Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Full Osm Biography

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (born 1 November 1973) is an Indian actress and the winner of the Miss World 1994 pageant. Through her successful acting career, she has established herself as one of the most popular and influential celebrities in India. Rai has received numerous accolades, including two Filmfare Awards, and was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2009 and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France in 2012. She has often been cited in the media as “the most beautiful woman in the world”.While in college, Rai did a few modelling jobs. Following appearances in several television commercials, she entered the Miss India pageant, in which she placed second. She was then crowned Miss World 1994, after which she began receiving offers to act in film. She made her acting debut in Mani Ratnam‘s 1997 Tamil film Iruvar and had her first Hindi film release in Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya that same year. Her first commercial success was the Tamil romantic. drama Jeans (1998), which was the most expensive film to be made in Indian cinema at the time. Rai married actor Abhishek Bachchan in 2007; the couple have one daughter. Her off-screen roles include duties as a brand ambassador for several charity organisations and campaigns. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS). In 2003, she was the first Indian actress to be a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival.

Rai Bachchan at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
Born Aishwarya Rai

1 November 1973 (age 47)

MangaloreKarnataka, India

Alma mater University of Mumbai
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1991–present
Works Full list
Title Miss World 1994
Spouse(s) Abhishek Bachchan

 

(m. 2007)​

Children 1
Family See Bachchan family
Awards Full list
Honours
 

Acting career

Early work and rise to prominence (1997–2001)

Rai made her acting debut in 1997 with Mani Ratnam‘s Tamil film Iruvar, a semi-biographical political drama, featuring MohanlalPrakash RajTabu and Revathi. The film was a critical success and among other awards, won the Best Film award at the Belgrade International Film Festival. Rai featured as Pushpavalli and Kalpana – dual roles; the latter was a fictionalised portrayal of politician and former actress Jayalalithaa.

Devdas and international recognition (2002–2007)

After featuring in David Dhawan‘s slapstick comedy film Hum Kisise Kum Nahin, Rai appeared alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s love-saga Devdas, an adaptation of Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay‘s novel of the same name. She played the role of Paro (Parvati), the love interest of the protagonist (played by Khan). The film was screened at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and was featured by Time in their listing of the “10 best films of the millennium”. The film emerged as a major international success with revenues of over ₹840 million (US$12 million).Alan Morrison, writing for Empire, praised the performances of the three leads and wrote, “Aishwarya Rai proves she has the acting talent to back up her flawless looks”.

Jodhaa Akbar and other roles (2008–2010)

After a series of films that under-performed either critically or commercially, Rai garnered both critical and box-office success with Ashutosh Gowariker‘s period romance Jodhaa Akbar (2008). The film narrates a partly fictionalised account of a marriage of convenience between the Mughal emperor Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar (played by Hrithik Roshan) and the Rajput princess Jodha Bai (played by Rai).

Work after sabbatical (2015–present)

After a five-year sabbatical from film acting, Rai made a comeback with Sanjay Gupta‘s drama-thriller Jazbaa, co-starring Shabana Azmi and Irrfan Khan. A remake of the Korean thriller Seven Days (2007), the film saw Rai play the role of Anuradha Verma, a criminal lawyer who is forced to defend a rapist in exchange for her daughter’s safety.

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