Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Surat [Twitter/@RaHul_71144]

Bollywood diva Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was honoured with an award for her contribution towards Indian cinema.

The 39-year-old actress received the award at the Giants International 41st anniversary celebrations and awards function night in Mumbai on Tuesday.

The actress has worked in some classic Hindi and Bengali films like "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam", "Devdas", "Jodha Akbar", "Guru", "Provoked", "Raincoat" and "Chokher Bali" among others.

For the awards event, Aishwarya wore a stunning black and cream anarkali with red dupatta that was designed by famous designer Sabyasachi.

Reliance industry chairman Mukesh Ambani was the chief guest of the award show who presented the award to Aishwarya, designer Shaina NC, Sonu Nigam and others from different fields.

Recently, megastar Amitabh Bachchan was awarded at the International Broadcasters Conference (IBC) in Amsterdam for his contribution to Indian cinema.

"It is most humbling, yet I feel undeserving... but an honour such as this is a reflection of the greatness of the Indian Film Industry of which I am but a very small contributor," Big B wrote on his Facebook page.

The International Broadcasters Conference (IBC) was held for six days and ended on 17 September. IBC officials said that Big B is "one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema."

"Starting out in the 1970's playing an angry young man, Amitabh Bachchan has appeared in more than 180 movies: the French Director François Truffaut once called him 'a one-man industry'. His fame has spread beyond India," IBC said in a statement.