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									Aishwarya Rai
                Aishwarya Rai

              Aishwarya Rai in 2010
               Aishwarya Rai
Born           1 November 1973 (age 38)[1]
               Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Residence      Mumbai, Maharashtra, India[2]
Other names Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Occupation actor, model
Years active 1991–present
Spouse         Abhishek Bachchan (2007–present)
Children       1

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan[3] (née Aishwarya Rai, Tulu:                          , Aiśvaryā Rai ?,
pronounced [əjɕʋərjaː rəj]; born 1 November 1973) is an Indian film actress. She worked as a
model before starting her acting career, and ultimately won the Miss World pageant in 1994. Rai
has acted in over 40 films in Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, and Bengali.
Often cited by the media as the "most beautiful woman in the world",[4][5][6] Rai made her acting
debut in Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Iruvar (1997), and had her first commercial success in the
Tamil movie Jeans (1998). She gained the attention of Bollywood through the film Hum Dil De
Chuke Sanam (1999), directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Her performance won her the Filmfare
Best Actress Award. In 2002 she appeared in Bhansali's Devdas, for which she won her second
Filmfare Best Actress Award.

After a setback in her career during 2003–2005, she appeared in Dhoom 2 (2006), which was her
biggest commercial success in India. She later appeared in films like Guru (2007), Jodhaa Akbar
(2008), and Enthiran (2010), which were commercially and critically successful. Rai has
established herself as one of the leading contemporary actresses in Bollywood.[7][8]

Rai's off-screen roles include duties as brand ambassador for various charity organisations and
campaigns. She is married to fellow actor Abhishek Bachchan. In 2009 she was honoured with
Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award given by the Government of India.


        1 Early life
        2 Modelling career
        3 Film career
             o 3.1 Early career (1997–98)
             o 3.2 Career (1999–2002)
             o 3.3 Professional setback (2003–05)
             o 3.4 Recent work (2006–present)
        4 Social work
        5 Personal life
        6 Awards and honours
        7 Filmography
        8 See also
        9 References
        10 Further reading
        11 External links

Early life
Rai was born into a Tulu-speaking Bunt family in Mangalore, Karnataka.[9] Her father,
Krishnaraj, was a marine biologist, while her mother, Brindya, is a housewife.[1] She has one
elder brother, Aditya Rai, who is an engineer in the merchant navy. He co-produced one of her
movies, Dil Ka Rishta (2003).[10]
The family moved to Mumbai, where Rai attended the Arya Vidya Mandir High School.[1] Rai
did her intermediate schooling at Jai Hind College for a year,[11] and then joined DG Ruparel
College[12] in Matunga, securing 90 percent in the HSC exams.[1][13] She trained in classical
dance and music for five years during her teens.[13] Her favourite subject was zoology, so she
initially considered a career in medicine.[13] With plans to become an architect, she enrolled at
Raheja College, but later gave up her education to pursue a career in modelling.[11]

Modelling career
One of her earliest modelling assignment was, when she was in the ninth grade, for Camlin
Pencils.[13] One of her professors at Jai Hind College took pictures of her which were published
in a fashion magazine.[14] In 1991 Rai took part in the Ford Supermodel Contest and also
appeared in Vogue Magazine.[12] She has been on the cover of Vogue three times.[15]

Rai became popular after appearing in a Pepsi commercial with actor Aamir Khan.[13] She
modelled for Longines watches, Coca-Cola,[16] Lakmé Cosmetics, Casio pager, Philips,
Palmolive,[14] Lux, and Fuji films.[17] She continued to model while pursuing her studies in
architecture.[1][14] She was named the official brand ambassador for De Beers diamonds in

In the 1994 Miss India contest, she won second place, behind Sushmita Sen, and was crowned
Miss India World.[18] She went on to win the Miss World[19] title the same year, where she also
won the Miss Photogenic award.[20] After winning the pageant, she gave up her studies and spent
one year reigning as Miss World in London.[18] Rai continued to pursue a career as a model until
she became an actress.[21]

Film career
Early career (1997–98)

Rai made her acting debut in Mani Ratnam's Tamil biopic film Iruvar (1997), where she worked
alongside Mohanlal.[22] The film was a critical success and won many awards, including Best
Film award at the Belgrade International Film Festival,[23] and two National Film Awards.[23] Rai
appeared in dual roles, one of which was a depiction of political leader and former actress J.
Jayalalithaa.[24] Rai made her Bollywood debut in the film in Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, opposite
Bobby Deol, which released the same year; the film was unsuccessful at the box office.[25] Her
third project, Jeans (1998), a high-budget Tamil film directed by S. Shankar, was a commercial
success. The film included the song "Poovukkul", written by Vairamuthu, in which Rai's
character is compared to the seven wonders of the world and described as the eighth.[26][27] The
film was India's official entry to the Academy Awards in that year.[28]

