Ash was looking nice in a pink heavily embroidered Abu Jani - Sandeep Khosla anarkali suit.
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai
Bachchan was honoured by France with a prestigious civilian
award for her contribution to art on her birthday.
Francois Richier, Ambassador of France to India was
present to confer the honour of 'Knight of the Order of Arts
and Letters' (Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres),
the second highest civilian French honour on her.
Mr Richier conferred the honour of prestigious 'Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters' on her at a special function
"I want to thank the French government for honouring me
with this award. It is truly overwhelming," Aishwarya told
"Also, I take this opportunity to thank everyone who I
have worked with as they made it possible for me to have such
a glorious career," she said.
Aishwarya's entire family including husband Abhishek,
father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya were
Ash with Aaradhya
Ash with Aaradhya, Abhishek and Amitabh Bachchan
Aishwarya, who turned 39 on Thursday, took the Miss World
crown in 1994 and made her acting debut in 1997. She starred
in films in various languages including English, Tamil,
Telugu, and Bengali. She is a regular on the red carpet at
the Cannes Film Festival.
Her father-in-law, megastar Amitabh Bachchan was
awarded France's highest civilian award, the Legion d'Honneur
One can recollect that in 2009, Aishwarya was to be
conferred upon the same award but she did not accept it
because her father Krishnaraj Rai was unwell.