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PIX: Ash-Abhishek's journey through 5 years of marriage!

Last updated on: April 20, 2012 19:20 IST

PIX: Ash-Abhishek's journey through 5 years of marriage!

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Today, April 20, marks the fifth wedding anniversary for Bollywood's most popular and widely written about couple -- Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan.

A part of the Hindi film industry's first family, the younger Bachchan couple has pretty much constantly been in the news ever since they tied the proverbial knot.

As we wish Mr and Mrs Bachchan a happy anniversary, we have a look at the milestones in their marital life.

The wedding

Married in a lavish but fiercely-guarded
ceremony, Abhi-Ash's big day saw media and fans gather around the house, hoping to get a glimpse of the couple.

Click here for more pictures of the Abhi-Ash wedding.


Image: Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan


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First appearance as Mr and Mrs Bachchan

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Following the wedding, the couple took off to Tirupati along with Sr Bachchans, Tina Ambani and Abhishek's sister Shweta Bachchan Nanda in a private jet to seek blessings from Lord Venkateshwara.

After the puja, the couple made their first official appearance as a married couple.


Image: Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Photographs: Sajjad Hussain/ Getty Images

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Sarkar Raaj

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Abhishek and Aishwarya appeared in their first movie after the wedding -- Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar Raaj.

A sequel to Sarkar, the film didn't do as well as the first film and Ash was a new entry in the original cast.


Image: Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Sarkar Raaj
Photographs: Sajjad Hussain/ Getty Images

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Cannes Appearance

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The couple made their first Cannes Film Festival appearance in May the same year as a married couple.

They attended the premiere of Wong Kar Wai's Blueberry Nights.


Image: Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Photographs: Getty Images

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Poll Day

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The Bachchan family took their new bahu out to cast vote during the 2009 general elections in Mumbai.

The Bachchans, in a visibly spirited mood that day, flipped their inked middle fingers for the cameras after casting their votes.


Image: Jaya, Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan
Photographs: Reuters/Stringer
Tags: Mumbai

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Cover couple

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In a glamorous shoot for Vogue India, the couple snuggled up in designer clothes for their first ever magazine cover as a married couple in July 2010.


Image: Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Photographs: Reuters/Stringer

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Baby Shower

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The Bachhcans threw an opulent baby shower for Ash in October 2011 at Taj Land's End in Bandra, just a month away from the baby girl's arrival.

Doting daddy-to-be Abhishek never left his glowing wife's side.


Image: Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan


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The new parents-to-be

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One of the few appearances the couple made during Ash's pregnancy was at designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla bash in November 2011, just a week before the actress went into labour.

 


Image: Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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D-Day

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Ash paid a visit to the Seven Hills hospital in Andheri, a western Mumbai suburb before she was admitted to give birth.

She was accompanied by Abhishek, Amitabh and Shweta Bachchan.


Image: Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Bringing the baby home

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Ash brought her baby girl home after a week of stay in the hospital.

While Amitabh and Abhishek accompanied her, mom-in-law Jaya stayed back at home to give the new mum and her daughter a fitting welcome.


Image: Amitabh and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Meeting the new parents

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The new parents made their first public appearance after bringing the baby home at a press conference called by Amitabh.

Amitabh and Abhishek fielded questions about the new addition to the family.


Image: Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Wedding guests

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Aishwarya made her first public appearance with Abhishek after the press conference when she attended the wedding reception of Riteish Deshmukh's younger brother Dheeraj in February this year.


Image: Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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