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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Family, Biography

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Age: 50 Years
Marriage Date: 20 April 2007
Height: 5' 7"

Aishwarya Rai

Bio/Wiki
Full nameAishwarya Rai Bachchan (after marriage) [1]Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Instagram Account
NicknameGullu [2]Zee News
Profession(s)Actress, Model
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 7”
Eye ColourHazel Green Blue
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutTamil Film: Iruvar (1997) as Pushpavalli and Kalpana
Aishwarya Rai Tamil debut film Iruvar
Hindi Film: Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (1997) as Ashi
Aishwarya Rai Bollywood debut film Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya
Awards, Honours, Achievements • 1994: First runner-up at Femina Miss India
• 1998: Best Female Debut for Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya
• 2000: Smita Patil Memorial Award for Best Actress
• 2000: Best Actress, Best Actress in a Sensational Role for Taal
• 2000: Best Actress (Critics) for Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
• 2002: No.1 on the list of the "100 Most Beautiful Indian Women in the Past Century" by The Times of India
• 2002: Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence in field of Entertainment
• 2003: Best Actress for Devdas at V. Shantaram Awards
• 2004: GR8! Women Award for Contribution to Cinema (Special Laurel)
• 2005: Global Indian Media Personality
• 2007: Femina "Most Powerful Indian Woman"
• 2007: Most Glamorous Star of the Year
• 2007: Actor of the Year – Female for Dhoom 2
• 2008: Country's "Most Powerful Women" by Verve
• 2009: Best Actress for Jodhaa Akbar at V. Shantaram Awards
• 2009: Star of the Decade – Female for Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam & Devdas
• 2009: Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema
• 2009: Padma Shri (2009)
The 12th president of India, Pratibha Patil presenting the Padma Shri to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in 2009
• 2009: Verve "Most Influential Indian Women"
• 2009: Declared as "The Most Powerful Female Actor in India"
• 2009: Best Actress (Popular Choice) for Jodhaa Akbar
• 2009: Filmfare's "Most Beautiful People"
• 2010: The India Today Women Award for Global Achievement
• 2010: GR8! Women Award for Social services and International Recognition
• 2010: Teacher's Achievement Award at Teacher's people achievers award
• 2010: Best Actress (Hindi) for the film Raavan
• 2010: Film Actor of Decade – Female for the film Guzaarish
• 2011: Femina "India's Most Beautiful Woman"
• 2011: Haji Kaleemullah, a Padma Shri horticulturist, named a new variety of guava after her.
• 2011: Best Actress in a Drama for Guzaarish
• 2011: FICCI Frames Excellence Awards
• 2011: FICCI Frames Award of a Decade of Global Achievement
• 2011: The Pazhassi Raja Purashkaram ‘Abhinaya Kaala Ratna’ by the Pazhassi Raja Charitable Trust
• 2011: Honored by Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa at the World Kannada Meet (Vishwa Kannada Sammelana) for her contributions to the arts
• 2012: Ranked #2 among top "5 Indian Women Who Became Role Models Of Empowerment" alongside Mother Teresa, Kalpana Chawla, Indra Nooyi, and Indira Gandhi
• 2012: The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (the second-highest order of France)
• 2013: Filmfare Special Centenary Award for Best Actress
• 2013: Giant Award – Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema
• 2013: "Most Popular Actress"(Rank #1) in Filmfare 100 years of cinema issue
• 2013: Ranked #2 in "Top 5 Global Icon" in Filmfare 100 years of cinema issue where Rai is the only female in the list
• 2014: Icon of India at Asiavision Awards
• 2014: The Times of India's Forever Desirable woman
• 2015: Included in Hello! Magazine's "India's Most Beautiful" list
• 2015: Power–Packed Performance of the Year for Jazbaa
• 2016: Outstanding Celebrity Woman of the Year at Outlook Business Outstanding Women Awards
• 2016: Global Indian of the Year Award at NRI of The Year Awards
• 2016: Gauravvanta Gujarati Award
• 2017: Femina "Most Beautiful Indian Woman"
• 2017: Most Entertaining Actor in a Drama Film – Female for the film Sarbjit
• 2017: Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film – Female for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
• 2017: Westpac IFFM Excellence in Global Cinema
• 2018: Honoured with First Ladies Award by President of India
• 2018: "Woman of Substance" title by Bunt Community
• 2018: Femina "India's Most Beautiful Woman 2018"
• 2023: Best Female Actor in a Negative Role for Ponniyin Selvan: I

