Endorsement are nowadays a popular form of advertising that uses famous personalities or celebrities that have a higher degree of respect, recognition and trust among the people. Choosing the right celebrity is important because their image and personality enhances the features and image of the brand and helps in catching consumer attention or reaching out to the target audience.
One of the most popular endorser in India is the Bollywood icon, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Aishwarya is a one of the top actress's in Indian and also the winner of the Miss World pageant in 1994. The actress is considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world by the media and an influential celebrity in India because of her successful acting career.
Aishwarya Rai has got several awards and accolades such as Filmfare, Padma Shri by the Indian Government and Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government. The actress is known for her work in movies such as Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Guzaarish, Mohabbatein, Jodhaa Akbar, Enthiran, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Etc.
Besides her acting career Aishwarya is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS). Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s net worth is estimated to be $31 million as of 2021. The Bollywood star is known to charge over Rs 5 to 6 crore for per endorsement deal.
The brands endorsed by the actress are LUX, L'Oreal Paris and Nakshatra Diamond Jewellery, Coca-Cola, Longines, Lodha Group’s, Pepsi, Titan Watches, Lakmé Cosmetics, Casio pager, Philips, Palmolive, Cadbury, Fuji Films, Kalyan Jewellers, De Beers Diamonds, Elegance, and TTK Prestige group.
Lets look at the List of Brands Endorsed by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Longines also named as Compagnie Des Montres Longines Francillon S.A. is a Swiss luxury watch company from Saint Imier, Switzerland. The company founded by August Agassiz in 1832 and since then Longines has become one of the most well-known watchmaker. Longines later on became a subsidiary of the Swiss Swatch Group.
The company’s iconic winged hourglass logo is the oldest unchanged and registered trademark from 1889 and began using the slogan is Elegance is an Attitude from 1999. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been the face of the brand since 1999, and their ambassador for elegance for 22 years.
In 2019, the company celebrated the 20th year anniversary of their partnership by releasing a special timepiece named the DolceVita Elegance Celebration dedicated to Aishwarya.
Charles Villoz, the vice president of Longines said in an interview said that, “People from all over the world love Bollywood films and they go house full. Wherever we have travelled with the actress the response has been overwhelming. Aishwarya is a global face and we would like to continue this association as long as possible.”
L'Oreal Paris is a French personal care company that has its headquarters in Clichy, France. L'Oreal is currently the world’s largest cosmetics company and offers products for hair color, skin care, sun protection, cosmetics, perfume and hair care. The company has 42 manufacturing facilities around the world and R&D centres in France, U.S, Japan, China, and India.
It also has operations in more than 130 countries and over 50,500 employees. L'Oreal has also been ranked 353rd in the list of the Fortune Global 500. Aishwarya has been the global spokes model for L'Oreal since 2003.
The actress became a global ambassador for the #WinOverDamage campaign featuring. The ad for the campaign features Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sobhita Dhulipala, showcases the two actresses shooting in harsh conditions and then using the Total Repair 5 L’Oréal shampoo to protect their hair the next time.
Cadbury Dairy Milk
Cadbury Dairy Milk is a very popular milk chocolate bar that is manufactured by the Cadbury. The chocolate bar was initially introduced in UK in 1905 and now the brand has a wide range of products. Cadbury’s is available in India, Kazakhstan, China, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
As of 2014, the chocolate was ranked as the bestselling chocolate bar in the UK. It is manufactured and distributed by the renowned Hershey Company in America under the license from Cadbury. The company signed Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as the face for the new Cadbury Dark Milk (dark chocolate bar) sold in India. The advertisement that features the Aishwarya, aims to appeal to an advanced, matured audience who enjoy varied experiences in their free time indulgent moments.
Anil Viswanathan, the marketing director of Mondelez India in an interview said that, “There could not have been a another brand ambassador than Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to introduce Cadbury Dark Milk as the actress truly embodies the exceptional appeal of this new product innovation with her ground-breaking milestones. Her prestige and repute make her stand out as an accomplished, matured sophisticated individual.”
Nakshatra Diamond Jewellery
Nakshatra Diamond Jeweler is a jeweler brand from Gitanjali Gems which known to be one of India’s largest integrated jeweler companies in 1966. The brand was launched in 2000 and quickly became popular for its unique and affordable take on diamond jewelry.
Nakshatra offers more than 200 new designs, which is available as pendants, rings, earrings and bracelets starting at Rs. 8000 onwards. Nakshatra jewelry is available in all major jewelers stores across India. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan became Nakshatra’s brand ambassador in 2003 and has since then appeared in many ad commercials which has helped the brand double its sales and establish itself as a leading player in the market.
