Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

It’s the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan‘s 41st birthday today and man, this woman exudes incomparable grace each time we see her! With a career spanning over two decades, she has played many roles: Beauty Queen, A-list leading lady, global brand ambassador for India, Bachchan bahu, mother of Aaradhya and many more. Over 40 films old, Aish is definitely the most visible face in the prestigious Cannes Film Festival for about 10 years now and of course, she remains the most beautiful woman in the world.

On her birthday, we look at 5 fabulous quotes by our birthday girl that prove that she is the queen of our hearts!

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (Pic: L'Oreal Paris)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (Pic: L’Oreal Paris)

1. When she called out the excuse makers

You don’t need to remain single for you to put out kickass work!

2. When she gave away her life mantra

It’s about the choices you make and you consciously make them. Being aware of the possible adjustment, immense balancing that’ll need to do with whatever commitment you take on. The key word here is commitment.

3. When she spoke about priorities

The day I got married and I had a husband and in-laws in my life, my parents did not cease to be remotely less important or less my priority.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the premiere of Cosmopolis
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the premiere of Cosmopolis

4. When she made an important statement against fat shaming

I’ve always been a person who’s been extremely comfortable in my own skin. If I wanted to get in super sexy, slim or whatever the adages are, it is so easy today! You can get that done instantly and please, we are from showbiz… we know everyone in the business! Weight gain, especially post pregnancy, is a natural process depending on metabolism and if it does happen, IT’S FINE! It’s not who you are on the outside that matters.

5. When she refused to be “edgy” just for the sake of it

I won’t do something professionally just because someone is like “You know, this will shock people! Imagine seeing Aishwarya like this today.” Please! That’s not reason good enough.

6. When she owned Koffee With Karan 3 with one sentence

We are Bachchans for all seasons and my name is not Khan!

We wish the diva a very happy birthday! You’re gorgeous in every way!