When you float into an audition and hand the casting director a resume with credits like, “Often cited as the most beautiful woman in the world,” “Former Miss World 1994,” and “Film Actress of the Decade,” you have a pretty good chance of landing the job, especially if you have eyes like Aishwarya Rai.
One of the world’s most successful and beloved actresses, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, born November 1, 1973, has starred in over 40 films in five different languages. The winner of dozens of awards, honours and recognitions, Aishwarya almost didn’t become an actress at all.
Growing up in the Southwestern Indian port city of Mangalore, her favorite subject in school was zoology. Her mother is a housewife and her father a marine biologist, and she flirted with careers in medicine and architecture.
Everything changed, though, after a college professor took some pictures of her that were published in a magazine. It got people in the fashion world talking, and by 18, she was in Vogue Magazine, and later on its cover three separate times.
Described as a supercouple in the Indian media, she and her husband, actor Abhishek Bachchan, just had their first child, a baby girl born last November, and they’re expected to announce her name, in Hindu tradition, any day now.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,