Amitabh Bachchan Biography

Recently, Bollywood’s megastar Amitabh Bachchan turned 77. He was born on October 11, 1942 in Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (now, Uttar Pradesh, India) to the well-known poet Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan and to sikh socialite Teji Bachchan. He has one younger brother named Ajitabh Bachchan. He went to Sherwood College Boarding School, Nainital and later completed his Bachelor of Arts from Kirori Mal College, the University of Delhi. After graduation, he worked as a freight broker in Calcutta before embarking on a film career.

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Amitabh Bachchan relocated to Bombay to find work as a film star but movie directors did not find him apt for the film industry as fairer skin was their first choice. On the other hand, his profound baritone voice did wonders in the theatrical world which was used for anecdote and background narration. After a letter of recommendation from the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, he got a break in Bollywood where he did his debut Saat Hindustani in 1969. He became an action movie star after casting in Zanjeer in 1972. He was a close friend of Rajiv Gandhi, the son of Indira Gandhi.

His spouse name is Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan, former politician and an Indian film actress. The couple is blessed with two children – Shweta and Abhishek. Shweta Bachchan Nanda is espoused to an industrialist Nikhil Nanda whose grandfather was the film director Raj Kapoor. Amitabh’s son Abhishek Bachchan is an actor, espoused to an actress Aishwarya Rai.

Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most recognisable film stars and prominent figures in the history of India. He is popularly known as Munna, Big B, Angry Young Man, Bollywood Shahenshah, Amith, AB Sir, One Man Industry, Superstar of the Millenium, The Last Emperor, Mahanayak and Amit ji.

Besides, Amitabh Bachchan is hosting the Indian version of “Who wants to be a Millionaire?” as “Kaun banega Crorepati”. By profession, he is an actor, singer, narrator, producer, special appearances and voice-cast.When his ailment made him physically and mentally weak, he was determined to abandon the movies and endeavour into politics. After the unexpected controversies, particularly when he and his friend Rajiv Gandhi were incriminated in “Bofors” case along with the UK based Hinduja Brothers, he was totally shattered.

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Amitabh Bachchan is known for his sparkling performances in cinematography. By the early 1970s, he acquired the fame with the onlookers as “angry young man” in many of the successful feature films.  His first major successful action movie came with Zanjeer and then the list kept on increasing. Bachchan’s swashbuckling performances led him to stardom and was fascinating his followers with his tall and handsome looks which landed him for Fanfare awards. He drew a large throng of screaming enthusiasts and lovers wherever he went. This veteran actor has given many blockbuster movies and was able to gather big fans for himself. The movies like Sholay, Laawaris, Coolie, Aakhree Rasta, Agneepath, Hum, Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham, Baghban, Bunty Aur Babli and Kabhi Alvida Na
Kehna has done big business on the boxoffice and made him a celebrity.

He outshined the silver screen with the films like Trishul and Chashme Baddoor. He confiscated all the opportunities to work with the India’s most acclaimed directors like Ramesh Sippy and Prakash Mehra. He was held back many times during his acting career but due to his hard work and strong determination, he went the extra miles and became the Bollywood megastar. He is introduced as the Shahenshah of Bollywood, Star of the Millennium and Big B also. There are numerous invincible movies done by him like Black, Pink, Piku, Sarkar, Badla, Anand, Chupke Chupke, Amar Akbar Anthony, Satte Pe Satta, Namak Haraam, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, 102 Not Out, Silsila, Khakee, Namak Halal, Shaan, Naseeb, Mohabbatein, Yaarana, Wazir  and so on. The list of his blockbusters is endless.

He is also an astonishing singer as well as dancer besides an actor. If you watch Amitabh Bachchan’s dance, you would not be able to resist yourself without accompanying him on his dance numbers. Some of his crowd-pleasing disco numbers include Chali Chali Fir Chali Chali, Khaike Paan Banaras Wala, Ek Punjaban Kudi Punjaban, Kajra Re, Rang Barse, Mujhe Naulakha Mangade and the list goes on.

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Amitabh Bachchan Popular Dialogues

The legendary star of Bollywood is an amazing Golden actor of Bollywood. He is not only a surname but a swag, style statement, idol, strength and aura for the admirers. He is a pioneer in the film industry. In his reality shows like Kaun Banega Crorepati, he used few simple words amusingly like “Sure. Confident. Lock kar diya Jaye” which were imprinted in the hearts of his admirers. Here is the list of his unforgettable and evergreen dialogues which are still punched in the minds of the fans:

  • Rishte mein toh hum tumhaare baap lagte hain, naam hai Shahenshah – Shahenshah
  • Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahin, naamumkin hai – Don
  • Tumhara naam kya hai, Basanti? – Sholay
  • Yeh tumhaare baap ka ghar nahin, police station hai, isliye seedhi tarah khade raho – Zanjeer
  • Main aur meri tanhai, aksar yeh baatein karte hai – Silsila
  • Sahi baat ko sahi waqt pe kiya jaye to uska maza hi kuch aur hai, aur main sahi waqt ka intezaar karta hoon – Trishul
  • Ghadi Ghadi drama karata hai saala – Sholay
  • Kabhi kabhi mere dil mein khayal aata hai, ki zindagi teri zulfon ki narm chhaon mein guzarne paati to shadab ho bhi sakti thi. – Kabhi Kabhie
  • Zindagi ka tambu teen bambuo pe khada hai. – Sharabi
  • Parampara, Pratishtha, Anushasan. Ye is gurukul ke teen stambh hai. Ye wo aadarsh hain jinse hum aapka aane waala kal banaate hain. – Mohabbatein
  • Apni sharto par chalne wale ko keemat chukani padati hai, mujhe jo sahi lagta hai wo mai karta hu – Sarkar Raj

We can say that Shahenshah is still ruling amongst his followers as well as in the hearts of new generation i.e. youth and children. He has left the mark of his powerful voice in the hearts of his audience.

Amitabh Bachchan Awards

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Amitabh Bachchan is a benchmark of accomplishments. The superstar is 77 now and still not in a mood to bow out. If correspondents start writing about him, they may eat up the adjectives. The legendary actor of Hindi cinema was honored with the country’s highest civilian honor, Padma Vibhushan in 2015 and was also recognized for his phenomenal passage in the world of cinema by Knight of the Legion of Honor by France in 2017. He has triumphed various laurels in his career, including four National Film Awards as Best Actor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award as a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 and many awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies. He has been nominated maximum number of times in any major acting category at Filmfare

He has also been privileged with National Honors like Awadh Samman by the Government of Uttar Pradesh in 1980, Yash Bharti Award (Uttar Pradesh’s Highest honour) in 1994, Deenanath Mangeshkar Award in 2005 and President of India Medallion of Honour in 2013. He has also been voted as “Asia’s Sexiest Vegetarian Man” in 2008, “Hottest Male Vegetarian” by PETA twice in 2002 and 2012. The list of his accolades is very long.

We wish our legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan a very Happy Birthday. Many more happy years of success and good health coming your way, Shahenshah.

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