Amitabh Bachchan Biography

Birthday: 1942-10-11
Place of Birth: Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh India
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Wiki Biography: Son of well known poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. He has a brother named Ajitabh. He completed his education from Uttar Pradesh and moved to Bombay to find work as a film star, in vain though, as film-makers preferred someone with a fairer skin, and he was not quite fair enough. But they did use one of his other assets - his deep baritone voice - which was used for narration and background commentary. He was successful in being cast in Saat Hindustani. He got his break in Bollywood after a letter of introduction from the then Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi, as he was a friend of her son, Rajiv Gandhi. This is how Amitabh made an entry in Bollywood, starting with Zanjeer, co-starred with his future wife Jaya Bhaduri, and since then there has been no looking back. He married Jaya Bhaduri, an actress in her own rights, and they had two children, Shweta and Abhishek. Shweta is married, lives a non-filmy life and has two children. Being friends with Rajiv Gandhi, got him to decide to run for seat in the Congress from his hometown but had to leave midterm because of controversies, particularly after Rajiv and he were implicated in the now infamous "Bofors" case along with the U.K. based Hinduja Brothers. After a four year break, he was back in the unsuccessful Mrityudaata (1997), a comeback which the actor wanted to forget. Critics written him off but his career was saved with Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998). But four flops in 1999 and incurring debt of over 90 Crores rupees of his sinking company ABCL saw him at an all-time low. To make matters worse, after the defeat of the Congress party, Amitabh lost considerable political support, the opposition made him a target, and his credit rating deteriorated to such an extent that a leading nationalized bank, Canara Bank, sued him for outstanding loans. He did bounce back, presenting the Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire called "Kaun Banega Crorepati?" (2000). After a series of hits with Mohabbatein (2000), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) and Baghban (2003) and Khakee (2004), this elderly Bachchan is showing no signs of slowing down and proving the critics wrong once again. His son, Abhishek, is also an actor by his own rights. Amitabh and Jaya were interested in getting Abhishek married to Karishma, the daughter of Babita and Randhir Kapoor, they went through a formal engagement, but later broke it off. The former Miss World and Bollywood actress, Aishwarya Rai, and Abhishek, were formally engaged on Sunday January 14, 2007, at the Bachchan residence in Juhu, Bombay, with the marriage taking place at the Bachchan residence on April 20, 2007. On November 16, 2011, he became a Dada (Paternal Grandfather) when Aishwarya gave birth to a daughter in Mumbai Hospital. He is already a Nana (maternal grandfather) to Navya Naveli and Agastye - Shweta's children. He continues to be one of the busiest actors and singers in Bollywood as well as on TV, as can be seen from the commercials that he appears on, especially on Sahara One. Looks like there are no limits for this super-star and once the "Angry Young Man" of Bollywood. IMDb Mini Biography By: rAjOo Mini Biography The trademark deep baritone voice, the tall, brooding persona, and intense eyes, made Amitabh Bachchan the ideal "Angry Young Man" in the 1970s, thereby changing the face of Hindi cinema. The son of the late poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan, he was born in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. After completing his education from Sherwood College, Nainital, and Kirori Mal College, Delhi University, he moved to Calcutta to work for shipping firm Shaw and Wallace. Later, he moved to Bombay and struggled for a while to get his foot in the door of the Hindi film industry. The lanky, dark, and