Aishwarya Rai, also known as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan now, is one of the most beautiful and talented actresses in the Indian film industry.
Having been a former Miss World and a successful model, Aishwarya Rai has today become a popular actress in Bollywood. Having starred in several diverse roles in her career, Aishwarya Rai has been nominated numerous times and has received several acting and other awards too.
About Aishwarya Rai
|Real Name||Aishwarya Rai (nee Bachchan)|
|Nickname||Ash and Gullu|
|Date of Birth||1st November 1973|
|Age (as of September 2018)||44 years|
|Place of Birth||Mangalore (Karnataka)|
|Height||5 ft 7"
(170 cm) approximately
Family & Relationships
(Biologist in Indian Army)
(Merchant Navy Engineer)
|Net Worth||INR 257,00,00,000
(USD 35.5 Million)
|Famous for||Iruvar, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (1997), Aa Ab Laut Chalein, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Taal (1999), Josh, Mohabbatein (2000), Devdas (2002), Dil Ka Rishta (2003), Khakee, Bride & Prejudice, Raincoat (2004), Shabd, The Mistress Of Spices, Bunty Aur Babli (2005), Umrao Jaan, Dhoom-2 (2006), Guru, The Last Legion (2007), Jodhaa Akbar, Sarkar Raj (2008), The Pink Panther-2 (2009), Raavan, Enthiran, Guzaarish (2010), Jazbaa (2015), Sarbjit, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016), Fanney Khan (2018)|
|First Movie||TAMIL -
Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (1997)
|Salary (per film)||INR 10,00,00,000
(USD 1.3 Million)
|Favorite Actors||Raj Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan|
|Hobbies||Reading, knitting and collecting watches|
Aishwarya Rai is popular for not only being a talented actress but also for having won the 1994 Miss World pageant, and making India proud at the international stage. Aishwarya Rai is listed amongst the most talented actresses and popular celebrities in India.
Aishwarya Rai’s age is around 43 years, as Aishwarya Rai was born on the 1st of November, 1973 in Mangalore, Karnataka. Aishwarya Rai’s height is around 5 ft 7 inches (170 cm) while Aishwarya Rai’s weight is around 56 kg (123 lbs). In her spare time, Aishwarya Rai loves to read, knit and is an avid watch collector too.
Aishwarya Rai’s father was the late Army Biologist, Krishnaraj Rai, while Aishwarya Rai’s mother is Brinda Rai, a homemaker. Although Aishwarya Rai does not have any sisters, Aishwarya Rai’s brother is Aditya Rai, an engineer in the merchant navy by profession. Aishwarya Rai was rumored to have been in relationships with several of celebrities, including model Rajeev Mulchandani, actors Salman Khan and Vivek Oberai. However, Aishwarya Rai’s husband is the popular actor Abhishek Bachchan whom she married in 2007. Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan have a lovely daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan.
Thanks to her impressive acting talent and increasing demand Aishwarya Rai’s salary per film is around INR 10 crores (USD 1.3 Million), which makes Aishwarya Rai’s net worth to be an estimated INR 257 crores (USD 35.5 Million).
Aishwarya Rai is the winner of the 1994 Miss India Word and 1994 Miss World titles. Later on, Aishwarya Rai was also awarded the 2002 Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence in Field of Entertainment and India’s fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri, by the Government of India in 2009. Apart from these, Aishwarya Rai was also awarded the 1994 Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania award as well as the 1994 Miss Photogenic title too.
Talking about her success as a talented actress, Aishwarya Rai has won acting awards and been honored by governments for her contribution towards the Indian cinema and her social work.
Aishwarya Rai has won two Filmfare Awards in her acting career. Aishwarya Rai won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role in ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (2000) and the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her impressive performance in ‘Devdas’ (2003). Apart from this, Aishwarya Rai has also been nominated for 9 other Filmfare awards till now.
Aishwarya Rai has also won seven Screen Awards for roles. Aishwarya Rai won the Screen Award for Best Female Debut for her initial lead role in ‘Aur Pyar Ho Gaya’ (1998), the Screen Award Discovery of the Year award in 1998, the Screen Award for Best Actress for ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (2000), the Screen Award for Best Actress and shared the Screen Award for Jodi No. 1 for her impressive role in ‘Devdas’ (2003), along with winning the Screen Award for Best Actress (Popular Choice) for ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ (2009) and winning the Screen Award for Jodi No. 1 for ‘Guzaarish’ (2010). Apart from winning these, Aishwarya Rai was also nominated around 18 times for other Screen Awards too.
