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Overview (4)

Born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Birth NameAbhishek Amitabh Srivastav
Nicknames Baby B
Junior B
A B
Junior
Abi
Abhi
AB Baby
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Abhishek Bachchan, is an actor, producer, singer, voice-over artiste and an entrepreneur. He has done over 70 films. He won critical acclaim for his portrayal of an angsty young goon in 'Yuva' (2004). He received the Filmfare 'Best Supporting Actor' Award for this role and continued this winning streak with 'Sarkar' (2005), 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna' (2006), 'Dostana' (2008), 'Paa' (2009) and 'Bol Bachchan' (2012).

Born in Mumbai, India on February 5th 1976 to Bollywood legends Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan (née Bhaduri). After schooling in the Bombay Scottish school, then Jamnabai Narsee school and then Modern school (Vasant Vihar, New Delhi), he was sent to Aiglon College an international boarding school in Switzerland. After which he enrolled in Boston University to study Arts. He dropped out of college and moved back to Mumbai to pursue his acting career. Making his debut in JP Dutta's Refugee (2000).

Abhishek lives in Mumbai, India with his wife, actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and their daughter Aaradhya Bachchan. Time Magazine (2007) listed them on its list of most influential Indians. And they made quite a splash when they appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show (2009).

Over the years he has become famous for his versatility and the variety of films that he has been a part of; ranging from 'Yuva' (2004), The 'Dhoom' series (2004, 2006, 2013), Sarkar (2005), 'Bluffmaster' (2005), the highly acclaimed 'Guru' (2007), 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna' (2006), 'Paa' (2009, which he produced and won a National Award for Best Film - Hindi), to the blockbusters 'Bol Bachchan' (2012) and 'Happy New Year' (2014).

In 2016 he took a sabbatical from acting to re-evaluate himself and concentrate on his other passion, sports. He owns teams in the Pro Kabaddi League (Jaipur Pink Panthers) and in the Indian Super League (Chennaiyin Football Club). He has always maintained, "Entrepreneurship and acting can't be taught. They have to be done with passion."

He returned to films in 2018 with the critically acclaimed 'Manmarziyaan' (2018). As audiences for streaming platforms began growing, he did the Hindi voice of Bagheera for Mowgli on Netflix (voiced by Christian Bale in English); and plays the lead in season two of Breathe, one of the biggest shows on Amazon Prime Video.

He turned film producer with R. Balki's National-Award Winning comedy-drama, 'Paa', in which he played father to Amitabh Bachchan (his real-life father). Since then, he has produced several films through his production company, 'Saraswati Entertainment'.

Trying his hand at rapping, Abhishek hit all the right notes with the song 'Right Here Right Now' from 'Bluffmaster'.

Continuing to essay strong roles in his quest of great characters and films, Bachchan continues to be one of the most sought after and dependable actors in the industry.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: AB

Spouse (1)

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (20 April 2007 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (47)

