Aquarian Abhishek Srivastav was born in February 5, 1976, son of Bollywood mega-stars, Jaya Bhaduri and Amitabh Bachchan, brother to Shweta, uncle to her two children (Navya Naveli & Agastye), and the grandson of Harivansh Rai Srivastav, Hindu and Urdu poet, who wrote under the pen-name of Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
He was enrolled in the prestigious Jamnabai Narsee School and Bombay Scottish School, both in Bombay as well as Modern School in Vasant Vihar in Delhi. After completing school he went to further his studies in Aiglon College. He also studied Business in the United States, but changed his mind and decided to try his luck in Bollywood.
Starting in 2000 with 'Refugee', he went on to star in many other films.
He has also been a playback singer in 'Bluffmaster', and 'Dhoom'.
Success did elude Abhishek at first, but the public starting appreciating him, especially for his role in 'Yuva', Bunty Aur Babli', 'Sarkar', and 'Kabhi Alvida Na Kahena' for which he has won a total of 6 awards. He also has two non-film awards, and has been the recipient of 'Yash Bharatiya Sammam' from the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
As far as his personal love life, he was engaged to Bollywood hottie, Karishma Kapoor, but the engagement was broken. Then he met Aishwarya Rai, who was his co-star in several movies, they got engaged, and were married on April 20, 2007 in Juhu, Mumbai. Festivities started as early as April 17, and continued with firecrackers and lights at the Srivastav residences at Pratiskha and Jalsa, as well as the Rai's flat in Bandra.
Confirming their pregnancy during the month of June, 2011, Aishwarya was admitted to Mumbai Hospital on Monday November 14, and gave birth to a daughter on 16 November, 2011.
|Aishwarya Rai Bachchan||(20 April 2007 - present) 1 child|
Didn't finish studying business in the United States since he wanted to become an actor. His father, Amitabh Bachchan, supported Abhishek's decision.
Engaged to Karisma Kapoor 
Was engaged to Karisma Kapoor before the engagement was mutually broken off without any explanations by both parties.
Became a Mama (maternal uncle) in 1997, when his married sister, Shweta Nanda, gave birth to a baby girl.
Has a niece called Navya Naveli and a nephew called Agastye born to his sister Shweta Nanda.
His engagement to Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was announced on Sunday January 14, 2007, at the Bachchan residence near Juhu. The wedding was held on 20 Apr 2007. The wedding took place in a private ceremony at the Bachchan residence Prateeksha in Juhu, Mumbai.
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 won his first Filmfare award for the critically acclaimed Yuva in 2004 opposite Rani Mukerji. Critics felt it was his chemistry with Rani that really helped his performance.
Critics have a job to do. They do not criticise you without reason.
About his father taking on the role of Marlon Brando in Sarkar (2005): "Please don't compare my father with Brando. It belittles both the actors who are big in their own fields. Even if my father plays The Godfather (1972), he'll do so in his own way".
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