Facts about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – The Miss World 1994, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a successful Bollywood celebrity known for her charismatic oceanic eyes and her lovely smile.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan no doubt is one of India’s most irreplaceable and commendable actress. We all are very much aware of her journey in the Entertainment Industry, but here are some facts about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan most people fail to acknowledge.
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the first Indian actress to become a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003.
- Her debut movie like we know is ‘Iruvar’ which released in 1997 but her first time on the screen was when she featured her first commercial ad for Camlin Pencils in her 9th grade.
- Aishwarya initially wanted to pursue her career in medicine but later dropped the idea to study architecture at Rachana Sansad Academy of Architecture. Somehow, she quit studies to get into modeling.
- The French government in 2012 awarded Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
- There are tulips in her name at the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands.
- In 2009, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was positioned second in the Miss India Pageant with Sushmita Sen as the winner.
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- She was the first Bollywood actress to have a waxed statue up at Madame Tussauds and is also the first Indian actress to have participated in the Oprah Winfrey Show in the US.
- Aishwarya won a supermodel contest organized by Ford in 1991 and eventually also featured in the ‘American’ edition of Vogue.
- Aishwarya Rai has also won the ‘Miss Photogenic’ and the ‘Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia and Oceania’.
- She is the brand ambassador for the Eye Bank Association of India which is a nationwide campaign that promotes eye donation in India.
- Aishwarya was once invited for lunch by the US President, George W Bush while his visit to India in 2006. She couldn’t make her presence possible at the lunch and was the only actress at the time to have been invited.
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