Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was born November 1, 1973 in Mangalore, Karnataka. She initially caught everyones attention after being crowned Miss World in 1994. After multiple modeling assignments Rai, received her first movie debut in Tamil film Iruvar (1997) and was followed by her noticeable performance the Tamil hit film Jeans (1998). Bollywood became dazzled by Aishwarya Rai in the movie Hum Dil Chuke Sanam (1999) and her resulting performance lead to her first “Best Actress” award. In 2002 Mrs. Bachchan starred in Devdas which proved to be a pivotal role for the actress as she gained the respect of her colleagues and Bollywood as a whole.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is one of the few Bollywood actresses who has had the opportunity to star in international productions such as Bride & Prejudice (2003), The Mistress of Spices (2005), The Last Legion (2007) and The Pink Panther 2.
During her career, Rai has acted in over forty movies in Hindi, English, Tamil and Bengali including the international productions Bride & Prejudice (2003), The Mistress of Spices (2005), The Last Legion (2007) and The Pink Panther 2 (2009) in English.