About Amitabh Bachchan

Birth Name: Amitabh Harivansh Srivastav

He is known as the Angry Young Man who defined his career and epitomized the moral heart of the Indian nation.

Much as Amitabh is still celebrated for his wide-ranging performances as romantic hero, dramatic lead, comedian and now elder statesman. Undoubtedly it can be said that Amitabh still rules the Bollywood industry.

Date of Birth: 11 October 1942

Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Biography:

Born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, Amitabh Bachchan hails from a Hindu-Sikh family. His father, Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan was a well-known Hindi poet, while his mother, Teji Bachchan was a Sikh-Punjabi from Faisalabad.

He completed his education from Uttar Pradesh and moved to Bombay to find work as a film star.

He was successful in being cast in Saat Hindustani. Though the film didn't fare well at the box office, Bachchan won his first National Film Award for Best Newcomer.

He got his break in Bollywood after a letter of introduction from the then Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi, as he was a friend of her son Rajiv Gandhi.

This is how Amitabh made an entry in Bollywood, starting with Zanjeer, co-starred with his future wife-to-be Jaya Bhaduri, and since then there has been no looking back.

After a four year break, he was back in the unsuccessful Mrityudaata (1997), a comeback which the actor wanted to forget. Critics written him off but his career was saved with Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998).

But four flops in 1999 and incurring debt of over 90 Crores rupees of his sinking company ABCL saw him at an all-time low. To make matters worse, after the defeat of the Congress party, Amitabh lost considerable political support, the opposition made him a target, and his credit rating deteriorated to such an extent that a leading nationalized bank, Canara Bank, sued him for outstanding loans.

He did bounce back, presenting the Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire called "Kaun Banega Crorepati?" (2000). After a series of hits with Mohabbatein (2000), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) and Baghban (2003) and his most recent Khakee (2004), a 60 plus Bachchan is showing no signs of slowing down and proving the critics wrong once again.

In November 2005, Amitabh Bachchan was admitted to Lilavati Hospital's ICU to undergo surgery for diverticulitis of the small intestine.

Currently he is all set with Prakash Jha's film Aarakshan which is due for release.

Personal Life:

For a better part of his career as a leading man, Amitabh Bachchan could not avoid the unwanted focus that the media trained on his relationships. Of the three lead actresses who figure right at the top of his list of most regular co-stars - Rekha, Parveen Babi and Jaya Bhaduri - his name was romantically linked to two. The Amitabh and Jaya marriage was the culmination of a longish courtship. The rumours of an extra-marital affair swirled around Amitabh until the early 1980s, when Yash Chopra pulled off a major casting coup in Silsila.

His loyalties towards Jaya didn't bend after his accident on the set of the film Coolie. Their family shares a strong bond now. .

He married Jaya Bhaduri, an actress in her own rights, he has two kids, Shweta and Abhishek. Shweta has been married, lives a non-filmy life and has a child. Abhishek is married to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Personal Life:

On 2 June 2007 a Faizabad court ruled that he had legally acquired agricultural land designated specifically for landless Dalit farmers. After receiving a positive verdict, Amitabh Bachchan intimated to Maharashtra government that he did not wish to surrender his land in Maval tehsil of Pune district.

In January 2008 at political rallies, Raj Thackeray, the chief of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, targeted Amitabh Bachchan, asserting that the actor was "more inclined" towards his native state than Maharashtra. On 23 March 2008, more than a month and half after Raj's remarks, Amitabh finally spoke out in an interview to a local tabloid saying, "Random charges are random; they do not deserve the kind of attention you wish me to give."

Box Office Collection:

Paa: Rs 39 Crores (Total Gross Collection)

Bbuddah...Hoga Terra Baap: Rs 10 crores (Total Gross Collection)

Fashion:

The man who redefined the 'white beard' in the industry has most definitely a style that speaks for itself. After the success of Kaun Banega Crorepati, Amitabh Bachchan' s style achieved prominence. The Black and Blue suits he created a style statement. For there on, he bagged many roles and portrayed many different looks.

During his initial days of his career, style wasn't as defined as it is now. But he still made style statement with long bell bottom trousers and loud colored shirts. His white beard added a charm to his personality making him look "larger than life". Bachchan's style truly speaks about his individuality.

