Abhishek Bachchan is an Indian film actor, producer and playback singer best known for his work in Hindi films
Abhishek Bachchan is an Indian film actor, producer and playback singer best known for his work in Hindi films. He is the son of veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. Abhishek Bachchan is an Indian film actor, producer, playback singer and also a television host. He made his acting debut in the year 2000 with the drama film 'Refugee'. He has received three Filmfare Awards and a National Award for being producer. He has starred in all the parts of action series 'Dhoom', which provided him with a massive growth in his career. He has also appeared in successful films like Bunty Aur Babli, Sarkar, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna and blockbuster hit 'Guru'. He will soon be seen in Housefull 3 and Hera Pheri 3. Abhishek Bachchan was born on 5 February 1976, in Mumbai, India. He has done his schooling from Jamnabai Narsee School, Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai and further continued at Modern School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi. He attended Aiglon College in Switzerland. Later, went to Boston University, United States for studying Business but was a drop-out in order to try his luck in films. Apart from doing several films, he has been the brand ambassador for several products like LG Home appliances, American Express credit cards, Videocon DTH, Motorola mobiles, Ford fiesta and Idea mobiles. In 2009, Abhishek was announced the winner of "Best Brand Ambassador of the Year" at NDTV Techlife Awards 2009. Director Neeraj Vora has roped in Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham to play the male leads in his upcoming film Hera Pheri 3 which is the third installment of the Hera Pheri franchise. Abhishek Bachchan is married to former Miss World, actor and model Aishwarya Rai on April 20, 2007 in Hindu traditions of the Bunt community. The wedding ceremony was a private function which took place at one of the Bachchan houses 'Prateeksha' in Juhu, Mumbai. She gave birth to a baby girl Aaradhya on 16 November, 2011 in Mumbai. Abhishek Bachchan is the son of the bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and actress Jaya Bachchan. He has an elder sister, Shweta Bachchan Nanda. His grandfather Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a Hindi poet and professor of Hindi literature at Allahabad University, Uttar Pradesh.
The original last name of his family is Shrivastava, but Bachchan being the pen name used by his grandfather now has been adopted by the entire family. He is married to Aishwarya Rai and have a daughter named Aaradhya Bachchan. In the year 2000, Abhishek began his career with J.P. Dutta's Refugee which also marked the Bollywood debut of Kareena Kapoor. In 2004, he starred in Dhoom along with John Abraham and Uday Chopra. The movie was a commercial hit. For Abhishek's work in "Yuva", he was awarded his first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Apart from films, he has hosted a game show National Bingo Night for Colors. His TV debut fetched 3.5 in the TV ratings. He was seen in a hit movie Bol Bachchan in which he played a supporting role alongside Ajay Devgan as the lead actor. Abhishek has only one Sister name Shweta Bachchan who is married to ‘Nikhil Nanda’.
Abhishek has completed his schooling from Bombay Scottish School a Modern School in New Delhi. Abhishek has also gone to Aiglon College in Switzerland. He than went to United States to complete his education from Boston University but unfortunately Abhishek had not finish his Business Degree as he had made a decision to pursue in an Acting Career. His grandfather was a very well known poet of Urdu and Hindi, Mr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
The Original last name of the Bachchan’s family was Srivastava. Bachchan was a pen name, which called by Abhishekh’s grandfather Mr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan. So as his father Mr.Amitabh Bachchan entered into the world of Indian Cinema and Bollywood Industry even he was also under his father’s pen name.
Abhishek has enter into the film industry by debuting in J.P. Dutta’s film Refugee along with the co-star Kareena Kapoor in the year 2000.
Mani Ratnam’s directed film YUVA, was a hit. After the success of YUVA. 2004 he had starred in Yash Chopra’s films DHOOM. Then came film BUNTY AUR BABLI with the co-star Rani Mukherjee, In the film SARKAR he worked with his dad Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, In the film DUS he has worked with the Mr.Sanjay Dutt and In the film BLUFFMASTER he has worked with Ritesh Deshmukh, Miss. World Priyanka Chopra and Nana Patekar.
In the film Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna which was co-starred with Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee and Pretty Zinta. This film is having a good result in the box-office and doing extremely well.
Abhishek was engaged with the Kapoor’s Family girl named ‘Karishma Kapoor’ in the year 2002 but unfortunately they broke up.
