Amitabh Bachchan

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Amitabh Bachchan is an acclaimed Indian actor. He is regraded as a pillar of the Bollywood industry. He is best known for his unique style of dialogue delivery. His starring roles in films earned him nickname such as 'Shahenshah'. He was born to Hindi poet 'Harivansh Rai Bachchan' and Punjabi mother 'Teji Bachchan' on October 11, 1942. 'Ajitabh Bachchan' is the younger brother of the actor. He is most noted for playing a variety of characters in a range of films genres from contemporary, romantic comedies to crime dramas. Bachchan made his acting debut in Hindi cinema in year 1969, with film 'Saat Hindustani'. Though he entered into industry through film, 'Bhuvan Shome' as a voice actor. He then followed it up with film 'Anand' which won him his life's first award, 'Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award'. He has appeared in many hit films during the period of 1973 to 1983 including 'Amar Akbar Anthony' and 'Zanjeer'. His film, 'Sholay' released in 1975 was the highest grossing film of that year. After some successful films in early 90s, a string of unsuccessful films also followed him in the period of 1996 to 1999. Then, after a year hiatus he made his comeback through film 'Mohabbatein' in year 2000 and won 'Filmfare Award' in Best supporting actor category. Thereafter, his acting career graph raised with many hit films. His acting career has garnered him many major awards and he is the recipient of highest civilian award 'Padma Shri' and 'Padma Bhushan' by the Government of India. In addition to acting in Hindi films, he has also worked in Hollywood film, 'The Great Gatsby'. In his television venture, he has appeared as a host of most popular reality show, 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' and 'Bigg Boss' Season 3. On his personal front, actress 'Jaya Badhuri' is his wife and actor 'Abhishek Bachchan' and 'Shweta Nanda' are their children . Actress 'Aishwarya Rai Bachchan' is related to him as a daughter-in-law.

Fast Facts

Date of Birth October 11, 1942
Full Name Amitabh Bachchan
Height 6' 2"
Marital Status Married
Place of Birth Allahabad, U.P, India
Zodiac Sign Libra
Birth Name Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan
Parents Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Teji Bachchan
Years Active 1969–present
Debut Saat Hindustani
Claim to Fame Zanjeer
Most Popular On-Screen Character Vijay Deenanath Chauhan
Occupation Actor, Producer, Singer, Television Presenter
Other Names Big B, Angry Young Man, Shahenshah, AB Sr
Spouse Jaya Bhaduri

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