Career (1999–2002)

In 1999 Rai starred in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, opposite Salman Khan
and Ajay Devgan.[29] The film had Rai playing Nandini, who is forced to marry Devgan despite
being in love with another man (Khan). Her husband tries to help her locate her previous love,
and his caring attention eventually wins her over. Rai's portrayal won her critical acclaim, with a
review on stating, "Aishwarya looks beautiful as usual ... This film will most likely
draw her accolades from all over, may be even get her recognised as an actress the way Manisha
Koirala did in Khamoshi. In many scenes, there is no trace of makeup and she looks very
fresh".[30] The film was her first box office success in Bollywood, and earned her a Filmfare Best
Actress Award.[31]

In the same year she appeared in Subhash Ghai's Taal,[32] in which she played Mansi, a young
village woman who becomes a big pop star after being hurt by her lover, played by Akshay
Khanna. The film was an average grosser in India but was a big success outside India, especially
in the United States, where it became the first Indian film in the top 20 on Variety's box office
list.[33] Her performance was praised, with a reviewer from writing, "After being
praised for her looks and acting talent in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Aishwarya has excelled in
Taal. She looks ethereal and unlike the former film, has a very sober and soft role. Though she
looks pained and tragic in most of the film, she does a good job of a woman who is very
protective of her father and one who doesn't think twice before rejecting a lover who has insulted
her father."[34] She received another Best Actress nomination from the Filmfare Awards for her
work in the film.[35]

In 2000 she appeared in Mansoor Khan's Josh alongside Shahrukh Khan and Chandrachur Singh,
in which she plays a Catholic named Shirley who falls in love with the sibling of her brother's
enemy.[36] The film was a commercial success.[37] Later that year she appeared in Satish
Kaushik's Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, opposite Anil Kapoor. It was a moderate success, and
her performance earned her a Filmfare Best Actress Award nomination.[38] Later that year she
played a supporting role in Aditya Chopra's Mohabbatein, alongside Amitabh Bachchan and
Shahrukh Khan. The second-highest grosser of the year, the film was a major commercial
success, and earned her a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award nomination.[38][39] Later that
year, she starred in the Tamil film Kandukondain Kandukondain, alongside Mammooty, Ajith
Kumar, and Tabu. Rai plays Tabu's younger sibling, a dreamer at heart, whose hopes come
crashing down when she discovers she's been cheated by her lover.[40] Directed by Rajiv Menon,
the movie was a successful venture commercially.[41][42]

In 2002 Rai appeared alongside Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's
Devdas, an adaptation of Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel of the same name.[43] She
played the role of Paro (Parvati), the love interest of the protagonist, played by Khan. The film
received a special screening at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.[44] It became the highest-grossing
film of the year in India and overseas, earning a revenue of Rs 390 million domestically.[45][46]
Devdas won numerous awards, including 10 Filmfare Awards, and Rai received her second
Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance.[47]

Professional setback (2003–05)
Aishwarya Rai in the song Kajra Re.

In 2003 she acted in Rituparno Ghosh's Bengali film Chokher Bali, an adaptation of
Rabindranath Tagore's novel of the same name.[48] She portrays the character of a young woman
called Binodini,[49] who is left on her own when her sickly husband dies soon after they are
married.[50] The film was critically acclaimed and did well at the box office.[51][52] That year she
appeared in the Bollywood film Dil Ka Rishta, with Arjun Rampal, and Rohan Sippy's Kuch Na
Kaho, alongside Abhishek Bachchan,[53] neither of which fared well at the box office.[53][54]

In 2004 she appeared alongside Martin Henderson in Bride and Prejudice, Gurinder Chadha's
Bollywood-style English adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. She played Lalita
Bakshi, the film's version of Austen's character Elizabeth Bennet. Based on 131 reviews, the film
has a rating of 64 percent at the review website Rotten Tomatoes.[55] She played a negative role
for the first time in Rajkumar Santoshi's Khakee, which also featured Amitabh Bachchan,
Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, and Jayapradha. The film was a box office success.[56] In the same
year she worked with director Rituparno Ghosh for the second time, in Raincoat, where she
starred alongside Ajay Devgan. The film was highly acclaimed by critics, with Rai receiving
rave reviews for her performance.[57]

