Aishwarya Rai Biography
Name - Aishwarya Rai
Date of birth - 1 November 1973
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Nickname Ash, Aishu, Gullu, The Queen of Bollywood
Height - 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Born into a traditional south Indian family, Aishwarya started modeling at a young age. This green-blue-eyed beauty appeared in advertisements for many prestigious firms; the ones that brought her into the limelight were the garden sari and the Pepsi ad. Crowned Miss India 1994 runner-up, she was a hot favorite in the run for miss world title, which she won, her beauty and charm made her India's darling. Ash stormed into the Indian movie industry, where she has proven herself a brilliant & genuine actress. Her performance in Iruvar (1997) was critically acclaimed, and she bagged the Screen best female debutant award for her role in ...Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (1997). She was adored in movies like Taal, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, her item number in 'Bunty & Bubbly' had sent waves of rythm across the nation. With her successful Bollywood movies & prestigious hollywood projects lined up for release it is impossible to ignore this Indian diva in international scenes.
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Wanted to study medicine, but circumstances prevented her.
Miss World 1994.
Dated Salman Khan.
Was offered Rani Mukherjee's role in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998).
Runner up, Miss India 1994
Ambassador (spokesperson) for Longines watches since 1999.
Daughter of Vrinda Rai
Sister of Aditya Rai
In April 2003, she suffered an accident on the sets of Khakee (2004) when a car driven by a stuntman got out of control, hit her, took her down a crevice, and slammed her into a cactus plant. She broke a bone in one foot and suffered severe cuts, and she was rushed to a hospital. The incident rekindled the discussion about poor safety standards on Bollywood film sets.
The first Indian actress to be on the jury of the Cannes International Film Festival.
Has made over 50 music videos in only seven years.
Despite the fact that she is adorned with jewelry in her music videos and movies, she is apparently not too fond of it.
Is the highest paid actress in Bollywood.
Created a frenzy at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival when she arrived at the premiere of her film _Devdas (2002)_ in a coach and wearing a beautiful yellow-orange-embroidered sari.
Was originally cast in the role of Jwala in the film _The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)_ , but dropped out before filming started due to contract problems. The role was later given to Amisha Patel.
Loves collecting watches.
Made her first commercial for Camlin pencils when she was in the 9th grade.
Was the Coca Cola Girl for the Middle East and south Asia.
Favorite subject in college was Zoology.
Has achieved iconic status all over South Asia.
Is featured in the 2004 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.
In a poll conducted by Hello magazine, she was voted the number-one attractive woman of 2003, beating actresses such as Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
In April 2003, L'Oréal signed her as its new international brand ambassador (spokesperson).
The first Bollywood star to appear in Rolling Stone magazine (Issue 932, October 2, 2003)
Gained 20 pounds for Bride & Prejudice (2004) because she didn't want her character to look like a supermodel and also felt that it would add a sense of realism to the character.
Is a Bunt, like fellow actors Shilpa Shetty and Sunil Shetty. The Bunts are a South Indian community who mainly speak Tulu, which is Aishwarya's mother tongue.
Turned down the lead in Munnabhai M.B.B.S. (2003). The role was given to Gracy Singh.
Turned down the role of Mastani in the film _Bajirao Mastani (2005)_ .
The first movie star she ever met was Rekha. Aishwarya was still in high school at the time and was a model. While at a grocery store with her mother, Aishwarya was tapped on the shoulder by none other than Rekha herself. Rekha recognized Aishwarya from her modeling ads. She complimented the young Aishwarya on her good looks and wished her all the best.
Is fluent in the languages English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, and Urdu.
Receives at least two movie offers every day.
Was originally intended for the role of Priya in the film _Chalte Chalte (2003)_ .
Aamir Khan and Aishwarya Rai are the only stars to advertise for both Coca Cola and Pepsi.
Before she was famous, she auditioned to do voice-dubbing for a television serial and was rejected.
Shahrukh Khan recommended her to play Kaurwaki in the film Asoka (2001). But the director wanted to cast someone who hadn't already been paired with Shahrukh as a leading lady.
After winning the title of Miss World in 1994, the host of the event, Richard Steinmetz, actually asked Aishwarya out. But being a professional, she refused right away.
