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Aishwarya Rai

Rai at the music launch of Guru (2007)
Birth name Aishwarya Rai
Born November 1, 1973 (1973-11-01) (age 34)
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Spouse(s) Abhishek Bachchan (2007 - present)

Aishwarya Rai (Kannada: ಐಶ್ವರ್ಯಾ ರೈ, IPA: [ɛʃvərjɑː rɑːj]; born November 1, 1973) is an Indian actress. Prior to her career in film, she worked as a model and gained fame for winning the Miss World contest in 1994. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses of the word Guru, see Guru (disambiguation). ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... , Mangalore (Kannada: ಮಂಗಳೂರು, Mangalooru; Tulu: ಕುಡ್ಲ, Kudla; Konkani: ಕೊಡಿಯಾಲ್, Kodial; Beary: ಮೈಕಾಲ, Maikala)   is the chief port city of the state of Karnataka, India. ... , Karnataka (Kannada: , IPA:  ) is a state in the southern part of India. ... Abhishek Bachchan (Hindi: , born 5 February 1976[1][2] in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) is an award-winning Indian actor. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Present redirects here. ... The Filmfare Awards ceremony is one of the oldest and most prominent film events given for Hindi films in India [1] and is sometimes referred to as the Indian Oscars. ... The Filmfare Best Actress Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards South for Tamil (Kollywood) films. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Filmfare Best Actress Awards is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films. ... Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) is an Indian Bollywood film. ... Devdas (Hindi: देवदास) is a 2002 Bollywood film based on the Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novella, Devdas. ... Kannada - aptly described as sirigannada (known to few as Kanarese) is one of the oldest Dravidian languages and is spoken in its various dialects by roughly 45 million people. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... This article is about the pageant. ...


She made her film debut in Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Iruvar (1997), and had her first critical and commercial success with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), with whom she repeated this success with Devdas (2002). Since then, she has acted in nearly forty Hindi, Tamil, Bengali and English films. Mani Ratnam (Tamil: ) (born June 2, 1956) is a critically acclaimed Tamil Indian film director, writer and producer. ... Iruvar (The Twosome) (1997) is a Tamil film directed by Mani Ratnam. ... Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Devanagari:संजय लीला भंसाली) is a highly acclaimed Indian film director. ... Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) is an Indian Bollywood film. ... Devdas (Hindi: देवदास) is a 2002 Bollywood film based on the Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novella, Devdas. ... Hindi (DevanāgarÄ«: or , IAST: , IPA:  ), an Indo-European language spoken all over India in varying degrees and extensively in northern and central India, is one of the 22 official languages of India and is also used for central government administrative purposes , along with English. ... Tamil ( ; IPA ) is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamils in India and Sri Lanka, with smaller communities of speakers in many other countries. ... Bengali or Bangla (IPA: ) is an Indo-Aryan language of the eastern Indian subcontinent, evolved from the Magadhi Prakrit, Pāli and Sanskrit languages. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Often touted as the most beautiful woman in the world,[1] she is one of the most popular actresses of India and has worked on many international projects, such as Bride & Prejudice (2003) and The Last Legion (2007). Rai is currently married to Indian actor Abhishek Bachchan and is the daughter-in-law of Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. Movie poster for Bride and Prejudice Bride and Prejudice is a 2004 movie directed by Gurinder Chadha. ... The Last Legion is a 2007 movie directed by Doug Lefler. ... Abhishek Bachchan (Hindi: , born 5 February 1976[1][2] in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) is an award-winning Indian actor. ... Bachchan redirects here. ... Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan (Hindi: जया बच्चन, Urdu: جیا بچّن), born Jaya Bhaduri April 10, 1948 in Jabalpur, is an Indian actress. ...

