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

Technology can't stop conventional TV if content is strong: Amitabh

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   9:52 pm
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan who was present at the launch of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC) season 9 on Wednesday said if your content is strong then no technological advancement can hinder conventional TV. View More..

Video-A-Friend, digital currency: KBC back with innovations

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   5:50 pm
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) "Kaun Banega Crorepati", the game-changing knowledge-based game show hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan, in its ninth season will have new features like Video-A-Friend instead of the old Phone-A-Friend, and the winners will get the prize money directly in their account instead of getting a huge cheque. View More..

Big B praises short films with vital messages

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   1:22 pm
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised actor Jackky Bhagnani's short film "Carbon" on the need for saving the environment, and another movie "Karta Tu Dharta Tu" which pays tribute to Mumbai Police. View More..

Rishi Khurana plays troublemaker in new show (TV Snippets)

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   3:52 pm
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Rishi Khurana, best known for his roles in shows like "Choti Bahu" and "Saas Bina Sasural", will next be seen playing a troublemaker in upcoming TV show "Nimki Mukhiya". View More..

Chiranjeevi's next film titled 'Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy'

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   1:36 pm
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Megastar Chiranjeevi's upcoming Telugu film has been titled "Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy", it was announced on Tuesday on the occasion of his birthday. View More..

Why not, says David Dhawan on working with Govinda again

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   7:30 pm
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) "Deewana Mastana", "Haseena Maan Jaayegi", "Aankhen", "Partner" -- David Dhawan and Govinda's collaborations gave Bollywood some memorable entertainers. The director says he would surely like to work with the actor again. View More..

Big B calls Prosenjit Chatterjee 'superstar from Bengal'

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   11:00 am
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised Bengali film actor Prosenjit Chatterjee and has tagged him as the "superstar from Bengal". View More..

Rishi remembers actors Manorama, Kanhaiyalal

    Updated On : Aug 20,2017   12:54 pm
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor remembers late actors Manorama and Kanhaiyalal. View More..

Big B working on videos for Swachh Bharat, Indian consulate in Brazil (Lead, correcting headline)

    Updated On : Aug 17,2017   1:40 pm
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has said that he is working on videos for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and the Consul General of India in Brazil, for an ongoing festival. View More..

Big B drafts videos for Swachch Bharat, Indian consulate in Brazil

    Updated On : Aug 17,2017   11:18 am
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has said that he is working on videos for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and the Consul General of India in Brazil, for an ongoing festival. View More..

Big B to team up with Chiranjeevi in 'Uyyalawadaa'

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   11:40 pm
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will join hands with actor Chiranjeevi in his upcoming multi-lingual historic drama "Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy", based on the life of a popular freedom fighter from Kurnool. View More..

Nothing has changed after 'Dangal': Sanya Malhotra

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   7:06 pm
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actress Sanya Malhotra, who came into the limelight with her role as Aamir Khan's daughter in "Dangal", says she is still the same even after the film became a hit, and that the limelight has not made her a different person. View More..

Misogyny in India is disgusting: Suchitra Krishnamoorthi

    Updated On : Aug 15,2017   1:04 pm
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Singer-actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, who got abusive tweets for expressing irritation over the Muslim prayer call last month, feels disgusted over the misogyny and general disrespect towards women in India. View More..

B-Town celebrities wish Happy Independence Day

    Updated On : Aug 15,2017   10:20 am
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) As the nation celebrates its 71st Independence Day, B-Town too shared its wishes to mark the occasion. From Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan, from Priyanka Chopra to Madhur Bhandarkar -- all took to their respective social media to express their pride in being an Indian, and wished their friends, fans and followers a Happy Independence Day on Tuesday. View More..

Creating pride, celebrating unity in diversity: The anthems of a new India

    Updated On : Aug 14,2017   5:22 pm
It may be tough for creative professionals to display their prowess unhindered for a government-sponsored project with a host of rules, regulations and red-tape to adhere to, but, given a visionary Prime Minister, not impossible. As we learn, Rajiv Gandhi deserves credit for giving India two stirring ads on national integration, the latter of which has assumed near-anthem status. View More..

Shoojit Sircar has 'no clue' about film with SRK

    Updated On : Aug 12,2017   4:48 pm
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar says that he is tied up with Varun Dhawan-starrer "October" and that reports about him planning to collaborate with superstar Shah Rukh Khan on a film are wrong. View More..

Sushant 'deeply honoured' for bagging Best Actor at IFFM

    Updated On : Aug 12,2017   12:18 pm
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who has won the Best Actor award for the biopic "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story" at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), says he is deeply honoured by the award. View More..

No need to worry about the lull period: Rohit Shetty

    Updated On : Aug 11,2017   6:46 pm
Hyderabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Rohit Shetty, known for making big budget movies, says the year 2017 hasn't been good in terms of business and it's bad for the film industry. But he believes that it's just a phase, which will end soon and there is no need to worry. View More..

National Anthem video in sign language launched

    Updated On : Aug 10,2017   6:48 pm
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Thursday launched an Indian National Anthem video in sign language, featuring disabled and partially disabled children. View More..

Nachiket Barve to launch festive line at Lakme Fashion Week

    Updated On : Aug 09,2017   2:56 pm
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Designer Nachiket Barve, who has styled the likes of megastar Amitabh Bachchan and many more, is excited to launch his festive wear line at the Winter Festive edition of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) starting here from August 16. View More..