Abhishek Bachchan, is an actor, producer, singer, voice-over artiste and an entrepreneur. He has done over 70 films. He won critical acclaim for his portrayal of an angsty young goon in ‘Yuva’ (2004). He received the Filmfare ‘Best Supporting Actor’ Award for this role and continued this winning streak with ‘Sarkar’ (2005), ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ (2006), ‘Dostana’ (2008), ‘Paa’ (2009) and ‘Bol Bachchan’ (2012). Born in Mumbai, India on February 5th 1976 to Bollywood legends Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan (née Bhaduri). After schooling in the Bombay Scottish school, then Jamnabai Narsee school and then Modern school (Vasant Vihar, New Delhi), he was sent to Aiglon College an international boarding school in Switzerland. After which he enrolled in Boston University to study Arts. He dropped out of college and moved back to Mumbai to pursue his acting career. Making his debut in JP Dutta’s Refugee (2000). Abhishek lives in Mumbai, India with his wife, actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and their daughter Aaradhya Bachchan. Time Magazine (2007) listed them on its list of most influential Indians. And they made quite a splash when they appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show (2009). Over the years he has become famous for his versatility and the variety of films that he has been a part of; ranging from ‘Yuva’ (2004), The ‘Dhoom’ series (2004, 2006, 2013), Sarkar (2005), ‘Bluffmaster’ (2005), the highly acclaimed ‘Guru’ (2007), ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ (2006), ‘Paa’ (2009, which he produced and won a National Award for Best Film – Hindi), to the blockbusters ‘Bol Bachchan’ (2012) and ‘Happy New Year’ (2014). In 2016 he took a sabbatical from acting to re-evaluate himself and concentrate on his other passion, sports. He owns teams in the Pro Kabaddi League (Jaipur Pink Panthers) and in the Indian Super League (Chennaiyin Football Club). He has always maintained, “Entrepreneurship and acting can’t be taught. They have to be done with passion.” He returned to films in 2018 with the critically acclaimed ‘Manmarziyaan’ (2018). As audiences for streaming platforms began growing, he did the Hindi voice of Bagheera for Mowgli on Netflix (voiced by Christian Bale in English); and plays the lead in season two of Breathe, one of the biggest shows on Amazon Prime Video. He turned film producer with R. Balki’s National-Award Winning comedy-drama, ‘Paa’, in which he played father to Amitabh Bachchan (his real-life father). Since then, he has produced several films through his production company, ‘Saraswati Entertainment’. Trying his hand at rapping, Abhishek hit all the right notes with the song ‘Right Here Right Now’ from ‘Bluffmaster’. Continuing to essay strong roles in his quest of great characters and films, Bachchan continues to be one of the most sought after and dependable actors in the industry.
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama