Abhishek Bachchan 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, he appeared in the Dhoom and in Yuva. His work in Yuva 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.
Abhishek Bachchan is the son of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and actress Jaya Bachchan; his elder sister is Shweta Bachchan-Nanda (b. 1974). His grandfather, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a 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.