Who is Amitabh Bachchan?
Amitabh Bachchan is a popular Indian actor, film producer, television host, and former politician.
Bachchan was born on October 11, 1942, in Allahabad, India, and is commonly known as Big B.
He is also an occasional playback singer and well known for his incredible works in the Indian film industry.
The famous Indian actor was titled as a one-man industry by the French director Francois Truffaut.
He was the most dominant actor in the Indian Film industry during the 1970s and 1980s.
Amitabh Bachchan is the Shahenshah of Bollywood and well known for his remarkable performances in movies like Zanjeer(1973), Deewaar(1975), Sholay(1975), and Agneepath(1990).
His hard and dedication have made him the biggest Bollywood star today.
Today, we will be learning more about Bachchan’s bio, net worth, personal information, and many more.
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|Real Name||Amitabh Harivansh Rai Srivastava|
|Nick Name||Big B, Shehanshah|
|Date of Birth||October 11, 1942|
|Birth Place||Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Age||78 years old|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Net Worth||$400 million or INR 2800 crores|
Amitabh Bachchan was born on October 11, 1942, in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
As of 2021, Bachchan is 78 years old. He was raised along with his younger brother in Allahabad.
He completed his school level from Janana Pramodhini, Boys High School, Allahabad.
Also, he went to Sherwood College, Nainital, Kirori Mal College, the University of Delhi for completing his high school education.
Bachchan graduated from the science faculty.
Moreover, Bachchan wanted to be an engineer and wanted to join the Indian Air Force.
It was his father who encouraged him into the theatre industry. Bachchan’s father even approached the founder of Prithvi Theatre, Prithviraj Kapoor but got rejection.
Along with that Amitabh gave an audition for All India Radio and got rejected there as well.
He was a business executive For Bird&Company in Kolkatta.
Before starting his career in the film industry, Bachchan used to work in theatres.
His mother encouraged him to get involved in the film industry.
Career Of Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan is the biggest and most popular celebrity in India.
He is generally known as ShehanShah of Bollywood.
In 1969, Big B made his first film debut as a voice narrator for the National Award-winning movie Bhuvan Shome.
In the film Saat Hindustani, He did his first acting role as one of the seven protagonists.
He played the role of doctor alongside Rajesh Khanna in Anand(1971).
The film gave him his first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In 1972, S Ramanathan featured Amitabh Bachchan in his movie Bombay to Goa which was a super-hit.
Between these years, he faced many failures and with just two hits.
Bachchan rose to fame, and popularity and his stardom reached the sky after 1974.
He gave many blockbuster movies in 1975 like Deewar and Sholay.
And, again playing along with Rajesh Khanna in the movie Namak Haraam gave him his second Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actor.
Similarly, he won the Filmfare Best Actor Award for his role in Amar Akbar Anthony (1977).
Amitabh Bachchan has given more than 200 films to Hindi cinema.
His blockbuster and most loved films include Sholay, Shaan, Mard, Don. Sooryabansham, Baghban, Mohabbatein, Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna, and many more.
Bachchan’s most successful movie with Shahrukh Khan, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham(2001), was rated 7.4/10 by IMDb
Bachchan too appeared in many movies which were box-office failures.
His recent movies are Sarkar 3, Thugs of Hindustan, 102 Not Out, Badla and we’ll be seeing him in the upcoming movie Brahmastra.
The Bollywood megastar made his first Hollywood debut in 2013 alongside Leonardo Dicaprio, and Tobey Maguire in the movie The Great Gatsby.
Amitabh Bachchan was a former politician as well. He joined politics to support his friend Rajiv Gandhi in 1984.
In the eight Lok Sabha elections in Allahabad, he contested for a seat against Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna.
In the history of the election, Amitabh was the first to get the highest victory margin i.e. 68.2% of the vote.
After working three years in the political field, He resigned.
Similarly, his own company Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd.(ABCL) which faced loss and also was declared failed company by the Indian Industries Board, went bankrupt.
Indian politician Amar Singh helped him financially and Amitabh too supported his party Samajwadi party in return.