Note: She has many more awards and accolades to her name.
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 November 1973 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023)50 Years
BirthplaceMangalore, Karnataka, India
Zodiac signScorpio
AutographAishwarya Rai signature
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolArya Vidya Mandir, Mumbai
College/University• Jai Hind College, Mumbai
• D. G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai
Educational QualificationShe is a college dropout. [3]Rediff
CommunityTuluva Bunt [4]DNA
ReligionHinduism
Food HabitNon-vegetarian [5]The Indian Express
AddressJalsa, B/2, Kapol Housing Society, VL Mehta Road, Juhu, Mumbai
Aishwarya Rai house Jalsa in Mumbai
HobbiesKnitting, Collecting Watches, Reading Books
ControversiesSued Star and Style magazine
In 1996, she sued Star and Style magazine for 20 million (2 crore INR) for alleging that actress Raveena Tandon caught her and Akshay Kumar in a compromising position at a 5-star hotel's poolside. [6]First Post

Shakti Kapoor said Aishwarya traded sexual favours
After a casting couch sting operation involving Shakti Kapoor in 2005, he claimed that Aishwarya Rai had exchanged sexual favors for roles in Subhash Ghai's films. Later, he apologized for his statement, attributing it to his anger.

Panama Papers Case
In December 2021, she was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate regarding the Panama Papers, accused of holding wealth overseas. She appeared before the Enforcement Directorate as she served as a director of a company in the British Virgin Islands from 2005 to 2008. [7]NDTV [8]The Hindu
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Boyfriends• Rajeev Mulchandani (model)
Aishwarya Rai with Ex-boyfriend Rajeev Mulchandani
Salman Khan (actor) (1999-2001)
Aishwarya Rai with Salman Khan
Vivek Oberoi (actor)
Aishwarya Rai with Ex-boyfriend Vivek Oberoi
• Abhishek Bachchan (actor)
Aishwarya Rai with Abhishek Bachchan
Marriage Date20 April 2007
Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan on their wedding day
Family
Husband/SpouseAbhishek Bachchan (actor)
Aishwarya Rai with her husband Abhishek Bachchan
ChildrenDaughter- Aaradhya (born in 2011)
Aishwarya Rai with her daughter
ParentsFather- Krishnaraj Rai (Army biologist; died on 18 March 2017)
Mother- Vrinda Rai (homemaker)
Aishwarya Rai with her parents
SiblingsBrother- Aditya Rai (Engineer in merchant navy)
Aishwarya Rai with her brother
Other RelativesFather-in-law- Amitabh Bachchan (actor)
Mother-in-law- Jaya Bachchan (actress)
Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan
Sister-in-law- Shweta Bachchan Nanda
Shweta Bachchan Nanda
Favourites
FoodChicken Curry, Chocolates
Actor(s)Amitabh Bachchan, Raj Kapoor
ActressNargis
FilmCasablanca (1942)
Film DirectorsMani Ratnam, Sanjay Leela Bhansali
BookThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
ColoursBlack, Blue, White
PerfumeHappy by Clinique
Fashion DesignerGiorgio Armani
Travel Destination(s)France, Dubai, South Africa
Style Quotient
Car CollectionRolls Royce Ghost, Audi A8L, Mercedes-Benz S500, Mercedes Benz S350d Coupe, Lexus LX 570
Aishwarya Rai Audi A8
Expensive Things/Valuables• She has a collection of luxury watches including Dolce Vita collection (priced at Rs 9 lakhs)
• Her famous Dior sling bag, which is worth Rs. 2.2 lakhs.
• Her solitare ring costing Rs. 50 lakhs.
Assets/PropertiesVilla in Sanctuary Falls in Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai
Aishwarya Rai Villa in Dubai
Money Factor
Salary/Income (approx.)Rs. 10-12 crores/film (as of November 2023) [9]The Financial Express

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's other sources of income includes:

Brand Endorsements

A major part of Aishwarya's income comes from endorsing a range of national and international brands, including Longines, Lakmé, L’Oréal, LUX, and Kalyan Jewellers. Sources suggest that she charges between Rs. 6 crore to Rs. 7 crore per day for her brand commitments.

