|QUICK INFO:||Age: 79 Years||Caste: |
|Height: 6′ 2″|
Amitabh Bachchan is a notable Indian actor, playback artist, and TV host who is recognized as the ‘Shahenshah’ of the Bollywood entertainment world since the 1970s. He confronted bunches of difficulties during his acting vocation from physical to monetary what broke him profoundly, yet because of his diligent effort and assurance, he currently has turned into a Bollywood megastar. His job in Zanjeer, Deewaar, and Sholay made him an activity famous actor.
Amitabh Bachchan additionally held a seat in the Indian Parliament during the 1980s. Past the Indian subcontinent, Amitabh Bachchan additionally has a huge abroad continuing in business sectors including the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Russia, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, and portions of the United States.
Let’s take a look at his Biography.
Amitabh Bachchan: Biography
|Birth Name||Inquilaab Srivastava|
|Other/Full Name||Amitabh Harivansh Rai Shrivastava|
|Nick Name||• Munna|
• Big B
• Angry Young Man
• AB Sr
• Shahenshah of Bollywood
|Debut||• Bollywood Film- Saat Hindustani (1969)|
• Hollywood Film- The Great Gatsby (2013)
• As A Producer- Tere Mere Sapne (1996)
• Television- Kaun Banega Crorepati – KBC (2000)
|Age (as in 2022)||80 Years|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Libra|
|Birth Place||Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (now Uttar Pradesh, India)|
|Date of Birth||11 October 1942|
|Residence||Jalsa, B/2, Kapol Housing Society, VL Mehta Road, Juhu, Mumbai – 400049, Maharashtra, India|
|Home Town||Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Hobbies||Singing, Blogging, Reading|
|Mother’s Name||• Teji Bachchan|
• Shyamla (Step-mother)
|Father’s Name||Harivansh Rai Bachchan (Hindi Poet)|
|Brother||Ajitabh Bachchan (Younger, Businessman)|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||• Parveen Babi (Indian Actress)|
• Rekha (Indian Actress)
• Jaya Bhaduri (Indian Politician & Former Indian Actress)
|Wife/Spouse||Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan|
|Marriage Date||3rd June 1973|
|Children||• Abhishek Bachchan (Actor)|
• Shweta Bachchan Nanda
|School||Jnana Pramodhini, Boys High School, Allahabad|
|College/University||• Sherwood College, Nainital, India|
• Government College Sector- 11, Chandigarh (attended for only 25 days)
• Kirori Mal College, New Delhi, India
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Science|
|Profession||Actor, TV Host, Former Politician|
|Brands Endorsed||• Cadbury|
• Parker Pen
• Gujarat Tourism
• Dabur Chyawanprash
• Kalyan Jewellers
• Navratna Oil
|Career Manager||Not Known|
|Height (Approx.)||In centimeters- 188 cm|
In meters- 1.88 m
In Feet Inches- 6’ 2”
|Weight (Approx.)||In Kilograms- 91 kg|
In Pounds- 200 lbs
|Chest Size||40 inches|
|Biceps Size||12 inches|
|Waist Size||34 inches|
|Extra Ordinary Features|
|Hair Color||Salt & Pepper|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||8 US|
|Cars Collection||• Bentley Arnage R|
• Bentley Continental GT
• 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
|Favourite Food||Bhindi Sabzi, Jalebi, Kheer, Gulab Jamun|
|Favourite Actors||Dilip Kumar|
|Favourite Actress||Waheeda Rehman|
|Favourite Sport||Cricket, Lawn Tennis|
|Favourite Comedian||Mehmood Ali|
|Favourite Film||Bollywood- Kagaz Ke Phool, Ganga Jamuna, Pyasa|
Hollywood- Gone With The Wind, Godfather, Black, Scarface
|Favourite Singer||Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar|
|Favourite Tennis Player||Novak Djokovic|
|Football Holiday Destination||London, Switzerland, Saint Petersburg|
Amitabh Bachchan: Early Life & Family
Amitabh was born in a Kayastha Hindu family on 11 October 1942 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. His real name is Amitabh Harivansh Rai Shrivastava. He was born to a Hindu father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, and Sikh mother, Teji Bachchan. Shyama is his step-mother. Initially, Amitabh was named Inquilaab, inspired by an Urdu phrase Inquilab Zindabad but his father changed his name to Amitabh on the suggestion given by his father’s fellow poet Sumitranandan Pant. His surname was Shrivastava, but his father replaced it with the pen name Bachchan. He has a younger brother Ajitabh Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan completed his schooling from Jnana Pramodhini, Boys High School, Allahabad, and graduation (B.Sc.) from Kirori Mal College, New Delhi, India. Initially, he wanted to become an engineer and was keen to join the Indian Air Force. During his college days, he was a good athlete and won the 100, 200, and 400-meter races. At the Sherwood in Nainital, he also won a Boxing Championship. After completing his studies, he started working with Shaw Wallace. He later started working as a freight broker for the shipping firm Bird and Co.