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Biography

Early life

Rai was born in Mangalore, in the South Indian state of Karnataka, the daughter of Krishnaraj Rai, a marine biologist, and Vrinda Rai, a writer. Her ancestors are from the Bunt community of Mangalore. Her family relocated to Mumbai (Bombay) after her birth. Rai has one elder brother, Aditya Rai who is in the merchant navy. Rai attended the Arya Vidya Mandir at Santacruz, Mumbai, then entered Jai Hind College, Churchgate, Mumbai for one year and then moved to Ruparel College, Matunga, Mumbai to finish her HSC. She was an A student and was on track to become an architect. Her mother tongue is Tulu. She also speaks Hindi, English, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil. , Mangalore (Kannada: ಮಂಗಳೂರು, Mangalooru; Tulu: ಕುಡ್ಲ, Kudla; Konkani: ಕೊಡಿಯಾಲ್, Kodial; Beary: ಮೈಕಾಲ, Maikala)   is the chief port city of the state of Karnataka, India. ... , Karnataka (Kannada: , IPA:  ) is a state in the southern part of India. ... Bunt is a Tulu speaking Hindu community found mainly in Southern coastal Karnataka and Kerala. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... This article or section should be merged with Mumbai Mumbai (previously known as Bombay) is the worlds most populous conurbation, and is the sixth most populous agglomeration in the world. ... This article is about Santa Cruz, a suburb of Mumbai. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... Jai Hind College was founded in 1948 by a group of ex-teachers from Karachi. ... Churchgate is an area in downtown South Mumbai getting its name from the famous Churchgate Railway Station. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... The D.G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science and Commerce is a college in Matunga, Mumbai, India. ... Tulu is one of the minor languages of India with under 2,000,000 speakers. ... Hindi (DevanāgarÄ«: or , IAST: , IPA:  ), an Indo-European language spoken all over India in varying degrees and extensively in northern and central India, is one of the 22 official languages of India and is also used for central government administrative purposes , along with English. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... “Kannada” redirects here. ... Marathi (मराठी ) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the Marathi people of western India. ... Tamil ( ; IPA ) is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamils in India and Sri Lanka, with smaller communities of speakers in many other countries. ...


Rai began modeling on the side while pursuing for studies in Architecture, which did not materialise. In the 1994 Miss India pageant, she was placed second behind Sushmita Sen, and went on to win the Miss World title that same year and the Miss Photogenic award. After the one year reign as Miss World in London, she then worked as a professional model, in advertising and Indian fashion magazines and later got into the Indian film industry. This article is about building architecture. ... Miss India is an annual, national beauty pageant held in India and organized by Femina, a womens magazine published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. ... Sushmita Sen (Shushmita Shen, Hindi, सुष्मिता सेन, Suśmitā Sen) was born on November 19, 1975 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. ... This article is about the pageant. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Indian film industry is the largest in the world in terms of number of films (877 feature films and 1177 short films made in India were released in the year 2003 alone);[1] compared with 473 films released in the US in 2003. ...


Career

Rai debuted in Tamil language film, Iruvar (1997) with Mohanlal.[2] She was introduced to Bollywood in the film, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya with Bobby Deol as her co-star; the film was not a big hit on box office. However, her third project, a Tamil-language film, Jeans (1998) by S. Shankar was a critical and commercial success for which she was awarded the Filmfare Best Actress Award South. Aishwarya then appeared in many Bollywood films; a few successful films of her career include Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Taal (1999) for which her performance was lauded.[3] She was awarded the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role in the former. In 2000 she had a supporting role in the hit film Mohabbatein and also in another hit film Josh. Her third film in Tamil language project to date is, Kandukondain Kandukondain won her positive reviews for her serious portrayal of her character, Meenakshi. Tamil ( ; IPA ) is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamils in India and Sri Lanka, with smaller communities of speakers in many other countries. ... Iruvar (The Twosome) (1997) is a Tamil film directed by Mani Ratnam. ... Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair (born May 21, 1960), is a two time (1992 and 2000) National award winning Indian actor, producer, who works in Malayalam films, a part of Indian Cinema. ... Bollywood (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi-language film industry in India. ... Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya is a Hindi movie released in 1997. ... Vijay Singh Deol (Punjabi: ਵਿਜੈ ਸਿੰਘ ਦਿੳਲ, Hindi:विजय सिंह देओल, Urdu: وِجے سِںہ دِیول, born 27 January 1967) known as Bobby Deol, is an Indian actor. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... S. Shankar (Dr.S.Shankar) (born August 17, 1963) is a popular film director, film producer and screenwriter from Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India. ... The Filmfare Best Actress Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards South for Tamil (Kollywood) films. ... Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) is an Indian Bollywood film. ... The term Taal can refer to: Taal (film), a 1999 Bollywood film by Subhash Ghai The Dutch and Afrikaans word for language, used as an early name for Afrikaans. ... The Filmfare Best Actress Awards is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films. ... Mohabbatein (Devanagari: मोहब्बतें, Nastaliq: موہبتیں , translation:Love Stories), is a 2000 Bollywood movie directed by Aditya Chopra. ... Josh (Hindi: जोश, Urdu: جوش) is a 2000 Bollywood movie directed by Mansoor Khan and starring Shah Rukh Khan & Aishwarya Rai. ... Tamil ( ; IPA ) is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamils in India and Sri Lanka, with smaller communities of speakers in many other countries. ... Kandukondain Kandukondain (Tamil: கண்டுகொண்டேன் கண்டுகொண்டேன்) is a 2000 Tamil film directed by Rajiv Menon. ...


