Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the perfect combination of beauty and brains. She is a doting mother, a perfect wife and an actress par excellence. We bring to you the 15 most beautiful pictures of the global icon Aishwarya.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has received compliments from many people around the world for her gorgeous looks. The diva recently made a comeback in Bollywood with Jazbaa opposite Irrfan Khan.
Praising Aishwarya's beauty, Priyanka Chopra once said, ''God must have taken a vacation to make Aishwarya Rai. We mortals were made in a day.''
(In Pic-Shweta, Sandeep and Aishwarya)
Prahlad Kakkar On Aish
Prahlad Kakkar once said in an interview," I recall the initial days of Aishwarya Rai's career when she came for an audition. Simply dressed in a kurta and jeans she stood amongst many girls. But once the camera rolled she let her hair loose and man... that woman was magic!''
Shahrukh Khan Talks About Aish
SRK talks about Aish, ''I feel very proud of the fact that when you go to London, France, Germany, the only two Indian names people recognise are Aishwarya Rai and Amitabh Bachchan.''
"She looks unbelievable in the promos of Umrao Jaan. She doesn't need to go to Hollywood to prove herself. She's our own. Why Bride & Prejudice? Who are these people from outside trying to tap Ash's potential? She's our treasure. It's time we acknowledge her,'' said Rekha.
Praising Aish, Bipasha had said, "In Bollywood, I like Kajol, Manisha Koirala and Tabu. Also Aishwarya Rai, who I feel, is a complete actress, just like old-time actresses."
While in college, Aishwarya did few modelling assignments. She was crowned Miss World 1994, after which she began receiving offers to act in the films.
Aish's Debut Film
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made her acting debut with the 1997 Tamil film Iruvar. Her first Hindi film Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya with Bobby Deol was also released in the same year.
Aish's Hollywood Films
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan also did many Hollywood movies, like Pink Panther 2, Bride And Prejudice and The Mistress of Spices.
(In Pic-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan At Pink Panther 2's Screening)
Aish's Choker Bali
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan garnered critical appreciation for portraying Rabindranath Tagore's heroine, Binodini, in the Bengali film Chokher Bali (2003).
(In Pic-Aish on the sets of Chokher Bali)
Aishwarya's Biggest Hits
Dhoom 2 (2006), the historical romance film Jodhaa Akbar (2008), and the science fiction film Enthiran (2010) are some of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's biggest hits.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
After the success of Chokher Bali, Aish returned to mainstream Hindi film with Rajkumar Santoshi's Khakee (2004), an action thriller featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan and Tusshar Kapoor.
Aishwarya's Charity Work
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is actively involved with several charity organisations and campaigns. She is the Goodwill Ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS).
After doing Guzaarish in 2010, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan took a break from Bollywood because of her pregnancy. She was blessed with a baby girl on November 16th, 2011.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan named her little girl Aaradhya Bachchan. Aaradhya is one of the most loved star kids.
(In Pic-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's old modelling picture)
In 2015, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made a comeback with Sanjay Gupta's Jazbaa. The movie got positive reviews from the critics and performed well at the box office.
(In Pic-Aish with Shweta)
Irrfan Khan too could not resist himself from praising Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's beauty. Talking to a leading daily, Irrfan said, ''She is the most beautiful actress I have worked with. She has a persona and you're intimidated when someone comes with that baggage, just like Angelina Jolie. When we shot the first scene together, I could see how she was trying to make things comfortable for both of us.''
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Even Hollywood actor Brad Pitt is charmed by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's beauty. He had said in one of his interviews, ''Given a chance, I would like to work with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan because she's a versatile actor. She has worked brilliantly in films like The Mistress of Spices, The Last Legion, The Pink Panther 2 and Provoked to name a few.''
"She is one of the most popular actresses of Bollywood, who has achieved huge acclaim in the west for her style, beauty and acting skills. I think we missed an opportunity to be cast together for the movie Troy," he added.
Hollywood diva, Catherine Zeta Jones has not met Aishwarya Rai Bachchan personally, but she has seen her photo with her husband and Hollywood actor Michael Douglas. After looking at her picture, she told a daily, "Michael recently met Aishwarya. I saw the pictures and she is just as he described her, beautiful.''