Birthday special: Remember these photos of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan?
Aishwarya Rai competes in the swimsuit parade during the finals for Miss World 1994 in Sun City on November 20, 1994. Pic/AFP
Aishwarya Rai after being crowned Miss World 1994. Ash was the second Indian to win the crown; Reita Faria being the first. She won the title in 1966
Aishwarya Rai with Sushmita Sen. The latter won the Miss Universe title in the same year as Ash won Miss World - 1994
Aishwarya Rai with Jackie Shroff. The two shared screen space in Devdas
Ash with Sunil Shetty. They have acted together in 'Umrao Jaan' (2006), 'Kyun ! Ho Gaya Na' and 'Radheshyam Seetaram' (2002). The latter movie, which had both Aishwarya and Sunil in double roles, got shelved
Aishwarya Rai with former PM, the late P V Narsimha Rao. During this meeting back in the 90s, Ash, who is often hounded by fans for autographs, actually took an autograph of Rao!
Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgn. The two have starred together in a number of movies. 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' (1999), 'Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin' (2002), 'Khakee' (2004) and 'Raincoat' (2004)
Aishwarya Rai offering prayers with her family. Her father, Krishnaraj, was a marine biologist, and mother, Brindya, is a housewife. Ash's elder brother, Aditya, is an engineer in the Merchant Navy
Aishwarya Rai hugs actor Anil Kapoor at an awards function. Anil and Ash have acted with each other in Taal and Humara Dil Aapke Paas Hai
Aishwarya Rai with her ex-boyfriend Vivek Oberoi during the shooting of Kyun Ho Gaya NaÂ (2004). The two split after a brief affair. During a talk show a few years back, Vivek made an indirect reference at his ex, stating, "There is less plastic in Tupperware factory than our film industry. People with plastic smile and plastic heart."
Bobby Deol and Aishwarya Rai during the shooting of 23rd March 1931 Shaheed in Mumbai. Ash had a special appearance in the film. Aishwarya, in fact, made her Bollywood debut opposite Bobby in the 1997 film Pyaar Ho Gaya. Pic/AFP
Aishwarya Rai arrives at a hospital in Mumbai in the early hours of April 3, 2003. She suffered a fracture on the sets of the film Khakee when a jeep skidded and knocked into her. Pic/AFP
Aishwarya Rai with hubby Abhishek Bachchan. After a much-hyped love affair, they tied the knot in April 2007. On screen, they have been seen together in 'Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke' (2000), 'Kuch Naa Kaho' (2003), 'Bunty Aur Babli' (2005), 'Umrao Jaan' (2006), 'Dhoom 2' (2006), 'Guru' (2007) and 'Raavan' (2010)
Aishwarya Rai offers sweets to a child at Sishu Bhavan, a home for destitute babies run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, in Kolkata on December 17, 2002. Pic/AFP