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

Madhubala's wax statue in works for Madame Tussauds Delhi

    Updated On : Jul 25,2017   1:40 pm
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A life-size wax figure of late legendary actress Madhubala from Bollywoods golden era will be a part of the Madame Tussauds museum here. View More..

B-Town celebs 'proud' of Indian women's cricket team

    Updated On : Jul 24,2017   1:18 pm
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities, including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar say they are "proud" of the Indian women's cricket team for their good game at the ICC Women's World Cup final at Lord's in London. View More..

Big B's ambassadorship for Unicef extended for two years

    Updated On : Jul 24,2017   10:46 am
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's ambassadorship for Unicef has been extended for another two years and will be working on eradicating measles and rubella infections for children. View More..

Kunal Kapoor channelises his 'restless energy' in acting

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   5:30 pm
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kapoor says he channelises his restless energy in acting. View More..

Learning cricket with boys, Harmanpreet towers in women's World Cup

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   3:46 pm
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Punjab girl Harmanpreet Kaur on Thursday night virtually led India single-handedly into the final of the Women's World Cup in England with her superlative unbeaten knock of 171, edging out title holders Australia. View More..

Celebs praise India's win against Australia in Women's World Cup

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   1:25 pm
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) A string of celebrities from Bollywood and sports like Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Shah Rukh Khan and Virat Kohli have lauded India's win against Australia in the second semi-finals of Women's World Cup. View More..

Big B 'proud' of wife Jaya's achievement

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   1:12 pm
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says it is a "proud" moment for his family as his wife politician-actress Jaya Bachchan bagged the Best Parliamentarian award. View More..

Things like nepotism only for sake of discussion: Shatrughan Sinha

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   9:48 pm
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Speaking on the nepotism debate in the Hindi film industry, veteran actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha says that things like nepotism are only for the sake of discussion. View More..

Don't want to settle in India: Niki Walia (TV Snippets)

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   6:46 pm
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actress Niki Walia, who is making a comeback on television with "Ishq Gunaah", says she is not planning to settle in India because she cant uproot her children from Britain. View More..

Deepika Padukone 'honoured' to be part of Academy members

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   5:48 pm
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone says she is honoured to be a part of the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts & Sciences for its "Class of 2017". View More..

I was mad: Big B on daredevil stunt with tiger

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   1:08 pm
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan got nostalgic about his daredevil stunt with a real tiger in the 1977 film "Khoon Pasina", but got labelled as "mad" by some of the stunt directors of the current generation for doing so. View More..

Poster of 'Gandhi's Memorabalia' launched

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   5:24 pm
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The makers of award-winning 2016 film "Mantostaan" have come up with another project, titled "Gandhis Memorabalia", that will tell various unknown aspects of Mahatma Gandhis life along with "in-depth analysis" of his work. The poster of the film was launched here on Monday. View More..

Films are made of characters, not on one person: Kirti

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   4:10 pm
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Actress Kirti Kulhari, who shot to fame with megastar Amitabh Bachchan-led film "Pink", says movies are made of characters and not on just a single person, and so the contribution of all characters in the narrative makes the film interesting. View More..

Anurag Basu 'amazed' to see the child in Big B

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   1:34 pm
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Director Anurag Basu says he is amazed to see the child within megastar Amitabh Bachchan is alive. View More..

'Jagga Jasoos' a joy to watch: Big B

    Updated On : Jul 16,2017   4:58 pm
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday lauded Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif-starrer "Jagga Jasoos" calling it innovative, delightful and a well executed film. View More..

Painful to call India third world country: Big B

    Updated On : Jul 16,2017   12:32 pm
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels its painful when India is tagged as a third world country, and hopes that soon in future it shall no longer be a developing, but a developed nation. View More..

25 transfers in 13 years: 'KBC Wali Madam' turns 'Transfer Wali Madam'

    Updated On : Jul 14,2017   7:38 pm
Bhopal, July 14 (IANS) Conventionally, the average duration of a government officer's stay in a posting has been around three years. But here is a woman officer who has been transferred 25 times in 13 years, that too without being assigned any reason for her being frequently shifted. View More..

Never had privilege of prosthetics, VFX in our time, says Big B

    Updated On : Jul 13,2017   2:04 pm
Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently busy shooting for his upcoming film "102 Not Out", says he never had the privilege of prosthetics, green backgrounds, VFX, 'post' touch ups and face replacements during his time. View More..

Big B is the boss of anchoring: Anuj Sachdeva

    Updated On : Jul 12,2017   2:48 pm
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) Actor Anuj Sachdeva, who has debuted as a host with the digital show "Get Access With Anuj", says when it comes to anchoring, megastar Amitabh Bachchan is the boss of the field. View More..

Big B's work kitty spilling into 2019

    Updated On : Jul 10,2017   8:16 pm
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) He will turn 75 this year, but there's no sign of slowing down as far as work is concerned for megastar Amitabh Bachchan. He says his work diary could even spill into 2019, and he wonders if it's "too ambitious". View More..