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 rails against 60 year copyright rule, calls it 'rubbish'

    Updated On : Mar 17,2018   5:46 pm
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, son of late noted poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, has questioned the stipulation in the copyright law which allows exclusive rights to heirs of original literary work for 60 years after the death of the author. View More..

Big B is better now, coping well: Aamir Khan

    Updated On : Mar 14,2018   3:22 pm
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who turned 53 on Wednesday, said his "Thugs of Hindostan" co-star Amitabh Bachchan's health is better now and he is back to shooting. View More..

Amitabh gets poetic over health again

    Updated On : Mar 14,2018   3:02 pm
Jodhpur, March 14 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan turned poetic to keep fans abreast about his health after doctors were flown in to check on him as he is busy shooting a film here. View More..

Jaya-Amitabh have combined assets worth Rs 1,000 cr: Affidavit

    Updated On : Mar 13,2018   10:24 pm
Lucknow, March 13 (IANS) Actress-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan has declared movable and immovable assets worth Rs 493 crore in her affidavit to the Election Commission (EC). View More..

Heavy costumes for film take toll on Big B's health

    Updated On : Mar 13,2018   6:30 pm
Jodhpur, March 13 (IANS) A team of doctors flew in to check on megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is in pain due to the heavy costumes for the shoot of "Thugs of Hindostan". View More..

Big B's body to be 'fiddled' around by doctors

    Updated On : Mar 13,2018   12:00 pm
Jodhpur, March 13 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says his team of doctors will "fiddle around" with his body and set him up again. View More..

Jaya Bachchan files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha

    Updated On : Mar 09,2018   3:00 pm
Lucknow, March 9 (IANS) Actress-turned-politician Jaya Bacchan on Friday filed her nomination for the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh as the candidate of the Samajwadi Party. View More..

Bengali film market not properly nurtured: Filmmaker Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury

    Updated On : Mar 09,2018   12:30 pm
Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) The Bengali community lives across the globe and Bangla is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, but the market for its cinema has not been nurtured properly, says National Award winning filmmaker Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury. View More..

Aishwarya, Jaya, others attend Shammi Aunty's prayer meeting

    Updated On : Mar 08,2018   9:58 pm
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan along with other Bollywood personalities attended a prayer meeting to bid the last adieu to Nargis Rabadi, popularly known as 'Shammi Aunty', on Thursday here. View More..

Respect, empower women: Bollywood celebs on Women's Day

    Updated On : Mar 08,2018   1:56 pm
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) On International Women's Day on Thursday, Bollywood celebrities Amitabh Bachchan, Anushka Sharma, Varun Dhawan and Madhuri Dixit-Nene not only expressed their love towards the "stronger sex", but urged everyone to respect and empower women. View More..

Big B shoots in Meharangarh Fort for 'Thugs Of Hindostan'

    Updated On : Mar 08,2018   11:28 am
Jodhpur, March 8 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is smitten by the beauty of Meharangarh Fort, where he shot a sequence for his upcoming film "Thugs Of Hindostan". View More..

Bollywood's favourite 'Shammi Aunty' dead, industry bids adieu

    Updated On : Mar 06,2018   6:30 pm
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) A character actress for nearly six decades, Nargis Rabadi, popularly known as 'Shammi Aunty' in the industry, died at her home, aged 87. View More..

For 'Pad Man', focus was on film's impact, not business: Balki

    Updated On : Mar 06,2018   5:56 pm
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Filmmaker R. Balki, whose last directorial venture "Pad Man" was on menstrual hygiene, says the idea behind making the film was to create awareness and not just generate box office. And so, the makers are content with the response. View More..

Bollywood's favourite 'Shammi Aunty' dead

    Updated On : Mar 06,2018   1:14 pm
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Veteran character actress for nearly six decades, Nargis Rabadi, popularly known as 'Shammi Aunty' in the industry, died at her home here late on Monday, a family friend said. She was 87. View More..

Big B working with Maharashtra Fire Services

    Updated On : Mar 04,2018   1:52 pm
Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has teamed up with the Maharashtra Fire Services to create awareness of fire. View More..

India celebrates festival of colours to welcome spring (Roundup)

    Updated On : Mar 02,2018   8:20 pm
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Millions of young and old across the country on Friday celebrated Holi, smearing vibrant colours on each other and exchanging sweets to spread joy and welcome the beginning of spring in India. View More..

On Holi, celebrities send out colourful wishes to fans

    Updated On : Mar 02,2018   12:02 pm
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Juhi Chawla on Friday sent out Holi wishes to their fans, urging them to enjoy a safe and happy festival of colours. View More..

Bollywood celebs dwell upon Sridevi's demise

    Updated On : Mar 01,2018   1:08 pm
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Veteran actress Sridevi's sudden demise left Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Anupam Kher with myriad thoughts about life. View More..

State honours for Sridevi's funeral as lakhs gather to bid farewell (Roundup)

    Updated On : Feb 28,2018   7:20 pm
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Lakhs of people joined film stars and celebrities to bid adieu on Wednesday to the first lady superstar of India Sridevi, who was cremated here with state honours amidst outpouring of grief by her fans. View More..

State honours for Sridevi's funderal, procession is among largest recorded in Mumbai (Third lead)

    Updated On : Feb 28,2018   5:48 pm
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Several lakhs turned up to join a long procession -- among the largest in recent times -- to mark the final journey of actress Sridevi which started near her residence to a crematorium in Vile Parle on Wednesday afternoon. View More..