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Amitabh Bachchan

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Amitabh Bachchan Biography

•Full Name- Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan
•Born- 11th October, 1942 Allahabad, United Province India
•Other  names- Big B, Bachchan Senior, Big Daddy
•Relationship status- Married to Jaya Bhaduri (1973- present)
•Professional Career-  Film actor, Film Producer, Playback singer
•First Film- Saat Hindustani(1969)
•Years present- (1969-Present)
•Height – 6.2

Adjectives at times are difficult to describe the contribution of the superstar in the industry. He is one of the spoken and written superstars of all time and his contribution to cinema is indelible. The superstar of the millennium can certainly give the other youngster a run for their money. However it has never been easy and there have been tough times in the life of the thespian. But as they stay Tough times come and go but tough people stay. The ideal conventional Angry Youngman lives on for all time.  

Amitabh Bachchan Early life- Amitabh Bachchan was born on the 11th October, 1942. The actor was born in the months following the Quit Indian Movement and his father wanted to name him Inquilab. However on the insistence of a fellow poet Harivansh Rai named his son Amitabh meaning the light that would never go out. Though the family surname was Srivastva his father insisted on using his pen name Bachchan. Amitabh schooled at the Jnana Pramodhini School and later at the Boy High School. He completed his education from the Sherwood College at Nainital and then at the Kirror Mal College in Delhi. He took up his first job at the Shaw Wallace. Amitabh later worked as a Freight broker for Shipping Firm. For an average individual this was the perfect time to settle down. However the actor quit his job to pursue a career in acting.

Amitabh Bachchan Film Career- It was not easy for the actor to get a break in the industry and the initial days were of struggle and rejection. There were  many directors and producers who rejected him because of his height, his dark complexion which was not suitable for acting in black and white films and also deep brooding personality intense eyes. But those who rejected him did not even have the slightest idea that this actor who epitomize the angry young generation of the 70’s and the 80’s. The actor made his debut with the film Saat Hindustani that comprised of all new comers. The film earned the actor his first Filmfare Award for Debutant of the year. However success was difficult in coming back and the actor had to actually wait for his break. He acted in Films like Reshma Aur Shera Parwana. However his film alongside the superstar of the time Rajesh Khanna really got him noticed.

His Performance in Anand earned his second Filmfare Award for the best Supporting Actor. Bachchan breakthrough Role however came in the film in the film Zanjeer (1973). This film epitomized the actor as the angry young man that of the times. He established this person in a series of films like Dewaar (1975), Sholay (1975), Trishul and Don (1978).Amitabh sustained the image of angry young man through these films. He also acted in films with violent melodramatic genre, Mukandar Ka Sikandar (1978) and Shakti. Amitabh also shined in films with comedic genres and films like Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) and Chupke Chupke (1975). With his role he consolidated himself as a complete actor and at the same time he was the reigning superstar of the 1980’s. This actor continued to deliver a series of hits at the box office. On 26th July, 1982 while shooting for a fight scene in the movie the actor was seriously injured.

The actor was required to fall on the ground instead he jumped towards the table and ruptured his spleen. He lost considerable amount of blood and was operated for an emergency spletonomy. The actor injury was near fatale and took months for recuperation. The entire nation played for his recovery. However the actor came out of the injury but was not the same. He appeared more pessimistic and felt weakened from the incident. Later on the actor was diagnosed with rare muscular disorder known as Myasthenia gravis. In 1984 he made his plunge into politics and entered politics with the long time support of his friend Rajiv Gandhi. He contested from Allahabad Lok Sabha seat and won with huge margin.

But Bachchan stinct as a politician was short-lived and he had to quit politics as the Bofors Scandal rocked the government. The actor admitted that those times were serious and he suffered as a huge dent to his credibility as a public figure. He was proved innocent against all the charges against him. He returned into doing films. But the Industry had changed and there was a new breed of actors who replaced the angry young man. The actor returned to the box office with hits like Shahenshah (1988), Agneepath (1990) and Khuda Gawah (1992). However his other films did not do well at the box office. He ventured into production in the mid 1990’s with Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited.

