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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 5 February 1976Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Birth NameAbhishek Amitabh Srivastav
Nicknames Baby B
Junior B
A B
Junior
Abi
Abhi
AB Baby
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rAjOo

Spouse (1)

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (20 April 2007 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (23)

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.
Was signed for Hamraaz (2002) but opted out.
Cousin's name is Ravi Srivastava. He is the son of Kishore Srivastava ( Amitabh's cousin).
Uncle's names are Kishore Srivastava and Ashok Srivastava. They are Amitabh' s paternal cousin's.
Nephew of actor Rajeev Verma ( Married to mom Jaya's sister Rita). Aunt Rita Bhaduri is always mistaken for actress Rita Badhuri. This is due to them both having the same name.
Has 2 cousins . They are the children of actor Rajeev Verma and Rita Bhadhuri. The first cousin's name is Shiladitya Verma. He is a painter based in Bhopal. He is married to Poorvi Karanwar. The other cousin's name is Thathaghat Verma. He is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He is married to Darshika Mahajan.
Starred in Boney Kapoor' shelved film " Dil Chor". Co starring Kareena Kapoor and Snehal Dhabi. Directed by Satish Kaushik. The film was a remake of Tamil film Raja. But David Dhawan used all the comic scenes for his film Jodi. No. 1. This made Boney scrap the film.
Starred in Sanjay Gupta' s shelved film" Dilli Ka Thug" . Co starring Sonu Sood, Boman Irani. Produced by Vinod Bachchan. This was in 2008.
Starred in ABCL's shelved film " Samjauta Express". Directed by Rakesh Mehra. It was to be a light hearted take on the relationship between Pakistan and India. Starring Abhishek Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Manisha Koirala, Rani Mukherjee with Amitabh Bachchan in a Special Appearance. This was in 2002.
Starred in Vashu Bhagnani's shelved film directed by Madhur Bhandakar. This was in 2002.
Starred in Bunty Walia's shelved film " Umeed" based on the 1996 Malta boat tragedy. Directed by Navraaz Kaur.The film co starred Sanjay Dutt. Sunny Deol's Kaafila was based on the same story. This was in 2004.
Starred in Satish Rajwade's shelved film " Akhand". Co starring Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty. Akshay was to play the role of a evil jailer. This was in 2004.
Starred in Ripple Entertainment and Fox Studio's shelved film " The Last Revolutionary", directed by Priyadarshan. The film was to be based on the life and times of freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad. The film was going to be shot in English and released for a international audience. The film going to be shot on the same scale as the film " Gandhi". This was in 2001.
Rinke Khanna auditioned for the lead role in Aakhri Mughal, but was not selected due to her height . Aakhri Mughal was to be Abhishek' s debut film.
In 1998, Aditya Chopra was set to direct a film titled " Purushartha" . Starring Amitabh Bachchan , Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan. Aditya decided to shelve the film when J.P. Dutta offered Abhishek Aakhri Mughal.

Personal Quotes (2)

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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