Aishwarya Rai

  • Celebrity
  • Birth Place: Mangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Profession: Actor, Model

Fast Facts

  • Started modeling when she was in the ninth grade.
  • At 17, she entered and won the Ford Supermodel Contest; she was featured on the cover of Vogue magazine soon after.
  • Was named runner up at the Miss Femina World contest in 1994; won the Miss World pageant that same year in South Africa.
  • In 1998, she won India's Screen Best Female Debut award for her role in Iruvar (1997), despite having little acting experience.
  • Sat on the jury at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival, the first Indian actress to do so.
  • Starred in her first English-language film, Bride & Prejudice, an adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, in 2004.
  • Put off accepting the Officer Dan Ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres, the second highest civilian award in France, until her ill father was able to attend the ceremony.
  • The Netherlands honored her by naming a special variety of the tulip after her.
  • Is the first Indian woman to have a wax statue at Madame Tussaud's museum in London.

Awards

  • 2011, Zee Cine Awards — Critics' Award for Best Actor - Female: Winner
  • 2011, Airtel Super Star Awards — Super Star Heroine: Nominee
  • 2007, Zee Cine Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2011, Stardust Awards — Star of the Year - Female: Nominee
  • 2007, International Indian Film Academy Awards — Best Performance in a Leading Role (Female): Nominee
  • 2008, Zee Cine Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Awards — Best Actor Female (Popular Choice): Winner
  • 2011, Filmfare Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2003, International Indian Film Academy Awards — Best Performance in a Leading Role (Female): Winner
  • 2011, Stardust Awards — Best Actress - Drama: Winner
  • 2009, Screen Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Awards — Best Actor Female (Popular Choice): Nominee
  • 2000, International Indian Film Academy Awards — Best Performance in a Leading Role (Female): Nominee
  • 2011, Guild Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2011, International Indian Film Academy Awards — Best Performance in a Leading Role (Female): Nominee
  • 2009, International Indian Film Academy Awards — Best Performance in a Leading Role (Female): Nominee
  • 2011, Zee Cine Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2001, Zee Cine Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2008, International Indian Film Academy Awards — Best Performance in a Leading Role (Female): Nominee
  • 2009, Guild Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2000, International Indian Film Academy Awards — Best Performance in a Leading Role (Female): Winner
  • 2003, Zee Cine Awards — Best Actress: Winner
  • 2008, Filmfare Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2016, Stardust Awards — Star of the Year - Female: Nominee
  • 2009, International Indian Film Academy Awards — Outstanding Contribution: Winner
  • 2005, Zee Cine Awards — Critics' Award for Best Actor - Female: Winner
  • 2009, Filmfare Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2011, Airtel Super Star Awards — Dancing Super Star: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Awards — Special Jury Award Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2008, Guild Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Aditya Rai — Brother
  • Krishnaraj Rai — Father
  • Vrinda Rai — Mother
  • Abhishek Bachchan — Husband
  • Vivek Oberoi — Ex-significant Other
  • Aaradhya Bachchan — Daughter
  • Salman Khan — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended Jai Hind College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India