Aishwarya Rai was totally gorgeous even before she became known as the Most Beautiful Woman in the World.

The 39-year-old posted a black and white photo on Facebook which showed the young Bollywood star standing next to her elder brother, Aditya Rai.

Ash captioned the pic: "Raksha Bandhan wishes to everyone!" referring to the Hindu festival that celebrates the relationships between brothers, cousins and sisters.

The family-oriented star, who has been on a break from filming movies to take care of her daughter, is a bit hard to recognize without the glamorous gowns and seductive stare but her beauty shone through with her recognizable light eyes and bright smile.

While we're not sure how old the "Bride and Prejudice" star was in the flashback pic, the style maven was clearly on her way to becoming one of the most glamorous women in the world who would one day become a Miss World winner, a Cannes Film Festival regular and the owner of one of the most enviable sari collections in the world. (And we can't forget one of her greatest achievements: Raising her beautiful daughter, Aaradhya.)

Aishwarya wasn't the only Bollywood star to celebrate Raksha Bandhan; her heir apparent, Priyanka Chopra, shared a photo of herself and her brother on Instagram and wrote "Happy Rakhi my darling bro.. Now the man of the house..love u..miss u dad.."

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  • Aishwarya Rai And Her Brother Aditya Rai

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    Indian Bollywood film actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses during the launch and press meet of the Lodha Group's largest private landscape in south Mumbai, 'The Park', in Mumbai on August 19, 2013. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian Bollywood film actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses during the launch and press meet of the Lodha Group's largest private landscape in south Mumbai, 'The Park', in Mumbai on August 19, 2013. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian Bollywood film actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses during the launch and press meet of the Lodha Group's largest private landscape in south Mumbai, 'The Park', in Mumbai on August 19, 2013. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian Bollywood film actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses during the launch and press meet of the Lodha Group's largest private landscape in south Mumbai, 'The Park', in Mumbai on August 19, 2013. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian Bollywood film actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses during the launch and press meet of the Lodha Group's largest private landscape in south Mumbai, 'The Park', in Mumbai on August 19, 2013. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Aishwarya Rai on the set of "The Pink Panther 2"

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    Aishwarya Rai gets a kiss on the cheek from director Jim Sonzero.

  • Aishwarya Rai of India competes in the swimsuit parade during the finals for Miss World 1994 in Sun City, November 20, 1994.

  • Miss World 1994 Aishwarya Rai of India poses for photographers a day after winning her crown in Sun City, 20 November 1994.

  • Former Miss World and Bollywood actress, Aishwarya Rai, poses during a launch campaign of the Longines DolceVita Diamond in New Delhi, 08 December 2001.

  • Miss World 'Aishwarya Rai' 'Carina Lau' celebration of '170th anniversary of Longines' at Longines by Swatch group.

  • Aishwarya Rai, a famous Bollywood actress speaks to a reporter at the India premeire of "Devdas" in Bombay, India on Thursday, July 11, 2002.

  • Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses for photographers during the photocall for Indian director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film 'Devdas' during the 55th Cannes film festival 23 May 2002.

  • Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai laughs during the promotion of her signature line jewellery collection 'Nakshatra' in Bombay, 07 May 2003.

  • Indian actress Aishwarya Rai, jury member of the 56th Cannes film festival, arrives on stage during the opening ceremony at the Palais des Festivals on 14 May 2003.

  • Aishwarya Rai arrives for the screening of the film 'Matrix Reloaded' at the Palais des Festivals during the 56th International Cannes Film Festival May 15, 2003 in Cannes, France.

  • Indian actress and jury member Aishwarya Rai poses for photographers as she arrives at the palais des festivals to attend the screening of 'Les Egares' by French director Andre Techine during the 56th Cannes film festival 16 May 2003.

  • Actress Aishwarya Rai poses at the photo call for 'Pride and Prejudice' during the 56th International Cannes Film Festival 2003 on May 17, 2003 in Cannes, France.

  • Actress Aishwarya Rai attends the 'Dogville' premiere at the Palais Des Festival during 56th International Cannes Film Festival 2003 on May 19, 2003 in Cannes, France.

