London, Dec 15: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was honoured with a special award at the glittering Miss World 2014 ceremony here for her charity work.
The 41-year-old actress appeared on stage with her husband Abhishek Bachchan, their daughter Aaradhya and her mother Vrinda Rai. The prize was for her charitable work since being crowned Miss World in 1994.
It may be noted that 22-year-old Rolene Strauss was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant’s final in London on Sunday. Miss Hungary, Edina Kulcsar, was the runner-up and Miss United States, Elizabeth Safrit, came third in the 64th annual competition.
According to reports, an estimated billion viewers watched the pageant’s final, contested by women from 121 countries, on television around the globe.
Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss clasped her hands together in surprise and was presented with the sash by the outgoing Miss World, Megan Young of the Philippines.
(With Agency Inputs)