Abhishek Bachchan is a Indian film megastar, producer and youth style icon. He has received over 47 awards since his career began in 2000, including three Filmfare awards, six Screen Awards, five IIFA awards, and four Stardust Awards for acting. He also won a National Award as producer for ‘Paa’. In 2006 he received the "Yash Bharati Samman", from the Government of Uttar Pradesh, the state's highest award.
Bachchan made his acting debut in the drama film ‘Refugee’ (2000). He became a full-fledged movie star after starring in commercially successful action thriller ‘Dhoom’ (2004). Bachchan received critical acclaim for his work in ‘Yuva’ (2004), and garnered equal praise for the commercially successful films like ‘Bunty Aur Babli’ (2005), ‘Sarkar’ (2005), ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ (2006) and ‘Guru’ (2007). He subsequently appeared in blockbusters like ‘Dhoom 2’ (2008), ‘Dostana’ (2008), ‘Paa’ (2009) and ‘Bol Bachchan’ (2012).
He produced ‘Paa’ along with Sunil Manchanda, and it won the “National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi”. He is on the Board of Directors and is involved in the functional and administrative operations of the entertainment company, AB Corp. Ltd. He has also overseen the production of the company’s latest offering, ‘BbuddahHoga Terra Baap’.
Bachchan is the brand ambassador of Idea!, Videocon d2h and Omega. He has also been brand ambassador for products like LG Home appliances, American Express credit cards, Motorola mobiles, and Ford fiesta. In 2009, Bachchan was announced the winner of the "Best Brand Ambassador of the Year" award, at the NDTV Techlife Awards 2009.
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. In 2011, Bachchan promoted awareness of drug abuse in India as part of a citizen education campaign. The actor launched the Awareness Day race, which celebrated the silver jubilee of the country's Narcotics Control Bureau. In 2014, he became the brand ambassador for the END7 campaign of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases. The goal of the campaign is to eradicate seven different tropical diseases by 2020.