19/05/2024

Abhishek Bachchan, a name synonymous with Indian cinema, is a versatile actor, film producer, and an entrepreneur. Born on February 5th, 1976, in Mumbai, India, Abhishek hails from the illustrious Bachchan family, with his father being the legendary Amitabh Bachchan and his mother, the iconic Jaya Bachchan. This article delves into the life and career of Abhishek Bachchan, highlighting his journey from a young boy with dreams to a prominent figure in the Indian film industry.

Physical Stats

Abhishek Bachchan stands 6 feet and 2 inches tall (188 cm )and Weighs 86 Kg ( 190 lbs ). His body dimensions are : Chest 42 Inches, Waist 34 Inches and Biceps 13 Inches. His Feet Size is 12 (US). Abhishek Bachchan’s Hair Color is Black and that of eyes is Dark Brown. 

Education and Early Life

Abhishek’s educational journey was a global one. He studied at prestigious institutions like the Bombay Scottish School, Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai, and Modern School in ( Vasant Vihar ) New Delhi. His international education continued at Aiglon College in Switzerland, from there he moved to Boston University to study Arts. However, but he dropped out of college and did not obtain his degree. Despite battling dyslexia as a child, Abhishek’s determination led him back to India to chase his dreams.

Family

As a scion of the celebrated Bachchan family, Abhishek is deeply rooted in Bollywood’s rich history. His grandfather, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a renowned Hindi poet. His original surname was Srivastava and Bachchan was a pen name he had assumed and continues to be used by his the legendary Amitabh Bachchan and the entire family including Abhishek.

His grandmother, Teji Bachchan, was a social reformer. Abhishek also has a sister, Shweta Bachchan who is married to Nikhil Nanda. Bachchan has Bengali ancestry on his mother’s side and is of Awadhi and Punjabi lineage on his father’s side.

His maternal grandfather was Taroon Kumar Bhaduri, a well-known writer and poet.

Obhishopto Chambol (Cursed Chambal), written by TK Bhaduri, is a well-known book that details his experiences working as a journalist and author in the area. This book served as the foundation for nearly all of the dacoit-related films produced by the Hindi cinema industry. Abhishapta Chambal is film based o the same book released in 1967 which was directed by Manju Dey starring Shambhu Bhattacharya.

Relationships

In the world of romance, Abhishek’s journey had its twists. Abhishek and actress Karishma Kapoor announced their engagement in October 2002 during the 60th birthday party for his father, Amitabh Bachchan.

In January 2003, the wedding was called off. Karishma Kapoor’s mother has often been blamed by the media for disrupting the cart even before it was hitched. Karisma Kapoor moved on to marry a businessman Sanjay kapoor but unfortunately she had an ugly falling out with him that ended in divorce. He is also rumored to have been in relationship with Rani Mukherji and Dipnnita Sharma.

Despite having worked together in Dhai Akshar Prem Ke (in which her then-boyfriend Salman Khan made a brief cameo) and Kuch Naa Kaho, Bachchan fell in love with Aishwarya Rai during the making of Dhoom 2. Bachchan and Rai announced their engagement on January 14, 2007, and his father, Amitabh Bachchan, later confirmed it.

Marriage

On April 20th, 2007, Abhishek tied the knot with the stunning Aishwarya Rai. Their wedding was a private affair at the Bachchan residence, ‘Prateeksha,’ that captivated the nation. Together, they became Bollywood’s power couple, and their union brought forth a beautiful daughter named Aaradhya on November 16, 2011. Fans and the media nicknamed her infant “Beti B” because the couple took four months to name their child.

Acting career

Abhishek Bachchan’s entry into Bollywood occurred as male lead in 2000 with JP Dutta’s war drama film “Refugee.” His performances were praised by critics, including Taran Adarsh who called him a competent actor. Bachchan’s subsequent films, such as Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon and Yuva, were less successful but earned him nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. He later established himself in Hindi cinema with Dhoom (2004), playing a Mumbai police officer.

