New Delhi: He has one of the most powerful surnames in the Hindi film industry. The talented actor was born in the Bachchan family and went on to become one of the most loved actors of all times. Yes, you guessed it alright. We are talking about the dashing Abhishek Bachchan. The tall and handsome star celebrates his 39th birthday today.
AB baby (as he is fondly called), made his impressive debut with JP Dutta's 'Refugee' in 2000 opposite another star kid, Kareena Kapoor. The on screen 'jodi' was loved by the audiences immediately, however Abhishek had to struggle in order to make his own standing in the industry.
The actor did a few films after that, but none really helped him gain the recognition and adulation which he deserved. Then came a blockbuster hit by Yash Raj banner 'Dhoom' in 2004—and this was his first ticket to stardom. Bachchan junior was successful in creating his own space with Mani Ratnam's 'Yuva' in 2004 which gave him the much-needed critical acclaim.
He became a hot favourite with Shaad Ali's 'Bunty Aur Babli' in 2005 opposite Rani Mukerji. Their on screen pairing was adored by the fans. Abhishek starred in a number of superhit films—'Sarkar', 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna', 'Guru', 'Dhoom', 'Dostana', 'Paa', 'Bol Bachchan', 'Dhoom 3' and 'Happy New Year' more recently.
In fact, Abhishek even produced R Balki's 'Paa' (2009) starring his own father—the legendary Amitabh Bachchan and ace actress Vidya Balan. The went on to get the National Award for Best Feature Film that year. It was Mani Ratnam's 'Guru' which proved the versitality of the actor.
Abhishek married one of the most beautiful woman in the world—Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on April 20th 2007 and they have a four-year-old daughter named Aaradhya Bachchan. Here's wishing Abhishek a very happy birthday!