Born on February 5, 1976, Abhishek Bachchan is the son of famous actor couple Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan. He is also lovingly called Junior Bachchan by the film fraternity and his industry friends and colleagues. Abhishek Bachchan’s debut Bollywood movie was “Refugee” in 2000. Presently, he is an actor and producer and lends his voice to a song or two. Here is a peek into Abhishek Bachchan family, his life, and his career too.
Abhishek Bachchan Family and life
The Abhishek Bachchan family is one of the most prominent in the Hindi film industry, and the credit goes to Abhishek Bachchan’s parents. Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most famous veteran actors, still gracing the big screen with his talent. Abhishek Bachchan is the second child of the Big B and Jaya Bachchan, after their daughter Sweta Bachchan (Nanda).
Junior Bachchan has famous grandparents too. His grandfather Harivansh Rai Bachchan was a famous poet and a member of the Nayi Kavita Literary Movement. He was also an Allahabad University faculty member, and his wife, Teji Bachchan, was a renowned social activist. On the other hand, Abhishek Bachchan’s maternal grandfather was Taroon Kumar Bhaduri, yet another famous poet and author. Some of his most popular works include the Cursed Chambal or Obhishopto Chambal.
Before stepping into Bollywood, Abhishek Bachchan started his career as a LIC agent and assisted as an associate at his father’s company, ABCL. Presently, he is one of the heads and part of the management of ABCL. His debut film Refugee in 2000 was opposite Kareena Kapoor, who also made a debut then. The director of this hit movie was J.P. Dutta.
After that, Abhishek Bachchan became part of almost 70 movies. This includes Dasvi, Bob Biswas, The Big Bull, Ludo, Manmarziyaan, Housefull 3, All Iz Well, Shamitabh, The Shaukeens, and Happy New Year, and more. Apart from acting, Junior Bachchan has lent his voice to songs in movies such as Players, Bluffmaster, Bol Bachchan, and Dhoom.
Education and Marriage
Since childhood, Abhishek Bachchan has attended quite a few schools. First, he attended The Modern School, New Delhi. Besides that, he has also been to Bombay Scottish School and Jamnabai Narsee School. Later, he moved to Switzerland to pursue his secondary education at Aiglon College. However, he left his bachelor’s midway to become a Bollywood actor.
Abhishek Bachchan’s love life has always been controversial too. He was initially dating Rani Mukherjee, but the duo broke up soon. After that, he announced his engagement with Karisma Kapoor on Amitabh Bachchan’s 60th birthday. Moreover, there were talks of marriage too. However, the couple parted ways in 2003 due to some family problems. After a few years, while filming a song, Abhishek Bachchan fell in love with Aishwarya Rai and proposed to her. Soon in 2007, the couple tied the knot, and together they have a daughter named Aradhya Bachchan.
During his grand wedding celebration, there was a controversy that took place. A woman called Janhvi Kapoor slit her wrist, stating that she was in a relationship with Abhishek Bachchan. Moreover, there were rumors that they both also have a child together. However, the rumors were soon rubbished by the Abhishek Bachchan family, and the woman was proved to be a fraud.