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SALAAMNAMASTE!!!

 
 

Here we continue posting articles,pictures and discussions about this rocking Bachchans!! Everyone from Amitabh, Abhishek, Jaya, and Shweta!!!

Controversies,new films, family life, pictures, gossips...all about the Bachchans!

And when you are looking at the wonderful siggies and avis, please wait until all siggies or avis load before you post that the siggy/avi is messed up!

Links to our previous fan clubs. Just click on the one you wish to go to!Wink

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If u want to be a member please post in this topic asking to be included in the fan-list.Or, please contact us through PM(Private Message)

The following posts contain 'Updated Members List' of this club, biography of Big B, Abhishek, Jaya, Aishwarya, and avatars and signaures of the Bachchans which all members are free to use!!!

*~SO HAVE A BLAST WITH US~WITH THE BACHCHANS!!!~*

 

Welcome to the world of Bachchans!!!

Note:

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

This Fan Club is dedicated to the two male Bachchans-Amitabh and Abhishek.

Everyone is free to post articles, pictures and discussions on them but not on the new member of the Bachchan family Aishwarya.

Aishwarya has a fan club here in CFC dedicated to her by her fans and discussions on movies etc abt Ash wont be encouraged in this club.

Pictures of Ash and Abhi , or of their shaadi or their forthcoming projects together are invited. But Ash as an individual DOESNT count in this Fan Club.



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AMITABH BACHCHAN

Bachchan was born in the city of Allahabad, India on October 11, 1942. His father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a well-known poet of Urdu and Hindi. The original last name of the family is "Srivastava"; "Bachchan" was in fact a pen name used by his father. However, when Bachchan entered films he did so under his father's pen name. Now he is never known as anything but Amitabh Bachchan. His immediate family has also adopted the Bachchan surname. His mother is Teji Bachchan.

Bachchan attended Allahabad's Boys' High School, followed by Nainital's Sherwood College, where he gained a degree in art. He later went on to study at Kirori Mal College in Delhi University earning a degree in science. When he was in his twenties, Bachchan gave up a job as freight broker for the shipping firm, Bird and Co., based in Kolkata, to pursue a career in acting.

He is married to actress Jaya Bhaduri(now Bachchan). The couple have two children: daughter Shweta and son Abhishek. Abhishek Bachchan has also entered theBollywood film industry.

Bachchan is said to have met Jaya Bhaduri at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) at Pune, though there is no evidence to confirm that he was ever enrolled there as a student.

In 1984, Bachchan briefly entered politics in support of long-time family friend Rajiv Gandhi. He contested Allahabad's Parliament seat against H. N. Bahuguna, a well-known politician, and won by a large margin (68.2% of the vote).His political career, however, was short-lived: he resigned after only three years, not finishing his term. At the time of his resignation, it was rumoured that he might have been involved in the Bofors Scandal. Bachchan was not implicated in the case, and has since distanced himself from the Gandhi family. He denies that the two events were connected, commenting that he "should have never got into politics".

He has two grandchildren: Navya Naveli and Agastya Nanda.

In November 2005, Bachchan was admitted to India's Lilavati Hospital, in order to undergo surgery on his intestine. The procedure came after Bachchan complained of pain in his abdomen, and the issue is said to have been related to a 1983 injury. After the operation, Bachchan took several months off from work, unable to leave his home even to shoot the sequel to his recently-launched television program, Kaun Banega Crorepati 2. By April 2006 Bachchan had resumed shooting for most of his projects.

Trivia-

  • During the shooting of the film Coolie in 1982 Amitabh had got badly injured while filming a fight scene and was almost lying on his death bed for months. He finally recovered and resumed shooting for Coolie which when released became a huge hit at the box office.
  • He has not made a public appearance without his goatee since Mohabbatein, although in Khakee and Lakshya the goatee was reduced to a moustache; he grew it back as soon as the films finished post-production.
  • His parents initially planned to name him "Inquilaab", which means "Revolution".
  • He is ambidextrous, though on-screen he is most often seen using his left hand.
  • He once burned his hand badly while lighting a firecracker. For this reason, he kept the hand concealed throughout much of the filming of Sharaabi. Most viewers took this to be an artistic "statement".
  • Before entering the film industry, Bachchan applied for a job with All India Radio. He was turned down because of his unusual voice.
  • He learned sign language for his 2005 film, Black.
  • He has played a Dual role in many films such as Adalat, Bandhe Haath, Desh Premee, Satte Pe Satta, Aakhree Raasta, The Great Gambler, Toofan, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Sooryavansham, Don, and Lal Baadshah. He also played a triple role in Mahaan.
  • While filming the movie Aks, he did much of his own stunt work even though he was 58 years old at the time. During one fight scene, he jumped 30 feet down a waterfall.
  • The Walter Reade Theater of Lincoln Centerin New York hosted a special tribute to Bachchan, showing many of his popular films. The tribute also included "An Evening with Amitabh Bachchan", a live appearance by Bachchan hosted at the Lincoln Center's Alice Trully Hall. Tickets were priced at $60.00 per seat and the event sold out days in advance.

QUOTES-

"Aisa to Aadmi Life mein Doich time bhaagta hai. Olympic ka race ho, yaa Police ka case ho. Tum kisliye bhaagta hai bhai?" -Amar Akbar Anthony

"Yeh koylei ki khaan ek azgar hai seth sahaab, jo roz , unginath logon ko nigalkar, usei peeskar, jissm se khoon ka ek-ek katra choosk ar, ek lash ke roop mein ugall deta hai." -Kaala Paththar

"Govardhan seth, Samundar mein tairne waale- kouon aur taalabon mein dubki nahin lagaya karte hain." -Sharabi

"Sahi baat sahi waqt pe kiya jaye to uska maza hi kuch aur hai, Aur main sahi waqt ka intezaar karta hoon." -Trishul

"Jisne pachchees saal se apni Maa ko thoda thoda marte dekha ho, use maut se kya dar." -Trishul

"Jigar ka dard upar se kahin maloom hota hai (?), Jigar ka dard upar se nahin maloom hota hai." -Sharabi

"Muchain hon to Nathulal jaise hon, warna na hon." -Sharabi

"Govardhan seth, Samundar mein tairne waale- kuon aur taalabon mein dubki nahin lagaya karte hain." -Sharabi

"Sapne bhi samundar ki lahron ki tarah, haqeeqat ki chattanon se takra kar toot jaate hain." -Deewar

"Hum jaha pe khade ho jaate hein, line wahi se shuru hoti hai." -Kaaliya

"Rishte me to hum tumhare baap hote hain, naam hai Shahenshah." -Shahenshah

"Bachpan se hai sar par Allah ka haath, aur Allahrakha hai mere saath; Baazu par hai saathsochiyaasi ka billa, bees number ka beedi peetha hu, kaam karta hu coolie ka aur naam hai Iqbal." -Coolie

"Aaap ne jail ki deewaron aur zanjeeron ka loha dekha hai jailer sahab, Kaaliya ki himmat ka faulaad nahi dekha." -Kaaliya

"Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahin, naamumkin hai." -Don

"Agar apni maa ka doodh piya hai to saamne aa." -Laawaris

"Tumhara naam kya hai, Basanti?" -Sholay

"Daaru peene se liver kharab ho jaatha hai." -Satte pe Satta

"Eh Caancha, saala bandook bhi dikhata hai aur peeche bhi hattha hai?" -Agneepath

"Lekin woh aayee kyon nahin?" -Naseeb

"Mukhtaar Singh ka naam suna hai?" - Kaalia

"Mai aur meri tanhaai - aksar ye baatein karte hai...." -Silsila

"Mai jo bhi hoon, is wakt tumhare maalik ka maalik hoon bete." -Shakti

"Pain is my destiny and I can't avoid it." -Kaala Patthar

"Mai feke hue paise ko nahi uthatha." -Deewar

"Jo mard hota hai, use dard nahi hota." -Mard

"Ye telephone bhi ajeeb cheez hai- aadmi sochta kuch hai, boltha kuch hai, aur karta kuch hai." -Agneepath