intensely brooding persona did not go down well with directors who were looking for wise-cracking, fair, loverboys - the trademark of the Indian hero in the 1960s. Starting with the low key Saat Hindustani, Bachchan struggled through many roles and was relegated at times to doing voice-overs and in one instance playing a deaf-mute (his deep baritone voice might have overshadowed the other actors!). He broke through with Zanjeer (the Chain) in 1973 playing opposite his real-life love interest and future wife Jaya Bhaduri. His persona seemed apt for the 1970s, capturing the resentment of underemployed youth and the increasing cult of violence. Bachchan reworked the image of the Hindi film hero with major hits like Deewar, Sholay, Trishul, Don, Kala Patthar, and Shakti. Adapting former screen idol Dilip Kumar's mannerisms and adding his own flamboyance, he popularized the violent melodrama. He proved that he had an equal flair for tragedies (Deewar, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Shakti) and comedies (Chupke Chupke, Don, Naseeb, Amar Akbar Anthony) as well. His most memorable performance was as the renegade against a harsh society in Deewar. After Amar Akbar Anthony in which he reveled in the role of the Cathlolic bootlegger - he played similar "masala" roles, movies that required action, comedy, tragedy, and romance in one character. This had disastrous consequences later with movies disintegrating into Amitabh variety shows rather than plot-driven stories. Bachchan was dubbed the Superstar, taking over that title from Rajesh Khanna, something he hung on to until the mid 1980s when the floor widened after his temporary departure. At the height of his popularity he was injured in an accident while shooting for the film Coolie - long lines of people prayed for his recovery at the Breach Candy hospital, underscoring his megastar status. He left films in 1985 to become a Member of Parliament from Allahabad constituency as a Congress party candidate, as a favor to his family friend Rajiv Gandhi - the new Prime MInister of India. A report of involvement in financial irregularities (of which he was completely cleared later) made him decide to step down as MP. His return in 1987 was lukewarm as the Hindi film industry had moved on and newer, younger heroes essayed the part of Angry Young Man with more conviction. Bachchan seemed to have lost his heart in making films as his later roles did not show the flicker of passion that had marked earlier efforts in the 1970s. In 1989, for the first time since 1976, three of his films were flops i.e. they could not recover their money (in the Hindi film industry a flop is a film that does not recover a distributor's price, not the producer's cost). A series of lackluster films in the 1990s pointed to a long overdue exit, common to many other stars. A seemingly well-thought out venture to start a production company ABCL landed him in immense debts. Astonishingly, he burst back with a double act: one, playing the stern patriarch (the kind against which he had rebelled in the 1970s but which role was suited to his gravelly voice), and two, reinventing himself as a brand that in turn, could market anything. He began the latter by hosting the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Kaun Banegaa Crorepati) and is now back in demand for endorsements, advertisements as well as many movie roles. At sixty plus, Amitabh Bachchan is a greater icon than he was at the height of his popularity three decades ago. His son, Abhishek is considered a talented actor who has not yet broken out as a star. IMDb Mini Biography By: darashukoh Mini Biography Amitabh Bachchan was born on October 11, 1942 in Allahabad. He is the son of late poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan did his schooling from Sherwood College, Nainital and later on pursued a degree in science from the Delhi University. His first job was in Shaw Wallace and later worked as a freight broker for a shipping firm called Bird and Co. But his destiny had something else to offer and it was the journey to