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Aishwarya Rai was born in Mangalore in the state of Karnataka, India to Krishnaraj and Vrinda Rai. She is not a Bengali as many speculate, her mother tongue is Tulu and she is from the Bunt community. A practicing Hindu, Aishwarya Rai has described herself as having "immense faith in God and my friends". When at home she attends the Siddhivinayak Mandir, devoted to Ganesha. In the words of Amitabh Bachchan - her father-in-law, and a great actor and personality, Aishwarya is very domestic.
The recently wedded actress appeared at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, as part of a performance showcasing Indian culture, on behalf of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, to be held in New Delhi. For her one-and-a-half-minute dance performance, Rai was reportedly paid three crore rupees, the equivalent of about US$ 600,000!
In October 2004, a wax figure of Rai became on display in London's Madame Tussaud's wax museum. The same month, her first foreign film released: "Bride and Prejudice". It was a Hollywood-funded but Bollywood-influenced version of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, which did well in the UK and Indian markets. Her overseas venture Mistress of Spices gained her a lot of critical acclaim. Her 3 minute dance performance in the film Bunty Aur Babli, 'Kajrare', was praised very much and it also won many awards.
Her confidence belies her status in the industry. But it is her keen sense of direction and her intrinsic intelligence which makes her so poised and confident. She lives in Mumbai as most of the stars do! 402, Ram Laxmi Niwas, 16th Road, Near Khar Gymkhana, Khar. Now that she's married you might might not find her there.
Aishwarya Rai won Miss World 1994, Most Photogenic Face, Miss India 1994, Screen Weekly 1997 Most promising newcomer.
She has a Brother " Aditya who is three years elder then her, Her father was a Merchant Navy Officer and her mom is a housewife.
Aishwarya spent her school days at Arya Vidhya Mandir, Santacruz, Bombay and her college days at The DG Ruparel College, Bombay.
Her First Modelling Assignment was when she was in 9th grade, for Camelin Industries. Later She did Assigments for Pamolive, Casio Pager, Pepsi, Philips, Sheetal Diva, Prudent and many more...
Aishwarya Rai is one of the most beautiful Actress ever in the bollywood industry. We can say that Aishwarya Rai is a rare combination of Beauty and Brain.
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This former Miss World with the captivating blue-green eyes has captured the hearts and imagination of millions of male admirers all over the world! Aishwarya Rai is one of the most recognizable names and faces in her native land. Her incredible beauty and grace have taken her to the top as a model, actress and general superstar in India.
During a trip to an orphanage, a child remarked that the warmth of her kindness was more radiant than her beauty.
Ash comes from a traditional southern Indian family with traditional values; despite her access to a very glamorous lifestyle, she's happiest spending time with her family and close friends. She abhors gossip and hypocrisy, and considers her willingness to take people at face value as her ultimate weakness.
Aishwarya considers her sense of self-assurance to be one of her strong points. She admires strength of character in others, and is turned on by "razor sharp intelligence and witty repartee."
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A bright woman, she considered a career in medicine and opted instead for architecture, until modeling and winning beauty pageants got in the way of her studies. She speaks a number of languages, including English, Hindi, Kannada, and a bit of Tamil.
She possesses a naturalness in front of the camera, and has successfully managed to move from modeling to acting. Ash is also a terrific dancer, which is a major asset for anyone hoping to make it in the world of Bollywood musicals.
This stunning specimen is a prime example of unadorned, 100% natural beauty. She relies on little or no makeup, and hasn't dyed her hair a lighter shade to feel more attractive. Aishwarya possesses breathtakingly delicate features and is known for her spectacular blue-green eyes (that sometimes take on a blue-gray shade). Her long, raven hair and inviting, warm smile make her all the more irresistible. It's no mystery to us why she is a former Miss World
Aishwarya the naughty girl!
"Sexy in India is not considered positive. But, with today's crop of fresh faces in the modeling arena, being sexy is an asset." - Aishwarya Rai