Following in his father's footsteps, Abhishek forayed into the world of Hindi cinema with Refugee in 2000 opposite actress Kareena Kapoor.
"The birthday has been brought in and Abhishek is another year older, 39 years...strange but he was born just the other day... and the euphoria and the champagne opening at the Breach Candy Hospital, the traditional cigar smoked, general joy and celebration," the actor posted on his official blog srbachchan.tumblr.com .
The father-son pair has also entertained Bollywood-cinema lovers with movies like Bunty Aur Babli, Paa and Sarkar. The 72-year-old also took to micro-blogging site Twitter to thank Abhishek's well-wishers.
"To those that send multiple greetings for Abhishek on his birthday... thank you so much...may your blessings remain with him always," he tweeted.
After delivering notable performances in films like Dhoom, Bol Bachchan, Guru and Happy New Year, Abhishek is also supporting sports like kabaddi and football.
The tall, dark and handsome star of the Bachchan family is now married to actress Aishwarya Rai and together they have a three-year-old daughter Aaradhya.