stardom. He made his debut in the film Saat Hindustani (1969) which was directed by K.A. Abbas. Film failed on the box-office but Amitabh was noticed by film makers like Hrishikesh Mukherji and Sunil Dutt. Hrishikesh Mukherji (whom Amitabh treat as his Godfather),gave him a role in his two films, Anand and Guddi. Anand was the third film, which became a hit and he got best supporting actor filmfare award. Amitabh was getting the roles but they were not significant. Finally he got a chance to work in "Zanjeer", role for which he was not the first choice. Film turned out to be super-hit. By then a new avatar had emerged on silver screen, an "Angry young man". But this was his one aspect. He was a poet (Kabhi Kabhi), an decent professor (Kasme Vaade), a comedian (Chupke Chupke, Amar Akbar Anthony, Don), a dying lover (Mukaddar Ka Sikander).He did almost all kinds of roles. In 1973, after release of Zanjeer, Amitabh got married with Jaya Bhaduri. He became father at the time of release of Chupke Chupke. During the shooting of "Coolie" on 26th July 1982, he was injured and admitted to Breech Candy hospital. The whole nation prayed for his fast recovery and by the grace of God he was gifted with a new life. Mrs. Indira Gandhi, then P.M. of India, postponed her foreign trip and visited the hospital. After recovery Amitabh returned on silver screen, with Sharabi and Giraftar like hit movies. In the original script of "Coolie" Iqbal (Amitabh) had to die but Teji Bachchan asked Manmohan Desai to change it for her personal reasons. The last scene where he stands in the balcony and thank the people, was the real scene, a way to thank the people of India, "Main to chala gaya tha, laut aaya hoon to bus aapki duaon se...." Amitabh also tried his hand in politics in 1984 after the death of Mrs. Gandhi. He defeated the then called Chankya of the Indian politics, Hemvanti Nandan Bahuguna. But some how things went wrong and he got trapped in the dirty game of politics of anti-Rajiv Gandhi. Although during this period his classics "Main Azad Hoon" and "Agneepath" were released, but Amitabh was getting older. Amitabh decided to take a break in 1992, Khuda Gawah was the last release. He then launched ABCL which was a multi-faceted commercial enterprise. This was the major failure and he was surrounded by unthinkable debt. This is hard to imagine at that time how he survived but again he proved that he is not an ordinary man who live and die. With "Kaun Banega Crorepati" and "Mohabattein" he redefined his position in Indian cinema. Amitabh emerged again as a winner and slapped the critics who declared him "finished". Even in this age roles are written for him. Every film maker is dreaming to cast him in his/her film. He was declared as Star of the Millenium by BBC poll, by Stardust and even at the survey for statue at Madam Tusad. These are not mere coincident! May God bless him.

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Filmography

Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Parvarish 1958
Boom! Bade Mia 1968
Anand 1970
Reshma Aur Shera 1971
Bawarchi 1972
Bombay to Goa 1972 Biography, 0
Bandhe Haath 1973
Namak Haraam 1973
Zanjeer 1973 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Abhimaan 1973 Musical, Family
Benaam 1974 Mystery, Thriller
Kunwara Baap 1974 Drama
Majboor 1974 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Chupke Chupke 1975
Deewar Vijay Verma 1975
Sholay Jai (Jaidev) 1975 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Balika Badhu 1976 0, Biography
Do Anjaane 1976 0, 0
Mr. Natwarlal 1977
Alaap 1977
Immaan Dharam 1977
Khoon Pasina 1977 Family, Drama
Kasme Vaade 1978
Trishul 1978 Action, Drama, Musical
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar 1978 Romance
Jurmana 1979 Drama, Family
Manzil 1979 Romance, Family
Kaala Patthar 1979 Action, Drama
Suhaag 1979 Drama, Musical
Do Aur Do Paanch Vijay/Ram 1980
Shaan 1980 Biography, Game Show, 0, Comedy
Kaalia 1981
Yaarana 1981 Musical, Romance
Naseeb 1981 Action, Musical, Romance
Silsila 1981 Drama, Musical, Romance
Namak Halaal Arjun singh 1982
