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Aishwarya Rai

Name Aishwarya Rai 
Nick name Ash, Aishu, Gullu, Mrs.Bachan, The Queen of Bollywood (like to be called only Aishwarya)
Profession Actress, Model
Date of Birth November 1, 1973
Star Scorpio
Birth Place Mangalore
Height 5'7"
Mother tongue Tulu
Nationality  Indian
Family Father - Krisnaraj Rai
Mother - Vrinda Rai
Elder brother -Aditya Rai
Husband: Abhishek Bachan
Education Arya Vidya Mandir, Santacruz, Bombay, India
DG Ruparel College, Matunga, Bombay, India.
Raheja College of Architecture, Bandra, Bombay, India (got the admission but did not pursue further)
Fluent in English, Hindi/Urdu, Kannada, and Tamil.
discovered by her Professor, also a photographer, who did a photo shoot with her
Debut  Tamil: Mani Rathnam's 'Iruvar' (1997)
Hindi: Aur Paar Ho Gaya' (1997)
“Bride & Prejudice”(2004)
Bengali: Choker Bali
Marriage Married Abhishek Bachchan on April 20, 2007
her trademark green-blue eyes.
Mole Mole on left hand above elbow
Blockbusters Hum dil de chukhe Sanam, Devdas, Jeans, Kandukondain kandukondain, Bride and Prejudice, Taal,Guru
Loves * to collect watches
* good massage, a hot shower and good sleep
* to giggle and talk a lot
Modelled for De Beers Diamonds, Coca-Cola. Longines, Loreal, Coke, Nakshatra, Lux, Fuji, Pepsi, Pamolive, Rupa Softline, Eye Bank Association of India, Lakme, Colgate, garden sarees, Pamolive, Casio pager, Philips, Sheetal diva, Prudent
Brand Ambassador  L'Oréal, Longines watches 
Honour Life like Wax figure is displayed in London's Madame Tussaud's wax museum.
unforgettable moments * During her 21st birthday (during the Miss World contest) all the 82 contestants as well as the organizers got together and gave her a huge surprise bash - they sang 'Happy Birthday' in all the different languages.
* Miss World Title and the welcome back home.
 TV  * Was the subject of a 60 Minutes profile on January 2, 2005 - "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World." 
* Appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, and on April 25, 2005, 
* She was featured on Oprah's "Women Across the Globe" segment.
Magazine covers * Time
* Vogue
* Bejing review
* India today
* Entertainment plus
* Merge
* America
* Cosmopolitan
* Stuff Magazine
* FHM magazine
* V-Life from Variety Magazine
* GQ Magazine 
* New York Times Magazine
* Harper's & Queen
and numerous covers back home and worldwide including USA, UK, China, Russia, Israel, United Emerites, Italy, Spain and France
Cannes film festival She was a member of the jury in 2003
when young * loved to watch Chaayageet and hindi movies on TV
* love to spend time with uncles and aunts
* very good in her studies
* not much interested in Math
* came eighth in class with 83 percent in ICSE exams
* very upset when she was not able to make to  the top three in her 10th grade.
* wanted to be a doctor and later as an architect 
Favourites colour: black, white and blue
subject: zoology
Car: Mercedes
actors: Amitabh Bachan, Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor
actresses:Madhubala & Nargis 
film: Casablanca
attire: Jeans and a white blouse
past time sleeping
food habits * never diets and not very picky about food 
* likes dal chawal and vegetables.
* loves chocolates
Kiss not comfortable with the idea of doing a kissing scene
Detests people who burp aloud and cockroaches
Best performers according to her * Kamal hasan in Nayakan and Sadma.
* Naseeruddin Shah in Sparsh.
* Robert DeNiro in The Awakenings
* Al Pacino in The Godfather
* Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple.
websites 17,000 websites dedicated to her
Talents Knows Hindustani and Classical music, Bharatanatyam
International manager Simone Sheffield, based in California
considers herself as a Humanist
Best compliment received "A child at an orphanage told me that my warmth over shines my beauty. I was bowled over!"
Production company Owns Target Films
Pet little puppy named Sunshine which was given to her by Vivek Oberoi.
Salary a crore and above per film and total annual earnings around 15 crores.
Perfume Happy by Clinique
Awards  1994.
Miss World
 Screen Most Promising Newcomer.. Aur Pyar Ho Gaya
