Monday, August 2, 2010

Abhishek Bachchan Biography

Early life Abhishek Bachchan is the son of greatest Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and actress now turned politician Jaya Bhaduri, his elder sister is Shweta Bachchan-Nanda (b. year : 1974). His grandfather, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a well-known poet of Urdu and Hindi literature written many famous poems. The last name of Abhishek's parental family is Srivastav, Bachchan being the pen name used by his grandfather. However, when his father Amitabh entered in films, he did so under his father's pen name. He is from Punjabi Sikh heritage from his grandmother Teji's side, while also of Bengali Kulin Brahmin descent from his mother Jaya Bhaduri's side. Abhishek was dyslexic as a child which he overcame. He attended Jamnabai Narsee School and Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai, Modern School in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, and Aiglon College in Switzerland. He then went to the U.S. to complete his education at Boston University but then left the course mid-way to pursue his acting career when his father's company ABCL was facing many troubles.

Career Abhishek began his career with J.P. Dutta's moderately successful film Refugee with Kareena Kapoor in year 2000. In a span of four years,ABHISHEK Bachchan went on to do many more movies, without any major box-office successes. 2004 was a good year for him. His performance in Mani Ratnam's movie Yuva, proved his mettle as an actor. The same year, he starred in Dhoom which was his first major hit MOVIE. In YEAR 2005, he shot to fame with four consecutive MOVIES Bunty Aur Babli,Sarkar,Dus and Bluffmaster. He won his second Filmfare Award in the Best Supporting Actor category for Sarkar. Bachchan also received his first Filmfare nomination in the Best Actor category. IN THE YEAR 2006 PLAYED the multi-starrer Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna YEAR 2006 was one of the highest grossing films of the year. He was also a part of Mani Ratnam's stage show,Netru,Indru,Naalai alongside many other co-stars. His second release Umrao Jaan failed to do well at the box office. His third release Dhoom 2, a sequel to his first hit Dhoom did very well at the box office. His first release in 2007 was Guru HIS ANOTHER GREATE SUCCESS. He received much acclaim for his performance and the film emerged as his first solo hit. In YEAR 2007, he made a brief appearance in the multi-starrer Shootout at Lokhandwala which was successful. His next release Jhoom Barabar Jhoom released in YEAR 2007. The film failed to do well in India but did better overseas COUNTRIES especially in the U.K. However while the film received mixed reviews, ABHISHEK Bachchan received good reviews for his performance in the film. Abhishek Bachchan is also involved in the functional and administrative operations of his father's company (formerly known as ABCL, now re-christened as AB Corp. Ltd.). It is known that during the times wherein his father was facing his worst phase with their company ABCL, which was declared a failed company, is when Abhishek got hugely involved in its revival. In YEAR 2008, Abhishek Bachchan will join his father Amitabh Bachchan and other leading entertainers from Hindi cinema on the world-wide One Amazing Night Tour. The tour will reportedly cover numerous countries and continents over a two month period.
Personal life Bachchan with wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the IIFA Awards YEAR 2007. Abhishek Bachchan was earlier engaged to Karisma Kapoor. The couple announced their engagement on Amitabh Bachchan's 60th birthday celebration in YEAR 2002. The engagement was called off in January 2003. he strongly denied most rumors of romance. After much speculation concerning their relationship, his engagement to very gorgeous ACTRESS Aishwarya Rai was announced on January 14, 2007. The announcement was later confirmed by Amitabh Bachchan. Abhishek married Aishwarya on April 20, 2007 according to traditional Hindu rites of the South Indian Bunt community, to which his wife belongs. Token North Indian and Bengali ceremonies were also performed. The wedding took place in a private ceremony at the Bachchan residence Prateeksha in Juhu, Mumbai. Though the wedding was a private affair intended for the Bachchan and Rai family and friends, the involvement of the media made it a national extravaganza. ABHISHEK Bachchan's paternal grandmother Teji Bachchan passed away on December 21, 2007. 

Abhishek Bachchan Filmography

Filmography As Singer