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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Name : Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Birthday : 1st November, 1973 (Age:45)

Zodiac Sign : Scorpio

Occupation : Actress, Model

Marital status : Married

Awards : 1 Filmfare Awards
2 International Indian Film Academy Awards
3 Star Screen Awards
4 BIG Star Entertainment Awards
5 Zee Cine Awards
6 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards
7 Stardust Awards
8 Bollywood Movie Awards
9 Zee Gold Awards
10 Sansui Awards
11 Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards
12 The Global Indian Film and TV Honours
13 Femina Miss India

Biography : Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is an Indian actress and the winner of the Miss World pageant of 1994. Born on 1 November 1973 in Mangalore, Karnataka. Her father, Krishnaraj, mother Brinda, one elder brother, Aditya Rai, who is an engineer.

She did her intermediate schooling at Jai Hind College. With plans to become an architect, she enrolled at Raheja College of Arts, but later gave up her education to pursue a career in modelling. In 1993, Rai gained public recognition for her appearance in a Pepsi commercial with actor Aamir Khan, In the 1994 Miss India pageant, she won second place, behind Sushmita Sen.

Rai continued to pursue a career as a model until she became an actress, Rai made her acting debut in 1997 with Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Iruvar. Due to Rai's weak Tamil-speaking skills, her dialogue in the film was dubbed by another actor. That same year, she was cast in her first Bollywood film Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, a romantic comedy opposite Bobby Deol.

Her first role in 1999 was in the melodrama Aa Ab Laut Chalen, directed by Rishi Kapoor. The film was a critical failure and had a below average performance at the box office. In 1999, Rai starred in the romantic drama Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam which became a significant turning point in her career. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam emerged as a major commercial success and won Rai a Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

Rai next starred alongside Shahrukh Khan and Chandrachur Singh in the action drama Josh and it emerged as a commercial success. Following a leading role in the box-office flop Dhai Akshar Prem Ke, Rai took on a supporting role in Aditya Chopra's ensemble romance Mohabbatein and the movie was a huge successful. The following year, she starred alongside Govinda and Jackie Shroff in the romantic comedy Albela.

In 2002 Rai appeared alongside Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's love-saga Devdas,In India, the film won 10 Filmfare Awards, including a second Best Actress award for Rai. In 2003, Rai featured in two romantic dramas of Bollywood, her brother's production début Dil Ka Rishta Which was a big flop.

In late 2004, Rai garnered international recognition for her starring role opposite Martin Henderson in Gurinder Chadha's British film Bride and Prejudice, it proved a commercial success. Rai next co-starred alongside Sanjay Dutt and Zayed Khan in the 2005 adult drama Shabd.

The film received predominantly negative reviews and proved a commercial failure. In 2007, Rai played the wife of Abhishek Bachchan's character in Mani Ratnam's social drama Guru.The film met with international critical acclaim and emerged as a box-office success. Rai's next role was in the 2009 Harald Zwart-directed spy comedy The Pink Panther 2. Starring Steve Martin, Jean Reno and Emily Mortimer.

In 2010 Rai's next role was opposite Rajinikanth in the science fiction Tamil film Enthiran, directed by S. Shankar. Rai's final film of 2010 was the drama Guzaarish, her third collaboration with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actor Hrithik Roshan. Despite flopping at the box-office, Guzaarish met with positive critical comments.

She got married with Abhishek Bachchan on 20 April 2007 according to traditional Hindu rites of the Bunt community, to which she belongs.

Her upcoming project are Sanjay Gupta's action-thriller Jazbaa, co-starring Shabana Azmi and Irrfan Khan, which will mark her screen comeback after a five year absence from the screen. She has also doing a leading role alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in Karan Johar's romantic drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

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