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Abhishek Bachchan

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Abhishek was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He is the son of Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan and renowned actress Jaya Bhaduri (she is also a Samajwadi Party MP in Rajya Sabha). Abhishek did his schooling at Jamnabai Narsee School, Bombay Scottish School, Modern School (New Delhi) and also went to Aiglon College. He then went to the United States to complete his education at Boston University. His grandfather, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a well-known poet of Urdu and Hindi. The original last name of the family is 'Srivastav'; 'Bachchan' was in fact a pen name used by his grandfather. However, when his father Amitabh Bachchan entered films, he did so under his father's pen name.

Abhishek made his film debut in J. P. Dutta's Refugee along with Kareena Kapoor in 2000 but the film was not considered a success. In a span of four years, Bachchan went on to do many more movies, without any major box-office successes. However, with his performance in Mani Ratnam's Yuva, he proved his mettle as an actor. He portrayed the character of Lallan which earned him the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award and every other supporting actor award at the major film award functions.

In 2004 he starred in Dhoom which was the first box office hit of his career. In 2005 he shot to fame with three consecutive hits: Bunty Aur Babli, Sarkar and Dus. His fourth film in 2005 Bluffmaster was moderately successful. He recently won his second Filmfare Award in the Best Supporting Actor category for Sarkar.

His first 2006 release, the multi-starrer Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) did extremely well at the box office. He was also a part of Mani Ratnam's stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai alongside many other co-stars. His second release Umrao Jaan failed to do well at the box office. His third release Dhoom 2, a sequel to his first hit Dhoom has done very well at the box office.

His first release in 2007 was Guru. He has received much acclaim for his performance.

The song 'Kajra Re', which Abhishek performed in the film Bunty Aur Babli (2005), was voted best song of 2005 and best choreographed song of 2005 in a poll by the Hindustan Times.

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