Facts about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

First Indian

She is the first Indian actress to participate in the famous Oprah Winfrey show in the United States. She is also the first Bollywood actress to get a wax statue hosted at Madame Tussauds.

As a Student

During her school days, she wanted to pursue medicine and her favourite subject was Zoology. Aishwarya enrolled herself at Raheja College of Arts to become an architect but left it to pursue a career in modelling.


She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2009 by the Government of India and received ‘Ordre des Arts et des Letters’ by the Government of France in 2012. Aishwarya Rai is the only actress, who was invited for lunch by the US President George W. Bush when he visited India in 2006, but she couldn’t attend it.

Featured in Magazines

She is one of the lucky actresses who has been featured in almost all the leading magazines in the world like the Forbes, People, Vogue and so on. She was even asked to be featured in Playboy but she refused as she didn’t want to be on the cover of a nude magazine.


She’s very famous in France. In fact, she was once invited to be one of the juries at the Cannes International Film Festival. What is even more interesting about it is the fact that she’s the very first Indian actress who has given with such opportunity.