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Has appeared on more magazine covers worldwide than any other Bollywood or Indian star. (imdb.com)

Listed #3 by UK magazine Eastern Eye one of "Asia's Sexiest Women" (Sept/ 2006). (imdb.com)

In mid 2001, Aishwarya started work on two films titled Radheshyam Seetaram and Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke. For reasons unknown, filming stopped on these films in February 2002. Filming was never completed and the films have now been shelved. The only glimpse of the movies that exist for the public to see are photographs from the sets and publicity shots. (imdb.com)

Her favourite film is Casablanca. (imdb.com)

Is fluent in the languages English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, and Urdu. (imdb.com)

Was cast with a small role in Lajja (2001), but was dropped because there were already too many major stars in the film. (imdb.com)

Was voted number 12 on VH1's 50 Sexiest Actresses of the Last 20 Years. (December 2005) (imdb.com)

The first Bollywood star to appear in Rolling Stone magazine (Issue 932, October 2, 2003) (imdb.com)

When Karan Johar asked Aishwarya on his talk show which film she wishes she could have been a part of, she responded _Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)_. (imdb.com)

Is the second of five Indian women to win the Miss World title. The first was Reita Faria, who won in 1966. Others include Diana Hayden who won in 1997, Yukta Mookhey in 1999, and Priyanka Chopra in 2000. (imdb.com)

Made her first commercial for Camlin pencils when she was in the 9th grade. (imdb.com)

Has refused to work with Salman Khan after their break-up, in spite of several offers. (imdb.com)

Is a trained classical dancer. She learnt classical dance and music for five years while in her teens. (imdb.com)

Turned down a role in San wa (2005) due to her touring schedule. The role was eventually given to Mallika Sherawat. (imdb.com)

Is featured in the 2004 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. (imdb.com)

Dated Salman Khan. (imdb.com)

Was originally intended for the role of Priya in the film _Chalte Chalte (2003)_. (imdb.com)

Caused a day long traffic jam in Dubai, United Arab Emirates while filming a soap commercial. People would stop for hours just to catch a glimpse of their favorite actress. (September 5, 2006) (imdb.com)

In 2005, Hugh M. Hefner attempted to create and Indian version of Playboy for India, which would feature South Asian women and Indian pop culture articles, but no nudity. He wanted to have Aishwarya on the cover of the first issue. The magazine was rejected. (imdb.com)

In April 2003, she suffered an accident on the sets of Khakee (2004) when a car driven by a stuntman got out of control, hit her, took her down a crevice, and slammed her into a cactus plant. She broke a bone in one foot and suffered severe cuts, and she was rushed to a hospital. The incident rekindled the discussion about poor safety standards on Bollywood film sets. (imdb.com)

Sued the magazine Star and Style for a sum of Rs 20 million (2 crore) for printing an article claiming that actress Raveena Tandon had caught her and Akshay Kumar in a compromising position at the poolside of a five- star hotel. (imdb.com)

Ran the Olympic-torch relay in June 2004. (imdb.com)

Wanted to study medicine, but circumstances prevented her. (imdb.com)

When Oprah Winfrey saw Aishwarya's interview on "60 Minutes" (1968), she was so fascinated by her that she got a hold of Ash and invited her to be a guest on her show. On April 25, 2005, Aishwarya became the first Indian and South Asian actress to be featured on _"Oprah Winfrey Show, The" (1986)_. (imdb.com)

Listed as number 3 of 'Top Bollywood Actresses' of 2006. (rediff.com, 8-25- 2006) (imdb.com)

The first Indian actress to be on the jury of the Cannes International Film Festival. (imdb.com)

Has gained a cult following in Pakistan. (imdb.com)

Member of the jury at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. (imdb.com)

Director Brett Ratner is a fan of Aishwarya's and he wanted her to be cast in Rush Hour 3 (2007), but she turned down the offer. (imdb.com)

Twice turned down the lead in the Hindi version of Chandramukhi (2005). (imdb.com)

Turned down the lead in Corporate (2006) because she didn't have any dates available for filming. The role was given to Bipasha Basu. (imdb.com)

Her favorite Western designer is Giorgio Armani. Whenever she is in London, clothes are taken to her hotel for her to choose from. (imdb.com)

Has made over 50 music videos in only seven years. (imdb.com)

Won the title of Miss Photogenic in the 1994 Miss World Pageant. (imdb.com)

Has been in six movies with Abhishek Bachchan, more than with any other actor. (imdb.com)

Favorite subject in college was Zoology. (imdb.com)

Has achieved iconic status all over South Asia. (imdb.com)

Her wax statue at Madame Tussauds Museum in London was borrowed by the museum in New York for six weeks. The statue was flown to New York and made its debut on August 15, 2007, making her the first Indian actress in the American version of the museum. (imdb.com)

Was invited in 2005 to be a presenter at The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV), but was unable to attend because she was busy filming for The Mistress of Spices (2005). (imdb.com)

Got her education at Arya Vidya Mandir and DG Ruparel College, both in Bombay, India. She was also accepted into Raheja College of Architecture in Bombay, but never went. (imdb.com)

Is a Bunt, like fellow actors Shilpa Shetty and Sunil Shetty. The Bunts are a South Indian community who mainly speak Tulu, which is Aishwarya's mother tongue. (imdb.com)

Receives at least two movie offers every day. (imdb.com)

In 2004, Aishwarya became the first Bollywood and Indian actress to have her own statue at London's Madame Tussauds museum. (imdb.com)

Is often referred to as "the most beautiful woman in the world". (imdb.com)

Came in #1 in BollySpice.com Magazine's list of "Top 10 Actresses of 2006". (imdb.com)

Featured in People Magazine as one of the 100 Most Beautiful People in the World. (Issue May,8,2006) (imdb.com)

Was offered Rani Mukherjee's role in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). (imdb.com)

She was the first choice for the role of Jane Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), but she turned it down due to filming conflicts. (imdb.com)

Has a puppy named Sunshine, which was given to her as a gift by friend Vivek Oberoi. (imdb.com)

Shahrukh Khan recommended her to play Kaurwaki in the film Asoka (2001). But the director wanted to cast someone who hadn't already been paired with Shahrukh as a leading lady. (imdb.com)


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