 Screen Videocon Best Actress Award.. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
 Filmfare Best Actress Award.. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
 Stardust Millenium Best Actress Award.. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
 Zee Lux Face of the Year
 Zee Cine Best Actress Award.. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
 IIFA Best Actress Award.. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
 Zee Gold Best Actress Award in Sensational Role.. Taal
 Zee Gold Best Actress Critics Award.. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
 Zee Gold Best Actress Award.. Taal
 Rupa Filmgoers Millenium Best Actress Award.. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
 Priyadarshini International Best Actress Award.. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
 Most Beautiful International Titleholder of All Times Gold Medal Winner
 Most Beautiful Miss World of All Times - Received the highest score of 9.911
 BWSX Fantasy Award for Best Supporting Actress.. Mohabbatein
 Rajiv Gandhi Award
 RACE Best Actress Award.. Devdas
 Zee Cine True Indian Actress Award
 Zee Cine Best Actress Award.. Devdas
 Screen Jodi No.1 Award with Shahrukh Khan
 Screen Best Actress Award.. Devdas
 Filmfare Best Actress Award.. Devdas
 Sansui Best Actress Award.. Devdas
 RACE (V Shantaram) Best Female Artist Award.. Devdas
 IFFA Best Actress Award.. Devdas
 Bollywood Awards Best Actress Award.. Devdas
 Global Foreign Artiste Debutantes to Mainstream Media Award
 F Awards - For Excellence in Indian Fashion.. Female Celebrity Model of the Year
 Zee Cine Critics' Best Actress Award.. Raincoat
 IIFA's Global Indian Media Personality
 British Govt's The Next Step World Diversity Champion Award
 MTV Immies' Best Performance in a Song (Kajra Re) 
Facts  * Besides Aamir Khan, she is the only star  to campaign for both Pepsi and Coca Cola.
* Sued the magazine, 'Star And Style' for a sum of Rs 2 crores for printing an article that said Raveena Tandon had caught her and Akshay Kumar together in a compromising position at the pool side of a five star hotel.
* The first Indian actress to have decided to donate her eyes.
* Runner up- Miss India 1994
* Has made over 50 music videos in only seven years.
* Made her first commercial for Camlin pencils when she was in the 9th grade.
* Has gained a cult following in Pakistan.
* A tulip produced in 2005 was named after her.
* 2005, Mattel released limited-edition Barbie dolls inspired by Aishwarya and her costumes.
* turned down an offer to endorse a mineral water product named after the holy river Ganga, in America.
* Not fond of Jewellery
* Walks very fast so nicknamed as 'Gandhi
* Likes to dream a lot .
* Loves to watch serious films.
* Time Magazine has also listed her on their list of the "100 Most Influential People in the World Today".
* Her ex-boyfriend was Salman Khan.
About her Sushmita Sen: I am proud of Aishwarya. She has given every Indian a reason to be proud.
Amitab: I'd love to romance Aishwarya Rai. But I'm 58 now. So I have to play her father.
vivek Oberoi:Of course she has a beautiful face but she's even more beautiful inside, in her soul.
Subbash Ghai: an Indian soul in a western packaging.
Lara Dutta: Aishwarya's more diplomatic. She's a great business woman.
Madhuri dixit: She looks good, dances well and at the same time acts well.
Ajay Jadeja (cricket player): I would give up on cricket if I was offered a film with Aishwarya Rai.
Asha Bhosle (singer): She is a very simple girl.
Rekha (actress): I find her natural, unaffected and down to earth.
Preity zinta: Aishwarya is drop dead gorgeous!
Address 402 , Ramlaxmi Niwas,
16th Road,
(Near Khar Gymkhana), Khar,
Mumbai - 400054.
Business contact

Aishwarya Rai
c/o Creative Artists Agency
9830 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, California 90212-1825

dream man "Should be handsome but not necessarily tall and dark!" (Abhishek Bachan)
Quote  "Be kind, there are battles being fought and not all of them are on the battlefield."

Courtesy: Web Resources
Compiled by: PS

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