Aishwarya Rai Bachchan caught unawares!
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Aishwarya (seen with Retiesh Deshmukh) worked as a model before she thought of taking up acting as her career.
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Aishwarya is married to actor Abhishek Bachchan. The couple met in 1997.
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She married Abhishek on 20 April 2007. They adhered to the traditional Hindu rites of the Bunt community, to which she belongs
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She has starred in films in various languages including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, and Bengali.
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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.
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Their engagement was declared on 14 January 2007.
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She won Miss World contest in 1994.
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Aishwarya with mom
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Aishwarya spotted with Sonia Gandhi
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Aishwarya Rai is the first Indian to participate in the famous Oprah Winfrey show in America.
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Ash fractured her leg when she met with an accident in the year 2003, while shooting the film "Khakee".
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Rai gave birth to a baby girl on 16 November 2011.
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Aishwarya with Madhuri
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Aishwarya with Sanjay Leela Bhansali while shooting "Guzaarish".
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Aishwarya enjoying typical Bollywood steps
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She is first Indian actress to be on the jury of the Cannes International Film Festival.
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Over 17,000 websites dedicated to her.
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She grabbed everyone's attention when she did Pepsi commercial with Mahima Chaudhary.
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Rai has taken part in several stage shows and world tours since 2001.
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the most admired and revered women in India, and in the world.
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Her ability to carry herslef with elan and stage performances have made her a style icon!
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In a reader poll conducted by UK's Hello! magazine, she was voted "the most attractive woman of 2003".
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And she appeared on the cover of its 2003 Asia edition.
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In October 2004, a wax figure of Rai was put on display in London's Madame Tussaud's wax museum.
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Rai made her acting debut in Mani Ratnam's Tamil biopic film Iruvar (1997), where she worked with Mohanlal.
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Rai made her Bollywood debut in the film in "Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya", opposite Bobby Deol.
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She worked with SRK in "Mohabbatein".
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She is the only female actor to have endorsed both Pepsi and Coca-Cola.
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Rai's off-screen roles include her duties as brand ambassador for varied charity organisations and campaigns.
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In 2012, she was appointed goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS.
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In 2009 she was honoured with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award given by the Government of India.
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She trained in classical dance and music for five years during her teens.
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As a student, her favourite subject was zoology.
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She had initially considered a career in medicine but was unsuccessful later on.
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Since she wanted to become an architect, she enrolled at Raheja College.
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Later, she gave up her education to pursue a career in modelling.
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Rai received much recognition and immense critical praise for her dance and expressions
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In 1999, she participated in a world tour called the Magnificent Five.
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In the same year, she was appointed as Longines Ambassador of Elegance.
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In 2003 she became a global brand ambassador ofL'Oréal, alongsideAndie MacDowell,Eva Longoria, andPenélope Cruz.
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Rai is the brand ambassador for The Eye Bank Association of India's nationwide campaign to promoteeye donationin India.
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
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