ABCL was established in 1997 to introduce services and products covering the whole entertainment industry.
How tall is Amitabh Bachchan? The Bollywood star Amitabh stands at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches tall and weighs around 80 kg.
His zodiac sign is Libra. He has dark brown eyes and has salt, pepper hair.
Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian and belongs to Kayastha Hindu Family.
His birth name is Inquilaab Srivastava.
Who is the wife of Amitabh Bachchan? Amitabh Bachchan is married to very beautiful and talented Indian actress Jaya Bachchan on June 3, 1973.
He had some affairs with Indian actresses Rekha, Praveen Babi, and Jaya Bhaduri.
But he ended his love life with Jaya Bachchan.
Bachchan has worked with his wife Jaya in different movies like Sholay, Silsila, Chupke Chupke, Piya Ka Ghar, Leader, and many more.
Family of Amitabh Bachchan
Who are Amitabh’s parents? Amitabh was born to a Kayastha Hindu family. He was the first child of his parents.
He was born in Allahabad to Hindu poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and social activist Shikh mother Teji Bachchan.
His stepmother’s name is Shyamala.
He has a younger brother named Ajitabh Bachchan who is a successful businessman now.
Amitabh lost his father in 2003 and mother in 2007.
Amitabh and Jaya gave birth to beautiful and talented children.
They have a daughter whose name is Shweta Bachchan Nanda.
His son Abhishek Bachchan is also a popular Indian actor who has given lots of successful movies.
Abhishek’s wife’s name is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who is the most beautiful actress in Indian cinema as well as the winner of Miss World.
The talented couple has a cute little daughter as well.
Amitabh Bachchan is a famous Indian celebrity and a Bollywood star. He is the Big B of the Hindi Movie Industry.
He has a large number of fan following all over the world.
Currently, he has 28.3 million followers on Instagram with around 46.2 million followers on his Twitter account.
Bachchan also has his own YouTube channel with 766 subscribers but he is not so active in YouTube.
But he uploads videos occasionally in special events.
On his Facebook account, he has more than 38 million followers.
Net Worth of Amitabh Bachchan
What is the net worth of Amitabh Bachchan? Amitabh Bachchan is very much active in his social media accounts.
He generates most of his income through Tv hosts, brand deals, commercial ads, and many more.
But, his primary source of income is through his acting career.
As of 2021, his net worth is expected to be more than $400 million approximately.
Awards and Achievements
Amitabh Bachchan has won numerous awards for his incredible performance in the Indian movie industry.
He has won the total of 240 awards till now including four National Film Awards for Best Actor.
Also, he has achieved Dadasaheeb Phalke Award for a lifetime achievement award.
With wining sixteen Filmfare Awards and an overall forty-two nominations in different categories, Bachchan has also seven Screen Awards.
In 2000, he was crowned as the Superstar of the Millennium at Filmfare.
The Government of India awarded him with Padma Shri in 1984.
Amitabh Bachchan was awarded India’s highest civilian award Padma Bhushan and Padma Bhibusan in the year 2001 and 2015 respectively.
He was also honored with an honorary doctorate by different universities of India and other foreign countries.
Besides these, Bachchan has won many awards at different award ceremonies and international film festivals.
Below down are the known and unknown facts about Amitabh Bachchan:
- Amitabh Bachchan can write with both hands.
- His favorite actor is Dilip Kumar and the actress is Waheeda Rehmaan.
- He has worked in different movies in 8 different languages like Hindi, English, Malayalam, Telugu, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Kannada, and Marathi.
- He is the host of India’s popular television show Kaun Banega Crorepati.
- Bachchan was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis while shooting for Coolie.
- In 2000, He became the first Asian to have modeled wax at London’s Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
- In Kolkatta, there is a temple of Amitabh Bachchan where he is worshipped as a God.
- Amitabh along with his Abhishek Bachchan holds Guinness Book of World Records for being the father-son duo to play reversed roles on-screen.
- Several books are written and published ffocusing on his life and career.
- Bachchan wrote an auto-biography in 2002 named Soul Curry For You and Me.
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