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

'An Insignificant Man': Significantly eulogizing (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   4:16 pm
Film: "An Insignificant Man"; Directors: Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla; Cast: Arvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav, Santosh Koli, Sheila Dikshit; Rating: **1/2 View More..

No accident in Kolkata, says Big B

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   1:10 pm
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has rubbished all rumours about meeting with a car accident in Kolkata, saying he is well. View More..

Aaradhya's presence brings happiness in our home, says Big B

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   11:28 am
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says that his granddaughter Aaradhya's presence brings a lot of happiness in their home and life. View More..

Amitabh Bachchan to be feted at IFFI 2017

    Updated On : Nov 15,2017   1:02 pm
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be feted with the Personality of the Year Award at the upcoming 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. View More..

Amitabh Bachchan to be feted at IFFI 2017

    Updated On : Nov 15,2017   12:18 pm
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be feted with the Personality of the Year Award at the upcoming 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, Information and Broadcasting Ministry sources said. View More..

On Children's Day, film celebs hope for better future for kids

    Updated On : Nov 14,2017   3:04 pm
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) On the occasion of Children's Day on Tuesday, Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Priyanka Chopra wished for better education and care for children. View More..

Marriages are such wonderful events in the family: Big B

    Updated On : Nov 13,2017   11:34 am
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says marriages are wonderful events in the family and brings happiness to all the members and relatives. View More..

I'm a fan of Big B, Kajol: Kamal Haasan

    Updated On : Nov 13,2017   11:22 am
Chennai, Nov 13 (IANS) Tamil movie icon Kamal Haasan says he is a fan of megastar Amitabh Bachchan and actress Kajol. View More..

Inclusiveness without sectarian barriers true spirit of India: Big B

    Updated On : Nov 10,2017   9:46 pm
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Friday inaugurated the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), highlighting how unity in diversity and national integration are reflected in music in Indian cinema. National Award winning filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt appealed to storytellers to retain originality emphasising "lifeblood of entertainment is the right to free speech". View More..

Contract killer, two others held in Delhi

    Updated On : Nov 10,2017   9:40 pm
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) A contract killer and two of his aides, who planned to kill a businessman here, have been arrested, a police officer said on Friday. View More..

Inclusiveness without sectarian barriers true spirit of India: Big B

    Updated On : Nov 10,2017   6:58 pm
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Friday inaugurated the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) here, highlighting how unity in diversity and national integration are reflected in music in Indian cinema. View More..

23rd Kolkata International Film Festival ready to welcome world cinema (Curtain Raiser)

    Updated On : Nov 09,2017   7:38 pm
Kolkata, Nov 9 (IANS) The 23rd edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), India's second oldest film festival, rolls back into the eastern metropolis on Friday, welcoming world cinema, attracting the finest of talents and embracing fresh cinematic experiments. View More..

Big B fascinated by women's jewellery (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Nov 09,2017   4:28 pm
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says jewellery adorned by women fascinates him. View More..

Bollywood hails 'India's daughter' Mary Kom

    Updated On : Nov 09,2017   2:32 pm
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Anil Kapoor have congratulated star Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom who clinched a gold medal at the Asian Boxing Championship. View More..

Films now made from mind, not just money: Sanjay Mishra (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Nov 09,2017   1:04 pm
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Today's "clever" audience is driving filmmakers to use more of their minds rather than merely money to bring out unique stories, says veteran actor Sanjay Mishra who has balanced his roles in mainstream and off-beat cinema in his over 25-year career. View More..

Popular casting director says 'no casting couch' in Bollywood

    Updated On : Nov 07,2017   1:40 pm
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Hollywood might be flooded with horrifying casting couch stories after the numerous sexual abuse allegations against the powerful producer Harvey Weinstein, but it's "nothing like that" in Bollywood, says popular casting director Mukesh Chhabra, who sat through auditions of about 14,000 girls for the superhit film "Dangal". View More..

Sanjay Dutt's wife denies wrongdoing

    Updated On : Nov 06,2017   7:18 pm
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt's wife, named among those in the 'Paradise Papers' accused of parking their wealth in tax havens abroad, says all her financial dealings are above board. View More..

Sanjay Dutt's wife denies wrong-doing

    Updated On : Nov 06,2017   6:18 pm
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt's wife, who is named among those in the 'Paradise Papers' for parking their wealth in secretive tax havens abroad, says that all her financial dealings are declared as per legal requirements. View More..

Politicians among 714 Indians in global tax evasion scam

    Updated On : Nov 06,2017   5:48 pm
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Minister of State Jayant Sinha, BJP MP Ravindra Kishore, Congress leader Sachin Pilot, former minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti and Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachhan figure among 714 Indians named in a financial data expose on how the world's rich and powerful have stashed their wealth abroad to evade legitimate taxes, according to a worldwide investigation whose first lot of revelations was published on Monday. View More..

B-Town celebs praise Indian women's hockey team

    Updated On : Nov 06,2017   1:52 pm
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Anil Kapoor expressed their joy after the Indian women hockey team won the women's Asia Cup hockey title. View More..