Abhishek Bachchan

Alias Abhishek
Age 42 years
Height 6'1"
Occupation Actor, Producer
Language Worked in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Spouse Aishwarya Rai
Birth Place Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Religion Hinduism
Education He attended Jamnabai Narsee School and Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai, Mo
Parents Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan
Favourite Cuisine North East India
City Mumbai

Abhishek Bachchan is the son of Amitabh Bachchan and actress Jaya Bachchan, his elder sister is Shweta Bachchan-Nanda (b. 1974). His grandfather, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a poet of Hindi literature and professor at the Allahabad University in Uttar Pradesh. The original last name of his family is Shrivastava, Bachchan being the pen name used by his grandfather. However, when his father Amitabh entered films, he did so under his father's pen name. Bachchan is of Kayastha heritage from his father's side, Bengali from his mother's side and Punjabi from his grandmother's side. Time magazine listed Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai on its list of most influential Indians.

In the year 2000, Bachchan began his career with J.P. Dutta's Refugee which also marked the debut of another actress Kareena Kapoor. His performance was described as his "strengths lie in his intense eyes and inherited baritone" by critics and 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 Shararat and Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai, without much success.

Bachchan went on to give a string of seventeen 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. In 2004, 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. For his work in "Yuva", Bachchan was awarded his first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor

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 performance earned him another Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. His third film, Dus, was a commercial success. He starred in Rohan Sippy's Bluffmaster which was a moderate success. He also received his first Filmfare nomination in the Best Actor category.

n October 2002, at his father Amitabh Bachchan's 60th birthday celebration, Abhishek and actress Karisma Kapoor announced their engagement. The engagement was called off in January 2003. Bachchan fell in love with actress Aishwarya Rai whilst filming for Dhoom 2 though both of them had already appeared together in Dhai Akshar Prem Ke (in which her then longtime boyfriend, Salman Khan, made a brief cameo) and Kuch Naa Kaho. Bachchan and Rai announced their engagement on 14 January 2007 later confirmed by his father, Amitabh Bachchan. The couple was married on 20 April 2007, according to traditional Hindu rituals of the Bunt community, to which Rai belongs.