25 Facts You Didn’t Know about Aishwarya Rai

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Aishwarya Rai had become famous when she won the Miss World title in 1994. Ever since she has come a long way and has established herself as a well-known actress in Bollywood. Over the years she has made several super hit films where she has shown her enormous acting talent. She has made herself comfortable with all the costars she has worked with including superstars like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Abhishek Bachchan. However, there are several lesser known facts about this famous Bollywood actress. They are as follows:

  1. The beautiful actress was born in Mangalore, Karnataka. Her father was a marine biologist.
  2. Her real name is Aishwarya Krishnaraj Rai. Her nicknames are Ash, Gullu and Aishu.
  3. She was a brilliant student during her childhood. She actually wanted to be an architect but later changed her mind and joined modeling.
  4. She took part in a commercial ad for the first time when she was studying in class nine. The commercial was for Camlin Pencil.
  5. Like many other Bollywood actors she is also a college dropout. She left college to pursue a career in modeling.

  1. She as a model worked for some of the most well-known brands which includes Lux, Coca-Cola and Lakme etc.
  2. She began her career in the film industry with a Tamil film namely “Iruvar”(1997).
  3. Her first commercially successful film was another Tamil film namely “Jeans”(1998).
  4. She made her debut in the Hindi film industry with a film namely “Aur Pyar Ho Gaya”(1997). However, the film didn’t get any commercial success.
  5. Her first commercially successful Hindi movie was “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam”(1999) for which she even received the Filmfare awards.

  1. Her films didn’t get much commercial success during the initial years of her career. During the period she took part in several films that flopped bitterly at the box office.
  2. The list of her flop films includes “Aa Ab Laut Chalen”(1999), “Dhai Akshar Prem Ke”(2000), “Albela”(2001) and “Hum Kisise Kum Nahin”(2002) etc.
  3. The list of her hit films includes “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam”(1999), “Hamara Dil Apke Pas Hai”(2000), Mohabatain(2000) and Devdas(2002) etc.
  4. She was the first Indian actress to be a guest on the Oprah Winfrey show.
  5. She is the first Indian female actress to have her wax statue at the world famous Madame Tussauds Museum in London.

  1. She is the first Indian actress to be one of the juries of the Cannes International Film Festival.
  2. She is the only actress in the Indian film industry after Nargis who has married a man younger than her.
  3. In the UK a particular type of flower has been named after her.
  4. She is a multi-talented personality. She can speak in six languages English, Hindi, Kanada, Tamil, Urdu, and Tulu.
  5. She said that the secret of her beauty is that she consumes a lesser amount of food. She also has the habit of eating fruits after lunch.

  1. She loves reading books of history whenever she gets some time.
  2. She is said to be a very good cook and loves to cook whenever she gets some time.
  3. Her film “Devdas”(2002) received a nomination for the prestigious Academy Awards and the BAFTA Awards in the best foreign language film category.
  4. She received 10 Filmfare award nomination of which she won twice. She was chosen as the best actress for the film “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam”(1999) and “Devdas”(2002).
  5. She was given the prestigious Padma Shri award by the Govt of India for her great contribution to the Indian film industry. She was also given a similar award by France.

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