Investments in Businesses

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made strategic investments in the business sector in 2021. She invested Rs. 5 crore in 'Possible,' a nutrition-based healthcare startup, and pledged Rs. 1 crore with her mother Vrinda Rai to 'Ambee,' an environment-focused startup in Bengaluru focusing on air quality assessment.
Net Worth (approx.)In November 2023, her net worth was calculated approximately at Rs. 776 crores. [10]The Financial Express

Aishwarya Rai

Some Lesser Known Facts About Aishwarya Rai

  • Aishwarya Rai did her first commercial advertisement for Camlin pencils when she was in the 9th standard.

    Aishwarya Rai in the Camlin pencil advertisement

    Aishwarya Rai in the Camlin pencil advertisement

  • Reportedly, during her school days, she was a bright student and consistently used to score above 90%.
  • Once, Aishwarya Rai shared in a media conversation that if she was not an actress, she would have pursued a career in either architecture or medicine because she has always been interested in Zoology.
  • While she was in 12th grade, her English professor, who was also a photojournalist, suggested her to do a photo shoot for a fashion magazine. Aishwarya Rai initially declined modelling offers to focus on her studies; however, the glamour industry attracted her after her 12th exams, leading her to try modelling for fun.
  • At eighteen, she won an international supermodel contest by Ford Motor Company and was thereafter featured in American Vogue.  After winning the contest, she started her modelling career by signing various assignments and taking up TV commercials.
  • During her teenage years, Aishwarya Rai underwent five years of classical dance and music training. She had a keen interest in traditional dance forms like Bharatanatyam.

    A teenage Aishwarya Rai while performing Bharatanatyam

    A teenage Aishwarya Rai while performing Bharatanatyam

  • In 1991, she won an international supermodel contest and was featured in the American edition of Vogue magazine.

    Aishwarya Rai in 1991 on the cover of Vogue magazine

    Aishwarya Rai in 1991 on the cover of Vogue magazine

  • Initially, she also tried her luck in voice-dubbing for a TV serial but was rejected.
  • In 1993, Aishwarya Rai came into the limelight with her Pepsi commercial alongside Aamir Khan and Mahima Chaudhry.

    Aishwarya Rai in a still from a Pepsi commercial

  • Before joining beauty pageants, Rai had four film offers but chose to join Miss India instead and took a break from the film industry. She once mentioned in a media talk that if she had not participated in Miss India, ‘Raja Hindustani’ would have been her debut film.
  •  In 1994, she was one of the top contenders in the Femina Miss India beauty pageant, where she lost to Sushmita Sen and emerged as the first runner-up.

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as first runner-up during the Miss India pageant (1994)

    Aishwarya Rai as first runner-up during the Miss India pageant (1994)

  • At Miss India 1994, Aishwarya received five additional titles including “Miss Catwalk,” “Miss Miraculous,” “Miss Photogenic,” “Miss Perfect Ten,” and “Miss Popular.”
  • She then competed in the Miss World competition in South Africa, where she received a big surprise from all the contestants and the jury of the contest on her birthday; all of them wished Aishwarya a Happy Birthday by singing in their respective languages.
  • On 19 November 1994, Aishwarya was crowned Miss World.

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after winning the Miss World title in 1994

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after winning the Miss World title in 1994

  • After Rai won Miss World, she said she dreamt of world peace and wanted to be a peace ambassador during her one-year reign in London. She kept modelling until she became an actress.
  • Julia Roberts once remarked, “Aishwarya Rai is the most beautiful woman in the world.”
  • Reportedly, she is the only actress to have been featured in advertisements for both Pepsi and Coca-Cola.
  • Aishwarya Rai’s role in the 1999 film “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” marked a significant milestone in her career. The film, based on Maitreyi Devi’s Bengali novel “Na Hanyate,” was a commercial success. FYEAHMOVIES — smudgedhenna: AISHWARYA RAI Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam...
  • She became the Longines Ambassador of Elegance in 1999.
  • Her relationship with Salman Khan was controversial, and after her break-up with him, she claimed that she faced abuse (verbal, physical and emotional) from Salman Khan.
  • In 1999, Aishwarya Rai starred in the film “Taal,” directed by Subhash Ghai, portraying the character of Mansi, an aspiring singer. Shriya — Aishwarya Rai as Mansi Shankar in Taal (1999)
  • In 2000, Aishwarya Rai worked in the Tamil film “Kandukondain Kandukondain,” an adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel “Sense and Sensibility.”
  • In the 2000 Hindi film “Josh,” Aishwarya Rai acted alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Chandrachur Singh. Aishwarya Rai Josh | Aishwarya rai young, Bollywood actress hot photos, Aishwarya rai
  • Following that, Aishwarya Rai portrayed a rape victim in Satish Kaushik’s social drama “Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai,” featuring Anil Kapoor and Sonali Bendre.
  • Aishwarya Rai starred in Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s “Devdas” in 2002, alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit. She portrayed Paro in the film. After that, the film was showcased at the Cannes Film Festival and was recognized as one of the “10 Best Films of the Millennium” by Time Magazine.                                                                                                                                                             Aishwarya Rai in Devdas gif | Aishwarya rai, Indian beauty, Beautiful indian actress
  • During the making of the song Dola Re Dola from the film Devdas (2002), Aishwarya Rai suffered from ear bleeding due to heavy earrings.

