Aishwarya Rai is a Bollywood actress with a $100 million net worth. Aishwarya Rai’s net worth is derived from her illustrious acting career, which spans dozens of films in Hindi, English, Tamil, and Bengali. Aishwarya is regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful women and is one of India’s most popular celebrities. She gained prominence following her victory in the 1994 Miss World pageant.
She was born into a Tulu-speaking Bunt family in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Brindya, her mother, was a housewife, and Krishnaraj, her father, was a marine biologist. Aditya Rai, her older brother, is a merchant navy engineer who also co-produced one of her films, Dil Ka Rishta, in 2003. Aishwarya studied classical dance and music for five years in her adolescence. She attended Raheja College with the intention of becoming an architect, but quickly dropped out to focus on her modeling career.
She completed a modeling assignment for Camlin Pencils when she was in ninth grade. Rai competed in the Ford Supermodel Contest in 1991 and was also featured in Vogue Magazine. She would eventually make multiple appearances on the cover of Vogue.
Her popularity skyrocketed following her appearance alongside Aamir Khan in a Pepsi commercial. Notably, she is the only celebrity to have endorsed both Coca-Cola and Pepsi at various points in her career.
Eventually, Longines watches, Coca-Cola, Lakmé Cosmetics, Casio pagers, Philips, Palmolive, Lux, and Fuji films would join the list of major endorsements. In India, she served as De Beers diamonds’ official brand ambassador.
Rai’s first film role as an actress was in Mani Ratnam’s 1997 Tamil biopic Iruvar. Numerous awards were presented to the film, including Best Film at the Belgrade International Film Festival and two National Film Awards. She has also appeared in other films, including those directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Subhash Ghai’s Taal, and Mansoor Khan’s Josh. Aishwarya’s professional acting career took a hit in 2003, following the box office failures of Rituparno Ghosh’s Bengali film Chokher Bali and the Bollywood film Dil Ka Rishta. Recent film roles include those in Ashutosh Gowariker’s historical drama Jodhaa Akbar, Harald Zwart’s spy comedy The Pink Panther 2, and the Tamil science fiction film Enthiran.
She is also very involved in social work; for example, in 2004, she assisted in raising funds for tsunami and earthquake victims in 2004 through an event called the HELP! Telethon Concert. Additionally, she was named the first Goodwill Ambassador of Smile Train in 2009.
In 1997, Aishwarya met Abhishek Bachchan, an actor, producer, and television presenter. They married in 2007, and in November 2011 welcomed their first child. Bachchan is a member of a large Indian family, many of whose members have worked in the Indian film industry.