The lovely green eyed Miss world 1994, Aishwarya Rai popularly known as Ash was born on 1st November 1973 at Mangalore. Born to parents Krishna Raj and Vrinda Rai, she and her brother Aditya, were brought up in a middle class background. Aishwarya did her schooling at Arya Vidya Mandir, Santacruz in Mumbai and junior college from Jai Hind. She pursued her graduation in Architecture from Rachana Sansad School, Mumbai. By this time, Aishwarya started getting modelling assignments in Fashion shows and advertisemnet campaigns. She won the Famous Ford Supermodels Contest at the age of 17. From that point there was no looking back. She participated in the Miss India Femina contest 1994 and became the Ist runner up which paved her way for winning the Miss world crown 1994. Aishwarya Rai's career took off as soon as she became 1994 Miss World. Aishwarya is the first Indian actress to be on the jury of the Cannes International Film Festival (2003). She was also featured on the cover of the Time magazine. On the personal front, Aishwarya campaigns for many social causes. She has generously volunteered to donate her eyes and has set an example for the rest of the world. Lovely Aishwarya Rai has proved her mettle in whatever she does especially in acting, and still remains one of the leading actresses in the tinsel world.