Amitabh Bachchan Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Amitabh Bachchan born as Amitabh Shrivastav; October 1942 is an Indian actor, film producer, television host, occasional playback singer and former politician, who works in Hindi cinema. In a film career spanning over five decades, he has starred in more than 200 films. Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the most successful and influential actors in the history of Indian cinema.[10] He is referred to as the Shahenshah of Bollywood, Sadi Ke Mahanayak (Hindi for, “Greatest actor of the century”), Star of the Millennium, or Big B. His dominance in the Indian movie scenario during the 1970s–80s made the French director François Truffaut call it a “one-man industry”.[relevant? – discuss]

Bachchan was born in 1942 in Prayagraj to the Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and his wife, the social activist Teji Bachchan. He was educated at Sherwood College, Nainital, and Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. His film career started in 1969 as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen’s film Bhuvan Shome. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for films such as Anand, Zanjeer, Roti Kapada Aur Makaan, Deewaar and Sholay, and achieved greater stardom in later years, dubbed India’s “angry young man” for several of his on-screen roles in Hindi films. He consistently starred in top grossing Indian films with critical acclaim since mid 1970s to 80s, such as Amar Akbar Anthony, Don, Trishul, Muqaddar Ka Sikander, Suhaag, Dostana, Kaalia, Laawaris, Naseeb, Namak Halaal, Coolie, Sharaabi and Mard, as well as some of his most acclaimed performances include Namak Haraam, Abhimaan, Majboor, Mili, Chupke Chupke, Kabhi Kabhie, Kaala Patthar, Shaan, Silsila, Shakti, Shahenshah and Agneepath. After taking break from acting in 1990s, his resurgence marked in 2000 with Mohabbatein. Since then he starred in several successful and acclaimed films such as Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Aankhen, Baghban, Black, Sarkar, Bunty Aur Babli, Cheeni Kum, Paa, Piku, Pink and Badla. For Piku, he won his fourth National Film Award for Best Actor, making him the only actor to do so. Bachchan also made an appearance in a Hollywood film, The Great Gatsby (2013), in which he played a non-Indian Jewish character.

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, Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2018 for his contributions to the arts. The Government of France honoured him with its highest civilian honour, Knight of the Legion of honour, in 2007 for his exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond.

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, India’s version of the game show franchise, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. He also entered politics for a time in the 1980s. Bachchan has also been involved in several humanitarian works and he is a leading brand endorser in India. Beyond the Indian subcontinent, he acquired a large overseas following of the South Asian diaspora, as well as others, in markets including Africa (South Africa, Eastern Africa and Mauritius), the Middle East (especially UAE and Egypt), the United Kingdom, Russia, Central Asia, the Caribbean (Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago), Oceania (Fiji, Australia, and New Zealand), Canada and the United States.Bachchan was voted the “greatest star of stage or screen” by BBC Your Millennium online poll in 1999.In October 2003, TIME magazine dubbed Bachchan as ” Star of the Millennium”.

Amitabh Bachchan Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Amitabh Bachchan Wiki and Biography
NameAmitabh Harivansh Rai Shrivastava
Nick-nameMunna, Angry Young Man, Amith, Big B
Date Of Birth11 October 1942
Age80 Years (as in 2023)
Profession / OccupationActor, TV Host, Former Politician  (Hindi, Marath, Malayalam, Bojpuri, English)
Mother TongueHindi
Zodiac SignLibra
Height / Weight6′ 1” / 80kg
First MovieSaat Hindustani (1969)
First Debut MovieSaat Hindustani (1969)
Ganga (2006, Bhojpuri)
Ek Krantiveer: Vasudev Balwant Phadke (2007, Marathi)
Kandahar (2010, Malayalam)
Money FactorRs. 20 Crores/film (As in 2018)
Amitabh Bachchan Family and Relatives
FatherHarivansh Rai Bachchan (Hindi Poet)
MotherTeji Bachchan, Shyama (Step-mother)
BrothersAjitabh Bachchan (Younger, Businessman)
Marital StatusMarried (3 June 1973)
WifeJaya Bachchan (Actor, Politician)
DaughtersShweta Bachchan Nanda
SonsAbhishek Bachchan (Actor)
Daughter-in-lawAishwarya Rai (Actress)
Girlfriends/ AffairsPraveen Babi, Rekha (Indian Actress)
Amitabh Bachchan Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Height in Centimeters185 cm
Height in Meters1.85 m
Height in Feet Inches6′ 1”
Body Measurement40-34-12
Chest Size40 inches
Waist Size34 inches
Biceps Size12 inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Amitabh Bachchan Favorites
Favorite ColourWhite
Favorite ActorDilip Kumar
Favorite ActressWaheeda Rehman
Favorite FoodGulab Jamun, Jalebi, Kheer, Bhindi Sabzi
HobbiesReading, Blogging, Singing
Favorite DirectorNot Known
Favorite MoviesBollywood– Kagaz Ke Phool, Ganga Jamuna, Pyasa
Hollywood– Gone With The Wind, Godfather, Black, Scarface
Favorite PerfumeLomani
Favorite SportCricket
Favorite DestinationLondon, Switzerland, Saint Petersbrug
Amitabh Bachchan Education School and Colleges
Education QualificationBachelor of Science
SchoolJnana Pramodhini, Boys High School, Allahabad, UP
College / UniversityKirori Mal College, Sherwood College, New Delhi
OthersNot Known
Amitabh Bachchan Residence and Contact Address
Birth PlaceAllahabad, United Provinces, British India
Home TownAllahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Present ResidenceJuhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
House AddressJalsa,B/2, Kapol Housing Society, VL Mehta Road, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Phone No / Mobile NoNot Known
Email IDNot Known
WebsiteNot Known
Amitabh Bachchan Awards, Honours, Achievements
Civilian Awards1984: Padma Shri (Government of India)
2001: Padma Bhushan (Government of India)
2007: Knight of the Legion of Honour (Government of France)
2015: Padma Vibhushan (Government of India)
National Honours1980: Awadh Samman by the Government of Uttar Pradesh
1994: Yash Bharti Award (Uttar Pradesh’s highest honour)
2005: Deenanath Mangeshkar award
2013: President of India ‘Medallion of Honour’
National Film Awards1990: Best Actor for Agneepath
2005: Best Actor for Black
2009: Best Actor for Paa
2015: Best Actor for Piku
Poll2002: Voted the “Hottest Male Vegetarian” by ‘People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA)
2008: Voted “Asia’s Sexiest Vegetarian Man”
2012: Voted the “Hottest Male Vegetarian” for the fourth time by ‘People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA)
Amitabh Bachchan Social Media

Early life and family

Bachchan was born on 11 October 1942 in Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad) to the Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, and social activist Teji Bachchan. Harivansh Rai Bachchan was an Awadhi Hindu Kayastha, who was fluent in Awadhi, Hindi and Urdu. Harivansh’s ancestors came from a village called Babupatti, in the Raniganj tehsil, in the Pratapgarh district, in the present-day state of Uttar Pradesh, in India. Teji Bachchan was a Punjabi Sikh Khatri from LyallpurPunjabBritish India (present-day FaisalabadPunjab,Pakistan). Bachchan has a younger brother, Ajitabh, he is 5 years younger than him.

Bachchan’s parents were initially going to name him Inquilaab (Hindustani for “Revolution”), inspired by the phrase Inquilab Zindabad (which translates into English as “Long live the revolution”) popularly used during the Indian independence struggle; the name Amitabh was suggested to his father by poet Sumitranandan Pant. Although his surname was Shrivastava, Amitabh’s her, who opposed the caste system, had adopted the pen name Bachchan (“child-like” in colloquial Hindi), under which he published all of his works. When his father was looking to get him admitted to a school, he and Bachchan’s mother decided the family’s name should be Bachchan instead of Shrivastava. It is with this last name that Amitabh debuted in films and used for all other practical purposes, Bachchan has become the surname for all of his immediate family. Bachchan’s father died in 2003, and his mother in 2007.

Bachchan’s secondary education was at Boys’ High School & College in Prayagraj and Sherwood College in Nainital. He attended Kirori Mal College at the University of Delhi in Delhi.He graduated with Bachelor of Science degree from Kirori Mal College in 1962. When Bachchan finished his studies his father approached Prithviraj Kapoor, the founder of Prithvi Theatre and patriarch of the Kapoor acting family, to see if there was an opening for him, but Kapoor offered no encouragement. Bachchan was a friend of Rajiv Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi, before he became an actor. He used to spend time with them when he was a resident in New Delhi. Bachchan’s family were very close to the Nehru-Gandhi family of politicians. When Sonia Gandhi first came to India from Italy before her marriage, Bachchan had received her at the Palam International Airport on 13 January 1968. She spent 48 days at Bachchan’s house with his parents before her marriage to Rajiv.

Bachchan applied for a role as a newsreader for All India Radio, Delhi but “failed the audition”. He became a business executive for Bird & Company in Kolkata (Calcutta),and worked in the theatre before starting his film career. It is thought that his mother might have had some influence in Amitabh Bachchan’s choice of career because she always insisted that he should “take centre stage”.

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