Born: 1 November 1973 , Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Name given by parents Aishwarya Krishnaraj Rai
Father: Vrinda Rai
Brother: Aditya Rai
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)
Miss World 1994.
Runner up, Miss India 1994
Love life (alleged)
Aishwarya Rai's alleged love affairs!
She's one of the most beautiful women in the world and as a former beauty pageant winner, went on to put India on the global map. A popular face across the world, brand ambassador for L'Oreal, a name to reckon with in Bollywood, a regular at Cannes and a hands on mom, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is multi-faceted, a woman who has a story to tell and is much more than meets the eye. But being popular comes with a price and Ash has not been spared either.
A Sri Lankan man by the name of Niroshan Devapriya is claiming to be Aishwarya's alleged former boyfriend. As per a report in Hindustan Times, this person has filed a complaint against the actress for causing him mental stress by marrying Abhishek Bachchan. Link ups and rumours are a part of a celebrity's life and Ash has been targeted once again! She has been linked to some of the hottest men in Bollywood. Here's a look at her alleged affairs.
Rajeev Mulchandani - It is alleged that Aishwarya was dating Rajeev Mulchandani, a model she met during her shoots. Apparently, Aishwarya knew him from the time the two were modelling. The former beauty queen even did some photo-shoots with her alleged former boyfriend. But Ash is not his only claim to fame. Rajeev is said to have also dated Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala and it is alleged that Ash and Manisha even had a catfight because of him. But if there is any truth to this rumour, it's forgotten as Ash has now become Mrs. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajeev Mulchandani has been forgotten for good.
Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai - Salman Khan and Aishwarya’s famous love story began on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. The actor was besotted by the light eyed beauty and the two are said to have dated from 1999-2001. But this legendary love story was not meant to be. Ash apparently called off the relationship due to Salman’s infidel ways, when the actor indirectly confessed to her that he had cheated on her. When Ash broke up with Salman, this did not go well with the actor who was known to be wild and angry. He even allegedly created a fracas during the shooting of Chalte Chalte and Ash was eventually replaced by Rani Mukerji. Aishwarya’s parents never approved of the relationship from the beginning but yet Ash stood by her man. In an interview to The Times of India in 2002, Aishwarya Rai was quoted saying, “Salman and I broke up last March, but he isn't able to come to terms with it. After we broke up, he would call me and talk rubbish. He also suspected me of having affairs with my co-stars. I was linked up with everyone, from Abhishek Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan. There were times when Salman got physical with me, luckily without leaving any marks. And I would go to work as if nothing had happened.”
Aishwarya was then linked to her co star Viveik Oberoi when the two were shooting for Kyun! Ho Gaya Na. Viveik had apparently gifted Ash 30 gifts on her 30th birthday and was said to be besotted by her. However, it seems things did not go well with Salman who apparently threatened the life out of him. While Viveik called a press conference (that would ruin his career in Bollywood), Aishwarya quickly moved on to Junior Bachchan and married him. In the press conference, he had said that Salman had called him a number of times and abused him. Whatever truth there was to this rumour, seemed to die down overnight as Ash was then romantically linked to Aby Baby aka Junior Bachchan aka Abhishek Bachchan. In an interview to entertainment.oneindia.in, Viveik was quoted saying, "When I was in both my serious relationships (Gurpreet Gill and Aishwarya Bachchan) I was very committed..." (sic)
Abhishek Bachchan - While Ash and Abhi shared a cordial relationship with each other and worked together on films like 'Dhai Akshar Prem Ke', 'Kuch Naa Kaho', 'Umrao Jaan' and 'Guru', they were never romantically linked. Abhishek was madly in love with Karisma Kapoor and they were every bit the couple in love. Abhishek and Karisma got engaged to each other on Amitabh Bachchan’s 60th Birthday where a lavish party was thrown for Big B at a suburban five star hotel in Mumbai. But suddenly a few months later, the wedding was called off. While there were many rumours regarding the break up, Aishwarya and Abhishek started work on JP Dutta's Umrao Jaan. That's when things started to apparently heat up between the two and it is alleged that Abhishek Bachchan proposed to Aishwarya Rai in Toronto after the premiere of 'Guru' there. Aishwarya immediately accepted the proposal and the two got married to each other on April 20th, 2007. The couple have a daughter together; Aaradhya Bachchan. Abhishek has also accompanied Ash on the Cannes red carpet and on the Oprah Winfrey show. They look very much in love and set an example of what couples in Bollywood should be like.
Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek-Aishwarya love story: A recap
Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan have done various films together like Dhai Akshar Prem Ke, Kuch Naa Kaho, Umrao Jaan and Guru where they have been paired opposite each other. The couple also starred in the commercially successful Dhoom 2 but Aishwarya was paired opposite Hrithik Roshan in this one. Ash and Abhishek have also done Raavan together. While they initially worked with each other in Dhai Akshar Prem Ke and Kuch Naa Kaho, Abhishek and Aishwarya weren't linked to each other. It is said that the two were friendly with each other on the sets of these films.
A few years before they started dating each other, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai were in relationships with other people. While Abhishek Bachchan was engaged to be married to Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai also had her share of affairs. Ash was allegedly dating Salman Khan and later Vivek Oberoi before Abhishek came into her life. During the filming of Yuva and Bunty Aur Babli, rumours suggested that Rani Mukerji could be dating Abhishek Bachchan.
Aishwarya Rai shot for item number 'Kajra Re' for the Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerjee and Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Bunty Aur Babli. The song featured Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan along with the beautiful Aishwarya. There were strong whispers that sparks flew for the first time between Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan on the sets of 'Kajra Re'. The song too, became a huge hit and went down in history as the one where Aishwarya is seen shaking a leg with both her future husband and father-in-law.
Abhi-Ash as they are fondly referred to in the media, are believed to have come closer to while shooting for Mani Ratnam's Guru. It is also believed that Abhishek Bachchan proposed marriage to Aishwarya Rai in Toronto after the premiere of Guru there. Aishwarya immediately accepted the proposal and the two got married on April 20, 2007.
Abhishek and Aishwarya's wedding became a big media event. From what the couple is wearing to the A-list celebrity guest list, Abhishek and Aishwarya's wedding became the talk of the town. However, since Abhishek Bachchan's grandmother Teji Bachchan wasn't well, the family insisted on an intimate wedding. Nonetheless, Abhi-Ash wedding made headlines.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan were blessed with a beautiful daughter Aaradhaya Bachchan, four years after their marriage. Aaradhya was born on November 16, 2011 and like other things about this power couple of Bollywood, there is a media craze about Abhi-Ash's daughter too.
Intimate scenes with Ranbir: Bachchans unhappy
The Times of India TNN | Aug 3, 2016 Amitabh Bachchan miffed with Aishwarya for doing intimate scenes with Ranbir Kapoor?
If a report in Open Magazine is believed to be true, then veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan is miffed with his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for sharing steamy scenes with Ranbir Kapoor in Karan Johar's next directorial venture 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'.
The report states that the Bachchan's want portions of the film to be edited and that they have communicated the same to Karan. However, sources close to some portals say that this news is baseless and they do not interfere with Aishwarya's work.
Trouble in paradise?
There has been a lot of speculation about trouble between Bollywood’s most adorable couple Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Allegedly, things are not going well between the two. Let’s take a look at what happened and what is the reason behind the clash!
There were also rumours about the couple's fights post Aishwarya's steamy intimate scenes with Ranbir Kapoor in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
According to the report, "Abhishek wants Aaradhya to start working in Bollywood as a child artist, so that she can master in acting as he wants her to become a Bollywood heroine."
Reportedly, Aishwarya is unhappy with his decision and wants daughter Aaradhya to stay away from the limelight. This decision of Abhi for daughter is creating a rift between the husband and wife."
The reports also revealed that Abhishek is keen on making Aaradhya a movie star when she grows up.
While nobody from the Bachchans have released any statement about this news.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan are reportedly planning to come together for Anurag Kashyap’s next venture Gulab Jamun.
There's no denying that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a doting mother and she's very protective about her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan.
Aaradhya accompanies her mommy Aishwarya Rai on most trips.
Abhishek while interacting with his fans on Twitter said, "I would like my daughter to do whatever she chooses to do and whatever she loves to do. As a kid I was told to do what made me happy and I want her to do what makes her happy. Whatever it is I will be happy."
1997 ...Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya
1999 Aa Ab Laut Chalen
1999 Ravoyi Chandamama
1999 Straight from the Heart
2000 Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke
2000 Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai
2000 Kandukondain Kandukondain
2000 Sanam Tere Hain Hum
2002 23rd March1931: Shaheed
2002 Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin
2002 Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam
2002 Shakthi: The Power
2003 Choker Bali: A Passion Play
2003 Dil Ka Rishta
2003 Kuch Naa Kaho
2004 Bride & Prejudice
2004 Kyun! Ho Gaya Na...
2005 Bunty Aur Babli
2005 The Mistress of Spices
2006 Provoked: A True Story
2006 Umrao Jaan
2007 Journey Across India (Short)
2007 The Last Legion
2008 Jodhaa Akbar
2008 Sarkar Raj
2009 The Pink Panther2
2010 Action Replayy
2016 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil