If you are a fan of Bollywood then you must have heard the “angry young man” of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan. He is the son of famous poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and social worker Teri Bachchan. He is famous for his acting skills and evergreen movies. Despite being 78 years old he is still working as an actor and host. He has acted in a number of Hindi movies and has also given some evergreen movies.
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Who is Amitabh Bachchan?
Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian actor, filmmaker, television host, and occasional playback singer. He was born on 11 October 1942 in Allabhad, he is currently 79 years old. His father’s name was Harivansh Rai Bachchan, he was a poet and his mother’s name was Teji Bachchan who was a social activist. He received his education from Sherwood College, Nanital and Kirori mal college, University of Delhi. He started his film career in 1969 when he worked as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen’s film Bhuvan Shome. He was married to Jaya Bachchan on 4 June 1973.
Amitabh Bachchan’s Career
Amitabh Bachchan started his career in 1969 as a voice narrator in the film Bhuvan shome, his debut acting role was as one of the seven protagonists in the movie Saat Hindustani. He started gaining popularity in the early 1970s because of his outstanding acting in films like Zanjeer, Deewaar, and Sholay. He was also crowned with the name of ‘Angry young man’ for his outstanding role in Hindi movies. In 1988 he was featured in the movie Shahen Shah was released, which gave Amitabh Bachchan the name of Shaheen Shah.
In the mid-1970s, he started acting in a variety of film genres like comedy (chupke chupke), romantic (mili), and drama (Faraar). His film deewar became a major hit at the box office in 1975. He is the all-time favorite host of Kaun Banega crore Pati, a reality show that started in 2000, and since then he has hosted all seasons except season 3 (hosted by Shah Rukh Khan).
Amitabh Bachchan not only has his name in Bollywood but he also acted in the Hollywood movie. The great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann, in which he acted as a non-India jew. He also has a large fan following from other countries like Africa, the middle east, Russia, The United Kingdom, and the United States.
Apart from his film career, Amitabh Bachchan is also a light of humanity. He was made UNICEF goodwill ambassador for the polio eradication camp in India in 2002. He was also the campaign ‘Save out tigers’, he also worked with PETA to free a 14-year-old elephant, Sunder, who was facing inhuman treatment in a temple in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. During COVID-19 he also became the voice of the caller tone to promote safety against COVID-19.
Because of his vast fan following and wholesome acting skills, Amitabh Bachchan has won many accolades. In 2000 he was crowned as the superstar of the millennium. In 2002 he was awarded the Dayawati Modi award, this award is considered among the highest awards in the field of art and culture. He was also awarded the Dadasahed Phalke award in 2018.
He was awarded Padma Shri in 1984, Padma Bhushan in 2001, and Padma Bhushan in 2015 by the government of India.
Due to his contribution to the world of cinema, Amitabh Bachchan won the actor of the century title at the Alexandria international film festival which was held in Egypt in 2001. He was conferred with the Honorary Citizenship of the French town of Deauville in 2003 and he was also awarded a medal of honor of Morocco, which was given to by king Mohammed at the Marrakech International Film festival.
In 2002 he became the first living Asian to have a wax model at London’s Madame Tussauds wax museum.
Books on Amitabh Bachchan
It is normal for writers to write books on a famous personality, and the same happened with Amitabh Bachchan. He himself wrote a book in 2001 named Solu curry for you and me- an empowering philosophy that can enrich your life.
Several books have been written about Bachchan. The following is the listing of books focused on his life career:
- Bacchanalia in 2009
- Looking for the Big B: Bollywood, Bachchan and Me in 2007
- Amitabh: The Making of a Superstar in 2006
- Amitabh Bachchan: Ek Jeevit Kimvadanti in 2006
- AB: The Legend (A Photographer’s Tribute) in 2006,
- To be or not to be: Amitabh Bachchan in 2004
- Amitabh Bachchan: the Legend was published in 1999
The Net Worth of Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh’s net worth is estimated to be around US$400 million. He is the 2nd richest male Bollywood star after Shah Rukh khan.
He owns 5 luxurious bungalows and two flats in the Juhu area in Mumbai India, along with US41.5 million worth of agricultural land
The Bachchan family is headed by Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan is married to Jaya Bachchan and they together had 2 children; Abhishek Bachan who is an actor and Shweta Bachchan who is a journalist, author, and former model.
Abhishek is married to Aishwarya rai who is an Indian actress and the winner of the miss world 1994 pageant, they have a daughter named Aradhya Bachchan. Shweta Nanda is married to businessman Nikhil Nandan
Today we all see his glorious stardom of Amitabh Bachchan, but behind every successful person is several failed attempts, the same was with Amitabh Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan at age of 30 had twenty flops and only two hits but he never gave up, he kept up his grind and never stopped. As a result of which he is one of the oldest, richest, and most respected actors in the history of Bollywood. No matter how old his movies are, they are still enjoyed by everyone. He is the true face of Bollywood in India.