HAPPY B'DAY: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turns 39

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Zoology was Ash's favourite subject. She wanted to study medicine but eventually ventured into architecture.

Zoology was Ash's favourite subject. She wanted to study medicine but eventually ventured into architecture.

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Ash had been the brand ambassador for Indian Eye Bank and has pledged to donate her eyes, which she considers her biggest asset.

Ash had been the brand ambassador for Indian Eye Bank and has pledged to donate her eyes, which she considers her biggest asset.

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Rai has been appointed as goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS in 2012.

Rai has been appointed as goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS in 2012.

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Ash was honoured with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award given by the Government of India, in 2009.

Ash was honoured with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award given by the Government of India, in 2009.

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Before her film career, Ash made an unsuccessful attempt at dubbing for a TV serial.

Before her film career, Ash made an unsuccessful attempt at dubbing for a TV serial.

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Aishwarya Rai was the first choice for Mr and Mrs Smith.

Aishwarya Rai was the first choice for Mr and Mrs Smith.

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Aishwarya was the first Indian to feature in The Oprah Winfrey show, on April 25, 2005.

Aishwarya was the first Indian to feature in The Oprah Winfrey show, on April 25, 2005.

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When she was in ninth standard, Aishwarya's first commercial was for Camlin pencils.

When she was in ninth standard, Aishwarya's first commercial was for Camlin pencils.

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She made her acting debut with Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Iruvar in 1997.

She made her acting debut with Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Iruvar in 1997.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has enthralled one and all with some great films and of course, flawless beauty. On her 39th birthday today, here's listing some facts that you might not know about her.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has enthralled one and all with some great films and of course, flawless beauty. On her 39th birthday today, here's listing some facts that you might not know about her.

UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2012 07:51 PM IST
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