"Zindagi ka tambu teen bambuo pe khada hai." -Sharaabi

"Sooryavansh ek aag hai jisme doston ke liye jitni joyti hai, dushmanon ke liye utni hi juala. Bhoon dalo is kambaqt ko." -Sooryavansham

Likes & Dislikes-

Sun Sign: Libra

Pet Name: Amit

Plus Point: (modestly) I have none

Minus Point: Several. My face, My height

Strength: The love of my fans and affection of my parents

My biggest fear: Not living up to the expectations of people and my fans

Languages known: Hindi, English and a bit of Punjabi Hindi

Weakness: My family

Favourite Perfume: It keeps changing. I use whatever is find on the dressing table

Favourite Holiday Spot: Haven't had a holiday for a long time. I'd prefer where nobody will recognise me

Favourite Food: Indian vegetarian food

Favourite Websites: Don't surf too much. I just use yahoo for e-mails

Philosophy of life: If things happen as you wish it's good, if they do not it's better

Something about yourself that you would like to change: I don't think I would like to change anything

Dream Role: Every actor wants to look for something new in their horizon. When it comes true it becomes a dream role

Favourite film: Ganga Jamuna and Pyaasa

Best compliment paid by a woman: It doesn't come very often

Turn on in a woman: It's too personal!

Turn off in a woman: That's also too personal!

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FILMOGRAPHY-BIG B

Acting Filmography
Khooni Kiss (2008) Satish Mane
Shantaram (2008) Kader Bhai
The Last Lear (2007) [50]
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom2007) ( Satheeshji Mane
Ram Gopal Varma Ke Sholay (2007) Gabbar Singh
Sarkar 2 (2007) Subhas Nagre/"Sarkar"
Nishabd (2007) Vijay
Cheeni Kum (2007)
Exclusion (2007)
Bhoothnath (2007)
God Tussi Great Ho2007) (
Shootout at Lokhandwala2007) (
Eklavya: The Royal Guard2007) ( Eklavya
Struggler (2007)
Zamaanat (2006) Shiv Shankar
Baabul (2006) Balraj Kapoor
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna2006) ( Samarjit Singh Talwar (aka. Sexy Sam)
Darna Zaroori Hai (2006) Professor
Family - Ties of Blood2006) ( Viren Sahi
Amruthadhaare (Kannada) (2005) Amitabh Bachchan
Ek Ajnabee (2005) Suryaveer Singh
Dil Jo Bhi Kahey... (2005) Shekhar Sinha
Viruddh... Family Comes First (2005) Vidhyadar Ramkrishna Patwardhan
Parineeta (2005) Narrator
Sarkar (2005) Subhash Nagre/"Sarkar"
Paheli (2005) The Shepherd
Ramji Londonwaley2005) ( Amitabh Bachchan as himself
Bunty Aur Babli (2005) D.C.P. Dashrath Singh
Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005) Ishwarchand Thakur
Black (2005) Debraj Sahai
Khakee (2004) D.C.P. Anant Kumar Shrivastav
Aetbaar (2004) Dr. Ranveer Malhotra
Rudraksh (2004) Narrator
Insaaf: The Justice (2004) Narrator
Deewaar (2004) Maj. Ranvir Kaul
Dev (2004) D.C.P. Dev Pratap Singh
Lakshya (2004) Col. Sunil Damle
Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na2004) ( Raj Chauhan
Hum Kaun Hai? (2004) Dual role (Major Frank John Williams & Frank James Williams)
Veer-Zaara (2004) Chaudhary Sumer Singh
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo (2004) Major General Amarjeet Singh
Fun2shh (2003) Narrator
Baghban (2003) Raj Malhotra
Boom (2003) Bade Mia
Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost (2003) Narrator
Armaan (2003) Dr Siddharth Sinha
Khushi (2003) Narrator
Kaante (2002) Yashvardhan Rampal/"Major"
Agnivarsha (2002) Indra (God)
Hum Kisise Kum Nahi2002) ( Dr Rastogi
Aankhen (2002) Vijay Singh Rajput
Lagaan (2001) Narrator
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) Yashvordhan "Yash" Raichand
Aks (2001) Inspector Manu Verma/Raghvan
Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love (2001) Vijay Kapoor
Mohabbatein (2000) Narayan Shankar
Kohram (1999) Colonel Balbir Singh Sodi, also known as Devraj Hathoda/Dada Bhai
Hindustan Ki Kasam1999) ( Kabeera
Hello Brother (1999) Voice of God
Sooryavansham (1999) Dual role (Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh & Heera Singh)
Lal Baadshah (1999) Dual role (Lal "Baadshah" Singh & Ranbhir Singh)
Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan1998) ( Dual role (Inspector Arjun Singh & Bade Miyan)
Major Saab (1998) Major Jasbir Singh Rana
Mrityudata (1997) Dr Ram Prasad Ghayal
Tere Mere Sapne (1996) Narrator
Insaniyat (1994) Inspector Amar
Khuda Gawah (1992) Baadshah Khan
Indrajeet (1991) Indrajeet
Hum (1991) Tiger/Shekhar
Akayla (1991) Inspector Vijay Verma
Ajooba (1991) Ajooba/Ali
Krodh (1990) Guest appearance as himself
Agneepath (1990) Vijay Dinanath Chauhan
Aaj Ka Arjun (1990) Bheema
Toofan (1989) Dual role (Toofan & Shyam)
Main Azaad Hoon (1989) Azaad
Jaadugar (1989) Goga/Gogeshwar
Soorma Bhopali (1988) (Guest appearance)
Shahenshah (1988) Inspector Vijay Kumar Srivastav/Shahenshah
Kaun Jeeta Kaun Haara1988) ( Guest appearance as himself
Ganga Jamuna Saraswati1988) ( Ganga Prasad
Hero Hiralal (1988) Special appearance as himself
Jalwa (1987) Special appearance as himself
Ek Ruka Hua Faisla1986) ( (Guest appearance)
Aakhree Raasta (1986) Dual role (David/Vijay)
Naya Bakra (1985) Guest appearance as himself
Mard (1985) Raju "Mard" Tangewala
Giraftaar (1985) Inspector Karan Kumar Khanna
Sharaabi (1984) Vicky Kapoor
Inquilaab (1984) Amarnath
Nastik (1983) Shankar (Sheru)/Bhola
Pukar (1983) Ramdas/Ronnie
Mahaan (1983) Rana Ranveer, Guru, & Inspector Shankar
Coolie (1983) Iqbal
Andha Kanoon (guest appearance) (1983) Jan Nissar Akhtar Khan
Shakti (1982) Vijay Kumar
Satte Pe Satta (1982) Ravi Anand/Babu
Namak Halaal (1982) Arjun Singh
Khud-daar (1982) Govind Srivastav/Chotu Ustad
Desh Premee (1982) Dual role (Master Dinanath & Raju)
Bemisaal (1982) Dual role (Dr. Sudhir Roy & Adhir Roy)
Yaraana (1981) Kishan Kumar
Silsila (1981) Amit Malhotra
Naseeb (1981) John, Jaani, Janardhan
Lawaaris (1981) Heera
Vilayati Babu (special appearance) (1981) Jagga (special appearance)
Kaalia (1981) Kallu/Kaalia
Barsaat Ki Ek Raat (1981) ACP Abhijeet Rai
Commander (Guest)1981) ( Guest appearance
Chashme Buddoor (guest)1981) ( Guest appearance
Shaan (1980) Vijay Kumar
Ram Balram (1980) Inspector Balram Singh
Dostana (1980) Vijay Varma
Do Aur Do Paanch (1980) Vijay/Ram
Cinema Cinema (1979)
Suhaag (1979) Amit Kapoor
Mr. Natwarlal (1979) Natwar Lal/Avtar Singh
Manzil (1979) Ajay Chandra
Kaala Patthar (1979) Vijay Pal Singh
Jurmaana (1979) Inder Saxena
The Great Gambler (1979) Dual role (Jay & Inspector Vijay)
Golmaal (1979) Guest appearance as himself
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar1978) ( Sikandar
Trishul (1978) Vijay Kumar
Kasme Vaade (1978) Dual role (Amit & Shankar)
Ganga Ki Saugandh1978) ( Jeeva
Don (1978) Dual role (Don/Vijay)
Besharam (1978) Ram Kumar Chandra/Prince Chandrashekar
Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977) Narrator
Parvarish (1977) Amit
Khoon Pasina (1977) Shiva/Tiger
Imaan Dharam (1977) Ahmed Raza
Amar Akbar Anthony1977) ( Anthony Gonzalves
Alaap (1977) Alok Prasad
Charandas (special appearance) (1977) Qawwali singer (special appearance)
Adalat (1976) Dual role (Dharma/Thakur Dharam Chand & Raju)
Hera Pheri (1976) Vijay
Kabhie Kabhie (1976) Amit Malhotra
Do Anjaane (1976) Amit Roy/Naresh Dutt
Sholay (1975) Jai (Jaidev)
Mili (1975) Shekhar Dayal
Zameer (1975) Baadal/Chimpoo
Faraar (1975) Rajesh (Raj)
Deewar (1975) Vijay Verma
Chupke Chupke (1975) Professor Sukumar Sinha/Parimal Tripathi
Kunwara Baap (guest)1974) ( as himself (guest appearance)
Roti Kapda aur Makaan1974) ( Vijay
Majboor (1974) Ravi Khanna
Kasauti (1974) Amitabh Sharma (Amit)
Dost (guest) (1974) Anand (guest appearance)
Benaam (1974) Amit Srivastav
Bada Kabutar (guest)1973) ( Guest appearance
Zanjeer (1973) Inspector Vijay Khanna
Saudagar (1973) Mothi
Namak Haram (1973) Vikram (Vicky)
Gehri Chaal (1973) Ratan
Baandhe Haath (1973) Dual role (Shyamu & Deepak)
Abhimaan (1973) Subir Kumar (Beeru)
Raaste Ka Patthar (1972) Jai Shankar Rai
Bawarchi (Guest) (1972) Narrator
Jaban (1972)
Ek Nazar (1972) Manmohan Akash Tyagi
Bombay to Goa (1972) Ravi Kumar
Bansi Birju (1972) Birju
Piya Ka Ghar (Guest)1971) ( Guest appearance
Reshma Aur Shera (1971) Chotu
Sanjog (1971) Mohan
Parwaana (1971) Kumar Sen
Pyar Ki Kahani (1971) Ram Chandra
Guddi (1971) as himself; guest appearance
Anand (1970) Dr Bhaskar K. Bannerjee/Babu Moshai
Bhuvan Shome (1969) Narrator, also known as Mr Shome
Saat Hindustani (1969) Anwar Ali Anwar

