Amitabh Bachchan, born on October 11, 1942, is an Indian actor, film producer, television host, and former politician. With over 200 films under his belt, he is considered one of the most influential and successful actors in Indian cinema history. He is known as the Shahenshah of Bollywood, Sadi Ke Mahanayak, Star of the Millennium, or Big B. His dominance in the Indian movie scene during the 1970s-80s made French director François Truffaut call it a “one-man industry.
Amitabh Bachchan Born in 1942 in Allahabad, India, to Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and social activist Teji Bachchan, he began his film career in 1969 as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen’s film Bhuvan Shome. He gained popularity in the early 1970s for films such as Anand, Zanjeer, Roti Kapada Aur Makaan, Deewaar, and Sholay. He achieved greater stardom in later years, being dubbed India’s “angry young man” for several on-screen roles in Hindi films. Bachchan consistently starred in top-grossing Indian films with critical acclaim since the mid-1970s to 80s.
His most acclaimed performances include Namak Haraam, Abhimaan, Majboor, Mili, Chupke Chupke, Kabhi Kabhie, Kaala Patthar, Shaan, Silsila, Shakti, Shahenshah, and Agneepath. After taking a break from acting in the 1990s, his resurgence marked in 2000 with Mohabbatein.
He has won numerous accolades in his career, including record four National Film Awards in Best Actor category and many awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies. He has won sixteen Filmfare Awards and is the most nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare with 34 nominations in Best Actor and 42 nominations overall.
The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001, the Padma Vibhushan in 2015, and India’s highest award in the field of cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2018. In addition to acting, Bachchan has worked as a playback singer, film producer, and television presenter. He has hosted several seasons of the game show Kaun Banega Crorepati and entered politics for a time in the 1980s.
He has also been involved in humanitarian works and is a leading brand endorser in India. Bachchan was voted the “greatest star of stage or screen” by BBC Your Millennium online poll in 1999 and was dubbed the “Star of the Millennium” by TIME magazine in October 2003.
Personal life of Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan, a Bollywood actor, has been married to actress and politician Jaya Bhaduri since 1973. They have two children, Abhishek, an actor, and Shweta, an author, journalist, and former model. Abhishek married actress Aishwarya Rai, and they have a daughter named Aaradhya. Shweta is married to businessman Nikhil Nanda, and they have a daughter, Navya Naveli, and a son, Agastya.
Bachchan’s younger brother Ajitabh Bachchan is a businessman who lived in London and is currently living in India. His wife Ramola is a fashion designer and has one son, Bhim, and three daughters. Naina Bachchan is married to actor Kunal Kapoor. Bachchan was rumored to have had an extramarital affair with actress Rekha in the mid-1970s to the early 1980s, but they both denied it.
Amitabh Bachchan celebrated his 81st birthday by meeting his fans outside Jalsa.
Amitabh Bachchan, the 81st birthday of Indian cinema’s superstar, celebrated his birthday by briefly meeting his fans outside his residence in Jalsa. A few of his family members, including daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughters Aaradhya Bachchan and Navya Naveli Nanda, were also seen witnessing the special occasion.
The couple celebrated Amitabh’s birthday at home with family members. Navya shared a photo on Instagram, with Big B in the middle, Navya with Aaradhya by her side, and Jaya with Agastya. She wrote “Happy Birthday Nana” to the family.
Shweta Shreepa shared a photo collage featuring Amitabh from an in-house party on Instagram.
Amitabh Bachchan is currently hosting Kaun Banega Crorepati, has Kalki AD 2898 with Prabhas and Deepika Padukone, and is set to reunite with Rajinikanth for his upcoming Tamil film. He is also working on Kalki AD 2898 with Prabhas and Deepika Padukone.