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Aishwarya Rai

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Aishwarya Rai

Indian film actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1973.

Countries: India (51%), United States (17%), (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Abhishek Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor

Linked to: The Times of India, Forbes, Government of India, Longines

 

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Aishwarya Rai was born in 1973 add something


1981

Sense and Sensibility - The book has been adapted for film and television a number of times, including a 1981 serial for TV directed by Rodney Bennett; a 1995 movie adapted by Emma Thompson and directed by Ang_Lee; a version in Tamil called "Kandukondain Kandukondain", released in 2000, starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan; and a 2008 TV series on BBC adapted by Andrew Davies and directed by John Alexander


1991

In 1991, Rai participated in and won a supermodel contest and was eventually featured in the American edition of "Vogue" add something


1993

In 1993, Rai gained public recognition for her appearance in a Pepsi commercial with actor Aamir Khan add something


1994

Rai eventually won the Miss World Pageant of 1994; held at Sun City, South Africa add something

 

She worked as a model before starting her acting career, and ultimately won the Miss India and Miss World pageant titles in 1994 add something


1997

Following a successful modeling career, Rai made her acting debut in 1997 with Mani Ratnam's Tamil film "Iruvar", a semi-biographical political drama, featuring Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Tabu and Revathi add something

 

Rai is married to actor Abhishek Bachchan, they met in 1997 add something


1998

Rai next appeared in the 1998 big-budget Tamil romantic drama "Jeans", directed by S. Shankar and co-starring Prashanth and Nassar add something

 

"Jeans" was later submitted as India's official entry to the Academy awards for 1998 add something


1999

Her first role in 1999 was in the melodrama "Aa Ab Laut Chalen" add something

 

In 1999 Rai participated in a world tour called the "Magnificent Five", along with Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Akshaye Khanna, and Twinkle Khanna add something

 

In 1999, Rai began dating Bollywood actor Salman_Khan; their relationship was often reported in the media until the couple separated in 2001 add something

 

Akshaye Khanna - He next starred in the 1999 release of Subhash Ghai's "Taal" opposite Aishwarya Rai


2000

In 2000, Rai starred in "Kandukondain Kandukondain", a Tamil language adaptation of Jane Austen's novel "Sense and Sensibility" add something

 

Shreya Ghoshal - In 2000, Bhansali offered her the opportunity to be the voice of "Paro", the lead female character of the film "Devdas", that was portrayed by Aishwarya Rai


2001

Her first world tour, a series of concerts called "Craze 2001", was performed across the U.S. alongside Anil Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Priety Zinta and Gracy Singh add something

 

In 2001 Forbes named Rai among the top five Indian movie stars add something

 

Rai has taken part in several stage shows and world tours since 2001 add something

 

The show faced early cancellation due to the 11 September 2001 attacks, and the team prepared to return to India as soon as possible add something

 

Preity Zinta - Her first world tour, a series of concerts called "Craze 2001", was performed across the U.S. alongside Anil Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Gracy Singh


2002

In 2002, she participated in the show "From India With Love" in the UK, along with Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Priety Zinta add something

 

Kirron Kher - In 2002, Kirron appeared in "Devdas" , alongside Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai, and was nominated for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress *award

 

Preity Zinta - In 2002, she participated in the show "From India With Love" in the UK, along with Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai. It took place at two outdoor venues, Manchester's Old Trafford and London's Hyde Park, with over 100,000 spectators


2003

In 2003 she became a global brand ambassador of L'Oréal, alongside Andie MacDowell, Eva Longoria, and Penélope Cruz add something

 

In 2003 she became the first Indian actress to be a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival add something

 

In 2003, Rai featured in two romantic dramas of Bollywood, her brother's production debut "Dil Ka Rishta", alongside Arjun Rampal, and Rohan Sippy's "Kuch Na Kaho", alongside Abhishek Bachchan add something

 

Ameesha Patel - Patel was cast as a replacement for Aishwarya Rai under the recommendation of Aamir Khan who was impressed by her IQ level when he saw her on "BBC" under the segment of "Question Time India" in 2003


2004

In 2004 she was chosen by "TIME" magazine as one of the world's most influential people, and appeared on the cover of its 2003 Asia edition add something

 

In late 2004, Rai garnered international recognition for her starring role opposite Martin Henderson in Gurinder Chadha's British film "Bride and Prejudice", a Bollywood-style adaptation of Jane Austen's novel "Pride and Prejudice" add something

 

In October 2004 a wax figure of Rai was put on display in London's Madame Tussaud's wax museum add something

 

In November 2004, Aishwara Rai created the Aishwarya Rai Foundation to help needy people in India add something

 