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai announced their engagement on 14 January 2007. And got married on 20 April 2007
Abhishek is currently hosting a brand new game show for Colors titled National Bingo Nightwhich premiered on 23 January 2010
Abhishek Bachchan was born on 5 February 1976 to veteran actor of Hindi cinema, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan, an accomplished actress in her own right. He is married to Aishwarya Rai, a former Miss World and leading Bollywood actress. His grandfather, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a noted poet of the Nayi Kavita Literary Movement of the Hindi literature and professor at theAllahabad University in Uttar Pradesh. 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 Kayastha heritage on his father's side, Bengali from his mother's side and Punjabi from his grandmother's side.me magazine listed Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai on its list of most influential Indians. Bachchan was dyslexic as a child; this was referred to by Aamir Khan in the film Taare Zameen Par. He 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, and subsequently moved to Bollywood
Bachchan better established himself in Hindi cinema playing a no-nonsense Mumbai police officer in the blockbuster action thriller Dhoom (2004), which also starred Uday Chopra, John Abraham, Esha Deol, and Rimi Sen in pivotal roles. His next two films were Phir Milenge (2004) and Naach (2004), neither of which performed very well at the box office.
Bachchan's first release of 2005 was the crime comedy Bunty Aur Babli, which featured him and Rani Mukerji as the titular con artist duo who perform several successful heists and fall in love along the way. The film emerged as the second highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2005, and earned him a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. This film also marked his first professional collaboration with his father Amitabh Bachchan, who played a police officer closely following the lead pair.
Bachchan was next seen in Ram Gopal Varma's political drama Sarkar, which was a moderate success at the box office. His performance as the morally upright son of a troubled politician (played by his father Amitabh Bachchan) earned him rave reviews from critics as well as his second consecutive Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. His next two releases Dus (2005) and Bluffmaster! (2005) were both moderately successful, but did not earn much critical appreciation.
Bachchan won his third consecutive Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Karan Johar's critically acclaimed romantic drama Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna(2006), which emerged as a moderate commercial success despite the fact that it dealt with the controversial subject of marital infidelity. Bachchan played the role of a man whose wife (Rani Mukerji) is unhappy with their marriage, and so begins an affair with a friend (Shahrukh Khan) who is also unhappy with his marriage to his wife (Preity Zinta).
Bachchan then starred opposite Aishwarya Rai in the period romance Umrao Jaan, a remake of the 1981 film of the same name starring Rekha and Farooq Sheikh in the lead roles. The film failed to earn the same level of appreciation as the original, and was also a commercial failure. He was next seen in Dhoom 2 (2006), which featured him and Uday Chopra reprising their roles from the original Dhoom (2004) joined by new cast members Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, and Bipasha Basu. The film emerged as the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2006, but some critics commented that Bachchan was "reduced to a mere supporting player" to his co-star Roshan.
Bachchan earned much critical acclaim for his performance in Mani Ratnam's Guru (2007), loosely based on the life of business magnate Dhirubhai Ambani." The film starred him alongside Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (their first professional collaboration after marriage), R. Madhavan, Mithun Chakraborty, Vidya Balan, and Arya Babbar.
His next release was the dance comedy Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007) alongside Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol, and Lara Dutta. Although the film failed at the Indian box office, it was a moderate success overseas. He was then seen playing a minor role in the female-centric drama Laaga Chunari Mein Daag (2007) as the love interest of the film's lead actressRani Mukerji.
Bachchan's first release of 2008 was Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar Raj, which featured him and his father Amitabh Bachchan reprising their roles from Sarkar (2005) while his wifeAishwarya Rai Bachchan entered the cast as a new addition. This film proved to be a major success at the box office, and earned him a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. His next release was the fantasy adventure film Drona (2008), which was a major failure both critically and commercially.
Bachchan was next seen in Dostana (2008), a romantic comedy about two men (Bachchan and John Abraham) who pretend to be gay in order to be allowed to live with a girl (Priyanka Chopra), but then find that they have both fallen in love with her. The film was a major success at the box office, and earned him a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Bachchan's first release of 2009 was Delhi-6, which received a lukewarm response from critics. Later that year he was seen in the family dramedy Paa, which he also produced. The film's plot centered on a boy (Amitabh Bachchan) who suffers from progeria whose parents were played by Abhishek Bachchan and Vidya Balan. For his work as a producer on the film, Bachchan earned the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.
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, Riteish Deshmukh, and Madhuri Dixit starred in the "Unforgettable World Tour" stage production. The first leg covered the USA, Canada, Trinidad, and London. Bachchan is also involved in the functional and administrative operations of his father's company, originally known as ABCL, and renamed as AB Corp. Ltd. That company, along with Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., developed the Unforgettable production.
In 2011, Bachchan has 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.
Publish Date May 11 2016