Didn't finish studying business in the United States since he wanted to become an actor. His father, Amitabh Bachchan, supported Abhishek's decision.
Engaged to Karisma Kapoor [2002]
Was engaged to Karisma Kapoor before the engagement was mutually broken off without any explanations by both parties.
Became a Mama (maternal uncle) in 1997, when his married sister, Shweta Nanda, gave birth to a baby girl.
Has a niece called Navya Naveli and a nephew called Agastye born to his sister Shweta Nanda.
His engagement to Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was announced on Sunday January 14, 2007, at the Bachchan residence near Juhu. The wedding was held on 20 Apr 2007. The wedding took place in a private ceremony at the Bachchan residence Prateeksha in Juhu, Mumbai.
His first child, a daughter named Aaradhya, was born on November 16, 2011. 'Aaradhya' is a Sanskrit word meaning "first one, pleasing or worthy of being worshiped.".
He won his first Filmfare award for the critically acclaimed Yuva in 2004 opposite Rani Mukerji. Critics felt it was his chemistry with Rani that really helped his performance.
Was signed for Humraaz (2002) but opted out.
Cousin's name is Ravi Srivastava. He is the son of Kishore Srivastava ( Amitabh's cousin).
Uncle's names are Kishore Srivastava and Ashok Srivastava. They are Amitabh' s paternal cousin's.
Nephew of actor Rajeev Verma ( Married to mom Jaya's sister Rita). Aunt Rita Bhaduri is always mistaken for actress Rita Badhuri. This is due to them both having the same name.
Has 2 cousins . They are the children of actor Rajeev Verma and Rita Bhadhuri. The first cousin's name is Shiladitya Verma. He is a painter based in Bhopal. He is married to Poorvi Karanwar. The other cousin's name is Thathaghat Verma. He is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He is married to Darshika Mahajan.
Starred in Boney Kapoor' shelved film " Dil Chor". Co starring Kareena Kapoor and Snehal Dhabi. Directed by Satish Kaushik. The film was a remake of Tamil film Raja. But David Dhawan used all the comic scenes for his film Jodi. No. 1. This made Boney scrap the film.
Starred in Sanjay Gupta' s shelved film" Dilli Ka Thug" . Co starring Sonu Sood, Boman Irani. Produced by Vinod Bachchan. This was in 2008.
Starred in ABCL's shelved film " Samjauta Express". Directed by Rakesh Mehra. It was to be a light hearted take on the relationship between Pakistan and India. Starring Abhishek Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Manisha Koirala, Rani Mukherjee with Amitabh Bachchan in a Special Appearance. This was in 2002.
Starred in Vashu Bhagnani's shelved film directed by Madhur Bhandakar. This was in 2002.
Starred in Bunty Walia's shelved film " Umeed" based on the 1996 Malta boat tragedy. Directed by Navraaz Kaur.The film co starred Sanjay Dutt. Sunny Deol's Kaafila was based on the same story. This was in 2004.
Starred in Satish Rajwade's shelved film " Akhand". Co starring Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty. Akshay was to play the role of a evil jailer. This was in 2004.
Starred in Ripple Entertainment and Fox Studio's shelved film " The Last Revolutionary", directed by Priyadarshan. The film was to be based on the life and times of freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad. The film was going to be shot in English and released for a international audience. The film going to be shot on the same scale as the film " Gandhi". This was in 2001.
Rinke Khanna auditioned for the lead role in Aakhri Mughal, but was not selected due to her height . Aakhri Mughal was to be Abhishek' s debut film.
In 1998, Aditya Chopra was set to direct a film titled " Purushartha" . Starring Amitabh Bachchan , Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan. Aditya decided to shelve the film when J.P. Dutta offered Abhishek Aakhri Mughal.
Was to star in Nagesh Kukunoor's film " Bemisal" with Rani Mukherjee. They were later replaced by Karan Nath and Sameera Reddy. The film was eventually shelved.
Abhishek Bachchan was going to star in Meghna Gulzar's "Milte Hain" opposite Vidya Balan, Produced by Sanjay Gupta. John Abraham and Rahul Bose were also approached for the same role. The film got shelved. This was in 2008.
Starred in TIPS Films shelved movie directed by Mohit Suri. Co starring Fardeen Khan, Sonam Kapoor. This was in 2012. It was said to be a road movie similar to Zindagi Milegi Na Dobaara.
Abhishek was signed by Vashu Bhagnani for the film Beta No. 1 in 1999. Vashu decided to change the subject and produce Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya.
