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Abhishek Bachchan



--- About Abhishek Bachchan ---

Birth name: Abhishek Amitabh Srivastav

Meaning of the name: Abhishek-ceremonious of holy bath given to a deity;Shower of milk (Origin Sanskrit)

Date of Birth: 5 February 1976

Place of Birth: Mumbai, India

Nationality: Indian

Religion: Hindu

Nicknames: Abhi, Abi, Baby B, Junior B, AB Baby, A B

Occupation: Actor, producer, television presenter

Zodiac sign: Aquarius

Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m) 

Marital status: Married

Date of Mariage: 20 April 2007

Spouse: Aishwarya Rai

Kids: 1, daughter Aaradhya Bachchan (born 16 November, 2011) 

Father: Amitabh Bachchan (actor)

Mother: Jaya Bachchan (actress)

Sister: Shweta Bachchan-Nanda

Nephews: Navya Naveli & Agastye

Grandfather: Harivansh Rai Bachchan (a poet of Hindi literature and professor)

Mother Tongue: Bengali

Languages: Hindi, English, French

Past love relationships: Karisma Kapoor (ex fiance)

Best friends from film industry: Uday Chopra, Sikandar Kher, Riteish Deshmukh... Farhan Akhtar
Education: Boston University, Modern School, Jamnabai Narsee School, Aiglon College, Bombay
Scottish School, Mahim

Literary character he would like to play: Hamlet
Weakness: Animals and birds

Bad habit: Too much coffee

Motto: "Whatever you do, do it from the heart"

Likes: Biscuits and M&M’s, banana chips

Dislikes: Working out, fruits
Most cherished moment: When his daughter was born

His biggest asset: his family and his fans

First crush: Zeenat Aman

In free time on sets: He looks at his shots
Lives to: Act
Believes God is: Everywhere
Believes Love is: Important
Most important thing: Happiness

Debut film: Refugee (2000)

Debut Award: Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for 'Refugee' (2000)

Best movies in the career by now: Dhoom, Sarkar, Bunty Aur Babli, Bluffmaster, Kabhi Alvida
Naa Kehna, Umrao Jaan, Dhoom 2, Guru, Sarkar Raj, Dostana, Paa, Raavan, Khelein Hum Jee
Jaan Sey, Bol Bachchan

Dream Role: Agneepath

Host of TV Shows: 'National Bingo Night'...

Abhishek's childhood photos



--- Favourites ---

Favourite food: Anything Indian, Bengali & North Indian food; home cooked food

Favourite drink: coffee, cappuccino

Favourite snack: Chana

Favourite place: Home
Favourite city: Mumbai, Kolkata (one of the favourites)

Favourite actors: Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpai, Akshaye Khanna, Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Govinda

Favourite actresses: Keerthi Reddy Kareena Kapoor and, Aishwarya Rai

Favourite movie (of his own): Yuva, Phir Milenge, Guru

Favourite love song: 'Tere Bina' from 'Guru'

Favourite singer: Sonu Nigam

Favourite perfume: Eternity

Favourite books: Autobiographies especially Marlon Brando's

Favourite car: Audi A8

Favourite outfit: Blue jeans and a white shirt

Favourite fashion designers: Tom Ford and Giorgio Armani

Favourite male co-star: Amitabh Bachchan

Favourite female co-star: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Keerthi Reddy, Rani Mukerji

Favourite director: Manmohan Desai

Favourite sport: Baskeball, football

Favourite cricket team: Mumbai Indians

Favourite football Club: Chelsea FC

Favourite historical person (freedom fighter): Chandrashekhar Azad
Favourite evening wear: A well-tailored suit or tuxedo

Abhishek and Aishwarya, wedding day



--- Interesting Facts --- 


--> The original last name of his family is Shrivastava, Bachchan being the pen name
used by his grandfather. However, when his father Amitabh entered films, he did so under his father's
pen name.

--> Didn't finish studying business in the United States since he wanted to become an actor. His father,
Amitabh Bachchan, supported Abhishek's decision.

--> Abhishek Bachchan was engaged to Bollywood actress, Karisma Kapoor, in 2002 on Amitabh
Bachchan’s 60th birthday but in January 2003 due to some reasons the engagement was called off.
Then he met Aishwarya Rai, his co-star in several movies, and they got married on April 20, 2007 in
Juhu, Bombay.

--> He proposed to Aishwarya Rai on the balcony of a New York hotel.

--> He became a Mama (maternal uncle) in 1997, when his married sister, Shweta Nanda, gave birth to
a baby girl.

--> During his childhood days he was suffering from Dyslexia, a learning disability.

--> He is actively managing his father Amitabh’s company “ABCL”, which is now known as AB Corp. Ltd.

--> Abhishek and Aishwarya appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in September 2009, and were
described as more famous than Brad Pit and Angelina Jolie.

--> Time magazine listed Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai on its list of most
influential Indians.

--> He has been a playback singer in 'Bluffmaster', 'Dhoom', 'Players', 'Bol Bachchan'... 

--> His first child, a daughter named Aaradhya, was born on November 16, 2011. 'Aaradhya' is a Sanskrit
word meaning "first one, pleasing or worthy of being worshiped".

