Abhishek Bachchan is an Indian film actor and film producer known for his work in Bollywood.
Part of the Bachchan family, he is the son of actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.
In addition to his three Filmfare Awards, Bachchan won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi for producing the comedy-drama Paa (2009).
Since 2007, he has been married to actress Aishwarya Rai, with whom he has a daughter.
- Full name: Abhishek Bachchan
- Profession: Indian actor
- Born: 5 February 1976 (age 44 years), Mumbai, India
- Height: 1.86 m
- Spouse: Aishwarya Rai (m. 2007)
- Upcoming movies: Hera Pheri 3, The Big Bull, Ludo
- Children: Aaradhya Bachchan
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About Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan was born on 5 February 1976 in Mumbai, Indian. To veteran actors of Hindi cinema, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan (ńee Bhaduri), an accomplished actress in her own right. He has a sister, Shweta.
His grandfather, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a noted poet of the Nayi Kavita Literary Movement of the Hindi literature and professor at the Allahabad University in Uttar Pradesh, while his grandmother, Teji Bachchan, was a social activist.
The original surname of his family is Srivastava, Bachchan being the pen name used by his grandfather.
However, when Amitabh entered films, he did so under his father’s pen name. Bachchan is of Awadhi heritage on his father’s side, Bengali from his mother’s side.
His maternal grandfather was Taroon Kumar Bhaduri, a famous author and poet. TK Bhaduri wrote a famous book Obhishopto Chambol (Cursed Chambal), an account of his experiences as a journalist/writer in the area.
This book provided the raw material and inspiration to almost all dacoit-related films made by the Hindi film industry in India. and Punjabi from his paternal grandmother’s side–who moved from Faisalabad to Mumbai before the partition of India.
Abhishek attended 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 but did not obtain any degree from there and he subsequently moved on to Bollywood. He was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 9.
Bachchan made his acting debut in 2000 with J. P. Dutta’s war film Refugee, and followed it by starring in over a dozen films which were both critical and commercial failures.
His first commercial successes came with the 2004 action films Dhoom and Run, which changed his career prospects.
Bachchan went on to earn critical appreciation for his performances in the dramas Yuva (2004), Sarkar (2005), and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), which won him three consecutive Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In 2007, he portrayed a character loosely based on Dhirubhai Ambani in Mani Ratnam’s drama film Guru, which earned him a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Bachchan has also played leading and supporting roles in commercially successful comedies and dramas, including Bunty Aur Babli (2005), Sarkar (2005), Bluffmaster! (2005), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), Guru (2007), Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007), Dostana (2008), Bol Bachchan (2012), Happy New Year (2014), and Housefull 3 (2016).
His highest-grossing releases include the action sequels Dhoom (2004), Dhoom 2 (2006), and Dhoom 3 (2013).