In 2002, Rai appeared with superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit in Sanjay Leela Bansali's lavishly produced Devdas, which was a major box-office success[4] and earned her the Filmfare Best Actress Award.[5] The film attracted overseas attention as well, receiving a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival.[6] It was during this time that she garnered the attention of the West as an Indian actress and went on to appear in a few Hollywood projects. Shah Rukh Moorakh Khan (born November 2, 2007) (Devanagari: शाहरुख़ ख़ान, Naskh: شاہ رخ خان) is a prominent Bollywood actor, producer, and was recently the host of the game show, Kaun Banega Crorepati. ... Madhuri Dixit (Marathi: माधुरी दीक्षित) (born as Madhuri Shankar Dixit to a Marathi Chitpavan Brahmin family on May 15, 1967) is an award winning Indian Bollywood actress and one of the biggest stars of the Indian film industry. ... Devdas (Hindi: देवदास) is a 2002 Bollywood film based on the Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novella, Devdas. ... The Filmfare Best Actress Awards is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films. ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ... ...


As her name gained popularity in the West, she was chosen by Time magazine in 2004 as one of the World's "100 Most Influential People" and in 2003, appeared on the cover of Time magazine, Asia Edition (TIMEasia). She was the subject of a 60 Minutes profile on January 2. A month later she appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. She was also featured on Oprah's "Women Across the Globe" segment. In 2003, she acted in the critically acclaimed and commercial success Bengali film, Chokher Bali, an adaptation of one of Rabindranath Tagore's novels by the same name. “TIME” redirects here. ... “TIME” redirects here. ... This article is about the CBS news magazine. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Late Show redirects here. ... The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah) is an American nationally syndicated talk show, hosted and produced by Oprah Winfrey and is the highest-rated talk show in American television history. ... Chokher Bali (meaning Eye Sore) is the movie version of a novel called Binodini by Rabindranath Tagore, the acclaimed Bengali author and poet. ... (Bengali: , IPA: ) (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), also known by the sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali poet, Brahmo Samaj philosopher, visual artist, playwright, novelist, and composer whose works reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ...


Rai has been a regular at the Cannes Film Festival since 2002, and was a member of the Jury at Cannes in the year 2003. In October 2004, a wax figure of Rai became on display in London's Madame Tussaud's wax museum.[7] The same month, her first foreign film was released: Bride and Prejudice.[8] The film was an Indian version of Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice. The film did well commercially in the U.K but not in India. Her next overseas venture, The Mistress of Spices, was critically acclaimed though not commercially successful. She then appeared at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, as part of a performance showcasing Indian art, on behalf of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, to be held in New Delhi. In between her overseas acting stints, she appeared in the Indian film Bunty Aur Babli in a hugely popular seven minute dance sequence for the song "Kajra Re". The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Madame Tussauds and the London Planetarium Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London, with branches in Amsterdam, Hong Kong ( Victoria Peak), Las Vegas, Copenhagen and New York City. ... A wax figure of Luciano Pavarotti in Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Like the wax museum at the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, most wax museums allow visitors to pose for pictures with the figures. ... This article is about the 2004 Bollywood style film. ... 1873 engraving of Jane Austen, based on a portrait drawn by her sister Cassandra. ... For films named Pride and Prejudice, see Pride and Prejudice (film). ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and a member of the European Union. ... Mistress of Spices (2005) is a film by Paul Mayeda Berges, with a screenplay by Gurinder Chadha and Berges. ... The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26, 2006. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... The 2010 Commonwealth Games are going to be held in Delhi, India. ... , This article is about the urban region that is the capital of India. ... Bunty Aur Babli (Hindi: बंटी और बब्ली, Urdu: بنٹی اور ببلی, English: Bunty and Babli), released in 2005, is an Indian Bollywood film directed by Shaad Ali and starring Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, and Amitabh Bachchan. ... Nominated for best song in 2005 in India, the song Kajra Re, which in English translation means kohl-lined eyes, was a big hit. ...


