Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has long and often been considered one of the most beautiful women in the world.

The actress, who recently gave birth to her first child - Aaradhya - a few months back, has now come out and acknowledged her own mother, Vrinda, as a role model. Aishwarya claims her mother is responsible for all of her success and has moulded her into the woman she is today.

"She is the nucleus of my existence; who has gently moulded me, shaped me, picked me up when I've been down, has faith in me and taught me to be the very best version of me that I can be," Aishwarya was quoted as saying by Yahoo.

The former Miss World beauty queen presented her mother with a "She's Worth It" award, at the 2012 L'oreal Paris Femina Awards. Meanwhile, Aishwarya herself was given the "Iconic Woman of Worth" award by L'Oreal, for whom she is also a brand ambassador.

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Aishwarya RaiREUTERS/Manav Manglani
Actress Aishwarya Rai arrives for the screening of "Robin Hood" and for the opening ceremony of the 63rd Cannes Film FestivalReuters
Aishwarya Rai at the 63rd Cannes Film FestivalReuters
Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan and his wife Aishwarya Rai arrive at 10th IIFA awards in Macau.Reuters
Winner of the Miss World 1994, Aishwarya Rai has been regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world by various magazines. Movies like "Devdas", "Raincoat", "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" and the recent "Guzaarish" have proved her range. She has also appeared in various international films like "The Mistress of Spices", "Provoked", "The Pink Panther 2", and "The Last Legion." In 2004, TIME magazine named her one of the world's most influential people.Reuters
Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan (L), his son Abhishek Bachchan (C) and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai BachchanReuters