Aishwarya Turns 37, Remains On Top Of Her Game. She is the one with the beautiful face who continues to flourish in both Bollywood and Hollywood. As she readies for another run at the box office with two big-budget movies lined up, former beauty queen Aishwarya Rai also prepares to celebrate her 37th birthday on Tuesday. One of the most beautiful leading ladies in the Hindi film industry, Rai has come a long way since being crowned Miss World in 1994 and beginning her film career with a lesser-known but critically-acclaimed film, “Iruvar.” She is counted among the most successful actors of her generation. Her face still launches a number of brands every year and her appearances at Cannes year-after-year are as talked about as those of Eva Longoria and Kate Winslet. However, the most significant aspect of her 13-year-long film career remains her metamorphosis into being a “director’s delight.”Her upcoming films, “Guzaarish” with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and “Action Replayy” with Vipul Shah, are totally opposite to each other in terms of the characters she is playing. In the first, she plays a nurse to a paraplegic Hrithik Roshan, a pivotal role when Hrithik begs for mercy killing. In the second, she plays an over-the-top character of a typical Hindi film heroine, who shakes a leg or two and even dons colorful saris while romancing Akshay Kumar in the style of the 1970s. She is a much-reckoned artiste today, who is praised not only for her professional attitude but also for her complete surrender to her directors. However, despite being married into the first family of Hindi filmdom, the Bachchans, led by her father-in-law, Amitabh Bachchan, and having achieved international fame, Aishwarya remains as grounded as ever. Subhash Ghai, who worked with her in 1999 success “Taal,” says that she will still be in the reckoning even 10 years from now. Bhansali calls her the “timeless beauty” and says, quite emphatically, that “she understands me.” Her husband, Abhishek Bachchan, leaves no stone unturned in heaping praise on wife dearie, as he says, “I feel great about Aishwarya’s achievements, I am very proud of her,” he told The Hindu newspaper. “Whatever adulation she has got, she truly deserves it. I’m happy that she broke the notion that women can’t work after marriage.” However, in comparison to her rocking career and life, Aishwarya’s birthday plans remains simple. She told the Times of India, “Time with family is celebration for me, and it’s more than enough.”
Aishwarya Rai (Ash) is one of Bollywood’s pre-eminent leading ladies. This Indian darling burst upon the world stage when her striking beauty, poise and commanding intelligence won her the Miss World crown in 1994. This former architecture major soon became one of India’s most famous models landing a prestigious Pepsi campaign and appearing in Vogue Magazine. India’s top Bollywood directors were soon lining up to work with Ash. Her film debut in Mani Rathnam’s ‘Iruvar’ (1997) received critical acclaim and her performance in Aur Paar Ho Gaya’ (1997) directed by Rahul Rawail garnered her the Best Female Debutante Award. In 2000 she was awarded Best Actress by FilmFare and Zee Cine for her work in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam”, in that same year, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her special appearance in Aditya Chopra’s Mohabbatein (2000). In 2001 Ash was nominated for FilmFare’s Best Actress Award for Satish Kaushik’s “Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai”. Ash’s star continued to rise in 2002 working again with Sajay Leela Bhansali in ‘Devdas’. ‘Devdas’ is the most ambitious and most successful film in Bollywood history. It became the first Bollywood picture to ever receive a special screening at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and broke box-office records in India and the United States. 2003 brought even more exciting opportunities. Ash became the first Indian actor to be a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival. She is also the latest member of the elite L’Oreal Dream Team, joining beauties Catherine Deneuve & Andie MacDowell as their international ambassador. She graced the covers of India Today and the prestigious TIME Magazine. Time Magazine has also listed her on their list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World Today”. She has graced numerous covers worldwide including USA, UK, China, Russia, Israel, United Emerites, Italy, Spain and France. Ash was also listed on Rolling Stone Magazine’s annual “Hot List”, Hello Magazine’s Most Attractive Women in the World”, Stuff Magazine, FHM magazine, V-Life from Variety Magazine, GQ Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Harper’s & Queen and countless others. 2004 saw Aishwarya take on the leading role in her first English language film for Gurinder Chadha in “Bride & Prejudice”. She also became the first Indian female to be immortalized in wax at the world famous Madame Tussaud’s wax museum in London. With over 17,000 websites dedicated to her, Ash finally launched her “Official Website” www.AishwaryaWorld.com 2005 started with appearances on “60 Minutes”, “David Letterman Show” and the most watched television program in the world the “Oprah Winfrey Show”. Aishwarya’s career continues to grow even stronger – she will soon be seen in Mistress of Spices for director Paul Berges, Jag Mundhra’s Provoked, Sanjay Gadhvi’s Dhoom 2 and legendary film producer Dino De Laurentiis’s The Last Legion opposite Colin Firth and Sir Ben Kingsley. The Queen of Bollywood is already becoming the talk of tinseltown and is currently in negotiations on two major motion pictures.
The dancer-turned-actress Jennifer Morrison made her film debut in the movie “Intersection.” She has also starred in “Urban legends Final Cut” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” but she currently has a role on the Fox drama “House.” The actress was born August 19, 1979, in Chicago and has dated co-star Jesses Spencer. An actress who first earned her critical laurels (and reeled in a substantial television fanbase) as Dr. Alison Cameron on the blockbuster medical drama House (2004), Jennifer Morrison grew up well outside the realm of Hollywood, in a middle-class family in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois. As a preteen and teenager, Morrison entered showbusiness via modeling, appearing in innumerable print campaigns and gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids at one point; after wrapping up high school, she attended Loyola University as a theater major (reportedly graduating in only three years) and subsequently trained with the legendary Steppenwolf theatrical ensemble, onetime home to such stars as John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, and Glenne Headly. From there, Hollywood fame was merely a short leap away; by the time of her Loyola graduation, Morrison had already officially debuted onscreen, with a small part as the daughter of Richard Gere and Sharon Stone in the psychological drama Intersection (1994) and a more significant role as a missing girl who psychically haunts Kevin Bacon in the supernatural thriller Stir of Echoes (1999). Morrison signed for her first lead with a role that many felt unworthy of her talents and intelligence: that of Amy Mayfield, a young film student who gets in way over her head amid a thesis project on urban legends, in John Ottman’s slasher outing Urban Legends: The Final Cut (2000). Subsequent projects included Michael Davis’s teen-oriented romantic comedy 100 Women (2002), Casey La Scala’s teen comedy Grind (2003), and — as something of a nadir — the critically despised holiday gross-out fest Surviving Christmas (2004), in which she played Ben Affleck’s snotty girlfriend. As indicated, House represented Morrison’s breakthrough and the role that finally brought her public attention. The long-running Fox drama told of Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), a diagnostician with an astounding degree of medical knowledge and an absolute dearth of social skills. As Dr. Cameron (an immunologist with a not-so-secret crush on the physician), Morrison brought a much-needed dose of warmth and vulnerability to the series. Morrison subsequently made headlines in 2007, when she was tapped to appear as Winona Kirk, James T. Kirk’s mother, in J.J. Abrams’s much-anticipated 11th installment of the Star Trek series.
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