India Tribune is serializing profiles of top Bollywood sex symbols of all time. Bollywood sex symbols have been creating storms across India and worldwide. The list consists of female icons of Bollywood, who have impacted the history and changed the face of Bollywood.
Aishwarya Rai was born on November 1, 1973 in Mangalore India. She started her career as a model and became the most beautiful woman in the world in 1994 with the Miss World title. Her first films flopped until she reached superstar status in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), acting alongside Salman Khan, which set the backdrop for their turbulent off screen affair. After the success of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, she filmed mega hits Taal (1999), Mohabbatein (2000), Devdas (2002) reprising the role of Paro, originally played by Suchitra Sen. She made rounds promoting Bride and Prejudice (2005) within the North American talk show circuit. Guru (2002) with Abhishek Bachchan was a block-buster. Also she acted against Rajnikanth in Robot (2010), the most expensive movie in the history of Indian cinema. She acted first time against Akshay Kumar in her latest release in Action Replayy.
Why she’s sexy: She is sexy because Hollywood Beauty Julia Roberts calls her the most beautiful woman in the world. In a poll conducted by Hello Magazine, she was placed number one as the most attractive woman of 2003, beating Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Gwyneth Paltrow. In April 2003, L’OREAL signed her as their international brand ambassador.
Her impact on Bollywood: She’s the first Bollywood star to appear in Rolling Stone Magazine of October 2, 2003. She is also listed in Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and has appeared on 60 Minutes, The Tonight Show, and the Oprah Winfrey Show, which has never been done before by a South Asian actress.
Interesting fact: She has over 17,000 Web sites dedicated to her.