Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s life has been like a fairy tale so far. From being crowned the most beautiful woman in the world to being the most celebrated personality of tinsel town, Aishwarya, in the past 15 years has achieved such extraordinary success in her career, about which, most Indian women only dream of. Winner of two Filmfare Best Actress award, Aishwarya, was the youngest Indian actress to be conferred with the fourth-highest civilian award, Padma Shri, by the government of India. She not only won million hearts with her performances in films like ‘Devdas’, ‘Taal’ and ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ but also proved her talent to critics with movies like ‘Choker Bali’ and ‘Raincoat’. She is the most popular Indian face in the international film fraternity and have starred in mainstream Hollywood films like ‘The Pink Panther 2’ and ‘Bride and Prejudice’. Brand ambassador of several high end international brands she had been a jury member at Cannes Film Festival for several years. Rai married actor Abhishek Bachchan in 2007 and was blessed with a baby girl last year, named Aaradhya Bachchan. She has also been appointed as a goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS and is known for her social work. On her 39th birthday, Eik wishes her many happy returns of the day and many more success in life.
Miss South Africa Basetsane Julia Makgalemele (L), Miss India Aishwarya Rai (C) and Miss Venezuela Irene Izquierdo (R) smile for photographers moments after Rai was crowned Miss World on 19 November 1994.
Miss World Aishwarya Rai waves from a horse-drawn carriage during a torch light procession in her honour after return to Bombay, on 16 December 1994.
Former Miss India and Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai (R) discusses the script for the Bengali motion picture Chokher Bali (Envy) with the director Rituparna Ghosh in Calcutta 4 March 2003.
Chinese actress Gong Li, Indian actress Aishwarya Rai and French model Laetitia Casta pose during red carpet arrivals on the first day of the 57th International film festival in Cannes, 12 May 2004. Spanish director Pedro Almodovar’s Out of Competition film ‘Mala Educacion’ (Bad Education) is screened on the opening night of the film festival.
Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai performs during a concert called “HELP” in Bombay 6 February 2005. Bollywood stars took part in a concert to raise funds for Indian tsunami victims.
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai with her husband actor Abhishek Bachchan, a few days after her wedding, perform prayers at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam temple shrine in Tirumala, 750 km (471 miles) south of Hyderabad, 22 April 2007.
Actors Jean Reno, Steve Martin and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (L-R) during a photocall to promote the movie ‘Pink Panther 2′ at the 59th Berlinale film festival in Berlin, 13 February 2009.
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan arrives for the screening of the animated film “Up” by director Pete Docter on the opening night of the 62nd Cannes Film Festival on 13 May 2009.
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (R) receives India’s fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri, from Indian President Pratibha Patil during an award ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi on 31 March 2009.
Actress Aishwarya Rai makes her first red carpet appearance after her baby is born, at the screening of the film “Cosmopolis” in competition at the 65th Cannes Film Festival 25 May2012.