Amitabh Bachchan

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Full Name Amitabh Bachchan
Age 77 Years Old
Nick Name Amitabh Bachchan
Gender Male
Famous As Actor
Birth Date October 11, 1942
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Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian film actor, film producer, television host, occasional playback singer, and former politician. He is the second richest actor in the Indian Film Industry after Shahrukh Khan. He is also the Legendary actor having won numerous accolades in his career, including four National Film Awards as Best Actor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award as a lifetime achievement award, fifteen Filmfare Awards and many awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies. He is one of the greatest names in Bollywood. He has appeared in over 200 Indian films in a career spanning more than five decades. Let's discuss his biography including net worth, wife, career starts, facts, parents and more.

Famous for

  • He is well-known as Shahenshah of Bollywood, Sadi ka Mahanayak ("Greatest actor of the century"), Star of the Millennium, or Big B in the Indian Cinema world.
  • He is also widely popular as the Television host of the reality game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, India's version of the game show franchise Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.  

Amitabh Bachchan in Kaun Banega Crorepati

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Early Career of Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan was born on 11 October 1942 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India as Inquilaab Srivastava. He holds Indian nationality and belongs to Kayastha caste or ethnic group. His birth sign is Libra. His birthday falls on 11 October of every year. His upcoming birthday will be celebrated on 11th October of 2020 and it will be his 78th birthday. His father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan was an Awadhi Hindu poet. His mother, Teji Bachchan, was a social activist and Punjabi Sikh woman. His father died in 2003, and his mother in 2007. He has a younger brother, Ajitabh. He first studied at Sherwood College, Nainital. Later he attended Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. From his childhood, Amitabh had a keen interest in acting. He always used to dreamt of becoming a Veteran actor. His mother Teji gave him full support and encouragement to uplift his Acting career because it was also her dream to see her son playing a lead role in the movie. He is a follower of Hindu Religion.

Career of Amitabh Bachchan

  • Bachchan made his film debut in 1969, as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen's National Award-winning film Bhuvan Shome.
  • He then played his first antagonist role as an infatuated lover-turned-murderer in Parwana in 1971.
  • In 1972 he made an appearance in the road action comedy Bombay to Goa.
  • His only film with Mala Sinha, Sanjog (1972) was also a box office success.
  • In 1973, He starred in  Zanjeer which was a crime film with violent action due to which he earned a nickname as the "angry young man".
  • The film was a huge success and one of the highest-grossing films of that year, breaking Bachchan's dry spell at the box office and making him a star.
  • He also starred in another two blockbuster movies  Deewaar and Sholay which were both released in 1975. 

Amitabh Bachchan With Dharmendra in the Superhit Movie Sholay

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  • Sholay became the highest-grossing film ever in India at the time. 
  • In 1977, he played in the movie Amar Akbar Anthony which was the highest-grossing film of that year.
  • 1978 is arguably considered his most successful year at the box office since all of his six releases the same year, namely Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Trishul, Don, Kasme Vaade, Ganga Ki Saugandh, and Besharam were massive successes, the former three being the consecutive highest-grossing films of the year.
  • After a three-year stint in politics from 1984 to 1987, Bachchan returned to films in 1988, playing the title role in Shahenshah, which was a box office success.
  • He turned producer during his temporary retirement period, setting up Amitabh Bachchan Corporation, Ltd. (ABCL) in 1996. 
  • ABCL was the main sponsor of the 1996 Miss World beauty pageant, Bangalore, but lost millions.
  • Bachchan attempted to revive his acting career, and eventually had commercial success with Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998) and Major Saab (1998), and received positive reviews for Sooryavansham (1999), but other films such as Lal Baadshah (1999) and Hindustan Ki Kasam (1999) were box office failures.
  • In 2000, Amitabh Bachchan appeared in Yash Chopra's box-office hit, Mohabbatein playing as an Elder figure.
  • Other hits followed, with Bachchan appearing as an older family patriarch in Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love (2001), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) and Baghban (2003). 
  • In 2013 he made his Hollywood debut in The Great Gatsby making a special appearance opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.
  • In 2014, he played the role of the friendly ghost in the sequel Bhoothnath Returns.
  • In 2016, he appeared in the women-centric courtroom drama film Pink which was highly praised by critics and with an increasingly good word of mouth, was a resounding success at the domestic and overseas box office.
  • In 2017, he appeared in the third installment of the Sarkar film series: Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar 3. That year, he started filming for the swashbuckling action-adventure film Thugs Of Hindostan with Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh which released in November 2018.
  • He co-starred with Rishi Kapoor in 102 Not Out, a comedy-drama film directed by Umesh Shukla based on a Gujarati play of the same name written by Saumya Joshi.
  • This film released in May 2018 and reunited with Kapoor onscreen after a gap of twenty-seven years. 
  • In October 2017, it was announced that Bachchan will appear in Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra, alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt which is said to be released in late 2020. 

Achievement and Awards of Amitabh Bachchan 

  • Apart from National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards and other competitive awards which Bachchan won for his performances throughout the years, he has been awarded several honors for his achievements in the Indian film industry. 
  • In 1991, he became the first artist to receive the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, which was established in the name of Raj Kapoor.
  • Bachchan was crowned as Superstar of the Millennium in 2000 at the Filmfare Awards.
  • The Government of India honored him with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 for his contributions to the arts. 
  • The Government of France honored him with its highest civilian honor, Knight of the Legion of Honour, in 2007.

Personal Life of Amitabh Bachchan 

Amitabh Bachchan With His Wife, Jaya Bachchan

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At the time of writing, Amitabh Bachchan is a married man. His wife's name is  Jaya Bhaduri who is a Legendary actress of Bollywood. The couples first met on the sets of the movie Guddi in 1971 and went on to star in films such as Ek Nazar and Bansi Birju among others. They soon fell in love with each other. After 2 years of their love relationship, they finally married in June 1973. Their children are Shweta Bachchan Nanda and actor Abhishek Bachchan. His Daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is also one of the beautiful and popular actresses of the Indian film Industry and a former Miss World.

Net Worth of Amitabh Bachchan

As of 2020, the net worth of Amitabh Bachchan is estimated to be $ 400 million. The Shahenshah of Bollywood had collected his huge net worth through his acting career with his long serve tenure of about 5 Decade in the Indian Film Industry. His other income sources include Television Career, brand endorsements, his productions, and Personal investments. His houses have become a place of pilgrimage for all Amitabh's fans and well-wishers as well as for the curious persons who want to know about his living. Amitabh Bachchan has a total of 5 Bungalows all of them are in Juhu, near Mumbai. He currently lives with his family in one of his luxurious residence "Jalsa" which is worth between Rs 100 and 120 crore. He also has a number of car collection like a Bentley Continental GT, a Mercedes SL500, a Range Rover, a Lexus LX470, a Mercedes E 240, a BMW X5, a BMW 7 Series and a Mercedes S320 among others.     

Body Measurement of Amitabh Bachchan

As of 2020, Amitabh Bachchan has become 78 years old. Despite his old age he is still able to manage fit and active body. He has relatively tall height of 6 feet 2 inch and weighs 80 kg. His Chest size is 40, Waist size is 34 inch and Arms size is 12 inch. He has salt and pepper type of hair colour while his eye color is Dark Brown.