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ABHISHEK BACHCHAN

 

Profile

Name: Abhishek Bachchan
Parents: Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan
Sister: Shweta Nanda
Brother-in-law: Nikhil Nanda
Grand Father: Lt. Harivanshrai Bachchan
Birthday: 5th February, 1976
Eyes: Dark Brown
Hair: Black
Schooling: He began at Bombay Scottish School; continued at Jamnabhai and finished studying at Aiglon School in Switzerland
College: Boston University
Favourite Perfume: Eternity
Favourite Food: Anything Indian
Favourite Holiday Spot: My home
Philosophy of Life: Whatever you do, do it from the heart
Languages Known: English, Hindi, French
Something about yourself you would like to change: Maybe my physique
Dream Role: Agnipath
Height: 6'3''
Address: Pratiksha, 10th Road, J.V.P.D Scheme. Mumbai - 400049


 

Awards-

Apsara Awards

Year: 2005
Award Category: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Movie: Yuva
Result: Won

Bollywood Awards

Year: 2005
Award Category: Best Supporting Actor
Movie: Yuva
Result: Won

Year: 2005
Award Category: Best Performance in a Villainous Role
Movie: Yuva
Result: Won

CNN-IBN Awards

Year: 2006
Award Category: Entertainer of the Year - 2005
Movie: Bunty Aur Babli, Sarkar, Dus and Bluffmaster
Result: Won

Filmfare Awards

Year: 2006
Award Category: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Movie: Sarkar
Result: Won

Year: 2006
Award Category: Best Actor
Movie: Bunty aur Babli
Result: Nominated

Year: 2005
Award Category: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Movie: Yuva
Result: Won

Year: 2005
Award Category: Best Actor in a Villainous Role
Movie: Yuva
Result: Nominated

Year: 2004
Award Category: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Movie: Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon
Result: Nominated

International Indian Film Academy Awards

Year: 2006
Award Category: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Movie: Sarkar
Result: Won

Year: 2005
Award Category: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Movie: Yuva
Result: Won

Year: 2001
Award Category: Best Upcoming Talent
Movie: Refugee
Result: Nominated

Screen Weekly Awards

Year: 2006
Award Category: Jodi Number 1
Shared with: Rani Mukerji
Movie: Bunty Aur Babli
Result: Won

Year: 2006
Award Category: Best Actor in a Comic Role
Movie: Bunty Aur Babli
Result: Won

Year: 2005
Award Category: Best Supporting Actor
Movie: Yuva
Result: Won

Year: 2005
Award Category: Jodi Number 1
Shared with: Rani Mukerji
Movie: Yuva
Result: Nominated

Year: 2001
Award Category: Most Promising Newcomer - Male
Movie: Refugee
Result: Nominated

Sports World Awards

Year: 2004
Award Category: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Movie: Yuva
Result: Won

Stardust Awards

Year: 2004
Award Category: Star of the Year
Movie: Yuva
Result: Won

Zee Cine Awards

Year: 2006
Award Category: Best Actor
Movie: Bunty Aur Babli
Result: Nominated

Year: 2006
Award Category: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Movie: Sarkar
Result: Won

Year: 2005
Award Category: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Movie: Phir Milenge
Result: Nominated

Year: 2005
Award Category: Best Performance in a Villainous Role
Movie: Yuva
Result: Nominated

 

What Others think about Him-

Ajay Devgan

I don't hang out with a lot of people. I hardly party. But if I confide, there are very few people... there's Abhishek, Sanju, Suniel Shetty. We might speak to one another once a week or so, but we know we are there for each other.

Amitabh Bachchan

Abhishek would've told me first if there was anything serious happening! We are more like friends than father and son.

They should judge Abhishek for what he is. It is unfair to compare him with me.

Its not easy to be subjected to humiliation and ridicule and still have the temerity to fight back. But he did it on his own

Anupam Kher

He's a thorough professional. He has a combination of both his parents' talent, but he knows that in order to prove himself, he will always have to work very hard!

Bipasha Basu

He's neither a boy nor a man.

Bubbles Behl

He is a wonderful boy, very down to earth with absolutely no hang-ups. He's very well brought up and a thorough gentleman. I've seen him right from childhood and I feel Amitabh and Jaya have given a lot of time to their kids. As an actor, he's very intelligent and very good, especially the way he delivers his dialogues!

Esha Deol

Abhishek is a lovely lovely boy.

Hrithik Roshan

I love the fact that I face healthy competition from actors like Abhishek Bachchan because it forces me to do well. I believe in doing my best - to fit into different roles and bring out the human side of every character.

If Abhishek had his release in January, maybe he would be the guy experiencing this craze, not I.

Jaya Bachchan

Abhishek is a fabulous son, but like every other child, there have been a few exasperating moments.

Abhishek has a lot of both his parents but yes, people who are close, know him to be loving and friendly like me. But he certainly has his father's dry sense of humour. I think it's quite a combination.

Kirron Kher

Abhishek is very warm and affectionate. He always participates in a conversation and is very talkative with the people he knows.

Preity Zinta

Abhishek is going to shock you (in KANK). His expressions, his interpretation of his character have to be seen to be believed. I truly believe Abhishek is the star of tomorrow.

He is one of the most cultured and funniest persons I have met.

He's delightful to work with!

My best friends in the industry are Karan Johar, Hrithik Roshan and Suzanne, Abhishek Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri.

