How much is Aishwarya Rai Worth?
|Date of Birth:||Nov 1, 1973 (46 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)|
Aishwarya Rai net worth: Aishwarya Rai is an Indian actress who has a net worth of $100 million. Aishwarya Rai has earned her net worth from her prolific acting career, which includes dozens of movies in Hindi, English, Tamil and Bengali. Aishwarya is considered one of the most beautiful women in the world and is one of the most popular celebrities in India. She came to prominence after winning the 1994 Miss World pageant.
She was born in Mangalore, Karnataka, India, into a Tulu-speaking Bunt family. Her mother Brindya was a housewife and her father Krishnaraj was a marine biologist. Her older brother, Aditya Rai, is an engineer in the merchant navy, and also co-produced one of her movies, Dil Ka Rishta, in 2003. Aishwarya took classical dance and music lessons for five years during her teens. She attended Raheja College to become an architect, however, she quickly gave that up to work on her modeling career.
When she was in the ninth grade she completed a modeling assignment for Camlin Pencils. In 1991, Rai was one of the model contestants in the Ford Supermodel Contest and also appeared in Vogue Magazine. She would eventually appear on the cover of Vogue multiple times.
Her popularity soared after she appeared in a Pepsi commercial alongside Aamir Khan. Interestingly, she is the only celebrity to endorse both Coke and Pepsi at various points.
Other major endorsements would eventually include Longines watches, Coca-Cola, Lakmé Cosmetics, Casio pager, Philips, Palmolive, Lux, and Fuji films. In India she was the official brand ambassador for De Beers diamonds.
Rai’s first film, as an actress, was in the Mani Ratnam’s Tamil biopic film, Iruvar, which debuted in 1997. The film won many awards, including the Best Film award at the Belgrade International Film Festival, and also two National Film Awards. She has also appeared in other films, such as; Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Subhash Ghai’s Taal and in Mansoor Khan’s Josh. Aishwarya’s professional acting career suffered a setback in 2003, due to two major box office flops, Rituparno Ghosh’s Bengali film Chokher Bali, and Bollywood film Dil Ka Rishta. Some of her more recent movie roles include; Ashutosh Gowariker’s historical drama, Jodhaa Akbar, in Harald Zwart’s spy comedy film, The Pink Panther 2 and in the science fiction Tamil film, Enthiran.
She is also very active in social work, for instance, in 2004 she helped raise money for victims of the 2004 tsunami and earthquake, through an event called, the HELP! Telethon Concert. Also, in 2009, she was appointed the first Goodwill Ambassador of Smile Train.
Aishwarya met actor, producer, and television presenter, Abhishek Bachchan in 1997. They were married in 2007, and welcomed their first child in November 2011. Bachchan comes from a large Indian family, of whom many members have been a part of the Indian film industry.