Aishwarya Rai

by ethnic on May 21, 2009

Place of Birth: Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Date of Birth: 1 November 1973

Ethnicity: Tuluva Indian

Aishwarya Rai, also known as Aishwarya Bachchan, is a Bollywood actress and model. She has also starred in international films like Pride and Predjudice and The Pink Panther 2. She also won the Miss World title in 1994. Aishwarya is able to speak several languages, including Tulu, Hindi, English, Tamil and Marathi. Aishwarya is married to actor Abhishek Bachchan.

Aishwarya’s paternal grandparents were Ramanna Rai and Saraswathi Shetty (the daughter of Subbayya Shetty and Dugamma).

photo by cinemafestival / Shutterstock.com

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phaedra May 11, 2016 at 9:06 pm

Kashmir people from Northern India have light eyes.

lelo4 July 21, 2016 at 10:39 am

1% of Northern Indians look like her.

ashash October 1, 2015 at 12:56 am

Beautiful Indian woman.

Wolfman March 7, 2016 at 10:50 am

She’s very beautiful indeed! Her caste claim descent from the Iranian Scythians who settled in Southern India and Britain as soldiers in the Roman army and included in the King Arthur myth. Plus, we know blue eyes originate from Ukraine where the Scythians came from to settle in India.

abbracci August 23, 2015 at 7:11 pm

What a beautiful Indian goddess. She looks mixed with Persian not European.

Wolfman August 30, 2015 at 12:49 am

Yes! I agree with you abbracci plus her caste the Bunts are said to be partially descended from the Indo-Scythians that settled in India like me.

neiltennant August 9, 2015 at 8:57 am

i was living with my parents in india in the early 90s for a while

and we were living in NEW DELHI

99,9999 percent of the people were dark but there had been also a few with blue or green eyes

And please don’t make me laugh with the theory IN THE NORTH more blue eyed and in the south more dark eyed

thats totally false

There had been portugese settlers hundreds of years ago and i bet that the indians got their eyes from them

But it is also realistic that there had been admixture via british settlers, although they had been hated by the indians
but who knows

What hurts me is watching bollywood movies today.– A lot of blue eyed indians what is not so realistic and rather racist

but like in mexico the telenovela actors with blue or green eyes are favored its the same in india

people like exotic people and having pale skin and light eyes is exotic in those countries :-))

sarahle September 6, 2015 at 10:01 pm

not only mixed with portuguese people, with british people, too.

J420 October 1, 2015 at 8:27 pm

Well technically Indians are biologically Caucasian anyway. Skin colour doesn’t define race, bone structure does.

Tyler November 15, 2015 at 12:00 am

How is it racist to find blue eyes attractive? In Korea people prefer pale skin and bigger eyes despite the fact most people have small eyes and use skin whitening creams. In India they prefer colored eyes, so what? It’s simply a different standard of beauty. In america we consider the all american woman to be blonde, tan, big boobed with a slim waist but how many natural blondes do we really got and how many women are naturally tanned? Most people bake in the sun to get that look. Every country has their standard of beauty. Damn it’s like appreciating white beauty has become racist. Unbelievable.

sparkles180 August 8, 2015 at 2:31 pm

She’s pretty but she doesn’t look full indian. I thought she was half white or a mixed latina girl.

cwm85 August 8, 2015 at 2:54 pm

There are many looks of Indians. Read a book

neiltennant July 26, 2015 at 11:17 am

she got her beauty and her green/blue eyes from her portugese roots

portugese settlers were in india and they mixed up with indians

xoxo August 6, 2015 at 6:26 am

What a racist comment. So you’re saying she’s only beautiful because of her distant white blood?

neiltennant August 6, 2015 at 6:46 am

again not no no no

its not as easy to say WHITES= Beautifil BLACKS = not so much

thats not true

but i said her blue or green eyes which are very special and the thing people talk about so much are from portugese settlers

cwm85 July 20, 2015 at 2:40 pm

She’s beautiful.

GypsyQueen July 19, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Aishwarya is stunning and gorgeous! She’s beautiful because she’s Indian..duh. Freida Pinto is a beautiful Indian too. Not all beautiful people have European in them. Some Europeans can be ugly.

neiltennant July 15, 2015 at 3:38 am

she is beautiful

and of course indians can have green or blue eyes !!!!!!!!
I was in india and i know lot of indians with blue eyes.

