Biography / trivia
* Abhishek Bachchan was born on 5th Feb 1976 in Mumbai to Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. He has a elder sister “Shweta Bachchan Nanda” who was born in 1974. Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan was his grandfather.
* Abhishek Bachchan’s original name is Shrivastava, when he entered the films he chose stage name of Abhishek Bachchan.
* He attended “Jamnabai Narsee School” and “Bombay Scottish School” in Mumbai, “Modern School, in New Delhi and “Aiglon College” in Switzerland and “Boston University” United States.
* He made his Bollywood debut with Refugee in 2000 and he won “Filmfare Best Male Debut Award”. The film did well in the box office and his performance was appreciated by film critics.
* He is Goodwill Ambassidor for Narcotics Control Bureau and he worked to create awareness about drug abuse, launching “Awareness Day race”.
* He was engaged to Karisma Kapoor in 2002 but it was called off in Jan 2003.
* Later he was engaged to Aishwarya Rai on 14 Jan 2007 and got married on 20th April 2007. The couple are blessed with a baby girl on 16 Nov 2011. Their family took four months to name their baby and named “Aaradhya Bachchan” in March 2012.
* Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show on 28 Sep 2009.
* Abhishek endorsed several prestigious products like Idea mobiles, LG Home appliances, Videocon DTH, American Express credit cards, Motorola mobiles, Ford fiesta etc. He won ‘Best Brand Ambassador of the Year’ award in 2009.
* In 2000s decade he appeared in commercial successful films like Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon in 2003 alongside Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor, Yuva in 2004 alongside Ajay Devgn, Vivek Oberoi, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji and Esha Deol, Dhoom in 2004 alongside John Abraham, Uday Chopra and Esha Deol, Bunty Aur Babli in 2005 alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji and Aishwarya Rai, Sarkar in 2005 alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Kay Kay Menon and Katrina Kaif, Dus in 2005 alongside Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Zayed Khan, Shilpa Shetty and Esha Deol, Bluffmaster! in 2005 opposite Priyanka Chopra, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna in 2006 alongside Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee and Preity Zinta, Dhoom 2 in 2006 alongside Hrithik Roshan, Uday Chopra, Aishwarya Rai and Bipasha Basu, Guru in 2007 alongside Aishwarya Rai, R. Madhavan and Vidya Balan, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom in 2007 alongside Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol and Lara Dutta, Sarkar Raj in 2008 alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, Dostana in 2008 opposite John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra, Paa in 2009 with Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan.
* In 2010s decade Abhishek worked for commercial hits like Raavan in 2010 alongside Vikram, Aishwarya Rai and Govinda, Dum Maaro Dum in 2011 opposite Bipasha Basu and Rana Daggubati, Bol Bachchan in 2012 alongside Ajay Devgn and Asin.
“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be an actor. I don’t think there was any “first moment“ which inspired me. I guess coming from a film family, it was almost a natural progression for me. Potential? Still trying to figure out if I have any.”
“I don’t compare myself as a son to my father. I just try to follow in his footsteps. Calling it a hard act is very cynical. I look at his track record as a son as very inspiring.”
“I love coffee…I live on coffee. I drink too much coffee actually, especially Cappuccino. I should cut that down on it.”
“I feel very strongly about how we need to push sports back home in India. I still feel that in India we look upon sports as a recreational activity – which it is – but people have to understand that there is a career in sports. It’s not just necessary to be a doctor or a lawyer or an engineer.”
