Initially, a model, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in her young days won the title of Miss World and made her country proud. But she wanted to act and got a chance to fulfill her dream in the Tamil movie titled Iruvar which got her a ticket to Bollywood where she debuted with Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya in the year 1997. But her first big film came in as Jeans which was another Tollywood movie coming out in 1998. This was a big commercial hit in those times and brought the actress the most wanted applause from the audience. There was no stopping after this for her.
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She boomed into the industry with blockbusters like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1999, and the famous Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed Devdas in 2002. This got Aishwarya Rai winning a flurry of awards including two Best Actress at the Filmfare. Her next project Taal proved to be a success even at the American box office and was extremely liked by the critics because of the actress’s acting and dancing skills.
The Shah Rukh Khan starrer Josh also saw Aishwarya playing a major role in the movie. Next up was a Satish Kaushik directorial titled Humara Dil Aapke Paas Hai which worked out pretty well for the actress and also got her another Best Actress nomination at Filmfare.
But after these superhits of hers, she saw a dip in her filming career with the flop of Dhai Akshar Prem Ka. Aishwarya thereafter took the role of a supporting actress in the second highest-grossing film of 2000 named Mohabbatein. Going into 2004, she grabbed the role in the British adapted Bollywood project Bride and Prejudice which turned out to be a great commercial hit worldwide.
Turning the stones upside down, she decided to go for a feature film Raincoat which also featured Ajay Devgn. Astonishingly, this was awarded the national award for Best Feature Film. The next one was Shabd alongside Sanjay Dutt and Zayed Khan in 2005 which was already given pessimistic views by the critics. This turned out to be a commercial flop. But this was compensated in the success of Shaad Ali directed Bunty Aur Bubly wherein she made a cameo appearance in the famous song Kajra Re.
Rai saw success after this in the form of Dhoom 2, which was critically ignored but was the highest grosser of 2006. The mass audience appreciated it, and this also won Aishwarya her third Filmfare Award for Best Actress.
The next project had her acting alongside Abhishek Bachchan in the critically acclaimed film Guru. The forthcoming three years, i.e., 2008-2010, gave a mixed ride to the actress’s career. She did movies like Jodhaa Akbar, Sarkar Raj, and The Pink Panther 2. The earlier two were blockbusters at the box office whereas the latter saw failure. Just like its prequel and did only a moderate business at the American box office.
2010 began with Aishwarya doing a Ramayana inspired movie titled Raavan which was okay-ish in both reviews and financial matters. This year didn’t end well with her last two projects Action Replayy and Guzaarish failing at the box office. Her last few releases; Sarabjit, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM), and Fanney Khan did some average business and good to the actress’s career. Sarabjit was applauded massively, and the actress got to her 10th Filmfare award nomination. ADHM was average, but Fanney Khan struggled and was brutally slammed by the critics.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was born on 1 November 1973 in the state of Karnataka. She completed her education from the University of Mumbai. The actress married famous actor Abhishek Bachchan in the year 2007. She is now the mother of an 8-year-old daughter named Aaradhya.
Aishwarya Rai’s net worth is Rs. 258 crores. She is also the owner of 3 luxurious cars whose total amount comes out to be Rs. 8 crores. She has an annual income of approximately Rs. 15 crores.