Amitabh Bachchan Biography

Amitabh Bachchan biographyAmitabh Bachchan, a great personality and mega star in Bollywood since four decades. This renowned actor was born in the holy city of Allahabad, UP and son of prominent Hindi poet Dr. HarivanshRaiBachchan and Teji Bachchan.

He took college education in art stream from Nainital's Sherwood School and later he studied in Kirori Mal College in Delhi University.

Before entering to film industry, he was employed as freight broker for the shipping firm, Bird and Co., based in Calcutta. He left the job to choose career in acting.

He tied knot with famous actress Jaya Bhaduri in 1973 as per Bengali tradition. They both have two kids, daughter Shweta and son Abhishek who is also a popular bollywood star.

Amitabh first appeared in film Saat Hindustani in 1969 in which he got national film award but it could not generate much revenue. He was highly praised in the film “Anand” that was a bumper hit at box office. In this movie he appeared in supporting role with the superstar of that time Rajesh Khanna. He won a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his excellent performance.

After Anand, Amitabh did some good films such as Reshma Aur Shera (1971) and Parwaana (1971) but were unsuccessful at box office. In the era of 70s, Amitabh created his image as "angry young man" and that image still linger on. His first box office hit was Zanjeer directed by by PrakashMehra in which Amitabh had lead role. His other hits were ‘Laawaris’, ‘Coolie’, ‘Naseeb’, ‘Silsila’, ‘Sharabi’ and ‘Jaadugar. All these movies had good theme and people can never forget his superb acting. He played lead role in ‘Shahenshah that shivered the whole country and majority of Indian became fan of Amitabh.

Amitabh Bachchan biography When he was at the peak of acting career, Amitabh entered in the politics and elected member of the Indian Parliament from the year 1984 to 1987.

Bachchan established a company named Amitabh Bachchan Corporation, Ltd. (A.B.C.L.) in 1996. It was India's premier entertainment company in 2000 and this company launched products and services covering the entire range of the India's entertainment industry.

In 2000, Amitabh Bachchan hosted very popular television show Kaun Banega Crorepati and earned applauds for his marvellous performance as a host. This show is still television and Amitabh is hosting with great enthusiasm and energy to entertain the viewers.

Amitabh gave highly praised performance in award winning film Paa which enhanced his image in Indian as well as international film arena.

Recently he played a lead role in political film Satyagraha produced by Prakash Jha. It is based on the current political situation of India where Bachchan protested against flawed government system of India. His highly motivated acting was appreciated by the Indian viewers.

The speciality of this mega star is that he is continuously working in cinema to give his best and maintaining the popularity.

Amitabh Bachchan Latest News

Big B's passion is of different level: Anees Bazmee

    Updated On : Sep 25,2016   4:22 pm
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Anees Bazmee is upbeat about directing Amitabh Bachchan in "Aankhen 2", a sequel to the 2002 film "Aankhen". Impressed by the actor's passion towards his work, he says the megastar's energy level is perhaps much more than what it was over a decade ago. View More..

'Bridget Jones's Baby' a sassy bore (Review)

    Updated On : Sep 25,2016   12:10 pm
Film: "Bridget Jones's Baby"; Director: Sharon Maguire; Cast: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey; Rating: * View More..

'Days of Tafree': Flighty and Frivolous (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)

    Updated On : Sep 23,2016   11:56 pm
Film: "Days of Tafree"; Director: Krishnadev Yagnik; Cast: Yash Soni, Ansh Bagri, Sanchay Goswami, Nimisha Mehta, Kinjal Rajpriya, Sarabjeet Bindra, Anuradha Mukherjee and Akruti Patel; Rating: **1/2 View More..

Films can bring positive change in gender inequality: Actresses

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   3:06 pm
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchans latest movie "Pink" has brought gender issues to the fore yet again. Popular TV actresses like Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Deepika Singh and Moulli Ganguly feel cinema can bring in a much needed change in society when it comes to women-related issues. View More..

'Pink' cast was incomplete without northeast Indian character: Sircar

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   2:48 pm
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) The decision to include Shillong-based musician Andrea Tariang among the lead cast in the film "Pink" was a deliberate one, says filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who wanted to make a statement against the discrimination faced by people from northeast India in other parts of the country. View More..

