Aishwarya Rai commonly known with her nick name Ash is one of Bollywoods leading actress also known as Queen of Bollywood. Aishwarya was born in Manglore the south indian state Karnatka on 1st Novenber 1973. Her father Krishnaraj Rai a marine engineer and mother Vrinda Rai a writer. When Ash was about 4 years old her family relocated to Mumbai city of India. Aishwarya grown up there.
Aishwarya attended number of schools there. She completed her matriculation from Arya Vidya Mandir and later attended Jai Hind College and ruparel college. Ash opted for a career in architecture and joined the Rachana Institute. By this time Aishwarya started modelling. This green-blue eyed beauty performed advertisement for many esteemed firms which brought up her in to fame.
After Aishwarya's crowining as most beautiful girl in the world(Miss World) at Sun City in 1994, she climbed steps of name and fame one after another very fastly. Aishwary's debut film a Tamil movie "Iruvar" in 1997, directed by Mani Ratnam. Her first Hindi film was "Aur Pyar Ho Gaya" with Boby Deol. Her breakthough performance appeared in director Sanjay Leela Bansali's movie "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" in 1999 and awarded best actress by film fare and Zee Cine Awards. Along came 'star maker', Subhash Ghai with the offer of 'Taal' in 1999. In the same year she nominated for her special appearence in "Mohabbatein" directed by Uday Chopra. Subsequently she was nominated for best actress in "Humara Dil Aapke Paas Hain" for Filmfare Award. In the same year she performed in "kandukondain Kandukondain"
Aishwary's personal life came in focus in the year of 2000 as well she was in relation with Salman Khan. Them relations ends up in 2001. Apart from this relationship nothing much has been rumered about Aishwarys. Aishwarya was opted as a spokesmodel Longines watches in 1999. Aishwarya received a special screening for movie "Devdaas" at Cannes Film Festival.
Aishwarya was the first indian actor, who was the member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival. Aishwarya Rai was also the first Indian Female molded into wax in "Madame Tussauds Wax Museum" in London in 2004. Aishwarya Rai's popularity. Ash was rewarded with praise with her performance in the sumptious drama. Hollywood Actress Julia Roberts calls her "the world's most beautiful woman". Aishwarya was appeared in hollywood film "Bride and Prejudice", directed by Gurinder Chadha. Ash is set to appear in "Chaos" with Meryl Streep for French Director Coline Serreau, Roland Joffe's "Singularity" and Barton Randall's "I Know a Place" and will end the year with "Mistress of Spices" with Director Gurinder Chadha.
Aishwarya Rai's universality and media assiduity strew very rapidly all over the world. Her huge accomplishment has been on the cover of India Today and Times Magazine. Aishwarya is also in the list of top 100 Most Influential People in the World for "Times". Her personality, beauty and intelligence put her in other popular magazines in the world.
Aishwarya Rai's filmography as Actor
Movie Name Year Role
Singularity 2006) (in production) Tulaja
Racing the Monsoon 2006 (announced)
Saamna 2006 (announced)
Chaos 2006/II (pre-production)
Bhopal Movie 2006 (pre-production) - Jasmine Singh
Asterix aux jeux olympiques 2007 (pre-production)
Akbar-Jodha 2006 (pre-production) - Jodha Baai
The Last Legion 2006 (filming) - Mira
Dhoom 2 2006 (filming)
Provoked 2006 (post-production) - Kiranjit Ahluwalia
Mistress of Spices 2005 Tilo
Bunty Aur Babli 2005 Special Appearance (Song)
The Heart of India 2005 Mumtaz Mahal
Shabd 2005 Antara Vashisht
"Koffee with Karan" 2004 TV Series - Guest
Bride & Prejudice 2004 Lalita Bakshi
Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na 2004 Diya Malhotra
Raincoat 2004 Neerja/Neeru
Khakee 2004 Mahalaxshmi
Kuch Naa Kaho 2003 Namrata Shrivastav
Chokher Bali 2003 Binodini
Dil Ka Rishta 2003 Tia Sharma
Shakti: The Power 2002 Dream Girl
23rd March 1931: Shaheed 2002 Special Appearance (song)
Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin 2002 Komal Rastogi
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam 2002 Special Appearence
Devdas 2002 Parvati ('Paro')
Albela 2001 Sonia
Mohabbatein 2000 Megha
Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke 2000 Sahiba Gareval
Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai 2000 Preeti Virat
Josh 2000 Shirley
Kandukondain Kandukondain 2000 Meenakshi
Mela 2000 Guest Appearance
Sanam Tere Hain Hum 2000 Special Appearance
Ravoyi Chandamama 1999 Special Appearance (Song)
Taal 1999 Mansi
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam 1999 Nandini
Aa Ab Laut Chalen 1999 Pooja Walia
Jeans 1998 Madhumitha/Vaishnavi
Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya 1997 Ashi Kapoor
Iruvar 1997 Pushpa/Kalpana
Aishwarya Rai - Quotes
I'm making no effort to work in Hollywood.