Sued the magazine Star and Style for a sum of Rs 20 million (2 crore) for printing an article claiming that actress Raveena Tandon had caught her and Akshay Kumar in a compromising position at the poolside of a five- star hotel.
During the filming of the song 'Dola Re Dola' from the movie _Devdas (2002)_ , Aishwarya's ears were bleeding because to the heavy earrings she had to wear, but she continued to perform anyway.
Is a trained classical dancer. She learnt classical dance and music for five years while in her teens.
Has a puppy named Sunshine, which was given to her as a gift by friend Vivek Oberoi.
Won the title of Miss Photogenic in the 1994 Miss World Pageant.
Has won over 100 awards since 1994 when she was 20.
Is good friends with actress Preity Zinta.
Has gained a cult following in Pakistan.
Was listed in Time magazine as one of 100 most influential people in the world (The 2004 TIME 100).
Ran the Olympic-torch relay in June 2004.
Turned down a role in San wa (2005) due to her touring schedule. The role was eventually given to Mallika Sherawat.
Has refused to work with Salman Khan after their break-up, in spite of several offers.
Has over 17,000 Web sites dedicated to her.
In 2004, Aishwarya became the first Bollywood and Indian actress to have her own statue at London's Madame Tussauds museum.
On January 2nd, 2005, she became the first Indian actress to be interviewed on "60 Minutes" (1968).
Voted #9 in Harpers and Queen magazine's list of the 100 most beautiful women of today. (Harpers and Queen, June 6, 2005)
A tulip produced in 2005 was named for her.
Member of the jury at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.
When Oprah Winfrey saw Aishwarya's interview on "60 Minutes" (1968), she was so fascinated by her that she got a hold of Ash and invited her to be a guest on her show. On April 25, 2005, Aishwarya became the first Indian and South Asian actress to be featured on _"Oprah Winfrey Show, The" (1986)_ .
Turned down the role of Helen in the film Troy (2004).
Director Andy Tennant offered her a part in _Hitch (2005)_ , but she turned it down because she was so busy with other films.
Turned down the role of Anna in Barsaat (2005).
In the summer of 2005, Mattel released limited-edition Barbie dolls inspired by Aishwarya and her costumes. They were released only in Britain and sold out within minutes. These dolls are now considered rare collectibles among fans.
Her favourite film is Casablanca.
Was voted number 12 on VH1's 50 Sexiest Actresses of the Last 20 Years. (December 2005)
Roger Ebert has said he considers her the most beautiful actress in the world.
Was voted as E's 7th sexiest celebrity in the world
The first actress from India to get signed on with the American Library Association and also have a poster made of her for schools and library's all across America.
Was originally signed on to play the part of Simmi in Bluff Master (2005), but was replaced without any notice by Priyanka Chopra. Director Rohan Sippy then gave Aishwarya a "special thanks" in the end credits as an apology.
Turned down the part of Sandhya in _Saamna (2006)_ .
When President George W. Bush visited India in March 2006, he invited Aishwarya, along with Aamir Khan, to a luncheon. Aishwarya could not attend because she was in Brazil at the time filming for Dhoom 2 (2006).
Was considered for the role of Priya in Krrish (2006).
Turned down the lead in Corporate (2006) because she didn't have any dates available for filming. The role was given to Bipasha Basu.
In mid 2001, Aishwarya started work on two films titled Radheshyam Seetaram and Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke. For reasons unknown, filming stopped on these films in February 2002. Filming was never completed and the films have now been shelved. The only glimpse of the movies that exist for the public to see are photographs from the sets and publicity shots.
Performed to an audience of 85,000 in Melbourne, Australia at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games with 800 backup dancers. (March 2006)
Was cast with a small role in Lajja (2001), but was dropped because there were already too many major stars in the film.
When Karan Johar asked Aishwarya on his talk show which film she wishes she could have been a part of, she responded _Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)_ .
Is the second Indian actress to appear on the cover of TIME magazine in 2003. The first was Parveen Babi in 1976.
Is very popular in many Arab countries.
Featured in People Magazine as one of the 100 Most Beautiful People in the World. (Issue May,8,2006)
Was considered for the role of Kalyani in Water (2005).
Got her education at Arya Vidya Mandir and DG Ruparel College, both in Bombay, India. She was also accepted into Raheja College of Architecture in Bombay, but never went.
