Amitabh Bachchan

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NameAmitabh Bachchan (अमिताभ बच्चन)
Full NameAmitabh Harivansh Srivastav
Birth NameAmitabh Srivastava
NicknameBig B
Angry Young Man
AB Sr.
Amit ji
ProfessionLegendary Indian Actor, producer, singer, television presenter
Years Active1969-Present
Date of BirthOctober 11, 1942
Age (In 2022)80 Years
Birth PlaceAllahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
ResidencePrateeksha, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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CasteChitraguptavanshi Kayastha
Mother TongueHindi
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in Feet Inches- 6ft 2in 1
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseJaya Bachchan
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Marriage DateJune 3, 1973
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Parveen Babi
amitabh bachchan with parveen babi
Son(s)Abhishek Bachchan
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Daughter(s)Shweta Bachchan Nanda
amitabh bachchan with daughter shweta bachchan nanda
FatherHarivansh Rai Bachchan
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MotherTeji Bachchan
Shyama Bachchan (Step-mother)
Brother(s)Ajitabh Bachchan
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Cousin(s)Kishore Srivastava (Shaligram Shrivastava's son)
Ashok Srivastava (Shaligram Shrivastava's son)
Harvinder Kaur (Govind Kaur's daughter)
Other Relative(s)
GrandsonAgastya Nanda
amitabh bachchan with grandson agastya nanda
Granddaughter(s)Aaradhya Bachchan
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Navya Naveli Nanda
amitabh bachchan with granddaughter navya naveli nanda
Nephew(s)Bhim Karma Bachchan (Ajitabh's son)
Ravi Srivastava (Kishore Srivastava's son)
Kunal Verma (Rita Badhuri's son)
Kunal Ross (Neeta Ross's son)
Niece(s)Naina Bachchan (Ajitabh's daughter)
Nilima Bachchan (Ajitabh's daughter)
Namrita Bachchan (Ajitabh's daughter)
Leena Singh (Harvinder Kaur's daughter)
Daughter-in-law(s)Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Son-in-law(s)Nikhil Nanda
Sister-in-law(s)Ramola Bachchan (Ajitabh Bachchan's wife)
Rita Badhuri (Jaya Bachchan's sister)
Neeta Ross (Jaya Bachchan's sister)
Brother-in-law(s)Rajeev Verma (Actor, Rita Badhuri's husband)
Harbhajan Singh (Harvinder Kaur's husband)
Uncle(s)Shaligram Shrivastava (Harivansh Rai Bachchan's brother)
Aunt(s)Govind Kaur (Teji Bachchan's sister)
Milap Kaur (Teji Bachchan's sister)
Grand Father (Paternal)Pratap Narayan Shrivastava
Grand Mother (Paternal)Saraswati Devi Shrivastava
Grand Father (Maternal)Khazan Singh Suri
Grand Mother (Maternal)Amar Kaur Sodhi
Education Details
SchoolBoy's High School & College, Allahabad
CollegeSherwood College, Nanital
Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi
Educational QualificationM.A. (Master of Arts)
Debut MovieSaat Hindustani (1969)
Movies (As Actor)Krrish 4 (TBA)
Karishmaa (TBA)
Ghoomer (TBA)
Ishq Chakallas (TBA)
The Great Man (TBA)
The Intern (TBA)
Wisdom for Heroes (English-Italian-Spanish, TBA)
Project K (Telugu, TBA)
Uunchai (2022)
Good Bye (2022)
Brahmāstra: Part One - Shiva (2022)
Runway 34 (2022)
Jhund (2022)
Chehre (2021)
Gulabo Sitabo (2020)
Pink (2016)
Piku (2015)
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap (2011)
Paa (2009)
Bhoothnath (2008)
Cheeni Kum (2007)
Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007)
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)
Baabul (2006)
Black (2005)
Bunty Aur Babli (2005)
Sarkar (2005)
Khakee (2004)
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo (2004)
Baghban (2003)
Aankhen (2002)
Kaante (2002)
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)
Mohabbatein (2000)
Sooryavansham (1999)
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998)
Khuda Gawah (1992)
Hum (1991)
Ajooba (1991)
Agneepath (1990)
Aaj Ka Arjun (1990)
Jaadugar (1989)
Shahenshah (1988)
Mard (1985)
Sharaabi (1984)
Coolie (1983)
Satte Pe Satta (1982)
Namak Halaal (1982)
Shakti (1982)
Yaarana (1981)
Lawaaris (1981)