    Aishwarya Rai in a still from the song Dola Re Dola in the film Devdas

    Aishwarya Rai in a still from the song Dola Re Dola in the film Devdas

  • After the success of the film Devdas (2002), Mattel, a toy company, released a limited edition of Aishwarya Rai Barbie dolls in the United Kingdom.

    Aishwarya Rai's barbie doll

    Aishwarya Rai’s Barbie doll

  • In 2003, she worked in the film ‘Dil Ka Rishta,’ produced by her brother and co-written by her mother in which Arjun Rampal played the male lead role.                                                                                                          Tumblr | Actress aishwarya rai, Aishwarya rai pictures, Aishwarya rai photo
  • In 2003, Aishwarya Rai became the second Indian actress (1st was Parveen Babi) to appear on the cover page of TIME magazine.

    Aishwarya Rai as the cover girl of TIME magazine in 2003

    Aishwarya Rai on the cover of TIME magazine in 2003

  • Aishwarya Rai became a global brand ambassador for L’Oréal in 2003, alongside Andie MacDowell, Eva Longoria, and Penélope Cruz. She was also named the official brand ambassador for De Beers Diamonds in India.
  • She then went on to appear in various films such as Kuch Naa Kaho (2003) opposite Abhishek Bachchan, Bride and Prejudice (2004) opposite Martin Henderson, and Raincoat (2004) alongside Ajay Devgn. Raincoat was based on O. Henry’s romantic novel ‘The Gift of the Magi.’

    Aishwarya Rai in a still from the film Raincoat

    Aishwarya Rai in a still from the film Raincoat

  • During the shooting of the film Khakee (2004), Aishwarya Rai met with an accident after the stuntmen lost the control of the car. She suffered various cuts on her body in the accident.

    Aishwarya Rai after an accident in 2003 during the making of Khakee

    Aishwarya Rai after an accident in 2003 during the making of Khakee

  • In 2004, she became the first Indian actress to have her wax statue at London’s Madame Tussauds Museum.

    Aishwarya Rai posing with her wax statue in London Madame Tussauds

    Aishwarya Rai posing with her wax statue in London Madame Tussauds

  • Aishwarya Rai was offered the role of Breseis in the film Troy in 2004, but she turned down the offer.
  • She founded the Aishwarya Rai Foundation in 2004 to support needy people in India.
  • In 2005, Aishwarya Rai was selected as the spokesperson for the International Year of Microcredit, where she promoted awareness of the United Nations’ initiatives to clear poverty through microfinance.
  • In 2005, she gained attention for her item number “Kajra Re” in the film “Bunty Aur Babli,” dancing alongside Abhishek Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan.                                                                       Gorgeous Gif of Aishwarya Rai
  • Initially signed for the role of Simmi in the film Bluffmaster (2005), Aishwarya Rai was later replaced by Priyanka Chopra without notice. In the end credits of the film, director Rohan Sippy included a “Special thanks” message to Aishwarya Rai as an apology.
  • In 2005, the Netherlands government named a variety of Tulip flowers in the Netherlands after Aishwarya Rai in a celebration of her beauty.

    Tulip flowers named after Aishwarya Rai

    Tulip flowers named after Aishwarya Rai

  • She, along with her family, owns a production company, Target Films.
  • In February 2005, Aishwarya Rai performed alongside other Bollywood stars at the HELP! Telethon Concert, aimed at raising funds for the victims of the 2004 tsunami earthquake.
  • In 2006, she starred in two films, J. P. Dutta’s “Umrao Jaan” and Yash Raj Films’ “Dhoom 2.” Aishwarya Rai in Umrao Jaan (2006)
  • She performed in the closing ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, alongside other Bollywood actors.
  • Aishwarya Rai often campaigns for the Eye Bank Association of India (EBAI), PETA India, and the Polio Campaign.