In 2005, he released Bunty Aur Babli, a crime comedy that became the second highest-grossing Bollywood film of the year. He also starred in Ram Gopal Varma’s political drama Sarkar, which was a moderate success.Two films that he did next Dus (2005) and Bluffmaster (2005)  were moderately successful but did not earn much critical acclaim.

Bachchan earned his third Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal in Karan Johar’s ensemble musical love drama Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), which became a domestic and international box office smash.He also starred in Umrao Jaan, a remake of the 1981 film of the same name, and Dhoom 2 (2006).

“Guru” (2007), a film loosely based on the life of Dhirubhai Ambani, which received widespread acclaim.

In 2008, he released Sarkar Raj, a crime drama that earned him a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. His next release was Drona (2008), a major failure both critically and commercially.

In 2009, he released Delhi-6, a family dramedy that received mixed reviews from critics. He also produced Paa, a family drama that earned him the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. A brief setback between 2010 and 2012 was followed by a triumphant return in “Bol Bachchan” (2012) and “Dhoom 3” (2013), the latter becoming one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films worldwide.

Bachchan was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Yuva (2004), Sarkar (2005), and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006). He is the only actor, after Dilip Kumar, to have won three consecutive acting awards.

Beyond Acting

Abhishek’s contributions extend beyond the silver screen. He is a co-owner of the Pro Kabaddi League team Jaipur Pink Panthers and the Indian Super League team Chennaiyin FC. His passion for sports and business acumen complement his acting career. He has also been involved in raising funds for The Banyan, a charity rehabilitating homeless women with mental illness. In 2008, he starred in the “Unforgettable World Tour” stage production. In 2011, he promoted drug abuse awareness in India.

In the world of streaming, Abhishek has made his mark with projects like “Breathe: Into the Shadows” and “Ludo,” showcasing his adaptability in the evolving entertainment landscape.

Personal Endeavors

Abhishek is not just an actor; he’s also a producer, singer, and an entrepreneur. He ventured into film production with “Paa” (2009), a heartwarming story that won a National Film Award. His foray into entrepreneurship aligns with his philosophy that Entrepreneurship and acting must be done with passion.

Beyond the glitz and glamour of Bollywood, Abhishek’s interests are diverse. He even tried his hand at rapping, leaving a mark with the song “Right Here Right Now” from “Bluffmaster.”

Recognition and Endorsements

Abhishek Bachchan’s talent has not gone unnoticed. He has received numerous awards, including three Filmfare Awards and a National Film Award. Abhishek Bachchan has been a successful sought-after brand ambassador for various products, including LG Home appliances, American Express credit cards, Videocon DTH, Motorola mobiles, TTK Prestige ,Ford Fiesta, and Idea Cellular. He was awarded “Best Brand Ambassador of the Year” at the NDTV Techlife Awards in 2009. He has been the brand ambassador of the END7 campaign since 2014.

Conclusion

Abhishek Bachchan’s journey from a starry-eyed young boy to a multifaceted actor, producer, and entrepreneur is a testament to his determination and talent. He continues to be a prominent figure in Indian cinema, captivating audiences with his versatility and dedication. Abhishek’s legacy in Bollywood is secure, and his contributions to the industry make him an enduring icon in the world of entertainment. He is a powerhouse of talent who refused to buckle under the heavy weight of his legendary father’s legacy and has created an identity of his own. And its not long before we see him attain a stature as big as his father.

