Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was born on 1 November 1973. Through her successful acting career, she has established herself as one of the most popular and influential celebrities in India. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2009.
“the most beautiful woman in the world”
She is one of the most popular Bollywood celebrities in the world. Despite constant media speculation, she keeps her personal life well-guarded. Her beauty and performances have made her as a style icon for young women. Over 17,000 websites dedicated to her, she was selected by Verve magazine in its list of the country’s most powerful women.
Her green-blue eyes, luscious lips, sexy curves and ultra-feminine mannerisms have been cited by the media as her trademark. She ranked 2nd in The Times of India’s 50 most desirable women of 2010, and ranked 9th for 2011. In 2011, she has received a lot of negative publicity for failing to lose her post-pregnancy weight as is apparently “required” of a public figure.
After a five-year sabbatical from film acting, she made a comeback with Sanjay Gupta’s drama-thriller Jazbaa and in 2016, she starred in Omung Kumar’s biographical drama Sarbjit. Her final release of the year was Karan Johar’s romantic drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in which she played the role of divorcee Urdu poetess Saba. She received mostly positive notice for her performance despite having limited screen time. Nihit Bhave of Indiatimes expressed “seeing [Rai] in the role of a confident seductress is a welcome change”. The film emerged as a major commercial success of the year with revenues of over 2 billion (US$30 million).
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