Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan is an outstanding Indian film actor, television host, film producer, a former politician, and sometimes a playback singer. He first caught public attention in the early 1970s for films such as Sholay, Zanjeer and Deewaar, and was nicknamed India’s “angry young man” for his televised characters in Bollywood.

Quick Biography

Amitabh Bachchan is a son of a popular poet Harrivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. He has one brother called Ajitabh. After spending some years in Calcutta, Bachchan was ready for a transformation. He made a decision to relocate Bombay and take an attempt at Bollywood show business. At the time he was making the decision, India had been independent for more than two decades, and the Indian movies were thriving.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Inquilaab Srivastava
Age: 77 years old
Birth Date: 11 October 1942
Birth Place: Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (present-day Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Nationality: Indian
Religion: N/A
Parents: Harivansh Rai Bachchan (father) and Teji Bachchan (mother)
Spouse: Jaya Bhaduri
Children: Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan Nanda
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 80 kg
Profession: Actor, producer, singer, television presenter, composer
Net Worth in 2020: $420 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Amitabh Bachchan’s age is around 77 years old now, and he is still one of the most powerful actors in the Indian movie industry. His height is 6 feet, 1 inch (185). On the other hand, his weight is 80 kg (176 lbs).

Education, School/College University

He completed his studies from Uttar Pradesh and moved to Bombay to find work as a film star. Bachchan started schooling at Sherwood College before enrolling with Delhi University, where he pursued a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Upon graduation, he became a freight broker in Calcutta.

Married, Relationship, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Achieving immense popularity as an actor in the 1970s, Amitabh Bachchan was rumored to have had affairs with two of his co-actresses. They are Parveen Babi as well as Rekha.

However, Amitabh Bachchan’s wife is Jaya Bhaduri, one of the most influential actresses of the 1970s and 80s. As of now, she is the MP of Rajya Sabha. He has two children, namely Abhishek Bachchan, as well as Shweta Bachchan Nanda.

Relationship Statistics of Amitabh Bachchan

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): 1973
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Amitabh Bachchan Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Jaya Bhaduri
Kids: Yes namely Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan Nanda

Professional Life and Career

Bachchan made his first debut film in 1969 named Saat Hindustani. Despite the movie being tanked in the box office, he had managed to capture the attention of many directors.

Bachchan gained popularity in the 1970s as the “angry young man” in a series of successful Hindi feature films. His featuring role in Zanjeer was predominantly instrumental in launching him to celebrity as an action-movie champion. Bachchan’s acts in films like Coolie, Silsila, Laawaris, Naseeb, Sharabi, and Jaadugar continue to enamor fans of the tall and handsome action hero, and also awarded him multiple Fanfare Awards.

From the 1970s through the early ’80s, the adventurous Bachchan performed in more than 100 films. He apprehended opportunities to work with India’s most much-admired directors, including the likes of Prakash Mehra. In addition to acting, Bachchan’s characters often essential him to sing.

In 1982, Bachchan had a serious accident while filming. Enthusiasts prayed for his salvage. Bachchan absconded the accident, but it heartened him to adjust career paths. In 1984, he traded his Bollywood fame for a seat in the Indian Parliament. His political determination presented to be short-lived; in 1987, he left his seat due to unanticipated disagreement.

By the 1990s, the responsiveness surrounding Bachchan had begun to deteriorate. But his decision to twitch his own entertainment Production Company, Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited, and make himself CEO, put him back in the headings. In 2000, he became the host of the Indian version of the television game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Notwithstanding a few box-office disappointments in the 1990s, in the 2000s, Bachchan ascended his way back up to glory as a film actor, earning extra Filmfare and International Film Award nominations for his effort on films like Baghban, Khakee, and Paa.

Awards & Nominations

Later, in 1990, Amitabh Bachchan won the National Film Award for Best Actor, for the blockbuster movie Agneepath. He has won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Hum, Black, and for Paa.

He has received many awards thanks to his amazing acting skills. They include Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, Filmfare Award’s ‘Superstar of the Millennium,’ voted by BBC as the ‘Greatest Star of Screen of Stage’ in its 1999 ‘Your Millennium’ survey,  Asian Film Awards’ ‘Lifetime Achievement Award,’ Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, title of ‘Knight of the Legion of Honor’ from the French Government, among others.

For his enormous contribution to the Indian film industry and his charitable initiative, Amitabh Bachchan has also been honored with the Amitabh Bachchan Road and Amitabh Bachchan Sports Complex in his hometown of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. A government senior secondary school in Etawah district has also been renamed as the Amitabh Bachchan Government Inter College.

Amitabh Bachchan Net Worth, Income and Salary in 2020

Amitabh Bachchan Net Worth
Amitabh Bachchan Net Worth

Amitabh Bachchan’s annual income or salary is around INR 136 crores equivalent to $20 million, and his net worth is almost INR 2,965 crores approximately $420 million as of March 2020. He has worked for more than 50 years. Over the period, he has won Amitabh Bachchan numerous awards. For example, he clinched several Filmfare Awards, including the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. Amitabh Bachchan’s 1983 movie, ‘Coolie,’ was rated as the highest-grossing Indian movie of the year.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Amitabh Bachchan has a following of over 36.9 million followers on Twitter, 12.6 million on Instagram, and over 30 million likes on his official Facebook account.

Amitabh Bachchan has had a good acting career making him among the best filmmakers in India. He has continued to keep his legacy in the film industry and observing the Indian rule. He has survived through his company Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited.

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