In 2008, Aishwarya was ranked #90 in Premiere magazine's "100 Sexiest Movie Stars of All Time" list.
On April 20, 2007, Aishwarya Rai married Abhishek Bachchan, a fellow Bollywood actor.
Aishwarya practices Hinduism as her religion.
The famous Madame Tussaud's wax museum at London, displays a wax figure of Aishwarya.
The film Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya introduced Aishwarya to Bollywood.
When International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) weekend was held at Amsterdam (in June 2005), a new breed of tulip was named after her.
Aishwarya's native language is Tulu.
Aishwarya played a leading role in the film Bride & Prejudice as her first English film.
Indian director Mani Rathnam's Iruvar is Aishwarya's debut film.
Aishwarya is 5 foot 7 inches (1.70 meters) tall.
Aishwarya's brother, Aditya Rai, is three years older than her and works in the merchant navy.
Before Aishwarya started her modeling career, she was on her path to become an architect.
Aishwarya studied at Arya Vidya Mandir and Ruparel College located in Mumbai, India.
Aishwarya can speak multiple languages including Tulu, Hindi, Tamil and English.
On the year she won the Miss World title, she lost the Miss India pageant to Sushmita Sen.
Time's Asian edition chose Aishwarya as one of the 100 most influential people of Asia in 2004.
Aishwarya is the first ever Indian actor/actress to be a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival.
Aishwarya crowned as Miss World in 1994.
Aishwarya: I only entered Miss India after pressure from friends and because I thought it would be a laugh.
Aishwarya: (On getting the part in Bride and Prejudice) I was more excited than scared, at the opportunity to work in an English movie.
Aishwarya: Salman Khan's like a baby. We're always sparring on the sets. If he gives me attitude, I give him loads of it in return.
Aishwarya: You give to the world your greatest gift when you're being yourself.
Aishwarya: I'm just average woman with average concerns.
Aishwarya: Of course people kiss and of course people have a very healthy love life. This is the land of the Kama Sutra. But nevertheless, in our society you don't really see people around the street corner kissing or being extremely, overtly, physically demonstrative publicly. They do it privately, but not publicly.