Priyanka Chopra

Abhishek is a fantastic actor. He knows exactly what to do and how the film will turn out. When he was acting I realised how intelligent he is as an actor.

Abhishek and Hrithik are very different but very, very good actors. But Duggu (Hrithik) is also a spontaneous actor. Both of them are very focused on their roles.

Ram Gopal Varma

I knew there was an incredible dignity and the hero in him. When I finally worked with him, the novelty struck me.

I think Abhishek is a very, very different actor from his father. He is extremely perceptive. His understanding of life is more contemporary than mine or Mr Bachchan's.

Rani Mukerji

The thing about me and Abhishek is that we are such close pals that our chemistry works on the big screen. That's why after Bunty Aur Babli, Karan Johar has signed us both in a film together.

When real life romance actors work together, there is always discomfort as a lot of personal things crop up. But two friends can work wonders when acting, like in the case of Shah Rukh and Kajol.

But it's a good thing that people have linked us together as that will benefit the films promotion. As far as Abhishek goes, I'm not dating him. I have no time for dates. Personally I hope Abhishek gets a very nice girl, as he is a good friend of mine and I can only hope the best for him.

Rinkie Khanna

I think it's very unfair to make comparisons. Jaya aunty is an awesome actress and Amitabh uncle is fabulous as well. But when it comes to Abhishek, I'm sure he's going to have his own brand of super talent as well! I'm certain he will make his parents very proud.

Rohan Sippy

I can't remember the very first time I met Abhishek. He's younger than I, and when he came in, he was one of the youngest kids in boarding school. Things were very different. He was a 'small boy', not towering over everyone as he is today! We didn't spend too much time together in school -- one tends to spend more time with batchmates. But, back in India, we connected very quickly. We got along very well because of alumni connections and old contacts. That helped. We became friends and work has just been helping the relationship.

As a person, Abhishek is very warmhearted. He's extremely upfront and clear about things in his head. This doesn't mean he's outspoken, but he certainly articulates his thoughts. He's very well spoken. We catch up whenever we can, and our friendship revolves around music, food and films.

We like all kinds of food, everything from paaya to pasta, and we keep exploring different places to eat out. In terms of music, there's all kinds of stuff, from modern acoustic to urban hip-hop, hindi music to Tamil, something he has exposed me to. There's an amazing range of tastes in our collection.

In terms of movies, again, there are no rules. Martin Scorsese is a big favourite for us both, and there are many others. Getting the time to watch films together is difficult though. We have our own commitments, and actors are obviously very busy. Even when Abhishek is in town, he's normally working 12-16 hours a day. So when we get some time to ourselves, we generally turn to music. Sit down and discuss what's new on our iPods. It is the best way to unwind.

In terms of an actor-director dynamic, it is a very comfortable relationship. We are very clear about what we want to do, and that helps us incorporate any improvisation on the sets. He makes sure there's a relaxed atmosphere on the sets. Everyone is bound to feel at home if the lead actor is helping them out. There's a lot of stress while shooting, so it's nice to have him come through and keep everyone relaxed. He's very comfortable improvising, and a lot of what we end up with is totally unplanned, but that has to be with the right actors, who understand the situation.

He is definitely a prankster on the sets, and is often fooling around. But I think that's mostly to keep the mood on the sets light. And to make sure he himself doesn't get too tightly wound up. So there is a practical side to his pranks and mayhem. He is actually a very reserved person. By which I mean he is someone who isn't loud or obnoxious. Coming from a family like he does, it's no surprise that he's a very dignified person, and he's also very laidback. He doesn't feel the need to project himself as anything or be louder. He's happy to step back. As a person and an actor, he's very secure in himself.

Abhishek has a lot of friends, from all over the place! He has tons of friends who are much older than he is, and he's got younger buddies as well. He's very sociable, and the important thing is that he makes an effort to keep old relationships active. He's still very close to his schoolfriends. Just recently, he came down for an old schoolfriend's wedding from a shoot, and spent two days there. His actions really show how much his friends mean to him, how invaluable they are.

As an actor, I think he has just started to get going. There's a lot more for him to do. He's only just beginning to move into high gear. He should keep going. He has worked with top directors like Mani Ratnam, I think he understands that himself. He's doing his own thing.

An actor or a star... These labels go hand in hand. As he gets more success at the box office, it will give him more independence to do the projects he wants. I don't think he's consciously assigning more importance to either critics or the box office. He's just doing his own thing. He genuinely enjoys getting up in the morning and going to work.

A dream birthday gift for Abhishek would be an iPod with all of the world's music in it. Every song ever. But in the size of a Nano.

Sikandar (Anupam & Kirron Kher's son)

I am very close to Abhishek Bachchan. More than a friend, he is like an elder brother to me. We are both sports freaks and play basketball together or go for long drives in his car. We've spent some great times together.

Sushma Reddy

Yes, I want a man in my life but I have no time to look for one! And unless it's Abhishek, I don't think there is anyone in the film industry who I feel is my Mr. Right. To add more, he is also my dream co-star.

Tara Sharma

Abhishek is one prank-master! And I have been a bakra! This was during the shoot of Om Jai Jagdaish in Rajasthan. I was asked to relax in my room while the next shot was getting readied. When I reached my room, I was again informed that Anupam needed me on the sets. When I turned to leave for the sets, the door felt stiff and I was unable to open it. I soon realized that Abhishek had locked the door from the outside. I kept banging on the door, but the menace that he is, wouldn't open up. Slowly I began to loose my cool, and only when the bangs became thuds did he unlock the door!

Abhi is very playful.

What Abhishek Thinks-

About Himself / General

Critics have a job to do. They do not criticise you without a reason.
I love dancing, but I am not very good at it.

It's not about being Mr. Popular, it's about doing what you think is right. I like to believe I am able to do that.

One lady came up to me and said, "That's a really cute ass." I almost fainted. I thought she was not talking to me and I turned and looked around.

It is very simple. I may love doing what I do, but the big question is: Am I good at it?

I work according to the direction given to me. However, I never tried to look something hot like. But I gave an item number because Suniel Shetty asked me to do so.

Really people treat me like that (like a hero). I am a very simple guy though. But this is another thing that nowadays my films are doing the magic. I mean 'Mera Jadoo chall Gaya'.

Every actor wants to be famous and people must admire the work of an actor. Obviously, I am enjoying the fame conferred on me.

I always do whatever comes my way. I never think of the past. However, one needs to keep in mind the wrong things one has done earlier. He should then try to rectify them.

He (Amitabh Bachchan) is the institution of acting. First time I was very nervous to work with him. However, it's ok now. But, I wish to work with my Mom now.

Hits and flops are not in my hand. We do our job to the best to our ability and leave the rest to the audience. Whatever the audience decides, we humbly accept it.

I don't agree that the critics have praised me but the audience has rejected me. I have always maintained that if I were good in my film, even the audience would have liked it. I feel it is just matter of luck, time and destiny.

(On finding out about his fan following in America)
Is that so? I didn't know about this. If it is true, then it is very sweet of the people there to love me. But, honestly, I have no idea of my fan following.

An actor is disappointed when any film of his does not work at the box office. It's your film. You work hard on it. If it does not do well, you are bound to get upset.

You try and analyse what went wrong. You try your best to identify the problem and rectify it. Like I said, you make a film with your point of view, perception and sensibility. But the audience may not agree with it.

The judgement of the film - as far as its commercial success is concerned - depends on someone who has nothing to do with the film. The audience has got nothing to do with your perception and your film. They have paid their hard-earned money to see it. They will decide its fate.

It is difficult to judge why my films didn't work. You have to keep trying and trying. Hopefully, you will click one day. But you have to keep trying.

He (Father) says that apart from your hard work, it also depends on your luck. There is no particular formula in films that will click. You just have to hope that the audience will like your work. There is no set formula for films to click. If there was one, everybody would have made a hit film.

I feel success comes to you when it is due. It is as simple as that. It is not in my hand as to when success will come to me. I cannot say if a film will be a success or a failure.

