Aishwarya Rai During Inauguration of Paradise Garden Images
Aishwarya Rai was born on 1 November 1973 in Mangalore, Karnataka. Later, her family moved to Mumbai where she attended Arya Vidya Mandir High School. She did her intermediate schooling from Jai Hind College for a year and then joined DG Ruparel College in Matunga. She is trained in classical dance and music for five years during her teens. She initially wanted a career in medicine but later decided to become an architect and got enrolled at Raheja College. Later, gave up her education to pursue a career in modelling.
In early days of Aishwarya’s career, she began with modelling and gained public recognition for her appearance in a Pepsi commercial with actor Aamir Khan. In 1994, she was crowned as Miss India World. She made her acting debut with Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film Iruvar and later reached at peak in her career. She has done many popular films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Jodha Akbar and many more.
Aishwarya Rai has also been the winner of “Miss Photogenic” award and Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia & Oceania. She continued to move ahead in her career as a model until she became an actress. She has been ranked 2nd in the Top 20 most popular brand ambassadors worldwide. She has been the brand ambassador for Pepsi, UNAIDS, LOreal Paris, Longines, Malabar Gold and Diamonds and many more.