Commenting on the association, Devika Gidwani, the Director of Diamond Information Centre said that, "The Nakshatra woman is mystical, ethereal and feminine, which epitomise none other than Aishwarya Rai. In her rare and enduring beauty we have found our Nakshatra Woman. The actress stands for the brand values which are simple yet classic, Indian yet contemporary. With Nakshatra we aim to provide the women of today a products that are wearable, yet unique."
Lux is a popular brand that is owned by Unilever with its headquarters based in Singapore. The brand offers a huge variety of products ranging from beauty soaps, shower gels, bath additives, hair shampoos to conditioners. The brand initially started out with "Sunlight Flakes" which was a laundry soap in 1899.
Since then the lux products are marketed in countries like Brazil, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, and South Africa, and sells soap bars in India, Pakistan, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Vietnam. Lux currently manufactures its products at 71 facilities and also has over 2000 suppliers.
The company fist partnered with Aishwarya in 2005, the actress has been the face of the brand for more than 20 years. The actress has brought the allure of LUX alive with each campaign in uniquely different avatars like bold, playful, bubbly, glamorous and romantic. She has also been featured in many iconic and memorable campaign with other actresses.
Speaking of her association with Lux, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan said that, “I have been associated with the company for the past 10 years as its brand Ambassador and this association holds a very special place in my heart. An actress’s career reaches new heights with the Lux alliance. I am truly honored to be the face of an iconic brand like Lux for over a decade now and it has so far been an enjoyable and momentous journey.''
TTK Prestige Ltd is an Indian conglomerate that is popular for its kitchen appliances and cookware under the prestige brand. The TTK Group was founded in 1928 by Mr. T.T. Krishnamachari who was known for the distribution of products such as Foods, Personal care products, Writing instruments, to Ethical products.
Now, however the group has a portfolio of 30 product with 7 group companies and a turnover that cross 30 Billion rupees. The company made the Bollywood couple Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan as its brand ambassador. The celebrity couple were features in many multimedia ad commercials with its tagline “Jo biwi se kare pyaar, woh Prestige se kaise kare inkaar’.
In the ad the duo are portraying the role of are busy working couples and find kitchen a perfectly good place to bond. Commenting on the association, Aishwarya said that, “Endorsing India’s No.1 kitchen appliances brand is a great opportunity and we are privileged to be associated with Prestige.”
Coca-Cola is a world famous carbonated soft drink that is manufactured by the Coca-Cola Company. The drink was invented in the 19th century by John Stith Pemberton but was later bought by Asa Griggs Candler who made the company a leader in the world soft drink market with innovative marketing techniques throughout 20th century.
According to Interbrand’s best global brand in 2015, Coca-Cola was declared as the world’s third most valuable brand after Apple and Google. As of 2013, the company sold over 200 countries worldwide, and has sold over 1.8 billion servings every day. The company was ranked 87 by its total revenue in the list of Fortune 500 in 2018.
Aishwarya has endorsed the drink in various multimedia ad commercials. The actress has even done commercials with Aamir Khan which became popular back in the day. Another popular coke advertisement featuring aishwarya showcases storyline runs against the backdrop of a Haryanvi pop number with Rajpal Yadav.
Kalyan Jeweller is a well-known Indian jeweler showroom chain that is present in overall metropolitan cities of India and counties of West Asia. Kalyan Jewellers has over 8000 employees and is known for its wide various product lines like Muhurat, Mudhra, Rang, Anokhi, Ziah, Rang, etc.
The company currently holds a strong presence especially in South India, with over 35 stores across four south Indian states. Kalyan Jewelers has its headquarters in Thrissur, Kerala with 137 retail stores across India and Middle East, and more than 30 showrooms spread across UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman, as of 2020. Aishwarya became the brand ambassador for Kalyan Jewellers in 2012 and has also done a commercial with Amitabh Bachchan.
Commenting on the association, T.S. Kalyanaraman, the Managing Director of Kalyan Jewellers said that, “Aishwarya’s popularity and stardom at an international level is unparalleled. We are sure that the actress’s personality and life which is the right balance of professional and personal success, style and substance, international acceptance and family orientation will take our brand to greater heights.”
Frequently Asked Question
Who is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan?
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a one of the top actresses in Indian and also the winner of the Miss World pageant in 1994.
How much does Aishwarya Rai Bachchan charge for brand endorsement?
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is known to charge over Rs 5 to 6 crore for per endorsement deal.
What is the net worth of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan?
The net worth of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is estimated to be $31 million as of 2021.
Usually when companies choose their brand ambassador, they often look for factors such as their commercial success, visibility and digital presence. Aishwarya encompasses all these factors, is a global star known to be one of the most beautiful women in the world.
According to the Time Magazine, Aishwarya is in the list of the 100 most influential people of the world and is sometimes also regarded as the global ambassador of India by the media. These are the reasons to why the actress is still in demand not just among Indian but even International brand.
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