Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the most well known Indian actress and model not only in India but abroad as well. As brand ambassador or L’Oreal Paris, she has been the Indian face overseas at prestigious events such as the Cannes film festival, France. She has also been appointed the goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS. With many feathers to her cap, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was one of the most popular ramp and print model in the 90s. Following a hugely successful stint as a model, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was crowed Miss World in 1994. Often described as one of the most beautiful women in the world, Aishwarya has managed to cast a spell at the box office. Rai made her acting debut with Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Iruvar and had her first commercial success with Jeans. She earned public recognition with the Hindi films Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Devdas, which fetched her two Best Actress awards at Filmfare. Apart from commercial success, Aishwarya has also gained critical acclaim in films like Chokher Bali, Raincoat, Provoked and Guzarish. Fiercely private about her personal life, Aishwarya dated actor Salman Khan before she settled down to wedded bliss with Abhishek Bachchan. Ash recently became mother to daughter Aaradhya Bachchan.
Calling Aishwarya Rai Bachchan a Cannes veteran would be the understatement of a decade. It's the 11th time the star is walking the red carpet getting plenty of practice time to perfect her pout. This year though it looks like she's going to be getting bouquets her way, unlike last year where the press labelled her a fatty in a frock. Good, bad, ugly one thing cannot be denied, Aishwarya is the single biggest import from Bollywood. Having traveled across Europe, I've seen no more »