Akshay Kumar - In 2004 he starred in Rajkumar Santoshi's Khakee alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn and Aishwarya Rai


2005

Also in 2005, Mattel released a limited edition of Barbie dolls of Aishwarya Rai in the United Kingdom add something

 

In 2005 Harpers and Queen's list of "Most Beautiful Women in The World" ranked her ninth add something

 

In 2005 she became a brand ambassador for Pulse Polio, a campaign established by the Government of India in 1994 to eradicate polio in India add something

 

In 2005 she was the subject of a "60 Minutes" profile on , which said that "at least according to thousands of Web sites, Internet polls and even Julia Roberts", she was "the world's most beautiful woman" add something

 

Rai next co-starred alongside Sanjay Dutt and Zayed Khan in the 2005 adult drama "Shabd", which tells the story of an author who convinces his wife to pursue an illicit relationship with a younger man in research for his next book add something

 

Rai's only successful venture of 2005 was a special appearance in Shaad Ali's comedy "Bunty Aur Babli", in which she featured in the publicly popular item number "Kajra Re" add something

 

She co-starred with her husband, Abhishek Bachchan, and her father-in-law, Amitabh Bachchan, in Ram Gopal Verma's political drama "Sarkar Raj", a sequel to the 2005-hit "Sarkar" add something

 

Martin Henderson - In 2005, he starred opposite Indian actress Aishwarya Rai in the romantic film "Bride & Prejudice", and in the *award-winning "Little Fish" starring Cate Blanchett


2006

Rai had two film releases in 2006, J P Dutta's "Umrao Jaan" and Yash Raj Films' "Dhoom 2" add something

 

The UK magazine "Eastern Eye" ranked her third in the list of "Asia's Sexiest Women" in 2006, and she was ranked eighth in 2009 add something

 

Though critically unsuccessful, the film was Rai's first major commercial success since "Devdas"; the film was declared a blockbuster, and became the highest grossing Indian film of 2006 with gross revenues of over add something

 

In May 2006 Aishwarya was featured in "People Magazine" as one of the "World's Most Beautiful People" add something

 

Abhishek Bachchan - Bachchan starred opposite Aishwarya Rai in the period romance "Umrao Jaan", a remake of the 1981 film of the same name starring Rekha and Farooq Sheikh in the lead roles

 

Saif Ali Khan - In 2006, Khan appeared along with various other Bollywood actors at the Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne , as part of a performance showcasing Indian culture along with Rani Mukerji, and Aishwarya Rai on behalf of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, held in Delhi


2007

In 2007 the same figure was displayed at Madame Tussaud's Museum in Times Square in New York add something

 

In 2007, Rai featured as the wife of Abhishek Bachchan's character in Mani Ratnam's social drama "Guru" add something

 

Rai has been in a notable relationship with Salman Khan, following which she married Abhishek Bachchan in 2007 add something

 

She won Most Glamorous Star of the Year which is shared with Hrithik Roshan for Dhoom 2 in 2007 She won the Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema at awards of the International Indian Film Academy in 2009, add something

 

The couple married on 2007 according to traditional Hindu rites of the Bunt community, to which she belongs add something

 

Their engagement was announced on 2007 and later confirmed by his father, Amitabh Bachchan add something

 

John Cleese - Also in 2007, he started filming the sequel to "The Pink Panther", titled "The Pink Panther 2", with Steve Martin and Aishwarya Rai

 

R. Madhavan - Madhavan appeared in his fifth film under Mani Ratnam's Hindi production, "Guru" in 2007 featuring in the biopic with Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Vidya Balan


2008

Along with other members of the Bachchan family, she laid the foundation of a special school for underprivileged girls in Daulatpur village in Uttar Pradesh in 2008 add something

 

In the summer of 2008,Rai, her husband Abhishek Bachchan, her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan, and actors Preity Zinta, Ritesh Deshmukh, and Madhuri Dixit starred in the "Unforgettable World Tour" stage production add something

 

Abhishek Bachchan - Bachchan's first release of 2008 was Ram Gopal Varma's "Sarkar Raj", which featured him and his father reprising their roles from "Sarkar" while his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan entered the cast as a new addition

 

Hrithik Roshan - In 2008, Roshan featured in Ashutosh Gowariker's "Jodhaa Akbar" opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

 

Rajiv Menon - Menon later narrated a script to Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan for a project titled "Dhun" during late 2008, and the pair agreed to work on the film

 

Linda Evangelista - In May 2008, she made an appearance at the Cannes film festival where she posed for photographers on the red carpet along with fellow beauty Aishwarya Rai


 

In 2009 Rai was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest Indian civilian award, for her contributions to Indian cinema add something

 

