When you are the son of the biggest film star the nation has ever seen, it can work as a major boon or a giant burden. Fortunately for Abhishek Bachchan, his natural acting talent, hard work and appeal have helped him see the lands beyond his father's shadows and become a bona fide film star in his own right.
Abhishek made his debut with 'Refugee', opposite Kareena Kapoor, in 2000. In October 2002, he got engaged to Kareena's elder sister, Karisma Kapoor. Three months later, however, the engagement was called off. Professionally too, this was a particularly low period for Abhi, with a string of flops such as 'Dhai Akshar Prem Ke', 'Shararat' and 'Kuch Naa Kaho' (two of these were opposite his future wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) to his credit. It was his turn as the roguish Lallan in 2004's 'Yuva' that finally got him the critical acclaim he had been yearning for. 'Yuva' was later followed by his first commercial success, 'Dhoom', and there's been no looking back for Abhishek ever since.
In 2006, the British magazine, Eastern Eye, named him the sexiest man in Asia. A year later, India's 'most eligible bachelor' broke hearts by marrying the most beautiful woman in the world. This good-looking couple is often referred to as 'AbhiAish' and remains highly sought after by the media.