Gray-eyed and fair-skinned girl from Mangolore, born November 1, 1973 and she could not imagine how it will be well-known and popular not only in the country but also abroad. Girl named Aishwarya, which means - Tulip.
Aishwarya passion for music and classical dance, as well as successfully attended: she graduated Mumbai college and then university Raheja, receiving a diploma in architecture.
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"The best Indian actress"
Her life changed dramatically when Aishwarya was chosen from two thousand contestants to advertise Pepsi in India, and then in 1994 she took part in the national competition "Miss India", which took second place, losing to another Indian beauty, a future winner of the international competition "Miss Universe-94 "- Sushmita Sen.
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However Aishwarya Rai in the same year went to another equally prestigious international contest "Miss World", which became the undisputed winner of the number 1. In addition, at the same competition, Aishwarya won the "Miss Photogenic" and "Miss World Asia and Oceania" (Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty - Asia & Oceania). After that, the South Indian beauty from Mangalore started receiving attractive offers from various modeling agencies, as well as various Bollywood directors. In 2000, she was named "The most beautiful Miss World" of all time.
But Aishwarya's first debut in the movie took only three years later, after winning at the "Miss World", in 1997 in the Tamil film of the South Indian director Mani Ratnam "Duet" ("Iruvar"). The movie was not bad, but it got a lot of critical feedback, so much success in the audience did not. Her first award as "Best Debutante of the Year", Aishwarya gets through the Bollywood film "Love impostor" ("... Aur Paar Ho Gaya"), in which she appeared in the same 1997.
In 2001, Aishwarya was nominated again for her role in "Love in return" ("Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai"), but it does not receive awards. But a year later, in 2002, the recognized beauty again overtakes unprecedented success - she starred in one of the most successful films in the history of Bollywood - "Devdas" ("Devdas"), the film is again directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali - a recognized maestro drama movie . The film broke all records at the box office in India, and the United States - this project was considered the most expensive and ambitious project in the Indian film industry of the 21st century. In addition, "Devdas" was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
Her career had been defeated in the period between 2003 and 2006 with dips of such films as "The ice in my soul," "Affection", restoring it to blockbuster status "Dhoom 2" in 2006 and "Guru" in 2007 years.
In 2003, the actress became an honorary member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival and sign permanent contract with L'Oreal alongside Andie MacDowell, Eva Longoria and Penelope Cruz. Julia Roberts, fascinated by the beauty of Indian actress called Aishwarya "the most beautiful woman in the world".
In 2004, Aishwarya Rai has acted in the English-language tape, played a major role in the film directed by Gurinder Chadha "Bride & Prejudice" in the style of a modern adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". For his role in this film director asked actress "do not even think to lose weight" for the greater similarity and the respective roles of provincial girl.
In 2005, Aishwarya starred in the movie "The Princess and spices", the debut work of director Paul Mayeda Berges.
In 2006 she played in the historical film "The Last Legion" with Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley.
In 2009, she starred in the sequel "The Pink Panther" with Steve Martin.
Aishwarya became the first Indian woman, a figure of which appeared in the wax museum Madame Tussauds.
The actress appeared on such American shows as: "Late Show" with David Letterman, "Martha" with Martha Stewart, on Tyra Banks's show, she became the first Bollywood personality, appearing on the Oprah Winfrey show twice.
The last film with Aishwarya Rai "Prayer" (Guzaarish) directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali was released in 2010. During his film career, which continues to the present, as the birth of his daughter, the actress has not announced about leaving, Aishwarya has acted in films in various languages, including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali.
In 1999, Aishwarya Rai began dating Bollywood actor Salman Khan; their relationship was often reported in the media until the couple separated in 2001. Aishwarya Rai cited "abuse (verbal, physical and emotional), infidelity and indignity" on the part of Khan as reasons for ending the relationship. In a 2009 Times of India article, Khan denied ever beating her: "It's not true that I hit a woman."
Aishwarya had left Salman and found love in the face of another actor Vivek Oberoi. She even offered to spend with him divine service in a temple in South India. But this relationship too soon come to an end. The beginning was when Vivek said in an interview that the possible marriage between him and Ash. All of this is supposedly angry actress who strictly avoided talking about his personal life in the press. Reports of break Aish and Vivek appeared in November 2005. Then, within a few weeks, it was confirmed that the couple broke up.
Now Aishwarya Rai is married to actor Abhishek Bachchan, they met in 1997. Their engagement was announced on 14 January 2007 and later confirmed by his father, Amitabh Bachchan. The couple married on 20 April 2007 according to traditional Hindu rites of the Bunt community, to which she belongs. Token North Indian and Bengali ceremonies were also performed. The wedding took place in a private ceremony at the Bachchan residence, "Prateeksha", in Juhu, Mumbai.They have been described as a supercouple in the Indian media.
Aishwarya gave birth to a baby girl on 16 November 2011. Her daughter became quite popular by the name of "Beti B" which was christened by the fans and the media, since the couple took over four months to name their daughter. The baby girl was finally named as Aaradhya Bachchan in March 2012.
Awards & Honours:
Aishwarya Rai is a two-time winner of the Filmfare Best Actress Award, and has been nominated for Filmfare Awards eleven times. She won the Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema at Awards of the International Indian Film Academy in 2009. She has won numerous times at the International Indian Film Academy Awards, Star Screen Awards, Zee Cine Awards, and others. In 2009 Rai was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest Indian civilian award, for her contributions to Indian cinema.
In March 2011 Aishwarya Rai was honoured by Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa at World Kannada Meet (Vishwa Kannada Sammelana) for her contributions to the arts. Later that month she was presented with the "Decade of Global Achievement Honour" by FICCI. In 2012, she finally accepted the second-highest Order Of France, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Earlier she refused it because her father was suffering from a serious illness, and she wanted her whole family to attend the award ceremony. She is the fourth Indian actor—after Sivaji Ganesan, Nandita Das, and Shahrukh Khan—to be chosen for the award.
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