Born into a South Indian family, Aishwarya Rai is recognized as one of the most beautiful women in the world. She was crowned Miss World at the age of 19, Aishwarya Rai started her career as a model and transited into Indian cinema debuting with Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Iruvar in the year 1997. Her modeling assignments include endorsements for some of the biggest Indian brands like Lux, Palmolive & Coca-Cola. She proved her mettle as an actor with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Devdas. She has also worked in prestigious international productions such as Bride & Prejudice, Provoked and The Last Legion. In 2007, Aishwarya Rai married actor Abhishek Bachchan and continues to act in films.