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Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan (born 5 February 1976) is an Indian film actor. Bachchan has received three Filmfare Awards for acting, a National Award as producer (for Paa) and was named as one of the highest paid actors in Bollywood in 2010.

Bachchan made his acting debut in the drama film Refugee (2000). He became a full-fledged movie star after starring in commercially successful action thriller Dhoom (2004) which has eventually become a series of commercial hit action movies starring Bachchan in the main lead as Inspector Jai Dixit in Dhoom 2 and Dhoom 3. A Bachchan received critical acclaim for his work in Yuva (2004), Sarkar (2005), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) and Guru (2007). He subsequently appeared in commercially successful films like Bunty Aur Babli (2005), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), Guru (2007) and Bol Bachchan (2012) and Dhoom series. In 2010, he produced Paa (2009) along with Sunil Manchanda which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Having done so, Bachchan is therefore considered as a leading actor in Bollywood.

Married to actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai, Bachchan comes from an illustrious Bollywood family. His father Amitabh Bachchan, and mother Jaya Bachchan, were leading actors in Hindi cinema.

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.

Bachchan was dyslexic as a child which was referred by Aamir Khan in 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, but dropped out.


In 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. Though they both appeared in Dhai Akshar Prem Ke (in which her then longtime boyfriend, Salman Khan, made a brief cameo) and Kuch Naa Kaho, Bachchan fell in love with actress Aishwarya Rai whilst filming for Dhoom 2. 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. The wedding took place in a private ceremony at the Bachchan residence, Prateeksha, in Juhu, Mumbai, but was heavily covered by the entertainment media. The couple appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in September 2009, and were described as more famous than Brangelina. They have been described as a supercouple in the Indian media. Rai gave birth to a baby girl on 16 November 2011. Her daughter became quite popular by the name of "Beti B" which was christened by the fans and the media, since the couple took over four months to name their daughter. The baby girl was finally named as Aaradhya Bachchan in March 2012.




















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