Birthday Special: Top performances of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan


Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous actresses of Bollywood. The actress celebrates her 46th birthday today. Yes, you read it right, she is 46. The stunning beauty has been in the industry for more than two decades and has proved her mettle as a star as well as an actress.

Today, let’s look at the top performances of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan…

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

Aishwarya Rai made her Bollywood debut with 1997 release Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, but the performance that made her win our hearts was in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 1999 release Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. She won a Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in the movie.


After Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Aishwarya teamed up with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the second time in Devdas. The actress played the role of Paro and it is regarded as one of the best performances of her career. Once again, she took home the trophy of the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.


In 2004, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starred in a movie titled Raincoat. It was a de-glam role, something that we didn’t expect the actress to portray on the big screen. But she did it and impressed one and all. This can be called as one of the most underrated performances of Aishwarya.


Mani Ratnam’s Guru was more about Abhishek Bachchan’s character, but Aishwarya gave a fantastic performance in the film. It was a strong character and she did effortlessly.

Jodhaa Akbar

In 2008, the actress played the character of Jodhaa bai in Ashutosh Gowariker’s Jodhaa Akbar. Well, it was a character that suited her to T, and she also performed it with the stature required. We simply can’t imagine any other actress as Jodhaa.


Mani Ratnam’s Raavan was a flop at the box office, but we cannot ignore the fantastic performance that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gave in the film. The movie was a modern version of Ramayana and the actress nailed it as the modern-day Sita.


Sanjay Leela Bhansali clearly knows how to make an actor act. After Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Devdas, Aishwarya and SLB teamed up for the third time in Guzaarish. And as expected, the actress gave a brilliant performance in the movie. We can also not forget her dance in the song Udi.

While in Bollywood, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has given some fantastic performances, even in regional cinema and Hollywood movies, the actress has made a mark. Her performances in films like Iruvar (Tamil), Chokher Bali (Bengali) and Provoked (English) were remarkable.