We cull out pictures of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan when she lets loose and shows no qualms in striking delightfully candid poses…
Aishwarya (seen with Retiesh Deshmukh) worked as a model before she thought of taking up acting as her career.
Aishwarya is married to actor Abhishek Bachchan. The couple met in 1997.
She married Abhishek on 20 April 2007. They adhered to the traditional Hindu rites of the Bunt community, to which she belongs
She has starred in films in various languages including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, and Bengali.
Aishwarya was just 17 when she won the Ford Supermodel Contest and appeared in Vogue Magazine India. She has been on the cover of Indian Vogue thrice.
Their engagement was declared on 14 January 2007.
She won Miss World contest in 1994.
Aishwarya with mom
Aishwarya spotted with Sonia Gandhi
Aishwarya Rai is the first Indian to participate in the famous Oprah Winfrey show in America.
Ash fractured her leg when she met with an accident in the year 2003, while shooting the film "Khakee".
Rai gave birth to a baby girl on 16 November 2011.
Aishwarya with Madhuri
Aishwarya with Sanjay Leela Bhansali while shooting "Guzaarish".
Aishwarya enjoying typical Bollywood steps
She is first Indian actress to be on the jury of the Cannes International Film Festival.
Over 17,000 websites dedicated to her.
She grabbed everyone's attention when she did Pepsi commercial with Mahima Chaudhary.
Rai has taken part in several stage shows and world tours since 2001.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the most admired and revered women in India, and in the world.
Her ability to carry herslef with elan and stage performances have made her a style icon!
In a reader poll conducted by UK's Hello! magazine, she was voted "the most attractive woman of 2003".
And she appeared on the cover of its 2003 Asia edition.
In October 2004, a wax figure of Rai was put on display in London's Madame Tussaud's wax museum.
Rai made her acting debut in Mani Ratnam's Tamil biopic film Iruvar (1997), where she worked with Mohanlal.
Rai made her Bollywood debut in the film in "Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya", opposite Bobby Deol.
She worked with SRK in "Mohabbatein".
She is the only female actor to have endorsed both Pepsi and Coca-Cola.
Rai's off-screen roles include her duties as brand ambassador for varied charity organisations and campaigns.
In 2012, she was appointed goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS.
In 2009 she was honoured with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award given by the Government of India.
She trained in classical dance and music for five years during her teens.
As a student, her favourite subject was zoology.
She had initially considered a career in medicine but was unsuccessful later on.
Since she wanted to become an architect, she enrolled at Raheja College.
Later, she gave up her education to pursue a career in modelling.
Rai received much recognition and immense critical praise for her dance and expressions
In 1999, she participated in a world tour called the Magnificent Five.
In the same year, she was appointed as Longines Ambassador of Elegance.
In 2003 she became a global brand ambassador of L'Oréal, alongside Andie MacDowell, Eva Longoria, and Penélope Cruz.
Rai is the brand ambassador for The Eye Bank Association of India's nationwide campaign to promote eye donation in India.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
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