For example an older man who ran a burger king restaurant. He’ is very dark but has blue eyes

There are a lot of theories about this

1. In ancient india without migration etc. blue or green eyes weren’t possible. Those light eyes were only in northern europe

2. There is a anomaly that even people in india can have light eyes. But only maybe 1 in 100 million people can have this

3. INDIANS with light eyes were the result of european invaders

3.1 for example portugese invaders. lot of Portugese people have light eyes

3.2 this is a result of the invader Alexander the great who was of greek descent (now the yugsolawian and albania area)

3. But also by english invaders the result- Mixed offspring

California July 12, 2015 at 12:21 am

I don’t know why people say Angelina Jolie is the most beautiful woman. Aishwarya is far more beautiful.

ilovecherlloyd July 9, 2015 at 6:50 am

She’s beautiful and amazing! Her and Freida Pinto are gorgeous. Indians are the best.

visokozen June 28, 2015 at 8:20 am

Really? I didn’t know that Indians can have blue/green eyes without being fertilized by an Englishmen.

margot June 30, 2015 at 9:13 am

European people are not the owners of light eyes..You can find blue eyed or green eyed Indians who are 100% Indians..I don’t think she is mixed..The Indian population is huge they don’t all look the same..

mermaid_ June 4, 2015 at 1:09 am

She looks Indian. White girls don’t look like that. Indian women are beautiful.

thomas1987 June 4, 2015 at 4:11 am

I’ve seen white women that look her, but indians are caucasian also.So i don’t know people are surprised by her look, Europeans and indians are both Caucasian.

melodyla June 4, 2015 at 1:05 am

Why do people think every beautiful person looks white? She looks like a Indian woman. She’s pure Indian. Indians and Pakistanis can have light eyes and light skin.

shobohunter November 18, 2014 at 7:16 pm

sorry I don’t meant to repost the almost same comments. I edit it because there was a problem with posting so I edit the my previous post.

what the fuck with this website.
if it’s have editing options.

J.J. August 5, 2014 at 11:42 pm

this woman couldn’t pass for european in any way shape or form, you stick her in any european country and people will notice her as a foreigner from a long shot, watch the pink panther 2, despite her having her light eyes she still has a very noticeable indian phenotype, she’s very overrated for the fact that she has those eyes, in my opinion she looks perfectly indian and i don’t think her facial structure is pleasing to look at

ashash August 15, 2014 at 1:26 pm

I think she’s absolutely stunning, but you’re right. She does look Indian. I wouldn’t mistake her for anything else.

Your Mom August 5, 2014 at 11:36 pm

She Could Pass For Half Indian And Half White. I’ve Seen Women Who Were Of That Mix, And They Look Similar To Her. She Doesn’t Look 100% White Though.

Check7t August 1, 2014 at 5:36 am

ye a lot of Bollywood actors/actresses look white or white-esque

ShawntheGod July 27, 2014 at 3:54 am

She don’t look Indian, she looks white and Indians worship white looking Indians like her.

Look at Bollywood actors, they look like darker white people.

shobohunter August 15, 2014 at 6:12 pm

I thought Frieda pinto doesn’t look Indian?
so how does an Indian supposed to look like. Indian aren’t black(niggro)
If you dont have proper geographic knowledge about Indian stop spouting B.S..
She look like Iranian.. not white.

Bubblegum Bitch November 18, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Compared to your average Indian, her features are very Eurocentric. I wouldn’t say she looks white, but she certainly doesn’t represent how the majority of Indians look. I don’t agree with you saying she looks Iranian either. To me, she just looks like your average light skinned Indian, who are in the minority in India, yet seem to make up +95% of all the Indian public figures, particularly celebrities.

shobohunter November 18, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Reply to
@Bubblegum Bitch

If her features are very “eurocentric” how can you say that she doesn’t look white. Because eurocentric feature are synonymous with looking white. Isn’t it.
You’re contradicting yourself.

European features are more than skin color.
This is the perfect example of eurocentric feature in bollywood.
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nargis_Fakhri

You said
(but she certainly doesn’t represent how the majority of Indians look.)

Not indian enough?
So how can Indian supposed to look like. What is typical for you an Indian?
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon from the Simpson show LoL..
People who says that’s sort of things are racist themselves..
(ex. Japanese cartoon character looks white.)

You said
“she looks average light skinned Indian”
average people are not in minority.

Indian looks and appearances changes according to geographical location.
Indian sub-continent is a big junk of land and
its shears borders with China Afghanistan..
Your light skinned Indian are majority in north of India. If you ever had visited i.e. Kashmir Himalayas Himachal. People are white as snow.

North India doesn’t look like south Indian.

Your average Indian from North east is not an Tamil in appearances but rather look-like Chinese.
Example
This is a Indian athletes from North east.
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Kom

Doesn’t look Indian enough to you is probably because
She doesn’t represent the caricatured Hollywood phenotype of Indian character. That you often see.
I can’t imagine she plying an Indian character in any Hollywood movie.. Pissed me off when American says she doesn’t look Indian Because Americans Actually Know Nothing About
India

QWERTY August 7, 2015 at 9:07 pm

@shobohunter I always see you making racist remarks about every ethnicity. grow up. second, how tf does aishwarya rai look iranian…? she is beautiful but you clearly have never seen an iranian before and you should shut your ignorant mouth. most people from iran are very very lighter than aishwarya and other indians. also iranian is a nationality not a ethnicity. you’re a damn idiot.

QWERTY August 7, 2015 at 9:10 pm

also, some people from iran are white, (i/e persians, azeris, etc).

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