Happy Birthday Aishwarya Rai Bachchan! (From Crown to Baby Bump.)

Sue Castellino , 01 Nov 2011
Young Aishwarya Rai
Young Aishwarya Rai

Happy Birthday Aishwarya Rai Bachchan! We’ve been fans from the time you stepped onto the Miss India Platform. Even though you’ve had some bad fashion along the way and developed that annoying laugh, we still can’t get enough! That’s why for her birthday we thought we’d do collages of different stages in her life, from the crown to the baby bump.

India’s Favourite Miss World

Aishwarya Rai Miss World 1994
Aishwarya Rai Miss World 1994

I remember I was 7 years old watching the Miss World 1994 competition on my old 19 inch tube TV, glued to the beauties that were in their national costumes. I didn’t know at the time that India was taking part, and when I saw Aishwarya Rai I was stunned! That was my first impression and ever since then I’ve had her up on a pedestal, just like the rest of India. Do you remember your first Aishwarya moment?

Her Fashion Disasters

Aishwarya Rai pre stylist
Aishwarya Rai pre stylist

It was quite embarrassing to see the much loved Ash walk out in these terrifying outfits especially since she was stunning at the pageant. We forgive her though, this was her pre-stylist stage, every Bollywood starlet goes through this phase and compared to others, Ash was still a notch better. I’m still trying to forget Kareena Kapoor and Kajol’s hideous outfits from the 90s!

Hitting the Red Carpet

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan red carpet
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan red carpet

She hasn’t always shimmered in all her glory on the red carpet, but for what its worth, she was one of the firsts. Paving the way for starlets like Sonam Kapoor and shall we say it… Mallika Sherawat. My favourite look of hers is the lilac textured Elie Saab gown, which is now replicated (albeit quite badly ) at Madame Tussauds.

Becoming a Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai & Abhishek Bachchan, Amitabh & Jaya Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai & Abhishek Bachchan, Amitabh & Jaya Bachchan

There was, actually still is a lot of controversy around this whole wedding, rumours or not; this union was our equivalent to the royal wedding. Being traditional all the way and acting like the quintessential Indian bride, Aishwarya Rai became a Bachchan. Since then, there has been non-stop questioning about her getting pregnant and that’s why it’s music to sooooo many housewives that she finally is expecting.

What’s Next?

Aishwarya Rai Baby Bump
Aishwarya Rai Baby Bump

She was recently spotted at a Longines event clearly with a baby bump. Why she’s still hiding under that Elie Saab outfit we’ll never know. Show it off, I mean Heidi Klum wore a fitted gown to show it off! If you’re reading this Ash, This year on you’re birthday we wish you the best health and great inspiration for baby names. It would be a disaster if the baby were to be named Bobinder Bachchan for example! Speaking of  the baby.. Girl or Boy or TWINS, what do you think?

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