I don't know why there's so much noise about a kiss or a passionate scene that I have done. The script demanded it!
Salman Khan's like a baby. We're always sparring on the sets. If he gives me attitude, I give him loads of it in return.
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'm not a tease. I don't go around fluttering my eyelashes and wrapping men around my little finger.
I always knew I would be successful. So there was no element of surprise.
I don't believe in proving a point to anybody. Nobody is that important.
I have been a part of the media glare since 1992. And today there are so many channels, so much more media that you don't know what stray comment is coming from where.
I am an emotional person off-screen and would hate to hurt or snub someone.
I believe that as an actress all my fears and phobias exist till I sign on the dotted line for a film.
It's strange that Rakesh Roshan thinks I look older than Hrithik. In fact, he's approached me for all his home productions.
My first priority now is work. I have achieved a bit of what I wanted to do, as an actress. Now it's my time to grow as an artiste and do good quality work.
I have openly told David Dhawan that his film is like a vacation for me, a paid holiday.
I'm still being asked if I was physically abused. It saddens me that I'm being portrayed as this battered woman.
Nicknames: Ash, Aishu, Gullu
Birth Date: 1st November 1973
Birth Place: Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Height: 5\' 7
Eyes: Grey Green
Profession: Acterss, Model
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Aishwarya Rai is one of the most measurable names and fames. Aishwarya\'s looks and talent made her a sure shot winner in the beauty incarnated but faring equally well in films. With natural beauty, allure and brilliance, Aishwarya Rai also modeled professionally which inspired to her entering beauty contests and, finally crowned Miss India runner-up, and subsequently, Miss World in 1994. A series of modeling career followed when Bollywood significantly superstar. Aishwarya soon appeasred in her first film role in the daringly celebrated Iruvar in 1997.
Aish is one of the highest-paid actresses in Indias abounding film industry. Aishwarya Rai began modeling at the age of 14, came to fame as the gorgeous new neighbor in Indian Pepsi commercials. On the personal matters Aishwaryas life has been clouded by an dispirited affair with the affronted Salman Khan. With all kinds of negative tatled news epidemic about them, she moved out of the relationship in 2001. Both of them have since declared that they dont have anything to do with each other.
Recently, the actress Aishwarya Rai has been at the center of an agonizing investigation linking the Hindi film industry with underworld crime, following the recent release of a 2001 tape in which actor Salman Khan, about his underworld contacts and blackmail the actress. With plans rumored to be underway for her next Hollywood project alongside Meryl Streep in Chaos, Aishwarya has also been discussed for a probable role adverse Michael Douglas in the movie Racing the Monsoon.
Most recently, Rai has engrossed filming on her biggest Hollywood film to date playing a Byzantine warrior princess in The Last Legion, co-starring with Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley. Ash\'s latest film, Provoked, premieres at the Cannes Film Festival and is ready for summer 2006 release.