Amitabh Bachchan is probably the biggest Superstar India has ever produced. He was born in Allahabad, on 11th October, 1942. He is the son of Hindi-Urdu poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bahchchan. He is well known for his incredible acting skills, his deep baritone voice and his humble nature.

He is nicknamed Big B, Munna and the Shahenshah of Bollywood. He went to Sherwood College, Nainital and has a double MA degree from Delhi University. Before becoming an actor, he has worked in Calcutta as an announcer for All India Radio, a stage actor and a freight company’s executive. He debuted in the movie Saat Hindustani(1969) by K.A. Abbas. He has gone on to deliver hits like Deewar, Zanjeer(1972), Sholay(1975) with Dharmendra and Amjad Khan, Coolie, Bombay to Goa etc. His filmography is extensive with him playing double and triple roles in movies like Don (1978), Kasme Vaade(1978) an the Great Gambler(1979). The first award that he had won was for his supporting role in Anand, a movie by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. He has also done playback in movies like Silsila and more recently in Baghban(2003). He has a wax statue in Madame Tussaud’s museum.

Amitabh Bachchan was very close to the Gandhi family and had been elected MP from Allahabad in 1985. But, owing to some financial misappropriation, he has to step down. He is known to be close friends with Samajwadi Party member Amar Singh.

Amitabh Bachchan has been married to Jaya Bachchan since 1973, and has 2 children with her- Abhishek and Shweta.

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Aaradhya cuts cake, grandpa Big B pens poem for grandaughter

Aaradhya Bachchan celebrated her fourth birthday on November 16 and who’s who of Bollywood were invited with their children. The host of celebrity children were spotted with their parents and all had a great time at Aaradhya’s princess-themed birthday party as Aaradhya loves Disney princess. ... read more

Inside photos of Bachchan’s grand Diwali bash

The Bachchans are known to throw lavish Diwali bash every year and this year is also no exception. Big B has hosted a starry Diwali party at his bungalow, Jalsa on November 11 and A-listers of Bollywood were invited. Abhishek donned a bright yellow kurta, and Aishwarya, looked stunning in ... read more

Amitabh Bachchan launches Shilpa Shetty’s new book

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan launched actress and entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty’s new book, 'The Great Indian Diet' on Thursday, (November 19) in Mumbai. Apart from Amitabh Bachchan, the event was attended by Anil Kapoor ,Varun Dhawan and Manish Paul. Shilpa has co-authored the book with nutritionist L ... read more

Big B, Jaya, Vidya Balan light-up Kolkata film fest

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, veteran actress and wife Jaya Bachchan, versatile Vidya Balan and Sharmila Tagore light up 21st edition of Kolkata film festival. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee presided the function. Amitabh Bachchan light-up the candles and initiates the festival am ... read more

Amitabh Bachchan sings in a local train for charity

Commuters of a Mumbai local train got a pleasant surprise when Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bahchan travelled with them on Sunday, November 15. Big B was there for Saurabh Nimbkar who makes the journey of the daily passengers of the city’ ... read more

Bollywood stars wish 'Peace, Prosperity and Happy Diwali'

Like every year, this year also our Bollywood stars did not fail to wish their fans and close ones ‘Happy Diwali’. Celebrities took to micro-blogging site to wish fans peace, prosperity and happy Deepavali. Amitabh Bachchan posted a picture of lightened diyas written ‘Shubh Deepavaali’ on ... read more

Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth pair-up for ‘Robot 2’

Here is a good news for the fans of megastar Amitabh Bachchan and south superstar Rajinkanth. Rumours are rife that good buddies Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth will team up for the sequel to hit film, ‘Robot’. Shankar is bringing the two matinee idols together for ‘Enthiran 2’. A television cha ... read more