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Aishwarya Rai (born November 1, 1973), also known by her married name Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is an Indian actress, model and the winner of the Miss World pageant of 1994. Through her successful acting career, she has established herself as one of the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India.
Rai has received several awards, including two Filmfare Awards from ten nominations, and she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2009. She is often cited as the “most beautiful woman in the world”.
While in college, Rai did a few modelling assignments. Following appearances in several television commercials, she entered the Miss India pageant, in which she placed second. She was then crowned Miss World 1994, after which she began receiving offers to act in film. She made her acting debut with the 1997 Tamil film “Iruvar” and had her first Hindi film release in “Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya” that same year. Her first commercial success was the Tamil romantic drama “Jeans” (1998), following which she achieved wider success and two Best Actress awards at Filmfare for her performances in “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” (1999) and “Devdas” (2002).
She garnered critical appreciation for portraying Rabindranath Tagore’s heroine, Binodini, in the Bengali film “Chokher Bali” (2003), a depressed woman in the relationship drama “Raincoat” (2004) and as Kiranjit Ahluwalia in the British drama film “Provoked” (2006). Rai’s greatest commercial successes have been the romance “Mohabbatein” (2000), the adventure film “Dhoom 2” (2006), the historical romance Jodhaa “Akbar” (2008), and the science fiction film “Enthiran” (2010). She also received praise for portraying a nurse in the drama “Guzaarish” (2010).
Rai took a sabbatical from film acting in 2010, and made her comeback with the thriller “Jazbaa” (2015). As of January 2020, she is again making a comeback after 10 years to Tamil cinema. Rai will appear in dual roles, Nandini and Mandakini Devi in the upcoming Tamil language epic historical fiction drama film of Mani Ratnam, “Ponniyin Selvan”.
Rai married actor Abhishek Bachchan in 2007 with whom she has a daughter. Her off-screen roles include duties as a brand ambassador for several charity organizations and campaigns. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS). In 2003, she was the first Indian actress to be a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival.