Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was born to a family belonging to the Bunt community in Tulu Nadu. Her father is a marine biologist and mother is a home maker. She attended Jai Hind college for a year and then shifted to D.G. Ruparel college. She was photographed by her professor for a fashion magazine. The photos got circulated after which Ash started receiving film offers. She took part and won the Miss World Pageant in 1994. The Sushmita Sen won the Miss Universe title.