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

Aamir attends award function for Lata Mangeshkar

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   12:54 pm
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan, who is known for avoiding film awards finally broke the rule on Monday night and attended an award function where he was honoured with the Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar Award. View More..

First unreleased film made Kirti realise her love for acting

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   3:19 pm
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actress Kirti Kulhari of "Pink" fame didn't grow up watching numerous films. She was also unaware of her acting skills. She says that it was only after her first unreleased film that she realised how much she loved acting. View More..

Big B reshoots for 'Sarkar 3'

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   1:50 pm
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan had to reshoot some scenes of filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's upcoming movie "Sarkar 3". The cine icon says he will share the reason behind it soon. View More..

Proud to be part of 'Pink': Kirti Kulhari

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   12:50 pm
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Kirti Kulhari, who was honoured for her performance in the 2016 film "Pink" at the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017, says she is proud and grateful to be a part of the movie. View More..

Big B's fitness trainer to appear in Suniel Shetty's show

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   2:50 pm
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchans fitness trainer Vrinda Mehta has been roped in to appear in actor Suniel Shettys upcoming reality show "Indias Asli Champion...Hai Dum". View More..

Big B wants school curriculum to have waste management

    Updated On : Apr 20,2017   5:56 pm
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been associated with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, says that waste management should be part of the school curriculum. View More..

Amazing to see book on 'Amar Akbar Anthony': Big B

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   4:36 pm
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is more than happy after he got to know that Harvard University Press has come up with a book on his 1977 film "Amar Akbar Anthony". View More..

India's soft power enhances its salience in Egypt (Comment)

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   12:08 pm
At Khan el Khalili, Cairo's main souk in the crowded Islamic district, shopowners seek out Indian tourists with friendly hails of "Amitabh Bachchan! Shah Rukh Khan! Welcome!!" These two actors are by far the most popular Indians in Egypt, a testament to the enormous soft power of Bollywood. View More..

SRK praises Kolkata Knight Riders for victory (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Apr 18,2017   4:24 pm
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has lauded cricketer Gautam Gambhir and his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). View More..

Big B to appear as himself in 'Padman'

    Updated On : Apr 16,2017   2:16 pm
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who shot for a cameo in the upcoming Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor-starrer "Padman", says he will appear as himself in the movie. View More..

Big B shoots cameo for 'Padman' in Delhi

    Updated On : Apr 15,2017   2:30 pm
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is in the capital to shoot a cameo for R. Balki's "Padman", starring Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor. View More..

Amitabh's look from 'Thugs of Hindostan' not yet out

    Updated On : Apr 14,2017   12:48 pm
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Friday clarified that his look from upcoming period crime-drama "Thugs of Hindostan" is yet to be revealed and the one that's doing the rounds is from an advertisement. View More..

A window to India's rising soft power -- Bollywood (Book Review)

    Updated On : Apr 13,2017   10:44 am
Title: Bollywood Boom; Author: Roopa Swaminathan; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 221 View More..

Didn't feel bad for not winning National Award, says Alia Bhatt

    Updated On : Apr 12,2017   9:18 pm
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt, who was awarded the Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year Award on Tuesday, says that she did not feel bad for not winning the National Award for Best Actress this year. View More..

The cricket audience from Big B's eyes

    Updated On : Apr 12,2017   2:26 pm
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, a sports enthusiast, says he tries to chart his work schedule according to the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) matches. And he is so tuned into the match and the audience that he has some quirky observations to make. View More..

Don't shame sexual assault victims, urges Big B

    Updated On : Apr 11,2017   6:54 pm
Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has recorded a two-minute prologue for a social campaign on 'Victim Shaming', urging families, authority figures and citizens to reflect upon the need to break the tolerance towards how victims of sexual assault are treated. View More..

Big B records prologue on women's safety for TV show

    Updated On : Apr 11,2017   4:36 pm
Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has recorded a two-minute prologue for a TV show, in which he has dwelled upon women's safety. However, he says it's a shame that one has to rely on various mediums and campaigns to raise awareness about the issue. View More..

Big B skips fan meet due to ill health

    Updated On : Apr 10,2017   6:38 pm
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Waving out to a crowd of fans that gather to greet him every Sunday at his residence is a Sunday routine that Amitabh Bachchan has been following for years. This time, the megastar had to miss it due to ill health. View More..

Wouldn't have been able to handle stardom today: Asha Parekh

    Updated On : Apr 09,2017   11:04 am
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) She earned the epithet of Bollywood's "jubilee girl" with her string of hits in the Hindi film industry's golden era. But living that stardom in today's paparazzi-driven times is something the enigmatic Asha Parekh doesn't fancy at all. View More..

Hrishikesh Mukherjee was a silent musician as well: Big B

    Updated On : Apr 08,2017   4:38 pm
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says late legendary filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee, who is considered one of the best directors of Indian cinema, was a silent musician as well. View More..