Abhishek Bachchan at the IIFA awards
|Born||February 5, 1976
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Actor, Producer, Television Presenter|
|Years active||2000- present|
|Spouse(s)||Aishwarya Rai (2007 - present)|
Abhishek Bachchan (Hindi: अभिषेक बच्चन, born 5 February 1976 in Mumbai, Maharashtra) is an Indian actor and the son of Indian actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. He is married to actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai.
Bachchan debuted with J.P. Dutta's Refugee (2000). In 2004, the actor delivered a hit and a critically acclaimed performance, in the films Dhoom and Yuva. His performance in the latter was praised, for which he received several awards, including his first Filmfare Award in the Best Supporting Actor category, an award he would win for the two next years as well. Since then, Bachchan has starred in films that have been commercially and critically successful, establishing himself as one of the leading actors in the industry.
Abhishek Bachchan is the son of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and actress Jaya Bachchan; his elder sister is Shweta Bachchan-Nanda (b. 1974). His grandfather, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a well-known poet of Hindi literature. The original last name of his parental family is Srivastav, Bachchan being the pen name used by his grandfather. However, when his father Amitabh entered films, he did so under his own father's pen name. Bachchan is of Punjabi Sikh heritage from his grandmother Teji's side, while also of Bengali Kulin Brahmin descent from his mother Jaya Bhaduri's side.
Bachchan was dyslexic as a child. He attended Jamnabai Narsee School and Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai, Modern School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, and Aiglon College in Switzerland. He then went to the U.S. to complete his education at Boston University, but left midway to pursue his acting career when his father's company, ABCL, was facing trouble.
Bachchan began his career with J.P. Dutta's moderately successful Refugee (2000), which also starred Kareena Kapoor, although Kapoor received more public exposure from the film. In a span of four years, Bachchan went on to do many more movies, without much success. These included Kuch Naa Kaho (2003) with Aishwarya Rai, whom he married in 2007.
In 2004, his performance in Mani Ratnam's Yuva proved his mettle as an actor. The same year, he starred in Dhoom his first hit. In 2005, Bachchan shot to fame with four consecutive hits: Bunty Aur Babli, Sarkar, Dus, and Bluffmaster. He won his second Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Sarkar. Bachchan also received his first Filmfare nomination in the Best Actor category.
His first 2006 release, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, was one of India's 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. Bachchan's second release Umrao Jaan failed to do well at the box office, but his third film that year, the sequel Dhoom 2, did very well—although, as in the first Dhoom, critics found that Hrithik Roshan, as the antagonist, stole the show.
In 2007, Bachchan starred in Guru, receiving much acclaim for his performance, and the film emerged as his first solo hit. In May 2007, he made a brief appearance in the successful Shootout at Lokhandwala. His next release, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, which released in June 2007, failed to do well in India but did better overseas, especially in the UK. While the film itself received mixed reviews, Bachchan won praise for his performance.
In summer 2008, Bachchan, his wife, his father, and fellow performers Preity Zinta, Ritesh Deshmukh, and Madhuri Dixit starred in the Unforgettable World Tour stage production. The first leg covered the U.S, Canada, Trinidad, and London, England.
Bachchan is also involved in the functional and administrative operations of his father's company, originally known as ABCL, and rechristened as AB Corp. Ltd. That company, along with Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., developed the Unforgettable production.
Among Bachchan's 2008 films were Sarkar Raj and Dostana. Abhishek has now joined the long list of actors in Bollywood that have turned producer. Abhishek's first venture into producing films has been for the Hindi film Paa for his family company AB Corp. Ltd. Abhishek not only was one of the lead actors in Paa, but was the main hands on producer in charge of the film's budget, marketing, and the entire production of the film.
Abhishek is currently hosting a brand new game show for Colors titled National Bingo Night which premiered on 23 January 2010. The show will be very entertaining and interactive where the audience in the studio and at home will both be able to participate and play the game, live on the show.  National Bingo Night fared extremely well in its debut episode on Colors beating many other current top television series. The debut episode fetched a 3.5 in the TVR ratings.
In 2006, Abhishek was named the sexiest man in Asia by UK magazine Eastern Eye.. This Bollywood superstar, long considered widely as the most eligible bachelor of India  married Aishwarya Rai, the Bollywood superstar who earned praises from Julia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey as the most beautiful woman on Earth. After much speculation concerning their relationship, Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai announced their engagement on 14 January 2007. The couple was married on 20 April 2007, according to traditional Hindu rites of the South Indian Bunt community, to which Rai 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, but was heavily covered by the entertainment media. The couple is considered a supercouple in India, and is often referred by the portmanteau "Abhiaish" (for Abhishek and Aishwarya).
|2000||Refugee||Refugee||Nominated, Filmfare Best Male Debut Award|
|Dhai Akshar Prem Ke||Karan Khanna|
|Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya||Kabir Srivastav|
|2001||Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai||Surajchand Shrivastav|
|2002||Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya||Shiv Kapoor|
|Om Jai Jagadish||Jagadish Batra|
|2003||Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon||Prem Kumar||Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost||Kanji|
|Kuch Naa Kaho||Raj|
|Zameen||ACP Jaideep "Jai" Rai|
|LOC Kargil||Lt. Vikram Batra|
|Yuva||Lallan Singh||Winner, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|Hum Tum||Sameer||Guest appearance|
|Dhoom||ACP Jai Dixit|
|Phir Milenge||Tarun Anand|
|Rakht: What If You Can See the Future||Manav||Guest appearance (item number)|
|2005||Bunty Aur Babli||Rakesh Trivedi/Bunty||Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award|
|Sarkar||Shankar Nagare||Winner, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|Antar Mahal||Brij Bhushan|
|Salaam Namaste||Dr. Vijay Kumar/Narrator||Special appearance|
|Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak||Customer at Pizzeria||Special appearance|
|Ek Ajnabee||Bodyguard||Special appearance|
|Neal n' Nikki||Man in Bar||Special appearance|
|2006||Alag||Special appearance in song Sabse Alag|
|Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna||Rishi Talwar||Winner, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|Lage Raho Munna Bhai||Sunny Khurana||Special appearance|
|Umrao Jaan||Nawab Sultan Khan|
|Dhoom 2||ACP Jai Dixit|
|2007||Guru||Gurukant K. Desai||Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award|
|Shootout at Lokhandwala||Abhishek Mahatre||Special appearance|
|Jhoom Barabar Jhoom||Rikki Thukral|
|Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag||Gypsy singer||Special appearance|
|Laaga Chunari Mein Daag||Rohan Varma||Extended cameo|
|Om Shanti Om||Himself||Special appearance|
|2008||Sarkar Raj||Shankar Nagare||Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|Mission Istanbul||Special appearance|
|Dostana||Sameer||Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award|
|2009||Luck by Chance||Himself||Special appearance|
|Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey||Surya Sen||Filming|