However the lack of expertise and business acumen saw him incur losses and landed him in immense debts. There were doubts that the actor would make a comeback. However he defied all odds against him and stepped up as the host of the Indian version of ‘who wants to be a Millionaire’. The actor was later seen in Mohabbatein along with Shah Rukh Khan. This film was instrumental and the actor went on from strength to strength. The 2000’s saw the actor act indifferent and versatile roles be it the Don in Sarkar (2005) and Sarkar raj (2008), Pa (2009) and then as father of a martyred BSK Jawan in Major Ravi Kandahar (Malayalam) and of late Buddha Hoga Tere Baap. The actor has actually gone from strength to strength and his late film proved that there are still directors who are willing to cast him in the lead role.

Amitabh Bachchan Latest Movies- The actor’s much awaited movie includes the Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luharaman and co starring Leonardo Da Capri.

Amitabh Bachchan Personal Life- The actor has been personal as far as his private life is concerned. He married his co actress Jaya Bhaduri in 1973. The couple has two Shewta and Abhishek. Abhishek is married to actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The actor unlike is onscreen roles is simple and seldom gets angry or excited about any matter. A man with a keen sense of humor. Apart from that he is literally inclined and loves reading books and also penning down his thoughts. He is also active on his blog and regularly writes about various issues. He is known for his keen understanding and fluent and articulative command of the English language.

Amitabh Bachchan Quotes-
•Perspective of the media- “I just lead my life as naturally, as normally as I possibly can. But I can't help it if controversy is hounding me day in and day out. I'm quite amazed sometimes by the way they go about it. I grow a beard and it lands up in the editorial in The Times of India.”
•On being tagged as a Superstar-“ Frankly I've never really subscribed to these adjectives tagging me as an 'icon', 'superstar', etc. I've always thought of myself as an actor doing his job to the best of his ability.”
•Recently at home-“ No new projects at the moment. There are restrictions to how much I can take on. And I need to finish those that I am committed to do before thinking ahead. But I'd rather they take final shape before we talk of them.”
•Advice for the media-“ Dearest TV media and vans outside my home, please do not stress and work so hard. “
•On his health- “It's a war zone, my body, and one which has been through a great deal. “
•The pains he carries as a person- “I sometimes lament the fact that I do not have the benefit of a complete and ailment free body structure.”
•His reason for leaving politics- “I did not resign from politics because of Bofors. I resigned because I do not know how to play petty politics. I did not know back then and I don't know now either.”
•On Leonardo- “Mr. Leonardo DiCaprio - he be soo gorgeous, no wonder all the ladies flockin' to him - He be Gatsby”
•His perspective on superstardom- “I have never been a superstar and never believed in it.
•The reason for less of actors in the Hollywood-“ You don't see Indians in Hollywood films around which a story can revolve. As soon as we have a social presence in your society, I am sure there will be many actors from our part of the world that will be acting in Hollywood films.”
•His desire to do films- “I like to feel the butterflies in the stomach, I like to go home and have a restless night and wonder how I'm going to be able to accomplish this feat, get jittery. That hunger and those butterflies in the stomach are very essential for all creative people.”
•The type of Actor he is- “I don't use any techniques; I'm not trained to be an actor. I just enjoy working in films.  “

Amitabh Bachchan Blog bigadda- The actor has one of the best actors in the country and also manages one of the best blogs in the industry. Through his blog Amitabh Bachchan has a continues to interact with fans. He is known for his articulate writing and also his deep thought perspectives that are respected by one and all.  He is also known to share his experiences and most of the most fine literally verses from his father poems. For the actors fans his blog is one of the best and most personalized experience in terms of words and experiences that is so fulfilling.

Amitabh Bachchan Twitter- The actor is also active on the social networking site Twitter and is known to be among the first celebrities to tweet about a particular incident, happening or news in the fashion that is Quintessentially Bachchan Seniors own.

Amitabh Bachchan Facebook- The actor also entered Facebook and become one of the first celebrities to hit 2lakhs likes in a record time. This is true evidence of the thespian popularity as an actor that extends beyond generations. Moreover the actor has shares his experiences and also at the same time has widened his perspective of interaction with the audiences in a better way.

Amitabh Bachchan Car Collection-The actor has been known as the Shenshah of  bollywood and has drove an extensive range of cars RR Phantom, MurciéLP640 , Bentley CGT ,RR Vogue, Mercedes Benz S600 (all in white), Mercedes Benz S350, Porsche Cayman, BMW 760Li and many more. The actor owns two global leading cars one being the Rolce Royce Phantom, Bentley Continental GT. The actor also owns Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz SL 500 AMG, BMW 645ci convertible, Toyota Land Cruiser. Another interesting feature of the actor is that all his registration numbers of his cars add up to the number 11. The actors’ birthday apparently falls on the 11th of October.

