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

Amitabh Bachchan not heading to Hollywood anytime soon

    Updated On : Jan 15,2017   4:58 pm
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan made his debut in Hollywood with 2003 film "The Great Gatsby", but he is not heading to the West anytime soon. The megastar says he has no offers from the foreign shores at the moment. View More..

Hrithik was hands-on for 'Kaabil': Resul Pookutty

    Updated On : Jan 15,2017   3:52 pm
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty, who worked closely with Hrithik Roshan during the shooting of the Sanjay Gupta-directed "Kaabil", says the actor was keenly active in every department of the film. View More..

India's first Madame Tussauds to open in Delhi in June

    Updated On : Jan 12,2017   5:42 pm
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) World famous wax attraction Madame Tussauds is set to debut in India in June, giving fans a chance to pose with, touch and feel wax statues of names like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and American pop star Lady Gaga. View More..

India's first Madame Tussauds museum to open in Delhi in June

    Updated On : Jan 12,2017   1:58 pm
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) World famous wax museum Madame Tussauds is set to debut in India in June, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and American pop star Lady Gaga's statues as some of the star attractions. View More..

Rahul pulls out all stops to ridicule Modi

    Updated On : Jan 11,2017   10:46 pm
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday used imitation and ridicule to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi. View More..

Disha Patani goes topless for Daboo Ratnani's calendar

    Updated On : Jan 11,2017   2:42 pm
Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Actress Disha Patani, who ventured into Bollywood with 2016 biopic "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story", has posed topless for popular photographer Dabboo Ratnanis annual calendar. View More..

Fans have always supported whenever I've experimented: Balakrishna

    Updated On : Jan 11,2017   1:26 pm
Chennai, Jan 11 (IANS) Actor Nandamuri Balakrishna's 100th film, the Telugu historic drama "Gauthamiputra Satakarni", is slated for release on Thursday worldwide. He says he is confident about the project because his fans have always supported his desire to experiment. View More..

Want to offer my services to Mumbai Traffic Police: Amitabh Bachchan

    Updated On : Jan 09,2017   7:04 pm
Mumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is willing to join hands with Mumbai Traffic Police for a road safety initiative. View More..

The high cinema gives is unmatchable: Shriya Saran

    Updated On : Jan 09,2017   5:40 pm
Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) No other profession can match the high that cinema provides, says actress Shriya Saran, who has been acting since she was 17. View More..

Big B may lend voice for 'Ghazi'

    Updated On : Jan 09,2017   1:04 pm
Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan may lend his voice for the Hindi version of Rana Daggubati and Taapsee Pannu starrer upcoming war drama "Ghazi", a source said. View More..

Amitabh gets US embassy award for fighting TB

    Updated On : Jan 09,2017   12:34 pm
Mumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was given an award by the US Embassy in appreciation for his invaluable contributions to the US-India partnership on tuberculosis, an official said here on Monday. View More..

Time goes by at speed of internet: Big B (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Jan 08,2017   4:54 pm
Mumbai, Jan 8 (IANS) Reminiscing about the time when his film "Wazir" released on January 8 last year, megastar Amitabh Bachchan says time flies by at the speed of internet "these days". View More..

Om Puri may you remain with your ever-infectious smile: Big B

    Updated On : Jan 07,2017   1:04 pm
Mumbai, Jan 7 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has mourned the death of veteran actor and theatre personality Om Puri, saying may he remain with his "ever infectious smile". View More..

Last rites of Om Puri held

    Updated On : Jan 06,2017   11:00 pm
Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) Veteran actor Om Puri, who died here on Friday morning, was cremated at the Oshiwara Eletrical crematorium in the presence of various Bollywood actors and filmmakers. View More..

Music, love and history (IANS Books This Weekend)

    Updated On : Jan 06,2017   10:20 am
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Unravel the mystique behind Bollywood's most adored composer-singer Rahul Dev Burman, flick through the love life of two very different women, and read about the historical events that become significant only when one peeps into the past. View More..

My roles are commensurate with my age: Amitabh Bachchan (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Jan 05,2017   1:36 pm
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan came to be known as Bollywood's "Angry young man" and gradually worked his way to be tagged its "Shahenshah". After years of stepping into different characters, India's cinematic legend says his evolving on-screen persona is a reflection of the change in roles offered to him in sync with his age. View More..

Wish to sing for Amitabh Bachchan someday: Mame Khan

    Updated On : Jan 03,2017   5:24 pm
Mame, who hails from Satto village in Rajasthan, gave his first performance at the tender age of 10. He went on to mesmerise many music aficionados in different parts of India with his rustic vocals. View More..

Make 2017 count: B-Town wishes New Year to friends, fans

    Updated On : Jan 01,2017   2:24 pm
Mumbai, Jan 1 (IANS) From Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra to Karan Johar -- a string of Bollywood celebrities wished their friends and fans success, happiness and joy in the New Year. View More..

Will these Bollywood stars shine again in 2017?

    Updated On : Dec 30,2016   7:12 pm
Mumbai, Dec 30 (IANS) Celebrities like Katrina Kaif, Anurag Kashyap and Emraan Hashmi -- once big newsmakers from Bollywood -- seemed to have faded away this year. With the new year setting in, one hopes the stars shine again. View More..

Amitabh Bachchan offered role in Telugu film 'Rythu'

    Updated On : Dec 30,2016   1:38 pm
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) Filmmaker Krishna Vamsis highly anticipated Telugu drama "Rythu", about farmers grievances, might bring together Nandamuri Balakrishna and megastar Amitabh Bachchan. View More..