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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai is the face of Bollywood. This former Miss World transcended from a beauty queen to the most recognized and influential figures not only in Bollywood but also internationally. Born on November 1, 1973, in Mangalore, she won second place in Miss India and later made her film debut in a Tamil film called Iruvar in the same year she was cast in her first Bollywood movie Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya.

Her next few films like Josh, Devdas, Choker Bali, and Bride and Prejudice gained her commercial success and critical acclaim, while establishing her as one of the most prominent actresses in the country. She has constantly been voted as one the most beautiful women in the world in multiple polls conducted worldwide.

In 2012 she received ‘Orde des Arts et des letters’ the second–highest Order of France. She is also the recipient of Padma Shri, the fourth-highest Indian civilian award.