Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was born on November 1, 1973. She won the Miss World contest in 1994 and went on to pursue an acting career. Aishwarya Rai is often touted as the most beautiful woman on the earth. She is one of the most popular actresses of India and is currently working on many international projects like Chaos with Meryl Streep and Last Legion which is about to release soon. She made her film debut in Mani Ratnam's Iruvar (1997) and had her first critical and commercial success with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), with whom she repeated this success with Devdas (2002). Since then, she has acted in nearly forty Hindi, Tamil, Bengali and English films. Today, she is considered to be one of the most popular actresses in India and the best-known Indian actress in the world. Rai is married to Indian actor Abhishek Bachchan and is daughter-in-law to Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.