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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'You Never Replied': Amitabh Bachchan angry with Sonam Kapoor

On Sonam Kapoor’s 32nd birthday, she is flooded with birthday wishes. The actress took time to reply to some and she overlooked some of the wishes. She made a big mistake by overlooking Big B’s birthday wish and she has left the latter red-faced. The amusing conversation betwee ... read more

Throwback picture: Amitabh Bachchan’s rented house in Allahabad

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s bungalow ‘Jalsa’ is a centre of attraction for all the visitors. But few know that Big B once lived in a rented house in Allahabad. In a throwback picture, Amitabh Bachchan gave us a glimpse of his rented house with his family and after several years, he visited the sa ... read more

Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya celebrate 44 years of togetherness

Bollywood’s iconic couple Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan completes 44 years of happy married life. Celebrating the occasions, Big B took to Twitter and wrote#“June 3, 1973 .. 44 years of marriage .. thank you all for the wishes you send .. grateful and filled with love”. The ‘Piku’ act ... read more