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Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai

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Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai brought business to a standstill at a shopping mall
Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai brought business to a standstill at a shopping mall

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Born in Mangalore in the state of Karnataka in India on 1 st November 1973,Aishwarya Rai has enormous faith in God and her friends. She attends prayersoffered to Lord Ganesha at her home. Krishnaraj and Vrinda Rai are her parentsand they right now live together in Mumbai.Aishwarya Rai's aim was to be become an architect. She took up modeling as apart time job and she also appeared in commercials. One of her populacommercial for a soft drink made her to be approached by many directors butshe rejected the offers to become an architect. Aishwarya Rai is engaged toAbhishek Bachchan and their wedding is expected to be held on 20 th of April.
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Aishwarya began her career in the film industry with a Tamil film Iruvar in 1997which was a hit as opposed to her Hindi film Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya with BobbyDeol. She won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her next Tamil film Jeans,which was also an entry to the Oscars. In 1999, she gained recognition inBollywood with hits like Taal and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, in which she playedopposite Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan, her role as Nandini fetching her theFilmfare Best Actress Award.In 2000, her Tamil film Kandukondain Kandukondain, saw a good turnout. Shetook on the role of Shirley, Shahrukh Khan’s sister in Josh and then played hislove interest in Mohabbatein which won her a nomination for the Filmfare BestSupporting Actress Award. In Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, she played PreetiVirat, a rape victim and was considered for the Filmfare Best Actress Award. Theyear 2001 was a quiet year for Ash.Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas (2002), in which she played Paro with ShahrukhKhan and Madhuri Dixit, was an instant blockbuster. It also received a specialscreening at the Cannes Film Festival. She won the Filmfare Best Actress award.In 2003, she acted the part of Binodini in a Bengali film Choker Bali which wasbased on a novel by Rabindranath Tagore. The film was nominated for theGolden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival.The year 2004 saw Ash in her first English film, Gurinder Chaddha’s Bride &Prejudice, an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. Her performance asNeerja in Rituparno Ghosh’s Raincoat was praised. This was followed by her second English film in 2005, The Mistress of Spices, with Dylan McDermott of The Practice fame. Her dance sequence Kajra Re from Bunty Aur Babli becameone of the most popular tunes of the year.
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She had two films out in 2006. Umrao Jaan with Abhishek Bachchan failed to dowell while Dhoom 2 where she played Sunehri and shared a ‘controversial’liplock with Hrithik Roshan was a big hit. In 2007, she played Sujata oppositeAbhishek Bachchan in Guru, based on the industrialist Dhirubhai Ambani and itwas successful. Provoked, which was based on a real episode of domesticviolence, won critical acclaim. The other English film, The Last Legion, did not doso well.Jodhaa Akbar, released in 2008, in which she acted the part of Jodhaa Bai withHrithik Roshan was average. The sequel to Sarkar, Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar Raj, in which she plays a CEO alongside Amitabh Bachchan and AbhishekBachchan, is said to be one of her best performances till date.In 2009, Rai looked her gorgeous self in The Pink Panther 2 with Steve Martin.
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She was also busy shooting for Mani Ratnam’s Raavan with Abhishek Bachchanand Endhiran with Rajnikanth in 2009. Both movies will be released in 2010along with Action Replay with Akshay Kumar and Guzaarish, in which she willplay Hrithik Roshan’s nurse.

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