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

Nawazuddin loves watching English movies

    Updated On : Mar 21,2019   12:02 pm
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he loves watching English films even when the language eludes him sometimes. View More..

Big B is always extra sweet towards me: Ranbir

    Updated On : Mar 20,2019   7:10 pm
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Ranbir Kapoor says his "Brahmastra" co-star Amitabh Bachchan is always extra sweet towards him because he treats him like family. View More..

B-Town celebs mourn Goa CM Manohar Parrikar's demise

    Updated On : Mar 18,2019   11:52 am
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Bollywood names such as Amitabh Bachachan, Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher have mourned the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who died aged 63. View More..

Eventually, it is the content that counts (Column: B-Town)

    Updated On : Mar 17,2019   7:32 pm
The superstars have been failing on a regular basis to deliver, notwithstanding their Eid, Diwali, Christmas and other festival release dates, not to mention 4000+screens and enhanced ticket rates! Anything goes in the name of stunts -- and the special effects will do the job, is not working anymore. View More..

B-Town condemns New Zealand mass shooting

    Updated On : Mar 16,2019   1:50 pm
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja among many others, condemned the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which killed 49 people. View More..

Ten weeks and five hits: Content matters (Column: B-Town)

    Updated On : Mar 16,2019   10:10 am
The superstars have been failing on a regular basis to deliver notwithstanding their Eid, Diwali, Christmas and other festival release dates not to mention 4000+ screens and enhanced ticket rates! Anything goes in the name of stunts and the special effects will do the job is not working anymore! So, now is the time to turn to content oriented films. When a maker has solid content, a superstar is not needed. Of the reigning but 50+ superstars, only Aamir Khan seems to have realized this fact! Or, so his film Dangal and his portrayal of a determined Haryanvi father, wanting to turn his daughters into world class wrestling champs, has proved! View More..

B-Town celebs lament CST bridge collapse

    Updated On : Mar 15,2019   2:08 pm
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Hansal Mehta among others have expressed their sadness over the collapse of a portion of an overhead pedestrian bridge outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus here. View More..

Want change, cast vote: Vidya Balan

    Updated On : Mar 14,2019   11:44 am
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Award winning actress Vidya Balan has urged citizens for maximum participation in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted 29 times in an hour to celebrities across genres to mobilise voters. View More..

Not star-struck about Bollywood: Shraddha Srinath

    Updated On : Mar 13,2019   3:50 pm
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Shraddha Srinath will be making her Bollywood debut with "Milan Talkies", but she is not "star-struck" about the glitz and glamour of the Hindi film industry. The actress says she has good work in the southern film industry, and would tread the path in Bollywood very cautiously. View More..

Ranbir's choice of films makes me envy him: Kartik

    Updated On : Mar 13,2019   3:40 pm
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Enjoying every bit of success he has scored after 'Luka Chuppi' this year, actor Kartik Aaryan is aware that he needs to be more careful about his choices in the film industry now. He says Ranbir Kapoor is one actor whose filmography he is envious of. View More..

Modi urges Rahul, others to motivate voters

    Updated On : Mar 13,2019   11:14 am
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other politicians, sportspersons, actors, business leaders to encourage maximum voter engagement in 2019 general elections in April-May. View More..

Maroon 5 performs at Akash, Shloka's wedding party

    Updated On : Mar 11,2019   4:16 am
Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) After getting Beyonce to perform at a pre-wedding party for his daughter Isha last year, industrialist Mukesh Ambani -- the richest Indian -- on Sunday hosted a post-wedding celebration for his son Akash with American pop rock band Maroon 5 regaling a star-studded crowd. View More..

Film celebs galore at Akash, Shloka Ambani's wedding party

    Updated On : Mar 10,2019   10:18 pm
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) There were fireworks and an aerial act at the glitzy celebration night here on Sunday for newly-weds Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta. View More..

Originality is a dichotomous terminology: Amitabh (IANS Exclusive)

    Updated On : Mar 10,2019   9:16 am
In today's times we all have to sing for our supper, says Bachchan, as he completes 50 years of acting, in an exclusive interview with IANS. View More..

Badla is nifty nugget Of noire

    Updated On : Mar 09,2019   5:24 am
Film: "Badla"; Director: Sujoy Ghosh; Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Tapsee Pannu, Amrita Singh; Rating: ****(4 stars) View More..

Made a huge mistake: Big B on his swimwear photograph

    Updated On : Mar 07,2019   11:04 pm
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan who often treats his fans to snapshots of some of his treasured memories by sharing photographs on social media, feels it was a "huge mistake" on his part to share one in which he was wearing swimming trunks. View More..

'Pink' Tamil remake titled 'Nerkonda Paarvai', makers unveil first look

    Updated On : Mar 05,2019   7:52 am
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) The Tamil remake of Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu starrer "Pink", which will be bankrolled by Boney Kapoor, has been officially titled "Nerkonda Paarvai". View More..

'Brahmastra' team uses drones for logo unveiling at Kumbh

    Updated On : Mar 04,2019   11:58 pm
Prayagraj, March 4 (IANS) Around 150 drones lit up the sky forming the "Brahmastra" logo at Kumbh on Maha Shivratri on Monday as actors Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and director Ayan Mukerji came together for a one-of-a-kind film marketing initiative. View More..

'Brahmastra' team at Kumbh to unravel a 'spectacle'

    Updated On : Mar 04,2019   6:14 pm
Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Actors Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor along with director Ayan Mukerji have left for Prayagraj to unveil the first official material from their upcoming film "Brahmastra" on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. View More..

Nagraj Manjule to host 'Kon Honar Crorepati'

    Updated On : Mar 04,2019   2:42 pm
Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) "Sairat" director Nagraj Manjule will be hosting the next season of the game show "Kon Honar Crorepati", which is the Marathi version of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan. View More..