November 22, 2006 5:06am CST
I think not all miss world have become as famous as Aishwarya Rai.
5 Dec 06
Yes your are correct no one can beat her. She is one of the beautiest woman in the world. We are lucky shed had born in our country. Early life Aishwarya Rai was born in Mangalore, in the South Indian state of Karnataka, to Krishnaraj Rai, a marine engineer, and Vrinda Rai, a writer. She hails from the Tulu speaking Bunt community of Mangalore. Her family later relocated to Mumbai. Rai has one brother, Aditya Rai, who is three years older than she is. Aditya is in the merchant navy, and has also co-produced a film with Rai in the lead. Her native language is Tulu; she also speaks English, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Bengali, and Kannada. Attended the Arya Vidya Mandir at Santacruz, Mumbai, then entered Ruparel College, Matunga, Mumbai. She was an A student and was on track to become an architect Rai began modeling on the side while studying architecture. She was a contestant in the Miss India 1994 pageant, which she lost to Sushmita Sen but later went on to win the Miss World title that same year. Career Aishwarya Rai debuted in Mani Ratnam's critically acclaimed Tamil language film, Iruvar with Mohanlal and Tabu. She played a double-role in the film. She was introduced to Bollywood by Rahul Rawail in the film, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya; the film was a poor performer at the box office. However, her third project, a Tamil-language film, Jeans by S. Shankar was a critical success. She then appeared in popular films Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Mohabbatein (2000). In 2002, Rai appeared with superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit in the lavishly produced Devdas, which was a major box-office success. The film attracted overseas attention as well, receiving a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival and garnering international attention. In 2003, Rai was a member of the jury at Cannes. In 2004, she was chosen by TIME Magazine's Asian Edition as one of Asia's "100 Most Influential People." She was the subject of a 60 Minutes profile on January 2, 2005 - "The Most Beautiful Face in the World." A month later she appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, and on April 25, 2005, she was featured on Oprah's "Women Across the Globe" segment. A wax figure of Rai is on display in London's Madame Tussaud's wax museum. In the past, Indian actors and actresses were celebrities in South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East, but mostly unknown to the rest of the world. Aishwarya is one of the few Indian actresses to have attempted to step into Western territory. Although frequently the subject of gossip column speculation about an imminent Hollywood career, it was only in 2004 that Rai finally acted in a foreign film, when British director Gurinder Chadha hired her to play the heroine in Bride and Prejudice, a Hollywood-funded but Bollywood influenced version of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice. Her next overseas venture, Mistress of Spices, from the novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and directed by Berges, was released in the U.K. in April 2006 but turned out to be a flop everywhere. A kissing scene from a movie starring Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan has irked a lawyer who has filed a criminal case against them, accusing them of obscenity, in the movie 'Dhoom 2'. Personal life Aishwarya Rai usually prefers not to talk to the media about her personal life. All the details mentioned in this section are based on what was reported by the media and have not been confirmed by Ms Rai, except as otherwise indicated. Rai began dating Salman Khan, her co-star from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, after the filming of that movie. Their breakup a few years later generated a substantial amount of press attention. Rai has also been linked to her co-star Vivek Oberoi in the past. Recently, much media attention has focused on Aishwarya's alleged romantic involvement with fellow Bollywood celebrity Abhishek Bachchan. Recently, she was spotted with Amitabh Bachchan and family at Kasi Vishwanath temple for conducting manglic pooja for a good married life.As a practicing Hindu, she has described herself as having "immense faith in God", and when at home she attends the Siddhivinayak Mandir, devoted to Lord Ganesh. Rai lives in Mumbai with her parents. Trivia Stands 5 foot 7 inches tall The song "Kajra Re", which Rai performed in the film Bunty Aur Babli, was voted best song of 2005 and best choreographed song of 2005 in a poll by the Hindustan Times. Appeared at the Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, as part of a performance showcasing Indian culture, on behalf of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, to be held in New Delhi. For her three-minute dance performance, Rai was reportedly paid three crore rupees, the equivalent of about 600,000 U.S. dollars. When the IFFA awards took place in Amsterdam, Aishwarya had a breed of tulip named after her as well. In 2000, Aishwarya Rai, Miss World 1994 from India, was named the Most Beautiful Miss World of All Times - receiving a score of 9.911. Obscenity case has been filed against her for her dance sequence in latest hindi movie Dhoom2. Popular Awards 1998, Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer - Female, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya 2000, Star Screen Award Best Actress, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam 2000, Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Female, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam 2000, Zee Cine Award Lux Face of the Year, Taal & Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam 2000, Filmfare Award Best Actress, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam 2000, IIFA Award Best Actress, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam 2003, Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1, with co-star Shahrukh Khan for the film Devdas 2003, Star Screen Award Best Actress, Devdas 2003, Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Female, Devdas 2003, Filmfare Award Best Actress, Devdas 2003, IIFA Award Best Actress, Devdas She has also won three Z-Gold Awards, an EU's Global Diversity Award and a Rajiv Gandhi Award.
2 Sep 08
aishwarya rai is a very beautiful damsel. she rules a lot hearts. i think she is the best of all. recently she got married to abhishek bacchhan. her latest movie was dhoom 2 and umrao jaan. she looked the best in khakee. i am a very big fan of her. she is just charm,elegance and charisma all the way....