It all began in the early 90's for the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai as she first rose to fame as a model and then went on to win the coveted Miss World title in 1994 when she was just 21. There has been no looking back for this Indian stunner ever since.
Bollywood was the next stop for her, where she ruled for more than a decade with her stellar performances and is often regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world. Rai even had a taste of Hollywood with films such as Pride and Prejudice, Mistress of Spices and Pink Panther 2.
She then went on to marry Abhishek Bachchan, son of the legendary Amitabh Bachchan after a whirlwind romance. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the most glamorous couple in the Indian film industry, recently celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary on 20 April.
The Bollywood stars met back in 2007, when the former Miss World was still a fledgling actress and Abhishek Bachchan was still under the shadow of his father, the legendary Amitabh Bachchan. In November 2011, the happy couple received an addition: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gave birth to her first child. The young girl, Aaradhya Bachchan, is already one of the most famous faces in Bollywood.
"The first time I met Aishwarya was in August 1997. I was on a recce for my father's film Mrityudata in Switzerland and she was shooting her first film, Aur Pyar Ho Gaya. I remember one evening Bobby [Deol, her co-star] invited me to his hotel for dinner and Aishwarya was there. That was the first time I actually met her," Abhishek Bachchan told an Indian magazine.
"If you ask her, she will tell you the same thing - that the minute we came together, we both knew that this was something for keeps. So, there wasn't just this 'one' defining moment, it always felt perfect," the actor explained.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is also expected to return to the silver screen after a long break from acting career following her pregnancy and delivery. She was supposed to play the lead in Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine in 2011, had to drop out of the movie casting due to her pregnancy. She had been on a break ever since.
Meanwhile, check out photographs of the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan... through the years.