In 2005 she appeared in Shabd, a film based on a love triangle, alongside Sanjay Dutt and Zayed
Khan. The film was unsuccessful at the box office; it received average reviews from critics.[58]
Her next release was Paul Mayeda Berges's The Mistress of Spices, based on the novel of the
same name by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni,[59] in which she starred alongside Dylan
McDermott.[60] The film received negative reviews from critics,[61] and was a commercial
failure.[62] The same year she made a special appearance in a hugely popular seven-minute dance
sequence for the song "Kajra Re", with Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, in Shaad
Ali's Bunty Aur Babli.[63]

Recent work (2006–present)
Rai costumed as an old dwarf in the movie Dhoom 2

In 2006 Rai portrayed the title role in J P Dutta's Umrao Jaan, the story of a courtesan and
poetess from 19th-century Lucknow. The movie is the second adaptation of the Urdu novel
Umrao Jaan Ada (1905), by Mirza Hadi Ruswa. Rai's work received mixed reviews, and the film
was a critical and commercial failure. Critics particularly felt the new version is poor when
compared to the acclaimed 1981 version by Muzaffar Ali, which starred Rekha in the title role.
BBC critic Poonam Joshi wrote, "While only Aishwarya could emulate the grace and poise of
Rekha, she doesn't quite capture the intensity of Umrao's abiding melancholy", commenting that
"her incandescent beauty and artistry... does indeed keep the audience watching, though not
necessarily emotionally engaged."[64] Later that year she appeared as a master thief, Sunheri, in
the Yash Raj Films production of Dhoom 2, directed by Sanjay Gadhvi. The ensemble cast
included Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, and Uday Chopra. The movie was
a blockbuster, and became the highest grossing film of the year in India, earning revenues of
over Rs 770 million domestically.[65] A controversy arose regarding a scene containing a kiss
between her and Hrithik Roshan.[66] Rai's performance received mostly negative reviews, with a
reviewer on writing, "Ash's character too is all gloss and no depth. You seldom feel
any tension in her behaviour and expressions as she accompanies the master thief on potentially
dangerous missions. Sunehri enters the film nearly 50 minutes after its opening in a disguise. In
no time, she is wearing the flimsiest of clothes. Once she opens her mouth—and she does it two
minutes after appearing in the film—she spoils the image. There is no sensuality any more, and
half an hour later, one wonders what made the master thief fall for her."[67] Nonetheless, her
performance earned her a sixth nomination for Filmfare Best Actress Award.

In 2007 she appeared in Mani Ratnam's Guru as Sujata. Speculated to be based on the life of
Indian businessman Dhirubhai Ambani, it is a rag to riches story about an ambitious small-town
man who ends up as the owner of the biggest corporation in India. The film premièred at the
Elgin Theatre in Toronto, Canada, the first Indian film to have a mainstream international
premiere in that country.[68][69] The film was critically acclaimed, and performed well at the box
office.[70] Critical reception for Rai was mixed. While Nikhat Kazmi from The Times of India
wrote that she is "just okay, and fails to register the growth in her character",'s Raja
Sen described it as "arguably her finest performance, visible especially when she takes over the
film's climax."[71][72] Rai received her seventh Filmfare nomination for Best Actress for her
performance. In the same year she starred alongside Naveen Andrews and Miranda Richardson
in Jag Mundhra's British film Provoked, as Kiranjit Ahluwalia, an Non-resident Indian woman
who kills her abusive husband after facing severe domestic violence. Rai received mostly
positive reviews for her portrayal. It was screened in the Marché du Film Cannes Film Market
during the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Ahluwalia sat next to Rai during the screening, reportedly
holding her hand and sobbing during the most violent scenes.[73] In the same year Rai appeared
as a warrior from Kerala named Mira in Doug Lefler's epic film The Last Legion, alongside Sir
Ben Kingsley, Colin Firth, and Thomas Sangster. The film was a critical failure.[74]

Rai at the Cannes Film Festival (2008)

