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

Kareena to front immunisation campaign, says women literacy vital

    Updated On : Feb 21,2019   6:34 pm
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who has been appointed ambassador for the Swasth Immunised India campaign, says educating the women will help in spreading awareness about the initiative of child vaccination in the most impactful way. View More..

Diljit Dosanjh donates Rs 300,000 to martyrs' kin

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   3:04 pm
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh has donated Rs 300,000 to the wives of the CRPF troopers who died in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. View More..

Filmmaking: Braving All Transitions (Column: B-Town)

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   12:22 pm
The film industry during the 70s and 80s consisted mostly of prospect hunters. There were established production houses but more coming every day to give a shot to filmmaking. The Hindi film industry moved from Lahore to Kolkata and thence to Mumbai where it prospered, throbbed and still delivers anything between 150 to 200 films every year. View More..

Maharashtra bids tearful adieu to two troopers killed in Kashmir attack

    Updated On : Feb 16,2019   8:34 pm
Buldhana (Maharashtra), Feb 16 (IANS) Amidst slogans of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', Maharashtra on Saturday bid a tearful adieu to the two CRPF troopers from the state who were among the 49 killed in the Pulwama suicide attack on Thursday. View More..

Glad to be in industry at the right time: Ankita Lokhande

    Updated On : Feb 16,2019   7:06 pm
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Ankita Lokhande who made her Bollywood debut with "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi" is happy to be part of the industry when content is the king. View More..

Big B to give Rs 5 lakh to each slain CRPF trooper's family

    Updated On : Feb 16,2019   2:48 pm
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be donating Rs 5 lakh each to the families of 49 CRPF troppers who died in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. View More..

Enough is enough: Celebrities express anger over Pulwama attack

    Updated On : Feb 15,2019   8:26 pm
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar and Rajinikanth have condemned the terror attack on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. View More..

Amitabh, Lata Mangeshkar, SRK condemn 'barbaric' Pulwama attack

    Updated On : Feb 15,2019   4:52 pm
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) From Amitabh Bachchan to Lata Mangeshkar and Shah Rukh Khan, a string of Bollywood celebrities took to social media to condemn the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, which killed 45 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers. View More..

Karisma, Kareena attend Vikram Phadnis mother's prayer meet

    Updated On : Feb 14,2019   12:08 pm
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Several Bollywood personalities including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Athiya Shetty and Soha Ali Khan attended a prayer meet held for fashion designer-filmmaker Vikram Phadnis' mother Ranjan Phadnis. View More..

They ruled an era but there is no happy ending for them (Column: B-Town)

    Updated On : Feb 10,2019   11:40 am
Directors are supposed to be the driving force behind films, are the one with vision, technical knowhow is secondary. View More..

Bollywood villain Mahesh Anand found dead in Mumbai home

    Updated On : Feb 09,2019   8:28 pm
Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) The body of noted Bollywood actor of yesteryear, Mahesh Anand, 57, was found in his Andheri flat here on Saturday morning, police said. View More..

Was encouraged to develop own identity: Akshara Haasan

    Updated On : Feb 09,2019   4:48 pm
Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Akshara Haasan, the younger daughter of veteran actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan and National award-winning actress Sarika, says that though as a child she was highly influenced by her parents, she was always encouraged to have her own identity and become the best version of herself. View More..

I am ordinary: Big B

    Updated On : Feb 08,2019   10:42 am
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan finds it embarrassing to be tagged as the 'Star Of The Millennium' saying the title came his way due to a computer error perhaps, and insists he is just an "ordinary artiste". View More..

Govind Namdev not only good actor but patriot too: Amitabh Bachchan

    Updated On : Feb 08,2019   3:56 am
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday night said that actor turned author Govind Namdev is not only a good actor but also a true lover of the nation. View More..

Amitabh Bachchan urges people to use toilets

    Updated On : Feb 06,2019   10:30 pm
Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday unveiled the 'Darwaza Band -Part 2' campaign films, which focus on sustaining the open defecation free (ODF) status of villages across the country. View More..

As all revival options fail, NCLT orders liquidation of Reid & Taylor (2nd Lead)

    Updated On : Feb 05,2019   8:26 pm
Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) Mumbai on Tuesday ordered the liquidation of the debt-hit fashion textile major Reid & Taylor after all attempts to revive it failed. View More..

B-Town celebs wish 'nicest' Abhishek Bachchan on birthday

    Updated On : Feb 05,2019   11:34 am
Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) From wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to his friends John Abraham and Genelia Deshmukh, Bollywood celebrities filled Twitter with good wishes for Abhishek Bachchan on his 43rd birthday on Tuesday. View More..

Daughters are special: Amitabh

    Updated On : Feb 04,2019   1:42 pm
Mumbai, Feb 4 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday penned a heartfelt post for his daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda as her debut novel "Paradise Towers" has become one of the best-selling fiction books. View More..

As revival options crash, Reid & Taylor faces liquidation

    Updated On : Feb 01,2019   8:12 pm
Mumbai/New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) As all revival options appeared to fail, and after a crucial hearing in the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Friday, the debt-hit fashion major Reid & Taylor may face liquidation, officials said. View More..

'Sanju' was the most discussed movie of 2018

    Updated On : Jan 31,2019   7:02 pm
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Ranbir Kapoor-starrer "Sanju", which presented the highs and lows of actor Sanjay Dutt's life on the big screen, was the most discussed movie of 2018, beating "Padmaavat" and "Raazi", reveals a report. View More..