Often considered as the epitome of beauty, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is one of the most sought after actresses in Bollywood today. She is a rare combo of beauty and brains, and has been the most popular face of Indian cinema globally.
Born to Mangalorean parents, Aishwarya Rai was raised in Mumbai. Before entering films, Aishwarya worked as a model. She started modelling at a very young age and shot her first commercial for Camelin pencils when she was in 9th standard. She became a household name after she shot the famous Pepsi ad campaign with Aamir Khan. And her next step was winning the Femina Miss India title and later the Miss World crown. Since then, there's been no looking back for Ash.
Aishwarya went on to become one of the most dominant superstars of Bollywood. She has gone way ahead of her contemporaries to share the screen space with foreign stars as well. Rai is diversely admired both nationally and globally.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have worked with all the big names of the tinselville. And, she has been great friends to her directors and co-stars as well. Go through the below slide and check out what the Bollywood biggies has to say about this gorgeous woman.
"Among the models I admire, I find Aishwarya is the best," Rekha said on Aish.
"Aishwarya is a very sweet person," Madhuri Dixit said on Aish.
"Ash is a rare combination of beauty and dignity," said KJo.
"She's a simple, traditional and a home-loving individual, warm and endearing," Big B.
"I just can't stop looking at her. She's gorgeous," Kangna Ranaut.
Sushmita Sen - I am proud of Aishwarya. She has given every Indian a reason to be proud.
Ashutosh Gowariker: Aishwarya is the most professional actress I've worked with.
Vidya Balan - Aishwarya was a dream co-star.
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Sanjay Leela Bhansali: Aishwarya is one of the most intelligent persons I've met.
Deepika Padukone said, "She's my icon, I would love to be like her."
Katrina Kaif, "I think Aishwarya is extremely talented."
Priyanka Chopra: God must have taken a vacation to make Aishwarya Rai. We mortals were made in a day.
Akshay Kumar said, "It's been a beautiful experience (on working in Khakee)."
Hrithik Roshan: She's someone with a lot more mettle than just what shows on her face.
No filmmakers of Hollywood are willing to sign any Bollywood actor without a screen test apart from Aishwarya - Bips.
Abhishek Bachchan, "Being married to Aishwarya is like being married to your best friend."
Akshaye Khanna, "She is talented and beautiful, anyone would like to marry a woman like her."
"It's sad that things didn't work out with Ash in Chalte Chalte," SRK.
Vivek Oberoi: Of course she has a beautiful face but she's even more beautiful inside.
Dino Morea, "I wouldn't mind being bodyguard to a lot of ladies, actually. But, yes, I find Jennifer Lopez very pretty and like her a lot. I'd like to be JLo's bodyguard! Coming back home - it would be Aishwarya."
Kareena Kapoor: I love the way she carries herself.
Salman Khan: She is a good girl. Respects her parents. I am a bad boy.
John Abraham: Honestly when you think of beauty, you think of Aishwarya Rai.
Zayed Khan: For lack of better words, Aishwarya is truly fantastic.
Sneha Ullal: Aishwarya Rai is the complete Indian beauty and it's a huge compliment when I am compared to her.