Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
received the prestigious First Ladies Award by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Saturday evening. Aishwarya, 44, turned heads in a grey Sabyasachi sari
with floral embroidery, an embellished border and a paired it up with a red blouse. She accessorised her look with red and silver bangles, matching earrings and a small red bindi
. (She looked just wow). Women from across 112 different fields, who are the first to set a milestone, were felicitated by President Kovind. News agency PTI reports that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan received the award for being the first Indian actress to be jury member at Cannes. The list was prepared after an extensive research by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
See pictures of Aishwarya from the event.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been going to the Cannes Film Festival since 2002. Her film, Devdas
, was premiered at the Cannes. Last year, it was Aishwarya's 15th year at the Cannes Film Festival.
A couple of days ago, Aishwarya, Abhishek and Amitabh Bachchan
, along with other members of the film fraternity met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at an event titled 'Shalom Bollywood.' The event called for an epic selfie.
Later, Abhishek and Aishwarya were photographed at make-up artist Micky Contractor's party. The couple, twinning in black, looked lovely.
Abhishek and Aishwarya in Mumbai
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan married in 2007. They are parents to daughter Aaradhya, 6. The couple have co-starred in films like Dhai Akshar Prem Ke, Kuch Na Kaho, Umrao Jaan, Dhoom 2, Guru
. Aishwarya was last seen in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
and is currently filming Fanne Khan
with Anil Kapoor.