Nov 01

Happy Birthday Aishwarya Rai Bachchan 39 years anniversary

Aishwarya Rai aka Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been known for her good looks right from the beginning of her career. She started off by modeling and then participated in Miss India contest in the year 1994. She was the first runner up in the contest and went on to participate in the Miss World pageant that year. The winning of coveted Miss World changed her life ever since. As her birthday celebration starts on the 1st November (birth year – 1973), let us zoom in on her life till now.

She entered the Ford Supermodel Contest in the year 1991, and at the age of 17 only, she won the contest and appeared in the famous and illustrious Vogue Magazine India and since then she has been on the cover of the Magazine thrice.

Aishwarya Rai has been a successful model. She has been the face of Pepsi and Coca-Cola and is the only actress to have endorsed both these brands. She has modeled for Titan watches, L’Oreal, Longines watches, Lakme Cosmetics, Philips, Lux and Nakshatra Diamond Jewellery.

She made her first appearance in film industry with Mani Ratnam’s ‘Iruvar’ in the year 1997. Since then she has done numerous films that fetched her critical acclaim. Films like “Devdas” (2002) and “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” (1999) won her Filmfare awards for “Best actress”.

Movies like “Choker Bali” (2003), “Raincoat” (2004) “Dhoom 2” (2006), “Guru” (2007), “Jodhaa Akbar” (2008) made the industry and the audiences take notice of her. And thus steadily she established herself in the industry as one of the foremost contemporary actresses.

She married actor Abhishek Bachchan- the son of legendary Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, in April 20th in the year 2007, following the traditional rites of the Hindu Bunt community to which Rai belonged. On November 16th, 2011, Aishwarya gave birth to a baby girl who was then popularly named by the media as ‘Beti B’. After four months she was named Aaradhya Bachchan.

This year’s birthday is special for her as along with her husband she has her newly-born daughter with her. It has been reported that Abhishek has planned a mini vacation for his wife as a surprise on the occasion of her birthday.

A source claimed, ” No formal plans have been made as of now, but knowing Abhishek, he might just surprise Aishwarya with a holiday in Goa, because both of them love the place. However, it won’t be surprising if the family has planned a get-together with some close friends to bring in the birthday as well.

Sep 25

Aishwarya Rai named Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS

Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the newly appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS, says she does not want to be just a “poster girl” for the organisation but will help break social barriers and stigmas that are attached with the disease.Aishwarya Rai

In her new role, Aishwarya will help raise awareness on issues related to stopping new HIV infections in children and advocate for increased access to anti-retroviral treatment.

UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe announced Aishwarya’s appointment as the Goodwill Ambassador at a press conference here on Monday.

Aishwarya said it is an “honour and privilege” to be working with the UN and focusing on the work that needs to be done in the area of AIDS/HIV.

“I will initially be like a student, holding the hand of the organisation which will lead me to the real picture on the ground,” Aishwarya said at the press conference.

She said she is exchanging ideas with UNAIDS on what steps need to be taken and how to work with women in educating them and helping them break social barriers and stigmas that are attached with the disease.

Lending her support to social causes like AIDS is not just the clichéd “Miss World” talk, she said, adding over the years she has taken one step at a time and given her voice to causes as effectively as she could at that point in time.

“This is a turning point in my life. I wanted to be associated with the UN at a time when I could actually contribute to the work and the causes,” she said, adding that having the blessing of celebrity will allow her to take her message to a larger audience.