Aishwarya Biography

Aishwarya Rai Biography Aishwarya Rai is one of Bollywood's most excellent leading women. Aishwarya was a science student at college level. Ash came out with excellence and hoped to pursue a career in medicine; however, she was unaware that her life was going to change. She chooses to study an architecture course to discover her creative mind and take it further to a profitable career opportunity.

It was at this point of time during her studies in college where her professor asked her to assist as a model for her designs. At the time, she was an unknown in the glamour industry. Aishwarya was an immediate success and graced all who seen her with her beauty. This promptly followed by modeling assignments for Prudent, Pepsi, Philips and Casio.

She then participated in the Miss World contest in 1994 where she showed the world her charisma, grace, beauty and character. Ash reached the finals and was crowned the title of Miss World 1994. This Indian gorgeous woman burst upon the world stage with her striking beauty, poise and commanding intelligence. This former architecture major soon became one of India's most renowned models landing a prestigious Pepsi campaign and appearing in Vogue Magazine.

India's top Bollywood directors were soon lining up to sign movies with Ash. Her film debut in Mani Rathnam's 'Iruvar' (1997) received critical acclaim and her performance in Rahul Rawail's '...Aur Paar Ho Gaya' (1997) garnered the Best Female Debutante Award. In 2000. FilmFare awarded Best Actress Aishwarya and Zee Cine for her work in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam". She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her special appearance in Aditya Chopra's Mohabbatein. In 2001, Ash was nominated for FilmFare's Best Actress Award for Satish Kaushik's "Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai".

Ash star continued to rise and her working with Sajay Leela Bhansali in 'Devdas' was proved to the most ambitious and most successful film in Bollywood history. It became the first Bollywood movie to receive a special screening at this year's Cannes Film Festival and broke box-office records in India, United States and UK.

Aishwarya became the first Indian actor to be a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival. Ash is also the latest member of the elite L'Oreal Dream Team as their international ambassador. Ash graced the covers of India Today and the prestigious TIME Magazine who has also listed her on their list of the "100 Most Influential People in the World Today". Ash was also listed on Rolling Stone Magazine's annual "Hot List", Hello Magazine's Most Attractive Women in the World".

Aishwarya take on the leading actor role in her first English language film for Gurinder Chadha in "Bride & Prejudice". Ash also became the first Indian female to be immortalized in wax at the world famous Madame Tussaud's wax museum in London.

In 2005 she started with her appearances on "60 Minutes", "David Letterman Show" and the most watched television program in the world the "Oprah Winfrey Show". Aishwarya career continues to grow even stronger - she will soon be seen working with top Bollywood directors like Paul Berges, Jag Mundhra, Sanjay Gadhvi and legendary film producer Dino De Laurentiis. The Queen of Bollywood is already becoming the talk of tinsel town and is currently in negotiations on two major motion pictures. Rest of the story will be history...!