Amitabh Bachchan Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Amitabh Bachchan

Biography / Wiki

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.

Net Worth

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.


Amitabh Bachchan

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
Age 81 Years
Height In centimeters – 188cm

In feet inches – 6’2”

Weight In Kilograms – 80Kg

In Pounds – 176 lbs

Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Profession Actor, TV Host, Former Politician
Sexual Orientation Straight
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

Religion Hinduism
Nationality Indian
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)

Amitabh Bachchan with his parents
Amitabh Bachchan with his parents

Brothers Ajitabh Bachchan (Younger)

Amitabh Bachchan with his brother
Amitabh Bachchan with his brother

Sister None

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)


Amitabh Bachchan with his ex-girlfriend Rekha
Amitabh Bachchan with his ex-girlfriend Rekha

Parveen Babi (Indian Actress)

Amitabh Bachchan with his ex-girlfriend Parveen
Amitabh Bachchan with his ex-girlfriend Parveen

Jaya Bhaduri (Indian Politician and Former Indian Actress)

Marital Status Married
Wife Jaya Bachchan


Amitabh Bachchan with his wife Jaya
Amitabh Bachchan with his wife Jaya

Children Son – Abhishek Bachchan,
Amitabh Bachchan with his son Abhishek
Amitabh Bachchan with his son Abhishek

Daughter – Shweta Bachchan Nanda

Amitabh Bachchan with his daughter Shweta
Amitabh Bachchan with his daughter Shweta

Favorite Things

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 Color(s) White
Favorite Football Club Chelsea
Favorite Comedian Mehmood Ali
Favorite Food Bhindi Sabzi, Jalebi, Kheer, Gulab Jamun

Amitabh Bachchan

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.