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Aishwarya Rai

Name: Aishwarya Rai

Height: 5' 7"

Date of Birth: 1 November, 1973

Birthplace: Mamgalore, India

Address: 402, Ramlakshmi Niwas, 16th Road (Near Khar Gym), Khar (W), Mumbai 400054

Aishwarya Rai, was crowned Miss World in 1994 at the age of 21 years, and went on to show-case her acting talent in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu as well as English films.

A Tulu by birth, her hometown is Mangalore, in Karnataka, a state in the Southern part of India. Her father, Mr. Krishnaraj Rai is a marine engineer, and her mother Vrinda Rai, a writer. Belong to the Bunt community of Mangalore. Later they shifted to Mumbai. Her brother Aditya Rai is three years older to her. Along with his profession in the merchant navy, Aditya also co-produced a film with Aishwarya as the main female protagonist.

Aishwarya is fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, and Tamil, apart from her native tongue Tulu. Her schooling was in the Arya Vidya Mandir at Santacruz, Mumbai. Then she attended Ruparel College, Matunga in Mumbai. She was excellent in academics, being an A student, and nurtured the ambition of becoming an architect. Rai took up modeling as a hobby while studying architecture. She took part in the Miss India 1994 contest, where Sushmita Sen emerged as the winner. But later that year, Aishwarya won the Miss World title.

Esteemed film-director Mani-Ratnam's film Iruvar was Aishwarya's debut vehicle. She starred along with Mohanlal and Tabu in this Tamil film, which received wide critical acclaim. She played a dual role in the film. With Rahul Rawail's film, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya she was stepped into Bollywood. The film f;opped. However, S.Shankar's Tamil film Jeans, her third film, received commercial success. She later starred in the films Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Mohabbatein (2000), both of which went to become huge hits. In 2002, Rai shared screen space with "Bollywood Shahensha" Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus, Devdas, a huge hit in India and in the foreign market as well. It was screened at the Cannes Film Festival whereby Rai acquired the attention of international media.

In 2003, Rai was invited as a member of the jury to Cannes. She was selected as one of Asia's "100 Most Influential People" by TIME Magazine's Asian Edition in 2004. On January 2, 2005 a 60 Minutes profile - "The Most Beautiful Face in the World" was filmed on her. She even appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman in February that year, and on April 25, 2005, on Oprah's "Women Across the Globe" segment. In London's Madame Tussaud's wax museum has put on display her wax figurine.

Indian film artists in the past used to be celebrities in various parts of Asia, mainly South and Central and the Middle East, the rest of the world rarely came to know about them. Aishwarya is one of the few Indian actresses to have become a Western celebrity. Frequently the gossip columns conjectured about an imminent Hollywood career, it was only in 2004 that Rai finally got to be the heroine of British director Gurinder Chadha's foreign film Bride and Prejudice, of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice. It was produced by Hollywood agencies but was heavily inspired by Bollywood film mannerisms. The movie was a moderate success at the US box office

Her next overseas venture was Mistress of Spices, adapted from the novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni by Gurinder Chadha and her husband Paul Mayeda Berges, and directed by Berges. It was released in the U.K. in April 2006. It received lukewarm response both critically and commercially in the European soils but was generated enthusiasm in Middle Eastern and Asian market.

Provoked, and The Last Legion are her up-coming international projects.

Aishwarya Rai is media-shy regarding her personal life. Knowledge of this aspect of her life is based primarily on media reports, and are rarely confirmed by Ms. Rai.

Rai dated her Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam costar Salman Khan after they worked in that film together. A few years later they split, which created significant media attention.Vivek Oberoi has also been said to be her romantic interest in the past. Recently, she has got engaged to be married to Abhishek Bachchan, the rising star of Bollywood and this has created a lot of media hype.

She follows the Hindu religion, and has firm faith in the Hindu Gods. he visits Lord Ganesha's Siddhivinayak Mandir while in Mumbai. She lives with her parents in Mumbai.

Rai has already received two Filmfare Awards as Best Actress, one for Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (2000) and another for Devdas (2002)

She has till date received four nominations in the Best Actress category and one in the Best Supporting Actress category at the Filmfare Awards. Her other awards include three IIFA Awards, three Z-Gold Awards, four Star Screen Awards, an EU's Global Diversity Award, three Zee Cine Awards and a Rajiv Gandhi Award.

It is rumored that she is the highest-paid actress in India. Her height is 5 foot 7 inches and in an online poll conducted by Hello Magazine she was voted the most beautiful woman in the world. She performed in the song "Kajra Re" in the film Bunty Aur Babli and it was voted best song of 2005 and best choreographed song of 2005 in a poll by the Hindustan Times.  As part of a performance showcasing Indian culture she appeared at the Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, on behalf of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, to be held in New Delhi. It has been reported that for her three-minute dance performance Rai was paid three crore rupees which is about 600,000 U.S. dollars.  Aishwarya had a tulip species named after her on the year the IIFA awards was held in Amsterdam. She rejected the offer to play "Helen" in Troy, (later enacted by Diane Kruger). She even declined the role of "Lucy" (later given to Jessica Alba) in Bill because she was not confident about her abilities to play the character Lucy. She staunchly refuses to nudity or any explicit scenes in any movie.

Filmography

2007    Sarkar 2          

2007    Maharani Gayatri Devi

2007    Happy Birthday           

2007    Chaos                         

2007    Dhoom 3         

2007    The Rebel                    

2007    Singularity                    

2007    Guru

2006    Akbar-Jodha

2006    Dhoom 2         

2006    The Last Legion           

2006    Umrao Jaan     

2006    The Heart of India                   

2006    Provoked        

2005    Mistress of Spices       

2005    Bunty Aur Babli (Cameo)

2005    Shabd

2004    Bride & Prejudice        

2004    Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na    

2004    Raincoat          

2004    Khakee           

2003    Kuch Naa Kaho          

2003    Chokher Bali    Raima Sen       

2003    Dil Ka Rishta   

2002    Shakti: The Power (Cameo)

2002    23rd March 1931: Shaheed (Cameo)

2002    Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin         

2002    Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (Cameo)

2002    Devdas            

2001    Albela Govinda          

2000    Mohabbatein   

2000    Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke            

2000    Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai    

2000    Josh    

2000    Kandukondain Kandukondain  

2000    Mela               

2000    Sanam Tere Hain Hum             

1999    Taal     

1999    Ravoyi Chandamama    (Cameo)

1999    Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam       

1999    Aa Ab Laut Chalen      

1998    Jeans   

1997    Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya      Bobby

1997    Iruvar

 

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