Who Is Amitabh Bachchan?


Amitabh Harivansh Srivastav (Born: Inquilaab Srivastava) aka Amitabh Bachchan is a well-known film actor, producer, television host, playback singer, and former politician who predominantly appears in Hindi films. He is one of the most successful, influential and greatest actors in the Bollywood industry. Amitabh has some nickname: Big B, Munna, Angry Young Man, Shahenshah of Bollywood, Amith, AB Senior, One Man Industry, Superstar of the Millenium, The Last Emperor, Mahanayak, Amit Ji etc.

Bachchan entered in Bollywood in 1969, as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen’s directional National Award-winning film ‘Bhuvan Shome’. Big B made his acting debut in 1969’s film ‘Saat Hindustani’ and played the Anwar Ali character in that film. He first gained fame in the early 70s for films such as Zanjeer (1973)Deewaar(1975) and Sholay (1975). The actor appeared in more than 200 films including Hindi, South and English films. He has sung many songs as a playback singer and done voice-over work many movies like Lagaan (2001), Ra. One (2011), Kahaani (2012) Krrish 3 (2013), Mahabharat (2013), The Ghazi Attack (2017) etc. He also well known for his Television show game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’The Government of India honored him with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 for his contributions to the Hindi Cinema

Early life


Shahenshah was born on 11 October 1942 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. His father Harivansh Rai Srivastava was an Awadhi dialect-Hindi poet and mother Teji Srivastava was a social activist. Harivansh married two times, Shyama (1926–1936) and Teji Srivastava (1941–2003). He has a younger brother, Ajitabh Bachchan.

After the birth of Amitabh, his father named him Inquilaab Srivastava. Later, Harivansh Rai changed the boy’s name to Amitabh. Amitabh’s father had adopted the pen name, Bachchan. That’s why Amitabh used this surname when he entered Bollywood. Later Bachchan has become the surname for all of his family. Bachchan’s father died on 18 January 2003, and his mother on 21 December 2007.

Amitabh finished his schooling from Jnana Prabodhini school, Allahabad. Then, Bachchan admitted to Sherwood College boarding school, Nainital. He later attended Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi and earned a double MA (Master of Arts) degree. Amitabh Bachchan always wanted to join the Indian Air Force.

Debut & Success


Bachchan entered in Bollywood in 1969, as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen’s directional National Award-winning film ‘Bhuvan Shome’. Big B made his acting debut in 1969’s film ‘Saat Hindustani’ and played the Anwar Ali character in that film. After that, Big B starrer almost 12 films flopped and only two films were hit: Anand (1971) and Bombay to Goa (1972).

In 1973, Bachchan played the role of Inspector Vijay in Zanjeer. That film worked as a turning point film of his career. The early 70s for films such as Zanjeer (1973)Deewaar(1975) and Sholay (1975) gave him popularity.

Retirement & Politics

On 26 July 1982, while filming Coolie, Bachchan suffered a bad injury during the filming of a fight scene. The film was the top-grossing film of that year with a box office success. But after that incident, Amitabh started feeling Muscle Weakness. That illness made him feel weak both mentally and physically and he decided to left acting and venture into politics.

After spending three years in politics from 1984 to 1987, Bachchan returned to films by playing the lead role in ‘Shahenshah (1988)’, which was a box office success. After the success of his comeback film, Amitabh’s maximum movies flopped at the box office.

Critically Fails

In 1996, Amitabh launched a production house name Amitabh Bachchan Corporation (ABCL). He made his debut as a producer with a Telugu film ‘Gulabi (1996)’ and Hindi film ‘Tere Mere Sapne (1996)’. Both films did well at the box office. Gulabi (1996) film was remade in Hindi as ‘Aashiq (2001)’.

Again Big B started failing, his produced films began to flop. ABCL lost millions after sponsoring the 1996 Miss World beauty pageant, Bangalore. Bachchan had to sell his two flats and had mortgaged his bungalow to pay the loan of a bank.

Comeback & Success

After that all ups and down, finally his career graph become stable after the Television game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC)’. In 2000, Bachchan hosted the first season of the reality game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC)’. The show was well received by audiences. Because of Bachchan’s illness, the second season was hosted by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan in 2005. The rest of all seasons are hosted by Big B.

