Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Rai in 2006, photo by cinemafestival /

Birth Name: Aishwarya Rai

Place of Birth: Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Date of Birth: 1 November, 1973

Ethnicity: Tuluva Indian

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, previously billed as Aishwarya Rai, is an Indian actress and model. She has also starred in international films, including Bride 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 the daughter of Brinda and Krishnaraj Rai. She was raised in a Tulu-speaking Tuluva Bunt household. Aishwarya is married to actor Abhishek Bachchan, with whom she has a daughter. Abhishek is the son of actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.

Aishwarya’s paternal grandfather is named Ramanna Rai.

Aishwarya’s paternal grandmother is named Saraswathi Shetty (the daughter of Subbayya Shetty and Dugamma). Subbayya was the son of a man surnamed Punja, and of Marakada Parameshwari Bhandari.

Source: Genealogy of Aishwarya Rai (focusing on his mother’s side) –


Curious about ethnicity

257 Responses

  1. Hadnodiner says:

    not pretty

    • Friedrik533 says:

      She won miss world 1994 I suggest you stop getting bitter here and it seems you do have a problem with non white people with achievements don’t you!

  2. Medusa says:

    She looks Indian! I can see perhaps Persian. Not white or hispanic at all.

  3. phaedra says:

    Kashmir people from Northern India have light eyes.

  4. Tyler says:

    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.

    • Jacklyn 224 says:

      Cause racism will never be a preference.

      • VikingHalfa says:

        Yes. It is. The human race has been doing that for thousands of years. People qualifying and disqualifying other people as potential mates because of genetic & behavioral traits they have. Stop trying to shame people to be in relationships they don’t want to be in, just so you can feel better about yourself. It’s selfish and pathetic.

        • passingtime85 says:

          Just out of curiosity, to play devil’s advocate so to speak, what about women with uncommon traits? The “exceptions to every rule” adage?

          Also out of curiosity what do you mean by Latin American? Do you actually mean mestizos? Europeans mixed with native Americans? Or solely the NAs that adopted the Latin languages? Or both?

          • VikingHalfa says:

            The moderators on this website keeps taking down what I response to you. They even edited my original comment that you replied to.

            If you want me to tell you my full uncensored answer; type your email in a response when you see this comment to you.

          • VikingHalfa says:

            As for your questions about Latin Americans, the answer is….Yes, to both.

          • passingtime85 says:

            Dang. Yeah I see the edit, as I remember your original comment. I guess it gets too far into exclusionary tactics, which is too close to an -ism, and they don’t want to allow the discussion of the merits of mate selection, based on, let’s say, desired or undesired metrics. The site isn’t here for us to expound our personal and/or interpersonal views…

            They’re right, it’s not really the appropriate place. We, as commentators and contributors may sometimes from time to time talk about phenotypical traits, in the cases of designating, assuming, or classifying heritage, but we tend to try to steer clear of giving opinions beyond: he looks like he could be from X, she looks like she has X ancestry, somewhere down the line.

            They’ll leave up innocuous comments like beautiful, gorgeous, handsome, hot, etc.. Or would marry, would have kids with, but explaining in great detail as why from a genetic standpoint, other than the obvious traits of symmetrical/proportionate features, gets too close to that gray, morally ambiguous eugenics area, that no one really wants to publicly be affiliated with.

            O well, we all have to learn to navigate the boundaries of our peers and/or hosts in all areas of life. Sorry I asked, sorry you put effort and time into a response, only to be edited multiple times.

            My bad.

          • passingtime85 says:

            It’s an imperfect world…plus it’s their platform, we’re just guests.

          • passingtime85 says:

            It’s not exactly equitable, but when you’re in someone else’s house, it’s their rules, or else you leave.

            Berating someone over and over for behavior you deem unacceptable, won’t really change anything. We’ve seen it with users in here over and over. We can’t change people, we can just try to steer their actions and opinions towards what we feel is a more balanced behavior. This goes for the administrators as well. Keep calling out what you consider unfair or biased treatment, but don’t hold your breath for actual change.

            This isn’t a public utility, this is a website run by a couple of regular, ordinary people, and we, our accounts, and our comments are at their discretion.

    • lichnomusic says:

      You are racist.

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