Aishwarya has a quiet 30th birthday!!

Reigning Bollywood queen and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai turned 30 today and said she always wanted to feel like a child-woman. "There is a child in every person and I always want to feel like one. I take life as it comes and do not believe in making any resolutions," she told reporters here. [Continued...]
She spent her big day quietly with her family and friends. And offered prayers at the Mahalaxmi temple and Siddhivinayak temple with her family and later visited Nana Nani park at Girgaum chowpatty and other social organisations for the handicapped, her secretary Hari Singh said.

Aishwarya, or 'Ash' as she is popularly known, has come a long way since she starred in a Pepsi commercial with Aamir Khan and Mahima Chaudhary a decade ago and broke the jinx that models are not good actresses. She was already a celebrity when she became the first runner up in the Miss India contest in 1994 after Sushmita Sen.

She had the whole world at her feet when she was crowned Miss World. Ash made her film debut in Mani Ratnam's Tamil film 'Iruvar' and in Hindi with Rahul Rawail's 'Aur Pyar Ho Gaya'.

After that she never looked back and superstardom came her way with 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' and later with the role of Paro in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Devdas'.

Destiny, good looks and commitment have made Ash the most sought after actress in tinsel town. She is currently shooting for Gurinder Chhada's "Bride and Prejudice" adapted from Jane Austen's celebrated novel "Pride and Prejudice."

Aishwarya scaled new heights as an actress with her performance in "Devdas." Awards came calling, so did an invitation to sit on the Cannes festival panel. Her recent portrayal in the Bengali film "Choker Bali" had the critics raving about her.

In the pipeline are a few cherished films, none less important than India's first IMAX film, "Taj Mahal," where she plays Mumtaz - wife of emperor Shahjahan. Most recently she figured on the cover of 'Time', the prestigious US magazine, which described her as the most sought after bollywood beauty. Wish Asihwarya Happy Birthday HERE