In 1969, after being urged by his mother, Amitabh debuted in Hindi cinema as a voice narrator in director Mrinal Sen’s project ‘Bhuvan Shome.’ The movie, starring famous actor Utpal Dutt, won the prestigious ‘National Award.’ Later, he made his first break as an actor in the Bollywood film Saat Hindustani in which he played the role of Anwar Ali.
Amitabh Bachchan: Career
In 1971, he played a supporting role in Rajesh Khanna starer ‘Anand.’ His portrayal of a pessimistic doctor was critically acclaimed. He went on to act in movies like ‘Reshma Aur Shera’ and ‘Parwana.’ He also played a cameo in Jaya Bhaduri starer ‘Guddi.’ S. Ramanathan’s film ‘Bombay to Goa,’ which released in 1972, Bachchan played a comic role. In 1973, the action crime film ‘Zanjeer,’ directed by Prakash Mehra, was released. In the movie, he played ‘Inspector Vijay Khanna,’ the protagonist’s role. He was paired opposite Jaya Bhaduri and was well-supported by Pran. The movie was a big hit and established Amitabh as Bollywood’s ‘angry young man.’
His portrayal of ‘Vikram’ in ‘Namak Haraam,’ which was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, won him many accolades. During the next two years, the brilliant actor starred in box-office hits like ‘Majboor,’ which was inspired by the Hollywood movie ‘Zig Zag.’ He also did movies like ‘Chupke Chupke,’ ‘Mili,’ and ‘Faraar.’ By acting in movies of different genres, he established himself in the Indian film industry.
The year 1975 proved to be an important one in his career as two of his cult movies, namely ‘Deewaar’ and ‘Sholay’ released that year. ‘Deewaar’ co-starred Shashi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, and Nirupa Roy, while ‘Sholay’ had an ensemble cast of Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, and Jaya Bachchan. ‘Sholay’ was a huge box office success and earned INR 350 million. In 1976, he acted in Yash Chopra’s movie ‘Kabhi Kabhie,’ where he played a romantic role. In the movie, his character falls in love with a woman who eventually marries another man. This love-triangle also starred Rakhee and Shashi Kapoor, both popular actors at the time.
The following year, his portrayal of ‘Anthony Gonsalves’ in ‘Amar Akbar Anthony,’ alongside Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna, was appreciated by many. ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ became one of the highest-grossing movies.
Bachchan’s voice, which is considered to be his most important asset, caught the attention of the popular Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Ray cast him as a narrator in his movie ‘Shatranj Ke Khilari,’ which released in 1977.
During the next few years, he played lead roles in successful movies, including ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar,’ ‘Trishul,’ ‘Kasme Vaade,’ and ‘Don.’ ‘Don’ and ‘Kasme Vaade’ saw him playing double roles. ‘Don’ went on to become one of the most successful movies in his career. He also acted in ‘Suhaag,’ ‘Kaala Patthar,’ ‘Mr. Natwarlal,’ and ‘The Great Gambler.’
During 1980-82, Amitabh delivered impressive performances in films like ‘Dostana,’ ‘Silsila,’ ‘Lawaaris,’ ‘Desh Premee,’ ‘Naseeb,’ and ‘Satte Pe Satta.’ On July 26, 1982, while filming an action sequence for ‘Coolie,’ Bachchan got badly hurt and lost a lot of blood after rupturing a spleen in the abdomen. After taking a break, he shot the rest of the film, which released the following year. ‘Coolie’ was well-received by the audience and became one of the most popular movies at the time. In 1983, he started suffering from Myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune neuromuscular disease, which hampered his work as an actor. During this time, he took a break from acting and dabbled in politics.
In 1984, the actor ventured into politics and supported former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. He won the eighth ‘Lok Sabha’ elections from the Allahabad constituency but retired from politics three years later. Amitabh returned to movies with the leading role in ‘Shahenshah’ in 1988. The movie was a hit. However, he followed it up with a string of box-office duds, such as ‘Toofan,’ ‘Jaadugar,’ and ‘Main Azaad Hoon.’