Good friends with fellow Indian superstar and icon, Madhuri Dixit. The two worked together in the super-hit and widely acclaimed Devdas.
Listed as number 3 of 'Top Bollywood Actresses' of 2006. (rediff.com, 8-25- 2006)
Caused a day long traffic jam in Dubai, United Arab Emirates while filming a soap commercial. People would stop for hours just to catch a glimpse of their favorite actress. (September 5, 2006)
Listed #3 by UK magazine Eastern Eye one of "Asia's Sexiest Women" (Sept/ 2006).
Is the most photographed woman in India.
She was the first choice for the role of Jane Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), but she turned it down due to filming conflicts.
She secured 90% marks in HSC at Ruparel college in Mumbai.
her Pepsi ad with Aamir Khan was shot in one night during the infamous Bombay riots.
Personal quotes from Aishwarya Rai
"I'm just average woman with average concerns."
"Life will take its toll on all of us. We get injured, we get old. It's really sad to try to run away from these harsh realities of life. Looks are not everything. I am not going to look beautiful all the time."
"You give to the world your greatest gift when you're being yourself."
"I believe that as an actress all my fears and phobias exist till I sign on the dotted line for a film."
"I don't believe in proving a point to anybody. Nobody is that important."
"It's strange that Rakesh Roshan thinks I look older than Hrithik. In fact, he's approached me for all his home productions."
"I always knew I would be successful. So there was no element of surprise."
"I know for a fact that if there's a role which I am suited for, I'll be signed on. I'll never go begging."
"I only entered Miss India after pressure from friends and because I thought it would be a laugh".
"Comedy is difficult for an actor. But I think I have a good sense of humor and manage to make people laugh and make them happy."
On donating her eyes after death - "People know me more because of my eyes. So, I decided to donate my eyes. But before that, I acquired all the information about the campaign. Within what time after death one has to donate eyes, and all other information. Only then I decided to donate my eyes. It's not that just for doing something, I donated my eyes. I found that useful so I did it. I like to do social service from my heart. Whatever is possible I do, but I don't speak of that. But I would like to give more time to it in the near future."
"Women in the industry have been exploited very often, but there are some actors who belive that the short cut to stardom is through nudity or exposure. Such success is, in fact, very short-lived."
"I have never done a kissing scene nor do I have intentions to."
About her film Chaos (2006/II): When this came to be early this year, I was ecstatic. I couldn't believe that I was actually going to work with Meryl Streep, someone I've always admired. In all my interviews 10 years ago people used to ask who is your favourite actor and actress and I would mention Robert de Niro and Meryl Streep. On my first trip there I met up with de Niro and my first film is with Meryl Streep, and I said, 'Oh God that's really, really cool. Really wonderful.
Ever since I went to the Cannes festival, the media overseas really encouraged me to consider the possibilities of working in the West. Then I got a call from some people who worked in the business in America, who asked me to first obviously get an agent so that they could have direct access because that's the way they work.
About turning down the role opposite Jackie Chan in the movie _Time Breaker (2004)_ , "I did not have the required dates as I was busy with the shows abroad. I had to turn down the film. I have no regrets because there is always a next time."
"Indian cinema has begun to be recognized globally. And it's very important for us to make our presence felt at important events such as Cannes. I feel there should be more Indian representation at festivals. India is producing such a large cross section of films. We need to be part of world cinema, and we need to do that now."
"Someone asked me why I'm politically correct, even when people hit out so openly at me. But the truth is, I've never been brought up to behave any other way. I can't say anything hurtful about anyone. I just don't believe in saying mean things. I won't feel good doing that. It's strange why being well behaved is perceived as being too 'propah' and staid. This is the way I am. I'm amazed how many people feel good hitting out at me. They're welcome to do it. Earlier, they had more leeway to deny their indiscretions in print. But now on television they look pretty ridiculous denying what they say."
