Bollywood Super Star Aishwariya Rai
Rai was born on 1 November 1973
Marriage Date 20 April 2007
|Real Name Aishwarya Rai Bachchan|
|Nickname Ash, Gullu|
|Profession Actress and Model|
|Date of Birth 1 November 1973|
|Age(as in 2019) 46 Years Old|
|Birth place Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
Physical Stats & More
|Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 56 kg
in Pounds- 123 lbs
|Eye Colour Hazel Green Blue|
|Hair Colour Black|
|Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School Arya Hind College|
|College Jai Vidya Mandir, Mumbai
D. G Ruparel College of Art, Scince and Cmmerce, Mumbai
|Qualifications College dropout|
Early life and modeling career. Rai was born on 1 November 1973 into a Tulu speaking Bunt family in Mangalore, Karnataka. Her father, Krishna raj, who died on 18 March 2017, was an Army biologist, while her mother, Vrinda, is a homemaker. She has one elder brother, Aditya Rai, who is an engineer in the merchant navy.
Father– Krishnaraj Rai (Army biologist)
Mother– Vrinda Rai (Homemaker)
Brother– Aditya Rai (Engineer in merchant navy)
Aishwarya Rai Bachan is one of the leading actresses of Indian film industry. Her great acting skill made her star of Bollywood. She is the titleholder of Miss World 1994. Aishwarya is also the daughter-in-law of legend Amitabh Bachan.
Rai was raised in a traditional South Indian home and was pursuing an education in architecture when she was crowned Miss World in 1994. The title put her on the fast track of the modeling business.
She and her family own a production company, Target Films
Rai established herself as the new “Queen of Bollywood” with her moving performance as the jilted lover Paro in Devdas (2002), one of the most acclaimed and popular films to come out of Bollywood and the first to be screened at the Cannes film festival.
In 2003 she became the first Indian actress to serve as a jury member at Cannes. Rai returned to Bollywood for the blockbuster Dhoom: 2 (2006).
In April 2007 she married Abhishek Bachan, her frequent costar and the son of Bollywood Legend Amitabh Bachan.
was soon overshadowed by the critical and popular success of Jodhaa Akbar (2008), a lush historical romance that tells the story of Akbar the greatest Mughal emperor.
Aishwarya did her 1st ad commercial for Camlin pencils when she was in the 9th standard.
She was a bright student and consistently used to score above 90%.
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 20 April 2007
Husband Abhishek Bachchan( Actor)
Father-in-law– Amitabh Bachachan (Actor)
Mother-in-law-Jaya Bachachan (Actress)
Daughter Aaradhya (born in 2011)
Address Jalsa, B/2, Kapol Housing Society, VL Mehta Road, Juhu, Mumbai
Villa in Sanctuary Falls in Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai
Hobbies Knitting, collecting watches and reading
|Favourite Food||Chicken Curry and Chocolates|
|Favourite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan and Raj Kapoor|
|Favourite Film||Hollywood: Casablanca (1942)|
|Favourite Directors||Mani Ratnam and Sanjay Leela Bhansali|
|Favourite Book||The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho|
|Favourite Color||Black, Blue and White|
|Favourite Perfume||Happy by Clinique|
|Favourite Fashion Designer||Giorgio Armani|
|Favourite Destination||France, Dubai and South Africa|
Rajeev Mulchandani (Model)
Salman Khan (1999-2001)
Vivek Oberoi (Actor)
|Salary (approx) 9-10 crore/film (INR)|
|Net Worth $35 million
Some Lesser Known Facts About Aishwarya Rai
- Does Aishwarya Rai smoke? : No
- She has been supporting the Eye Bank Association of India (EBAI), PETA India, Polio Campaign.
During her 12th standard, her English professor asked her to do a photo shoot for a fashion magazine, as she was also a photojournalist. After doing it, she started getting modaling offers but she refused them as she wanted to concentrate on her studies. But, after her 12th exams, the glamour world attracted her and she did modelling for a lark.
She was the hot favorite to win the 1994 Miss India title.
She won the Miss World title on 19 November 1994 in South Africa.
During the Miss World title days in South Africa, all the 82 contestants and the organizers gave her a big surprise birthday bash by singing ‘Happy Birthday’ in their respective languages.
She is a trained classical dancer.
During the making of the song Dola Re Dola from the film Devdas (2002), she suffered from ear bleeding due to heavy earrings.
After the success of the film Devdas (2002), Mattel released a limited edition of ‘Aishwarya Rai Barbie dolls’ in the United Kingdom.
- She is the only actress to have featured for both Pepsiand Coca.
- In 2004, she was voted among 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine
- Her lavish wedding in 2007 cost around 6 crores (INR), where she wore a 53-carat solitaire engagement ring worth 50 lakh (INR) and received around 15 kg of gold.
Her daughter Aaradhya is popularly known as Beti B.
- She has Katsaridaphobia, i.e. fear of cockroaches.
She had a photograph with Ranbir Kapoor in 1998, and 18 years later in 2016, they came together in the film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
- She is a good friend of Prety Zintaand, Twinkle Khanna.
She was initially signed to play the role of Simmi in the film Bluffmaster (2005), but was later replaced by Priyanka Chopra without any notice. After the film was made, Rohan Sippy, the director of the film added a ‘Special thanks” message for her in the end credits as an apology.
In 2009, she became the 1st Indian and South Asian actress to appear in the famous Oprah Winfrey Show.
In 2003, she became the 2nd Indian actress (1st was Parveen Babi) to appear on the cover page of the TIME magazine.
During the shooting of her film Khakee (2004), she had an accident due to the out of control car of the stuntman, after which she suffered severe cuts.
In 2004, she became the 1st Indian actress to have her wax statue at London’s Madame Tussauds museum.
She founded the Aishwarya Rai Foundation in 2004 to support needy people in India
- She was offered the role of Breseis in the film Troy(2004), but she turned down the offer.
- A variety of Tulip flowers in the Netherlands is named Aishwarya Rai