In 2009 Rai was appointed as the first Goodwill Ambassador of Smile Train, an international charity that provides free Cleft lip and palate surgery to children in need add something

 

In 2009 a poll conducted by the newspaper "Daily News and Analysis", she was voted as one of India's most popular icons add something

 

In 2009 she made appearances on Martha Stewart's show "Martha" and on the "The Tyra Banks Show" add something

 

In 2009 she was honoured with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award given by the Government of India add something

 

Rai's next role was in the 2009 Harald Zwart-directed spy comedy "The Pink Panther 2" add something

 

Rai with her husband Abhishek Bachchan appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on 28 September 2009 add something

 

Helen Jairag Richardson - " Helen was selected for the Padma Shri *awards of 2009 along with Aishwarya Rai and Akshay Kumar


2010

In 2010, Rai was cast by Mani Ratnam in his bilingual modern-day adaptation of the Indian epic "Ramayana" add something

 

Rai's final film of 2010 was the drama "Guzaarish", which marked her third collaboration with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actor Hrithik Roshan add something

 

They have been described as a supercouple in the Indian media She ranked 2nd in "The Times of India"'s 50 most desirable women of 2010, and ranked 9th for 2011 add something

 

In December 2010 she was declared the "Actress of the Decade" at the BIG Star Entertainment awards add something

 

Prithviraj Sukumaran - His last release in Tamil was Mani Ratnam's "Raavanan" in 2010, co-starring Vikram and Aishwarya Rai

 

Govinda (actor) - In 2010, Govinda was seen in Mani Ratnam's bilingual project, "Raavan", along with Vikram, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai


2011

In 2011, Rai was cast as the protagonist of Madhur Bhandarkar's social drama "Heroine"; however, due to her pregnancy, Rai was replaced by actor Kareena Kapoor, the original choice for the role add something

 

In 2011, she has received a lot of negative publicity for failing to lose her post-pregnancy weight as is apparently "required" of a public figure add something

 

In March 2011 Rai was honoured by Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa at World Kannada Meet for her contributions to the arts add something

 

Rai gave birth to a baby girl on 16 November 2011 add something


2012

In 2012, she finally accepted the second-highest Order Of France, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres add something

 

Rai has been appointed as goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS in 2012 add something

 

The baby girl was finally named as Aaradhya Bachchan in March 2012 add something

 

In September 2012, Rai had joined United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and renowned Hollywood actor Michael Douglas at a ceremony to commemorate the International Day of Peace in New York add something


2013

Abhishek Bachchan - Abhishek Bachchan became the brand ambassador for TTK Prestige, part of the TTK Group in October 2013 along with his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan


2014

In a poll conducted by HollywoodBuzz, to find "Top 30 World's Most Beautiful Women of 2014", Aishwarya Rai made it to the fourth position winning over 4 million polls worldwide add something

 

As of February 2014, she was attached to reunite with director Mani Ratnam on a project add something

 

Akkineni Nagarjuna - In 2014, Nagarjuna, would be appearing in the family drama, Manam, and a film speculated to be directed by Mani Ratnam, that revolves around a female protagonist Aishwarya Rai, along with Mahesh Babu


2015

After a five year absence from the screen, Rai will star as the protagonist of "Jazbaa", an action thriller from director Sanjay Gupta, which is scheduled to begin filming in January 2015 add something

 

As of August 2015, Rai has completed work on Sanjay Gupta's action-thriller "Jazbaa", co-starring Shabana Azmi and Irrfan Khan, which will mark her comeback after a five-year absence from the screen add something

 

In October 2015, Rai appeared in Sanjay Gupta's action-thriller "Jazbaa", co-starring Shabana Azmi and Irrfan Khan, which marked her comeback after a five-year absence from the screen add something

 

Irrfan Khan - He appeared in "Jazbaa" in October 2015 alongside Aishwarya Rai which was very well received by the critiques


2016

As of February 2016, Rai has two upcoming projects add something

 

As of May 2016, Rai is filming for Karan Johar's romantic drama "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" alongside Ranbir Kapoor, Fawad Khan and Anushka Sharma add something

 

In October 2016, Rai appeared in Karan Johar's romantic drama "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma add something

 

Ranbir Kapoor - As of September 2016, Kapoor has completed work on Karan Johar's romantic drama "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" co-starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma, where he will essay the role of a musician


2018

As of January 2018, Rai has filmed the part of a singer in the musical comedy "Fanne Khan", co-starring Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao add something

 

As of August 2018, Rai has committed to star with her husband, Abhishek Bachchan, in the romance "Gulab Jamun" add something

 

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra - Fanne Khan is starring Aishwarya Rai Anil_Kapoor Rajkummar Rao and is set to release in 2018