In 2005, Rai signed a three-year contract with L'Oréal, as a spokesmodel for the cosmetics company. The LOréal Group Euronext: FR0000120321, headquartered in the Paris suburb of Clichy, France, is the worlds largest cosmetics and beauty company. ...


At the end of the year 2006, she had two releases: Umrao Jaan and Dhoom 2. Umrao Jaan did poorly in India; however, her role in Dhoom 2, a sequel to the 2004 hit movie Dhoom brought her great attention. While it was a hit commercially,[9] it also sparked controversy for a scene containing a kiss between Rai and Hrithik Roshan, which made several conservative female audiences uncomfortable, and a court case is currently pending in India.[10] 2007 saw the release of Mani Ratnam's Guru which premiered in Toronto. The film, based on the life of Indian businessman Dhirubhai Ambani, was critically acclaimed and a big box office hit.[11] Her most recent film, Provoked, based on the book "Circle of Light" where she portrays a real life character, was released on 6 April, 2007 in India and the UK. The film did well commercially in the UK. It was critically acclaimed all over the world. At the end of April 2007 her first American film, The Last Legion, was released in Russia and the Netherlands. The film opened in North American theaters in August 2007 disappointingly. Umrao Jaan (Urdu: امراؤ جان, Hindi: उमराव जान) is a Bollywood film released on November 3, 2006, starring Aishwarya Rai as the famous courtesan. ... Dhoom 2 (Hindi: धूम 2, Urdu: ٢ ﺩﻬﻭﻡ,Telugu: ధూమ్ 2, Tamil: தூம் 2) is a 2006 Bollywood film directed by Sanjay Gadhvi. ... Dhoom 2 (Hindi: धूम 2, Urdu: ٢ ﺩﻬﻭﻡ,Telugu: ధూమ్ 2, Tamil: தூம் 2) is a 2006 Bollywood film directed by Sanjay Gadhvi. ... Dhoom (Hindi: धूम, Urdu: دھوم) was a movie produced by Yash Raj Films Aditya Chopra (son of Yash Chopra) and released in 2004. ... Mani Ratnam (Tamil: ) (born June 2, 1956) is a critically acclaimed Tamil Indian film director, writer and producer. ... For other uses of the word Guru, see Guru (disambiguation). ... Dhirajlal Hirachanda Ambani (28 December 1932, - 6 July 2002), (lovingly called Dhirubhai Gujarati: ધીરૂભાઈ અંબાણી) was an Indian rags to riches, business tycoon who founded Reliance Industries with his cousin in Mumbai. ... Provoked is a 2007 UK based English language film, directed by Jag Mundhra. ... The Last Legion is a 2007 movie directed by Doug Lefler. ...


Personal life

Aishwarya with husband, Abhishek Bachchan at the India Splendor event in Los Angeles (2007)

Rai has dated model Rajeev Mulchandani[12] and actors Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Abhishek Bachchan (Hindi: , born 5 February 1976[1][2] in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) is an award-winning Indian actor. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Salman Khan (Hindi: सलमान ख़ान, Urdu: سلمان خان. Pronunciation: / /), born Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan on December 27, 1965 is a popular Indian film actor who appears in Bollywood movies. ... Vivek Anand Oberoi or Viveik Oberoi (Hindi:विवेक ओबेरोई),Tamil:விவேக் ஒபெராய்)(born September 3, 1976 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India), is a Bollywood actor. ...