In an interview with Subhash K. Jha, The actor stated he had no work, no money and no one want to cast him. After the hit of the KBC, Amitabh started getting many films offers from makers. KBC helped him to regain his fame and assets back.

After that, he doesn’t have to look back. Films such as Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001) and Baghban (2003), Aks (2001), Aankhen (2002), Kaante (2002), Khakee (2004) and Dev (2004), Sarkar (2005)Paa (2009) and many more films able to get success at the box office.

The actor appeared in more than 200 films including Hindi, South and English films. He has sung many songs as a playback singer and done voice-over work many movies like Lagaan (2001), Ra. One (2011), Kahaani (2012) Krrish 3 (2013), Mahabharat (2013), The Ghazi Attack (2017) etc. He also established himself as a successful producer. He becomes one of the richest and successful actors in the Bollywood industry.

Personal Life


Amitabh married to actress Jaya Bhaduri on 3 June 1973. The couple has two children, a daughter Shweta Bachchan and a son Abhishek Bachchan. Shweta married to legendary actor Raj Kapoor’s grandson and a businessman Nikhil Nanda on 16 February 1997. Actor Abhishek Bachchan married to actress Aishwarya Rai on 20 April 2007 who is two years elder than him.

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Amitabh Bachchan Complete Details


Below are the complete details about Amitabh Bachchan (Age, Height, Body measurement, Shoe Size, Social Accounts, Family, Friends, Address, House, Affairs, Controversies, Favorite Things, Hobbies, Vehicle Collection, Car Collection, Movies, Bike Collection, Net Worth, Income, Side Business, Hit Flop, Upcoming Movies, Awards, Unknown facts and more details).



  
Personal Life
Childhood
NameAmitabh Bachchan.
Real NameAmitabh Harivansh Bachchan.
NicknamesBig B, Munna, Angry Young Man, Shahenshah of Bollywood, Amith, AB Senior, One Man Industry, Superstar of the Millenium, The Last Emperor, Mahanayak, Amit Ji.
Born11 October 1942.
Age76 Years. (As In 2018)
Birth PlaceAllahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
NationalityIndian.
OccupationActor, Producer, Television Host, Playback Singer, Former Politician.
ReligionHinduism.
Astrological signLibra.
Signature
Physical Info/Stats
Height6 Feet 1 Inches.
1.85 Meters.
185 Centemeters.
Weight (Approx.) 80 kg.
Figure Measurements (Approx.)Chest: 40 Inches.
Waist: 32 Inches.
Biceps: 14 Inches.
Eye ColorDark Brown.
Hair ColorSalt & Pepper.
Shoe Size11 Inches (US).
Physical Trade MarkN/A.
Education
SchoolJnana Prabodhini school, Allahabad.
CollegeSherwood College, Nainital, India, Kirori Mal College, New Delhi, India.
UniversityDelhi University, New Delhi, India.
Educational QualificationBachelor Degree.
House & Address
HouseHouse 1: Jalsa, B/2, Kapol Housing Society, VL Mehta Road, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. (Worth: ₹100 Crore)


House 2: Pratiksha, Parulekar Rd, JVPD Scheme, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049, India. (Worth: ₹50 Crore)


House 3: 'Janak' is another property that used to the Bachchan family's first house which they bought in 2004.
Office AddressAB Corp. Ltd., A/102, Parimal Apartment, Off Juhu Lane, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Family & Friends
FatherHarivansh Rai Bachchan (Poet).

In Picture: Amitabh Bachchan with his father, mother, brother and wife.
MotherTeji Bachchan.
Died: 21 December 2007.

Step-Mother: Shyama.
Died: 1936.
BrotherYounger: Ajitabh Bachchan.
SisterN/A.
Other Celebrity Relatives# Actor Kunal Kapoor is the niece of Big B. Kunal married to Amitabh Bachchan’s younger brother Ajitabh Bachchan’s daughter Naina Bachchan.


