Aishwarya Rai

Rai in 2006, photo by cinemafestival /

Place of Birth: Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Date of Birth: 1 November, 1973

Ethnicity: Tuluva Indian

Aishwarya Rai, also known as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, 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 grandparents are Ramanna Rai and 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

246 Responses

  1. TITI623 says:

    She doesn’t look like many Indians, she has light eyes, who had ancestors who were from Europe to India

  2. phaedra says:

    Kashmir people from Northern India have light eyes.

  3. 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.

    • TITI623 says:

      I think it is wrong for these Americans to want only whites, when there is a great diversity of race in the United States
      Yes, really some Koreans do not but it is still wrong
      Well, I thought the eyes were beautiful, but I’m not a racist
      The problem is to think that someone is the best for having features like that, white

      In Brazil, they care a lot about the standards, so there are people who don’t even stay with blacks, or other races do, but I think it’s like that in all countries, racism has become fashionable unfortunately because of Europeans

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