Aishwarya Rai (Personal Biography)
Aishwarya Rai was born in the South indian state of Karnataka in Manglore on 1st Nov 1973. She was younger of the two siblings, her brother being 3 years elder. When she was about 4 years old, her family moved to Bombay permanently. Her father worked as a merchant navy officer. Aishwarya did her schooling at Arya Vidya Mandir, Santacruz. Academically, she did very well and earned her position as the head girl of her school. Ash chose the science stream while at DG Ruparel College, her favorite subject being Zoology. Aishwarya wanted to do medicine, but circumstances didn't let her. Instead she chose Architecture and passed the interview at Raheja College with flying colors. By this time, Aishwarya had started getting modelling assignments. She then decided to take a break from architecture and concentrate on modelling. This green-blue eyed beauty stole ads for many prestigious firms, the ones which brought her into the limelight were the garden sari and the pepsi ad. Crowned Miss femina '94 runner up, she was a hot favorite to win the miss world title, which she did ! Her beauty and charm made her India's darling. She bagged Filmfare Award for best actress for her performance in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) as Ajay Devgan's wife who is in love with another man. She also won rave reviews for her performance as a rape victim in Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000). In 2003 she bagged another filmfare award for best actress for the role of paro, she portrays in film Devdas. She had a well publicised affair with Salman Khan which lasted 2 years. Apparently his endless tantrums traumatized her enough to give a press conference in spring 2003 where she declared that she would never work with him again for personal reasons. In April 2003, she suffered an accident on the sets of Khakee (2003). She broke a bone in one foot and suffered severe cuts. The incident rekindled the discussion about poor safety standards on Bollywood film sets. Aishwarya's bagged a parallel role opposite 'Meryl Streep' in French director 'Coline Serreau's' Chaos. 2003 has been her annus mirabilis. On the jury at Cannes, the international festival circuit with Chokher Bali, the crossover sets of Bride And Prejudice, the cover of Time magazine. And now she's all set to waltz into Hollywood. The film trade traditionally treats its heroines as completely interchangeable assets. Aishwarya Rai is the only Indian woman in world's Top 10 looking women.
Actress & Model
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November 1, 1973
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Fluent in -
English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil & Urdu
Food Habits -
Not fussy about food at all.
She Loves -
Honesty, Family, Friends, Dignity, strength of character, and Chocolates!
She Dislikes -
Gossip, hypocrisy & Cockroaches.
Worst Weakness -
Willingness to take people at face value.
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Genuineness! Nothing about her is plastic
It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice
Favorite Perfume -
Sporty colognes for the day while working. Exotic, oriental and woody fragrances for the evenings
Idea of Sexy -
A combo of vulnerability and intelligence.
Favorite Colors -
White & Blue
Favorite Actor -
A.B, Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor
Favorite Actress -
Madhubala & Nargis
Arya Vidya Mandir, Santacruz, Bombay, India
2005 Zee Cine Awards - Critics' Actress of the Year
World's Most Attractive Woman - HELLO! Magazine
Screen Best Actress Award Devdas
Screen Jodi No.1 Award with Shahrukh Khan
Zee Cine Best Actress Award Devdas
True Indian Actress Award
RACE Best Actress Award Devdas
Rajiv Gandhi Award
BWSX Fantasy Award for Best Supporting Actress Mohabbatein
Screen Videocon Best Actress Award Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Filmfare Best Actress Award Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Stardust Millennium Best Actress Award Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Zee Lux Face of the Year
Zee Cine Best Actress Award Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
IIFA Best Actress Award Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Zee Gold Best Actress Award Taal
Zee Gold Best Actress Critics Award Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Rupa Filmgoers Millennium Best Actress Award Hum Dil De
Priyadarshini International Best Actress Award Hum Dil De
Most Beautiful International Titleholder of All Times Gold
Most Beautiful Miss World of All Times -received a perfect
score of 9.911
Film Background (Filmography)
Debut Film: Iruvar
Famous Movies: Bunty Aur Babli, The Heart of India, Shabd, Bride & Prejudice, Kyun...Ho Gaya Na, Raincoat, Khakee, Kuch Naa Kaho, Chokher Bali, Dil Ka Rishta, Shakti: The Power, 23rd March 1931: Shaheed, Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Devdas, Albela, Mohabbatein, Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke, Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, Josh, Kandukondain Kandukondain, Mela, Sanam Tere Hain Hum, Ravoyi Chandamama, Taal, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Aa Ab Laut Chalen, Jeans, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, Iruvar
Academic Record - Excellent
College - DG Ruparel College, Matunga, Bombay, India
Message - Life’s a stage, and we’re all characters. So play your part and play it well!
Father: Krishnaraj Rai
Mother: Vrinda Rai
Brother: Aditya Rai
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