Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Biography Favourites Quotes

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan



--- About Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ---

Birth name: Aishwarya Krishnaraj Rai

Meaning of the name: Aishwarya- prosperity, wealth (Origin Indian)
Date of Birth: 1 November 1973

Place of Birth: Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Nationality: Indian

Religion: Hindu

Nicknames: Ash, Gullu, Aishu, Mrs. Bachchan, The Queen of Bollywood

Occupation: Actress, model

Zodiac sign: Scorpio

Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m) 

Marital status: Married

Date of Mariage: 20th April 2007

Spouse: Abhishek Bachchan

Kids: Daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan (born 16 November 2011)

Father: Krishnaraj Rai (marine biologist)

Mother: Vrinda Rai (writer)

Brother: Aditya Rai (an engineer with the merchant navy and the producer of the Hindi film 'Dil Ka Rishta')

Father-in-law: Amitabh Bachchan

Mother-in-law: Jaya Bachchan

Mother Tongue: Tulu

Languages: Urdu, Hindi, English, Tamil, Kannada, Tulu

Miss World: 19th November 1994

Past love relationships: Salman Khan (dated 1999-2001), Vivek Oberoi

Friends from film industry: Preity Zinta, Twinkle Khanna, Madhuri Dixit

Education: Arya Vidya Mandir Secondary School; Jai Hind College for a year; later passed high school
from DG Ruparel College

Hobbies: Collecting watches

Activites: She is trained classical dancer, yoga, meditation

Idea of sexy: A combination of vulnerability and intelligence

Admires: The strength of character

Believes: In God first and then herself

Paranoid about: Being an under-achiever

Possessive about: People she cares for

Sentimental about: A lot of things from her childhood

Necessity: A hygienic environment

Best quality: Genuineness. Nothing about her is plastic.

Special ability: to enjoy success while it lasts, but not quite believe it.

Unforgettable moments: During her 21st birthday (during the Miss World contest) all the 82
contestants as well as the organizers got together and gave her a huge surprise bash - they
sang 'Happy Birthday' in all the different languages; Miss World Title and the welcome back home.

On of the most saddest moments: When she didn't make it to the top three in her 10th grade

Best compliment received: "A child at an orphanage told me that my warmth over shines my beauty.
I was bowled over!"

Strength: Her Family; Self-assurance. It's ever present even in the worst situations

Weakness: Her Family; Willingness to take people at face value

Passion: Life... every moment of it

People who had the most influence on her: her mother and father 

Motto: "Be kind, there are battles being fought and not all of them are on the battlefield"

Trademark: Her blue-green eyes, luscious lips, sexy curves and ultra-feminine mannerisms

Likes: good massage, a hot shower and good sleep; to giggle and talk a lot

Dislikes: Gossip, Hypocrisy, people who burp aloud and cockroaches 

Debut film: Tamil: Mani Ratnam's 'Iruvar' (1997); Hindi: Aur Paar Ho Gaya' (1997)
English: “Bride & Prejudice”(2004) Bengali: Chokher Bali (2003)

Debut Award: Filmfare Award for Best Actress for 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' (1999)

Best movies in the career by now: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, Devdas,
Raincoat, Umrao Jaan, Dhoom 2, Guru, Jodhaa Akbar, Raavan, Guzaarish...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as a baby



--- Favourites ---

Favourite subject: Zoology

Favourite food: Not choosy about food, but if she has to name something then simple rice, dal, fish,
chicken curry (made by her mother)

Favourite drink: Tea, Coca-Cola, coffee, lime & honey in a hot water

Favourite sweets: Chocolates

Favourite beauty destination: France-Paris, Normandy, and Cannes

Favourite Holiday Spot: Any place that gives her peace of mind

Favourite actors: Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor

Favourite actresses: Madhubala and Nargis 

Favourite movie: Casablanca

Favourite music: Any soft music

Favourite colour: Black, white and blue

Favourite cosmetic brands: MAC, Lakme, Revlon, Maybelline

Favourite perfume: Happy by Clinique

Favourite lipstick: My signature lipstick, L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Star Secrets Crystal in Copper

Favourite beauty ritual: Milk and yoghurt face massage

Favourite book: 'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho

Favourite God: Lord Ganesha

Favourite car: Mercedes, Toyota Celica

Favourite outfit: Structure jackets and form fitting gowns for formal wear and chikan salwaar kameez
for casual wear. Jeans & T-Shirt do very well too

Favourite costumes: Sarees

Favourite fashion designer: Giorgio Armani

Favourite jewellery: Dainty Jewellery

Favourite designer objects: Longines Watches

Favourite directors: Mani Ratnam, Ashutosh Gowariker and Sanjay Leela Bhansali 

Faovourite pastime: Sleeping

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's childhood photos



--- Interesting Facts --- 

--> She is often referred to as "the most beautiful woman in the world".