# Amitabh's daughter Shweta married to legendary actor Raj Kapoor’s grandson and a businessman, Nikhil Nanda on 16 February 1997.
Best Friends Shatrughan Sinha (Actor, Politician)
Pet Shanouk (a dog).
Social Accounts
FacebookAmitabh Bachchan Facebook
InstagramAmitabh Bachchan Instagram
TwitterAmitabh Bachchan Twitter
YouTubeN/A.
WebsitesN/A.
Deezer N/A.
Controversies
Bofors ScandalHis name appeared in the 'Bofors scandal' in which he was later declared not-guilty. The Bofors scandal was a major, weapons-contract political scandal that occurred between India and Sweden during the 1980s and 1990s. Amitabh Bachchan was accused of corruption in the scam.
Jealous AmitabhVeteran actor-writer Kader Khan revealed in a television interview in 2010 that Amitabh Bachchan was high on power after he became a Member of the Parliament (MP) and had even told him, “If you ever decide to enter in politics, I will ensure you lose it. I will discourage people not to vote for you.”
Love Triangle There are rumored that Amitabh had a romantic relation with actress Parveen Babi, Zeenat Aman, and Rekha. Since the time Rekha started wearing sindoor very often in various functions, peoples are obedient to think that Rekha and Mr. Bachchan got married secretly. Their affair started during their first film together 'Do Anjaane (1976)'. They did a total number of 10 films together until their last film 'Silsila (1981)'.
Spouse & Children
Marital StatusMarried.
SpouseJaya Bhaduri Bachchan.
Spouse OccupationPolitician, Actress.
ChildrenSon: Abhishek Bachchan (Actor).
Daughter-in-law: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (Wife of Abhishek Bachchan).


Daughter: Shweta Bachchan Nanda (Designer, Businesswomen).
Grand ChildrenNavya Naveli Nanda, Agstya Nanda, Aradhya Bachchan.
Girlfriends & Affairs
Ex: Parveen Babi (Actress).
Ex: Rekha (Actress).
Wife: Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan.
Favorites & Hobbies
HobbiesSinging, Blogging, Reading.
Favorite ColorWhite.
Favorite FoodSweets, Bhindi Sabzi, Jalebi, Kheer, Gulab Jamun.
Favorite PerfumeLomani.
Favorite BookN/A.
Favorite ActorDilip Kumar.
Favorite ActressWaheeda Rehman.
Favorite MovieBollywood: Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Ganga Jamuna (1961), Pyaasa (1957), Sholay (1975).
Hollywood: Gone With The Wind (1939), Black, Godfather (1974), Scarface (1983).
Favorite DirectorN/A.
Favorite SongsN/A.
Favorite DesignersManish Malhotra.
Favorite MusicianLata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar.
Favorite SportsCricket, Football.
Favorite Holiday DestinationLondon, Switzerland.
Likes & DislikesLikes: Collecting Pens, Collecting Watches, Travelling.
Dislikes: N/A.
Net Worth & Income
Salary (Approx.)Per Ad: ₹50 Lakhs - 1 Crores (INR).
Per Film: ₹15 - 20 Crores (INR).
Net Worth (Approx.)$425 Million (US). - According to The Richest.
₹3000 Crore (INR).
Vehicle Collection
Bike CollectionN/A.
Car CollectionBentley Arnage R, Lexus LX 470, Mercedes-Benz SL 500 AMG, Porche Cayman S, Range Rover SUV, Mini Cooper, Rolls Royce Phantom, Toyota Land Cruiser, BMW 760Li, BMW X5, Mercedes Benz S320, Mercedes Benz S600, Mercedes Benz E240.

More update come with a new post soon.
OtherN/A.
Career
Filmography/Total MoviesClick Here To Know.
DebutBollywood: Saat Hindustani (1969).


Hollywood: The Great Gatsby (2013).


Producer Debut: Gulabi (1996) - Telugu Film.


Tere Mere Sapne (1996) - Hindi Film.


TV Debut: Kaun Banega Crorepati - KBC (2010).
Breakthrough MoviesZanjeer (1973).


Sholay (1975).


Kaun Banega Crorepati - KBC (2010).
Hit/Flop & Box OfficeClick Here To Know.
Awards
Awards WinsClick Here To Know.
Total NominationsClick Here To Know.
Side Business/Assets
Production HouseAmitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd (ABCL).
Other# The family owns a bungalow 'Vatsa' that has been leased to Citibank.
# A bungalow located behind the family's primary residence Jalsa worth Rs 50 crore.
# As we all know Amitabh is one the richest actors in the Bollywood industry, he has many real estate assets in Indian and outside Indian.
Upcoming Movies
StarringAmitabh Bachchan Upcoming Movies


Amitabh Bachchan Unknown Interesting Facts.