I would like to believe all my films are different from each other. I have not consciously gone out to see whether I should experiment with this film or not. I just got the films I did. I agreed to do those films because the script or the director inspired me. I have never looked into details. I never felt 'Oh, this is a safe script' or 'That is a risky script'. I never thought about it that way before accepting a film.

I am popular because of the audience. I am dumbfounded and grateful. The audiences have stood by me for so long. I hope I can repay them one day. I know it is tough. The only way I can repay my fans and the audience is to continue entertaining them. And that is what I am trying to do.

I never give myself a time frame. I don't believe in setting a deadline for such matters. I believe in putting my heart and soul in whatever I am doing and making it success. I keep trying till I do it right.

It is very difficult to prioritise a film. I cannot do it. I cannot and I will never be able to do that.

I don't think any actor would like to be categorised or slotted. They would like to believe they are versatile. I would like to believe the same. But the audience categorises us. We have to deal with that. As of now, I am lucky to not be categorised.

I would love to do comedy. But no such script has come to me so far. I am dying to do a comedy. I think it is hardest thing to do in acting. Hopefully, something will come my way later on.

We are actors. Our job is to act. At the end of the day we have to remember we are acting.

I try to bring in as much realism as possible. I do that by becoming observant. I sit with the director and understand my character and what I need to bring out in that character.

If I come from a privileged family, it does not mean I cannot understand that character.

Every time you sign with a new director, you have to adjust and find a rapport with them. It is just that it takes time a rapport to form between an actor and a director when they work with each other for the first time.

There is no difference between a director from the south and a director from the north. We all are making a film. This is an entertainment industry. We all want to make good films.

I hate chatting, simply because I can't type. It is an extremely painful experience, which is why I am not into Instant Messengers or chat rooms. We did a few chats when we were promoting 'Refugee', but that memory is a distant haze because we were doing so many things online at the time. In fact, I can't even remember seeing the official site of the movie.

I have a Web cam similar to the one Jaggu Dada uses, but we were so horrified with the way we looked that, after trying it once, I have never used it again.

About Family

My dad and mom are too great for anyone to even try to be like them. So why should I even try?

Every son would like to walk in his fathers shoes.

I am so nervous when i'm around Dad. I can't even look at him!

Please don't compare my father with Brando. It belittles both the actors who are big in their own fields. Even if my father plays The Godfather, he'll do so in his own way.

About Co-Stars

She's (Aishwarya) my senior but she's been wonderful and a real pleasure to work with. She's professional, talented, warm and co-operative. She's gone out of her way to help me on the sets.

(On working with Aishwarya in Kuch Na Kaho)
This is my second film with Ash. This time around we understood each other better as co-stars and friends. She has given an incredible performance. I hope to work with her again.

Rani is a very, very good friend, and by far one of the best actors we have today. She doesn't need any help. She makes anybody she works with look good. And that's exactly what happened in 'Yuva'. I worked with her first in a movie called 'Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai'. I had a lot of trouble with her then, and I have the same trouble now. Evidently she hasn't grown in years!

Well, Rani Mukherji is one of my best friends. Rani's and my chemistry work good together. People like to link the name of one with another. I never mind it. I have no time to dream of my soul mate. I am concentrating on my work. A relationship depends upon love and respect for each other.

Hrithik's a perfectionist. I believe that an actor should be imperfect... he should be surprising.

I am happy for Hrithik. I thought he gave a brilliant performance in Fiza.

Nothing short of GREAT! Mani, as we all know, is a highly acclaimed and respected director. It was definitely my dream to work with him. I am happy I worked with him early in my career. He is just brilliant. I do not have enough words to explain the experience of working with someone like Mani. It is a great honour to be in his film. Apart from what he does in films, he is also a great guy.

A director is a director. Like every actor, each director has his own unique way of working. They have unique approaches to their art and craft. Mani is no different. Like other directors, he has his own style.

It is wonderful to work with so many cast members (Ajay Devgan, Vivek Oberoi, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor and Esha Deol). They are all my good friends. I have worked with Rani in my earlier films. She is a good friend. Ajay is like an elder brother. This is the first time I am working with Vivek. He is a great actor. There was a great sense of camaraderie on the sets. If you have people like Ajay and Vivek on the sets, it will be fun. We kept fooling around.

It was tragic when Vivek got hurt (during the shoots of Yuva). We all were concerned about him.

Antara is an immensely gifted artiste and somebody you have to be very 'prepared' in front of. You know when she walks on to the set that she knows her job, she's immensely prepared

 

Filmography-

Year Film Role Other Notes
2007 Ram Gopal Varma Ke Sholay Male dancer in song Mehbooba Mehbooba Announced[20]
2007 Untitled Tarun Mansukhani Project
Announced [21]
2007 Sarkar 2 Shankar Nagare Pre-production
2007 Laaga Chunari Mein Daag
Filming [22]
2007 Jhoom Barabar Jhoom Rikki Thukral Post-production [23]
2007 Drona
Filming [24]
2007 Shootout at Lokhandwala Abhishek Mahatre Releasing April 2007[25]
2007 Guru Gurukant Desai
2006 Dhoom 2 ACP Jai Dixit
2006 Umrao Jaan Nawab Sultan
2006 Lage Raho Munna Bhai Sunny Special appearance
2006 Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Rishi Talwar Winner, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
2006 Alag
Special appearance in song Sabse Alag
2005 Bluffmaster Roy
2005 Neal n' Nikki Dancer in club Special appearance
2005 Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak Customer at pizzeria Special appearance
2005 Ek Ajnabee Anamika's (Adult) Bodyguard Special appearance
2005 Salaam Namaste Dr. Vijay Kumar/Narrator Special appearance
2005 Antar Mahal Vrij Bhushan
2005 Dus Shashank Dheer
2005 Sarkar Shankar Nagare Winner, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
2005 Bunty Aur Babli Rakesh/Bunty Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
2004 Hum Tum Sameer Guest appearance
2004 Naach Abhinav
2004 Dhoom ACP Jai Dixit
2004 Yuva Lallan Winner, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
Nominated, Filmfare Best Villain Award
2004 Phir Milenge Tarun Anand
2004 Run Siddharth
2004 Rakht: What If You Can See the Future
Guest Appearance (item number)
2003 Zameen ACP Jai
2003 LOC Kargil Lt. Vikram Batra
2003 Kuch Naa Kaho Raj
2003 Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost Kanji
2003 Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon Prem Kumar
2002 Om Jai Jagadish Jagadish Batra
2002 Desh Suprabha's son
2002 Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya Shiv Kapoor
2001 Shararat Rahul Khanna
2001 Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai Suraj Shrivastav
2000 Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya Kabir Srivastav
2000 Dhai Akshar Prem Ke Karan Khanna
2000 Refugee Refugee Nominated, Filmfare Best Debut Award

Playback singer

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Dhoom Dilbara With KK
2005 Bluffmaster Right Here Right Now With Sunidhi Chauhan

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AWARDS/HONOURS WON BY AMITABH BACHCHAN {to be updated soon}

NATIONAL HONOURS

Amitabh Bachchan was voted the hottest male vegetarian by Peta for two years running.

Amitabh Bachchan and Sonia Gandhi were voted as "INDIAN(s) OF THE YEAR" by NDTV-24*7.

Amitabh was confered the honourary Doctrate along with the title of Officer of Letters" by Delhi University (from where he graduated) in 2006 for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema. This marked the second doctrate for the actor in the very year.

Amitabh is the only actor in India to have won 'Best Actor' awards post sixty.

Amitabh Bachchan has been nominated as Filmfare Best Actor twenty-eight times (a record) and 9 times in the category of Best actor in a supporting role(also a record).

In 1994, Amitabh Bachchan was awarded the Yash Bharati Samman, UP state's highest award from the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

In 1997, Amitabh Bachchan was awarded the "Distinguished Alumni" award at the inaugural function of the platinum jubilee celebrations of the Capital's largest Central University.

In 1998, Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with the "Omega Award for Excellence" for his contribution to Indian Cinema

On October 14, 2000, Amitabh Bachchan was conferred with the "Old Sherwoodians Millennium" award for his Outstanding Achievement.