Silsila (1981)
Kaalia (1981)
Kaala Patthar (1979)
Trishul (1978)
Don (1978)
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)
Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
Deewaar (1975)
Sholay (1975)
Zanjeer (1973)
Anand (1971)
Parwana (1971)
Reshma Aur Shera (1971)
Sanjog (1971)
Saat Hindustani (1969)
Movies (As Narrator)Radhe Shyam (2022)
Firangi (2017)
The Ghazi Attack (2017)
Krrish 3 (2013)
Kahaani (2012)
Ra.One (2011)
Zor Lagaa Ke...Haiya! (2009)
Swami (2007)
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
March of the Penguins (Hindi version, 2005)
Parineeta (2005)
Fun2shh... Dudes in the 10th Century (2003)
Lagaan (2001)
Hello Brother (1999)
Tere Mere Sapne (1996)
Bawarchi (1972)
Bhuvan Shome (1969)
TV Show(s)Bigg Boss 3 (Host, 2009)
Kaun Banega Crorepati (Host, 2000-2006, 2010-Present)
Dekh Bhai Dekh (Producer, 1993-94)
AutobiographySoul Curry for You and Me – An Empowering Philosophy That Can Enrich Your Life (2002) 2
BiographiesBachchanalia (2009)
Looking for the Big B: Bollywood, Bachchan and Me (2007)
Amitabh: The Making of a Superstar (2006)
Amitabh Bachchan: Ek Jeevit Kimvadanti (2006)
AB: The Legend (A Photographer's Tribute) (2006)
To be or not to be: Amitabh Bachchan (2004)
Amitabh Bachchan: the Legend (1999)
Contact/Social Media Details (47m followers) (39m followers) (30m followers)
Other Details
Award(s)/Title(s)Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2019)
Padma Vibhushan (2015)
Padma Bhushan (2001)
Padma Shri (1984)
4 National Film Awards
16 Filmfare Awards
Favorite ActorDilip Kumar
Favorite ActressWaheeda Rehman
Favorite ColorWhite
Favorite FoodIndian Vegetarian food
Food HabitVegetarian
HobbiesMusic and Blogging
Net Worth (Approx)Rs 2800 crores 3
Salary/FeesRs. 10 Crores/Movie
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Childhood Pictureamitabh bachchan childhood picture with his parents
Family Picture
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Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian film actor and host who is regarded as one of the most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema. He was born on October 11, 1942 to celebrated hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan & his wife, the social activist Teji Bachchan in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. He also has a brother named Ajitabh Bachchan.
Initially his parents wanted to name him Inquilaab, inspired by the phrase "Inquilab Zindabad" which was popularly used during the Indian independence movement. The name Amitabh was suggested to his father by poet Sumitranandan Pant.
His real surname was Shrivastava but his father, who opposed the caste system and had adopted the pen name Bachchan under which he had published all his works.
He did his schooling from Boy's High School & College in Allahabad and Sherwood College in Nainital and later graduated from Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi.
After finishing his studies, he applied to become a radio presenter for All India Radio, Delhi but was not selected.
He worked as a business executive for a freight company, Bird & Company in Kolkata before starting his film career.
He got his break in hindi film industry through a letter of recommendation from the then Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi, as Amitabh was the friend of her son, Rajiv Gandhi.
Amitabh started his film career in 1969 as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen's National Award-winning movie Bhuvan Shome.
He made his acting debut as one of the seven protagonists in the movie Saat Hindustani (1969). He won the National Award for Best Newcomer for his role in the movie.
While shooting for Zanjeer (1973), the cast and crew had decided to go abroad for holiday's if the movie was a box-office hit. When Amitabh for his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan's permission, his father asked if Jaya was also going. After Amitabh told him that Jaya is also going, he was told to marry Jaya before going abroad together.