Filmography:

As An Actor

    Housefull 2 (June 1, 2012) (Under Production) English Vinglish (2012) (Under Production) ... Cameo Mr. Bhatti On Chutti (August 26, 2011) (Completed) ... Special Appearance Aarakshan (August 12, 2011) (Under Production) ... Dr. Prabhakar Anand Bbuddah...Hoga Terra Baap (July 1, 2011) (Released) ... Vijju Time Machine (2011) (To Go On Floor) Pocket Maar (2011) (To Go On Floor) Buddha (2011) (To Go On Floor) Aankhen 2 (2011) (Stuck/On Hold) Buddham Sharanam Gachhami (2011) (Under Production) Johnny Mastana (2011) (Under Production) Kandahar (2011) (Under Production) ... Major Mahadevan Johny Walker (2011) (Stuck/On Hold) Power (2011) (Under Production) Bhairavi (2011) (Stuck/On Hold) Zamaanat (2011) (Stuck/On Hold) Taalismaan (2011) (To Go On Floor) Kamagata Maru (2011) (Stuck/On Hold) ... Gurdit Singh (Approached) Chenab Gandhi (2011) (Under Production) Struggler (2011) (Post-Production) ... As Himself 64 Squares (2011) (Stuck/On Hold) Teen Patti (February 26, 2010) (Released) ... Prof. Venkat Subramaniam Rann (January 29, 2010) (Released) ... Vijay Harshvardhan Malik Paa (December 4, 2009) (Released) ... Auro Aladin (October 30, 2009) (Released) ... Genius, The Genie Delhi-6 (February 20, 2009) (Released) ... Roshan Mehra (Grand Father) The Last Lear (September 12, 2008) (Released) ... Harish Mishra God Tussi Great Ho (August 15, 2008) (Released) ... God Sarkar Raj (June 6, 2008) (Released) ... Subhash Nagare 'Sarkar' Bhoothnath (May 9, 2008) (Released) ... Bhoothnath (Kailash Nath) Om Shanti Om (November 9, 2007) (Released) ... Himself (Special Appearance) Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag (August 31, 2007) (Released) ... Babban Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (June 15, 2007) (Released) ... Sutradhar Cheeni Kum (May 25, 2007) (Released) ... Buddhadev Gupta Shoot Out At Lokhandwala (May 25, 2007) (Released) ... Dingra Nishabd (March 2, 2007) (Released) ... Vijay Eklavya - The Royal Guard (February 16, 2007) (Released) ... Eklavya Gangotri (2007) (Released) Baabul (December 8, 2006) (Released) ... Balraj Kapoor Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (August 11, 2006) (Released) ... Samarjit Singh Talwar Aka Sam Darna Zaroori Hai (April 28, 2006) (Released) ... Professor Family - Ties Of Blood (January 12, 2006) (Released) ... Viren Sahi Ganga (2006) (Released) ... Thakur (Special Appearance) Amrithadhare (December 30, 2005) (Released) ... Himself Ek Ajnabee (December 9, 2005) (Released) ... Col. Suryaveer Singh Dil Jo Bhi Kahey (September 23, 2005) (Released) ... Shekhar Sinha Ramji Londonwaley (September 2, 2005) (Released) ... Himself (Special Appearance) Ram Balram Aur Ramkali (August 5, 2005) (Released) Marche De L'Empereur, La (July 22, 2005) (Released) ... Narrator Viruddh (July 22, 2005) (Released) ... Vidhyadhar Patwardhan Sarkar (July 1, 2005) (Released) ... Subhash Nagre (Sarkar) Paheli (June 24, 2005) (Released) ... Gadariya Parineeta (June 10, 2005) (Released) ... Narrator Bunty Aur Babli (May 27, 2005) (Released) ... Dashrath Singh Waqt - Race Against Time (April 22, 2005) (Released) ... Ishwarchandra Sharawat
    Black (February 4, 2005) (Released) ... Debraj Sahai Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo (December 24, 2004) (Released) ... Major General Amarjeet Singh Veer Zaara (November 12, 2004) (Released) ... Choudhary Sumer Singh(Special Appearance) Hum Kaun Hai (September 3, 2004) (Released) ... Major Frank John Williams/Frank James Williams Kyun! Ho Gaya Na (August 13, 2004) (Released) ... Raj Chauhan Deewaar (June 25, 2004) (Released) ... Maj. Ranvir Kaul Lakshya (June 18, 2004) (Released) ... Colonel Suneil Damle Dev (June 11, 2004) (Released) ... JCP. Dev Pratap Singh Insaaf - The Justice (March 5, 2004) (Released) ... Narrator Rudraksh (February 13, 2004) (Released) ... Narrator Aetbaar (January 23, 2004) (Released) ... Dr. Ranveer Malhotra Khakee (January 23, 2004) (Released) ... DCP Anant Kumar Shrivastav fun2ssh (December 19, 2003) (Released) ... Narrator Baghban (October 3, 2003) (Released) ... Raj Malhotra Boom (September 19, 2003) (Released) ... Bade Mia Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost (August 22, 2003) (Released) ... Narrator Armaan (May 16, 2003) (Released) ... Dr. Siddharth Sinha Khushi (February 7, 2003) (Released) ... Narrator Kaante (December 20, 2002) (Released) ... Yashvardhan Rampal 'Major' Agni Varsha (August 30, 2002) (Released) ... Indra (Special Appearance) Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin (May 31, 2002) (Released) ... Dr. Rastogi Aankhen (April 5, 2002) (Released) ... Vijay Singh Rajput Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (December 14, 2001) (Released) ... Yashovardhan Aks (July 13, 2001) (Released) ... Manu Verma Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India (June 15, 2001) (Released) ... Narrator Ek Rishtaa - The Bond Of Love (May 18, 2001) (Released) ... Vijay Kapoor Mohabbatein (October 27, 2000) (Released) ... Narayan Shankar Hello Brother (September 10, 1999) (Released) ... Voice Of God Kohram (August 13, 1999) (Released) ... Col. Balbir Singh Sodi, Aka Devraj Hathoda/Dada Bhai Hindustan Ki Kasam (July 23, 1999) (Released) ... Kabeera Biwi No. 1 (May 28, 1999) (Released) ... Himself (Guest Appearence) Sooryavansham (May 21, 1999) (Released) ... Dual Role (Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh & Heera Singh) Lal Baadshah (March 5, 1999) (Released) ... Lal 'Baadshah' Singh/Ranbhir Singh Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan (October 16, 1998) (Released) ... Dual Role (Arjun Singh & Bade Miyan) Major Saab (June 26, 1998) (Released) ... Maj. Jasbir Singh Rana Mrityudaata (April 25, 1997) (Released) ... Dr. Ram Prasad Ghayal Tere Mere Sapne (December 6, 1996) (Released) ... Narrator (Voice) (As Mr. Amitabh Bachchan) Ghatak (November 8, 1996) (Released) ... Friendly Appearance Professar Ki Padosan (July 22, 1994) (Released) ... Special Appearance Insaaniyat (March 11, 1994) (Released) ... Insp. Amar Zulm Ki Hukumat (July 17, 1992) (Released) ... Narrator Khuda Gawah (May 8, 1992) (Released) ... Baadshah Khan Akela (November 8, 1991) (Released) ... Insp. Vijay Verma House No.13 (August 16, 1991) (Released) Indra Jeet (August 8, 1991) (Released) ... Indrajeet Ajooba (April 12, 1991) (Released) ... Ajooba/Ali Hum (February 1, 1991) (Released) ... Tiger/Shekhar Ajooba Kudrat Ka (1991) (Released) Aaj Ka Arjun (August 10, 1990) (Released) ... Bheema Krodh (March 23, 1990) (Released) ... Spcieal Appearance Agneepath (February 16, 1990) (Released) ... Vijay Dinanath Chavan Main Azad Hoon (December 15, 1989) (Released) ... Azaad Jaadugar (August 25, 1989) (Released) ... Goga/Gogeshwar Toofan (August 11, 1989) (Released) ... Dual Role (Toofan & Shyam) Batwara (July 14, 1989) (Released) ... Narrator Ganga Jamuna Sarswati (December 29, 1988) (Released) ... Ganga Prasad Hero Hiralal (October 21, 1988) (Released) ... Himself Shahenshah (February 12, 1988) (Released) ... Vijay (Kumar) Shrivastav/Shahenshah Ek Hi Maqsad (1988) (Released) ... Himself (A Scene From A Movie) Soorma Bhopali (1988) (Released) ... Special Appearance Kaun Jeeta Kaun Haara (1987) (Released) ... Himself (Guest Appearance) Jalwa (1987) (Released) ... Special Appearance Dosti Dushmani (November 14, 1986) (Released) ... Himself (A Scene From The Movie Aakhri Raasta (June 6, 1986) (Released) ... Dual Role (David & Vijay) Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986) (Released) ... (Guest Appearance) Mard (November 8, 1985) (Released) ... Raju/Mard Giraftaar (September 13, 1985) (Released) ... Insp. Karan Kumar Khanna Ram Tere Kitne Naam (February 15, 1985) (Released) ... Himself (A Scene From The Movie Trishul) Ameer Admi Garib Admi (1985) (Released) ... Himself Sharaabi (May 18, 1984) (Released) ... Vicky Kapoor Inquilab (January 27, 1984) (Released) ... Amarnath Kanoon Kya Karega (1984) (Released) ... Narrator Pet Pyar Aur Paap (1984) (Released) ... Himself (Guest Appearance) Coolie (December 2, 1983) (Released) ... Iqbal A. Khan Pukar (November 18, 1983) (Released) ... Ramdas/Ronnie Mahaan (April 28, 1983) (Released) ... Triple Role (Amit/Rana Ranveer, Guru & Inspector Shankar) Andha Kanoon (April 8, 1983) (Released) ... Jan Nisar Akhtar Khan, Forest Officer (Guest Appearance) Nastik (February 18, 1983) (Released) ... Shankar/Bhola/Sheru Film Hi Film (1983) (Released) ... (Special Appearance) Shakti (October 1, 1982) (Released) ... Vijay Kumar Khud-Daar (July 30, 1982) (Released) ... Govind Srivastav/Chotu Ustad Namak Halal (April 30, 1982) (Released) ... Arjun Singh Desh Premee (April 23, 1982) (Released) ... Dual Role (Master Dinanath & Raju) Bemisaal (March 5, 1982) (Released) ... Dual Role (Dr. Sudhir Roy & Adheer Roy) Satte Pe Satta (January 22, 1982) (Released) ... Ravi Anand/Babu Kaalia (December 