On January 8, 2001, Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with "Best Artist of the Millennium" award by Hero Honda and file magazine "Stardust".

Amitabh Bachchan is a recipient of the prestigious "Dayawati Modi" award. This award is among the highest awards in India in the field of Art, Culture and Education .

In August of 2003, Amitabh Bachchan was voted as the "Greatest Actor" in the film personalities category in the Best of India poll conducted by Zee News. He wins by the biggest margin in the entire poll breaching the 60 per cent mark.

In 2003, Amitabh Bachchan was awarded the prestigious Kishore Kumar award by the Madhya Pradesh Government for excellence in acting and his unparalleled contribution to the film industry .

In 2004, Amitabh Bachchan was conferred an honorary Doctorate by the Jhansi University .

In March of 2004, Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with the Living Legend award by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in recognition of his contribution to the Indian entertainment industry. 

In April of 2005, Amitabh Bachchan was conferred with the Dinanath Mangeshkar award for his contribution to films and music 

In June of 2005, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) and Fame multiplexes, launched their first 'IIFA Wall of Fame', honouring Amitabh Bachchan, who is also the IIFA Brand Ambassador.

In September of 2005, Amitabh Bachchan was ranked as the "Most popular Star in India" by the Hansa Research's new syndicated study, Celebrity Track. 

On October 25, 2005, Amitabh Bachchan was conferred with the "Diamond of India" award by The International Gemological Institute (IGI).

In December of 2005, Amitabh Bachchan was voted as NDTV's Urban "Indian of the Year" through a nationwide poll.

After receiving accolades and encomiums for putting the Indian movie industry on the world map, Amitabh Bachchan was conferred an honorary Doctorate degree on November 4, 2006 by his Alma Mater Delhi University 

In December of 2006, Amitabh Bachchan has been voted "Indian of the Year" for second year in a row. He was also named "Entertainer of the Year". 

In January of 2007, Amitabh Bachchan was honoured by the Diamond Trading Company with the "Forever Indian" award. He is the first Indian to received this award. 

At the 9th Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image International Film Festival on March 8, 2007, Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with a "Special Award" for his contribution to Indian cinema.
 
 

International honors and recognitions

In July of 1999, Amitabh Bachchan was named the "Greatest Star of the Millennium" by BBC online poll where he defeated many Hollywood legends such as Alec Guinness, Marlon Brando, Sir Laurence Olivier and Charlie Chaplin. 

In June of 2000, Amitabh Bachchan became the first living Asian to have been immortalised in wax at London's prestigious Madame Tussauds wax museum .

Amitabh Bachchan was conferred with a special commendation by the Government of South Africa for his continued support for and his special affinity for the people of South Africa.

In March of 2001, Amitabh Bachchan was ranked as the "Most powerful actor in Bollywood" by the American publishing and media company Forbes. 

On September 10, 2001 Amitabh Bachchan was awarded the "Star of the Century" award at the Alexandria International Film Festival. Egyptian Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni presented Bachchan with the award in recognition of his contribution to international cinema 

An Amitabh Bachchan retrospective was held at the prestigious 5th Deauville Panasia Film Festival, on 14-16 March 2003. 

In a poll conducted by Britain's television channel Channel 4 in May of 2003, Amitabh Bachchan was voted 92nd in the list of "the Greatest 100 Film Stars of All time". Amitabh Bachchan was the only Indian actor on the list, which is dominated by American and British actors .

In October of 2003, Amitabh Bachchan was honoured at the Marrakech International Film Festival .

In December of 2004, Amitabh Bachchan became the first Asian and only the fifth ambassador for the Nelson Mandela Foundation .

In April of 2005, The Walter Reade Theater of Lincoln Centre in New York honoured Amitabh Bachchan with a special tribute, retrospective--titled "Amitabh Bachchan: The Biggest Film Star in the World" . The tribute also included "An Evening with Amitabh Bachchan", a live appearance by Bachchan hosted at the Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall .

In September of 2005, The Tropentheatre in Amsterdam honoured Amitabh Bachchan with a special tribute. The tribute also included a live appearance and an interview with Amitabh Bachchan .

In 2005, Amitabh Bachchan has lent his voice to the Oscar-winning French documentary March of the Penguins, directed by Luc Jacquet 

British newspaper The Sunday Times has described Bachchan as "Tom Cruise, Sean Connery and Clint Eastwood rolled into one. Certainly there is no British actor alive who shares his fame" the British newspaper said on December 4, 2006 

Amitabh Bachchan is the only Asian to feature on the BBC's chat-show, Wogan 

Amitabh Bachchan is a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF 

Amitabh Bachchan was given an honorary degree of Doctor of Arts by De Montfort University in Leicester, UK on July 19, 2006 in recognition of his distinguished career in films. He is the first Indian star to be feted by a foreign university .

Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured along with actors and directors from Hollywood at an International Film Festival in Rabat, Morocco 

Amitabh Bachchan has become the first Indian celebrity and the sixth in the world to be presented with a special certificate for his support to the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFI) in London 

On January 27, 2007 Amitabh Bachchan has been awarded France's highest civilian honour, Legion of Honour for his "exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond". Describing Bachchan as a "towering Indian personality" and the "number-one actor of Indian cinema", Ambassador Girard said the award "brings Bachchan into the international legion of world's greatest artistes" 

An unauthorised biography of Amitabh Bachchan was released in the British capital by the English author who described the Bollywood mega superstar as the "Uber-God" of Indian cinema. He is India's "Most legendary Film Star" - a cross between Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, Elvis Presley and with more than a hint of John Travolta," Jessica wrote in the book, her maiden venture.

Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured along with actors and directors from Hollywood at an International Film Festival in Rabat, Morocco.

 

OTHER FILM AWARDS


NATIONAL AWARDS(Indian Version of Oscars):

Amitabh has won three national film awards till date.

SAAT HINDUSTANI (1970)
AGNEEPATH (1990)
BLACK (2005)

 

CIVILIAN HONOURS:


PADMA SHRI (1983)
PADMA BHUSHAN (2005)


FILMFARE AWARDS:
Amitabh has won 14 Filmfare awards.


BEST DEBUTANATE {Male} (for Saat Hindustani)-1970


BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

ANAND-1971
NAMAK HARAAM-1973
MOHABBATEIN-2000

 

BEST ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE (POPULAR CATEGORY):

AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY-1977
DON-1979
HUM-1991
BLACK-2005


BEST ACTOR (CRITICS):

AKS-2001
BLACK-2005


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD-1990


SUPERSTAR OF THE MILLENIUM/ACTOR OF THE 20TH CENTURY-2000


FILMFARE POWER AWARD-2003

Apart from National and Filmfare awards, Bachchan has many IIFA, Zee Cine, Apsara, Screen, Stardust awards and innumerable others.

IIFA AWARDS


PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR-2002


BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE-MOHABBATEIN (2000)


BEST ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE BLACK (2005)


STAR SCREEN AWARDS


SPECIAL AWARD- Viewer's choice-JODI NO: 1-Amitabh Bachchan & Hema Malini (BAGHBAN-2004)

BEST ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE-BLACK (2005)


ZEE CINE AWARDS


BEST ACTOR-BLACK (2005)

APSARA AWARDS


BEST ATOR-BLACK (2005)


MARAKECH INTERNATION FILM FESTIVAL:HONARARY AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR-2003

CELEBRITY MODEL OF THE YEAR- Zee F Award-2005

AXN ACTION AWARDS-LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD-2005

Best Anchor on Television- Kaun Banega Crorepati-2001

Lycra MTV Style Awards-Maha Style Icon of the year-2003



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Jaya Bachchan

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Jaya Bachchan
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Jaya Bachchan in Jawani Diwani (1972)
Birth name Jaya Bhaduri
Born April 10, 1948 (1948-04-10) (age 59)
Flag of India Jabalpur, India
Years active 1963, 1971- 1981, 1998- present
Spouse(s) Amitabh Bachchan
Filmfare Awards

Best Actress
1975 Kora Kagaz
1980 Naukar
Best Supporting Actress
2001 Fiza
2002 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
2004 Kal Ho Na Ho
Lifetime Achievement Award (2007)

Jaya Bachchan (Hindi: ??? ?????, Urdu: ? ), born Jaya Bhaduri April 10, 1948 in Jabalpur, is a Bollywood actress. She is an alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Jaya is married to Amitabh Bachchan, a legend in Hindi cinema, as well as Indian cinema in general. Her son Abhishek Bachchan is also currently a successful actor.

