Aishwarya Rai Bachchan biography

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Actor, Film actor

1973 –

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Who is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan?

Aishwarya Rai, also known as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is an Indian film actress and model. She was the first runner-up of the Miss India pageant, and the winner of the Miss World pageant of 1994. She is a leading contemporary actress of Indian cinema and has received two Filmfare Awards, two Screen Awards, and two IIFA Awards for her performances in Hindi language films of Bollywood. Rai is regarded as one of the most popular and influential celebrities in India, and is often cited in the media as the "most beautiful woman in the world".

Rai made her acting debut in the 1997 biographical film Iruvar and starred in the commercially successful 1998 film Jeans. She earned wide public recognition and Best Actress awards at Filmfare for her leading roles in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 1999 melodrama Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and the 2002 period film Devdas. She gained critical appreciation for her portrayal of Tagore's heroine Binodini in Rituparno Ghosh's 2003 film Chokher Bali, and a depressed woman in Ghosh's 2004 relationship drama Raincoat. Following a series of commercially unsuccessful films, Rai featured in the 2006 blockbuster adventure film Dhoom 2, the 2008 historical romance Jodhaa Akbar, and the 2010 science fiction film Enthiran. She garnered wide critical acclaim for her work in Bhansali's 2010 romantic drama Guzaarish.

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Born
Nov 1, 1973
Mangalore
Also known as
  • Aishwarya Bachchan
  • Aishwarya Krishnaraj Rai
  • Aiśvaryā Rai
  • Ash
  • Gullu
  • Queen of Bollywood
  • The Queen of Bollywood
  • ಐಶ್ವರ್ಯಾ ರೈ
  • Aishwariya Rai
  • Aishwarya Rai
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Hinduism
Ethnicity
  • Indian people
  • Mangaloreans
  • Tulu people
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Education
  • University of Mumbai
  • Ruparel College
  • Jai Hind College
  • Arya Vidya Mandir
Lived in
  • Karnataka

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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