42 Facts About Abhishek Bachchan


Abhishek Bachchan was born on 5 February 1976 and is an Indian actor and film producer known for his work in Hindi films.


Abhishek Bachchan made his acting debut with the drama film Refugee, which was followed by a dozen unsuccessful ventures.


Abhishek Bachchan has since starred in the streaming ventures Breathe: Into the Shadows, Ludo and Dasvi.


Abhishek Bachchan was born on 5 February 1976 in Mumbai to veteran actors of Hindi cinema, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.


Abhishek Bachchan's 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, Abhishek Bachchan being the pen name used by his grandfather.


Abhishek Bachchan is of Awadhi and Punjabi heritage on his father's side, and Bengali from his mother's side.

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Abhishek Bachchan attended Jamnabai Narsee School and Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai, Modern School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, and Aiglon College in Switzerland.


Abhishek Bachchan then attended Boston University but did not obtain any degree from there and he subsequently moved on to Bollywood.


Abhishek Bachchan was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 9.


Abhishek Bachchan shot for a cameo in the 2001 film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.


Abhishek Bachchan went on to win the award the following year for his performance in Mani Ratnam's political drama Yuva.


Abhishek Bachchan better established himself in Hindi cinema playing a no-nonsense Mumbai police officer in the hit action thriller Dhoom, which starred John Abraham, Uday Chopra, Esha Deol, and Rimi Sen in pivotal roles.


Abhishek Bachchan was next seen in Ram Gopal Varma's political drama Sarkar, which was a moderate success at the box office.


Abhishek Bachchan won his third consecutive Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Karan Johar's ensemble musical romantic drama Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, which became a major blockbuster at the domestic and overseas box office despite dealing with the controversial subject of marital infidelity and dysfunctional relationships.


Abhishek Bachchan played the role of a PR associate whose wife is unhappy with their marriage, and so begins an affair with a friend who is unhappy with his marriage to his wife.


Abhishek Bachchan then starred opposite Aishwarya Rai in the period romance Umrao Jaan, a remake of the 1981 film of the same name.


Abhishek Bachchan was next seen in Dhoom 2, which featured him and Uday Chopra reprising their roles from the original Dhoom joined by new cast members Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, and Bipasha Basu.


The film emerged as one of the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2006, but some critics commented that Abhishek Bachchan was "reduced to a mere supporting player" to his co-star Roshan.


Abhishek Bachchan earned much critical acclaim for his performance in Mani Ratnam's Guru, loosely based on the life of business magnate Dhirubhai Ambani.


Abhishek Bachchan was then seen playing a minor role in the female-centric drama Laaga Chunari Mein Daag as the love interest of the film's lead actress Rani Mukerji.


Abhishek Bachchan's next release was the fantasy adventure film Drona, which was a major failure both critically and commercially.


Abhishek Bachchan was next seen in Dostana, a romantic comedy about two men who pretend to be gay in order to be allowed to live with a girl, but then find that they have both fallen in love with her.


Abhishek Bachchan experienced a brief setback in his career with five films that failed commercially.


Abhishek Bachchan then played the lead role in Rohit Shetty's comedy Bol Abhishek Bachchan, which was a major blockbuster at the box office despite receiving mixed reviews from critics.

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Abhishek Bachchan received several awards for his role.


Abhishek Bachchan then appeared in Dhoom 3, reprising his role from the previous two Dhoom films.


The film became a major blockbuster, some critics however commented that Abhishek Bachchan's performance was overshadowed by Khan's.


Abhishek Bachchan was next seen in Farah Khan's dance comedy Happy New Year, a musical heist film, playing the second lead to Shah Rukh Khan.


Abhishek Bachchan was then seen in the 2015 family drama All Is Well.


In 2018, Abhishek Bachchan starred in Anurag Kashyap's Manmarziyaan alongside Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal.


Abhishek Bachchan was praised for his nuanced performance and depth he brought to the character.


Abhishek Bachchan was then seen in Red Chillies Entertainment production's Bob Biswas, released in December 2021 on Zee5.


In late 2021, Bachchan started shooting for the Hindi remake of R Parthiban's national award-winning Tamil film Oththa Seruppu Size 7.


Abhishek Bachchan fell in love with Aishwarya Rai whilst filming for Dhoom 2, though both of them had already appeared together in Dhai Akshar Prem Ke and Kuch Naa Kaho.


Abhishek Bachchan's daughter became quite popular by the name of "Beti B" which was named by the fans and the media, since the couple took over four months to name their daughter.


Abhishek Bachchan bought the Pro Kabaddi League franchise team Jaipur Pink Panthers and co-purchased the Indian Super League football team Chennaiyin FC.


Abhishek Bachchan is involved in the functional and administrative operations of his father's company, originally known as ABCL, and renamed as AB Corp.


In 2011, Abhishek Bachchan has promoted awareness of drug abuse in India as part of a citizen education campaign.


Abhishek Bachchan has been brand ambassador for products like LG Home appliances, American Express credit cards, Videocon DTH, Motorola mobiles, Ford Fiesta and Idea Cellular.


Abhishek Bachchan was announced the winner of the "Best Brand Ambassador of the Year" award at the NDTV Techlife Awards in 2009.


Abhishek Bachchan became the brand ambassador for TTK Prestige, part of the TTK Group in October 2013 along with his wife Aishwarya Rai.