The actress that posses such ravishing ocean green eyes, and has rocked her way through the entire film industry from Kollywood to Bollywood and Hollywood like a wave! Is none other than the beautiful Aishwarya Rai.
The elegant stunner has always never failed to amaze and seize the screens for her utmost style and flair in acting with her amiable demeanour.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan whom behold the crown as Miss World is a leading Indian film actress. She has established herself as one of India’s most prominent and prolific stars through her astounding acting.
The alluring actress has earned herself as “the most beautiful woman in the world” for her mesmerising beauty!
Aishwarya Rai has won numerous awards, including two Filmfare Awards, and was commemorated in 2009 by the government of India with the Padma Shri and in 2012 by the government of France with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Born and raised in a traditional Tulu speaking Bunt family, Aishwarya Rai is the youngest daughter and sibling to her parents and elder brother in a family of four. Her father was an army biologist and her mother a homemaker.
Just like how each and every one of us don a nickname embedded on ourselves since young, Aishwarya seems to also carry one and she is cheekily called “Gullu” at home. Among her nieces and nephew she is affectionally know as “Gullu Mami”.
Coming from an ordinary family background, Aishwarya climbed up the ladder of success due to her immense acting talent, depicting well a woman blessed with absolute beauty and brains!
Her first acting debut was made simultaneously in both Kollywood and Bollywood In 1997, as she stared under Renowned director Mani Ratnam’s direction in Iruvar and Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya.
Yes! Both movies made a huge remarkable success where Iruvar, bagged the Best Film Award at the Belgrade International Film Festival. Upon the success that was showered on her during her very first debut, all directors were gushing over, knocking on her door to have her signed up in their respective movies!
She further gained the limelight in the film industry for her casting in the movie Jeans under director Shankar, making a debut alongside Prashanth, casting her immediately in the most expensive movie ever made in the Indian film industry at that time.
For her bewildering performances in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Devdas (2002), she gained greater prominence and received two Best Actress awards at Filmfare.
While filming Dhoom 2, the love of her life Abhishek Bachchan fell in love with her and both love birds got engaged on 14 January 2007. As per traditional Hindu rites of the Bunt community, to which she belongs, the wedding vows were made on 20 April 2007 in a private ceremony at the Bachchan house, in Prateeksha, Juhu, Mumbai.
Upon their marriage that spiked up the entire Indian media, they WERE RECOGNISED as the most Popular super couple of the industry, Spanning to date.
Not too long later, the sophisticated and charismatic actress and former beauty queen gave birth to a beautiful daughter Ardana, in 2011 and took a break from the industry for a couple of years to fully embrace motherhood.
In 2011, as is obviously “expected” of a public figure, she earned a lot of negative publicity for not losing her post-pregnancy weight. Nevertheless, by walking the red carpet at the “AmfAR Cinema Against Aids” gala at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for the 11th time, she defied her critics!
She is definitely the epitome of boldness for pulling of the red carpet look with her pregnancy weight with definite grace and refinement at the Cannes Film Festival of 2012!
Rai is the first Indian actress to become jury of the Cannes International Film Festival. In October 2004, a wax figure of her was exhibited at the wax museum of Madame Tussaud in London. After her dearest father-in-law, Amitabh Bachchan, she was the sixth Indian and the second Bollywood icon to receive this honour.
The same figure was on display at Madame Tussaud ‘s Museum in New York’s Times Square in 2007. Aishwarya Rai’s green-blue eyes, luscious lips, elegance and feminine inflexions were referenced as her most distinctive traits and signature trademark by all.
As years evolved and success grew, Aishwarya Rai is an actress who knows perfectly well when to draw the line between her career and family. No matter how much of limelight showered, this classy actress always made sure to keep her personal life and privacy well discreet from the paparazzi infused spotlight.
Being a renowned actress in the cine world, she has garnered great accolades for her nobility and modesties in the film industry and among her family of celebrities.
Aishwarya Rai is a name synonym with inspiration and admiration, a great role model indeed!