Aishwarya Rai who is known as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after her marriage is a famous India actress, a super model and also the winner of the 1994 Miss World Pageant. Though she began as a model, she went on to become one of India’s most accomplished and desirable actress, besides elevating herself as a global icon.
Aishwarya began her acting debut three years after she was crowned with the Miss World Title. She signed her first movie under Mani Ratnam in the year 1997, a Tamil film called , Iruvar. She debuted in the Hindi films with the movie Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya which was released in the same year.
Apart from being an amazing actress in Bollywood and South Indian movies as well, Aishwarya has also left her mark in Hollywood films as well, Pink Panther being one of the few. She has won a number of awards for her amazing talent including two Filmfare awards, for Devdas and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. She has also been honored with one of the highest civilian award of India, the Padma Shri award in the year 2009.
Early life and education
Aishwarya Rai was born on November 01, 1973 in Mangaluru, Karnataka to Krishnaraj and Brinda. Her father was a biologist in the Indian Army while her mother was a homemaker. She is the younger of the two siblings and has an older brother, Aditya Rai who works as an engineer in the merchant navy.
Aishwarya did her schooling from Arya Vidya Mandir High School and even did a year of intermediate school from Jai Hind College. She later enrolled herself in the Ruparel College which is located in Matunga and later joined Rachana Sansad Academy of Architecture to earn her bachelor degree in Architecture but dropped out to pursue her career in modelling.
Husband and children
Aishwarya Rai married the famous Bollywood actor and Amitabh Bachchan’s son Abhishek Bachchan on April 20, 2007 after getting engaged on January 14 of the same year. They welcomed their daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan on November 16, 2011. In the 90s, she was linked to Bollywood actor Salman Khan romantically, but the relationship didn’t work.
After debuting her acting career with Iruvar, she received good reviews for her acting skills but the movie didn’t do very well in the box office. Her first Hindi movie Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya was not a success in the box office, many scribes wrote her off, but she was far from finished.
She gained high acclaim after playing the bashful and shy character of Nandini in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1998) opposite Ajay Devgan and Salman Khan. She followed up her success story with Taal (1998), a musical blockbuster.
Aishwarya’s role in Devdas (2002) was yet another breakthrough in her acting career. Some of the latest projects and movies she has been part of include Jazbaa and Ae Dil Hain Mushkil.
Aishwarya Rai – Net Worth
Aishwarya Bachchan has an estimated net worth of $35 million.
Though Aishwarya stays with her family in the iconic home in Mumbai, ‘Jalsa’, she and husband Abhishek Bachchan have also reportedly bought a palatial house in Dubai.