Film career

Jaya was born in a Bengali Kulin Brahmin family to Indira and Taroon Kumar Bhaduri, writer, journalist and stage artist. She studied in St. Joseph's Convent School, Bhopal. She started her career with a small role in Satyajit Ray's Bengali film,Mahanagar at the age of 15.

After initial success in her native West Bengal, she became a success after Guddi in which she played a schoolgirl obsessed with film star Dharmendra after which she moved to Mumbai and starred in many Hindi hit films, such as Jawani Diwani, Koshish, Anamika and Bawarchi. She helped her husband become a star by acting with him in the hit films Zanjeer (1973), Abhimaan (1973), Chupke Chupke (1975) and Sholay (1975).

Her daughter Shweta was born while Jaya and Amitabh were working on the film Sholay. Following this she retired from films and focused on raising her children. Her last film was Silsila (1981) also opposite her husband. During the late 1980s she wrote the story for the film Shahenshah which starred her husband in the lead.

After a gap of film appearances for 18 years, She returned to acting with Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (1998) and has since played mother roles which she has been praised for. In 2000 she starred in the film Fiza opposite Karisma Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan. The film was considered one of her best performances and she received the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for her work. Doing a few films every year she also starred in Karan Johar's family drama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) with her husband again and then starred in Karan Johar's next film after that, Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) for which she again received a best supporting actress award for her performance.

Her forthcoming film is Chudiyan where she will appear opposite her son Abhishek Bachchan for the first time alongside Rani Mukerjee and Konkona Sen Sharma.

Political career

Of late, Bachchan became active in politics, notably with the Samajwadi Party and has been a Member of Parliament, representing Rajya Sabha till lately. In a recent controversy, she was disqualified from the post of MP with the charge of occupying an office of profit along with holding a position as MP as against the sub-clause (a) of Clause 1 of Article 102 of the Constitution, where an MP is not allowed to hold any office of profit.

Jaya Bachchan has returned to the Upper House as MP of Samajwadi Party in July 2006. Her re-entry into parliament was a great photo op for the journalists when her husband Amitabh Bachchan accompanied her to the swearing in ceremony

Personal life

On June 3, 1973, she married actor Amitabh Bachchan. The couple have two children: Shweta Bachchan-Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan, who is also an actor. She has lived her entire married life in the public eye, yet she has always kept her distance from the media (especially when it comes to her personal life). Her son Abhishek Bachchan recently got married to Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai on April 20, 2007. Her mother Indira Bhaduri resides alone in Bhopal in Central India. Jaya has two grandchildren from her daughter Shweta; Navya Naveli and Agastya Nanda.Her son-in law is Nikhil Nanda.

Awards and recognition

Filmfare Awards

International Indian Film Academy Awards

Honors and recognition

  • In 1998, Jaya Bachchan was honoured with the Omega Award for Excellence : Lifetime Achievement
  • She is a recipient of the Yash Bharati Samman, UP state's highest award from the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
  • She is also a recipient of the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India.

Acting Filmography
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag (2007)
Drona (film) (2007)
Sunglass (2007)
Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) Jennifer Kapur
Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe (2002) Mansi Devi
Desh (2002) Suprabha Devi
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) Nandini Raichand
Daughters of This Century (2001) Abhagi
Dr. Mukta (2000) Dr. Mukta
Fiza (2000) Mother Nishatbi
Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (1998) Sujata Chatterji
Silsila (1981) Shobha Malhotra
Nauker (1979) Geeta
Abhi To Jee Lein (1977) Jaya
Sholay (1975) Radha
Chupke Chupke (1975) Vasudha Kumar
Mili (1975) Mili Khanna
Doosri Sita (1974)
Kora Kagaz (1974) Archana Gupta
Naya Din Nai Raat (1974)
Abhimaan (1973) Uma Kumar
Zanjeer (1973) Mala
Anamika (1973) Anamika/Kanchan/Archana
Gaai Aur Gori (1973)
Phagun (1973)
Parichay (1972) Rama
Piya Ka Ghar (1972) Malti Shankar
Annadata (1972)
Bansi Birju (1972) Bansi
Bawarchi (1972)
Ek Nazar (1972) Krishna Sharna
Jawani Diwani (1972) Shabnam
Koshish (1972) Aarti Mathur
Samadhi (1972)
Shor (1972) Raat Ki Rani/Rani
Dhanyee Meye (1972)
Guddi (1972) Neeta Thakur
Jai Jawan Jai Makan (1971)
Uphaar (1971)
Mahanagar (1963) Bani


Shweta Bachchan-Nanda

 

Abhishek Bachchan, Shweta Nanda and Amitabh Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan, Shweta Nanda and Amitabh Bachchan

Shweta Nanda (b. 1974) is the daughter of movie stalwarts Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan and sister to Abhishek Bachchan.

She is married to industrialist, Nikhil Nanda, the son of Ritu Kapoor-Nanda and Rajan Nanda, and grandson of film legend Raj Kapoor. Both are Delhi based and have two children, Navya Naveli and Agastya Nanda.


In 2005, Shweta walked the ramp with her parents and her brother for AIDS awareness. The show was a huge success and was attended by many celebrities including Preity Zinta.

She is a Citizen Journalist with the Indian News Channel, CNN IBN

Currently Shweta hosts NextGen, an interview based show aired on NDTV Profit, a private Television Channel, focussing on guests from diverse fields like art, literature, sports, films, fashion and business.

Trivia

For fitness, Shweta and her husband Nikhil practice Krav Maga under Mr. Vicky Kapoor head of International Krav Maga Federation, India.

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Aishwarya Rai
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Birth name: Aishwarya Krishnaraj Rai
Birthdate: November 1, 1973 (1973-11-01) (age 33)
Birth location:
Karnataka, India
Height: ft 7 in (1.7 m)
Eye color: green/blue
Hair color: Brown
Ethnicity: Indian
Title(s): Miss World 1994


Aishwarya Rai (Tulu-Kannada: ??????? ??, Devanagari: ???????? ??, IPA: [?v?rj?? r??j]) (born on November 1, 1973), is a two-time Filmfare Award-winning Indian actress and is supposedly the highest paid actress in India. She was Miss World in 1994. Rai has acted in Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Bengali and English films. She married Abhishek Bachchan on April 20, 2007. She is regarded as one of the biggest stars in South Asia.

Biography

Career

Aishwarya Rai debuted in Mani Ratnam's Tamil language film, IRUVAR with Mohanlal. She played a dual role in the film. She was introduced to Bollywood in the film, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya; the film was a poor performer at the box office. However, her third project, a Tamil-language film, Jeans by S. Shankar was a critical success. Thus, she was awarded the Filmfare Best Actress Award South for Jeans.

Aishwarya then appeared in popular Bollywood films Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Taal (1999). Her performance in the latter was highly acclaimed. She was awarded the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role in the film. Taal was also commercially successful. She then had a cameo in the hit Mohabbatein(2000). Her role as a rape victim in Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai was appreciated.

In 2002, Rai appeared with superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit in the lavishly produced Devdas, which was a major box-office success. The film attracted overseas attention as well, receiving a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival. She won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role. Thereafter, she gained the media's attention abroad for her beauty.

In 2003, Rai was a member of the jury at Cannes, and in 2004, she was chosen by TIME Magazine's Asian Edition as one of Asia's "100 Most Influential People" and in 2003, appeared on the Cover of TIME Magazine . She was the subject of a 60 Minutes profile on January 2, 2005 - "The Most Beautiful Face in the World." A month later she appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. She was also featured on Oprah's "Women Across the Globe" segment.