The list Aishwarya Rai’s Zee Cine Awards include winning 6 awards and being nominated around 10 times. Aishwarya Rai won the Zee Cine Awards’ 2000 Lux Face of the Year award, the Zee Cine Award for Best Actor – Female for her role in ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (2000), the Zee Cine Awards’ True Indian Beauty award in 2003, the Zee Cine Critics’ Best Actor Award – Female for her role in ‘Raincoat’ (2005) and also won the Zee Cine Critics’ Best Actor Award – Female for her impressive performance in ‘Guzaarish’ (2011).
Talking about the Stardust Awards, Aishwarya Rai has won four Stardust Awards and been nominated around 9 times too. Aishwarya Rai won the Stardust Star of the Year Award – Female for her role in the blockbuster franchisee ‘Dhoom-2’ (2007), the Stardust Award for Best Drama Actress for her role in ‘Guzaarish’ (2011), the Stardust Power-packed Performer of the Year award for ‘Jazbaa’ (2015) and the Stardust Editors’ Choice Most Iconic Performance of the Year Award for her impressive performance in the biopic ‘Sarbjit’ (2016).
The International Indian Film Academy Awards, or IIFA awards, are considered amongst the most prestigious movie awards and Aishwarya Rai has won seven IIFA awards and has been nominated around 10 times. Aishwarya Rai won the IIFA Award for Best Actress for her performance in ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (2000), the IIFA Award for Best Actress for her role in ‘Devdas’ (2003), the 2005 IIFA Global Indian Media Personality Award, the 2007 IIFA Glamorous Star Award, the 2007 IIFA Most Searched Personality on MSN India award, the 2009 IIFA Star of the Decade – Female award as well as the 2009 IIFA Outstanding Achievement by an Indian in International Cinema award as well.
Aishwarya Rai has also won the Producers Guild Film Awards’ Critics’ Choice Cinematic Excellence for Best Actress award for her role in ‘Guzaarish’ (2010) and the Producers Guild Film Awards’ HTC Honor award (shared with Abhishek Bachchan). Aishwarya Rai was also nominated for other Producers Guild Film Awards at least thrice.
Aishwarya Rai is also the winner of the BIG Star Entertainment Awards’ Film Actor (Female) of the Decade award in 2010. Aishwarya Rai was also nominated twice for other BIG Star Entertainment Awards too.
Aishwarya Rai has also been awarded the V. Shantaram Award for Best Actress for her role in ‘Devdas’ (2003) and also awarded the V. Shantaram Award for Best Actress for ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ (2009).
Apart from these, Aishwarya Rai also won the BIG Zee Most Entertaining Actor in a Drama Film – Female award for her impressive performance in ‘Sarbjit’ (2017) as well as won the BIG Zee Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film – Female award for her amazing role in ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ (2017).
Aishwarya Rai won the Lions Gold Awards’ Best Actress of the Year award for her role in ‘Sarbjit’ (2017).
Besides these and other numerous acting awards, Aishwarya Rai is one of the handful of Indian celebrities who have been honored by the Government of France with ‘Order of France – Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ title.
Interesting Facts About Aishwarya Rai
- Although Aishwarya Rai does not smoke it is not clear whether she drinks alcohol.
- Aishwarya Rai first appeared in a commercial at the age of just 9 years, for the popular stationery brand, Camlin.
- Aishwarya Rai was a bright student in her school and was amongst the toppers there.
- As Aishwarya Rai was sharp in Zoology in school, she would have wanted to become a doctor or choose architect as her profession, of she was not an actress.
- Aishwarya Rai was crowned Miss World in November of 1994, in an event held in South Africa.
- Aishwarya Rai has trained extensively in Indian classical dance.
- Aishwarya Rai featured in the 2004 Guinness Book of World Records.
- Aishwarya Rai is the only celebrity to have endorsed Coca Cola and Pepsi as well.
- Aishwarya Rai’s impressive performance in ‘Devdas’ resulted in a company producing and selling ‘Paro’ dolls in the UK.
- Aishwarya Rai was the second actress to have been featured on the covers of the prestigious TIME magazine, in 2003, after Parveen Babi.
- Aishwarya Rai’s wax statue was revealed by Madame Tussaud’s museum and this made her the first Indian actress to have been honored thus.
- Aishwarya Rai was also offered a role in the epic ‘Troy’ (2004) but she refused the Hollywood role.
- Aishwarya Rai founded the ‘Aishwarya Rai Foundation’ to help needy people in the country.
- Aishwarya Rai has also been honored by having a type of tulip named after her in the Netherlands.
- Aishwarya Rai also became the first Indian actress as a guest on the famed Oprah Winfrey Show, in 2009.