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Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan is an Indian actor and producer known for his work in Bollywood films. He is the son of Bollywood mega-stars, Amitabh Bachchan and actress Jaya Bachchan. Started his career in 2000 with ‘Refugee‘, He has also been a playback singer in ‘Bluffmaster‘, and ‘Dhoom‘.

Abhishek Srivastav was born on 5 February 1976 in Mumbai to veteran actors of Hindi cinema, Amitabh Bachchan, and Jaya Bhaduri, an accomplished actress in her own right. 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 Kayastha heritage on his father’s side, Bengali from his mother’s side and Punjabi from his grandmother’s side–who moved from Faisalabad to Mumbai before the partition of India.

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 on to Bollywood.

Abhishek made his debut in 2000, opposite Kareena Kapoor, in the J. P. Dutta-directed war drama Refugee. He also appeared in successful films like Dostana (2008), Bol Bachchan (2012), Dhoom 3 (2013), Happy New Year (2014), and Housefull 3 (2016).

Abhishek was engaged to Karisma Kapoor (2002) before the engagement was mutually broken off without any explanations by both parties.

Then he met Aishwarya Rai, they got engaged and were married on 20 April 2007. His first child, a daughter named Aaradhya, was born on November 16, 2011.

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