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

Different is not accepted by audiences: Ronit Roy

    Updated On : May 28,2017   3:24 pm
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Actor Ronit Roy wants to do something "different" on the small screen, but says that it is not accepted by the audience. View More..

Big B honoured to get 27 mn Twitter followers (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : May 28,2017   12:44 pm
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has scored 27 million followers on Twitter and says he feels honoured and blessed. View More..

'Sachin: A Billion Dreams': Informative, inspirational (IANS Review, Rating: ***)

    Updated On : May 26,2017   12:20 pm
Film: "Sachin: A Billion Dreams"; Director: James Erskine; Cast: Sachin Tendulkar, Anjali Tendulkar, Ajit Tendulkar, Sara Tendulkar, Mayuresh Pem, Mayur More; Rating: *** View More..

Providential escape: Big B on Fadnavis's chopper crash-landing

    Updated On : May 25,2017   2:46 pm
Latur, May 25 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says it was a "providential escape" for Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his team when their chopper crash-landed here at noon on Thursday. View More..

Want to give my kids freedom to be what they want: Sachin Tendulkar

    Updated On : May 25,2017   2:20 pm
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar says through his documentary drama "Sachin: A Billion Dreams", he wants to share a very pertinent message that his parents taught him -- of giving children the freedom to pursue their dreams. View More..

TV has given me a following I never had: Suniel Shetty

    Updated On : May 25,2017   11:06 am
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) He has been in the Hindi film industry for a quarter of a century and has delivered some memorable films like "Mohra", "Hu Tu Tu", "Hera Pheri" and "Dhadkan". After such a long stint, actor Suniel Shetty now feels that it is the small screen that has given him a newer audience and a following. View More..

Fortunate to still be seeing myself on screen: Big B

    Updated On : May 24,2017   1:20 pm
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) He is 74, but is still active on the big screen. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says she considers himself "fortunate" to be still getting work. View More..

TV content breaking the stereotypes now: Actor Tarun Khanna

    Updated On : May 22,2017   5:54 pm
Ahmedabad, May 22 (IANS) Actor Tarun Khanna, who will soon be seen in the fantasy-based television show "Aarambh", says the content on television is now breaking the stereotypes created over the years. View More..

Maybe it's time to join social media: Aishwarya (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : May 21,2017   4:56 pm
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who has so far stayed away from social media, is considering joining the celebrity bandwagon on the platform. View More..

'Thugs Of Hindostan' not inspired from any other film, says Aamir

    Updated On : May 20,2017   10:50 pm
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan on Saturday denied rumours that his upcoming film "Thugs Of Hindostan" being inspired by the Johnny Depp starrer Hollywood flick "Pirates of Caribbean". View More..

'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' leads IIFA 2017 nominations

    Updated On : May 19,2017   6:22 pm
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Karan Johar's "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" is the front runner in the nomination pack of the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards with a chance to win in eight categories, followed by "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story" which has been nominated across seven categories. View More..

Jimit Trivedi, an actor to watch out for: Rishi Kapoor

    Updated On : May 19,2017   1:50 pm
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has praised Jimit Trivedi, who has worked in Hindi and Gujarati films and says he is an actor to watch out for. View More..

Wonderful to work again with Amitabh Bachchan: Rishi Kapoor

    Updated On : May 19,2017   11:14 am
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who is all set to share screen space with Amitabh Bachchan after over two decades in the upcoming film "102 Not Out", says it's wonderful to work with the megastar again. View More..

Reema Lagoo dead, filmdom remembers its fond 'Ma' (Third Lead)

    Updated On : May 18,2017   6:08 pm
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) The Indian theatre, film and television world on Thursday morning woke up to the news of the untimely demise of veteran actress Reema Lagoo, one of Bollywood's favourite on-screen mothers. The industry's love for her talent and her warm-hearted nature was evident in the outpouring of tributes over social media and during her last rites. View More..

Actress Reema Lagoo dead, industry pays last respects

    Updated On : May 18,2017   4:56 pm
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) The Indian theatre, film and television world on Thursday morning woke up to the news of the untimely demise of veteran actress Reema Lagoo, one of Bollywood's favourite on-screen mothers. The industry's love for her talent and her warm-hearted nature was evident in the outpouring of tributes over social media and during her last rites. View More..

Industry lost a great actress: Celebs mourn Reema Lagoo's death

    Updated On : May 18,2017   2:16 pm
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar and Akshay Kumar paid emotional tributes to veteran movie and theatre actress Reema Lagoo, who died here early on Thursday following a cardiac arrest. View More..

'Sarkar 3' made me rise to my art: Amit Sadh

    Updated On : May 18,2017   11:18 am
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh has thanked his fans for all the love and appreciation for "Sarkar 3" and says the film has made him rise to his art. View More..

Playing around with existing trends won't help young designers: Raghavendra Rathore

    Updated On : May 18,2017   10:30 am
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Well-known designer Raghavendra Rathore feels it has become tough to find young, talented people who are aligned with the way the world is changing. He says young designers should nurture an exclusive style of their own and design clothes for people rather for themselves. View More..

'Namak Halaal' to re-release on big screen

    Updated On : May 16,2017   2:02 pm
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Cult classic Amitabh Bachchan starrer "Namak Halaal" is being re-released on the big screen to mark its 35th anniversary. View More..

Irrfan loves connect between 'Puzzle', 'Piku'

    Updated On : May 14,2017   5:46 pm
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan, who has signed his next Hollywood film "Puzzle", says the "beautiful" aspect about the movie is the fact that it's a woman-oriented project -- a la the Bollywood film "Piku". View More..