Aishwarya Rai, born 1st November 1973 in Mangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka, is an actress and former model in India. It is the highest paid actress in Bollywood, like Kajol and Madhuri Dixit. It is also the most famous Indian actresses abroad, so she appears in films of Indian productions of course, but also American and British. Before starting her acting career, Aishwarya worked in modeling and she became world famous by winning the Miss World 1994. Aishwarya has to his credit over forty movies in Hindi and Tamil mainly, but also in English, including many international hits such as Devdas and Jodhaa-Akbar.
Aishwarya Rai comes from a middle class family. His father was an officer in the merchant navy and her mother is a French teacher. She has an elder brother, Aditya Rai.
Aishwarya Rai studied architecture at Raheja College, Mumbai and becomes a part-time model to pay for his studies. Then she began to devote himself entirely to modeling and made her profession.
In 1994, she won the Miss World and became one of the most popular models in India. It is also the image of many international brands in the country (Coca-Cola, Longines, L'Oreal). Noticed by the film industry in Madras, it is critically acclaimed for her performance in Iruvar (Mani Ratnam) in 1997. The same year, she won an award for best actress for her performance in Aur Pyar Ho Gaya.
Aishwarya Rai made her debut in Hindi film Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya with Bobby Deol face. The film achieves poor results at the box office. It was not until 1998 that she knows his first great success with the film Jeans.
Rest of his career (1999-today)
In 1999, Aishwarya Rai plays in the film of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuk Sanam alongside Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan. The film tells the story of a young woman, Nandini, forced to marry the character played by Ajay Devgan, although she loves another man played by Salman Khan. Her husband tries to make love to her, they end up finding. Critical and popular success, placed third at the box office in India in 1999, the film earned him the Filmfare Award. That same year, she played in the movie Taal with Anil Kapoor. The film is also a commercial and critical success and garnered more than 65,420,000 rupees. In 2000 she appeared in the film Josh, further commercial success with over 74.46 million rupees in revenue. Aishwarya Rai was at the peak of his career. The same year she appeared in the film Dil Hai Hamara Satish Kaushik Aapka Paas against Anil Kapoor, then in Mohabbatein. She also plays in the Tamil film Kandukondain Kandukondain, alongside Mammooty, Ajith Kumar and Tabu.
In 2002, she was the lead actress in Devdas. This film, telling the story of a girl of modest extraction can not marry her lover because of differences in social level, is the biggest hit of the year in India and won several awards. In particular, it is Aishwarya Rai at the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. It is also shown out of competition at Cannes for her, the other headliner Shahrukh Khan and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Continuing his ascension, Aishwarya Rai is the following year the first Indian actress on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival.
In 2004, she became the first Indian actress to have his statue at Madame Tussauds, the wax museum in London. She followed the success of films like Bride and Prejudice and Dhoom 2.
Since 2006, in addition to such hits as Dhoom 2, Sarkar Raj, Jodha Akbar etc.. She acted in Hollywood movies Pink Panther 2 and The Last Legion. In February 2011, she and her husband are invited to the Oscars.
Besides his mother tongue, Tulu (Dravidian language of Karnataka), Aishwarya Rai has learned to speak several Indian languages are Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, Telugu and Marathi. She also speaks fluent English.
Her relationship with Salman Khan took three years but it verbally and physically abused her. Then she maintained a relationship with actor Vivek Oberoi but did not last long.
Subsequently, she married April 20, 2007 Abhishek Bachchan, Bollywood actor and son of legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan and actress Jaya Bachchan. Since her marriage to Abhishek, Indian media whisper that his relationship with actress Karisma Kapoor would have deteriorated because Karisma Kapoor was the first bride of Abhishek. With the latter, she also expects her first child.
In addition to his work as an actress, Aishwarya Rai is the face of Longines since 1999 and L'Oreal since 2003, so she comes up regularly every year at Cannes, alongside Eva Longoria, for example.
It is the end of 2010 in the center of a controversy: it accuses the Indian edition of Elle to have bleached his skin on the cover of the magazine in December 2010.
See also Aamir Khan, Bombay (India)
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