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The Shahenshah, Big B of Indian Cinema, Amitabh Bachchan is a Veteran Indian Actor, TV Host, and Former Politician who predominantly works as an actor in Bollywood movies. His real name was Inquilaab Srivastava.
During his acting career, he faced lots of challenges from physical to financial but his work and determination pay off and he has now become the Megastar of the Bollywood. He was honored by the Indian Government by Padma Shri in 1984, Padma Bhushan in 2001, Padma Vibhushan in 2015.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 11 October 1942, this versatile actor of Bollywood with a well-crafted body features 42″ chest, 36″ waist, and 13″ biceps will turn 78 years old in 2020. He looks handsome on-screen in his healthy physique with 80 kg (176lbs) of weight and a tall height of 6’2” (188cm). He seems very attractive with his dark brown eyes and black hair.
According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Amitabh Bachchan is $400 Million as he also listed the 6th richest actor in the World.
Education / Family
Big B was born and raised up in the Kayastha Hindu family. His father Harivansh Rai Bachchan who was a poet and his mother Teji Bachchan belongs to a Sikh family. He also has a step-mother Shyama. He grew up with one younger brother Ajitabh Bachchan.
He completed his schooling from Jnana Pramodhini Boys High School of Allahabad and further enrolled in Kirori Mal College of New Delhi to complete his graduation in Bachelor of Science.
|Real name||Inquilaab Srivastava|
|Nick Name||Munna, Big B, Angry Young Man, AB Sr., Amith, Shahenshah of Bollywood|
|Birth Place||Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (now, Uttar Pradesh, India)|
|Date Of Birth||11 October 1942|
|Height||In centimeters – 188cm
In feet inches – 6’2”
|Weight||In Kilograms – 80Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Profession||Actor, TV Host, Former Politician|
|School||Jnana Pramodhini, Boys High School, Allahabad|
|College||• Government College Sector- 11, Chandigarh (attended for only 25 days)
• Kirori Mal College, New Delhi, India
• Sherwood College, Nainital, India
|Home Town||Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Debut||Bollywood Film – Saat Hindustani (1969)
Hollywood Film – The Great Gatsby (2013)
As A Producer – Tere Mere Sapne (1996)
Television – Kaun Banega Crorepati – KBC (2000)
|Fathers Name||Harivansh Rai Bachchan (Hindi Poet)|
|Mothers Name||Teji Bachchan, Shymala (Step-Mother)|
|Brothers||Ajitabh Bachchan (Younger)|
Career / Fashion And Style
Initially, he was fascinated by the Indian Air Force and keen to the IAF and also wanted to become an Engineer. He started his journey in acting career through the megahit movie “Saat Hindustani”. After that, his movie Zanjeer in 1973 was released, and through this movie, he earned the title of “Angry Young Man”.
He looked forward to numerous superhit movies like Deewar, Don, Namak Haram, Natwarlal, Kalia, Silsila, Shakti, and many others. In the year 1984, he joined politics and contest for Allahabad seat in the Eight Lok Sabha Election. He got the victory with a huge margin of 68.2% votes.
But he resigned after three years and took a temporary break from an acting career to set up his own company ABCL. In 1997, through the film Mrityudata which was produced by ABCL, he made his comeback but the film flopped.
He also hosted many TV Shows like Big Boss season 3, Kaun Banega Crorepati 1,2,4,5,6,7,8, and 9, and an entertainment show Aaj ki Raat h Zindagi in 2015-16.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More
Big B has linked up with actress for a short time like Rekha, Parveen Babi, and Jaya Bhaduri. He ties the knot to Jaya Bhaduri on 3 June 1973 and the couple blessed with one son Abhishek Bachchan and one daughter Shweta Bachchan.
|Girlfriend||Rekha (Indian Actress)
Parveen Babi (Indian Actress)
Jaya Bhaduri (Indian Politician and Former Indian Actress)
|Children||Son – Abhishek Bachchan,
Daughter – Shweta Bachchan Nanda
Here we are providing you the list of his favorite things.
|Favorite Actors||Dilip Kumar|
|Favorite Actress||Waheeda Rehman|
|Favorite Musical Instrument||Sarod|
|Favorite Singer(s)||Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar|
|Favorite Sport||Cricket, Lawn Tennis|
|Favorite Destinations||London, Switzerland, St. Petersburg|
|Favorite Football Club||Chelsea|
|Favorite Comedian||Mehmood Ali|
|Favorite Food||Bhindi Sabzi, Jalebi, Kheer, Gulab Jamun|
Some Interesting Facts About Amitabh Bachchan
- He was once rejected from All India Radio due to his heavy voice.
- He can write through his both left and right hands.
- He gave consecutively 12 flops before his first superhit film Zanjeer.
- He was diagnosed by Myasthenia Gravis during the shooting of Coolie.
- In more than 20 films he used the screen name as Vijay.
- He has his wax statue at London’s Madame Tussauds wax museum in 2000.
- He also has his wax statues in New York, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Washington, and Delhi.
- He is worshipped as a god in a temple in Kolkata.
- He and his son hold the Guinness World Record to played the reversed role on screen in Film Paa.