Not only did she get to celebrate with her family and friends, but she was also honoured with a civilian award by the French government for her contribution to the arts.
Francois Richier, ambassador of France to India, conferred the prestigious 'Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters' on Ash on November 1.
After the ceremony, Aishwarya cut her birthday cake in the presence of the entire Bachchan family (except Jaya Bachchan).
"I want to thank the French government for honouring me with the award,' said Aishwarya. "It's truly overwhelming. I thank you in all humility."
Aishwarya's daughter Aradhaya was also there.
Besides her family, actress Nandita Das, Parmeshwar Godrej and filmmaker Pritish Nandy were present on the occasion.
Text: Sify/IANS; Images: Sify/AP