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Biography #2

Aishwarya Rai (born November 1, 1973) is a Bollywood actress and model. She won the Miss World competition in 1994, after being the first runner-up in the Miss India contest.

Aishwarya was born in Mangalore, Karnataka, India to Krishnaraj Rai, a Merchant Navy Officer and Brinda Rai. She studied in DG Ruparel College and Arya Vidya in Mumbai where she was brought up. Her first modelling assignment was for Camelin Industries when she was in her ninth grade. She appeared in many advertisements following that. Aishwarya's popularity rose after winning the Miss India title subsequently followed by the Miss World crown in 1994. She was sought after for endorsements and offers to act in films.

Her films are mostly in the Hindi language, although she made a recent critically acclaimed Bengali film based on a Rabindranath Tagore book named Choker Bali. She will star in a commercial UK/Hollywood production called Bride and Prejudice (2004) directed by Gurinder Chadha.

She is the highest paid Bollywood actress. She is the only Indian to have served on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival.

Article text released under CC-BY-SA. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Aishwarya Rai" (17-Jul-2004)

Biography #3 (for Devdas)

With her hypnotic eyes, enviable grace and intelligent mind all that lacked was a crown for her pretty head. And before long Aishwarya Rai earned the title of 'Miss World' and secured a name in the International Hall of Fame. Unveiled at that time, was her supreme prowess as an actress. She reached one of her pinnacles of acting with a brilliantly played, multi-award wining role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in which subtleties and complex emotions were depicted with elan. The director-actress duo come together again with Devdas in which the beautiful Aishwarya Rai does not merely play Paro, but is Paro.

for "Devdas" updated 01-Jan-2000