Ever since she won the Miss World crown in 1994, Aishwarya Rai has been clear that she is not someone who plays by the rules. While she was expected to join Bollywood straight after winning the global beauty pageant, Aishwarya decided to enter cinema through Mani Ratnam's Tamil offbeat political drama Iruvar.
Yet, in a few years, she was the number one actress in Bollywood, and even forayed into Hollywood with Steve Martin's Pink Panther 2. She has got blockbusters across languages - from Dhoom 2 with Hrithik Roshan to Enthiran with Rajnikanth - while also proving her acting in deglam roles like those in Provoked, Sarabjit and Guru.
Although she has been criticised for her acting as well as choice of films every now and then, with the right script and role, Aishwarya has proven herself to be an actor par excellence. Do check out our seven favourites among Aishwarya's performances over the last 25 years.