Aishwarya Rai, with a peaking Bollywood graph and a beauty to die for, has left the entire world mesmerized. What makes this woman stand out from the rest is her grace and radiance, her style and dedication towards her work. She is a favorite not only among the masses but class too. The Manglorean beauty has always proved herself, right from the time she stepped into the glamour world. Aishwarya is very popular throughout the world. Such is her popularity that, her second statue was erected by Madame Tussauds placed in the Blackpool, inspired by her Cannes look in Ellie Saab gown, the first being in a sari in London.
Aishwarya Rai as a model
The year 1994 saw the gorgeous beauty win the Miss India and Miss World pageant titles. There after there was no turning back for Aish. Just for your knowledge, post winning the Miss World title, Richard Steinmetz, the host of the beauty pageant(1994), asked Aishwarya out, to which she politely refused.
Aishwarya Rai’s filmy career
Aish has done 32 films in a span of 14 years, including Hindi, English, Tamil and Bengali, of which 16 Hits, 11 flops and the remaining, avarage. Despite her films not doing well at the box office, the actress has always been praised for her flawless performances. Aishwarya bagged the Filmfare Best Actress Award twice, IIFA award 7 times and other national and international awards, a couple of times. For the kind of versatile roles that she plays, her critics too, never got a chance to slam her. The actress has come a long way since 1997, bagging awards right from the beginning of her career.
Aishwarya Rai’s bests
Aish got bigger and better with every film. Having worked with some of the biggest filmmakers in India, the actress proved herself time and again. Her films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Taal, Devdas, Dhoom 2, Guru and Jodhaa Akbar, won her applauds worldwide.
Aishwarya Rai as a brand ambassador
Aishwarya Rai did a Pepsi commercial with Aamir Khan. She has also done commercials for Coca-Cola, becoming the only female actor to have endorsed both the brands. Having done ads for Titan Watches, Longines watches, L’Oréal, Lakmé Cosmetics, Casio pager, Philips, Palmolive, Lux, Fuji films, Nakshatra Diamond Jewellery and Kalyan Jewellers, Aish is the top brand ambassadors in India and is paid highly. She is also ranked the 2nd most popular watch brand ambassador worldwide. Presently, she has taken up a challenging role of being the brand ambassador the new international goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS.
A gorgeous beauty like Aishwarya Rai ought to be under constant media attention. Right from being Salman Khan’s girlfriend to marrying Abhishek Bachchan and then her baby Aaradhya Bachchan to her weighty issues, Aish has always been in news. Career wise too, Aish found herself in midst of the Heroine controversy, when she was asked to walk out of Madhur Bhandarkar’s film, following her pregnancy news.
Aishwarya’s personal life
Aishwarya Rai married Abhishek Bachchan in the year 2007. The couple have been cited as India’s super couple. She gave birth to a baby girl named Aaradhya, last year. `Her personal life has always been clean and much under wraps.
The actress was honored the second highest civilian French award, “the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters” (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres). The ceremony took place today in Mumbai by the Ambassador of France to India, François Richier, on behalf of French authorities. A perfect gift and a very special birthday, indeed.
Celebden and it’s readers wishes the actress a superb year ahead. Happy Birthday, pretty face!