Aishwarya Rai, an Indian film actress and the winner of the Miss World 1994 pageant, has carved a niche for herself in the world of cinema, not just in India but globally. The Bollywood actress known for her beauty and acting prowess, she has often been cited as “the most beautiful woman in the world.
This blog post delves into the life and career of this iconic Bollywood actress, shedding light on her early life, personal relationships, rise to stardom, career highlights, and some interesting facts.
Early Life and Upbringing
Born on November 1, 1973, into a Tulu speaking family in Mangalore, Karnataka, India, Aishwarya Rai’s father was an Army biologist and her mother, a homemaker. Her elder brother, Aditya Rai, is in the merchant navy.
The family moved to Mumbai where Rai attended Arya Vidya Mandir High School. She then went to Jai Hind College for a year, and later joined DG Ruparel College in Matunga. During her teens, she learnt classical dance and music for five years.
Initially, she aspired to become an architect and enrolled at Rachana Sansad Academy of Architecture. However, she gave up her studies to pursue a career in modeling.
Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign
|Full Name||Aishwarya Rai Bachchan|
|Alternative Name(s) (also known as)||Aishwarya Rai, Aishwarya Krishnaraj Rai|
|Date of Birth||1 November 1973|
|Age (as of 2023)||49 Years|
|Birthplace||Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Current Address||Jalsa, B/2, Kapol Housing Society, VL Mehta Road, Juhu, Mumbai|
|Education Qualification||College dropout|
|Hobbies and Interests||Knitting, collecting watches and reading|
|Languages Known||Tulu, Hindi, English, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada|
|Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)|
|Wikipedia Profile link||Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Wikipedia|
|IMDb Profile link||Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – IMDb|
Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements
|Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)||34-26-36 inches|
|Height in feet, inches, cm||5 ft 7 in or 170 cm|
|Weight in kg, lbs||64 kg or 141 lbs|
|Eye Colour||Hazel green-blue|
|Hairstyle||Long and wavy|
|Distinctive Features||Her eyes, her smile, her beauty|
Family and Relationships – Boyfriend/Husband, Affairs
Aishwarya Rai is married to Abhishek Bachchan, the son of the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan. They have a daughter named Aaradhya. Prior to her marriage, Aishwarya had a tumultuous relationship with actor Salman Khan.
After their breakup, she dated actor Vivek Oberoi for a brief period.
|Spouse – Husband||Abhishek Bachchan (Actor)|
|Father||Krishnaraj Rai (Army biologist)|
|Mother||Vrinda Rai (Homemaker)|
|Children||Aaradhya Bachchan (Daughter)|
|Siblings||Aditya Rai (Brother)|
|Affairs – Boyfriend(s)||Salman Khan (Actor), Vivek Oberoi (Actor)|
|Significant Relationships||Amitabh Bachchan (Father-in-law), Jaya Bachchan (Mother-in-law)|
Rise to Stardom
Aishwarya Rai made her cinematic debut in the 1997 Tamil film ‘Iruvar’, directed by Mani Ratnam. Her first Hindi film was ‘Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya’ that released in the same year.
Her first commercial success was the Tamil romantic drama ‘Jeans’ in 1998, which was the most expensive Indian film at the time.
Debut Film – Devdas
Successful Film – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Career, Awards, and Achievements
Aishwarya Rai has received numerous accolades for her acting, including two Filmfare Awards. She was honored with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India.
Some of her most acclaimed performances include roles in films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Jodha Akbar, Chokher Bali, and Raincoat.
|Profession(s)||Actress, Model, Producer|
|Debut Film||Iruvar (1997)|
|Notable Roles||Parvati in Devdas (2002), Jodhaa in Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Sonia in Dhoom 2 (2006), Dalbir Kaur in Sarbjit (2016)|
|Recent Films – New Movies||Ponniyin Selvan (2023), Jasmine: Story of a Leased Womb (2023), Gulab Jamun (2023)|
|Upcoming Films||Binodini (2024), Woh Kaun Thi? (2024), Raat Aur Din (2024)|
|Popular Television Series||N/A|
|Awards and Achievements||Miss World 1994, Padma Shri 2009, Two Filmfare Awards for Best Actress, Two Screen Awards for Best Actress, National Award for Best Actress|
|Endorsements/Brand Collaborations||L’Oréal Paris, Longines, Kalyan Jewellers, Lux, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Nakshatra Diamonds|
|Philanthropy/Charity Work||Smile Train, UNAIDS, Eye Bank Association of India, PETA India, Polio Eradication Campaign|
|Professional Associations||Bollywood, Tamil Cinema, Hollywood|
|Training and Education||Architecture at Rachana Sansad School of Design, Acting at Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Lab|
|Production Company||AB Corp Ltd|
|Box Office Success – Hit Movies||Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), Mohabbatein (2000), Devdas (2002), Dhoom 2 (2006), Guru (2007), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)|
|Critical Acclaim Movies||Iruvar (1997), Chokher Bali (2003), Raincoat (2004), Provoked (2006), Sarbjit (2016), Fanney Khan (2018)|
Assets and Finances – Net Worth
|Net Worth in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 776 Crore or $100 Million|
|Per Movie Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 10 – 12 Crore or $1.3 – 1.6 Million|
|Per Endorsement Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 6 – 7 Crore or $0.8 – 0.9 Million|
|Sponsorship Deals||L’Oréal Paris, Longines, Kalyan Jewellers, Lux, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Nakshatra Diamonds, etc.|
|Business Ventures||Ambee, Possible, Wind Power Project|
|Real Estate Holdings||Jalsa, B/2, Kapol Housing Society, VL Mehta Road, Juhu, Mumbai|
|Luxury Items/Properties Owned||N/A|
|Cars Collection||Rolls Royce Ghost, Mercedes Benz S350d Coupe, Audi A8L, Lexus LX 570, Mercedes-Benz S500|
Favourite Things, Likes and Dislikes
|Favorite Actor||Raj Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan|
|Favorite Music Bands||N/A|
|Favorite Books||The Alchemist|
|Favorite Color||Black, Blue, White|
|Things s/he like||Knitting, Collecting Watches, Acting1|
|Things s/he dislike||N/A|
Top 5 Best Films – Aishwarya Rai
|Film Name||Year of Release||Character Played|
|Jodhaa Akbar||2008||Jodhaa Bai|
|Ae Dil Hai Mushkil||2016||Saba Taliyar Khan|
Controversies – Aishwarya Rai
- Her tumultuous relationship with Salman Khan, which ended due to allegations of abuse.
- Her brief relationship with Vivek Oberoi, who accused Salman Khan of threatening him.
- The controversy surrounding her on-screen kiss with Hrithik Roshan in ‘Dhoom 2.
- Rumors of an affair with Amitabh Bachchan.
- Accusations of child labor during a photoshoot for a jewelry brand.
Interesting Facts – Aishwarya Ra
- Julia Roberts once said that “Aishwarya Rai is the most beautiful woman in the world.
- She is a trained classical dancer.
- She is the only actress to have featured for both Pepsi and Coca Cola.
- During the making of the song ‘Dola Re Dola’ from the film ‘Devdas’, she suffered from ear bleeding due to heavy earrings.
- She did her first advertisement for Camlin pencils when she was in grade .
- She always scored above percent marks in her class.
Aishwarya Rai’s journey from being a model to becoming a globally recognized actress is truly inspiring. Her talent, beauty, and grace continue to captivate audiences worldwide, making her a true icon of Indian cinema.