In 2008 Rai starred alongside Hrithik Roshan in Ashutosh Gowariker's historical drama Jodhaa
Akbar. The story is a partly fictionalised account of the life of Muslim Mughal emperor
Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar, played by Roshan, and his Hindu wife Jodha Bai, played by Rai.
The film was a critical and commercial success, earning revenues of over Rs 590 million
domestically. Rai's performance in the film was praised by critics, with Rajeev Masand writing,
"Aishwarya Rai is wonderfully restrained and uses her eyes expertly to communicate so much,
making this one of her finest outings on screen".[75] She earned her eighth nomination for Best
Actress at the Filmfare Awards for her performance. Later that year she co-starred with husband
Abhishek Bachchan and father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan in Ram Gopal Verma's Sarkar Raj, a
sequel to his previous film, Sarkar.[76] She plays the CEO of a major power company that is
proposing a new power plant in rural Maharashtra. The film was a critical and commercial

In 2009 she appeared in Harald Zwart's spy comedy film The Pink Panther 2, playing the role of
criminology expert Sonia Solandres. Like its predecessor, the sequel received negative reviews
from critics,[79] and did a moderate business of $34,590,360 at the U.S box office.[80] In 2010 she
collaborated with Mani Ratnam for a bilingual project, two films featuring Rai portraying a
character based on the goddess Sita. The films were shot simultaneously, with Rai's role being
one of the only roles which were played by the same performer in both versions. Upon release,
the project received mixed reviews. Though both her portrayals of Ragini were praised, the Hindi
version—Raavan, alongside Abhishek Bachchan—failed commercially, whilst the Tamil
version—Raavanan—was successful. The Hindi version of the film got decent reviews in
various US media, including the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, with the former saying,
"Raavan has Bollywood glamour aplenty, with the lovely if occasionally dramatically challenged
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan", and the latter describing Rai as a scene-stealer.[81]

Rai paired with Rajinikanth in the science fiction Tamil film Enthiran (2010), directed by S.
Shankar.[82] The film—the most expensive ever made in India—was released worldwide in 2010,
and is the highest-grossing Indian film when all its versions are totalled.[83][84][85] She appeared in
Vipul Shah's Action Replayy opposite Akshay Kumar, which received mixed reviews from
critics. Rai's final release in 2010 was Guzaarish, her third collaboration with director Sanjay
Leela Bhansali and actor Hrithik Roshan. The film tells the story of Ethan Mascarenhas
(Roshan), a former magician who has been quadriplegic for twelve years; after years of struggle
he files an appeal to the court for euthanasia. Rai played Ethan's strict, devoted, and supportive
nurse Sophie D'Souza. The film opened to positive reviews, and Rai's portrayal was praised.
According to Nikhat Kazmi, "Aishwarya is a stunning picture of fire and grace, walking away
with certain scenes by her sheer vitality."[86][87] In 2011 she received her ninth nomination for the
Filmfare Award for Best Actress. As of May 2011, she is set to appear in Rajkumar Santoshi's
next film, Ladies and Gentlemen, along with Abhishek Bachchan,[88] and in Madhur
Bhandarkar's next directorial venture, Heroine.[89] The shooting of both films was postponed, due
to Rai's pregnancy.[90][91] She will not appear in Heroine, which is going forward with Kareena

Social work
In 1999 Rai participated in a world tour called the Magnificent Five, along with Aamir Khan,
Rani Mukerji, Akshaye Khanna, and Twinkle Khanna.[93] In the same year, she was appointed as
Longines Ambassador of Elegance.[94] In 2003 she became the first Indian actress to be a jury
member at the Cannes Film Festival.[95] In 2003 she became a global brand ambassador of
L'Oreal, alongside Andie Macdowell, Eva Longoria, and Penelope Cruz.[96][97] Rai is the brand
ambassador for The Eye Bank Association of India's nationwide campaign to promote eye
donation in India.[98] In 2005 she became a brand ambassador for Pulse Polio, a campaign
established by the Government of India in 1994 to eradicate polio in India.[99] In the same year,
Rai was appointed spokesperson for the International Year of Microcredit, raising awareness of
the main goals and priorities of the United Nations' poverty alleviation efforts.[100][101]

In February 2005 Rai performed alongside other Bollywood stars at the HELP! Telethon
Concert, an event to raise money for the victims of the 2004 tsunami earthquake.[102] Along with
other members of the Bachchan family, she laid the foundation of a special school for
underprivileged girls in Daulatpur village in Uttar Pradesh in 2008. Construction is being funded
by the Bachchan family, and the school will be named after Rai.[103] She appeared along with
various other Bollywood actors at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in
Melbourne. The performance showcased Indian culture as a lead-up to India hosting the 2010
Commonwealth Games.[104]

