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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Exclusive Photos: The Bachchan’s star-studded Diwali bash

Keeping the tradition alive, megastar Amitabh Bachchan threw a grand Diwali bash at his residence Jalsa and Bollywood bigwigs were invited. It was a star-studded affair and most of the members  of the film industry enjoyed Diwali under the same roof at the Bachchan’s abode. Most of t ... read more

‘Happy and Prosperous Diwali’, tweets Big B, Sridevi, Kjo

Bollywood celebrities took to twitter to wish their fans a very ‘Happy and Prosperous Diwali’. Here's what the celebrities tweeted: Amitabh Bachchan: Many thank you's first for all those that send me their wishes for Deepawali... may there be prosperity, & the brightness of ... read more

Amitabh, Aamir, Ekta to host grand Diwali bash

The festival of light is organised in a grand manner at the Bachchan’s residence every year and this year too they have arranged a grand party. They have thrown a lavish bash at their residence; Jalsa and Bollywood who’s who were invited. Last year, Shahrukh Khan and his wife Gauri made to the ba ... read more

First Look: Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar in ‘Do’

Here’s unveiled the first look of Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar starrer, ‘Do’. The poster was released by Big B, who is very active on social networking site. The poster shows Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh sitting across each, engrossed in deep talking and at the same time playing chess and enjo ... read more

Amitabh shows Shahrukh’s nude picture on KBC 8

The ‘Happy New Year’ team is on a promotional spree. Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani, Abhishek Bachchan, Vivaan Shah and the film director Farah Khan appeared on the popular quiz show, ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 8’ to promote their movie and the team had a great fun on the show. Amitabh ... read more

Cancer survivor Megha Patil wins 1 crore on KBC 8

Kaun Banega Crorepati has got another crorepati in a very positive thinking homemaker and a cancer survivor, named Megha Patil. Megha won 1 crore on KBC 8 hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan by answering all 14 questions correct. Megha has not only made a proper use of the show’s life lines but s ... read more

‘Happy New Year’ team shoot special Diwali episode of ‘KBC’

It is already quite clear by now that Shahrukh Khan will leave no stone unturned to promote his upcoming Diwali release, ‘Happy New Year’ which is also his home production. SRK and other members of the cast were busy performing in foreign cities of North America to promote the film among large nu ... read more

Big B, Jaya, Ash, Abhi, Shweta click selfie on birthday

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan celebrates his 72nd birthday today and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan arranged a big bash for her Paa. On the occasion of Big B’s birthday, the family clicked a selfie which was posted on twitter. Abhishek Bachchan also wrote on his Twitter han ... read more

Big B, Priyanka tweet ‘Happy Karva Chauth’

Celebrities never miss any occasions to wish their fans, whether it is Navratri, Diwali or Eid, our stars are always extended their best wishes and Karva Chauth is no exception. Stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and many others took to social networking sites to wish their fans ‘Happy ... read more

Stars wish Big B ‘a healthy and long life’ on birthday

As the iconic star of Indian cinema, megastar Amitabh Bachchan turns 72 today, celebrities and fans wished a long and healthy life for Big B. Love and admiration for Amitabh Bachchan was expressed by fans on the social networking sites on his D-day.   Celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, ... read more