In October 2004, a wax figure of Rai became on display in London's Madame Tussaud's wax museum. The same month, her first foreign film released: Bride and Prejudice. It was a Hollywood-funded but Bollywood-influenced version of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice which did well in UK, but flopped in the Inidan market.

She then appeared at the Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, as part of a performance showcasing Indian culture, on behalf of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, to be held in New Delhi. For her one-and-a-half-minute dance performance, Rai was reportedly paid three crore rupees, the equivalent of about US$ 600,000. At the end of the year, she had two releases: Umrao Jaan and Dhoom 2. Umrao Jaan was a commercial disaster but it gained Aishwarya positive reviews for her performance. However, her negative role in Dhoom 2, a sequel to the 2004 hit Dhoom brought her great attention as the movie was a hit.

On January 11, 2007, her film Guru, premiered in Toronto. The film was commercially and critically very successful. Her most recent film Provoked, where she played the protagonist, was released in India and the UK. Although the movie was critically acclaimed all over the world, it did commercially well only in the UK.

Personal life

Aishwarya Rai was born in Mangalore in the state of Karnataka, India to Krishnaraj and Vrinda Rai. A practicing Hindu, Rai has described herself as having "immense faith in God and my friends". When at home she attends the Siddhivinayak Mandir, devoted to Ganesha. In the words of Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya is very "domesticated".

Aishwarya began dating Salman Khan, her co-star from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, after filming ended. They broke up four years later, generating substantial amount of press attention. Aishwarya reportedly said that Salman physically abused her, which precipitated their parting of ways. Soon after in 2004, she started dating actor, Vivek Oberoi. They broke up in 2006 when Ash felt he was using her name to his popularity.

Then gossip columnists started to link her with Bollywood celebrity Abhishek Bachchan, son of Amitabh Bachchan. She was frequently seen in public with him and his family, fueling rumors of an engagement. Finally, on January 14, 2007, Abhishek and Aishwarya officially announced their engagement. Then on April 20th they were married in India.

Wedding

The run-up as well as the marriage between Rai and Abhishek Bachchan was heavily covered by the media. Ongoing press coverage was also devoted to the fact that Rai is considered to be a "manglik"  Some media reports suggested that Rai underwent a number of rituals before the marriage took place in order to remove her status as a "manglik." Abhishek's father, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, denied these reports. Rai and Bachchan married in 20th April 2007 in a private ceremony. But being a high profile wedding in India, the venue - Amitabh Bachchan's home, Prateeksha - was flooded with hundreds of fans and media. There was a big scuffle between the media and the security guards leading to reports that the media are now proposing that Bachchans will be greeted with protests from media in their forthcoming film functions despite Amitabh Bachchan's apology two days after the wedding. Outside the venue of the wedding, was chaos and high drama as a girl alleging to be Abhishek's first wife slit her wrist.

Awards and Nominations

Filmfare Awards

Winner

Nominated

 Star Screen Awards

Winner

Nominated

International Indian Film Academy Awards

Winner

When the IIFA awards took place in Amsterdam, Aishwarya had a breed of tulip named after her.[30] She is also the first female celebrity to make her mark on the Dubai Studio City Wall of Fame during the IIFA Awards in Dubai

Nominated

Zee Cine Awards

Winner

Nominated

Z Gold Awards

  • 2000:Zee Gold Best Actress Award in a Sensational Role for Taal
  • 2000:Zee Gold Best Actress Critic's Award for Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  • 2000:Zee Gold Best Actress Award for Taal

Other

  • 2002, Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence in Field of Entertainment
  • 2004, GR8! Women Award for Contribution to Cinema
  • 2004, Global Foreign Artiste Debutantes to Mainstream Media Award
  • 2004, F Awards-For Excellence in Indian Fashion - Female Celebrity Model of the Year
  • 2005, MTV Immies Best Performance in a Song - Kajra Re
  • 2007: Stardust Star of the Year Award - Female for Dhoom 2[39]

Femina Miss India

  • 1994, Miss Catwalk
  • 1994, Miss Miraculous
  • 1994, Miss Photogenic
  • 1994, Miss Perfect Ten
  • 1994, Miss Popular
  • 1994, Miss India World-1st Runner-up

International Honours

  • 1994, Most Photogenic Face
  • 1994, Miss World 1994
  • 2000, Most Beautiful International Titleholder of All Times Gold Medal Winner
  • 2000, Most Beautiful Miss World of All Times-Received the highest score of 9.911[40]
  • 2003, Cover of Time Magazine
  • 2003, Official Cannes Jury Member
  • 2004, Wax London's prestigious Madame Tussauds Wax museum
  • 2005, British Govt's Next Step World Diversity Champion Award

Filmography

Year Film Co-Stars Language Role
2008 Untitled Tarun Mansukhani Project[43] Abhishek Bachchan Hindi
2008 Singularity[citation needed] Brendan Fraser English Tulaja
2008 Chaos[citation needed] Meryl Streep English
2008 The Rebel [citation needed]
Hindi Rani Laxmibai
2008 Raaste John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan Hindi
2008 Happy Birthday John Abraham, Shilpa Shetty, Amitabh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal Hindi
2007 Sarkar 2 Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan Hindi Neha
2007 Jodha-Akbar Hrithik Roshan Hindi Jodha Bai
2007 The Heart of India
Hindi Mumtaz Mahal
2007 The Last Legion Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley English Mira
2007 Provoked Naveen Andrews, Robbie Coltrane, Nandita Das English Kiranjit Alluwalia
2007 Guru Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Madhavan Hindi Sujatha
2006 Dhoom 2 Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Uday Chopra Hindi Sunehri
2006 Umrao Jaan Shabana Azmi, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan Hindi Umrao Jaan
2006 Mistress of Spices Dylan McDermott English Tilo
2005 Bunty Aur Babli Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan Hindi Item number
2005 Shabd Sanjay Dutt, Zayed Khan Hindi Antara Vashist
2004 Bride & Prejudice Martin Henderson, Namrata Shirodkar English Lalita Bakshi
2004 Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na Amitabh Bachchan, Vivek Oberoi Hindi Diya Malhotra
2004 Raincoat Ajay Devgan Hindi Neerja
2004 Khakee Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar Hindi Mahalakshmi
2003 Kuch Naa Kaho Abhishek Bachchan Hindi Namrata Shrivastav
2003 Chokher Bali Prasenjit Chatterjee, Raima Sen Bengali Binodhini
2003 Dil Ka Rishta Arjun Rampal, Isha Koppikar Hindi Tia Sharma
2002 Shakti: The Power Shahrukh Khan, Sanjay Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor Hindi Item number
2002 23rd March 1931: Shaheed Bobby Deol, Sunny Deol, Amrita Singh Hindi Cameo
2002 Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt Hindi Komal Rastogi
2002 Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit Hindi Cameo
2002 Devdas Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit Hindi Parvati
2001 Albela Govinda, Namrata Shirodkar Hindi Sonia
2000 Mohabbatein Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Shamita Shetty Hindi Megha (Cameo)
2000 Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke Abhishek Bachchan Hindi Sahiba Gareval
2000 Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai Anil Kapoor Hindi Preeti Virat
2000 Josh Shahrukh Khan Hindi Shirley
2000 Kandukondain Kandukondain Ajith Kumar, Mammooty, Abbas, Tabu, Dino Morea, Pooja Batra Tamil Meenakshi Bala
2000 Mela Aamir Khan, Twinkle Khanna Hindi Champakali (Special Appearance)
2000 Sanam Tere Hain Hum
Hindi Item number
1999 Taal Anil Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna Hindi Mansi
1999 Ravoyi Chandamama Akkineni Nagarjuna, Jagapati Babu Telugu Song sequence.
1999 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan Hindi Nandini
1999 Aa Ab Laut Chalen Akshaye Khanna, Rajesh Khanna Hindi Pooja
1998 Jeans Prashanth, Nassar, Raju Sundaram Tamil Madhumitha/Vaishnavi
1997 Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya Bobby Deol Hindi Ashi Kapoor
1997 Iruvar Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Tabu, Revathi, Gouthami Tamil Pushpa/Kalpana

 

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