Quick Info
EducationCollege Drop-out
Height6′ 2″
Age47 Years
Bio/Wiki
Nickname(s)Junior B, Abhi, AB Baby, Junior Bachchan
Profession(s)Actor, Film Producer , entrepreneur
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)188 cm (6′ 2″)
Weight86 kg ( 190 lbs )
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Shoe Size12 US
Chest42 inches
Biceps13 inches
Waist 34 inches
Career
Debut (Actor)Film: “Refugee” (2000)
Debut (Producer)Film: “Paa” (2009)
Debut (TV)National Bingo Night (2010, as a Host)
Awards/Honours
National Film Awards2010: Best Feature Film in Hindi (as a producer) for “Paa”
Filmfare Awards2004: Best Supporting Actor for “Yuva”
2005: Best Supporting Actor for “Sarkar”
2006: Best Supporting Actor for “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna”
State Honours2006: UP state’s highest award- Yash Bharati Samman
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 February 1976 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023)47 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signAquarius
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Educational QualificationBombay Scottish School ( Mumbai )  Jamnabai Narsee School ( Mumbai ) Modern School  ( New Delhi ) Aiglon College in ( Switzerland ) Boston University ( USA )
ReligionHinduism
CasteKayastha
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressJalsa, VL Mehta Road, B/2, Kapol Housing Society, Juhu, Mumbai
Owns a Villa in Sanctuary Falls , Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai
HobbiesWatching Films, Driving, Sketching, Cooking
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsKarisma Kapoor, Rani Mukherji, Dipannita Sharma, Aishwarya Rai
Ex-fianceeKarisma Kapoor
Marriage DateApril 20, 2007
Family
Wife/SpouseAishwarya Rai, Actress (2007-present)
ChildrenDaughter- Aaradhya (born in 2011)
ParentsFather- Amitabh Bachchan (Actor)
Mother- Jaya Bachchan (Actress & Politician)
Siblings Sister- Shweta Bachchan Nanda
Favourites
FoodSpicy Chicken, Rajma Chawal,Biscuits, M&M’s (chocolate), Banana Chips
ActorsAmitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpai, Sanjay Dutt
ActressesZeenat Aman and Kareena Kapoor
FilmAgneepath
MusiciansDavid Guetta , Mohd. Rafi , Sonu Nigam, Swedish House Mafia Tiesto
TV ShowsModern Family, Game of Thrones
Song“Tere Bina” from the film “Guru”
SportFootball
Football ClubChelsea
PerfumeCreed Royal Water
Fashion DesignersGiorgio Armani ,Tom Ford
RestaurantsKai in London , Chez Francis in Switzerland,
DestinationNew York
CityMumbai
Shoe CompaniesAlberto Guardiano, Ferragamo, Cesare Pacciotti,
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionRolls Royce, Bentley Continental GT, Audi A8L
Money FactorSalary (approx.) Rs. 10-12 Crore/film
Net Worth (approx.)$30 Million (₹200 Crore)
Some Lesser Known Facts
SmokingNo
DrinkingYes
ChildhoodDyslexic as a child
Inspiration for Amitabh BachchanAbhishek’s childhood dance moves influenced Father Amitabh Bachchan’s iconic dance moves in the song “Khaike Paan Banaras Wala” from the film “Don” (1978).
Career StartRumored to have Started his career as an LIC agent and later joined ABCL his father’s company
Flops in CareerBetween his disastrous debut film “Refugee” (2000) and his first hit picture “Dhoom” (2004), he had 17 flops in a row.
Judgement ErrorsHe rejected Bhuvan’s role in “Lagaan” (2001) by Ashutosh Gowariker, which finally went to Aamir Khan
‘Sexiest Man in Asia’Named the ‘Sexiest Man in Asia’ by UK’s Eastern Eye magazine in 2006
Proposed Aishwarya RaiProposed to Aishwarya in a balcony of a hotel in New York
Nicknamed Priyanka ChopraGave the nickname ‘Piggy Chops’ to Priyanka Chopra during the filming of “Bluffmaster”
SingingLoves singing and has done background singing for many songs. He also provided the Hindi voice of Bagheera for Netflix’s Mowgli (Christian Bale provided the English voice).
Weight Loss for RaavanLost 18 kgs of weight for his role in Mani Ratnam’s “Raavan”
AB Corp. Ltd. ManagementManages his father’s company, AB Corp. Ltd.
Pro Kabaddi League & ISLCo-owner of Pro Kabaddi League franchise team “Jaipur Pink Panthers” and Indian Super League football team “Chennaiyin FC”
Coffee AddictionCoffee Addict , especially Cappuccino
Pay Disparity with Aishwarya RaiRevealed that in 8 out of 9 films with Aishwarya, she got paid more than him
COVID-19 DiagnosisIn July 2020, he and his father, Amitabh Bachchan, both tested positive with COVID-19 and were rushed to Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai.