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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Amitabh to team up with RGV for ‘Sarkar 3’

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Bachchan family, others attend ‘Sarabjit’ screening

Ahead of its release on Friday, May 20, Omung Kumar’s biopic ‘Sarabjit’ was screened at a Mumbai theatre on Wednesday night, May 18. The premiere was attended by several celebrities from the film industry, besides the cast and makers of the movie. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who plays the lead ... read more

Shahrukh Khan hosts star-studded dinner for Apple CEO Tim Cook

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan hosted a lavish dinner party for Apple CEO Tim Cook at his palatial bungalow Mannat on Wednesday, May 18. The American business executive, accompanied by Apple Chief Operating officer Jeff Williams, is on a five-day maiden visit to India. The ‘private’ di ... read more

Amitabh Bachchan is nervous about singing for ‘TE3N’

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is equally known for his baritone voice as his acting skills. He has sung numerous songs for his films. In March this year he sang the National Anthem at the opening match of T20 World Cup between India and Pakistan in front of a packed stadium at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens. ... read more