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

Give daughters respect, dignity: Big B

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   2:08 pm
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has a daughter Shweta Nanda, says daughters are the "best gift" and they should be given respect and dignity. View More..

Demonetisation was most significant moment on Twitter in 2016

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   2:06 pm
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation move on November 8 was the most significant moment on Twitter in 2016. The social network recorded 650,000 tweets in 24 hours following the announcement and millions more tweets in the following weeks, the company announced on Tuesday. View More..

Jayalalithaa's demise saddens Hindi film industry

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   1:16 pm
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Bollywood on Tuesday expressed sorrow over the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, a veteran actor who went on to become a successful politician. View More..

Bollywood celebs mourn Jayalalithaa's death

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   10:38 am
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities, including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and A.R. Rahman, paid tributes to veteran movie star-turned-politician J. Jayalalithaa, who died in Chennai on Monday night after suffering a cardiac arrest. View More..

Big B, Sunny lead in 'hottest vegetarian celebrity' contest

    Updated On : Dec 05,2016   1:14 pm
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and actress Sunny Leone have been raking in the votes for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India's Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity 2016 contest. View More..

'Pink' bags four awards at 23rd Star Screen Awards 2016

    Updated On : Dec 04,2016   11:56 pm
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Shoojit Sircar's critically-acclaimed "Pink" bagged as many as four awards, including for the Best Film, at the 23rd Star Screen Awards 2016 here on Sunday. View More..

Ganesh Hegde hopes to choreograph Shahid soon

    Updated On : Dec 04,2016   2:22 pm
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Ganesh Hegde, who has choreographed actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, says he would like to work with actor Shahid Kapoor in a film. View More..

Divyang Divas, a respectable name for differently abled: Big B

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   6:00 pm
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Saturday, megastar Amitabh Bachchan honoured the differently abled people and said that 'Divyang Divas is the most respectable and deserving name for them. View More..

Conscious efforts by writers to improve quality of cinema: Amitabh

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   7:48 pm
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who recently featured in much-lauded "Pink", on women's rights and addressesing the problem they face in day to day life, believes that today a "conscious effort is being made by writers to improve the quality of cinema". View More..

Foreign make-up artistes paid thrice more than Indians: Subhash Shinde

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   3:02 pm
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Indian filmmakers lack trust in homegrown make-up artistes and are sometimes even ready to shell out thrice their budget to sign up foreign talent, says Subhash Shinde, who has been working with movie stars -- especially in Bollywood -- for over two decades. View More..

Salman to appear on 100th episode of 'Koffee With Karan'

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   1:00 pm
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan will appear on the 100th episode of filmmaker Karan Johar's popular chat show "Koffee With Karan". View More..

We never work to cause a revolution: Amitabh Bachchan

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   4:32 pm
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) He gave the Hindi film industry its own 'angry young man', became the 'Shahenshah' of Bollywood and revolutionised television with his game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati". Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he doesn't work to cause a revolution. View More..

Had to adjust in Bollywood, says Sunny Leone

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   12:04 am
Mumbai, Dec 1 (IANS) Sunny Leone on Wednesday shared thoughts on her becoming a successful actress in Bollywood. View More..

Sunny Leone keen to watch Sonam Kapoor, Ranveer Singh on social media

    Updated On : Nov 30,2016   8:30 pm
Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sunny Leone, who launched her own mobile app here on Wednesday, said she would be interested to watch actors Sonam Kapoor and Ranveer Singh on social media and mobile app. View More..

Amruta Fadnavis - Maharashtra CM's wife shoots music jig with Amitabh

    Updated On : Nov 30,2016   8:28 pm
Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) Mumbai loves glamour, more so if it involves the high-profile wife of a powerful reigning politician and who is also an accomplished singer and a senior banker to boot. View More..

'Pink' has initiated a movement: Director

    Updated On : Nov 28,2016   5:58 pm
Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, whose directorial "Pink" has been invited for a special screening at the United Nations headquarters in New York, feels honoured and says the film has initiated a movement. View More..

Shah Rukh is always experimental, says Farah Khan

    Updated On : Nov 28,2016   2:26 pm
Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan says her friend and superstar Shah Rukh Khan is always open to experiment with his roles on the big screen. View More..

Big B thanks Modi for acknowledging contribution

    Updated On : Nov 28,2016   12:12 pm
Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for acknowledging his contribution to 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' (Clean India Mission). View More..

It's not about Hollywood, but good script: Hrithik

    Updated On : Nov 27,2016   4:46 pm
Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan says he is yet to like any Hollywood project offered to him, and that a good script will always be his priority while selecting projects. View More..

Would act in any film that inspires me: Abhishek

    Updated On : Nov 27,2016   2:30 pm
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan says he would like to act in any film that inspires him, irrespective of its language. View More..