Amitabh Bachchan got married to actress Jaya Bhaduri on June 3, 1973. The couple has two children, Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan.
Due to his friendship with Rajiv Gandhi he fought the Lok Sabha election from his hometown Allahabad for the 8th Lok Sabha against H. N. Bahuguna, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He won by one of the highest victory margins ever in Indian elections. However he left the politics mid-term after he and Rajiv Gandhi along with Hinduja Brothers were implicated in the infamous Bofors case.
The French director François Truffaut called him a "one-man industry".
In 2018, he appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 at number 7, a list based on the income and popularity of Indian celebrities. 4
He has double M.A. (Master of Arts) degree.
He used screen name Vijay in over 20 movies.
Amitabh played the double role in 10 movies, Adalat (1976), Don (1978), Kasme Vaade (1978), The Great Gambler (1979), Desh Premee (1982), Satte Pe Satta (1982), Aakhree Raasta (1986), Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998), Lal Baadshah (1999) and Sooryavansham (1999). He had triple role in Mahaan (1983).
He suffers from vitiligo. He also suffered from a rare muscular disorder known as myasthenia gravis.
Indian adult film actor Ameatabh Bachan took this screen name because he was a huge fan of Amitabh Bachchan.
Amitabh was paid Rs. 5000 for his first movie Saat Hindustani (1969).
He hosts the game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati", India's version of the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?".
He was honoured with "Padma Shri" by The Government of India in 1984, "Padma Bhushan" in 2001 and "Padma Vibhushan" in 2015 for his outstanding contribution to the Hindi film industry.
In 2007, he was honoured by The Government of France with its highest civilian honour, Knight of the Legion of honour for his exceptional contributions in the world of cinema.
He played the role of a non-Indian Jewish character, Meyer Wolfsheim in the hollywood movie, The Great Gatsby (2013).
Daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda is married to businessman Nikhil Nanda, who is the son of Raj Kapoor's daughter, Ritu Nanda. They have two children, Navya Naveli Nanda and Agastya Nanda.
Amitabh received a near fatal injury when Puneet Issar punched him while shooting for Coolie (1983).
He was the first Asian actor whose wax model was displayed at Madame Tussaud's in London, UK.
Amitabh Bachchan played the role of son to his own son Abhishek Bachchan in Paa (2009). They hold the Guinness World record for being the only father-son duo to have played reversed roles on-screen in this movie.
In 1969, he was in a relationship with British Airways air hostess named Maya.
During his college days he dated a girl named Karuna.
He has won the National Award for Best Actor four times for Agneepath (1990), Black (2005), Paa (2009) and Pink (2016).
Actress Nirupa Roy played the role of his mother in many movies.
His maternal grandfather, Sardar Khazan Singh Suri was a well known Sikh Barrister in the early 1900's in British India and was also the Revenue Minister in the erstwhile State of Patiala. Amitabh used to used to call him Daar ji. 5
His maternal grandmother, Amar Kaur Sodhi belonged to a highly respected family of the Prabandhak's of the Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara. 5
Govind Kaur and Milap Kaur were the elder sister of his mother Teji Bachchan. Govind Kaur's daughter Harvinder Kaur is married to Harbhajan Singh and they have a daughter named Leena Singh.
On 14th April 2017, Amitabh Bachchan took to his Twitter account and shared a photo of him donning a Sikh look with a heavy beard and an orange turban. He captioned, "My Nani, Amar Kaur Sodhi .. and my Nana Khazan Singh Suri .. must be smiling from the heavens to see me thus .. in my Sikh roots !!". Some people started assuming that it is Amitabh's look in the movie 'Thugs of Hindostan' but he clarified that the look is for an advertisement.
On 21st March 2018, Amitabh Bachchan posted a picture of turban-clad Abhishek Bachchan's first look in Manmarziyaan (2018) on his twitter account. He also shared that Abhishek Bachchan's grandmother Teji Kaur Suri, his maternal great-grandfather Khazan Singh Suri and his maternal great-grandmother Amar Kaur Sodhi must be feeling proud to see Abhishek Bachchan in a Sikh look.

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