After much speculation concerning their relationship, her engagement to Abhishek Bachchan was announced on January 14, 2007.[13] Abhishek Bachchan (Hindi: , born 5 February 1976[1][2] in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) is an award-winning Indian actor. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


The pair married on April 20, 2007 in a private ceremony held at the Bachans' bungalow Prateeksha.[14] The event was heavily covered by the media. is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Filmography

Year Title Language Role Notes
1997 Iruvar Tamil Pushpa/Kalpana Dubbed in Telugu as Iddaru
1997 Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya Hindi Ashi Kapoor
1998 Jeans Tamil Madhumitha/Vaishnavi Winner, Filmfare Best Actress Award South
India's official entry to the Oscars Dubbed in Hindi and Telugu as Jeans
1999 Aa Ab Laut Chalen Hindi Pooja
1999 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Hindi Nandini Winner, Filmfare Best Actress Award
1999 Ravoyi Chandamama Telugu Special appearance (song)
1999 Taal Hindi Mansi Nominated, Filmfare Best Actress Award Dubbed in Tamil as Taalam
2000 Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke Hindi Sahiba Grewal
2000 Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai Hindi Preeti Virat Nominated, Filmfare Best Actress Award
2000 Josh Hindi Shirley
2000 Kandukondain Kandukondain Tamil Meenakshi Bala
2000 Mela Hindi Champakali Special appearance
2000 Mohabbatein Hindi Megha Cameo. Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
2000 Sanam Tere Hain Hum Hindi Special appearance (item number)
2001 Albela Hindi Sonia
2002 23rd March 1931: Shaheed Hindi Cameo
2002 Devdas Hindi Parvati (Paro) Winner, Filmfare Best Actress Award
India's official entry to the Oscars
2002 Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin Hindi Komal Rastogi
2002 Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam Hindi Suman Cameo
2002 Shakti: The Power Hindi Special appearance (item number)
2003 Chokher Bali Bengali Binodhini
2003 Dil Ka Rishta Hindi Tia Sharma
2003 Kuch Naa Kaho Hindi Namrata Shrivastav
2004 Bride & Prejudice English Lalita Bakshi
2004 Khakee Hindi Mahalakshmi
2004 Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na Hindi Diya Malhotra
2004 Raincoat Hindi Neerja Nominated, Filmfare Best Actress Award
2005 Bunty Aur Babli Hindi Special appearance (item number)
2005 Shabd Hindi Antara Vashist
2006 Mistress of Spices English Tilo
2006 Umrao Jaan Hindi Umrao Jaan
2006 Dhoom 2 Hindi Sunehri Nominated, Filmfare Best Actress Award
2007 Guru Hindi Sujatha
2007 Provoked English Kiranjeet Ahluwalia
2007 The Last Legion English Mira
2008 Jodhaa Akbar Hindi Jodhaa Bai Releasing January 25, 2008
2008 Sarkar Raj Hindi Neha Releasing February 8, 2008
2009 The Pink Panther 2 English Sophie Solandres Releasing February 13, 2009

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Aa Ab Laut Chalen (English language:Lets Go Back) is a 1999 Bollywood romantic drama musical directed by Rishi Kapoor and written by Sachin Bhowmick. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) is an Indian Bollywood film. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... The Filmfare Best Actress Awards is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films. ... Ravoyi Chandamama (1999) is a Telugu language film starring Akkineni Nagarjuna, Anjala Zhaveri, Keerthi Reddy, Jagapati Babu and Aishwarya Rai. ... “Telugu” redirects here. ... Taal is a Bollywood film made in 1999 and directed by Subhash Ghai. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... The Filmfare Best Actress Awards is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films. ... 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Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... Mohabbatein (Devanagari: मोहब्बतें, Nastaliq: موہبتیں , translation:Love Stories), is a 2000 Bollywood movie directed by Aditya Chopra. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... The Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Awards is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... Item number is a term commonly used to describe a catchy, upbeat dance song in an Indian movie that has no relevance to the plot of the film. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... Devdas (Hindi: देवदास) is a 2002 Bollywood film based on the Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novella, Devdas. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... The Filmfare Best Actress Awards is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin is a 1977 Indian Hindi movie. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... Film poster for Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (I am yours, love) ist a Bollywood movie, made in India, released on May 24, 2002. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... Shakti: The Power was a film directed by Krishna Vashmi featuring Karishma Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan and Nana Patekar. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... Item number is a term commonly used to describe a catchy, upbeat dance song in an Indian movie that has no relevance to the plot of the film. ... 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See also

Awards
Filmfare Award
Preceded by
Kajol
for Minsaara Kanavu
Best Actress (Tamil)
for Jeans

