Amitabh Bachchan Age, Son, Family, & Daughter – Biography
Amitabh Bachchan Age, Son, Family, & Daughter – Biography – Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian film actor, film producer, television host, occasional playback singer, and former politician.
Amitabh Bachchan Age, Son, Family, & Daughter – Biography
|Born Name:||Inquilaab Srivastava|
|Date of Birth:||11 October 1942|
|Place of Birth:||Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (present-day Uttar Pradesh, India)|
|Other names:||Angry Young Man, Shahenshah of Bollywood, Star of the Millennium, and Big B|
|Alma mater:||Sherwood College, Nainital
Kirori Mal College, Delhi University
|Occupation:||Actor, producer, singer, television presenter, composer|
|Net worth:||$400 million (2020)|
|Spouse(s):||Jaya Bhaduri (m. 1973)|
|Children:||Abhishek Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan Nanda|
|Parents:||Harivansh Rai Bachchan (father)
Teji Bachchan (mother)
|Honors:||Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2019)
Padma Vibhushan (2015)
Padma Bhushan (2001)
|Read more:||Janhvi Kapoor|
|Amitabh Bachchan Official Social Network Page/Account|
|Official Instagram Page||https://www.instagram.com/amitabhbachchan|
|Official Facebook Page||https://www.facebook.com/AmitabhBachchan|
|Official Twitter Page||https://twitter.com/SrBachchan|
Early life and family
Bachchan was born in Allahabad. His ancestors on his father’s side came from a village called Babupatti, in the Raniganj tehsil, in the Pratapgarh district, in the present-day state of Uttar Pradesh, in India. His mother, Teji Bachchan, was a social activist and Punjabi Sikh woman from Lyallpur, Punjab, British India (present-day Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan). His father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan was an Awadhi Hindu. His father was a poet, who was fluent in Awadhi, Hindi and Urdu.
Early career (1969–1972)
Bachchan made his film debut in 1969, as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen’s National Award-winning film Bhuvan Shome. His first acting role was as one of the seven protagonists in the film Saat Hindustani, directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas and featuring Utpal Dutt, Anwar Ali (brother of comedian Mehmood), Madhu and Jalal Agha.
On 26 July 1982, while filming Coolie, in the University Campus in Bangalore, Bachchan suffered a near-fatal intestinal injury during the filming of a fight scene with co-actor Puneet Issar. Bachchan was performing his own stunts in the film and one scene required him to fall onto a table and then on the ground. However, as he jumped towards the table, the corner of the table struck his abdomen, resulting in a splenic rupture from which he lost a significant amount of blood. He required an emergency splenectomy and remained critically ill in hospital for many months, at times close to death. The overwhelming public response included prayers in temples and offers to sacrifice limbs to save him, while later, there were long queues of well-wishing fans outside the hospital where he was recuperating.
Career fluctuations and retirement (1988–1992)
After a three-year stint in politics from 1984 to 1987, Bachchan returned to films in 1988, playing the title role in Shahenshah, which was a box office success. After the success of his comeback film, however, his star power began to wane as all of his subsequent films like Jaadugar, Toofan and Main Azaad Hoon (all released in 1989) failed at the box office. Successes during this period like the crime drama Aaj Ka Arjun (1990) and action crime drama Hum (1991), for which he won his third Filmfare Best Actor Award, looked like they might reverse the trend, but this momentum was short-lived and his string of box office failures continued. Notably, despite the lack of hits, it was during this era that Bachchan won his first National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance as a Mafia don in the 1990 cult film Agneepath. These years would see his last on-screen appearances for some time. After the release of the critically acclaimed epic Khuda Gawah in 1992, Bachchan went into semi-retirement for five years. With the exception of the delayed release of Insaniyat (1994), which was also a box office failure, Bachchan did not appear in any new releases for five years.
