Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was born on1 November 1973in Mangalore, India
Father's name: Krishnaraj Rai
Mother's name:Vrinda Rai
Brother: Brindya Rai
Spouse: Abhishek Bachchan
Children: Aaradhya Bachchan
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Aishwarya was born in Mangalore to Krishnaraj Rai and Vrinda Rai. She has one elder brother, Aditya Rai, who is an engineer in the merchant navy and has also co-produced one of Rai’s movies, DilKaRishta (2003). At an early age her parents moved to Mumbai where she attended the Arya Vidya Mandir high school in Santa Cruz. Aishwarya then entered Jai Hind College at Churchgate for one year, and then moved to Ruparel College in Matunga to finish her HSC studies. She did well in school and planned to become an architect and went on pursuing studies in architecture. She can communicate in several languages, including her mother tongue Tulu, as well as Hindi, English, Marathi and Tamil. She started studying architecture but gave up her education to pursue a career in modeling.
While pursuing her studies in architecture, she began modelling on the side. In the 1994 Miss India contest, she won the second place behind Sushmita Sen, and was crowned Miss India World. She went on to win the Miss World title the same year, where she also won the Miss Photogenic award. She abandoned her academic education after winning the pageant and spent one year reigning as Miss World in London. Aishwarya then started working as a professional model and then moved on to her current profession as an actress. Aishwarya is married to actor Abhishek Bachchan.
After much speculation concerning their relationship, their engagement was announced on 14 January 2007. The announcement was later confirmed by his father Amitabh Bachchan. The couple got married on 20 April 2007 according to traditional Hindu rites of the South Indian Bunt community, to which she belongs. Token North Indian and Bengali ceremonies were also performed. The wedding took place in a private ceremony at the Bachchan residence Prateeksha in Juhu, Mumbai. Though the wedding was a private affair intended for the Bachchan and Rai families and friends, the involvement of the media turned it into a national extravaganza. They have been cited as supercouple in the Indian media. Aishwarya has been very close to her family and lived with them in Bandra, Mumbai until her marriage. On 16th November 2011 Aishwarya Rai gave birth to a baby girl, The baby girl is the first child for both Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan and is named AaradhyaBachchan.
Rai attended the Arya VidyaMandir High School, Rai did her intermediate schooling at Jai Hind College for a year, and then joined DG Ruparel College in Matunga
Aishwarya Rai is an actress and Model. He is one of the highest-paid actresses in India's prolific movie industry. She began modeling at 14, appeared as the gorgeous new neighbor in Indian Pepsi commercials, and won the Miss World beauty pageant in 1994.Rai made her film debut in 1991's forgettable Mamagaru. Her other early films included bombs like Iruvar and AurPyaar Ho Gaya, and even the Tamil-Telugu hit Jeans which was disastrously received by India's Hindi audiences. By 1998, critics were carping about Rai's lack of talent and "three stock wooden expressions". Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, of course, changed everything, and Rai's spirited performance as the emotionally complex Nandini made her a star instead of a joke. Her other triumphs include Mohabbatein, Chokher Bali, and the epic Devdas. Rai has, however, attempted to broaden her fame by appearing in the English film Bride and Prejudice with Martin Henderson, a comedic singing-and-dancing adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and she co-starred in The Last Legion with Ben Kingsley.
Aishwarya Rai is a two-time winner of the Filmfare Best Actress Award, and has been nominated for Filmfare Awards eleven times. She won Most Glamorous Star of the Year which is shared with HrithikRoshan for Dhoom 2 in 2007.She won the Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema at Awards of the International Indian Film Academy in 2009; she has won numerous times at the International Indian Film Academy Awards, Star Screen Awards, Zee Cine Awards, and others. In 2009 Rai was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest Indian civilian award, for her contributions to Indian cinema. Later that year she was declared the Female Star of The Decade at the tenth International Indian Film Academy Awards, held in Macau.In December 2010 she was declared the "Actress of the Decade" at the BIG Star Entertainment Awards. In March 2011 Rai was honoured by Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa at World Kannada Meet (Vishwa Kannada Sammelana) for her contributions to the arts.Later that month she was presented with the "Decade of Global Achievement Honour" by FICCI. In 2012, she finally accepted the second-highest Order Of France, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.Earlier she refused it because her father was suffering from a serious illness, and she wanted her whole family to attend the award ceremony. She is the fourth Indian actor—after SivajiGanesan, Nandita Das, and Shahrukh Khan—to be chosen for the award.
My family is my strength and my weakness.
Even in India the Hindi film industry might be the best known but there are movies made in other regional languages in India, be it Tamil or Bengali. Those experiences too are different from the ones in Bombay.
Right now, I'm following the Buddhist principle: Smile as abuse is hurled your way and this too shall pass.
I know for a fact that if there's a role which I am suited for, I'll be signed on. I'll never go begging.
I always believed that my silence on several topics will be an advantage in the long run.
Sexy in India is not considered positive. But, with today's crop of fresh faces in the modelling arena, being sexy is an asset.
I have a great story to tell... and I tell it well. No holds barred.
I was studying to be an architect; I wasn't plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously.
I was more excited than scared, at the opportunity to work in an English movie.
I'm not the type who'll yell about my achievements from the rooftops.