1999
Succeeded by
Ramya Krishnan
for Padayappa
Preceded by
Kajol
for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Best Actress
for Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

2000
Succeeded by
Karisma Kapoor
for Fiza
Preceded by
Kajol
for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Best Actress
for Devdas

2003
Succeeded by
Preity Zinta
for Kal Ho Naa Ho

This is an alphabetical list of notable Indian movie actresses. ... The filmfare award. ... Kajol Devgan, née Mukherjee (Bengali: কাজল দেবগন Kajol Debgôn, Marathi: काजोल देवगण, IPA: , ITRANS: kajol), born August 5, 1975 in Mumbai, India, popularly known as Kajol, is an award-winning popular Bollywood actress. ... Minsaara Kanavu is a Tamil film released in 1997. ... The Filmfare Best Actress Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards South for Tamil (Kollywood) films. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ramya krishna (also spelt Ramya Krishnan) (born: September 15, 1967) is one of the successful multilingual actresses in commercial Indian cinema. ... Padayappa (1999) is a Tamil film directed by K.S. Ravikumar. ... Kajol Devgan, née Mukherjee (Bengali: কাজল দেবগন Kajol Debgôn, Marathi: काजोल देवगण, IPA: , ITRANS: kajol), born August 5, 1975 in Mumbai, India, popularly known as Kajol, is an award-winning popular Bollywood actress. ... Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Hindi: कुछ कुछ होता है, Urdu: کچھ کچھ ہوتا ہے) is a Bollywood romantic comedy film, released in India and the United Kingdom on October 16, 1998. ... The Filmfare Best Actress Awards is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films. ... Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) is an Indian Bollywood film. ... Karisma Kapoor, nicknamed Lolo (Hindi: करिश्मा कपूर, born 25 June 1974 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) is a National Film Award-winning popular Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. ... Fiza (Hindi: फ़ीज़ा, Urdu: فیزا) is a 2000 Indian film directed and written by Khalid Mohammed. ... Kajol Devgan, née Mukherjee (Bengali: কাজল দেবগন Kajol Debgôn, Marathi: काजोल देवगण, IPA: , ITRANS: kajol), born August 5, 1975 in Mumbai, India, popularly known as Kajol, is an award-winning popular Bollywood actress. ... Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (Hindi: कभी ख़ुशी कभी ग़म, Urdu: کبھی خوشی کبھی غم - Sometimes Happiness, Sometimes Sadness) is a Bollywood film released in India and countries with large NRI populations on December 14, 2001. ... The Filmfare Best Actress Awards is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films. ... Devdas (Hindi: देवदास) is a 2002 Bollywood film based on the Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novella, Devdas. ... Preity Zinta (Hindi: . Pronunciation: born January 31, 1975)[1] is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Hindi, Telugu and English movies. ... Kal Ho Naa Ho (Devanagari कल हो ना हो, Nastaliq: کل ہو نہ ہو, English: Tomorrow May Or May Not Be) is a 2003 Bollywood film set in New York City. ...

References

  1. ^ "The World's Most Beautiful Woman?" cbsnews.com. Retrieved on October 27, 2007
  2. ^ http://imdb.com/title/tt0119385/
  3. ^ boxofficeindia.com. Box office report of 1999. Retrieved on 29 June, 2007.
  4. ^ boxofficeindia.com. Box office report of 2002. Retrieved on 29 June, 2007.
  5. ^ filmfareawards.indiatimes.com. Ash wins second Best Actress award at the Filmfare. Retrieved on 29 June, 2007.
  6. ^ time.com. Devdas at the Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved on 29 June, 2007.
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  8. ^ http://imdb.com/title/tt0361411/
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  10. ^ The Hindu: Obscenity case filed against Aishwarya and Hrithik
  11. ^ http://www.ibosnetwork.com/asp/curyeartotals.asp
  12. ^ news.bbc.co.uk. Aishwarya dated Rajeev. Retrieved on 28 October, 2007.
  13. ^ ibnlive.com. Its official! Abhishek and Aishwarya are engaged. Retrieved on 29 June, 2007.
  14. ^ news.bbc.co.uk. Ash weds Abhishek. Retrieved on 29 June, 2007.

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Lisa Hanna
Miss World
1994
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