23Real Name

The actor real name Amitabh Harivansh Rai Shrivastava and his father name Harivansh Rai Srivastava. After the birth of Amitabh, his father named him Inquilaab Srivastava. Later, Harivansh Rai changed the boy’s name to Amitabh.

22Good Athlete

When studying in college he was a good athlete and won 100, 200 and 400-meter races. once he also won a Boxing Championship.

21Likes To Collect

His other interest is collecting pens. The actor has a collection of over a thousand pens. The Big B has a passion for collecting watches. His favorite brand is Longines, which costs about Rs 2 lakh.

20Bollywood’s Related Family

Bachchan’s daughter Shweta Bachchan’s married to legendary actor Raj Kapoor’s grandson and a businessman Nikhil Nanda on 16 February 1997. Bollywood Actor Kunal Kapoor is the niece of Big B. Kunal married to Amitabh Bachchan’s younger brother Ajitabh Bachchan’s daughter Naina Bachchan.

19Wanted To Join Air Force

When he was young, he wanted to become an engineer and was eager to join the Indian Air Force.

18Air Indian Radio Rejected His Voice

Before joining Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan is pursuing a part-time job. That time someone suggested him to try to become a radio presenter. Then Bachchan went to Air Indian Radio and give an audition but he didn’t get the job.

17Father Double Marriage

His father Harivansh Rai Srivastava married two times, Shyama (1926–1936) and Teji Srivastava (1941–2003).

16After Debut 12 Films Flopped

Big B made his acting debut in 1969’s film ‘Saat Hindustani’ and played the Anwar Ali character in that film. After that, Big B starrer almost 12 films flopped and only two films were hit: Anand (1971) and Bombay to Goa (1972).

15Breakthrough Film

In 1973, Bachchan played the role of Inspector Vijay in Zanjeer. That film worked as a Breakthrough film of his career.

14As a Voice Narrator

Before his acting debut, he made his film debut as a voice narrator in the National Award winning film- “Bhuvan Shome (1969)” which was directed by Mrinal Sen.

13Playback Singer & Voice-Over

He has sung many songs as a playback singer and give voice-over to many movies like Lagaan (2001), Ra. One (2011), Kahaani (2012) Krrish 3 (2013), Mahabharat (2013), The Ghazi Attack (2017) etc.

12Huge Injury

On 26 July 1982, while filming Coolie, Bachchan suffered a bad injury during filming a fight scene. The film was the top-grossing film of that year with a box office success. But after that incident, Amitabh started feeling Muscle Weakness. That illness made him feel weak both mentally and physically and he decided to left acting career.

11Political Career

In 1984, Bachchan took a break from acting and briefly entered politics in support of a long-time family friend, Rajiv Gandhi.

10Producer Debut

In 1996, Amitabh launched a production house name Amitabh Bachchan Corporation. He made his debut as a producer with a Telugu film ‘Gulabi (1996)’ and Hindi film ‘Tere Mere Sapne (1996)’. Both films did well at the box office.

9Critical Situation

Amitabh’s production house Amitabh Bachchan Corporation (ABCL)” lost millions after sponsoring the 1996 Miss World beauty pageant, Bangalore. Bachchan had to sell two flats and had mortgaged his bungalow to pay the loan of a bank.

8Comeback With KBC

In 2000, Bachchan hosted the first season of the reality game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC)’. The show was well received by audiences. In an interview with Subhash K. Jha, The actor stated he had no work, no money and no one want to cast him. After the hit of the KBC, Amitabh started getting many films offers from makers. KBC helped him to regain his fame and assets back.

7First National Award

Amitabh won his first national award for best actor for the very important role as a mafia don in 1990’s film “Agneepath”.

6Blogger

Did you know Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is also like to write blogs? He completed ten years of writing a blog on 16 April 2018. Amitabh Bachchan started writing a blog in the year 2008.

5Ambidextrous

The multi-talented star can write equally well with both his hands.

4Appeared 200 Films

The actor appeared in more than 200 films including Hindi, South and English films.

3Abhishek Bachchan’s Dyslexia

His son Abhishek Bachchan suffered from Dyslexia while he was a child, it’s a learning disability problem. [More About Abhishek Bachchan]

2Wax Statue

In June 2000, Amitabh was the first living Indian and Asian actor to get a wax statue at London’s Madame Tussauds.

1Honored Award

The Government of India honored him with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 for his contributions to the Hindi Cinema.


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