In 2009 Rai was appointed as the first Goodwill Ambassador of Smile Train, an international
charity that provides free Cleft lip and palate surgery to children in need. Her work with Smile
Train will focus not only on India, but on 76 different developing countries around the

Personal life
Wedding of Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan in 2007

In 1999 Aishwarya began dating Bollywood actor Salman Khan; their relationship was often
reported in the media until the couple separated in 2001. Rai cited "abuse (verbal, physical and
emotional), infidelity and indignity" on the part of Khan as reasons for ending the
relationship.[107] In a 2009 Times of India article, Khan denied ever beating her: "It's not true that
I hit a woman."[108]

Rai is married to actor Abhishek Bachchan, they met in 1997.[15] Their engagement was
announced on 14 January 2007 and later confirmed by his father, Amitabh Bachchan.[109] The
couple married on 20 April 2007 according to traditional Hindu rites of the Bunt community, to
which she belongs.[110] Token North Indian and Bengali ceremonies were also performed. The
wedding took place in a private ceremony at the Bachchan residence, "Prateeksha", in Juhu,
Mumbai.[110] They have been described as a supercouple in the Indian media.[111][112] Rai is very
close to her family and lived with them in Bandra, Mumbai, until her marriage.[113][114] Rai is
Hindu and deeply religious.[4]

Rai gave birth to a baby girl on 16 November 2011.[115]

Awards and honours
Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai is a two-time winner of the Filmfare Best Actress Award, and has been
nominated for Filmfare Awards eleven times.[38][116] She has won numerous times at the
International Indian Film Academy Awards, Star Screen Awards, Zee Cine Awards, and others.
In 2009 Rai was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest Indian civilian award, for her
contributions to Indian cinema.[117] In 2001 Forbes named Rai among the top five Indian movie
stars.[118] In a reader poll conducted by UK's Hello! magazine, she was voted "the most attractive
woman of 2003".[119] In the same year, Rai appeared in Rolling Stone magazine's annual "Hot
List".[120] In 2004 she was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the world's most influential
people, and appeared on the cover of its 2003 Asia edition.[121][122][123] In October 2004 a wax
figure of Rai was put on display in London's Madame Tussaud's wax museum.[124] She was the
sixth Indian and the second Bollywood personality—after her father-in-law, Amitabh
Bachchan—to get this honour. In 2007 the same figure was displayed at Madame Tussaud's
Museum in Times Square in New York.[125]
Aishwarya Rai with her husband, Abhishek Bachchan, at the IIFA Awards (2007)

In 2005 she was the subject of a 60 Minutes profile on 2 January, which said that "at least
according to thousands of Web sites, Internet polls and even Julia Roberts", she was "the world's
most beautiful woman".[4] The same year, a tulip in the Netherlands was named "Aishwarya Rai"
after her.[126] Also in 2005, Mattel released a limited edition of Barbie dolls of Aishwarya Rai in
the United Kingdom.[127] The British magazine Maxim ranked Rai first on their list of "Hottest
Women of India".[128]

Rai appeared on such shows as Late Show with David Letterman, and was the first Bollywood
personality to appear on Oprah's "Women Across the Globe" segment. In 2005 Harpers and
Queen's list of "Most Beautiful Women in The World" ranked her ninth.[129] In May 2006
Aishwarya was featured in People Magazine as one of the "World's Most Beautiful People".[130]
The UK magazine Eastern Eye ranked her third in the list of "Asia's Sexiest Women" in
2006,[131] and she was ranked eighth in 2009.[132] In 2008 American television channel E!:
Entertainment listed Aishwarya's eyes as the sexiest on their Sexiest Body Parts list.[133] In 2009
she made appearances on Martha Stewart's show Martha and on the The Tyra Banks
Show.[134][135] In the same year Forbes listed Rai at 387th out of 1,411 actors on their list of the
most bankable stars in Hollywood. She is the highest-ranked Indian actor on the list.[136][137]

In 2009, Rai refused to accept the second-highest Order Of France, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres,
as her father was suffering from a serious illness, and she wanted her whole family to attend the
award ceremony.[138] She is the fourth Indian actor—after Sivaji Ganesan, Nandita Das, and
Shahrukh Khan—to be chosen for the award. Amitabh Bachchan was chosen for another Order
Of France, the Legion of Honour.[139] In June 2009 she was declared the Female Star of The
Decade at the tenth International Indian Film Academy Awards, held in Macau.[140] In December
2010 she was declared the "Actress of the Decade" at the BIG Star Entertainment Awards.[141] In
March 2011 Rai was honoured by Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa at World
Kannada Meet (Vishwa Kannada Sammelana) for her contributions to the arts.[142] Later that
month she was presented with the "Decade of Global Achievement Honour" by FICCI.[143] She
attended the 83rd Academy Awards, along with her husband, Abhishek.[144]