This Odisha villager has a goldmine of autographed images, letters (Human Interest Feature)

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   2:28 pm
Bhubaneswar, Sep 22 (IANS) Priyabrat Biswal lives in a small village in Odisha but this hasn't come in the way of his building up a veritable treasure trove of autographed images and letters from the Who's Who of the world -- 600 and counting. View More..

New season of 'Koffee with Karan' to have 'surprises'

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   1:04 pm
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) The fifth edition of filmmaker Karan Johar's popular chat show "Koffee With Karan" is set to be back, and channel officials are pulling out all stops to ensure it's a "cracker" of a season packed with surprises. View More..

Pitiable for woman to catch culprit but unable to take action: Big B

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   10:54 pm
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Expressing anguish that women are often embarrassed to speak up against incidents of violence, megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday said it is a "pitiable" condition for a woman to have caught the culprit and not be able to stand up against it. View More..

Delhi teacher stabbing: Society has to change, says Big B

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   9:30 pm
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Dubbing the stabbing of a 21-year-old woman teacher in New Delhi as a "horrible" incident, megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday emphasised that society has to change. View More..

Centre to use 'Pink' as platform to promote FIR law: Shoojit Sircar

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   9:26 pm
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The central government will use megastar Amitabh Bachchan-starrer "Pink" to promote the FIR law and Zero FIR system, filmmaker Shoojit Sircar said here on Wednesday, observing a lot of young women are not aware of the legal procedure. View More..

Uri terrorist attack: 'Pink' cast observes minute's silence

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   8:54 pm
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar led the cast of "Pink", including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, and the media here in observing a minute's silence on Wednesday in memory of the Indian soldiers martyred in the terrorist attack at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir. View More..

Feels overwhelming to be recognised for 'Pink': Kirti Kulhari

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   1:38 pm
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Kirti Kulhari, who has featured in movies like "Shaitan" and "Khichdi: The Movie", says all the frustration and angst of not being recognised for her talent all these years has disappeared overnight. She feels overwhelmed to be recognised for the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer "Pink". View More..

We want 'Pink' to be tax free: Shoojit Sircar

    Updated On : Sep 20,2016   2:02 pm
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar is extremely proud of "Pink" and wants the film to be exempt from entertainment tax. View More..

Comedy films with double innuendos a shortcut: Anees Bazmee

    Updated On : Sep 20,2016   1:54 pm
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Credited with Bollywood's popular laugh riots "No Entry" and "Welcome", filmmaker Anees Bazmee says comedy is the toughest genre to work on for a writer, and when a movie is loaded with double entendres, it's merely a "shorcut". View More..

Rishi Kapoor lauds Amitabh Bachchan for 'Pink'

    Updated On : Sep 20,2016   11:22 am
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has praised megastar Amitabh Bachchan by calling him "the best" for his effortless portrayal of a lawyer in the film "Pink". View More..

Box office numbers don't matter, says 'Pink' maker Shoojit Sirkar

    Updated On : Sep 19,2016   10:54 pm
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Shoojit Sirkar's "Pink" is receiving accolades from all quarters since its release. The overwhelmed producer-director thanked the audience and critics for showering immense appreciation for the film. View More..

No rivalry with Justice Katju, says Amitabh Bachchan

    Updated On : Sep 19,2016   7:10 pm
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan said on Monday that he has no rivalry with former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju, who recently commented that the actor is a man with "nothing in his head". View More..

Letter worked as a good promotional device for 'Pink': Big B

    Updated On : Sep 19,2016   6:54 pm
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who recently penned a letter to his granddaughters Navya Naveli Nanda and Aaradhya, says the note captured the essence of his film "Pink" and he feels it worked as a good promotional device for the movie. View More..

Shoojit Sircar gets emotional at 'Pink' press meet

    Updated On : Sep 19,2016   5:46 pm
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar got extremely emotional with the kind of appreciation his film "Pink" has received and requests everyone not to ask about the "box office collection" of the film. View More..

'Pink' collects over Rs 20 cr, gathers steam with word of mouth

    Updated On : Sep 19,2016   4:32 pm
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) After a tepid response on its opening day in Indian theatres, megastar Amitabh Bachchan-starrer "Pink", a courtroom drama that shines the spotlight upon issues of stereotype faced by women in the society, is garnering eyeballs galore -- courtesy positive reviews about the power-packed performances and its socially relevant premise. View More..