25, 1981) (Released) ... Kallu/Kaalia Yaraana (October 23, 1981) (Released) Silsila (August 14, 1981) (Released) ... Amit Malhotra Lawaaris (May 22, 1981) (Released) ... Heera Barsat Ki Ek Raat (February 20, 1981) (Released) ... ACP Abhijeet Rai Naseeb (January 5, 1981) (Released) ... Ravi Commander (1981) (Released) ... (Guest Appearance) Chashme Baddoor (1981) (Released) ... Speacial Appearance Shaan (December 12, 1980) (Released) ... Vijay Ram Balram (November 28, 1980) (Released) ... Insp. Balram Singh Dostana (October 17, 1980) (Released) ... Vijay Varma Do Aur Do Paanch (February 14, 1980) (Released) ... Vijay/Ram Naya Bakra (1980) (Released) ... Guest Suhaag (November 16, 1979) (Released) ... Amit Kapoor Ahsaas (October 26, 1979) (Released) ... Himself Guest Appearance Kala Patthar (August 24, 1979) (Released) ... Vijay Pal Singh Cinema Cinema (July 27, 1979) (Released) Mr Natwarlal (June 8, 1979) (Released) ... Natwarlal/Avtar Singh Manzil (May 14, 1979) (Released) ... Ajay Chandra Jurmana (May 11, 1979) (Released) ... Inder Saxena Golmaal (April 20, 1979) (Released) ... Speacial Appearance The Great Gambler (April 6, 1979) (Released) ... Dual Role (Vijay & Jai)
    Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (October 27, 1978) (Released) ... Sikandar Don (June 12, 1978) (Released) ... Dual Role (Don & Vijay) Trishul (May 4, 1978) (Released) ... Vijay Kumar Kasme Vaade (April 20, 1978) (Released) ... Dual Role (Amit & Shankar) Ganga Ki Saugandh (February 10, 1978) (Released) ... Jeeva Besharam (1978) (Released) ... Ram Kumar Chandra/Prince Chandrashekar Parvarish (October 23, 1977) (Released) ... Amit Khoon Pasina (January 21, 1977) (Released) ... Shiva/Tiger Imaan Dharam (January 14, 1977) (Released) ... Ahmed Raza Adalat (January 7, 1977) (Released) ... Dual Role (Dharma (Dharamchand) & Raju) Khatta Meetha (1977) (Released) ... Speacial Appearance Charandas (1977) (Released) ... Quwwali Singer (Special Appearance) Chala Murari Hero Banane (1977) (Released) ... Himself (Special Appearance) Alaap (1977) (Released) ... Alok Prasad Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) (Released) ... Anthony Gonzalves/Raju Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977) (Released) ... Narrator (Voice) Hera Pheri (October 3, 1976) (Released) ... Vijay/Inspector Hirachand Kabhie Kabhie (March 1, 1976) (Released) ... Amitabh Malhotra Do Anjane (1976) (Released) ... Amit Roy/Naresh Dutt Chhoti Si Baat (1976) (Released) ... Speacial Appearance Sholay (August 15, 1975) (Released) ... Jai (Jaidev) Zameer (March 21, 1975) (Released) ... Badal/Chimpoo Deewar (January 24, 1975) (Released) ... Vijay Verma Chupke Chupke (1975) (Released) ... Sukumar Sinha/Parimal Tripathi Mili (1975) (Released) ... Shekhar Dayal Faraar (1975) (Released) ... Rajesh 'Raj' Majboor (December 6, 1974) (Released) ... Ravi Khanna Benaam (October 18, 1974) (Released) ... Amit Srivastav Roti Kapada Aur Makan (October 18, 1974) (Released) ... Vijay Kasauti (August 9, 1974) (Released) ... Amitabh Sharma (Amit) Dost (April 12, 1974) (Released) ... Anand (Guest Appearance) (Uncredited) Kunwara Baap (1974) (Released) ... Augustine (Guest Appearance) (As Amitabh Bachhan) Namak Haram (November 23, 1973) (Released) ... Vikram (Vicky) Saudagar (October 26, 1973) (Released) ... Moti Abhimaan (July 27, 1973) (Released) ... Subir Kumar Gehri Chaal (July 26, 1973) (Released) ... Ratan Zanjeer (May 11, 1973) (Released) ... Insp. Vijay Khanna Bada Kabootar (1973) (Released) ... Guest Appearance Bandhey Hath (1973) (Released) ... Dual Role (Shamu & Deepak) Bombay To Goa (March 3, 1972) (Released) ... Ravi Kumar Garam Masala (1972) (Released) ... Robert Tailor (Uncredited) Bawarchi (1972) (Released) ... Narrator (Voice) Bansi Birju (1972) (Released) ... Birju Ek Nazar (1972) (Released) ... Manmohan Akash Tyagi Piya Ka Ghar (1972) (Released) ... Guest Appearance Sanjog (1972) (Released) ... Mohan Raste Ka Pattar (1972) (Released) ... Jai Shankar Rai Pyar Ki Kahani (April 30, 1971) (Released) ... Ram Chandra Guddi (January 1, 1971) (Released) ... Himself Reshma Aur Shera (1971) (Released) ... Chotu Bombay Talkies (1971) (Released) ... Mourner In Funeral (Uncredited) Anand (1971) (Released) ... Dr. Bhaskar K. Bannerjee/Babu Moshai Parwana (1971) (Released) ... Kumar Sen Saat Hindustani (1969) (Released) ... Anwar Ali Anwar
  1. Bhuvan Shome (1969) (Released) ... Commentator (Voice) (As Amitabh)