    Aishwarya Rai during one of her Polio campaigns

    Aishwarya Rai during one of her Polio campaigns

  • In 2006, Aishwarya Rai appeared in the British drama film “Provoked” directed by Jag Mundhra. beech mein tera junoon — Provoked (2006)
  • Abhishek Bachchan fell for Aishwarya Rai during the filming of Dhoom 2, and they got engaged in January 2007. They tied the knot in April 2007, celebrating with traditional Hindu and Bengali rituals at Bachchan’s Mumbai residence, “Prateeksha.”
  • Her grand wedding in 2007 was worth about Rs. 6 crores. She adorned a 53-carat solitaire engagement ring valued at Rs. 50 lakh and received approximately 15 kg of gold.

    Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan during their wedding in 2007

    Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan during their wedding in 2007

  • In the same year, she acted in the romantic drama film Jodhaa Akbar, directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. She also starred in the sequel Sarkar Raj alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan. aishwarya rai bachchan aishwarya rai gif | WiffleGif
  • In 2009, Aishwarya Rai appeared in The Pink Panther 2, a spy comedy film, and later that year, she was part of a modern-day adaptation of the Indian epic Ramayana.
  • In 2009, she became the 1st Indian and South Asian actress to appear in the famous Oprah Winfrey Show.

    Aishwarya Rai in Oprah Winfrey Show

    Aishwarya Rai in Oprah Winfrey Show

  •  In 2009, Aishwarya Rai played a huge role to improve the Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd (ABCL), founded by Amitabh Bachchan in 1994.
  • She was appointed as the first Goodwill Ambassador of Smile Train in 2009.
  • Aishwarya Rai has Katsaridaphobia, i.e. fear of cockroaches.
  • In 2010, she acted in Vipul Shah’s Hindi film Action Replayy.                                                   forever yours, nocturnal me — bangladeshflagemoji: Outfit Appreciation:...
  • In 2012, she was ranked the world’s second-most-popular watch-brand ambassador in a World Watch Report survey.
  • In September 2012, Aishwarya Rai attended a ceremony in New York City with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and actor Michael Douglas to mark the International Day of Peace.
  • In 2013, TTK Group appointed both Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan as their brand ambassadors.
  • After a five-year break, Aishwarya Rai returned to the industry in 2015 with the film Jazbaa, a remake of the Korean thriller Seven Days (2007).                                                                                                                                                               tussi ja rahe ho? tussi na jao on Tumblr: Aishwarya Rai as Anuradha Verma in Jazbaa
  • In 2016, she starred in the film Sarbjit, directed by Omung Kumar, which premiered at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. pyaar ki ek kahani — aishwarya rai bachchan as dalbir kaur sarbjit...
  • The same year, she played the role of Saba, a poet, in the romantic drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, produced by Karan Johar. i'd crawl to you...
  • Her fans like to call her by the nicknames Aish or Ash, but she does not prefer it. In interviews and media appearances, she often requests her fans to address her only as “Aishwarya.”
  • In 1998, Aishwarya Rai had a photograph taken with Ranbir Kapoor, and 18 years later, in 2016, they co-starred in the film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

    Aishwarya Rai with Ranbir Kapoor; then and now

    Aishwarya Rai with Ranbir Kapoor; then and now

  • In 2018, she acted in the comedy-drama film Fanney Khan, playing the role of a singer. Together forever, in love.
  • Since childhood, Aishwarya Rai has been fluent in Tulu, Hindi, and English.
  • In 2022, she appeared in Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan: I.                                                                                                                               Mumbai, India, South Asia & Beyond : AISHWARIYA RAI as Nandhini in PONNIYIN SELVAN: I...
  • In May 2022, a modelling invoice from the early stage of her career went viral on the internet. The bill, dated 23 May 1992, was about two years before she won the Miss World title in 1994. It revealed that she was paid Rs. 1,500 for her work in a magazine shoot.

    Aishwarya Rai's modelling bill of Rs. 1500 that dates back to 1992

    Aishwarya Rai’s modelling bill of Rs. 1500 that dates back to 1992

  • In 2023, Aishwarya Rai walked the ramp at the Paris Fashion Week, but her appearance triggered online trolling. Some internet users made comments about her facial appearance, using terms like “overfilled” and “too much Botox.” Many users even assumed that her fuller look might be a sign of pregnancy. [11]The Times of India

  • She has reportedly got her eyes insured.