Amitabh Bachchan Controversies- On 2 June 2007 a Faizabad court ruled that he had legally acquired agricultural land designated specifically for landless Dalit farmers. It was speculated that he might be investigated on related charges of forgery, as he has allegedly claimed he was a farmer. On 19 July 2007, after the scandal broke out, Bachchan surrendered the land acquired in Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh and Pune. He wrote to the chief minister of Maharashtra, Vilasrao Deshmukh, to donate the lands that were allegedly acquired illegally in Pune. However, the Lucknow Court has put a stay on the land donation and said that the status quo on the land be maintained.

In 2009 Bachchan Senior saw himself embroiled in another political controversy when Raj Thackery stated that he was actor was inclined to his native state than Maharashtra. More than a month and half after Raj's remarks, Amitabh finally spoke out in an interview to a local tabloid saying, "Random charges are random; they do not deserve the kind of attention you wish me to give." Later, on 28 March at a press conference for the International Indian Film Academy, when asked what his take was on the anti-migrant issue, Amitabh said that it is one's fundamental right to live anywhere in the country and the constitution entitles so. He also stated that he was not affected by Raj's comments.

Amitabh Bachchan Latest News- The actor recently celebrated his 70 Birthday. The function was attended by the entire film fraternity. Social networking sites were abuzz with wishes for the septuagenarian.

Amitabh Bachachan Awards

National Awards:
1990 – National Film Award for Best Actor for Agneepath
2005 – National Film Award for Best Actor for Black
2009 – National Film Award for Best Actor for Paa

Filmfare Awards:
1971 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Anand
1973 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Namak Haraam
1977 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Amar Akbar Anthony
1978 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Don
1990 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (First Recipient)
1991 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Hum
2000 – Filmfare Superstar of the Millennium
2000 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Mohabbatein
2001 – Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Aks
2003 – Filmfare Power Award
2005 – Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Black
2005 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Black
2010 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Paa
2011 – Filmfare Special Award for completing 40 years in the Indian film industry

2000 – IIFA Special Honorary Award
2001 – IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award for Mohabbatein
2002 – IIFA Personality of the Year
2006 – IIFA Wall of Fame
2006 – IIFA Best Actor Award for Black
2010 – IIFA Best Actor Award for Paa

Stardust Awards:
2000 – Best Artist of the Millennium by Hero Honda and file Stardust (magazine)
2003 – Stardust Award for Lifetime Achievement
2004 – Special Award for the film Baghban
2005 – Special Award for the film Black
2006 – Stardust Star of the Year Award - Male for Black
2009 – Stardust Best Actor Award for The Last Lear
2010 – Stardust Star of the Year Award - Male for Paa
2011 – Stardust "Pride of the Industry" Award

Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards:
1971 – Best Actor in Supporting Role for Anand
1975 – Best Actor for Mili
2003 – Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award
2005 – Best Actor for Black

Zee Cine Awards:
2003 – Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement
2004 – Golden Grade Award
2006 – Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Black

Bollywood movie Awards:
2001 – Bollywood Movie Award - Critics Award Male for Mohabbatein
2003 – Bollywood Movie Award - Most Sensational Actor for Kaante
2006 – Bollywood Movie Award - Best Actor for Black

Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards:
2006 – Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Black.
2010 – Apsara Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award.
2011 – Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Paa.
2012 – Apsara Awards: Guild Honor For Excellence On TV for Kaun Banega Crorepati.

