Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is clearly one of the most iconic and influential personalities in Bollywood. Even after being in the industry for more than two decades now, this international diva surely still holds the same kind of infectious charisma and is an inspiration to millions of her followers. The gorgeous actress is one of the first few Bollywood personalities who has created a strong impact not only in India but overseas as well.
On top of that, the beauty queen had created history by being the first actor to be recognized as a Global Icon from India and was also the first Indian actor to be a jury member at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Honoring her for such remarkable feats, the Ministry of Women and Child Development of Government of India has added her to the list of 112 women achievers who have made the country proud by being the first women achievers of their respective fields.
Titled as ‘First Ladies”, the award has recognized these significant 112 ladies in and outside the country were awarded by the honorable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, on 20th January at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, Delhi. As a part of the felicitation, a lunch was also hosted by the WCD Minister Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in which I&B Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani also felicitated them
Apart from Aishwarya, some of the other women in the list include Biocon’s Managing Director – Kiran Mazumdar, Shila Dawre – India’s first autorickshaw driver, Ayesha Aziz, the youngest pilot in India and the first female pilot from Kashmir and Ruveda Salam, a doctor and Kashmir’s first woman IPS officer.
Here’s a cute selfie from that very event, which was clicked by our very own Amitabh Bachchan!
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