Year        Title        Language         Role                       Notes
1997 Iruvar              Tamil    Pushpa / Kalpana      Dubbed into Telugu as Iddaru
1997 Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya   Hindi    Ashi Kapoor
                                                        Dubbed into Telugu and Hindi
1998 Jeans               Tamil     Madhumita
                                                        with the same title
1999 Aa Ab Laut Chalen Hindi       Pooja
     Hum Dil De Chuke
1999                   Hindi       Nandini              Filmfare Best Actress Award
1999 Ravoyi Chandamama Telugu                           Special appearance
                                                        Nominated—Filmfare Best
1999 Taal                Hindi     Mansi                Actress Award
                                                        Dubbed into Tamil as Thaalam
2000 Mela                Hindi     Champakali           Guest appearance
     Kandukondain                                       Dubbed into Telugu as Priyuralu
2000                     Tamil     Meenakshi Bala
     Kandukondain                                       Pilichindi
2000 Josh                Hindi     Shirley
     Hamara Dil Aapke                                   Nominated—Filmfare Best
2000                     Hindi     Preeti Virat
     Paas Hai                                           Actress Award
     Dhaai Akshar Prem
2000                     Hindi     Sahiba Grewal
                                                        Nominated—Filmfare Best
2000 Mohabbatein         Hindi     Megha
                                                        Supporting Actress Award
2001 Albela              Hindi     Sonia
     Hum Tumhare Hain
2002                     Hindi     Suman                Guest appearance
     Hum Kisi Se Kum
2002                     Hindi     Komal Rastogi
     23 March 1931:
2002                     Hindi                          Special appearance
2002 Devdas              Hindi     Parvati (Paro)       Filmfare Best Actress Award
                                                        Special appearance in song "Ishq
2002 Shakti: The Power   Hindi     Herself
2003 Chokher Bali        Bengali   Binodhini
2003 Dil Ka Rishta       Hindi     Tia Sharma
2003 Kuch Naa Kaho       Hindi     Namrata Shrivastav
                                                        Dubbed into Hindi as Balle Balle
2004 Bride & Prejudice   English   Lalita Bakshi
                                                        Amritsar to LA
2004 Khakee              Hindi     Mahalakshmi
2004 Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na Hindi     Diya Malhotra
                                                        Nominated—Filmfare Best
2004 Raincoat            Hindi     Neerja
                                                        Actress Award
Year          Title          Language             Role                    Notes
2005 Shabd                   Hindi
                                                             Special appearance in the song
2005 Bunty Aur Babli         Hindi
                                                             "Kajra Re"
2005 Mistress of Spices      English    Tilo
2006 Umrao Jaan              Hindi      Umrao Jaan
                                                             Nominated—Filmfare Best
2006 Dhoom 2                 Hindi      Sunehri
                                                             Actress Award
                                                             Nominated—Filmfare Best
                                                             Actress Award
2007 Guru                    Hindi      Sujata
                                                             Dubbed into Tamil as Guru and
                                                             Telugu as Gurukanth
                                                             Dubbed into Hindi with the same
2007 Provoked                English    Kiranjit Ahluwalia
2007 The Last Legion         English    Mira
                                                             Nominated—Filmfare Best
                                                             Actress Award
2008 Jodhaa Akbar            Hindi      Jodhaa Bai
                                                             Dubbed into Tamil and Telugu
                                                             with the same title
2008 Sarkar Raj              Hindi      Anita Rajan
                                                             Dubbed into French as La
2009 The Pink Panther 2      English    Sonia Solandres
                                                             Pantera Rosa 2
2010 Raavan                  Hindi      Ragini Sharma
2010 Raavanan                Tamil      Ragini Subramaniam Dubbed into Telugu as Villain
                                                           Dubbed into Telugu as Robo and
2010 Enthiran                Tamil      Sana
                                                           Hindi as Robot
2010 Action Replayy          Hindi      Mala
                                                           Nominated—Filmfare Best
2010 Guzaarish               Hindi      Sofia D'Souza
                                                           Actress Award
2012 Ladies and Gentlemen Hindi

See also
      List of Indian film actresses

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