About the sari on the Oprah show: "I thought I'd wear one on the show, and packed two of them, in case Oprah wanted to wear one too. As luck would have it, my flight was delayed and I reached minutes before the show went on air! So I had no time to change, which is a pity. Americans love the garment but have no clue how it's tied. Oprah is very respectful and appreciative of all cultures. She was very curious about the sari and I helped her put it on, on air! She has sent me an autographed picture saying, 'Next time we change the blouse.' She was very sweet." (Rediff, May 18, 2005)
About being on the Oprah show: "Yes, I was extremely happy to be on her show. I absolutely admire her. I never thought I'd actually be meeting her -- and that too, on her show! It's so strange. But prior to our meeting, during my visit to the US for the premiere of Bride & Prejudice, I had some afternoons off and I watched Oprah. I thought how wonderful it would be to be on her show. And within a month, I was!" (Rediff, May 18, 2005)
"I am not comfortable about kissing or nudity. I am clear about what I want. I'll work only with good directors who'll offer me two-dimensional roles. The director and the role are most important." (Movie Mag International, September 2004)
About her long career in entertainment: "This is my tenth year now, so things have changed within this span of time - so drastically that when I look at the work done when I just joined, it's like, "Oh my God!" So much has changed in these ten years. You get to see how you're part of the process of change within the Indian film industry. That's all positive, that's all a good sign." (Forbes Magazine, August 25th 2005)
Her advice to aspiring professionals: "My biggest concern is always the students who are working toward a certain career - when they limit themselves to just that one option. They need to know that the world is huge - it's an ocean, and there are so many options. It's not the end of the world if they don't get to pursue an apparent childhood dream. That's really important, because you find a lot of kids who believe that they want to become a doctor or an aeronautical engineer or something, and if they don't manage to make their degree, that's the end. They feel so defeated, which is very disheartening. It's sad to know that people let themselves be limited by these aspirations." (Forbes Magazine, August 25th 2005)
It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
Life is a stage, and we are all characters. So play your part and play it well!
On why she participated in the Miss World Pageant in 1994: "For me, it went beyond being a beauty queen. For me, it was about being the 20-year-old girl from India on international platform and a lot of people actually would assume that I wasn't even educated in India because of the way I'd speak. And they'd be like, 'Have you studied in India? Do you actually speak English out there?' and, I was like, 'This is so interesting that so many people know so little about my country.' and this is exactly what I wanted to do when I set out on this little mission in my head." (Jan 2005, 60 Minutes Interview)
"Good films are good films regardless of being made in India or abroad. I believe a great story transcends cultural lines and language barriers." (American Way Magazine, 3-15-06)
I choose films with characters that I feel are relative to a woman's growth for me. In The Last Legion, I play a warrior. This was a first for me and it was a fantastic experience. I would like very much to do more action films. As for the right direction, I make my choices and always move forward one step at a time. (4-26- 06)
On her character in Mistress of Spices (2005): "I have related to each character I have performed thus far, including Tilo. I am very sensitive to moods and one's inward feelings and emotions. I am a true people person and people watcher. I look forward to meeting interesting people and understanding their experiences in life." (4-26-06)
On her character in Dhoom 2 (2006): "It's the kind of character I have never essayed before. Sunehiri, my character in the film, is distinctly different from any other character you have seen me play. That's what makes her exciting to me. For the first time in my life I went through a bit of a fitness regime. Contrary to popular belief, right since modeling, to the (Miss World) title, to films, I have never been a fitness freak or exercised." (October 2006)
About director _J.P. Dutta_ : "J P Dutta is a committed taskmaster. I have danced to songs before. But he always added to choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant's steps, and that was quite challenging. He would shoot an entire mukhda in one shot. To do all the songs at that level required remaining focused at all times. In that moment, I felt I became Umrao Jaan. It was interesting to deliver a performance that shows her passionate but tragic story. The film is also reflective of the art that was at its zenith in that era. The sex trade was called the performing arts then and not prostitution." (October 2006)
On Umrao Jaan (2006) being her first Urdu language film: "Since our generation speaks English, we are not very fluent in Hindi, leave alone Urdu. I loved those dialogs and the experience to work and know about that era. For me, it was a study of Urdu on the sets under the guidance of JP and Javed saab."