BIG Star Entertainment Awards:
2010 – Big Star Complete Entertainerof The Decade
2011 – Best Actor (Social role) for Aarakshan
2011 – Big Star Complete Entertainer
[edit]The Global Indian Film and Television Honours

2011 – Power Personality of The Decade
2012 – Life Time Achievement Award
2012 – Best Host for Kaun Banega Crorepati

Indian Television Academy Awards:
2001 – Best Host for Kaun Banega Crorepati
2001 – Best Anchor Game/Quiz Show for Kaun Banega Crorepati
2005 – Best Anchor of a Game Show for Kaun Banega Crorepati
2006 – Best Anchor of a Game Show for Kaun Banega Crorepati
2010 – Best Anchor Talk/Chat Show for Bigg Boss (season 3)
2011 – Best Anchor Game/Quiz Show for Kaun Banega Crorepati

Indian Telly Awards:
2001 – TV Personality of the Year 2000 for Kaun Banega Crorepati
2002 – TV Anchor of The Year for Kaun Banega Crorepati
2005 – Best TV Anchor for Kaun Banega Crorepati
2012 - Best TV Anchor for Kaun Banega Crorepati

Indian Television Awards:
2000 – Screen Videocon Awards: Best Anchor Award for Kaun Banega Crorepati.

BIG Television Awards:
2011 – Shaksiyat of the year for Kaun Banega Crorepati
2011 – "Distinguished Personality

STAR Parivaar Awards:
2003 – Pitamah of STAR Parivaar for Kaun Banega Crorepati

Other awards:
1970 – "Saraswati Award" for Anand
1989 – Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rotary Club of Bombay (Mumbai).
1997 – "Distinguished Alumni " award at the inaugural function of the platinum jubilee celebrations of the Capital's largest Central University.
1998 – Lifetime Achievement Award at the Omega Award for Excellence.
2000 – All-India Critics Association (AICA): Best Actor Award for Sooryavansham.
2000 – Sansui Viewers Choice Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Mohabbatein.
2000 – Bollywood People's Choice Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Mohabbatein.
2001 – Zee Gold Awards: Critics Award for Best Male for Mohabbatein.
2002 – “Icon of the Millennium” award at the 32nd Rupa AIFA Awards
2002 – Lifetime Achievement Award by the Sansui Viewers' Choice Movie Awards.
2003 – MTV Lycra Awards: Maha Style Icon of the Year
2003 – "Bollywood's Lifetime Achievement Award" by the London-based Asian Guild.
2003 – Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sangeet Shiromani Award.
2004 – "Radio Voice of the Year" award by Radio Mirchi.
2004 – Sansui Viewer's Choice Movie Awards: Personality of the Year.
2006 – Bollywood People's Choice Awards: Best Actor for Black.
2006 – Lifetime Achievement Award at AXN Action Awards.
2007 – Special Award for his contribution to Indian cinema at the 9th Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image International Film.
2009 – Lifetime Achievement Award at Gentleman Quarterly magazine's "Men of the Year" Award.
2009 – Lifetime Achievement Award for completing 40 years in the entertainment industry at the 11th Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI).
2009 – NDTV Indian of the Year Awards: NDTV icon of 21 years of Entertainment award.
2010 – Special Award at the Marathi International Film and Theatre Awards (MIFTA) for his excellent work in films.
2010 – Lines Gold Award: Best Actor for Paa.
2010 – 'FICCI Frames 2010' Excellence Awards: Best Actor for Paa.
2010 – "Taj Enlighten Tareef Award" for his contribution to Indian film industry.
2010 – "Timeless Icon" award at the 'Hello! Hall Of Fame'.
2010 – Lifetime Achievement Award by Asianet Film Awards.
2012 – Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pune Film Festival for contribution to cinema.
2012 – 'FICCI Frames 2012' Excellence Awards: "Award for maximum impact made by a Personality".
2012 – Phalke Ratna Award at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards.[69]
[edit]National honours

1980 – Awadh Samman by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
1984 – Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour from the Government of India.
1995 – "Yash Bharati Samman", UP state's highest civilian honour from the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
2001 – Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour from the Government of India.
2002 – "Dayawati Modi" Award. This award is among the highest awards in India in the field of Art, Culture and Education.
2002 – National Kishore Kumar Award by the Government of Madhya Pradesh for excellence in acting and his unparalleled contribution to the film industry.
2004 – Honorary Doctorate by the Jhansi University.
2004 – "Living Legend" Award by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
2005 – Deenanath Mangeshkar award for his contribution to films and music.
2006 – Honorary Doctorate Degree on by his Alma Mater Delhi University.
2009 – IIFA-FICCI Frames, "Most Powerful Entertainer of the Decade Award" for his contribution to Indian cinema.
2011 – "Abhinaya Chakravarthy" Award by the President of India Pratibha Patil.
2011 – "Maharashtrian of the Year-the Maanbindu" Award by the President of India Pratibha Patil


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