This is one subject which will make you automatically tick “like”, “love”, “comment”. When it comes to Ash, you need to stop, keep looking, admire, and wonder – is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan from an extra-terrestrial planet or something or earth itself? How can she look so drop-dead gorgeous, every time, year after year?
A regular at Cannes for 16 years (including this year i.e. 2017), she is a Miss World 1994, a Bachchan-bahu, wife of actor Abhishek Bachchan and a doting mother to Aaradhya Bachchan. She has been voted 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine. She has many awards to her credit (2 Filmfare), is a Padma Shri, has worked with famous directors and actors (national and international scale), but for us all, at home turf, she is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
|Real name||Aishwarya Rai Bachchan|
|Nickname||Aishu, Gullu, Aishwarya, Ash|
|Birthday||1 November 1973|
|Birth Place||Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Sun Sign (Horoscope)||Scorpio|
|Hobbies||Knitting, Travelling, dancing, collecting watches, and reading|
|First Movie||Iruvar(1997, Tamil)|
|School||Arya Vidya Mandir, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|College||Jai Hind College and D. G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science, and Commerce, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Education Qualifications||Graduate dropout|
|Father||Krishnaraj Rai(Late, He is an Army biologist)|
|Mother||Vrinda Rai(She is a homemaker)|
|Siblings/Brothers||Aditya Rai(Film producer)|
|Husband/Spouse||Abhishek Bachchan(Indian film actor)|
|Aishwarya Rai Height||5 feet 7 inches, 1.7 m|
|Waist Size||26 inches|
|Hips size||36 inches|
|Eye Colour||Hazel Green-Blue|
|Hair Colour||Dark brown|
|Shoe Size||8 US|
|Dress Size||4 US|
|Figure Measurements||34-26-36 inches|
It is a known fact that after pregnancy, Ash had put on weight immensely. And that showed on one of her outfits at Cannes. She has reduced weight no doubt, but it seems she will have to try very hard to slip-in-a-bikini!
Boyfriends, Affairs, Past Relationships:
Aishwarya Rai has had many admirers (masses, classes, and then Vivek Oberoi and Salman Khan). But in the end, in 2007, Ash tied the knot with Abhishek Bachchan (junior Bachchan).
Ash’s affair or association with the handsome Salman Khan lasted between 1999 and 2002. After which, there was Vivek Oberoi and even Hrithik Roshan.
In the year 2004, Aishwarya Rai is rumored to have hooked up with Martin Henderson.
Favorite Things, Hobbies:
|Color||White, black, blue|
|Food||Chicken Curry, Thai food, dal chawal, Chinese, and vegetables|
|Place||Normandy, France, Cannes, and Paris|
|Brands||Maybelline, Loreal, Revlon, and MAC|
|Actors||Amitabh Bachchan, Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar|
Professional Career, Net Worth:
First Debut: Two of them in the year 1997 – Iruvar (Tamil), Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (Hindi). Then, “Bride & Prejudice” (2004) in English and Chokher Bali (2003) in Bengali. Ash is multi-lingual it seems!
Brand Endorsements: Pepsi, L’Oreal, Longines Swiss Watches, Coke, Nakshatra, Lux, De Beers Diamonds, Fujifilm. In fact, Ash has also modelled for ad campaigns for Palmolive, Lakme, Colgate, Rupa Cosmetics, Eye Bank Association of India, Polio etc.
Career Achievements: Aishwarya is a “Global” actress from Bollywood. Much of her career credit goes to her roles in films like Taal, Hum Dil Chuke Sanam and Devdas (all of them won her accolades). She has also been seen in different Hollywood projects.
Remuneration: 7 to 8 crores INR
Net Worth: $35 million
Latest, Upcoming Movies List:
|Ae Dil Hai Mushkil||Saba Taliyar Khan||Hindi||2016|
Social Media Profiles:
Facts about Aishwarya Rai
Here are the quick facts on Aishwarya Rai:
- During the song shooting of Dola Re Dola (which had Madhuri Dixit and Ash dancing in elaborate costumes and jewelery) in Bhansali’s hit film Devdas, Aishwarya’s ears bled due to the heavy earrings she wore (as a part of the script). But the actress didn’t stop. She went ahead to complete her scene.
- Did you know, Aishwarya was approached to play the “host” at the 77th Annual Academy awards in 2005? Did she? Nope! Since she was busy shooting for her film The Mistress of Spices, she had to let go of the offer! It’s terribly sad!
- A question – was acting in her genes? No, way. Aishwarya wanted to be an architect. But then, modelling happened, and then films, and then marriage, pregnancy, etc.
- Most of you would recall the Mumbai riots in 1992-93 as tragic (which it was). But during the Mumbai riots, Aishwarya’s famous Pepsi TVC co-starring Aamir Khan was shot in a single night.
- Apparently (we will have to believe it too) when Pres. George Bush visited India in March 2006, he had invited Aishwarya Rai (and Aamir Khan) to a luncheon. But she was unable to attend. Why? She was shooting for Dhoom 2 (2006) in Brazil. What a loss!
- When she was in Class 9th, Aishwarya had featured in her ‘first’ commercial ad for Camlin Pencils. The slogan then (or now) for Camlin should have been – Style Se Likho! Like? Love?
- So much for the flowers – do you know Tulips at the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands have been named after whom? No prizes for guessing …It’s Aishwarya Rai.
- Before the film Mohabbatein got released, the role of Aishwarya Rai was decided to be in the form of ‘guest appearance’. Luck had something else in mind. It is after the film got released that due to her popularity status in the film, the filmmakers decided to make her character/role in the film ‘regular’.
- KJo (Karan Johar) had approached Aishwarya for doing the role of Tina in the film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (played by Rani Mukherjee). Since Ash’s dates were already blocked for the film Jeans, she had to refuse KJo’s offer. Some loose, some gain!
- When Aishwarya Rai won the Miss World contest, the host for the evening Richard Steinmetz asked her out. She agreed, is what you must be wondering…. No, she didn’t and politely refused.
- Guess who is the favourite male co-star of Aishwarya Rai? It’s the South Indian star Rajinikanth. According to her, working with him is her best experience ever.
- This one is the best! Apparently Aishwarya Rai was the first Indian to ever visit the Oprah Winfrey show.
- Ash has a battery of servants at her house at her command and disposal. But she likes to cook for her hubby Abhishek. Such is the joy she gets in cooking for Abhi.
- What’s the secret of Ash’s beauty? No cream or lotion, but the fact that she eats lesser food. And nibbles at fruits after taking lunch.
- Any pet passion of Aishwarya Rai? Collecting all news articles written on her. Does that mean she has a house or a few rooms devoted to the articles printed on her?
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