Yummy mummy Aishwarya still a diva!

Aishwarya Rai got catapulted into the limelight after she won the pageant- Miss World, in the year 1994. With time gradually she turned into one of the finest actresses of the Hindi cinema.

Aishwarya made her entry into films in the year 1997 with Mani Ratnam’s “Iruvar”. This film was a Tamil language film that was a critical success. Her first Bollywood film was “Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya” that starred Bobby Deol as the male lead.

She has been part of many successful films for which she became a sought-after actress. She also grabbed many brand endorsement deals.

Today it has been estimated that till the year 2013, Aishwarya has property, the net worth of which sums to Rs 188 crore. This massive amount of money has been generated not only from her films but by her endorsement deals as well.

Prahlad Kakkar, the ad-man with whom Aishwarya did her first ad says “Aishwarya was never a big or major endorser of Indian products. She has an impressive list of international brands to her name and that's because she is not just an actress who can be judged on hits and flops, but the fact that she is a representative of the Indian woman and is an ambassador of the country”.

He is also the man who made her popular as Sanju in the ‘Pepsi’ Television commercial that released in 1993. Some of the popular international brands that she endorses are L’Oreal, Longines, Lux and the list only goes on.

She has worked in films of three major regional languages of India- Tamil, Hindi and Bengali. She has worked in a total number of 40 films. She has also worked in many English language films. Those films were “Bride and Prejudice”, “Mistress of Spices”, “Provoked” and “The Pink Panther 2”.

Her personal life had always been the talk of the town. Her break-up with actor Salman Khan created great stir in her life. Her affair had been media’s food for thought.

However, she grew out of it and then in the year 2007 she got married to Abhishek Bachchan. The marriage that took place on the 20thApril, 2007, had been a private affair. She gave birth to her first child in 2011 and the couple has named her Aaradhya.

The films that helped her shape her career in Bollywood are “Hun Dil de Chuke Sanam”, “Guru”, “Taal”, “Devdas”, “Jodha Akbar” and “Dhoom”.