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

Sharing thoughts with young crew is awesome: Big B

    Updated On : Jan 20,2019   2:36 pm
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday penned about his experience working with a young crew and says he finds it "daunting" to be in their company. View More..

#MeToo strikes where virtue means lack Of opportunity (Column IANS Insight: B-Town)

    Updated On : Jan 20,2019   12:20 pm
Where does the burden of proof lie, with who? That is the question when it comes to the celebrities and the media and, of course, the person who wakes up after years and ages to accuse a celebrity or a coworker of misdemeanor, like molestation or even rape? View More..

Nice to see Bollywood celebrities associate with social causes: John Abraham

    Updated On : Jan 20,2019   9:54 am
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Actor John Abraham, who is the face of Habitat Humanity India that builds houses for homeless people in the country, said that he feels nice when he sees his colleagues from Bollywood associate themselves with various kinds of social causes. View More..

PM to unveil national film museum in Mumbai

    Updated On : Jan 17,2019   5:42 pm
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday inaugurate the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) that has come up in a 19th century heritage bungalow and a modern building in the country's film capital, an official said here on Thursday. View More..

Sourav Ganguly to launch trailer of cricket-themed film '22 Yards'

    Updated On : Jan 15,2019   4:08 pm
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly will launch the trailer of the Hindi film "22 Yards", helmed by Mitali Ghoshal and starring Barun Sobti, at an event here on Wednesday. View More..

Big B discusses cinema with Ayan, Ranbir

    Updated On : Jan 14,2019   11:44 am
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan discussed cinema and content with his "Brahmastra" director Ayan Mukerji and actor Ranbir Kapoor. He says the young talents have "special gifts and thoughts". View More..

B-Town wishes 'love', 'happiness' on Lohri, Pongal

    Updated On : Jan 13,2019   1:42 pm
Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) As the festive fervour has set in with festivals like Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal and Bihu, Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Hema Malini wished love and happiness to their fans on the occasion. View More..

'The Accidental Prime Minister': Nothing accidental about it (Movie Review)

    Updated On : Jan 11,2019   2:22 pm
Film: "The Accidental Prime Minister"; Director: Vijay Ratnakar Gutte; Cast: Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna, Aahana Kumra, Suzanne Bernert and Arjun Mathur; Rating: *** View More..

Kumbh Mela to begin in Prayagraj from January 15

    Updated On : Jan 07,2019   7:30 pm
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Kumbh Mela is set to begin in Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad) from January 15, officials said here on Monday. It hosted over 12 crore holy men, ascetics and pilgrims in 2013 in the same place. View More..

Kader Khan: From a Dickensian childhood to embodying essence of Hindi cinema (Tribute)

    Updated On : Jan 06,2019   10:20 am
Kader Khan rose from the depths of a Dickensian childhood in the Bombay of the 1940s, surrounded by drug peddlers, prostitutes, pimps and assorted thugs to eventually embody the essence of Hindi cinema. View More..

Necessary to guide children on good lifestyle habits: Aamir Khan

    Updated On : Jan 04,2019   10:10 pm
Mumbai, Jan 4 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan has said it is necessary to guide children on good lifestyle habits so that they can stay away from obesity and other related diseases. View More..

On Nirupa Roy's 87th birth anniversary, Javed Akhtar pays tribute

    Updated On : Jan 04,2019   2:24 pm
Mumbai, Jan 4 (IANS) On the 87th birth anniversary of late legendary actress Nirupa Roy on Friday, veteran lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar said she is the most iconic on-screen mother that Bollywood has seen. View More..

Kader Khan's son points at film industry's callousness

    Updated On : Jan 03,2019   12:58 pm
Mumbai, Jan 3 (IANS) He expresses no overt resentment, but the late and great writer-actor Kader Khans son Sarfarazs bitterness spills through when he talks of the way his illustrious father was neglected by the film industry after he migrated to Canada to live with his three sons. View More..

Kader Khan didn't get the respect he deserved: K.C. Bokadia

    Updated On : Jan 02,2019   4:20 pm
Mumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) Filmmaker K. C. Bokadia, who worked with Kader Khan in multiple films, feels the late actor-writer didn't get the respect he deserved from the film industry. View More..

Kader Khan was backbone of my cinema: David Dhawan

    Updated On : Jan 02,2019   1:10 pm
Mumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) The death of one of Hindi mainstream cinema's most prolific and versatile writer Kader Khan has left filmmaker David Dhawan bereft. View More..

Multi-faceted Kader Khan leaves behind a vast oeuvre of work, fond memories (Obituary)

    Updated On : Jan 01,2019   6:54 pm
Mumbai, Jan 1 (IANS) An actor-writer-comedian and Quranic scholar, the multi-talented Kader Khan, who died early on Tuesday (IST) in Toronto aged 81, has left behind a vast oeuvre of work from a career spanning over four decades and will be remembered as much for his contribution to Hindu filmdom as for deciphering Islam for the laity across the religious spectrum. View More..

'Most compassionate and accomplished talent' Kader Khan dies in Toronto (Intro Roundup) (Correcting intro)

    Updated On : Jan 01,2019   6:42 pm
Mumbai, Jan 1 (IANS) Kader Khan died after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Toronto in Canada, a family member said here on Tuesday. He was 81. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan led the tributes to the veteran Bollywood actor-writer-comedian and Quranic scholar. View More..

'Most compassionate, accomplished talent' Kader Khan dies in Toronto (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jan 01,2019   6:18 pm
Mumbai, Jan 1 (IANS) Kader Khan died after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Toronto in Canada, a family member said here on Tuesday. He was 81. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan led the tributes to the veteran Bollywood actor-director-writer-comedian and Quranic scholar. View More..

Kader Khan had so much more to give: Nihalani

    Updated On : Jan 01,2019   2:14 pm
Mumbai, Jan 1 (IANS) Producer Pahlaj Nihalani, who worked with the late actor-director-writer-comedian Kader Khan, says it's a pity his health began to fail in the last 10 years and that he had so much more to give. View More..

B-Town wishes 'love', 'health' for 2019

    Updated On : Jan 01,2019   1:44 pm
Mumbai, Jan 1 (IANS) The year 2018 saw some celebrities' demise, stars battling with serious health ailments and much more. Hoping to have a rocking year ahead, a string of celebrities including veteran actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Rishi Kapoor wished their fans, friends and well-wishers a year full of joy, happiness and success. View More..