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Abhishek Bachchan Profile biography Trivia Movies


Abhishek Bachchan

B Born On:

5 February 1976 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

· Nickname:

Baby B, Junior B, AB, Abhi

· Height:

6' 3"

· Star Sign:


· Schoooling:

Jamnabai Narsee School and Bombay Scottish School, both in Bombay;

and also Modern School in Vasant Vihar in Delhi

· College Days:

Aiglon College, Switzerland;Boston University,USA

· Occupation:

Actor, Producer, Television presenter

· Spouse:

Aishwarya Rai

· Father:

Amitabh Bachchan

· Mother:

Jaya Bachchan

· Sister:

Shweta Bachchan-Nanda (1974 born)

· Grandfather:

Harivansh Rai Bachchan

· Debut Film:

Refugee (2000)

· Languages known:

Hindi, french, english

· Address:

Pratiksha, 10th Road, J.V.P.D Scheme. Mumbai – 400049

· Favourite Perfume:


· Favourite Food:

Veg.Indian food


# Abhishek Bachchan is the son of the great icon and the bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and the actress turned politician Jaya Bachchan.

Abhishek with family

# Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Abhishek's grandfather was a poet of Hindi literature and worked as a professor at the Allahabad University,Uttar Pradesh.

# He is the son of Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri.

# Abhishek started his schooling at Bombay Scottish School, continued at Jamnabhai and then finished studying at Aiglon School, Switzerland.

# Abhishek is a playback singer in the movies Bluffmaster and Dhoom.

# He was first engaged to Karishma Kapoor, they announced their engagement on Amitabh Bachchan's 60th birthday celebration in October 2002. But the relationship was broken. And then he got married to former Miss World and actress Aishwarya Rai who is 3 year older than him on April 20, 2007. And the couple is blessed with a baby girl on 16th November 2011.

Abhishek with wife Aishwarya

# He has a niece called Navya Naveli and a nephew called Agastye born to his sister Shweta Nanda.

# Awarded as the "Best Brand Ambassador of the Year" at the NDTV Techlife Awards(2009).

# Has also got "Yash Bharati Samman", UP state's highest award from the Government of Uttar Pradesh (2006)

# In 2005, he was a part of Tamil director Mani Ratnam's stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai, an event which sought to raise funds for The Banyan, a voluntary organisation which rehabilitates homeless women with mental illness in Chennai.

# He is the winner of Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for 3 times for the movies Yuva(2005), Sarkar(2006), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2007).

# He has also got Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role for 3 times for the movies Phir Milenge(2005), Sarkar(2006), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna(2007).

# He has also got IIFA Awards for 2 times as Best Comedian for Dostana(2009) and Best Supporting Actor for Sarkar(2006)

# Winner of 'Star Screen Awards' for 4 times-Bunty Aur Babli(2006), Bunty Aur Babli (2006), Dostana(2008), Paa(2010).
# He is also the winner of 'StarDust Award' for 3 times,
'Bollywood Movie Awards' for 3 times.

Personal Quotes

# “Critics have a job to do. They do not criticise you without a reason.”

# “I love dancing, but I am not very good at it.”

# “It's not about being Mr. Popular, it's about doing what you think is right. I like to believe I am able to do that.”

# “One lady came up to me and said, "That's a really cute ass." I almost fainted. I thought she was not talking to me and I turned and looked around.”

# “It is very simple. I may love doing what I do, but the big question is: Am I good at it?”

# “I work according to the direction given to me. However, I never tried to look something hot like. But I gave an item number because Suniel Shetty asked me to do so.”

# “Really people treat me like that (like a hero). I am a very simple guy though. But this is another thing that nowadays my films are doing the magic. I mean 'Mera Jadoo chall Gaya'.”

# “Every actor wants to be famous and people must admire the work of an actor. Obviously, I am enjoying the fame conferred on me.”

# “I always do whatever comes my way. I never think of the past. However, one needs to keep in mind the wrong things one has done earlier. He should then try to rectify them.”

# “He (Amitabh Bachchan) is the institution of acting. First time I was very nervous to work with him. However, it's ok now. But, I wish to work with my Mom now.”

# “Hits and flops are not in my hand. We do our job to the best to our ability and leave the rest to the audience. Whatever the audience decides, we humbly accept it.”

