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Aishwarya Rai

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    • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
    • Born November 1st, 1973
    • Born in Mangalore, Karnataka, India
    • Rai was born into a Tulu-speaking Bunt family in Mangalore, Karnataka. Her father, Krishnaraj, was a marine biologist, while her mother, Brindya, is a housewife. She has one elder brother, Aditya Rai, who is an engineer in the merchant navy. He co-produced one of her movies, Dil Ka Rishta (2003).
    • Indian film actress/model
    • Won the Miss World pageant in 1994
    • Often cited by the media as the "most beautiful woman in the world" " Gives Jenifer Lopez a run for her money"
    • Made her acting debut in Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Iruvar in 1997
    • She gained the attention of Bollywood through the film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1999, Her performance won her the Filmfare Best Actress Award.
    • In 2002 she appeared in Bhansali's Devdas, for which she won her second Filmfare Best Actress Award.
    • Rai has established herself as one of the leading actresses in Bollywood.
    • Rai attended the Arya Vidya Mandir High School.
    • Rai did her intermediate schooling at Jai Hind College for a year, and then joined DG Ruparel College in Matunga, securing 90 percent in the HSC exams.
    • She trained in classical dance and music for five years during her teens.
    • Her favourite subject was zoology, so she initially considered a career in medicine, Smart and Beautiful.
    • With plans to become an architect, she enrolled at Raheja College, but later gave up her education to pursue a career in modelling.
    • Rai did her first modelling assignment when she was in the ninth grade, for Camlin Pencils.
    • One of her professors at Jai Hind College took pictures of her which were published in a fashion magazine.
    • In 1991 Rai took part in the Ford Supermodel Contest and also appeared in Vogue Magazine.
    • She has been on the cover of Vogue three times.
    • Rai became popular after appearing in a Pepsi commercial with actor Aamir Khan. She modelled for Longines watches, Coca-Cola, Lakmé Cosmetics, Casio pager, Philips, Palmolive, Lux, and Fuji films. She continued to model while pursuing her studies in architecture. She was named the official brand ambassador for De Beers diamonds in India.
    • In the 1994 Miss India contest, she won second place, behind Sushmita Sen, and was crowned Miss India World.
    • She went on to win the Miss World title the same year, where she also won the Miss Photogenic award.
    • After winning the pageant, she gave up her studies and spent one year reigning as Miss World in London.
    • Rai continued to pursue a career as a model until she became an actress.
    • Her acting career is extensive with over 40 fils in various different languages.
    • Height:5' 7" (1.70 m)
    • She has blue-green eyes.
    • Nickname:Gullu
    • Star Sign:Scorpio