Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous and talented actresses in B-Town. Some of her brilliant performances in films such as Hun Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Umrao Jaan, Guru, and many others are unforgettable and have been etched in our memories years after the films’ release. Not just this, she has also acted in several Hollywood films such as Bride and Prejudice, The Mistress Of Spices, Provoked, The Pink Panther 2, and is now a global icon. Now, the gorgeous actress turns a year older today and while it may seem unbelievable, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turns 46 years old today.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, today is one of the most sought-after actresses of Bollywood and she made her acting debut in Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film Iruvar in 1997 after winning the Miss World 1994 pageant. She made her debut in the Hindi cinema too in the same year with Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is now one of the most successful actresses, but did you know, she didn’t have her future in the glamour world mapped out and wanted to be a doctor instead? Well, on the occasion of her 46th birthday, we bring you rare, lesser-known facts about the actress that we’re sure you didn’t know about! ALSO READ: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Is A Sight To Behold In Ziad Germanos White Gown
To begin with, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan might have made her Bollywood debut in 1997, but her first commercial was for Camlin pencils back when she was only in 9th grade in school!
Now, we know that there’s more to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan than her amazing looks and celebrity status. The actress is not just beautiful, but also very intelligent! Back when Aishwarya was young, she wanted to pursue medicine and her favourite subject was Zoology.
But later Aishwarya Rai went on to pursue architecture in Rachana Sansad College of Architecture in Mumbai. Now, this college happens to be the topmost architectural college in Mumbai. However, she later dropped out and pursued modelling.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan also was the first Bollywood actress to get her wax statue at the prestigious Madame Tussauds in 2014.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was also the first Indian actress to have featured on the widely-watched USA show Oprah Winfrey back in 2005.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was also the only actress to have been invited for lunch by the US President George Washington Bush back in 2006 when he had visited India. However, the actress could not attend it.
Another fact that not many people know of, is that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan pledged to donate her eyes to the Eye Bank Association of India.
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