Aishwarya Rai

Born on 1 November 1973 in Mangalore, in the Indian state of Karnataka, Aishwarya Rai is the epitome of charm and beauty.

In 1994, Aishwarya was voted Miss World. Shortly after, she entered the world of acting. Thanks to the film Devdas, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, she was given her first international role in 2002. In 2004, Aishwarya became even more of a household name when she played the lead role in Gurinder Chadha's film Bride and Prejudice.

2005 was a busy year for Aishwarya. She acted in the film Chokher Bali, directed by Rituparno Ghosh, as well as in The Pink Panther 2, directed by Harald Zwart in 2009. In the same year, Aishwarya was awarded the Padmashree award for her contribution to Indian cinema and entertainment. This is the most prestigious prize that can be awarded to an Indian citizen and is presented by the Indian president.

A brand ambassador for L'Oréal since 2003, Aishwarya has been voted the most beautiful actress in the world on several occasions, most notably by the magazines Hello, Stuff and FHM.

A woman with a conscience, Aishwarya is also an ardent humanitarian who created her eponymous foundation for Indians in need. In 2009, she was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the charity Smile Train.

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<span>Aishwarya Rai Bachchan speaks on stage at the 'Chime For Change: The Sound Of Change Live' Concert at Twickenham Stadium on 1 June 2013 in London, England. Chime For Change is a global campaign for girls' and women's empowerment founded by Gucci with a founding committee comprised of Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, Salma Hayek Pinault and Beyonce Knowles-Carter.</span>
Aishwarya Rai posed wearing a very bold turquoise dress at the screening of Behind The Candelabra held at the Palais Des Festivals as part of the 66th Cannes film Festival in Cannes, France on 21 May 2013.
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Aishwarya Rai at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2014
Aishwarya Rai lights up the red carpet for the "The Search" premiere
Aishwarya Rai with bright purple nails on the red carpet at Cannes
<p>Aishwaryra Rai posing at the amFAR Gala 2014 on 22 May 2014 in Cannes, France.</p>
<span>Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai attend amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala on May 22, 2014</span>
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Aishwarya Rai steps out onto the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival in 2014.
Aishwarya Rai at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
<span>Aishwarya Rai attends the Variety Celebration of UN Women at Radisson Blu on May 16 in Cannes.</span>
<span>Aishwarya Rai attends the </span><em>Carol</em><span> premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, May 17, 2015</span>
<span>Aishwarya Rai on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival, May 20, 2015</span>
<span>Aishwarya Rai attends amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2015</span>
Aishwarya Rai attends the Cannes photocall for Jazbaa, May 19.
Aishwarya Rai attends the amfAR Gala at the 68th Cannes Film Festival on May 21.
<span>Aishwarya Rai attends the Cannes photocall for Jazbaa, May 19.</span>
Aishwarya Rai at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.