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Aishwarya Rai : The Queen of
Born on 1st November 1973 in Mangalore, Karnataka this green-blue eyed
beauty has captured the hearts of millions. Her tryst with fame began with
ad campaigns for many prestigious firms, that brought her into limelight.
Aishwarya was an architecture student before she entered modelling as her
part time job. She was best known for her Pepsi commercial. With her green
gray eyes, she was already approached by big names in India's film industry
to star in films. She rejected the film offers since she aimed to be an
architect. However, fate had other things in store for her.
Road to Stardom
Aishwarya Rai's career took off as soon as she became 1994 MISS WORLD. Soon
after her winning, again she received offers to star in movies.Rai made her
film debut in Mani Rathnam's "Iruvar" (1997). Her performance in
Rahul Rawail's "
Aur Paar Ho Gaya" (1997) garnered her the
Best Female Debutante Award.In 2000 she was awarded Best Actress by FilmFare
and Zee Cine for her work in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Hum Dil De Chuke
Sanam". In 2001 Ash was nominated for FilmFare's Best Supporting
Actress Award for Satish Kaushik's "Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai".Aiswarya
Rai reteamed with Sajay Leela Bhansali in "Devdas," most
successful film in Bollywood history. It became the first Bollywood picture
to ever receive a special screening at this year's Cannes Film Festival and
broke box-office records in India and the United States. Rai was showered
with praise with her performance in the sumptious drama. Julia Roberts calls
her "the world's most beautiful woman".
Aishwarya Rai :
Aishwarya Rai :
in the Crown
In 2003, Rai became the first Indian actor to be a member of the jury at
the Cannes Film Festival. She recently completed filming "Bride and
Prejudice", a re-working of the Jane Austin classic, directed by
Gurinder Chadha ("Bend It Like Beckham"). She is set to star in "Chaos"
opposite Meryl Streep for French Director Coline Serreau, Roland Joffe's "Singularity"
and Barton Randall's "I Know a Place" and will end the year with "Mistress
of Spices" once again with Director Gurinder Chadha.
Aishwarya Rai - an original, who is treading very well in her transition
from beauty queen to screen queen, moving beyond the flashlights into the