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

Singer Papon invites Big B to Assam

    Updated On : Mar 22,2017   2:00 pm
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Assamese singer Papon, who has sung a song on the Brahmaputra river with Amitabh Bachchan, has invited the Bollywood megastar to visit Assam soon. View More..

Sonowal releases theme song of Namani Brahmaputra

    Updated On : Mar 21,2017   11:16 pm
Guwahati, March 21 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday launched the theme song of Namami Brahmaputra, the coming river festival, to showcase the tourism potential and development of Assam. View More..

Maharashtra wants Bachchan to 'save the girl child'

    Updated On : Mar 21,2017   8:32 pm
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) After megastar Amitabh Bachchan lent his name for saving dwindling tigers, the Maharashtra government wants him to become a brand ambassador for its 'save the girl child' initiative, Health Minister Deepak Sawant said here on Tuesday. View More..

Not good to use live animals to perform in films, says activist

    Updated On : Mar 21,2017   3:08 pm
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Given the scope of creativity that animation and special effects provide, animals must not be used for entertainment in films, says Lynn de Souza, who is closely involved with animal welfare. View More..

Blessed to work with great actors in 'Quantico': Priyanka Chopra (Movie Snippet)

    Updated On : Mar 20,2017   3:30 pm
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra says she is blessed to work with great actors like Marcia Cross, Blair Underwood and Aunjanue Ellis in the second season of American drama series "Quantico". View More..

Amitabh Bachchan suffers from strained neck

    Updated On : Mar 20,2017   2:06 pm
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was spotted wearing a neck brace, and he says it's due to a strained neck caused by stunts he did in his younger days. View More..

Amitabh mourns death of Aishwarya's father

    Updated On : Mar 19,2017   1:00 pm
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has mourned the death of his daughter-in-law and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's father Krishnaraj Rai. View More..

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's father no more

    Updated On : Mar 18,2017   8:40 pm
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's father Krishnaraj Rai, who was under intensive care at the Lilavati hospital here, passed away on Saturday after a brief illness. View More..

Criticism over my acting will affect me: Amit Sadh

    Updated On : Mar 17,2017   4:26 pm
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film "Sarkar 3", says getting criticised over his acting skills will affect him rather than a comment on his fashion sense. View More..

Timely detection of any diseases is beneficial: Amitabh Bachchan

    Updated On : Mar 16,2017   12:00 am
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is a tuberculosis and Hepatitis B conqueror, on Wednesday launched a mobile application named 'ABC of Breast Health' here and said timely detection, treatment and awareness can held a person survive any disease. View More..

Shreya Ghoshal to get wax statue at Madame Tussauds

    Updated On : Mar 15,2017   2:30 pm
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Popular singer Shreya Ghoshal's wax statue will be unveiled at India's first Madame Tussauds museum, which is to open here in June. She is thrilled. View More..

Big B records two new songs

    Updated On : Mar 15,2017   1:08 pm
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he has recorded two songs for different projects at his friend and late Bollywood singer-composer Aadesh Shrivastavas studio here. View More..

'Bombay-bred boys' responsible for lack of Indian political films: Vivek Agnihotri

    Updated On : Mar 15,2017   12:08 pm
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri says that, till the 1990s, there were a lot of "political commentaries" in Indian films. But the trend lost out to films on Mumbai and those with youth-centric themes after the rise of the "Bombay-bred boys". View More..

Aamir turns 52, opens up on working with Amitabh, nepotism

    Updated On : Mar 14,2017   1:46 pm
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan, who turned 52 on Tuesday, says he is looking forward to work with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in "Thugs of Hindostan" this year. View More..

On Holi, B-Town sends out colourful wishes to fans

    Updated On : Mar 13,2017   11:32 am
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Bollywood actors including Amitabh Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and Sonakshi Sinha on Monday sent Holi wishes to their fans, urging them to enjoy a safe and happy festival of colours. View More..

Alia best actress, Amitabh chosen top actor at Zee Cine Awards

    Updated On : Mar 12,2017   2:16 am
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) Alia Bhatt won Best Actress Award for "Udta Punjab" and Amitabh Bachchan won Best Male Actor award for his performance in "Pink" while Kareena Kapoor Khan gave first performance post motherhood at the Zee Cine Awards 2017 here in Mumbai. View More..

Sonam superstar of 'Neerja', I flop of 'Aag': RGV

    Updated On : Mar 11,2017   12:26 pm
Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who is in news for his controversial tweets, has now hit at out at actress Sonam Kapoor. He has called her a superstar of the film "Neerja" and himself, a flop director of "Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag". View More..

Those who are angry with my tweets, enjoy them most: RGV

    Updated On : Mar 10,2017   6:16 pm
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma says he feels those who slam him for his controversial tweets, perhaps enjoy them the most. View More..

Ramesh Sippy waited 3 years to shoot a single 'Sholay' scene: Amitabh

    Updated On : Mar 10,2017   12:04 am
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who portrayed iconic character 'Jai' in Ramesh Sippy's cult classic "Sholay", on Thursday recalled the time when the ace director waited 3 years to get the "perfect light" for a particular sequence. View More..

B-Town celebrates women power

    Updated On : Mar 08,2017   5:14 pm
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) On the occasion of the International Womens Day on Wednesday, popular Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra have come forward to celebrate the power of women and thank them for their various roles in life. View More..