Satte Pe Satta Ravi 1982 0, 0
Bemisal 1982 Family
Desh Premee 1982
Coolie 1983 Drama, Action, Comedy
Sharaabi Vicky Kapoor 1984
Mard 1985 Action, Drama, History
Aakhree Raasta David D'Costa / Insp. Vijay Sandaliya 1986 Action
Hero Hiralal 1988
Shahenshah Vijay shrivastav 1988
Jaadugar 1989
Main Azaad Hoon 1989
Batwara Narrator 1989 Action, Drama
Toofan 1989 Action
Agneepath Vijay Dinanath Chavan 1990 0, Comedy
Kroadh Himself 1990 Action, Crime, Drama
Akayla 1991
Hum Tiger / Shekhar 1991 Action, Crime, Drama
Ajooba 1991 Adventure, Fantasy
Indrajeet 1991 Crime, Drama
Khuda Gawah 1992
Aankhen 1993 0, 0
Insaniyat 1994 Crime, Drama
Mrityudaata Dr. Ram Prasad Ghayal 1997 Action, Drama, Musical
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan 1998
Major Saab 1998 Action, Drama, Romance
Laawaris 1999
Lal Baadshah 1999 Crime, Drama
Sooryavansham 1999 Drama, Action
Biwi No. 1 1999 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Biwi No.1 1999 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Hindustan Ki Kasam 1999
Kohram Col. Balbir Singh Sodi, aka Devraj Hathoda / Dada Bhai 1999 Action, Drama, Thriller
Hello Brother God 1999
Mohabbatein 2000 Musical, Drama, Romance
Aks 2001
Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love 2001
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham 2001 0
Khushi 2001 0, 0
Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin Dr. Rastogi 2002 Action, Comedy, Drama
Kaante Yashvardhan 'Major' Rampal 2002 Action, Crime, Drama
Boom Bade Mia 2003
Baghban 2003
Armaan 2003 0, Biography
Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost Narrator 2003 Romance, Action, Adventure
Fun2shh... Dudes in the 10th Century Narrator 2003 Comedy
Aetbaar 2004 Biography, 0
Khakee 2004 Drama, Action
Rudraksh 2004 Sci Fi
Insaaf: The Justice Narrator 2004 Drama
Lakshya Col. Sunil Damle 2004 Drama, Romance
Deewaar 2004
Deewaar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home Maj. Ranvir Kaul 2004 Action, Drama
Kyun! Ho Gaya Na... 2004 Drama, Romance
Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na 2004 Drama, Romance
Hum Kaun Hai? Major Frank John Williams / Frank James Williams 2004 Horror, Drama, Mystery
Veer-Zaara 2004 Drama, Musical, Romance
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo 2004
Waqt: The Race Against Time 2005 0, 0
Bunty Aur Babli 2005 Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Paheli 2005 Fantasy, Romance
Viruddh... Family Comes First Vidhyadar Ramkrishna Patwardhan 2005 Drama
Amrithadhare Himself 2005 Drama
Struggler Himself 2006 Thriller
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna 2006 0
Family - Ties of Blood 2006
Family: Ties of Blood Virendra 'Viren' Sahi 2006 Action, Crime, Drama
Darna Zaroori Hai 2006
Ganga Thakur Vijay Singh 2006 Action, Drama, Music
Shantaram 2007
Eklavya: The Royal Guard Eklavya 2007
Cheeni Kum 2007 Romance
Swami Narrator 2007 Drama
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom 2007 Comedy, Drama, Musical
Ram Gopal Varma's Indian Flames Babban Singh 2007 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Gangotri Thakur Vijay 'Thakur Kaka' Singh 2007 Action, Crime, Drama
Ek Krantiveer: Vasudev Balwant Phadke Narrator 2007 Action, History
Zamaanat 2007
God Tussi Great Ho God 2008
Jodhaa Akbar 2008 Action, Adventure
Yaar Meri Zindagi Dr. Ajay Singh 2008 Drama, Family, Musical
Sarkar Raj Subhash 'Sarkar' Nagare 2008 Action, Crime, Drama
Aladin Genius 2009 0, 0, 0, Biography
Rann Vijay Harshvardhan Malik 2010 Game Show
Teen Patti Professor Venkat Subramaniam 2010 Drama, Thriller
Kandahar Lokanatha Sharma 2010 Action, Drama
Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap Vijju 'Bbuddah' 2011 Action, Crime, Drama
Mr Bhatti on Chutti Himself - actor 2012 Comedy
Department Sarjeroa Gaikwad 2012 Action
Bol Bachchan Item 2012 Comedy
The Great Gatsby Meyer Wolfsheim 2013 Drama, Romance
Mahabharat Bheeshma 2013 Animation, Action
Black Debraj Sahai 2014 0, 0
Bhoothnath Returns Bhoothnath 2014 Comedy, Drama, Horror
Sarkar Subhash Nagre 'Sarkar' 2018 0
Amar Akbar Anthony 2018 0
Dev 2019 Biography