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

Big B wraps '102 Not Out'

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   10:52 am
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has wrapped the shoot of "102 Not Out", which features him with his "Amar Akbar Anthony" co-star Rishi Kapoor. View More..

I try to keep myself free during festivals: Big B

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   6:06 pm
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says during festivals, he always tries to keep himself free to spend time with his family. View More..

Rishi Kapoor unveils 'Mulk' look

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   12:16 pm
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has given his fans a glimpse into two diverse looks that he is sporting -- one for "Mulk" and another for "102 Not Out". View More..

Hema shares 'warm' relation with stepson Sunny

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   9:50 am
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Veteran actress Hema Malini says she shares a "beautiful relation" with her stepson Sunny Deol. After her 2015 accident, Sunny was the first to visit and take care of her. View More..

Being selective has not been easy, but worth it: Actor Kunal Kapoor (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   1:34 pm
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) He is very selective when it comes to picking projects, but is not willing to ditch his personal beliefs for more work. Actor Kunal Kapoor says it is important as an actor to "be seen" but even more important to be part of work that one believes in. View More..

50 celebs in one video: Wishes galore for Hema Malini on 69th birthday

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   1:12 pm
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) From Amitabh Bachchan to Arjun Kapoor, Vyjayanthimala to Kriti Sanon, Lata Mangeshkar to Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Neeta Lulla to Shiamak Davar, Ramesh Sippy to Madhur Bhandarkar -- as many as 50 celebrities are a part of a special video to be played at the launch of actress-politician Hema Malini's biography here on her 69th birthday on Monday. View More..

Varun Dhawan to get his first Madame Tussauds wax figure

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   12:22 pm
Hong Kong, Oct 16 (IANS) Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan's first ever wax figure will be the fourth from India to join Madame Tussauds Hong Kong with those of Mahatma Gandhi, Narendra Modi and Amitabh Bachchan currently on display. He will unveil it in the first quarter of 2018. View More..

'Babu Samjho Ishare': Kishore Kumar's onscreen talent (Oct 13 is Kishore Kumar's 30th death anniversary)

    Updated On : Oct 13,2017   8:00 pm
A complete entertainment package in Bollywood -- a playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter, he was also its biggest eccentric. And that is why while Kishore Kumar's mellifluous, versatile voice still permeates some of Indian cinema's biggest stars from Dev Anand to Dharmendra, and Rajesh Khanna to Amitabh Bachchan in a range of emotions, moods and situations, his own onscreen prowess is forgotten. View More..

Ayan wants Brahmastra to be biggest success ever

    Updated On : Oct 13,2017   9:16 am
Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) Director Ayan Mukerji is all excited for one of his most ambitious project "Brahmastra" and hopes the film becomes "the biggest success of his career as well as of the film industry". View More..

Karan Johar announces trilogy with Amitabh Bachchan

    Updated On : Oct 11,2017   6:36 pm
Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) On Amitabh Bachchan's 75th birthday on Wednesday, filmmaker Karan Johar announced that he is collaborating with the megastar and actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt for a fantasy adventure trilogy called "Brahmastra". Its first part will release on Independence Day, 2019. View More..

Raj Thackeray's 'Happy Birthday, Bachchan' with caricatures

    Updated On : Oct 11,2017   5:12 pm
Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Cartoonist and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray on Wednesday paid a unique tribute to Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on the actor's 75th birthday. View More..

From cinema to politics: Wishes galore for Big B on 75th birthday

    Updated On : Oct 11,2017   3:44 pm
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a string of Bollywood celebrities like Lata Mangeshkar, Aamir Khan, Ranveer Singh and Rishi Kapoor on Wednesday wished megastar Amitabh Bachchan good health and happiness on his 75th birthday. View More..

Raj Thackeray says 'Happy Birthday, Bachchan' with caricatures

    Updated On : Oct 11,2017   3:28 pm
Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Cartoonist and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray on Wednesday paid a unique tribute to Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on the actor's 75th birthday. View More..

Modi wishes Amitabh on turning 75

    Updated On : Oct 11,2017   10:40 am
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished Amitabh Bachchan as the Bollywood legend turned 75. Modi said the nation hailed his "cinematic brilliance" and "support to many social causes". View More..

Amitabh Bachchan to endorse suiting brand

    Updated On : Oct 10,2017   6:16 pm
Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) GBTL Ltd. (formerly known as Grasim Bhiwani Textile Limited) has roped in megastar Amitabh Bachchan as their brand ambassador. View More..

Amitabh Bachchan: 75 and 'not out' of filmdom

    Updated On : Oct 10,2017   12:12 pm
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Age is just a number for Amitabh Bachchan, who turns 75 on Wednesday. His work diary is already spilling into 2019, but he remains firmly "not out", continuing a glorious journey that has lasted over four decades. View More..

'Padmavati' a gift of extraordinary vision: Amitabh Bachchan

    Updated On : Oct 10,2017   11:16 am
Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is smitten by the trailer of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama "Padmavati". View More..

Ushma to recreate Rakhee's 'Karan Arjun' role (TV Snippets)

    Updated On : Oct 08,2017   5:44 pm
Mumbai, Oct 8 (IANS) Actress Ushma Rathod is looking forward to recreate veteran actress Rakhee's role from the 1995 film "Karan Arjun" in her show "Woh Apna Sa". View More..

Amitabh Bachchan's superstardom can't be re-created: Aamir

    Updated On : Oct 08,2017   4:02 pm
Mumbai, Oct 8 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan, who is working with Amitabh Bachchan in the upcoming film "Thugs of Hindostan", says watching the megastar on the big screen is "a fulfilling experience", and his superstardom can't be re-created. View More..

Not celebrating 75th b'day, Diwali, says Big B

    Updated On : Oct 08,2017   1:00 pm
Mumbai, Oct 8 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says this year he will not be celebrating the festival of lights Diwali or his 75th birthday, which falls on October 11. View More..