Amitabh Bachchan was born on October 11, 1942 in Allahabad, India. Bachchan's father was a prestigious Hindi poet Dr.
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
and his mother, Teji Bachchan, was a Sikh socialite. Being his parents’ first born, he has a junior male sibling resembling to his name Ajitabh. Bachchan went to Sherwood College before enlisting in Delhi University to complete his B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) degree. He became a cargo dealer in Calcutta after completing his graduation. Amitabh Bachchan married to Jaya Bhaduri and has one son named Abhishek and one daughter named Shweta. Bachchan's father passed on in 2003 and his mother in 2007.
In 1969, Bachchan made his film debut in Saat Hindustani a film administered by
Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
which won him the National Film Award for Best Newcomer. By the early 1970s, Bachchan had collected fame in crowds as the "
Angry Young Man
" in an arrangement of successful Hindi gimmick movies. His featuring part in Zanjeer was especially instrumental in propelling him to fame as an action-movie film legend. Amitabh didn’t stopped gaining fame and popularity and soon he delivered another successful movie Anand in 1971. Anand was followed by movies like Reshma Aur Shera and Parwana in the same year.
Being family friend with Rajiv Gandhi, he got an opportunity to choose to run for seat in the Congress from the place where he grew up. He challenged Allahabad's seat of eighth Lok Sabha against H. N. Bahuguna, previous Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and won by one of the highest victory margins in history (68.2% of the vote). His political life, on the other hand, was fleeting in view of debates especially after Rajiv and he were embroiled in the now scandalous "Bofors" case alongside the U.K. based Hinduja Brothers.
In 1997, Bachchan endeavored to make his acting comeback with the film Mrityudata, produced by ABCL. However, the film was a disappointment both fiscally and basically. His vocation was spared with a successful film “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998)”. In 2000, Bachchan facilitated the first season of “Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC)”. Likewise in that year Amitabh Bachchan showed up in Yash Chopra's film industry hit “
” directed by
. Different hits emulated, with Bachchan showing up as a more established family patriarch in Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love (2001), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) and Baghban (2003). Bachchan is also well known for his profound, baritone voice. He has been a storyteller, a playback artist, and moderator for various projects.
Despite a couple of film industry disappointments in the 1990s and the 2000s ruined his career yet, Bachchan climbed his way back up to as a topnotch Bollywood actor, gaining Filmfare and International Film Awards for his work on movies like Baghban (2003), Khakee (2004) and Paa (2009). His hard work guaranteed his prosperity and now he is known as the "King of Bollywood".
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He was born on 11 October, 1942, in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh in North Central India. His father name was Harivansh Rai Bachchan, and mother name was Teji Bachchan. He done his graduation from Sherwood College, Nainital and later attended Kirori Mal College, Delhi University. He gained his popularity in early 1970s from movies like Zanjeer and Deewar. He was given name of ‘angry young man’ for his own screen roles. He worked in more than 180 films in his four decade career. He won many major awards in his career and he won 3
National Film Awards
as Best Actor, fourteen Filmfare Awards and most-nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 39 nominations overall. He also worked as play back singer in different films. He also took part in politics in 1980. He is awarded with two medals: Padma Shri in 1984 and the Padma Bhushan in 2001. In 2013, he worked in his first Hollywood movie name The Great Gatsby.
He is married to Jaya Bhaduri and having one daughter Shweta Nanda and a son Abishek Bachchan. He also hosted a famous TV show in 2000 name “Kaun Banegai Crorerpati” which was on aired on Star Plus. This show gained too much popularity.
He is having deep and baritone voice and due to this he remains narrator in different films. He has been narrator in the following films:
• Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977)
• Lagaan (2001)
• Balika Badhu (1975)
Tere Mere Sapne
• Parineeta (2005)
• Swami (2007)
• Zor Lagaa Ke... Haiya! (2009)
• Kahaani (2012)
• Krrish 3 (2013)
• Mahabharat (2013)
He is also been brand ambassador of Gujarat tourism since 1 February, 2010. He also performed role in fictional TV series name “
”. The numbers of books are written on him. He himself wrote a book in 2002 “Soul Curry for you and me – An Empowering Philosophy That Can Enrich Your Life”.