Former beauty pageant and actress Aishwarya Rai is one of the most popular and influential celebrities in India. With her debut in Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film Iruvar, Aishwarya has starred in dozens of films, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and English. She has received several awards including two Filmfare Awards and was conferred with the Padma Shri by the Government of India. She was also a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003, becoming the first India actress to be honored with such works.
Aish, Gullu, Ash
Birthday / Date of Birth
Aishwarya was born on November 1, 1973 in Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
She is currently 43 years old.
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Aishwarya Rai completed her school from Arya Vidya Mandir High School in Mumbai. Rai went to Jai Hind College for a year for her intermediate schooling, and then enrolled in DG Ruparel College of Arts, Science and Commerce in Matunga, where she secured 90 percent in the HSC exams.
She aspired to make a career in medicine since her favorite subject was Zoology.But, she enrolled at Rachana Sansad Academy of Architecture as she changed her plans to become an architect, however, she dropped out to pursue a full time career in modeling.
Indian / Asian
- Father – Krishnaraj Rai (Marine biologist)
- Mother – Brindya Rai (Writer)
- Siblings – Aditya Rai (Elder Brother) (Works as an engineer at Merchant Navy)
- Relatives – Amitabh Bachchan (Father-in-law)(Actor, Producer), Jaya Bachchan (Mother-in-law) (Actress)
Abhishek Bachchan (m. April 20, 2007)
Aaradhya Bachchan (born November 16, 2011) (Daughter)
Aishwarya Rai has dated –
Rajeev Mulchandani – Rai had dated model Rajeev Mulchandani during her modeling days.
Salman Khan – She began dating Bollywood actor, Salman Khan in 1999. They entered into relationship after they worked on Hum Dil De Chuke Snam. But, their relationship was short lived which came to an end in late 2001. Rai reported to the media as Salman abused her – emotionally, physically, and verbally. But, Khan on the other hand, denied of these offences.
Abhishek Bachchan – Abhishek Bachchan began dating Aishwarya Rai when they acted together in the 2006 film Dhoom 2. Abhishek fell in love with her and the couple eventually got engaged on January 14, 2007 and married on April 20, 2007. They welcomed their first daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan on November 16, 2011. She has been nicknamed as “Beti B” by the fans.
- In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
- In centimeters – 170 cm
- In meters – 1.7 m
- In Kilograms – 58 kg
- In Pounds – 128 lbs
- Measurements – 34-26-34
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 26 inches
- Hip – 34 inches
- Bra Size – 32B
She wears a shoe size 7 (US)
Aishwarya Rai first appeared in 1997 Tamil political drama film, Iruvar as Pushpavalli / Kalpana alongside Mohanlal, and Prakash Raj.
The same year, her Bollywood debut came with the romantic comedy film, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya starring alongside Bobby Deol.
She hasn’t yet cast in any of the television series, however, she has appeared in a number of talk shows or any kind of promotional shows.
Aishwarya Rai has been into modeling since her tender age. She had her first television commercial at her 9th grade for Camlin pencils. Over the years, she became a popular and high-profile celebrity endorser, who has affiliated with several brands like Pepsi, Coco-Cola, Titan Watches, Longines watches, L’Oréal, Lakmé Cosmetics, Casio pager, Philips, Palmolive, Lux, Fuji films, Nakshatra Diamond Jewellery, and Kalyan Jewellers.
Ever since Rai bagged the Miss World beauty pageant, she became the favorite of beauty and cosmetics brands. She has been the face of De Beers Diamonds, TTK Group and Lodha Group World One. Aishwarya is among the top paid celebrity female endorser and the highest paid actresses in B-town.
- Rai is the most popular celebrity in international arena who has over 17,000 website dedicated to her.
- Rai has earned the distinction of being the first Indian actress to be on the jury of the Cannes International Film Festival.
- In October 2004, she was honored with a wax statue that has been put on display in London’s Madame Tussaud’s wax museum.
- Her distinctive features are green-blue eyes, luscious lips, sexy curves and ultra-feminine mannerisms.
- She was the first Bollywood celebrity to appear on Oprah’s “Women Across the globe” segment.
- Rai has featured on the list of “Most Beautiful Women in the World” by Harpers and Queen in 2005.
Aishwarya Rai Net worth
The most beautiful and the popular international figure, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has an estimated net worth of $38 million dollars as of 2017. As per financial data of 2014, she made $888,000 per film and $740,000 per endorsement deal. Her major source of income comes form acting, endorsement deals, appearances in events, and modelling assignments. She charges Rs 7- 8 crore per film, making her the most expensive actress in Bollywood. The unmatched beauty is among the wealthiest Bollywood celebrities and of course, the versatile diva lives like a queen boasting everything in her life.
Rai owns a luxury house in the posh area of Mumbai. She also bought an expensive Sanctuary Falls home in Jumeirah Golf Estates in that has neighbors like Dubai David and Victoria Beckham as well as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. She and her husband Abhishek spent $10 million for his exquisite home. Aishwarya has great sense of taste when it comes to cars that can be attributed to her large car collection – Bentley, Audi Q7, Range Rover and Rolls Royce Phantom.
Aishwarya Rai Favorites
- Favorite Color – Black, Blue, White
- Favorite Actor – Raj Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar
- Favorite Actress – Nargis, Madhubala
- Favorite Food – Chinese and Thai food (all kinds), Chocolates
- Favorite Place – France-Paris, Normandy and Cannes
- Favorite Brand – Loreal, MAC, Maybelline, Revlon
- Favorite Film – Casablanca (1942)
- Favorite Designer – Giorgio Armani
- Favorite Book – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Social Media Portfolio
Rai is not on social media.
Aishwarya Rai Facts
Rai has received numerous awards and accolades, including two Filmfare Awards from eleven nominations, and she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2009.
Aishwarya Rai was speculated to win Miss India 19994 but lost it to Sushmita Sen. She was then crowned Miss World in 1994.
She trained in classical dance and music for five years during her teens.
In 1991, Rai won a supermodel contest (organized by Ford) and was eventually featured in the American edition of Vogue.
She also won the “Miss Photogenic” award and Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania.
As of 2003, she was the second Indian actress to grace the covers of the Time magazine.
In 2003, she appeared in Rolling Stone’ annual ‘Hot List’.
She was ranked $3 on “Aisia’s sexiest Women” by Uk Magazine Eastern Eye in 2006.
Rai is the second most popular watch brand ambassador all over the world, according to a survey conducted by World Watch Report.
Aishwarya Rai was called out on a dinner date by Miss World Contest host Richard Steinmetz when she won the beauty pageant in 1994, but she politely denied.
She was approached to host 77th Annual Academy Awards, but she refused as she was busy shooting for her film, The Mistress of Spices that time.
Different Tulips at the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands have been named after her name.
She took a hiatus form acting in 2010 due to her pregnancy and made a comeback with Sanjay Gupta’s drama-thriller Jazbaa, co-starring Shabana Azmi and Irrfan Khan in 2015.
Rai has pledged to donate her eye to the Eye Bank Association of India after her death.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is scared of cockroaches.