Amitabh Harivansh Rai Shrivastava Bachchan (Amitabh Bachchan) is an Indian actor born on 11th of October, 1942.
His journey as an Actor:
In the year 1969, Amitabh Bachchan started with his film debut with Saat Hindustani. Although the movie did not receive such a huge attention, he was able to grab the attention of directors because of which he started receiving movie offers shortly. His popularity began with the movies like Zangir and Deewar. He was titled “angry young man” for his on-screen roles in Bollywood. Also named as the “Shahenshah of Bollywood”, “Star of the Millennium” or “Big B”, he has since appeared in over 190 Indian films in a career spanning almost five decades.
He is regaded as the most influential hero in the Bollywood. Bachchan’s performances in films like Laawaris, Coolie, Naseeb, Silsila, Shaarabi, and Jaadugar brought him large numbers of fan followers. He was also able to achieve several Fanfare Awards for his films. From 1970s to 80s, he appeared in more than 100 films. He also took over the opportunity to work with India’s renowned directors such as, Prakash Mehra, and dominated the silver screen with films like Trishul, Sholay and Chasme Buddoor.
Despite of disappearing from his acting caeer he returned to the silver screen in 1997 with the film Mrityudaata. Even though he failed in his acting career in 1990s and 2000s, he climbed his way back up to stardom as a film actor, earning additional Filmfare and International Film Award nominations for his work on films like Baghban (2003), Khakee (2004) and Paa (2009).
His involvement in Politics and Business:
In 1982, Bachchan had a serious accident while filming. Fans prayed for his recovery. Even though he recovered from an accident, it urged him to change his career path. In 1984, he sacrificed his popularity in Bollywood in order to take a seat in the Indian Parliament. He did not continue with his political aspirations for a longer period of time. In 1987, he left his seat due to unexpected controversy. By the 1990s, his popularity had begun to disappear. But his decision to start his own entertainment Production Company, Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited, and make himself CEO, uplifted him to fame again.
Bachchan was married movie actress Jaya Bhaduri with two children, a daughter and a son. Their daughter, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, is married to industrialist Nikhil Nanda. Their son, Abhishek, is also an actor and is married to actress Aishwarya Rai.
His involvement in Television career:
- In 2000, he hosted the first season of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). The show received good reviews. A second season stated in 2005 but STAR plus cut the season short when the host fell ill in 2006.
- In 2009, he hosted thethird season of the reality show Big Boss.
- In 2010, he hosted the fourth season ofKBC. The fifth season started on August 2011 and ended on November 2011. The show was well received by audiences and broke many TRP Records. He continued to host KBC until 2014.
- The sixth season was also hosted by Bachchan starring in the year 2012, which was broadcasted on Sony TV and received the maximum viewers.
- In 2014, he starred in the fictionalSony Entertainment Television’s TV series titled Yudh playing the lead role of a businessman battling both his personal and professional life.
Amitabh Bachchan as a Philanthropist:
- He opened a Harivansh Rai Bachchan Memorial Trust also named HRB Memorial Trust in his father’s name in the year 2013.
- Made UNICEF goodwill ambassador for polio Eradication Campaign in India in 2002, when 1,556 polio cases were detected that particular year.
- He also supported PETA India’s campaign whuich was commenced to free, Sunder, a 14-year-old elephant. The elephant was chained and tortured in a temple in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. After they freed the Elephant for rehabilitation, he was asked to tweet, “@PetaIndia has turned elephant Sunder’s home into free-roaming, forested sanctuary… feeling good I contributed to this cause!”
- In 2014, it was revealed that he had recorded his voice and lent his image to the Hindi and English language versions of the TeachAIDS.
His Awards and Recognition:
Amitabh Bachchan has received several Awards including Filmfare Awards, Screen Awards, Stardust Awards, BIG Star Entertainment Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Indian Television Academy Awards, Indian Telly Awards, Indian Television Awards, BIG Televison Awards, and STAR Paarivar Awards. He has also received several National and International honors and recognition.
1) Amitabh Bachchan is the latest victim of the ‘death hoax’ row:
(Jan 27, 2017)
Rumors of Bachchan’s death have been moving around for quite a while. He is among few actors who has fallen victim of the ‘death hoax’. But his representatives have officially announced that the 73-year-old actor is very much alive and well.
2) Is Amitabh Bachchan to star in kabir Khan’s project?
(February 18, 2017)
There has been strong buzz that he will be starring in Kabir Khan’s project. According to Bollywood Life.com, now that shooting for the project ‘Tubelight’ starring Salman Khan has already finished, he is already ready for his next venture.
The report has been originally attributed to Bombay Times. The report states that modalities have been worked out. An announcement will be made once everything is finalized. The filmmaker has already held couple of meetings with Big B.