  • Aishwarya Rai attends amfAR's 'Cinema Against AIDS' benefit during the 56th International Cannes Film Festival 2003 on May 22, 2003 in Cannes, France.

  • Indian film actress Aishwariya Rai addresses a press conference in Amritsar, 06 October 2003.

  • In this picture taken on 27 February 2004, Indian actors Aishwariya Rai (L) and Ajay Devgan act in the Hindi movie 'Raincoat' during shooting in Calcutta.

  • Actress Aishwarya Rai arrives at the 57th International Cannes Film Festival opening ceremony dinner May 12, 2004 in Cannes, France.

  • Former Miss World and Bollywood star, Aishwarya Rai, poses in front of large poster of her at a press conference in Bombay, 28 May 2004.

  • Actress Aishwarya Rai poses at the 'Bollywood 4 Beginners' photocall at Madame Tussauds on September 30, 2004 in London.

  • Actress Aishwarya Rai arrives at the UK Premiere of 'Bride & Prejudice' at the London Palladium on October 4, 2004 in London.

  • Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses at the 4th edition of the International Film Festival in Marrakesh on Dec. 11, 2004.

  • Former Miss World Aishwarya Rai performs at the 'Help Telethon Concert' in aid of tsunami victims in Bombay in February 2005.

  • Actress Aishwarya Rai arrives for the premiere of Miramax's 'Bride And Prejudice' on February 9, 2005 in New York City.

  • Actress Aishwarya Rai arrives for Time Magazine Celebrates New 'Time 100' list of Most Influential People In The World on April 19, 2005 in New York City.

  • Former Miss World, Indian model and film star Aishwarya Rai attends the premiere for the film 'Lemming' at Le Palais de Festival on the opening night of the 58th International Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2005 in Cannes, France.

  • India's Aishwarya Rai (top) takes part in a Bollywood performance as part of the closing ceremony for the 2006 Commonwealth Games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 26, 2006.

  • Actresses Aishwarya Rai, Andie MacDowell and Kerry Washington attend the 'The Wind That Shakes The Barley' premiere during the 59th International Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2006 in Cannes, France.

  • In this file picture taken May 12, 2005, Indian actress Aishwarya Rai smiles as she arrives for the screening of US director Woody Allen's film 'Match Point' during the 58th edition of the International Cannes Film Festival.

  • Former Miss World Aishwarya Rai arrives at the MOBO Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall on September 20th, 2006 in London, England.

  • Former Miss World and Indian film actress Aishwarya Rai reacts at a press conference to launch a new Nakshatra collection of diamond jewellery from Diamond Trading Corporation (DTC) in Mumbai on Oct. 3, 2006.

  • Aishwarya Rai during World Premiere of 'Guru' in Toronto at Elgin Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Actress and L'Oreal model Aishwarya Rai and actor Steve McFadden pose at a photocall for the general release of the film 'Provoked: A True Story' at the Courthouse Hotel on April 3, 2007 in London, England.

  • Indian actors Abhishek Bachchan (R) and Aishwarya Rai take prasad (blessed food) during a visit to The Lord Venkatesh Wara Temple at Tirupati on April 22, 2007.

  • Actors Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai arrive at the 'My Blueberry Nights' premiere on May 16, 2007 in Cannes, France.

  • Aishwarya Rai at The Martinez Hotel during 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

  • Indian actress Aishwarya Rai and her husband Abhishek Bachchan arrive at the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFAs) ceremony at the Hallam Arena in Sheffield, northern England on June 9, 2007.

  • Actress Aishwarya Rai attends the screening of 'Guru' as part of the 'India Splendor' film festival on August 14, 2007 in Westwood, California.

  • Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan walks the ramp during the launch of a bridal collection of watches by Swiss watchmaker Longines, in New Delhi on Dec. 5, 2007.

  • Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan arrives at a press conference in New Delhi on Dec. 19 2007.

  • Indian actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bacchan smiles at a promotional event for her upcoming film 'Jodhaa Akbar' in Mumbai in January 2008.

  • (From L) French actress Rachida Brakni, US actress Eva Longoria Parker and Indian actress Aishwarya Rai pose as they arrive to attend the opening ceremony and the screening of Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles' film 'Blindness' at the 61st edition of the Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2008.

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