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Remembering the Journey of Applauded Actor Abhishek Bachchan on His Birthday!

One of the biggest stars of Bollywood is Abhishek Bachchan, a versatile actor, film producer, and businessperson. Let’s have a look into his journey to Bollywood on his birthday!

History

Abhishek was born on 5th February 1976 in Mumbai, to a literary and a Bollywood family. He is the son of the iconic actor Amitabh Bachchan, the Big B of Bollywood; hence Abhishek is known as Jr. B or Junior Bachchan. His mother is also a veteran actress and politician, Jaya Bachchan. His maternal grandfather was an acclaimed journalist and a poet, Taroon Kumar Bhaduri, and his paternal grandfather was Harivansh Rai Bachchan who was also renowned poet and writer. Abhishek completed his studies at Jamnabhai Narsee School and Bombay Scottish School, both in Mumbai, Modern School in Delhi, and Aiglon College in Switzerland. He enrolled to Boston University but dropped out to pursue acting. During childhood, he was diagnosed with Dyslexia. But he didn’t let this become a hindrance in the way of following his dreams.

Acting Career

Abhishek made his debut alongside another debutante, Kareena Kapoor, in Bollywood in 2000 with Refugee, a war drama film by J P Dutta. The film was not a massive hit at the box office, but both actors received praise for their work in the film. His subsequent films include Zameen, LOC: Kargil, Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, Run, and Phir Milenge. He won his first award, Best Supporting Actor, for his 2003 film Yuva. He also worked in movies with his father, like Bunty Aur Babli, Sarkar, and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. He is the only actor who has played the role of father of his father in the movie Paa. Everyone widely praised this film which even won a National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. His notable works include Dhoom, Guru, Bol Bachchan, and Happy New Year. Other than the big screen, Abhishek has also worked in the OTT series, Breathe: Into the Shadows, where he played the role of a psychopath impressively.

Awards and Achievements

Listed below are some of the awards and achievements won by Abhishek Bachchan:

Year Film Award
2005 Yuva Filmfare Best Supporting Actor
2006 Sarkar Filmfare Best Supporting Actor
2007 Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Filmfare Best Supporting Actor
2010 Paa National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi
2013 Bol Bachchan IIFA Best Comedian
2022 Dasvi Filmfare OTT Award Best Actor in Web Original Film

Other achievements by the actor include:
•In 2006, he was conferred the Yash Bharati Award by the government of Uttar Pradesh for his contribution to Indian cinema.
•GQ Magazine awarded him the title of Ultimate GQ Man of the Year in 2010.
•He is the second and only actor, after the legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, to have won three Filmfare acting awards consecutively for three years.

Personal Life

During the shoot of Dhoom 2, he fell in love with his co-star Aishwarya Rai, and they were married the following year. Aishwarya Rai is one of the most prominent female actors in Bollywood and also the 1994 Miss World beauty pageant winner. They have a daughter named Aradhya.

Abhishek Bachchan comes from a family of two great actors; therefore, coming out of the shadows of his parents was very difficult for him. But, on his strength of acting and dedication, he proved in caliber and made a space of his own in Bollywood. Giftalove wishes him a very happy and blessed birthday!