About Rekha: "Rekha is very inspiring. It is not necessarily relative to just one performance, but her entire career, the span of characters that she has essayed, the performances that she has delivered itself is extremely inspiring. I am inspired by her performance. But I cannot ape her." (October 2006)
On her role in Umrao Jaan (2006) :"Playing Umrao Jaan was a demanding emotional journey. When a story takes that course, it is following an entire arc; it goes through all the possible emotions. The process was satisfying, inspiring and challenging. It forced me to deliver the best in every moment." (October 2006)
On being compared to Rekha in the original version of Umrao Jaan (1981): "For me, as an actor, it's a special experience to get the opportunity to play Umrao Jaan who has been already iconised on our celluloid. When I played Paro in Devdas, I went through the same area of questioning about how my role will be compared with the ones played earlier." (rediff.com,October 2006)
"My reason for choosing a film is not to impress people. I don't choose films for the box office." (November 2006)
"The audiences feel I am part of their life so they worry about me. I think that is very sweet of them and I tell them that when I will marry I will announce it. When I get married, you'll know. I believe in marriage and it is a beautiful institution." (November 2006)
"It is a very tricky situation when you get the chance to work in English films. I do films based on characters, not to get an entry into Hollywood or whatever. In English, my Bride & Prejudice did well world over. I don't know how it did in Hindi, but I know Jurassic Park too didn't do well in Hindi. I was glad audiences worldwide liked an English film that was Indian. When I did Mistress of Spices, I did it for Paul [Mayeda Berges, the director and husband of Gurinder Chadha] as a team. The film found its audiences. When the Provoked script came to me, I felt it was a very important story of an Indian woman based in London who killed her husband because of marital abuse. Kiranjit Ahluwalia made a big impression in England, and so I did this film because I felt it was an important story to be told. Provoked is an important film for many other Kirans in the world." (November 2006)
"As far as The Last Legion (2007) is concerned, it is a film based on a book [A novel by Valerio Manfredi]. I don't think the character of Meera [her role] is there in the book. I did the film for the new experience and it is for the first time that I was with a complete foreign crew. Working with Ben Kingsley was a great experience. Meera is an Indian in the film and she has great roots and you will identify with her strength. I feel for Indian audiences, and want them to feel pride in what I am doing: I am not doing films just to be there as guest appearances."
On celebrating her 33rd birthday: "I am just not the birthday bash kind. My day will start with a visit to the Siddhivinayak temple with my family, something I do every year. There will be no loud parties... my birthday is a very private affair. Concidering I have to leave for Dubai tomorrow, it will be over early too. Only family and friends will be there." (November 1, 2006)
On the rumors that her black eye was the result of abuse by Salman Khan: "For some perverse reason, no one wants to believe me, that I fell down the stairs. First the media calls me the woman of the millennium, a woman of substance. Then how can the same media make me out to be such a doormat? I'm a self-respecting woman, I don't take nonsense from anyone. No one tries caveman tactics on me. Even Arnold Schwarzenegger can fall and get hurt, so why should I be any different?"
Aishwarya Rai Filmography
Actress - filmography
(In Production) (2000s) (1990s)
2010 Guzaarish - Sofia D'Souza (as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan)
Bhopal Movie (2008) .... Jasmine Singh
2010 Action Replayy - Mala Malhotra/Mala K. Chopra (as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan)
2010 Endhiran - Sana (as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan)
2010 Raavan - Ragini (as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan)
2010 Raavanan - Ragini Subramaniam
2009 The Pink Panther 2 - Sonia Solandres (as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan)
2008 Sarkar Raj - Anita Rajan
2008 Jodhaa Akbar - Jodhaa Bai (as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan)
Singularity (2008) .... Tulaja
The Rebel (2007) .... Rani Laxmibai
Sarkar 2 (2007) .... Neha
Jodha-Akbar (2007) .... Jodhaa Bai
Journey Across India (2007) .... Mumtaz Mahal
... aka Taj Mahal: The Great Indian Experience (India: English title)
The Last Legion (2007) .... Mira
Dhoom 2 (2006) .... Sunehiri
... aka D:2 - Back in Action (India: English title: informal English alternative title)
Umrao Jaan (2006) .... Umrao Jaan
Provoked: A True Story (2006) .... Kiranjit Ahluwalia
... aka Provoked (UK: short title)
Mistress of Spices (2005) .... Tilo
Bunty Aur Babli (2005) .... Special Appearance (song)
Shabd (2005) .... Antara Vashisth/Tammana
Bride & Prejudice (2004) .... Lalita Bakshi
... aka Balle Balle! Amritsar to L.A. (India: English title)
... aka Bride and Prejudice: The Bollywood Musical (International: English title: promotional title)
Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na (2004) .... Diya Malhotra
Raincoat (2004) .... Neerja 'Neeru'
Khakee (2004) .... Mahalaxshmi
... aka The Uniform (International: English title: informal literal title)
Kuch Naa Kaho (2003) .... Namrata Shrivastav
... aka Don't Say a Word (International: English title: informal literal title)
Chokher Bali (2003) .... Binodini
... aka Choker Bali: A Passion Play (International: English title)
... aka Sand in the Eye (India: English title)
Dil Ka Rishta (2003) .... Tia Sharma
... aka Heart of Gold (International: English title)
... aka Relationships of Hearts (International: English title: informal literal title)
Shakti: The Power (2002) .... Dream Girl
23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002) .... Special Appearance (song)
Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin (2002) .... Komal Rastogi
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002) .... Special Appearence
Devdas (2002/I) .... Parvati ('Paro')
Albela (2001) .... Sonia
Mohabbatein (2000) .... Megha
... aka Love Stories (Europe: English title)
Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke (2000) .... Sahiba Gareval
Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000) .... Preeti Virat
... aka You Have My Heart (International: English title: informal title)
Josh (2000) .... Shirley
Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000) .... Meenakshi
... aka I Have Found It (International: English title)
... aka Priyuraalu Pilichindi (India: Telugu title: dubbed version)
Mela (2000) .... Champakali
Sanam Tere Hain Hum (2000) .... Special Appearance
Ravoyi Chandamama (1999) .... Special Appearance (Song)
... aka Shankar (India: Tamil title)
Taal (1999) .... Mansi
... aka Thaalam (India: Tamil title)
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) .... Nandini
... aka Straight from the Heart (International: English title)
Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999) .... Pooja Walia
... aka Lets Go Back (International: English title)
Jeans (1998) .... Madhumitha/Vaishnavi
...Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (1997) .... Ashi Kapoor
Iruvar (1997) .... Pushpa/Kalpana
... aka Iddaru (India: Telugu title: dubbed version)
... aka The Duo
Filmography as: Actress, Miscellaneous Crew, Producer, Self
Miscellaneous Crew - filmography
Bluff Master (2005) (special thanks)
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002) (special thanks)
Filmography as: Actress, Miscellaneous Crew, Producer, Self
Producer - filmography
Bhopal Movie (2008) (in production) (executive producer)
Filmography as: Actress, Miscellaneous Crew, Producer, Self
Self - filmography
"Aspekte" .... Herself (1 episode, 2006)
... aka Kulturbericht (West Germany)
- Episode dated 29 September 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Herself
Bollywood Queens Vol. 2 (2006) (V) .... Herself/Various characters
"The Oprah Winfrey Show" .... Herself (1 episode, 2005)
... aka Oprah (USA: short title)
- Episode dated 24 April 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
"Late Show with David Letterman" .... Herself (1 episode, 2005)
... aka Late Show Backstage (USA: title for episodes with guest hosts)
... aka The Late Show (USA: informal short title)
- Episode dated 8 February 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
"Koffee with Karan" .... Herself - Guest (1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (????) TV Episode .... Herself - Guest
Bollywood Remixed - Das indische Kino erobert den Westen (2004) .... Herself
From Bollywood to Hollywood: The Making of 'Bride and Prejudice' (2004) (V) .... Herself
"Tinseltown TV" .... Herself (1 episode, 2004)
- Episode dated 7 February 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
"60 Minutes" .... Herself (1 episode, 2004)
... aka TV Land Legends: The 60 Minutes Interviews (USA: rerun title)
- Episode dated 2 January 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
"Comme au cinéma" .... Herself (1 episode, 2003)
... aka Comme au cinéma: l'émission (France: long new title)
... aka Comme au cinéma: le magazine (France: long new title)
- Episode dated 20 May 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Herself
Bollywood Sirens: Aishwarya's Greatest Hits (2003) (V) .... Herself (various characters)
48th Manikchand Filmfare Awards 2002 (2003) (TV) .... Herself (Best Actress)
Bollywood im Alpenrausch (2000) (TV) (uncredited) .... Herself