# “The judgement of the film - as far as its commercial success is concerned - depends on someone who has nothing to do with the film. The audience has got nothing to do with your perception and your film. They have paid their hard-earned money to see it. They will decide its fate.”

# “It is difficult to judge why my films didn't work. You have to keep trying and trying. Hopefully, you will click one day. But you have to keep trying.”

# “He (Father) says that apart from your hard work, it also depends on your luck. There is no particular formula in films that will click. You just have to hope that the audience will like your work. There is no set formula for films to click. If there was one, everybody would have made a hit film.”

# “I feel success comes to you when it is due. It is as simple as that. It is not in my hand as to when success will come to me. I cannot say if a film will be a success or a failure.”

# “I don't agree that the critics have praised me but the audience has rejected me. I have always maintained that if I were good in my film, even the audience would have liked it. I feel it is just matter of luck, time and destiny.”

(On finding out about his fan following in America)
# “Is that so? I didn't know about this. If it is true, then it is very sweet of the people there to love me. But, honestly, I have no idea of my fan following.”

# “An actor is disappointed when any film of his does not work at the box office. It's your film. You work hard on it. If it does not do well, you are bound to get upset.”

# “You try and analyze what went wrong. You try your best to identify the problem and rectify it. Like I said, you make a film with your point of view, perception and sensibility. But the audience may not agree with it.”

# “I would like to believe all my films are different from each other. I have not consciously gone out to see whether I should experiment with this film or not. I just got the films I did. I agreed to do those films because the script or the director inspired me. I have never looked into details. I never felt 'Oh, this is a safe script' or 'That is a risky script'. I never thought about it that way before accepting a film.”

# “I am popular because of the audience. I am dumbfounded and grateful. The audiences have stood by me for so long. I hope I can repay them one day. I know it is tough. The only way I can repay my fans and the audience is to continue entertaining them. And that is what I am trying to do.”

# “I never give myself a time frame. I don't believe in setting a deadline for such matters. I believe in putting my heart and soul in whatever I am doing and making it success. I keep trying till I do it right.”

# “It is very difficult to prioritise a film. I cannot do it. I cannot and I will never be able to do that.”

# “I don't think any actor would like to be categorised or slotted. They would like to believe they are versatile. I would like to believe the same. But the audience categorises us. We have to deal with that. As of now, I am lucky to not be categorised.”

# “I would love to do comedy. But no such script has come to me so far. I am dying to do a comedy. I think it is hardest thing to do in acting. Hopefully, something will come my way later on.”

# “We are actors. Our job is to act. At the end of the day we have to remember we are acting.”

# “I try to bring in as much realism as possible. I do that by becoming observant. I sit with the director and understand my character and what I need to bring out in that character.”

# “If I come from a privileged family, it does not mean I cannot understand that character.”

# “Every time you sign with a new director, you have to adjust and find a rapport with them. It is just that it takes time a rapport to form between an actor and a director when they work with each other for the first time.”

# “There is no difference between a director from the south and a director from the north. We all are making a film. This is an entertainment industry. We all want to make good films.”

# “I hate chatting, simply because I can't type. It is an extremely painful experience, which is why I am not into Instant Messengers or chat rooms. We did a few chats when we were promoting 'Refugee', but that memory is a distant haze because we were doing so many things online at the time. In fact, I can't even remember seeing the official site of the movie.”

# “I have a Web cam similar to the one Jaggu Dada uses, but we were so horrified with the way we looked that, after trying it once, I have never used it again.”

# “The film industry teaches you a lot. And what you do realize very quickly is that as an actor, you have to realize it’s not about you, it was never about you. It’s about the film.”

# “I think it’s far tougher doing an ad. Within two minutes one has to say what one gets to say in nearly three hours in movies. So, yes, I enjoy doing ads,”

# “I don’t believe in luck. But at the end of the day it’s got to do with luck. That’s one thing you learn very quickly in the Indian film industry.”

# “Hrithik is a perfectionist. I believe that an actor should be imperfect… he should be surprising”

About Family

# “My dad and mom are too great for anyone to even try to be like them. So why should I even try?”

# “Every son would like to walk in his fathers shoes.”

# “I am so nervous when i'm around Dad. I can't even look at him!”

# “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, he'll do so in his own way.”

About Co-Stars

# “She's (Aishwarya) my senior but she's been wonderful and a real pleasure to work with. She's professional, talented, warm and co-operative. She's gone out of her way to help me on the sets.”