Productions and acting comeback (1996–1999)
Bachchan turned producer during his temporary retirement period, setting up Amitabh Bachchan Corporation, Ltd. (ABCL) in 1996. ABCL’s strategy was to introduce products and services covering an entire cross-section of India’s entertainment industry. ABCL’s operations were mainstream commercial film production and distribution, audio cassettes and video discs, production and marketing of television software, and celebrity and event management. Soon after the company was launched in 1996, the first film it produced was Tere Mere Sapne, which was a moderate success and launched the careers of actors like Arshad Warsi and southern film star Simran.
In 1984, Bachchan took a break from acting and briefly entered politics in support of a long-time family friend, Rajiv Gandhi. He contested Allahabad’s seat for the 8th Lok Sabha against H. N. Bahuguna, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and won by one of the highest victory margins in general election history (68.2% of the vote). His political career, however, was short-lived: he resigned after three years, calling politics a cesspool. The resignation followed the implication of Bachchan and his brother in the “Bofors scandal” by a newspaper, which he vowed to take to court. Bachchan was eventually found not guilty of involvement in the ordeal. He was framed in the scam and falsely alleged. This was cleared by Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom.
Bachchan is known for his deep, baritone voice. He has been a narrator, a playback singer, and a presenter for numerous programs. Renowned film director Satyajit Ray was so impressed with Bachchan’s voice that he decided to use Bachchan as the narrator in his 1977 film Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players). Bachchan lent his voice as a narrator to the 2001 movie Lagaan which was a super hit. In 2005, Bachchan lent his voice to the Oscar-winning French documentary March of the Penguins, directed by Luc Jacquet.
He also has done voice-over work for the following movies:
- Bhuvan Shome (1969)
- Bawarchi (1972)
- Balika Badhu (1975)
- Tere Mere Sapne (1996)
- Hello Brother (1999)
- Lagaan (2001)
- Parineeta (2005)
- Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
- Swami (2007)
- Zor Lagaa Ke…Haiya! (2009)
- Ra.One (2011)
- Kahaani (2012)
- Krrish 3 (2013)
- Mahabharat (2013)
- Kochadaiiyaan (Hindi Version) (2014)
- The Ghazi Attack (2017)
- Firangi (2017)
Bachchan has been involved with many social causes. For example, he donated ₹1.1 million to clear the debts of nearly 40 beleaguered farmers in Andhra Pradesh and ₹3 million to clear the debts of some 100 Vidarbha farmers. In 2010, he donated ₹1.1 million to Resul Pookutty’s foundation for a medical center at Kochi, and he has given ₹250,000 ($4,678) to the family of Delhi policeman Subhash Chand Tomar who died after succumbing to injuries during a protest against gang-rape after the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case. He founded the Harivansh Rai Bachchan Memorial Trust, named after his father, in 2013. This trust, in association with Urja Foundation, will be powering 3,000 homes in India with electricity through solar energy. In June 2019 he cleared debts of 2100 farmers from Bihar.
Amitabh Bachchan has invested in many upcoming business ventures. In 2013, he bought a 10% stake in Just Dial from which he made a gain of 4600 percent. He holds a 3.4% equity in Stampede Capital, a financial technology firm specializing in cloud computing for financial markets. The Bachchan family also bought shares worth $252,000 in Meridian Tech, a consulting company in the U.S. Recently they made their first overseas investment in Ziddu.com, a cloud-based content distribution platform. Bachchan was named in the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers leaked confidential documents relating to offshore investment.
Awards and honors
Apart from National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, and other competitive awards that Bachchan won for his performances throughout the years, he has been awarded several honors for his achievements in the Indian film industry. In 1991, he became the first artist to receive the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, which was established in the name of Raj Kapoor. Bachchan was crowned as Superstar of the Millennium in 2000 at the Filmfare Awards. From 1)Wikipedia
Several books have been written about Bachchan.
- Amitabh Bachchan: the Legend was published in 1999,
- To be or not to be: Amitabh Bachchan in 2004,
- AB: The Legend (A Photographer’s Tribute) in 2006,
- Amitabh Bachchan: Ek Jeevit Kimvadanti in 2006,
- Amitabh: The Making of a Superstar in 2006,
- Looking for the Big B: Bollywood, Bachchan and Me in 2007 and
- Bachchanalia in 2009.
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