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|Also Known As||:||Not-Known|
|Date of Birth||:||11October 1942|
|Height||:||in centimeters- 185 cm|
in meters- 1.85 m
in Feet Inches- 6’1"
|Eye Colour||:||Black and Brown|
|Hair Colour||:||Brown and Black|
|Born In||:||Allahabad, united provinces|
|Mother Name||:||Teji Bachchan, Shyama(Step-mother)|
|Father Name||:||Harivansh Rai Bachchan|
|Daughter||:||Shweta Bachchan Nanda|
|Spouse / Partner :||:||Jaya Bhaduri (m. 1973)|
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|Favorites||:||Favorite Food Bhindi sabzi,jalebi,kheer |
Favorite Actor Dilip kumar
Favorite Actress Waheeda Rehman
Favorite Book Madhushala
Favorite Sports Cricket, football
Biography & Biodata
Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian film actor. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for films like Zanjeer and Deewaar, and was dubbed India's first "angry young man" for his on-screen roles in Bollywood. Referred to as "Bollywood Shahenshah", "Millennium Star" or "Big B",he has appeared in more than 190 Indian films in a career spanning almost five decades. ] Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the largest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema as well as world cinema. His domination of the film scene in the 1970s and 1980s was such that the French director François Truffaut called it "a united industry"
Bachchan has won numerous awards over the course of his career, including four national awards for Best Actor and numerous awards at international festivals and award ceremonies. He has won fifteen Filmfare Awards and is the most nominated performer in all major categories of actors at Filmfare, with 41 nominations in total. In addition to acting, Bachchan has worked as a backing singer, film producer and television presenter. He has hosted several seasons of the game show, Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Indian version of the game franchise, Who Wants to be a Millionaire? He also had a political stint in the 1980s.
The Indian government honored him with Padma Shri in 1984, Padma Bhushan in 2001 and Padma Vibhushan in 2015 for his contributions to the arts. The Government of France honored him with his highest honor, Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, in 2007 for his outstanding career in the film world and beyond.
Bachchan made his Hollywood debut in 2013 with The Great Gatsby, in which he plays a non-Indian Jewish character, Meyer Wolfsheim.
Early and personal life
Bachchan was born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, in north-central India. His ancestors on his father's side came from a village called Babupatti, in Tehsil of Raniganj, in the district of Pratapgarh, in present-day Uttar Pradesh, India. His father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a well-known Hindu dialect, a Hindu, while his mother, Teji Bachchan, was Sikh. Bachchan was originally named Inquilaab, inspired by the term Inquilab Zindabad popularly used during the struggle for Indian independence. In English, Inquilab Zindabad means "Long live the revolution". However, at the suggestion of fellow poet Sumitranandan Pant, Harivansh Rai changed the boy's name to Amitabh, which, according to an article in the Times of India, means "the light that will never die". Shrivastava, Amitabh's father had adopted the pen name Bachchan ("child-like" in Hindi colloquial), under which he published all his works. It is with this name that Amitabh made his film debut and for all other practical purposes, Bachchan became the surname of his entire immediate family. Bachchan's father died in 2003, and his mother in 2007.
Bachchan is a former student of Sherwood College, Nainital. He then attended the Kirori Mal College of Delhi University. He has a younger brother, Ajitabh. Her mother was very interested in the theater and was offered a role in a feature film, but she preferred her domestic chores. Teji has had some influence on Amitabh Bachchan's career choice because she has always insisted that he should "take center stage"
Bachchan is married to actress Jaya Bhaduri. The couple has two children, Shweta Bachchan (later after marriage, known as Shweta Nanda wife of businessman Nikhil Nanda) and Abhishek Bachchan (actor and husband of actress Aishwarya Rai).
Awards, honours and recognitions
Apart from National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards and other competitive awards which Bachchan won for his performances throughout the years, he has been awarded several honours for his achievements in the Indian film industry. In 1991, he became the first artist to receive the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, which was established in the name of Raj Kapoor. Bachchan was crowned as Superstar of the Millennium in 2000 at the Filmfare Awards.
In 1999, Bachchan was voted the "greatest star of stage or screen" in a BBC Your Millennium online poll. The organisation noted that "Many people in the western world will not have heard of .is a reflection of the huge popularity of Indian films." In 2001, he was honoured with the Actor of the Century award at the Alexandria International Film Festival in Egypt in recognition of his contribution to the world of cinema. Many other honours for his achievements were conferred upon him at several International Film Festivals, including the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Asian Film Awards.
In June 2000, he became the first living Asian to have been modeled in wax at London's Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Another statue was installed in New York in 2009, Hong Kong in 2011, Bangkok in 2011, Washington, DC in 2012, and Delhi, in 2017.
In 2003, he was conferred with the Honorary Citizenship of the French town of Deauville.
The Government of India awarded him with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015. France's highest civilian honour, the Knight of the Legion of Honour, was conferred upon him by the French Government in 2007 for his "exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond".
Honoured with an Honorary Doctorate
In 2011, by the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia
In 2013, by the Jodhpur National University
In 2015, by the Academy of Arts (Egypt) in Cairo, Egypt
In 2004, by the University of Jhansi, India,
In 2006, by the University of Delhi
In 2006, by the De Montfort University in Leicester, UK
In 2007, by the Leeds Metropolitan University in Yorkshire, UK