Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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Daughter of Vrinda Rai (

Ambassador (spokesperson) for Longines watches since 1999. (

During the filming of the song 'Dola Re Dola' from the movie _Devdas (2002)_, Aishwarya's ears were bleeding because to the heavy earrings she had to wear, but she continued to perform anyway. (

Is the highest paid actress in Bollywood. (

Turned down the role of Helen in the film Troy (2004). (

Was originally signed on to play the part of Simmi in Bluffmaster! (2005), but was replaced without any notice by Priyanka Chopra. Director Rohan Sippy then gave Aishwarya a "special thanks" in the end credits as an apology. (

Aamir Khan and Aishwarya Rai are the only stars to advertise for both Coca Cola and Pepsi. (

For her 34th birthday, she went to go see Beyonce Knowles in concert in Mumbai. (

Ranked #30 in TIME magazines issue of '100 Most Influential People of the Year'. This is her second time making the list, her first being in 2004. (The Time 100, 2007). (

Her wedding ceremony lasted a total of three days. It was the most awaited and talked about wedding in years and the press followed it like Princess Diana's wedding. (

Performed to an audience of 85,000 in Melbourne, Australia at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games with 800 backup dancers. (March 2006) (

Is the most photographed woman in India. (

Is good friends with actress Preity Zinta. (

In January 2007, she announced that she has accepted a marriage proposal from current boyfriend, actor Abhishek Bachchan. (

Before she was famous, she auditioned to do voice-dubbing for a television serial and was rejected. (

Was originally cast in the role of Jwala in the film _The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)_, but dropped out before filming started due to contract problems. The role was later given to Amisha Patel. (

Turned down the role of Mastani in the film _Bajirao Mastani (2005)_. (

Her wedding invitations were embossed with two entwined As and delivered along with a box of chocolate meringues. Within the invitation was also a poem about new beginnings written by Amitabh Bachchan's father and renowned poet Harivash Rai Bachchan. (

Turned down the lead in Munnabhai M.B.B.S. (2003). The role was given to Gracy Singh. (

Miss World 1994. (

Turned down the part of Sandhya in _Saamna (2006)_. (

A tulip produced in 2005 was named for her. (

She secured 90% marks in HSC at Ruparel college in Mumbai. (

Despite the fact that she is adorned with jewelry in her music videos and movies, she is apparently not too fond of it. (

Was considered for the part of Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale (2006). (

Was voted as E's 7th sexiest celebrity in the world (

The first movie star she ever met was Rekha. Aishwarya was still in high school at the time and was a model. While at a grocery store with her mother, Aishwarya was tapped on the shoulder by none other than Rekha herself. Rekha recognized Aishwarya from her modeling ads. She complimented the young Aishwarya on her good looks and wished her all the best. (

After winning the title of Miss World in 1994, the host of the event, Richard Steinmetz, actually asked Aishwarya out. But being a professional, she refused right away. (

Gained 20 pounds for Bride & Prejudice (2004) because she didn't want her character to look like a supermodel and also felt that it would add a sense of realism to the character. (

Loves collecting watches. (

The first actress from India to get signed on with the American Library Association and also have a poster made of her for schools and library's all across America. (

Director Andy Tennant offered her a part in _Hitch (2005)_, but she turned it down because she was so busy with other films. (

Has won over 100 awards since 1994 when she was 20. (

Good friends with fellow Indian superstar and icon, Madhuri Dixit. The two worked together in the super-hit and widely acclaimed Devdas. (

Roger Ebert has said he considers her the most beautiful actress in the world. (

Turned down the role of Anna in Barsaat (2005). (

Sister of Aditya Rai (

Was listed in Time magazine as one of 100 most influential people in the world (The 2004 TIME 100). (

Is very popular in many Arab countries. (

Was considered for the role of Priya in Krrish (2006). (

In a poll conducted by Hello magazine, she was voted the number-one attractive woman of 2003, beating actresses such as Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Gwyneth Paltrow. (

In April 2003, L'Oréal signed her as its new international brand ambassador (spokesperson). (

Was considered for the role of Kalyani in Water (2005). (

Voted #9 in Harpers and Queen magazine's list of the 100 most beautiful women of today. (Harpers and Queen, June 6, 2005) (

Is the second Indian actress to appear on the cover of TIME magazine in 2003. The first was Parveen Babi in 1976. (

Has over 17,000 Web sites dedicated to her. (

When President George W. Bush visited India in March 2006, he invited Aishwarya, along with Aamir Khan, to a luncheon. Aishwarya could not attend because she was in Brazil at the time filming for Dhoom:2 (2006). (

Was the Coca Cola Girl for the Middle East and south Asia. (

About 15 kilos of henna was special ordered from Sojat in Rajasthan for the henna ceremony before her wedding. (

Runner up, Miss India 1994 (

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