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Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan is the son of Indian actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan and is committed to actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai.

Bachchan's first appearance in cinema was with J.P. Dutta's Refugee (2000), but it was not until 2004 that he accomplished success when he materialized in the commercially victorious Dhoom and the vitally applauded Yuva.

His work in Yuva established several awards, together with his first Filmfare Award in the Best Supporting Actor category, an award he would win for the two next years as well. In 2010, he won his first National Film Award (as a producer) for Paa which won the honor for Best Feature Film in Hindi.

He has starred in films such as Bunty aur Babli, Guru, Sarkar and Dostana. Abhishek Bachchan was born on 5 February 1976 in Mumbai; Maharashtra.

Date Of Birth : February 5, 1976
Place Of Birth: Mumbai, India
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

  • Abhishek Bachchan is the son of Indian performer Amitabh Bachchan and actress Jaya Bachchan, his elder sister is Shweta Bachchan-Nanda born on 1974. His grandfather, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a poet of Hindi text and professor at the Allahabad University in Uttar Pradesh.

  • The innovative last name of his family is Shrivastava, Bachchan being the pen name used by his grandfather. On the other hand, when his father Amitabh penetrated films, he did so under his father's pen name.

  • Bachchan is of Kayastha birthright from his father's side, Bengali Kulin Brahmin from his mother's side and Punjabi Sikh from his grandmother's side.


In the year 2000, Bachchan began his career with J.P. Dutta's Refugee. The film performed moderately well at the box office and was the fifth highest grossing film of that year. Bachchan went on to do other films, including Kuch Naa Kaho and Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai, without much success.


Abhishek went on to give a string of 17 poorly received films but his performances in Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (2003) and Mani Ratnam's Yuva (2004) proved his mettle as an actor. The same year, he starred in Dhoom his first commercial hit. Earning over Rs. 55 crore (US $12 million), the film became one of the top-grossing Indian films of 2004.

Bunty Aur Babli

In 2005, Bachchan shot to fame with four movies that did well commercially. He starred in Shaad Ali's Bunty Aur Babli opposite Rani Mukerji. The film was a critical and commercial success becoming one of the biggest hits of 2005. In July, he appeared in Sarkar was a success at the box office and was greeted very well by critics. His recital received him another Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. His third film was Dus was a commercial success. He starred in Rohan Sippy's Bluff master was a moderate success. He also acknowledged his initial Filmfare nomination in the Best Actor category.

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

Bachchan's first 2006 release Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, became one of the biggest box office hits in India, earning Rs 458 million, and grossed over Rs 480 million abroad, the biggest Bollywood success of all-time in the overseas market up until then. He played the role of Rishi Talwar, a young man who lives in New York whose wife cheats on him with a family friend. His performance in the film earned him his third successive award for Best Supporting Actor at the Filmfare Awards.

Dhoom 2

Bachchan's second release Umrao Jaan failed to do well at the box office, but his third film that year, Dhoom 2, did very well - although, as in the first Dhoom, critics noted that Hrithik Roshan, as the antagonist, stole the show. The film was in general well-received by both reviewers and the crowd audience. It became the highest-crashing Indian film of 2006, and remains in the top ten on the list of highest-crashing Bollywood films in India.


In the beginning of 2007, Bachchan starred in Mani Ratnam's Guru. The film was a profitable success and his performance was applauded by reviewers and audiences, earning him his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. His next discharge of that year, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, failed to do well in India but did better abroad, particularly in the UK.


In 2008 he co-starred with wife Aishwarya Rai and father Amitabh Bachchan in Ram Gopal Verma's Sarkar Raj, the development of Sarkar. His next film Drona was critically and commercially a failure.Afterward the same year he starred in Karan Johar's romantic comedy Dostana opposite John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra. Bachchan and Abraham star as two men who act as if to be gay, so that they can charter an apartment from an older lady, and later fall in love with the similar girl, who is the woman's niece. The film was a big achievement at the box office.


In 2009, Abhishek appeared in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Delhi-6. The film unwrapped to mixed appraises and acknowledged a poor financial profit. In the identical year, Bachchan shaped the Hindi film Paa for AB Corp. Ltd. The film is based on an unusual genetic condition known as progeria and places prominence on a father-son relationship. Abhishek played the father of his real-life father Amitabh, with Vidya Balan playing the mother. The film acknowledged affirmative reviews and won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.


In January 2010, Bachchan hosted a game show for Colors titled National Bingo Night. The debut episode carried a 3.5 in the TV ratings. In 2010, he starred as the villain in Mani Ratnam's Raavan, together with his wife Aishwarya. Rediff said the film had "great performances", but the film was normally a critical and marketable failure. In the same year, he appeared in Ashutosh Gowariker's Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey.

Dum Maaro Dum

In April 2011, Abhishek starred in the action film Game aimed at by Abhinay Deo. Shortly in that month, he played the lead in Dum Maaro Dum, which opened to mostly positive reviews from critics. Bachchan's acting was highly esteemed in the movie and measured as one of the best roles of the year.

  • In 2005, he was a part of Tamil director Mani Ratnam's stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai, an event which sought to raise funds for The Banyan, a voluntary organisation which rehabilitates homeless women with mental illness in Chennai.

  • In the summer of 2008, Bachchan, his wife, his father, and actors Preity Zinta, Ritesh Deshmukh, and Madhuri Dixit starred in the "Unforgettable World Tour" stage production.

  • The first leg covered the USA, Canada, Trinidad, and London, England. Bachchan is also involved in the functional and administrative operations of his father's company, originally known as ABCL, and rechristened as AB Corp. Ltd.

  • That company, along with Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., developed the Unforgettable production.

  • In 2011, Bachchan promoted awareness of drug abuse in India as part of a citizen education campaign. The actor launched the Awareness Day race, which celebrated the silver jubilee of the country's Narcotics Control Bureau.

  • Bachchan was dyslexic as a child. He studied at Jamnabai Narsee School and Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai, Modern School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, and Aiglon College in Switzerland. He then attended Boston University.

  • In October 2002, at Amitabh Bachchan's 60th birthday commemoration, Abhishek and actress Karisma Kapoor announced their engagement. The engagement was called off in January 2003. Bachchan and actress Aishwarya Rai broadcasted their engagement on 14 January, 2007. The couplegot married on 20 April 2007, according to conventional Hindu rituals of the Bunt society, to which Rai belongs.

  • The wedding took place in a confidential ceremony at the Bachchan dwelling, Prateeksha, in Juhu, Mumbai, but was profoundly covered by the amusement media. The pair appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Awards on 28 September 2009. Aishwarya Rai gave birth to a baby girl on 16 November 2011. Their daughter's name is Aaradhya Bachchan.