# “Rani is a very, very good friend, and by far one of the best actors we have today. She doesn't need any help. She makes anybody she works with look good. And that's exactly what happened in 'Yuva'. I worked with her first in a movie called 'Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai'. I had a lot of trouble with her then, and I have the same trouble now. Evidently she hasn't grown in years!”

# “Well, Rani Mukherji is one of my best friends. Rani's and my chemistry work good together. People like to link the name of one with another. I never mind it. I have no time to dream of my soul mate. I am concentrating on my work. A relationship depends upon love and respect for each other.”

# “Hrithik's a perfectionist. I believe that an actor should be imperfect... he should be surprising.”

# “I am happy for Hrithik. I thought he gave a brilliant performance in Fiza.”

# “Nothing short of GREAT! Mani, as we all know, is a highly acclaimed and respected director. It was definitely my dream to work with him. I am happy I worked with him early in my career. He is just brilliant. I do not have enough words to explain the experience of working with someone like Mani. It is a great honour to be in his film. Apart from what he does in films, he is also a great guy.”

# “A director is a director. Like every actor, each director has his own unique way of working. They have unique approaches to their art and craft. Mani is no different. Like other directors, he has his own style.”

# “It is wonderful to work with so many cast members (Ajay Devgan, Vivek Oberoi, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor and Esha Deol). They are all my good friends. I have worked with Rani in my earlier films. She is a good friend. Ajay is like an elder brother. This is the first time I am working with Vivek. He is a great actor. There was a great sense of camaraderie on the sets. If you have people like Ajay and Vivek on the sets, it will be fun. We kept fooling around.”

# “It was tragic when Vivek got hurt (during the shoots of Yuva). We all were concerned about him.”

# “Antara is an immensely gifted artiste and somebody you have to be very 'prepared' in front of. You know when she walks on to the set that she knows her job, she's immensely prepared.”

# “I am what I am because of my surname. (about working with his father) I am stunned and speechless. I tend to freeze or fumble before him. Watching him work is a revelation in itself.”

# “ (about his appearance in "Salaam Namaste") Hey. I don't do guest appearances! I wasn't a guest in Hum Tum. I'm not a guest in Salaam Namaste. I don't believe in them. It's highly immature. There's something detached about the term. It's almost like you're doing the film a favor when in fact I chose to be in Salaam Namaste because I wanted to be in it. I come in as a surprise.”

# “It's not about being Mr. Popular, it's about doing what you think is right. I like to believe I am able to do that.”
# “It is very difficult to prioritise a film. I cannot do it. I cannot and I will never be able to do that.”

# “Hits and flops are not in my hand. We do our job to the best to our ability and leave the rest to the audience. Whatever the audience decides, we humbly accept it.”

# “I love dancing, but I am not very good at it.”


Monday, November 21, 2011

John Abraham Profile Biography Trivia Movies

Name: John Abraham
Born On: 17th December 1972 in Mumbai, India
sun Sign: Saggitarius
Height: 6'1"
Mother: Phiroza Irani
Sibling: Younger brother Alan
Religion: Catholic chtistian
Education: B.A(Economics) at the Bombay scottish School
M.B.A from the Mumbai Educational Trust
Website: johnabraham.com
Debut Film: Jism in 2003
Likes: riding Bikes
Dislikes: Eating out
Hobbies: Fitness Exercise


# John Abraham's mother is Zoroastrian parsi and father is a Christian from malayali Syrian.

# His father changed his name Parsi name Farhan to John his as he is a Syrian Christian.

# He has worked in so many music videos and media agencies like song Surma by Punjabi singer Jazzy B, Time & Space Media Entertainment Promotions Ltd, Enterprises-Nexus as a media planner before joining to the films and also as a model in Hong Kong, London, Singapore and New York City and won Gladrags Manhunt Contest and won 2nd place in Manhunt International Philippines.

# He is very much crazy about bikes.

# He is a Brand Ambassador for Clinic All Clear, Fastrack eye gear, Wrangler and Samsung cell phones.

# John dated actress Bipasha Basu for almost 9 years since 2002 which was even labelled as the most hottest couple of bollywood but for the reason seems to be marriage they decided to break up in 2011.. Bipasha wants to settle down but John was not ready to tie the knot. The latest news is that he is dating Priya Marwah who is a banker and has even announced that they will be getting married next year.

