Bollywood Acctress Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai is a three-time Filmfare Award-winning Indian actress. She was Miss World in 1994 and has acted in Hindi, Tamil, Bengali and English films. Rai is married to Indian actor Abhishek Bachchan and is daughter-in-law to Amitabh Bachchan.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was born in Mangalore, in the South Indian state of Karnataka, to Krishnaraj Rai, a marine engineer, and Vrinda Rai, a writer. Her ancestors are from the Bunt community of Mangalore. Her family later relocated to Mumbai (Bombay). Rai has one brother, Aditya Rai, who is three years older than she is. Aditya initially followed in his father's footstep and became a Marine Officer. Later as Aishwarya's star ascended he became a film producer. He has occasionally produced films in which Rai acted. Aditya got married in early 2004.
Rai attended the Arya Vidya Mandir at Santacruz, Mumbai, then entered Ruparel College, Matunga, Mumbai. She was an A student and was on track to become an architect.Her mother tongue is Tulu. She also speaks Hindi, English, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil.
Rai began modeling on the side while studying architecture. In the 1994 Miss India contest, she was placed second behind Sushmita Sen, and went on to win the Miss World title that same year and the Miss Photogenic award. After the one year reign as Miss World in London, she then worked as a professional model, in advertising and Indian fashion magazines.
After much speculation concerning their relationship, her engagement to Abhishek Bachchan was announced on January 14, 2007. The event was heavily covered by the media. They married on April 20, 2007 in a private ceremony held at the Bachchans' bungalow Prateeksha.
Hometown: Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Born: Thursday, November 1st, 1973