Abhishek Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan hold the Guinness World record for being the only father-son duo to have played reversed roles on-screen in Paa (2009).
Starred in ABCL's shelved film "Aawaz" directed by Rakesh Mehra. This was in 2001.
Hema Malini was to direct a film Starring Rekha, Esha Deol, Abhishek Bachchan. The film had Rekha and Esha playing mother and daughter.The plot was based on classical music. This was in 2005.
Farah Sultan Ahmed , wife of Director Sultan Ahmed, wanted to remake Ganga Ki Saugandh with Abhishek Bachchan.This was in 2005.
In 2000, Sohail Khan had signed Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor for a film titled "Aryan". He ended up shelving due to date problems. He later started a film titled Aryan but with another subject .
ABCL were planning on producing Gayab with Abhishek Bachchan in the lead role. Later Ram Gopal Varma took over the project and Tusshar was signed.
Vashu Bhagnani was going to produce the film Lakeer in 2002. He signed Vinod Khanna, Jackie Shroff, Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Tusshar Kapoor,Kareena Kapoor. When Vashu decided to drop the film, Ahmed Khan took the script to Vicky Kumar. They decided to replace Jackie Shroff with Sunny Deol, Akshay Kumar with Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan with John Abraham and Tusshar Kapoor with Sohail Khan, Kareena Kapoor with Nauheed Cyrusi.
Suniel was to be joining hands with Shobha and Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Telefilms to produce a film. The film had been titled 'Raaste'(2007) and was to star Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Sikander Kher and Aishwarya Rai. The film is based on bike and car racing directed by Vicky Singh. The film got shelved.
Fardeen Khan replaced Abhishek Bachchan in Bhoot.
In 2011, director Apoorva Lakhia was planning a film with Abhishek, John Abraham and Vikram Chatwal. The film got shelved.
Abhishek Bachchan had verbally agreed to do Aparna Sen's "Gulel" back in 2008. This was after Ajay Devgan and Saif Ali Khan walked out of the film after the death of producer Ismail Merchant. Konkana Sen and Sushmita were to be in the lead.
In 2002/2008, Goldie Behl was going to produce a film titled "Shor", written by Anurag Kashyap. Shashi Kapoor's son Kunal Kapoor was to debut as a director. It was to star Abhishek Bachchan and got shelved.
In 2006, Ramesh Sippy was making Chetan Bhagat's novel "A Night At A Call Centre" into a film. He had signed Abhishek Bachchan and Upen Patel for the lead roles. Rohan Sippy was to direct the film. It was later shelved and remade as "Hello" with Atul Agnihothri.
Starred in shelved movie Silent Noise Productions "Yahan Ke Hum Sikander"(2009) Nana Patekar [as the coach], Suniel Shetty, Arjun Rampal, Aftab Shivdasani, Sohail Khan, Shahid Kapur,Rimi Sen, Ayesha Takia Shawar Ali, Zulfi Sayed, Jas Arora ,Chetan Hansraj. Music by A.R. Rahman, Written by Anees Bazmee. Directed by Ahmed Khan. The film was earlier being made with the title "Mazhab - The Religion"(2005) with Anil Kapoor as the coach, Bobby Deol,Abhishek Bachchan, Sunil Shetty, John Abraham,Aftab Shivdasani, Rahul Dev, Chetan Hansraj, Ashmit Patel, Zulfi Sayed, Celina Jaitley,Esha Deol, Nauheed Cyrusi,Amrita Arora,Inder Sudan. The project got shelved for unknown reasons.
In 1995,Rajiv Rai had a script ready for Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan. Amitabh declined as he wanted to stay retired and felt Abhishek Bachchan was too young to join films.
Starred in the shelved movie " Ladies and Gentleman"(2011) Starring Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai,Produced and Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi.
Starred in the shelved movie RGV Factory's "Time Machine"(2007) Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan (Replaced Shah Rukh Khan), Aishwarya Rai (Replaced Kareena Kapoor), Produced and Directed by Ram Gopal Varma.
Starred in the shelved film "Dhun"(2009) Starring Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Music by A.R.Rahman, Produced by Mani Ratman, Directed by Rajiv Menon.
He is notable for rejecting Dil Chahta Hai due to other commitments.
Starred in the shelved movie "Ek Tha Gangster"(2015) Based on the novel "Byculla to Bangkok". Starring Abhishek Bachchan, Directed by Sanjay Gupta.

Personal Quotes (2)

Critics have a job to do. They do not criticise you without reason.
About his father taking on the role of Marlon Brando in Sarkar (2005): "Please don't compare my father with Brando. It belittles both the actors who are big in their own fields. Even if my father plays The Godfather (1972), he'll do so in his own way".

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