Amitabh Bachchan

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Sir Amitabh Bachchan’s life and personality perfectly matches with their name Amit-Abh. Amit means one that could not be faded and Abh means light, Amitabh together will mean – A Light that would never fade away. This is true in case of Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan who was born on 11th October 1942 to famous Indian Poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. Amitabh has been in industry for more than 43 years and is widely considered as the greatest Indian actor ever born. Amitabh got his initial interest in acting due to his mother Teji Bachchan. At one point his mother himself got offer to star in a film but she gave preference to her married life. However, She did influenced Amitabh to opt for a filmy career and it was at that time when Amitabh decided to become an actor. Here are some facts about the legendary actor:

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  • Amitabh was originally named Inquilab which means revolution and was inspired from the word Inquilab Zindabaad. A Famous word used during the revolution for Indian independence.
  • Amitabh’s real name is Amitabh Shrivastva. He got the sur-name Bachchan as his father adopted it for his pen name.
  • Amitabh Bachchan was born in Allahbad, Uttar Pardesh.
  • Amitabh Bachchan’s height is 188 cm which equals to 6 feet 2 inch
  • Due to his tall height he was rejected by several directors before finally getting accepted due to another actor Mehmood’s recommendation.
  • Before trying hands in acting Amitabh is said to work at a ship mine on the docks of Calcutta.
  • There is a famous story that Amitabh got rejected by every director in Mumbai. So he decided to go back to his home town Allahbad to lead a normal life. When he was on the platform to board the train he was called upon by a director. Thus, Amitabh left the train and went after his dreams.
  • Amitabh’s first film is said to be Saat Hindustani released in 1969. He was 27 years old at that time. Amitabh also lend his voice to Bhuvan shome which actually released before Saat Hindustani.
  • Though Amitabh starred in superhit film Anand also starring Rajesh khanna but his first Blockbuster was Zanjeer directed by Parkash Mehra which gave him the title of Angry Young Man.
  • Amitabh has worked with almost every actor in Industry and with every famous director. He has many collaborations with director Prakash Mehra (who is widely considered as the one who made Amitabh), Manmohan Desai and Ramesh Sippy. Many of his films are multi-starrer where he has worked along with legends like Dharamendra, Shashi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna.Among the new generations actor He has worked along with Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Amir Khan and his son Abhishek Bachchan.
  • Amitabh has starred in a long list of Bollywood’s classic movies. Most famous are – Anand, Zanjeer,Deewar, Sholay, Amar Akbar Anthony, Don, Lawaaris, Coolie, Shahenshah, Agneepath, Mohabattein and Black. Thus he has iconic films from each decade.
  • In 1982 during the shooting of film Coolie he got a fatal injury and was admitted Hospital. At that time whole India stood to pray for the legendary actor. Thousands of fans crowded the hospital. Miraculously he fended death and returned to complete the film. The film was Blockbuster.
  • In the 70s Amitabh Starred in many hit films. Almost every film he starred in was hit at box office.
  • In the 80s after the Coolie injury, He considered it his rebirth. He reportedly became negative and had a pessimistic view on almost every film. So he decided to quit films and join politics.
  • Amitabh won his home town’s Allahabad’s seat in 1984 and become MP. However he left politics after being framed in Bofors Scandal.
  • He came back with iconic film Shahenshah and two years later he starred in Agneepath. However due to his age, he was not suited for romantic roles. As a result his films failed at box office and in the 90s he was part of many flop films.
  • He went almost Bankrupt at the end of 90s due to his production company ABCL.
  • At that time he accepted to star in a reality show Kaun Bangea Crorepati (Indian version of Who Will be a Millionaire?). The show became the most watched show in history and brought Amitabh’s wealth and popularity.
  • In 00s he focused more on realistic films instead of Masala films.
  • Amitabh Bachchan Wife is actress Jaya Bhaduri. The couple got married in 1973. Amitabh bachchan has a daughter Shweta Nanda and a son Abhishek Bachchan. Abhishek is also an Indian actor.
  • Amitabh is father in law of Aishwarya Rai (former Miss world).
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  • Amitabh Bachchan House is Jalsa in Mumbai.
  • Amitabh Bachchan Wealth is estimated to be 117 crore Per year (Annual Income).
  • Amitabh Bachchan Awards: He has won as many as 180 awards in his career. His awards include Civilian Award, Doctrate awards, National awards and Filmfare Awrds. Some awards are :
  1. Padhma Shri and Padhma Bhsuhan in 1984 and 2001. Legion of Honor by France govt in 2007.
  2. He has won National Film Award for Best Actor 3 times for films – Agneepath, Black and Paa
  3. Out of 40 nominations, Amitabh has won Filmfare awards record 12 times.

Amitabh Bachchan has starred in 200 films till 2017.