--> He has a large portrait of himself painted by artist Julius Macwan, hung up at his Juhu bungalow.

--> He pierced his ears with his daughter Aaradhya Bachchan. He first wanted to check whether it hurt
much before his daughter’s ears were pierced.

--> Abhishek Bachchan is a sport fanatic.

Abhishek & Aishwarya

--- Personal Quotes ---

"Of course I do (cry)! Simple things like watching movies make me cry. I cry on the spur of the moment.
Every actor is very emotional and so am I. I feel it’s important to learn to see the brighter side of life
and possess a sense of humour for that. My sense of humour has saved me many times when I have
felt low. When you are low you have to be very positive and think of the bright side and I think I am
a very positive person."
"I hate all my performances and hope I don't start liking them. I believe that the day you start liking
your work is the day you become complacent. I review my work, I always find something I can improve

"I'm not a style icon. I have to thank all the people who work from behind the scenes to create that

"Critics have a job to do. They do not criticize you without reason."

"If a man tries to restrain his wife, then there must be two reasons for it. Firstly, he’s insecure. Secondly,
he doesn’t trust her. I am a secure person and have complete faith in my wife."

"Lot of the time, you hear a script that inspires you and you do it. That's the way i work."

"My dad and mom are too great for anyone to even try to be like them. So why should I even try?"
"In life, never take short cuts. Always take the long and tough route. If not anything else, at least you’ll
burn more calories!"

"First you got to do what you have to, then you get to do what you want to…"

"Music will show you the way… PLAY IT LOUD!!!!!"

"I am used to people whistling at my wife... see my wife then you will know why I am saying this. I have
never whistled at her to woo her... I don't think its the right thing to do. I courted her through my gesture,
emotions and words."

"After being subjected to the ‘indian idol contestant in denial’ I must say, I feel much better about my
voice and bad singing."

"I don’t believe in Valentine’s Day. I don’t think there should be just one particular day to celebrate love.
You should appreciate it everyday of your life!"

"Every actor has his own identity. I don't aspire to be Bond. My quest is to do something new, something
"I have done some of my best work with Aishwarya - "Guru", "Raavan", "Sarkar Raj". I'd love to work
with her; but there has to be a script that would appeal to both of us as individual actors. I have always
maintained this. In between there was talk of the four of us - mum, dad, Aishwarya and me - doing a
film together. We Bachchans are not a package deal. All decisions on a movie involve four individual
creative people. So unless and until all of us like the parts written out for us, there will not be a film like
"There are certain topics where we think exactly the same and there are certain where we think
completely the opposite. That all adds to the attraction. There is no monotony between me and
my wife. Because she is also a friend, and sometimes when we don't agree, I discuss things out with
her. There are many a nights where we just sit and talk it out. She has a different point of view and I
like listening to her point of view because she makes a lot of sense."

"Oh I love coffee...I live on coffee. I drink too much coffee actually, especially Cappuccino. I should cut
that down on it."

"I have my morning coffee with my wife (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) every day. In fact, I have my morning
coffee with both the ladies of the house, i.e. my mother (Jaya Bachchan) and my wife... It's a morning

"Lot of the time, you hear a script that inspires you and you do it. That's the way I work. I never worked
based on a strategy...that, now I will do comedy, then action, and then I will do something else."

"I think it's very foolish to think that the audience does not understand our films. If they're not
understanding your film than you're making the wrong film. You have to make films for your audience.
As a cinema lover, I want to go and be entertained. I want my money's worth."

"I remember my mother telling me that to be a good actor you should have a sense of rhythm. It doesn't
mean you have to be a musician or a dancer. But there has to be an inherent sense of rhythm and that
rhythm helps you in your performance because a performance has a tone, a pitch and a rhythm. For me,
music is integral. I listen to music as often as I can. When I am going to work, when I'm at work and
returning from work, I need to listen to music."

"The beauty is only a beauty if there is a beast to compare her to. That's why I think Lux cast me
opposite my beautiful wife in the commercial."

"I do not want anybody to talk false about the women of my household. Yes, they're public figures but as
a man of the house, I'm going to draw a line somewhere. They are not willing to even bring that source in
front of me. Well then, they'll face consequences."

"If a man tries to restrain his wife, then there must be two reasons for it. Firstly, he’s insecure. Secondly,
he doesn’t trust her. I am a secure person and have complete faith in my wife."

"She (Aishwarya) is very down-to-earth, rooted, simple and real. She’s very beautiful, which everyone
knows. But as a person, she is far more beautiful. She’s not what you’d expect her to be. You may think
she’s an internationally known star and so beautiful, so she must be have an attitude. But Aishwarya
connects with you easily."

"I wore my father's shoes when I was just 11 and since then he has always been a buddy and his idea
of parenting was and he said this to me at a very young age. He said I will never hide anything from
you. I will incorporate you in all your decisions and I will always ask you my opinion but your job is to
make sure your opinion is something I can listen to."


With daughter Aaradhya


--- Connect With Abhishek ---

His home address: Pratiksha, 10th Road, J.V.P.D Scheme. Mumbai - 400049

Abhishek on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AbhishekBachchan

Abhishek on Twitter: https://twitter.com/juniorbachchan

Abhishek on Instagram: http://instagram.com/bachchan/


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