Filmography / all movies list
|2000||Refugee||J P Dutta||Kareena Kapoor,Jackie Shroff,Sunil Shetty|
|-||Dhai Akshar Prem Ke||Raj Kanwar||Aishwarya Rai,Anupam Kher,Amrish Puri,Shakti Kapoor|
|-||Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya||A. Muthu||Kirti Reddy,Kader Khan,Sanjay Suri,Paresh Rawal|
|2001||Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai||Goldie Behl||Rani Mukherjee,Jackie Shroff ,Sushmita Sen|
|2002||Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya||Dharmesh Darshan||Akshay Kumar,Karisma Kapoor|
|-||Sharaarat||-||Abhishek and others|
|-||Om Jai Jagadish||Anupam Kher||Anil Kapoor,Waheeda Rehman,Fardeen Khan,Urmila Matondkar|
|-||Desh||-||Abhishek and others|
|2003||Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon||Sooraj R. Barjatya||Hrithik Roshan,Kareena Kapoor,Pankaj Kapur|
|-||Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost||Apoorva Lakhia||Lara Dutta,Yashpal Sharma,Aditya Lakhia|
|-||Kuch Naa Kaho||Rohan Sippy||Aishwariya Rai,Satish Shah,Arbaaz Khan|
|-||Zameen||-||Abhishek and others|
|-||LOC Kargil||J.P.Dutta||Ajay Devgan,Sanjay Dutt,Saif Ali Khan,Sunil Shetty|
|2004||Run||Jeeva||Bhumika Chawla,Ayesha Jhulka,Mahesh Manjrekar|
|-||Yuva||Mani Ratnam||Ajay Devgan,Vivek Oberoi,Kareena Kapoor,Rani Mukerji,Esha Deol|
|-||Dhoom||Sanjay Gadhvi||Uday Chopra,John Abraham,Esha Deol|
|-||Phir Milenge||Revathi||Salman Khan,Shilpa Shetty,Revathi,Mita Vashisht|
|-||Naach||Ram Gopal Varma||Ritesh Deshmukh,Antara Mali|
|2005||Bunty Aur Babli||Shaad Ali||Amitabh Bachchan,Rani Mukerji|
|-||Sarkar||Ram Gopal Varma||Amitabh Bachchan,Kay Kay Menon,Katrina Kaif,Tanisha Mukherjee|
|-||Dus||Anubhav Sinha||Sanjay Dutt,Sunil Shetty,Shilpa Shetty,Zayed Khan,Esha Deol|
|-||Antar Mahal||Rituparno Ghosh||Jackie Shroff,Soha Ali Khan,|
|-||Bluffmaster||Rohan Sippy||Priyanka Chopra,Nana Patekar,Ritesh Deshmukh|
|2006||Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna||Karan Johar||Shahrukh Khan,Amitabh Bachchan,Rani Mukerji,Preity Zinta|
|-||Umrao Jaan||J.P. Dutta||Aishwariya Rai,Sunil Shetty,Shabana Azmi,Himani Shivpuri|
|-||Dhoom 2||Sanjay Gadhvi||Hrithik Roshan,Aishwarya Rai,Uday Chopra,Bipasha Basu|
|2007||Guru||Mani Ratnam||Aishwariya Rai,Mithun Chakraborty,Madhavan,Vidya Balan,Mallika Sherawat|
|-||Jhoom Barabar Jhoom||Shaad Ali||Bobby Deol,Preity Zinta,Amitabh Bachchan,Lara Dutta|
|2008||Sarkar Raj||Ram Gopal Varma||Amitabh Bachchan,Aishwarya Rai,Victor Banerjee,Dilip Prabhavalkar|
|2008||Drona||Goldie Behl||Jaya Bachchan,Priyanka Chopra,Kay Kay Menon|
|2008||Dostana||Tarun Mansukhani||Priyanka Chopra,John Abraham,Shilpa Shetty|
|2009||Delhi 6||R Omprakash Mehra||Sonam Kapoor,Atul Kulkarni,Om Puri,Divya Dutta|
|2009||Paa||R. Balakrishnan||Amitabh Bachchan,Vidya Balan|
|2010||Raavan||Mani Ratnam||Aishwarya Rai,Vikram,Govinda|
|2010||Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey||Ashutosh Gowariker||Deepika Padukone,Monty Munford|
|2011||Game||Abhinay Deo||Kangna Ranaut,Sarah-Jane Dias,Jimmy Shergill|
|2011||Dum Maro Dum||Rohan Sippy||Bipasha Basu,Rana Daggubati,Aditya Pancholi|
|2012||Players||Abbas-Mustan||Sonam Kapoor,Bipasha Basu,Neil Nitin Mukesh,Bobby Deol|
|2012||Bol Bachchan||Rohit Shetty||Ajay Devgn,Asin|
|2013||Dhoom 3||V Krishna Acharya||Aamir Khan,Katrina Kaif,Uday Chopra|
|2013||Dostana 2||Tarun Mansukhani||John Abraham,Katrina Kaif|