Abhishek Bachchan is an Indian actor, producer and playback singer best known for his work in Hindi films. Part of the Bachchan family, he is the son of veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. He made his film debut in the war drama Refugee (2000), which did not perform well at the box office, but had earned him appreciation from critics. For the next few years, Bachchan starred in a series of unsuccessful films that failed to propel his career forward. Bachchan then established himself as a leading actor of Hindi cinema with the blockbuster action thriller Dhoom (2004).
Since then, he has starred in several successful films, including Bunty Aur Babli (2005), Dus (2005), Bluffmaster (2005), Dhoom 2 (2006), Guru (2007), Sarkar Raj (2008), Dostana (2008), Bol Bachchan (2012) and Housefull 3 (2016). He has also featured in Dhoom 3 (2013) and Happy New Year (2014), both of which rank among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time. In addition to three consecutive Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his critically acclaimed performances in Yuva (2004), Sarkar (2005), and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), Bachchan has garnered the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi for producing the family dramedy Paa (2009). Since 2007, Bachchan has been married to actress Aishwarya Rai and the couple have a daughter.