Abhishek Bachchan was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of nine and sent to a European school. He has spoken out about the importance of awareness and sensitivity around learning disabilities in the field of education.
There is a reference to Abhishek Bachchan in Aamir Khan’s Taare Zameen Par (2007), a film about a young boy with dyslexia: “Bachpan mein isko bhi padhne likhne mein takleef hoti thi. Lekin ab dekho, kya Dhoom macha raha hai!”
After completing his schooling, Abhishek Bachchan went abroad to pursue a degree in Business Management at Boston University. However, he ended up dropping out in favour of a career in Bollywood.
Abhishek Bachchan made his debut with J.P. Dutta’s war film Refugee (2000), in which he played opposite Kareena Kapoor. The film did not perform too well, like most of the actor’s projects until the superhit Dhoom in 2004.
Abhishek Bachchan reportedly had a brief cameo in Karan Johar’s blockbuster film, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), which starred both of the actor’s parents. However, the scene was later edited out of the film.
Abhishek Bachchan has also dabbled in musical projects, like featuring on the track 'Right Here Right Now' for his film Bluffmaster! (2005), and rapping in the 2015 single ‘Until The Sun Comes Up’ with artists Raghav and Nelly.
Abhishek is the only actor after Dilip Kumar to win an acting award three consecutive times. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in Yuva (2004), Sarkar (2005), and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006).