23 February 2008

Aishwarya Rai

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (born November 1, 1973) is an internationally renowned Indian actress. Rai was born in Mangalore, as the daughter of Krishnaraj Rai, a marine biologist, and Vrinda Rai, a writer. After she was born, her parents moved to Mumbai where she attended the Arya Vidya Mandir high school in Santa Cruz. Rai then entered Jai Hind College at Churchgate for one year, and then moved to Ruparel College in Matunga to finish her "HSC" studies. She did well in school and planned to become an architect.

She can communicate in several languages, including Tulu, English, Hindi, Marathi and Tamil among others. While pursuing her studies in architecture, Rai began modeling on the side. She gained fame after winning the Miss World contest in 1994.
Often touted as the most beautiful woman in the world, Rai made her movie debut in Mani Ratnam's Tamil film, Iruvar (1997). She had her first commercial success in the Tamil movie Jeans (1998), and came to the attention of Bollywood in the Hindi movie, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Her performance in the film won her the Filmfare Best Actress Award, and she successfully performed in Bhansali's next project, Devdas (2002), for which she won her second Best Actress Award at the Filmfare. Since then, she has acted in over forty movies in Hindi, Tamil, Bengali and English, including the international productions, Bride & Prejudice (2003), Mistress of Spices (2006) and The Last Legion (2007) in English.

Rai has previously dated model Rajeev Mulchandani and Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi. She is now married to Indian actor Abhishek Bachchan. The wedding took place on April 20, 2007.

Recent Filmography
2007 saw the release of Mani Ratnam's Guru which premiered in Toronto. The film, based on the life of Indian businessman Dhirubhai Ambani, was critically acclaimed and did well at the box office. Her most recent film, Provoked, based on the book "Circle of Light" where she portrays a real life character, was released on April 6, 2007 in India and the UK. At the end of April 2007, her first American film, The Last Legion released in Russia and the Netherlands and later opened in North American theaters in August 2007 disappointingly.

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bluedreamer27 said...

gheeeh at first look she seems to be angelina jolie
but if you lopk loser there something different from her
maybe she's the equivalent of angelina in ballywood

bluecrystaldude said...

haha.. I just noticed it too bluedreamer! She seems like a bollywood version of angelina jolie. As matter of facts, she certainly does (She's very, very famous you know)

I want to watch her latest movie. The most expensive movie Bollywood ever made. Must be something :D


WoW said...

I guess you're absolutely right if you look at her certain angles.

haha maybe hollywood could think of filming them both in a movie. (twin separated when they were born & later become enemy to each other before they realize they are twin)

bluedreamer27 said...

gheeh that movie will be really really cool for sure haha
hello wow gheeeh have a great day

Grumpus said...

She actually evokes Bette Davis to me, although Bette wasn't as glamorous. There's something about the facial set and eyes. Beautiful!

WoW said...

sure it will lol.

wow Bette Davis!! two times time Academy Award-winning American actress. Nice to hear from you.

Josh said...

Nice pictures, good collection.

Larry said...

I have always felt that Indian woman is a classic beauty... LOL

Shanker Bakshi said...

Yes lArry , You are right, I am from india and i can confirm your this statement, Aish is really beautiful and bollywood proud on her that she is taking thing to international level.

See Best Photos of all of them said...

Yes I feels asian womans are very beautiful for example Aishwarya Rai, Katrina Kaif, Amrita Rao (Indian) Reon Kadena and Maria Orizwa (Japaneese).

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