From 1990 to 1992, he acted in movies like ‘Agneepath,’ ‘Khuda Gawah,’ and ‘Hum.’ Thereafter, he once again took a break from acting. He became a producer by launching his company, ‘Amitabh Bachchan Corporation, Ltd’ (ABCL). The company produced a few box-office failures, including Arshad Warsi and Simran-starer ‘Tere Mere Sapne.’ Subsequently, the company suffered heavy losses.
The period between 2000 and 2005 saw Bachchan’s comeback as an actor as he played prominent roles in blockbuster movies like ‘Mohabbatein,’ ‘Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love,’ ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…,’ ‘Baghban,’ ‘Khakee,’ ‘Bunty Aur Babli,’ and ‘Black.’ ‘Black’ depicted the complex relationship between a deaf-mute-blind girl and her teacher, portrayed by Amitabh.
During the same period, the gifted actor presented a TV show called ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ (KBC), which became one of the most-viewed television shows in India. The show was adapted from the English game show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?,’ hosted by TV broadcaster Chris Tarrant. In 2005, he lent his voice to the Academy Award-winning French documentary ‘March of the Penguins,’ which was directed by Luc Jacquet.
In the next few years, he acted in movies like ‘Sarkar,’ ‘Baabul,’ ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna,’ ‘Nishabd,’ ‘Cheeni Kum,’ and ‘Shootout at Lokhandwala.’ ‘Sarkar’ was loosely based on Mario Puzo’s bestselling novel, ‘The Godfather.’ In 2007, the celebrated actor has cast in director Rituparno Ghosh’s English language movie ‘The Last Lear.’ The movie and his performance were critically acclaimed at the ‘Toronto International Film Festival.’
The popular actor was cast alongside Johnny Depp in Mira Nair’s ‘Shantaram.’ However, the movie has not seen the light of day yet. In 2008, he appeared in ‘Bhoothnath,’ portraying the role of a ghost. He was also cast in ‘Sarkar Raj,’ a sequel to ‘Sarkar.’ The following year, he presented ‘Bigg Boss,’ a national television reality show. He also starred in a successful movie titled ‘Paa,’ where he played the role of a 12-year-old kid suffering from a rare degenerative disorder called progeria. In 2010, he starred in his first Malayalam movie ‘Kandahar,’ alongside famous actor Mohanlal.
In 2013, he portrayed the character of ‘Meyer Wolfsheim’ in the Hollywood movie ‘The Great Gatsby’ where he appeared alongside Toby Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio. The next year, he acted in a Hindi TV series titled ‘Yudh,’ essaying the character of a businessman. Throughout his career, this actor has lent his voice to movies like ‘Balika Badhu,’ ‘Lagaan,’ ‘Parineeta,’ ‘Jodhaa Akbar,’ ‘Kahaani,’ and ‘Krrish 3.’ In 2018, he was cast to play an important role in a film titled ‘Jhund.’ The following year, he was cast to play ‘Amrish Malhotra’ in a family comedy-drama film titled ‘Gulabo Sitabo.’
|1971||Filmfare Award for best support Actor in Anand|
|1976||Filmfare Award for the Best Actor in ‘Kabhi Kabhi’|
|1984||Awarded with the Padma Shri by the Government of India|
|1990||Best Actor for Agneepath|
|1991||Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award|
|1994||Yash Bharti Award|
|1999||Greatest Star of stage or screen|
|2001||Actor of the Century award in Egypt|
Awarded with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India
|2005||Best actor for Black|
Deenanath Mangeshkar Award
|2009||Best Actor for Paa|
|2010||Lifetime Achievement Award|
|2012||Named “Hottest Vegetarian” by PETA India|
|2013||President of India “Medallion of Honour”|
|2015||Best Actor for Piku|
Awarded with the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India
|2019||Dadasaheb Phalke Award|
Amitabh Bachchan: Controversies
- His name appeared in the Bofors scandal in which he was later declared not guilty.
- He was indicted for submitting false documents to prove that he is a farmer.
- Stardust imposed a 15-years ban on him during his peak acting years. According to his blog, he brought the idea of a National Emergency and a ban on Media. So, media took that otherwise and banned Amitabh Bachchan: means no interviews, no mention or pictures, etc.
- In 1996, he had to face a legal battle for organizing the Miss World competition inappropriately.
