Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who celebrated her big day yesterday, had a quiet birthday with family and close friends. She celebrated the occasion by donating cash for cancer patients.
Aishwarya said that she believes in doing social service. Aish, who came before media in beautiful red salwar suit on her big day, said that every year she helps cancer patients and this year also she did the same by donating some amount. She added that her parents have taught her to do something meaningful as it makes a difference to those people.
Aish addressed media on her birthday. She was quoted by PTI as saying, "Heartfelt thank you to everyone for the wishes. It's a good coincidence that my birthday comes with Diwali... It's a celebration time. I am thankful to God for this life... Thankful to my parents for this gift of life. It means a lot to me. I embrace everything that life gives me."
Aishwarya married Abhishek Bachchan in 2007. She said her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan means the world to her and is the best gift to her.
Born to a family with no showbiz connections, she appeared in style bible American Vogue. At the age of 17, she started modelling, and became Miss World.
(Inputs from PTI and IANS)