Ever since Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won the Miss World title, she has left no stone unturned to prove herself as an iconic personality and one in a million. Right from her choice of films and characters, her benevolent activities and her efforts in contributing towards the society, the actress transpires to be a role model for every emerging superstar. She has been recognized for her work not only in India but also internationally. She has won tremendous amount of accolades and been the first personality to many of prestigious awards on a national and international platform.
Recently, the gorgeous diva was honored with the first ladies title from the honorable President of India as a part of the campaign ‘First Ladies’ who have made the nation proud with their exceptional contribution in the various fields. Aishwarya was awarded to the first Indian Actress to be the jury member at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. As this honor gets bestowed on this beautiful actress we take a look back on the various first in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Life.
While being a Bollywood celebrity, the stunning Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had created her mark in the Hollywood too by being the first Indian Female actor to work in a mainstream Hollywood Cinema. She was the first Indian to appear on such shows as Late Show with David Letterman, and was the first Bollywood personality to appear on Oprah’s “Women Across the Globe” segment, Tyra Banks Show.
In the year 2004 she traveled all the way to Siachen Glacier, which at a height of 13000 ft is the highest battlefield in the world, to boost the morale of the jawans for a special New Year episode on the NDTV show, Jai Jawan. She also was the first woman to reach Siachen Glacier as stated by the Indian Armed Forces. In the year 2008, Forbes magazines ranked her as the most bankable Hollywood star from India; she was the first amongst all the Indians who feature in that list. In the same year she was bestowed with the French Honour Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) thereby being the first Indian women, making the nation proud once again.
In the year 2009, Aishwarya received the prestigious Padmashree, which is the highest honour bestowed upon by the country to an individual for their contribution to performing arts and entertainment from the hands of the President of India. She created a history then by being the youngest personality to receive such a huge accolade. In the year 2017, she continued her legacy of being the first to many by being the first woman to be hoisting the Indian Flag at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.
While the beauty queen has got many first awards in her life, what makes her stand out is her elegance, class, talent, kind nature and her strong value which makes the nation not only proud but immensely happy. The queen has ruled more than two decades in Bollywood and till date doesn’t fail to impress her audience with her stunning personality at every given of time. This queen is not only a timeless beauty but an iconic figure who has carved a niche of her own and will always be a part of this glorious history of India.