. He is also popular for being a playback singer. After being in love for few months, they announced their engagement on 14th of January 2007 and they finally got married on 20th of April 2007. She finally gave birth to her first child on 16th of November 2011 and they named her Aaradhya Bachchan.

After Rai's family settled at Mumbai, she got enrolled at Arya Vidya Mandir High School. Then she joined Jai Hind College and DG Ruparel College. When she was in her early teens, she also took classes on classical dance and music. As a child, she dreamed to have her career in medicine but because of her several unsuccessful attempts; she joined Raheja College of Arts and majored in architecture. Later she became more interested in modeling and she dropped out from there.

In 1991, Rai took part in an international supermodel contest and she was also crowned with this title. Then she appeared in the Vogue and gained massive popularity after her appearance in the Pepsi commercial. In 1994, she took part in Miss India pageant but she became the runner up in this competition. She then represented India in the 1994 Miss World and she was also crowned with this title. After appearing as a model for several years, she became interested in acting.

In 1997, Rai appeared in the movie Iruvar starring the role of Pushpavalli and Kalpana. That year, she also appeared in the movie, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya where she was found playing the role of Ashi Kapoor. Her breakthrough role came in 1998 after she starred the role of Madhumitha in the Tamil movie, Jeans. Besides this movie, she is also known for her role in the movies like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Josh, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, and so on. Her net worth is said to be around $35m.

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Born in Mangalore, Karnataka, India

1973 1st of December

Rai who is also well known as Ash was born as Aishwarya Krishnaraj Rai in the middle class family whose mother tongue was Tulu. She was born in Mangalore, Karnataka, India on the laps of Krishnaraj and Brinda. She is an Indian and is also of Indian descent.

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Won international supermodel contest

1991

As a child, she dreamed to have her career in medicine but because of her several unsuccessful attempts; she joined Raheja College of Arts and majored in architecture. In 1991, Rai took part in an international supermodel contest and she was also crowned with this title.

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Appeared in the Pepsi commercial

1993

After being crowned with an international supermodel contest title, she began appearing in the Vogue and gained massive popularity after her appearance in the Pepsi commercial. Her single line, Hi, I'm Sanjana took her to the next level in her career. 

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Was crowned with Miss World

1994

In 1994, she took part in Miss India pageant but she became the runner up in this competition. She then represented India in the 1994 Miss World and she was also crowned with this title. She also won the Miss Photogenic award that time. 

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Began her acting career

1997

After appearing as a model for several years, she became interested in acting. In 1997, Rai appeared in the movie Iruvar starring the role of Pushpavalli and Kalpana. That year, she also appeared in the movie, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya where she was found playing the role of Ashi Kapoor.

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Won Screen Weekly Awards

1998

For her role in Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, she got her first nomination in Screen Weekly Awards and she also won this award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female. Till now, she has been honored with this award for five different times. 

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Appeared in the movie, Jeans

1998

Her breakthrough role came in 1998 after she starred the role of Madhumitha in the Tamil movie, Jeans. The following year, she appeared in the movies like Aa Ab Laut Chalen, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Ravoyi Chandamama.

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Began dating Salman Khan

1999

In 1999, Rai began dating fellow Indian actor, Salman Khan. Salman is also well acclaimed producer and television personality. They had serious relationship for about two years. Together they appeared in the movie, Dhai Akshar Prem Ke.

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Won Awards of the International Indian

2000

An award of the International Indian Film Academy is one of the prestigious awards in the Bollywood film industry and she has also been honored with this award several times. She won this award for the first time in 2000 for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

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Won Filmfare Awards

2000

Till now, she has been nominated in Filmfare Awards for nine different times and out of these nine nominations she has been honored twice. She won this award in 2000 for Best Actress. Three years later, she was also honored with this award from the same category.

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Appeared in the movie, Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai

2000

She is also popular for her appearance in the movie, Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai. She played the role of Preeti Virat in the movie and for this role she got nominated in Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

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Broke up with Salman Khan

2001

After being in love for about two years, they announced their separation in 2001. She also revealed that she became the victim of several abuses from Khan when she was dating him. She also claimed their separation was because of his infidelity and indignity.

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Began dating Abhishek Bachchan

2006

While Rai was on the set of Dhoom 2, she fell in love with Abhishek Bachchan. Abhishek Bachchan is also an actor and producer. He is also popular for being a playback singer.  Abhishek Bachchan is the son of Indian superstar, Amitabh Bachchan.

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Married to Abhishek Bachchan

2007 20th of December

After being in love for few months, they announced their engagement on 14th of January 2007 and they finally got married on 20th of April 2007. She finally gave birth to her first child on 16th of November 2011. 

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First child, Aaradhya Bachchan

2011 16th of December

After being married to Abhishek Bachchan for about four years, she announced that she is pregnant with her first child with the start of 2011 and she finally gave birth to her first child a baby girl on 16th of November. They named her Aaradhya Bachchan. 

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