Awards:

Winner: Apsara Award for Special Honour For Films Of 2009 - Best Actor (2011)

Movie: Paa

Winner: Filmfare Award for 40 Years Of Greatness Award (2011)

Movie: Paa

Winner: Screen Award for Best Actor (2010)

Movie: Paa

Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Actor In A Leading Role - Male (2010)

Movie: Paa

Winner: IIFA Award for Performance In A Leading Role (Male) (2010)

Movie: Paa

Winner: Stardust Award for Best Actor (2009)

Movie: The Last Lear

Winner: IIFA Award for Best Actor (2006)

Movie: Black

Winner: Screen Award for Best Actor (2006)

Movie: Black

Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Actor (2005)

Movie: Black

Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Critics) (2005)

Movie: Black

Winner: Zee Cine Award for Best Actor (2005)

Movie: Black

Winner: Apsara Award for Best Actor (2005)

Movie: Black

Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Critics) (2001)

Movie: Aks

Winner: IIFA Award for Best Actor In Supporting Role (2001)

Movie: Mohabbatein

Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Actor In Supporting Role (2000)

Movie: Mohabbatein

Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Actor (1991)

Movie: Hum

Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Actor (1978)

Movie: Don

Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Actor (1977)

Movie: Amar Akbar Anthony

Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Actor In Supporting Role (1973)

Movie: Namak Haram

Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Actor In Supporting Role (1971)

Movie: Anand

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