- In 2007, a Faizabad court ruled that Amitabh Bachchan was anything but a farmer – a secret most of India would have guessed but one that has landed the superstar in trouble over two messy land deals. According to the court, the actor had got himself certified a farmer by forgery; so that he could hold on to a 24-acre plot he had bought near Lonavla in Pune in the mid-1990s. Since Maharashtra laws allow only a farmer to buy agricultural land, the actor showed the Pune district authorities a certificate from the then Barabanki district magistrate, Ramashankar Sahu, saying Amitabh was a farmer because he owned farmland in the district. The court ruled that the 1993 Barabanki land transfer in Amitabh’s name was illegal.
Amitabh Bachchan: Networth
|Net Worth (2022)||$400 Million|
|Net Worth In Indian Rupees||2950 Crore INR|
|Monthly Income And Salary||5 Crore +|
|Yearly Income||60 Crore +|
- Does Amitabh Bachchan drink alcohol?: No (quit drinking in the early 1980s)
- Does he smoke?: No (quit smoking in the early 1980s)
- His mother, Teji Bachchan, was a Sikh and hailed from Lyallpur (now, in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan).
- In 1983, his left hand was burnt during Diwali.
- Amitabh, known for his Baritone voice, was once rejected by All India Radio.
- Before the success of ‘Zanjeer,’ he was a part of 12 consecutive flop films.
- Amitabh shared a close bond with the late actor Mehmood Ali who used to call him Danger Diabolic.
- Reportedly, he was paid Rs. 1 lakh for his role as Jai in the iconic Indian film- Sholay (1975).
- In 2017, during one of the episodes of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ (KBC), he spoke about his tryst with Hepatitis B. He said that he had lost 75% of his liver due to late diagnosis of the disease, which he contracted through a blood transfusion after the Coolie accident. He also said that he was infected with Tuberculosis (TB) on the set of KBC in 2000. However, after proper treatment, he is now free from Tuberculosis (TB). Amitabh was also appointed the UNICEF ambassador of the hepatitis B awareness campaign.
- After the box-office failure of his film- Insaniyat (1994), he didn’t appear in any film for 5 years.
- In June 2000, he became the First living Asian whose statue was modeled at London’s Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
- He can write evenly well with both of his hands.
- In 2017, All Bengal Amitabh Bachchan Fans’ Association unveiled the life-size statue of Mr. Bachchan in Tiljala, a neighborhood of South Kolkata. Crafted by Subrata Bose, the statue has given Bachchan’s ‘Sarkar’ avatar.
- In April 2020, he shared a throwback picture on his social media account, reminiscing his first photo-shoot for a film magazine – ‘Star & Style.
- On 11 July 2020, he was tested positive for COVID-19 and had been admitted to the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai. The actor announced the news on his Twitter handle.
Amitabh Bachchan: Social Media Handle
- Tu Khud Ki Khoj Me Nikal ft. Amitabh Bachchan | Tu Chal |
- क्या Abhishek लेते हैं Amitabh जी से सलाह? | The Kapil Sharma Show
- CLOSE YOUR EYES AND LISTEN THIS ! Motivational poem
- Amitabh Bachchan And Rekha 31 Shocking CONTROVERSIES |
Here I have tried to share everything about Amitabh Bachchan like his biography, net worth, career, family details, age, place of birth, education and more.
This post might be missing something. If you think anything is missing about Amitabh Bachchan’s Biography let me know in the comment section.
* Credits for all information and images go to their rightful owners. I don’t own anything.
Also check Biographies&Networth of :
Frequently Asked Questions:
Amitabh Bachchan has been named the hottest vegetarian celebrity three times in the past by PETA. He is known for being active and fit even at this age and people often ask him the secret of his high energy levels.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, actor Amitabh Bachchan, industrialist Ratan Tata etc. are all left-handed.
Amitabh Bachchan Salary in KBC Season 13
The actor charges around 3.5 crores per episode for the show. The salary for the actor goes around Rs. 350 crores for every season.
Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan says he does not belong to any religion. On the Gandhi Jayanti special episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati, host Big B will be seen sharing an anecdote with the sociologist Bindeshwar Pathak. “My surname 'Bachchan' does not belong to any religion as my father was against it.
Shweta Bachchan Nanda is an Indian columnist, author, and former model. She has been a columnist for Daily News and Analysis and Vogue India, and is the author of the bestselling novel Paradise Towers. She has worked as a model for television advertisement, and in 2018 launched her own fashion label, MXS.