Abhishek Bachchan is a Bollywood actor. He was born on 5 February 1976 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. He attended Modern School, Delhi, Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai, and Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai. He earned a degree from Anglo College, Switzerland. 

Abhishek Bachchan is the son of famous Bollywood stars, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. He has a sister Shweta Bachchan Nanda. 

He is married to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. They have a daughter named Aaradhya Bachchan. 

Abhishek’s favourites

His hobbies include painting and cooking. 

He likes to eat rajma chawal, chicken curry, biscuits, chocolates, banana, and chips.

His favourite actors are Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpayee, Sanjay Dutt, Zeenat Aman, and Kareena Kapoor. 

His favourite film is Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Agnipath.’

His favourite singers/bands are Sonu Nigam, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, and Tiesto. 

His favourite television shows are ‘Modern Family,’ and ‘Game of Thrones.’

He loves playing football. 

His favourite song is ‘Tere Bina’ from the film ‘Guru.’

His favourite fashion designers are Tom Ford and Georgio Armani. 

His frequently visits restaurants, Chez Francise in Switzerland, and Kai in London.

His favourite travelling destination is New York. 

He owns Bentley Continental GT, Rolls Royce, and Audi A8 cars. 

Interesting facts about Abhishek Bachchan

During his childhood, Abhishek suffered from the condition of Dyslexia. 

Abhishek’s parents are popular Bollywood stars. His grandfather, Harishvansh Rai Bachchan was an Indian poet and writer. 

After completing his education, Abhishek joined his father’s company ABCL.

Abhishek’s Bollywood debut

In the year 2000, Abhishek made his acting debut with the film ‘Refugee.’ He played the lead role opposite Kareena Kapoor. 

Abhishek Bachchan appeared in several films in the beginning of his acting career. However, he could not establish himself as a successful actor due to his consecutive 17 flop films.

In 2001, he approached Ashutosh Gowarikar as he wanted to play the role of ‘Bhuvan’ in the film ‘Lagaan.’ However, the role was eventually offered to Aamir Khan. 

In the year 2004, Abhishek Bachchan finally gained recognition for portraying the character of ‘ACP Jai Dixit’ in the film ‘Dhoom.’ The film was a blockbuster hit and helped Abhishek erase his image of a flop actor. 

Abhishek’s marriage

On Amitabh Bachchan’s 60th birthday, Abhishek got engaged with Karishma Kapoor. Their relationship did not last, and the engagement broke off after three months. 

On 20 April 2007, Abhishek and Aishwarya got married as per Hindu rituals. 

The couple’s first daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan was born on 16 November 2011. 

Winning the title of ‘Sexiest Man in Asia’

In 2006, he was given the title of ‘Sexiest Man in Asia’ by the UK’s Eastern Eye Magazine. 

During the filming of ‘Bluffmaster,’ Abhishek gave Priyanka Chopra the nickname ‘Piggy Chops.’

He gained 18 kilograms of weight for his role of ‘Beera Munda’ in the 2010 film ‘Raavan.’ He played the lead role opposite his wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. 

He is the manager of his father's company ‘Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited.’

Abhishek Bachchan was honoured with the National Film Award for Best Feature Film for the 2009 film ‘Paa.’

Global recognition

The same year, he was seen as a guest with his wife on the famous ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show.’

Abhishek’s stories of failure and success have been captured in a biography book called ‘Abhishek Bachchan: Style and Substance’ by the author Pradeep Chandra. 

He is the co-owner of the Pro Kabaddi team ‘Jaipur Pink Panthers’ and the Indian Super League Football team ‘Chennaiyin FC.’

Abhishek’s filmography

Some of Abhishek Bachchan’s popular films are, Guru (2007), Dhoom 2 (2006), Dostana (2008), Bunty Aur Babli (2005), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), Bol Bachchan (2012), Bob Biswas (2021), Manmarziyaan (2018), Sarkar (2005), Delhi 6 (2009), Housefull 3 (2016), Ludo (2020), and Dasvi (2022).

Abhishek Bachchan’s latest film ‘Ghoomer’ was released on 18 August 2023 in the theatres. He played the role of ‘Padam Singh Sodhi.’