--> While she was at Jai Hind, photographs taken by her English professor (an amateur photographer)
were published in a fashion magazine. These pictures were spotted by advertising agencies and she
was cast for several television commercials.

--> She wanted to study medicine, but circumstances prevented her.

--> Before she was famous, she auditioned to do voice-dubbing for a television serial and was rejected.

--> She learnt classical dance and music for five years while in her teens.

--> In 1994 she won Miss World pageant, held in Sun City in South Africa.

--> In April 2003, she suffered an accident on the sets of Khakee (2004) when a car driven by a
stuntman got out of control, hit her, took her down a crevice, and slammed her into a cactus plant.
She broke a bone in one foot and suffered severe cuts, and she was rushed to a hospital. 

--> Despite the fact that she is adorned with jewelry in her music videos and movies, she is apparently
not too fond of it.

--> She made her first commercial for Camlin pencils when she was in the 9th grade.

--> She is the first Bollywood star to appear in Rolling Stone magazine (Issue 932, October 2, 2003).

--> The first Bollywood and Indian actress to have her own statue at London's Madame Tussauds museum.

--> The first Indian actress to be interviewed on "60 Minutes" (On January 2nd, 2005).

--> The first Indian and South Asian actress to be featured on "Oprah Winfrey Show".

--> Aish sued the magazine Star and Style for a sum of Rs 20 million (2 crore) for printing an article
claiming that actress Raveena Tandon had caught her and Akshay Kumar in a compromising position
at the poolside of a five- star hotel.

--> Has gained a cult following in Pakistan.

--> In 1999, Rai began dating Bollywood actor Salman Khan; their relationship was often reported in the
media until the couple separated in 2001. Rai cited "abuse (verbal, physical and emotional), infidelity
and indignity" on the part of Khan as reasons for ending the relationship.

--> She has refused to work with Salman Khan after their break-up, in spite of several offers.

--> Has over 17,000 Web sites dedicated to her.

--> Aishwarya was originally signed on to play the part of Simmi in Bluffmaster! (2005), but was replaced
without any notice by Priyanka Chopra. Director Rohan Sippy then gave Aishwarya a "special thanks" in
the end credits as an apology.

--> When President George W. Bush visited India in March 2006, he invited Aishwarya, along with
Aamir Khan, to a luncheon. Aishwarya could not attend because she was in Brazil at the time filming for
Dhoom 2 (2006).

--> Aish is the most photographed woman in India.

--> She is the only Indian to participate in the famous Oprah Winfrey show in America.

--> She is active in various charities and often visits orphanages.

--> She supports PETA India.

--> In November 2004, Aishwarya Rai created the Aishwarya Rai Foundation to help needy people in

--> Aishwarya is the first goodwill ambassador for Smile Train, a charity that works worldwide for children
with cleft lip.

--> Owns Target Films.

--> She was the only Indian actress to be a part of jury in the Cannes International Film Festival for the
year 2003.

--> In 2005, Mattel released a limited edition of Barbie dolls of Aishwarya Rai in the United Kingdom.

--> In the same year, a tulip in the Netherlands was named "Aishwarya Rai" after her.

--> Has appeared on more magazine covers worldwide than any other Bollywood or Indian star.

--> Her wax statue at Madame Tussauds Museum in London was borrowed by the museum in New York
for six weeks. The statue was flown to New York and made its debut on August 15, 2007, making her
the first Indian actress in the American version of the museum.

--> Due to her popularity, a second wax statue of Aishwarya was added to Madame Tussauds in
Blackpool, UK in October 2011. This new statue took inspiration from Ash's look at Cannes in an Ellie
Saab gown. The previous one had Aishwarya's statue draped in a sari. It was made exclusively for the
Blackpool's new Bollywood world tour.

--> During the filming of the song 'Dola Re Dola' from the movie Devdas (2002), Aishwarya's ears were
bleeding because to the heavy earrings she had to wear, but she continued to perform anyway.

--> About 15 kilos of henna was special ordered from Sojat in Rajasthan for the henna ceremony before
her wedding.

--> Her and Abhishek Bachchan's wedding ceremony lasted a total of three days. It was the most
awaited and talked about wedding in years.

--> Her wedding invitations were embossed with two entwined As and delivered along with a box of
chocolate meringues. Within the invitation was also a poem about new beginnings written by
Amitabh Bachchan's father and renowned poet Harivash Rai Bachchan.

--> For her 34th birthday, she went to go see Beyonce Knowles at a concert in Mumbai.

--> She is the youngest actress to receive the Padmi Shri award, the fourth highest civilian honor, from
the Government of India for her contribution to cinema.

--> She gave birth to her first child at age 38 (on 16 November 2011).

--> Her daughter became popularly known by the name of "Beti B," a name attributed to her by fans and
the media, since the couple took over four months to name their daughter. The baby girl was finally
named Aaradhya Bachchan in March 2012.

Aishwarya and Abhishek wedding day



--- Personal Quotes ---


"Do men still say, “I love you” and want to marry you as soon as they set eyes on you?"

"I come from a secure family, I have parents who are like caring friends, we share a grrrrreat

"Even if I end up being a housewife, I’ll give it my 100 per cent. I’ll be the best housewife in the whole
wide world. That I promise."

"My values are proper and middle-class. And I’m proud of them."

"Of the 100 people, you meet every day, at least ten are bound to dislike you. You live and learn, you
can’t please everyone."

"Offscreen romance and link-ups are part of this industry. It is the price that you have to pay for success
and I am not complaining."

"I’m an emotional person, so the emotions I delve into while acting give me an insight into life. For me,
acting is like getting to live the lives of so many different people in so many different environments."

"I’m a mix of a tomboy and a woman. And I like it that way."

"I always knew I would be successful. So there was no element of surprise."

"I know for a fact that if there's a role which I am suited for, I'll be signed on. I'll never go begging."

"I'm just an average woman with average concerns."

"I’m not a tease. I don’t go around fluttering my eyelashes and wrapping men around my little finger."

"Life will take its toll on all of us. We get injured, we get old. It's really sad to try to run away from these
harsh realities of life. Looks are not everything. I am not going to look beautiful all the time."

"Life may be one BIG drama, and we, character in it... But... LIVE IT... Every moment in it."

"I am not comfortable about kissing or nudity. I am clear about what I want. I'll work only with good
directors who'll offer me two-dimensional roles. The director and the role are most important."

"I don’t know why there’s so much noise about a kiss or a passionate scene that I have done. The script
demanded it!"

"Why in future? I am already a superwoman in real life. Ask any married woman and she will agree to
my answer."

"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice."

"Life is a stage, and we are all characters. So play your part and play it well!"

"My reason for choosing a film is not to impress people. I don't choose films for the box office."

"The audiences feel I am part of their life so they worry about me. I think that is very sweet of them and
I tell them that when I will marry I will announce it. When I get married, you'll know. I believe in marriage
and it is a beautiful institution."

"I'm like the Terminator. I won't stop till I win. Just everything must be perfect."

"God has given me plenty of reasons to smile and I feel it's time to spread it around. There are a lot of
children out there who so desperately need help, but can't receive timely care because their families
cannot afford this surgery or are ill-educated about this condition."

"Women in the industry have been exploited very often, but there are some actors who belive that the
short cut to stardom is through nudity or exposure. Such success is, in fact, very short-lived."

"Comedy is difficult for an actor. But I think I have a good sense of humor and manage to make people
laugh and make them happy."

"You give to the world your greatest gift when you're being yourself."

"Sexy in India is not considered positive. But, with today's crop of fresh faces in the modelling arena,
being sexy is an asset."

Aishwarya and Abhishek



--- Connect With Aishwarya ---



Aishwarya Rai on Facebook: 

Aishwarya on Instagram: 



Aishwarya, Abhishek and daughter Aaradhya



Search movie subtitles:

Search lyrics translations: