Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turns 40

Mumbai, Nov 1 : Bollywood actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turned 40 years of age on Friday.

The globally famed actress made her acting debut in the 1997 biographical film 'Iruvar' and starred in the commercially successful 1998 film 'Jeans'.

She earned wide public recognition and Best Actress awards at Filmfare for her leading roles in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 1999 melodrama 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' and the 2002 period film 'Devdas'.

Besides the Filmfare awards, Aishwarya was the youngest Indian actress to be conferred with the fourth-highest civilian award, Padma Shri, by the Indian government.

The talented actress not only won the hearts with her roles in 'Devdas', 'Taal', 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam', 'Jodhaa Akbar', 'Guzaarish' and 'The Mistress of Spices' but also conquered critical acclaim with her performances in films like 'Choker Bali' and 'Raincoat'.

A regular jury at The Cannes Film Festival, the actress has also showcased her talents in the Hollywood industry in films like 'The Pink Panther 2' and 'Bride and Prejudice'.

Aishwarya, who took a long break from the industry, is planning her comeback by starring opposite hubby Abhishek Bachchan.

According to media reports, the couple will be teaming up for producer Gaurang Doshi's next venture 'Happy Anniversary'.

The shooting of the film is likely to commence early next year and the film is expected to hit the theatres in 2014 itself.

Ash and Abhishek Bachchan got married in 2007 and are the parents of a girl child named Aaradhya.

--IBNS (Posted on 02-11-2013)

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