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

Content must change with time, says Ramesh Sippy

    Updated On : Jun 21,2018   10:02 pm
Bangkok, June 21 (IANS) He has been a part of Bollywood for over four decades and has classics like "Sholay" and "Seeta Aur Geeta" to his credit. Veteran filmmaker Ramesh Sippy says he is happy with the content in Hindi cinema and it must change with time. View More..

Modi says yoga can unite conflict-ridden world; record set in Kota (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jun 21,2018   7:16 pm
Dehradun/New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Fourth International Yoga Day was enthusiastically observed on Thursday within the country and abroad, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who attended the main event at Dehradun, saying yoga has emerged as a major unifying force in a world facing conflicts. View More..

International Yoga Day: Bollywood celebs show off poses

    Updated On : Jun 21,2018   2:32 pm
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) From veterans like Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini to mothers Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Soha Ali Khan -- Bollywood celebrities, for whom fitness is a way of life -- posted yoga poses and spoke about its benefits on the occasion of International Yoga Day on Thursday. View More..

Big B relieved to be 'finally away' from prosthetics

    Updated On : Jun 19,2018   10:44 am
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently shooting for Sujoy Ghosh's "Badla", is relieved to be finally away from prosthetics and heavy costumes. View More..

Big B obliges selfie seekers in Glasgow (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Jun 17,2018   11:32 am
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is in Glasgow to shoot "Badla", says he was pleasantly surprised to see the number of Indian migrants there, among whom were some selfie seekers too. View More..

Eid celebrated with fervour across India (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   6:32 pm
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Millions of people across the country on Saturday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with fervour and gaiety as President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished the citizens joy and harmony. View More..

Celebrities wish peace, prosperity on Eid

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   11:32 am
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar and Sanjay Dutt have wished for peace, prosperity and love on the festive occasion of Eid on Saturday. View More..

Amitabh starts shooting for 'Badla' in Glasgow

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   11:28 am
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has started shooting for Sujoy Ghosh's next "Badla" in Glasgow. View More..

Love you personally, professionally: Aamir to Salman

    Updated On : Jun 15,2018   1:02 pm
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan has rooted for Salman Khan's latest release "Race 3", saying he loves the "Dabangg" star personally and professionally. View More..

Replacing Mr. Bachchan an impossible dream: Anil Kapoor

    Updated On : Jun 14,2018   6:18 pm
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor says megastar Amitabh Bachchan is one of a kind and replacing him is an impossible dream. View More..

Taapsee Pannu starts shooting for 'Badla'

    Updated On : Jun 13,2018   12:34 pm
Mumbai, June 13 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu has commenced shooting for the upcoming thriller "Badla" in Scotland. View More..

Intercontinental Cup: Kohli, Big B laud football team's win

    Updated On : Jun 11,2018   6:18 pm
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) Several sporting and entertainment personalities, including Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan led the congratulatory messages for the triumphant football team which beat Kenya 2-0 to win the Intercontinental Cup here on Sunday. View More..

Ravi Dubey considers Big B, Irrfan his idols

    Updated On : Jun 11,2018   5:40 pm
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) Actor-host Ravi Dubey says megastar Amitabh Bachchan and critically acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan have always been inspirations for him. View More..

Fiji Indians: For whom Bollywood acts as cultural bridge

    Updated On : Jun 11,2018   4:16 pm
Savusavu (Fiji), June 11 (IANS) "Laakhon hain yahan dilwale...". That evergreen Mahendra Kapoor number from the 1960s played on at a boutique island resort here -- bringing smiles to a group of Indian tourists. View More..

Big B lists pros, cons on evolution of filmmaking

    Updated On : Jun 10,2018   2:40 pm
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who started his career in Bollywood in 1969 and has received numerous accolades including the Padma Vibhushan, reminisced the time when technology was still not that developed in the film industry and cited the change in dynamics today. View More..

Apple acquires rights to develop novel 'Shantaram' drama series

    Updated On : Jun 08,2018   7:04 pm
San Francisco, June 8 (IANS) Apple has acquired the rights to develop Australian author Gregory David Robert's famous novel "Shantaram" as a drama series, the media reported. View More..

Alia Bhatt enjoys working with Big B

    Updated On : Jun 08,2018   4:56 pm
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt says she is having a great time working with megastar Amitabh Bachchan on "Brahmastra". View More..

Jackky Bhagnani starts shooting for 'Anandwaa'

    Updated On : Jun 07,2018   7:10 pm
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Actor Jackky Bhagnani started shooting for the film "Anandwaa" on Thursday here. View More..

Indian cinema is in very good hands: Amitabh

    Updated On : Jun 07,2018   11:46 am
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is delighted to share screen space with actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the upcoming fantasy adventure "Brahmastra". He says he loves them both and that Indian cinema is in very good hands. View More..

78-year-old iconic Elite Cinema of Kolkata closed forever

    Updated On : Jun 06,2018   5:52 pm
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Once owned by 20th Century Fox, the iconic Elite Cinema here has joined the list of single screens dropping curtains forever, unable to cope with competition in an era of multiplexes and the internet. View More..