Former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, turns 39 today. She was born on 1st of November, 1973 in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. She worked as a model before she was crowned Miss India runner up and then went on to become Miss World in 1994. She made her acting debut with Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film Iruvar (1997) and had her first commercial success with Jeans (1998). She has done movies in various languages including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, and Bengali.
Ash earned public recognition with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hum Dil Chuke Sanam (1999) and Devdas (2002), which fetched her Best Actress awards at Filmfare for each. She also appeared in films like Taal, Aa Ab Laut Chalein, Humara Dil Aapke Pas Hai, Kuch Na Kaho, Dil Ka Rishta, Mohabbatein, Josh, Dhoom 2, Guru and Jodha Akbar. Ash received critical acclaim for her performances in films like Chokher Bali, Raincoat, Provoked and Guzaarish. Ash has also played roles in successful international projects such as ‘Bride and Prejudice’ (2004), ‘Provoked’ (2007) and ‘The Pink Panther 2′ (2009). In 2009 she was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest Indian civilian award, for her contributions to Indian cinema. Ash is the brand ambassador of various high end international brands and has also been a jury member at Cannes Film Festival for several years. She has also been appointed as a goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS and is a very active social worker.
Aishwarya’s 39th birthday is very special to her, because it’s her first birthday with daughter Aaradhya. Her husband actor Abhishek Bachchan, whom she married on (20 April 2007), has taken a break from his Dhoom 3 schedule in Chicago and has plans to surprise her with a mini vacation in Goa. Her birthday coincides with her receiving the second highest French civilian honor by the French government in the presence of entire Bachchan family. November is definitely special for the Bachchans with two family birthdays. Aaradhya’s first birthday will fall on November 16th.