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Aishwarya Rai
» Personal life
Aishwarya Rai usually prefers not to talk to the media about her personal life. All the details mentioned in this section are based on what was reported by the media and have not been confirmed by Ms Rai, except as otherwise indicated.

Rai began dating Salman Khan, her co-star from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, after the filming of that movie. Their breakup a few years later generated a substantial amount of press attention. Rai has also been linked to her co-star Vivek Oberoi in the past. Recently, much media attention has focused on Aishwarya alleged romantic involvement with fellow Bollywood celebrity Abhishek Bachchan.

She has been described by others in the Bollywood film industry as having traditional values and being "a paragon of age-old, dutiful Indian femininity".[4] As a practicing Hindu, she has described herself as having "immense faith in its Gods", [5] and when at home she attends the Siddhivinayak Mandir, devoted to Lord Ganesh. [6] When not on the road, Rai lives in Mumbai with her parents.

» Awards
Rai has won two Filmfare Awards to date:

  1. 2000, Filmfare Best Actress Award, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  2. 2002, Filmfare Best Actress Award, Devdas
She has been nominated four times in the Best Actress category and once in the Best Supporting Actress category at the Filmfare Awards. She has also won three IIFA Awards, three Z-Gold Awards, four Star Screen Awards, an EU's Global Diversity Award, three Zee Cine Awards and a Rajiv Gandhi Award.

» Trivia

  1. Is said to be the highest-paid actress in India.
  2. Stands 5 foot 7 inches tall.
  3. Has been voted the most beautiful woman in the world in an online poll by Hello Magazine.
  4. The song "Kajra Re", which Rai performed in the film Bunty Aur Babli, was voted best song of 2005 and best choreographed song of 2005 in a poll by the Hindustan Times.
  5. Appeared at the Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, as part of a performance showcasing Indian culture, on behalf of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, to be held in New Delhi. For her three-minute dance performance, Rai was reportedly paid three crore rupees, the equivalent of about 600,000 U.S. dollars.
  6. When the IFFA awards took place in Amsterdam, Aishwarya had a breed of tulip named after her as well.
  7. Turned down the role of "Helen" in Troy, which was later given to Diane Kruger
  8. Turned down the role of "Lucy" in Bill because she didnt feel like she could play the character it was later given to Jessica Alba.
  9. Refuses to do nudity or any explicit movie with sexual content.
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