John with Priya

# John has developed a game called Velocity for cell phones.

# He was the first Asian model for Levis.

# John donated 10 lakhs to 'Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre', Mumbai.

# John Abraham got Filmfare Best Villain Award,and IIFA Best Villain Award,Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for 2 times for the films Dhoom(2005) and for Zinda(2007) ,Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Baabul(2007), IIFA Best Supporting Actor for Garam Masala(2006), Star Screen Award Jodi No.1, Bollywood Movie Award - Best Male Debut for Jism, Stardust Superstar Award.

# He is awarded as the India's 'Sexiest Bachelo'r by the 'BIG CBS PRIME' in the year 2011, 'Sexiest Asian man of 2008'.

# He has also got Giant International Awards and Rajiv Gandhi Award for his contribution to film Industry.

# He loves animals and is actively involved with social communities like PETA and Habitat for Humanity and awarded with an ‘Eco-Warrior’ award from the Vice President of India.

Personal Quotes

# "I thought, 'Overrated, that's a cute little name, let me put it on my hat.' It's a funny thing to me, it's not bad."

# "I don't have a problem being labeled a sex symbol though I personally don't feel very sexy about myself. There's no harm in my creating a niche for myself in a certain bracket."

# "I was slightly disheartened when three of my films didn't work at the box-office.But the silver lining is that people did appreciate my work in those films. Had my performance gone unnoticed, I would've been in big trouble then".

# "I have no inhibitions when it comes to showing off my physique, but appearing nude on screen is out of the question. I don't need to resort to it and definitely not at this stage of my career."

# "I work for social causes that I address. I love animals and I work for PETA. I have my own brigade called John's brigade for Habitat for Humanity, Habitat For Humanity is a Jimmy Carter foundation project."

# "I don't even believe in one-night-stands. How the hell can you make love to someone whom you don't love? It's just not my scene".

# (About Bipasha Basu) "She is great in the film. As for my personal life, I do not want to talk about it. Let people say and write what they want".

# “I've been called an alcoholic, I've been called a drunk. I've been called a coward for not playing because I was hurt ... Anything possible pretty much that y'all can say bad about me has been said.”

# “I've seen so many people come and go since I've been here, I never thought I'd be in the situation thinking I'd be the one leaving. It's not something I'm going to go crazy over. Even you all know when it gets to a certain part of the season a lot of the guys aren't going to be here next year, we think that way, too.”

#“I think I'm right where I need to be. I'm definitely further along than I thought I would be.”

#“I thought, 'Overrated, that's a cute little name, let me put it on my hat.' It's a funny thing to me, it's not bad.”

# “We know his time of need, the situation he's in with the team, he's not the highest paid guy on the team so financially it's a really important thing right now. We'll try to work together and try to give him something to help his family out.”

#“You don't want any team to feel they have that advantage. Once you start winning consecutive times like that, teams start feeling you can beat them every time.”

# “Everybody thinks that's good for us, but it's really not a good thing for us, ... If I shoot you three times, what are you going to do Next time, you're going to put on a bulletproof vest, right They're going to do something to protect the quarterback. They're not going to sit there and take it all game.”

#“That one hurts the most, when former players talk about you, like the Mike Golics and the people who have played the game and understand that injuries happen, because everyone gets injured, and they still try to say I'm a bad player because of the injuries, and that's uncontrollable, ... I could go out right now and get in a car accident and never play football again and you're going to say I was a terrible player because of that”.

# "My greatest strength as an actor is that I follow my director's brief completely. The film is always the director's visual baby."

#“It seems like it. I feel I get doubled a lot. I guess the first few games I got off kind of fast. People watch film, they know who to block and who to look out for. I definitely think they've been doing a lot of things to slow me down.”

#“I think the first week might be tough, just with all the banging and bruising. I've been doing this for almost nine years now. If I can't get myself back into getting hit, that's a problem anyways.”

# “I'm 27. Everybody knows when you get around 30, 30-plus, you start to depreciate. I wanted to have that security of knowing I would be in the same place for the next three or four years or the next five or six years.”

# “You need a good base, and opening the Toronto International Film Festival gave us both the opportunity to showcase what we can do,”

# “I just love playing Miami. Any time you play Miami, New England or Buffalo, you try to have a good game. Those are games we have to win if we want to make it to the playoffs and if we're going to achieve what we're trying to do.”










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