Aishwarya Rai born on 1st November 1973 in Mangalore, Karnataka, India, also known by her married name Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is an Indian actress, model and the winner of the Miss World 1994 pageant.
Aishwarya has received numerous accolades, including two Filmfare Awards from eleven nominations, and she was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2009 and the ‘Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ award by the Government of France in 2012. She has often been cited in the media as “the most beautiful woman in the world.
She made her acting debut in Mani Ratnam’s 1997 Tamil film Iruvar and had her first Hindi film release in Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya that same year. Her first commercial success was the Tamil romantic drama Jeans (1998), following which she achieved wider success and won two Best Actress awards at Filmfare for her performances in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Devdas (2002).
Aishwarya’s greatest commercial successes have been the romance Mohabbatein (2000), the adventure film Dhoom 2 (2006), the historical romance Jodhaa Akbar (2008), the science fiction film Enthiran (Robot) (2010), and the romantic drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016).
Following her successful filmy career, Rai married actor Abhishek Bachchan in 2007; the couple has one daughter Aradhya.