Her leading role as Parvati 'Paro' in timeless love saga "Devdas" (2002), alongside actor Shahrukh Khan, has made her received the 2002 Filmfare Award and the 2003 Popular Award, both for Best Actress. Therefore, it is understandable then that the actress who has won over 50 awards since 1994 became the highest paid actress in Bollywood. Aishwarya did several following movies, including the 2003 drama "Chokher Bali." Later on, she did a movie entitled "Bride and Prejudice" (2004), a Bollywood version of Jane Austeen's classic novel "Pride and Prejudice," for which she gained 20 pounds to add a sense of realism to the character. The movie soon became a success in U.K. and U.S. cinemas.
Birth Date: November 01, 1973
Birth Place: Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Spouse: Abhishek Bachchan (actor, since 20-Apr-07)
Claim to fame: Miss World in 1994
Aishwarya has previously dated Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi. She is married to Indian actor Abhishek Bachchan who is three years her junior. After much speculation concerning their relationship, her engagement to Abhishek Bachchan was announced on January 14, 2007. The announcement was later confirmed by Amitabh Bachchan.
She was the subject of a 60 Minutes profile on 2 January 2005, which said that "at least according to thousands of Web sites, Internet polls and even Julia Roberts", she was "The World's Most Beautiful Woman".
Turned down the role of Briseis in the film "Troy" (2004). Became the first Indian actress to be interviewed on 60 Minutes (January 2nd, 1968).
Speaks English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Urdu.
Is the first Bollywood star to appear in Rolling Stone magazine (Issue 932, October 2, 2003).
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