Abhishek Bachchan, the anything but angry young man, came out of the shadows as Amitabh Bachchan's son to build a success story in Bollywood.
He was born as Abhishek Amitabh Srivastav in Mumbai. What set him apart from other babies born on that day was that he was the son of superstar extraordinaire Amitabh Bachchan and actress Jaya Bachchan of the Guddi fame, who is currently a Samajwadi MP at the Rajya Sabha.
He has an older sister Shweta, married to industrialist Nikhil Nanda, the son of Ritu Nanda (Rita Kapoor-Nanda), daughter of famous Actor Raj Kapoor
Abhishek is the grandson of Harivansh Rai Srivastav (pen-name Harivansh Rai Bachchan) who was an acclaimed poet. Both Abhishek and Amitabh took on the Bachchan from this pen-name.
He is partly Punjabi Sikh on his paternal side and a Bengali Kulin Brahmin on his maternal side.
Abhishek studied at the Jamnabhai Narsee School and Bombay Scottish School, both located in Mumbai and also Modern School in New Delhi. His college years were spent in Aiglon College, Switzerland amongst the cheese, clocks, and banks. He moved to Boston University in U.S to study business only to return back to India to help his father with ABCL, which was hit by a financial crisis.
He was engaged to the Indian actress Karishma Kapoor back in 2002. They went public during his father's sixtieth birthday celebration. It lasted as long as January 2003.
He got engaged to the most beautiful woman on earth Aishwarya Rai, actress & former Miss World, in 2007 and tied the knot with her a few months later at the Bachchan's residence, Prateeksha.
Abhishek Bachchan has endorsed brands like Motorola and Idea Cellular. He appeared with Aishwarya in the Lux ad and the star couple will be seen together in a PETA campaign.