Okay, so I know this isn’t exactly a birthday photo, but it looks kind of appropriate. Anyway, it’s Aishwarya Rai’s birthday today! She was born 34 years ago, and we are glad that she was.
Here’s an excerpt from her Wikipedia entry, for all those of you hungry for some Ash knowledge:
Rai was born in Mangalore, in the South Indian state of Karnataka, to Krishnaraj Rai, a marine biologist, and Vrinda Rai, a writer. Her ancestors are from the Bunt community of Mangalore. Her family relocated to Mumbai (Bombay) after her birth. Rai has one elder brother, Aditya Rai who is in the merchant navy. Rai attended the Arya Vidya Mandir at Santacruz, Mumbai, then entered Jai Hind College, Churchgate, Mumbai for one year and then moved to Ruparel College, Matunga, Mumbai to finish her HSC. She was an A student and was on track to become an architect. Her mother tongue is Tulu. She also speaks Hindi, English, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil.
Rai began modeling on the side while pursuing for studies in Architecture, which did not materialise.
She would’ve been one freakishly beautiful architect, had that happened!