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

Would love to do Prem Chopra's role from 'Do Anjaane': Sharman

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   6:44 pm
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actor Sharman Joshi, son-in-law of veteran actor Prem Chopra, says he would love to essay the role of the senior actor from the film "Do Anjaane". View More..

'Padman' is Akshay Kumar's 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' Of 2018

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   3:28 pm
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) The "Padman" trailer is finally out. And it's an outright winner. View More..

Priyanka Chopra to deliver inspirational lecture in Delhi

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   4:50 pm
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Bollywood star and Unicef goodwill ambassador Priyanka Chopra will deliver an inspirational talk on 'Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Chasing a Dream' as part of The Penguin Annual Lecture 2017 here on December 26. View More..

Sandeepa follows strict diet for 'Firrkie' (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   2:18 pm
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Sandeepa Dhar is following a gluten and sugar-free diet for her upcoming film "Firrkie". View More..

Women are taking over the world: Amitabh Bachchan

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   11:44 am
Puri Pai (Thailand), Dec 13 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is busy shooting for "Thugs of Hindostan" here, finds it admirable to see women working on the set, saying they are taking over the world. View More..

Rajinikanth thanks all for birthday wishes

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   10:52 am
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) Tamil movie star Rajinikanth thanked all his friends from the fields of politics, films and sports for their warm wishes on his 67th birthday. View More..

Rajinikanth turns 67, celebs wish him long life

    Updated On : Dec 12,2017   1:26 pm
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) On superstar Rajinikanth's 67th birthday on Tuesday, celebrities like megastar Amitabh Bachchan, filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Akshay Kumar wished him a long and a healthy life. View More..

Celebs wish Virushka 'happily ever after'

    Updated On : Dec 12,2017   10:14 am
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) From megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, ace filmmaker Karan Johar to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and tennis star Sania Mirza -- a host of celebrities from the Indian film and sports world got together in wishing a "happily ever after" to newly weds -- actress Anushka Sharma and cricket hero Virat Kohli. View More..

Bollywood, sports stars wish Virat, Anushka a happily ever after

    Updated On : Dec 12,2017   1:02 am
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) From megastar Amitabh Bachchan and ace filmmaker Karan Johar to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and tennis star Sania Mirza -- a host of celebrities from the Indian film and sports world got together in wishing a happily ever after to newly weds actress Anushka Sharma and cricket hero Virat Kohli. View More..

Dilip Kumar cuts birthday cake

    Updated On : Dec 12,2017   12:48 am
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar, who turned 95 on Monday, cut the birthday cake in the presence of his family members including wife Saira Banu and close friends. View More..

Dilip Kumar turns 95, B-Town prays for his long life

    Updated On : Dec 11,2017   3:22 pm
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) From Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan to younger talent like Farhan Akhtar and Riteish Deshmukh -- celebrities from the film world on Monday wished the legendary Dilip Kumar good health and a long life on his 95th birthday. View More..

Adnan Sami, family meet Afghan Vice President

    Updated On : Dec 11,2017   1:24 pm
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Singer-composer Adnan Sami along with his wife Roya and daughter Medina met Afghanistan Vice President Sarwar Danish. View More..

Big B's social media family grows to 80 million (Lead, changing headline)

    Updated On : Dec 11,2017   11:54 am
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has scored 80 million followers collectively on various social media platforms. View More..

'Yeh mera deewanapan hai..': Dilip Kumar's incomparable acting, inspiring life (Dec 11 is Dilip Kumar's 95th birthday)

    Updated On : Dec 11,2017   11:02 am
Debuting on screen in British India, appearing in some of Indian cinema's greatest classics and still present -- over eight decades later -- in the hearts of a vast multitude of fans with whom he remains connected over social media, Dilip Kumar is not just Bollywood's oldest living star but also an Indian institution. View More..

Big B reaches a collective 80 million followers

    Updated On : Dec 11,2017   11:02 am
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has scored a collective of 80 million followers on his social media platforms. View More..

Ready to play Amitabh Bachchan's father: Anil Kapoor

    Updated On : Dec 10,2017   3:28 pm
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor, rumoured to be playing on-screen father to Salman Khan in "Race 3", says he is even open to playing dad to megastar Amitabh Bachchan in a film. View More..

Wonder why we are still called film industry: Amitabh

    Updated On : Dec 10,2017   3:14 pm
Mae Hong Son (Thailand), Dec 10 (IANS) In the digital age, megastar Amitabh Bachchan wonders why the movie world is still referred to as the "film industry". View More..

Hope our industry starts making timeless classics again: Salim-Sulaiman

    Updated On : Dec 08,2017   11:56 am
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Music composer duo Salim-Sulaiman feel that a trend is made only if it is liked by the masses and the same is happening with remixes. However, they hope that this practice changes soon and the film industry comes back to making timeless classics again. View More..

Amitabh to shoot 'Thugs Of Hindostan' in Thailand

    Updated On : Dec 06,2017   3:16 pm
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday morning left for Thailand to shoot "Thugs Of Hindostan". View More..

BBC apologises for Shashi Kapoor goof-up

    Updated On : Dec 06,2017   11:34 am
London, Dec 6 (IANS) The BBC has apologised after showing two clips of the wrong person while reporting the death of veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor. View More..