Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been one of the most glamorous actresses of Bollywood since the past many years. She ruled from the word go. While many credit her good looks for the kind of films she gets, there are very few who actually dive deep and notice the hard work that she puts into her characters.
One of the most toughest part of her career was definitely to master the art of dancing. Having no connection to dance from her childhood, it was really tough for her to get those moves perfect, yet she nailed it and how! Not only did she get the grooves right but ensured a lot of superhit songs in her career.
Today, on her 44th birthday, let's go down memory lane and commemorate some of her most dhamakedaar dance numbers:
This was Aishwarya's first dance number where she opened up to her full potential. Starring Ajay Devgn and Salman Khan opposite her, this song from the 1999 film, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, was a rage that year.
Aishwarya shined like a star even while matching steps with Bollywood's dance queen Madhuri Dixit Nene. Starring Shah Rukh Khan opposite Aishwarya, this dance number from the 2002 film Devdas, was that year's most popular song.
Aishwarya doing an item song was something quite startling. But she managed to ace even in that. Dancing alongside Shah Rukh Khan in this song from the 2002 film Shakti: The Power, Aishwarya nails every latka and jhatka in this rocking dance number.
Daiya Daiya Daiya Re
What could be better than Aishwarya dancing to Nadeem-Shravan's melodious and rocking track? She was doing just the same in this 2003 film Dil Ka Rishta opposite Arjun Rampal. Definitely one of the best songs of that year.
Aishwarya and Akshay Kumar have done very few films together, and the 2004 film Khakee was one of the best among them. This song from the movie topped the charts that year, and the reason was Aishwarya's superb dance moves.
Another item song, and Aishwarya became the queen of item numbers in that era. Alongside hubby Abhishek Bachchan and father-In-law Amitabh Bachchan this song from the 2005 film Bunty Aur Babli was a trend setter for generations to come.
Crazy Kiya Re
Aishwarya rocked the whole nation wuth her sultry moves and six-pack abs in this song from the 2006 flick Dhoom 2. To top it all, she danced opposite master dancer Hrithik Roshan and aced every move. Truly one of her best even till date.
Aishwarya trying to recreate and match steps with the legendary dancing queen Rekha was truly worth the effort. Even though her pairing opposite hubby Abhishek Bachchan in the 2006 film Umrao Jaan wasn't loved at all and the movie bombed at the box-office, this dance performance by Ash is remembered even today.
Aishwarya dancing in the rains in the scenic countryside is definitely a treat to watch. Her pairing opposite her hubby Abhishek Bachchan in the blockbuster hit 2007 film, Guru, was a highlight of Ash's acting career.
Aishwarya aced the Spanish tap dancing to perfecting in this song from the 2010 film Guzaarish. Her sultry moves definitely brought in life to even the paraplegic Hrithik Roshan in this Sanjay Leela Bhansali drama.
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