BIOGRAPHY OF FAMOUS CELEBRITY MR. AMITABH BACHCHAN
Amitabh BachchanDate of Birth: 11 October 1942Place of Birth: Allahabad, United Provinces, British IndiaBirth Name: Amitabh Harivansh SrivastavNickname: Big B, Munna, Angry Young Man, Bollywoods Shahenshah, Amith, AB Sr.Height: 6 3" (1.88 m)Zodiac: LibraEducation: Graduate (B.Sc.) Kirori Mal College, University of DelhiProfession : Actor, producer, singer, television presenterMother: Teji BachchanFather: Harivansh Rai BachchanBrother: Ajitabh BachchanSpouse : Jaya Bahaduri (Now named as Jaya Bachchan)Daughter: Shweta NandaSon: Abhishek BachchanDaughter-in-law: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan was born in Allahabad in 1942, to Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. Bachchan was initially named Inquilaab. However, at the suggestion of fellow poet, Harivansh Rai changed the name to Amitabh which means, “the light that would never go off.” Though his surname was Shrivastava, he replaced it with ‘Bachchan’, which was his father’s pen name.Amitabh Bachchan studied in Allahabad at Jnana Pramodhini and BoysHigh School. He completed his education at Sherwood College inNainital and Kirori Mal College in Delhi. His first job was in ShawWallace. Amitabh later worked as a freight broker for a shipping firmcalled Bird and Co., in Kolkata, a job he quit to pursue a career inacting.
In 1969, Amitabh made his debut with Saat Hindustani, which won him the NationalFilm Award for Best Newcomer. After this came movies like Reshma Aur Shera,Parwana, and Anand in 1971. He made a huge impact with his performance inHrishikesh Mukherjee’s Anand alongside Rajesh Khanna, winning him the FilmfareBest Supporting Actor Award. His breakthrough as a lead was in the film Zanjeer(1973) which established his persona of the “angry young man” of Bollywood. Amitabh reworked the image of the Hindi film hero with major hits like Deewar, Sholay, Trishul and Don. He popularised the violent melodrama genre but had an equal flair for tragedies (Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Shakti) and comedies (Chupke Chupke, Amar Akbar Anthony) as well. His status as a demi-god was evident when the entire nation prayed for his recovery when he met with a fatal injury during the making of Coolie in July, 1982.
In 1984, Amitabh entered politics in support of long timefriend Rajiv Gandhi. He contested Allahabad’s Lok Sabhaseat and won by a huge margin. Accusations of himbeing involved in the Bofors Scandal made him quitpolitics, although, later on, he was proved innocent.Amitabh returned to films with blockbusters likeShahenshah, Agneepath, Hum and Khuda Gawah. Aseries of flops in mid 90’s and the collapse of hiscompany, Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd. landedhim in immense debts. He returned back to movies butwith no success.
In the year 2000, he stepped up to host thetelevision show Kaun Banega Crorepatiand later was seen in Mohabbatein. Boththese ventures proved extremelysuccessful. Since then Amitabh has beenon a roll. At sixty plus, with all theendorsements and accolades, he is agreater icon than he was at the height ofhis popularity three decades ago.
Filmfare AwardsWinner1971 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Anand1973 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Namak Haraam1977 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Amar Akbar Anthony1978 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Don1990 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (First Recipient)1991 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Hum2000 – Filmfare Superstar of the Millennium2000 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Mohabbatein2001 – Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Aks2003 – Filmfare Power Award2005 – Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Black2005 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Black2010 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Paa2011 – Filmfare Special Award for completing 40 years in the Indian film industryNominatedBachchan has been nominated as Filmfare Best Actor 28 times (a record) and as Filmfare BestSupporting Actor 9 times (also a record). He has also been nominated for Best Playback singeronce and as (producer) for Best Movie once.
National Film AwardsWinner1990 – National Film Award for Best Actor for Agneepath2005 – National Film Award for Best Actor for Black2009 – National Film Award for Best Actor for Paa International Indian Film Academy Awards Winner 2000 – IIFA Special Honorary Award 2001 – IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award for Mohabbatein 2002 – IIFA Personality of the Year 2006 – IIFA Wall of Fame 2006 – IIFA Best Actor Award for Black 2010 – IIFA Best Actor Award for Paa Screen Awards Winner 2003 – Screen Award for Jodi No. 1 along with Hema Malini for Baghban 2003 – Distinction In Acting Award for Baghban 2004 – Most Outstanding Personality 2005 – Screen Award for Best Actor for Black 2007 – Screen Award for Best Actor (Critics) for Cheeni Kum 2010 – Screen Award for Best Actor for Paa 2010 – Screen Award for Jodi No. 1 along with Abhishek Bachchan for Paa