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AMITABH BACHCHAN BIOGRAPHY

Overview: AMITABH BACHCHAN
Born: October 11, 1942, in Allahabad, United Provinces, British India [now Uttar Pradesh, India]

Height: 6′ (1.83 m)
Birth Name: Amitabh Harivansh Srivastav
Nicknames:   Big BMunna
Angry Young Man
Bollywood’s Shahenshah
Amith
AB Sr.
One Man Industry
Superstar of the Millenium
The Last Emperor
Mahanayak
Amit Ji

MY LIFE AMITABH BACHCHAN

Amitabh Bachchan is arguably the superstar across generations. Even the millennial knows who Big B is. Unfortunately, we do not have much information about his early life or childhood. We have no idea what prompted him to take a chance and give Bollywood a try. For one thing, Amitabh Bachchan looks nothing like the traditional heroes of Bollywood.

He doesn’t come across as a person who would be comfortable singing and dancing around trees. For that was what Bollywood used to be when Mr. Bachchan starts his career: replete with melodrama, but slowly going towards something new. Amitabh Bachchan would become a part of what was new.

It was during the fading times of the trio – Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, and Dev Anand when the younger generation of heroes crop up that Amitabh Bachchan too made his debut. Unlike other success stories of Bollywood, Amitabh’s career did not start off with a bang. Instead, it was quite the struggle for him to gain recognition, then stardom and finally superstardom.

He had twelve flops and two hits by the time he turns thirty. However with the movie, Zanjeer (1973) the angry young man persona was born -which would become Big B’s ticket to stardom! At present, he is seen in movies and he has reached the households by hosting the quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati.

“I WAS BORN IN FAME. I WAS ALWAYS RECOGNISED AND KNOWN. PERSONLY, I FELL NORML ABOUT IT”
AMITABH BACHCHAN

EARLY LIFE

Amitabh Bachchan was born to Harivansh Rai Bachchan, a Hindi poet, and Teji Bachchan on with October 1942, in Allahabad, United Provinces, British India, present-day Uttar Pradesh. When he was born, he was named Inqalaab (which was inspired by the phrase Inqalaab Zindabaad which means ‘Long Live the Revolution’.) Nevertheless, his name was chang to Amitabh when suggested by fellow poet Sumitranandan Pant.

Amitabh has a younger brother, Ajitabh, but not much seems to be known about him. The surname of this family was initially Shrivastava. Bachchan was the surname Harivansh adopt when publishing his works. Years later, his son would adopt this very surname when trying his hands at films. When he made his debut, it was Amitabh Bachchan that we were witnessing on-screen.

There is not much known about Amitabh’s early life. Except that he is an alumnus of Sherwood College, Nainital, and later he attends Kirori Mal College of Delhi. While it is not completely clear what prompt Amitabh to come to Bollywood, it is believed that his mother had some influence in his choice of career. Teji always insists that he should “take the center stage”. He was pursuing a career in Kolkata.

BACHCHAN AND BOLLYWOOD HIS INITIAL BOLLYWOOD DAYS

But he was homesick for Mumbai and tired of the office routine. It was his desire to return to Mumbai, that he wrote a letter to K.A. Abbas, the left ideologue and filmmaker. When he received a favorable reply to his query, Amitabh board a train from Kolkata to Mumbai, on 16 February 1969 – a journey that would go down in history as one of the most important journeys in the history of cinema in Bollywood.

“WHETHER THE WORK THAT I DO SHALL SUCCEED OR ACHIEVE CRITICAL ACCLAIM IS FOR THE AUDIENCE TO DECIDE.”
 AMITABH BACHCHAN

Amitabh Bachchan debut into Bollywood in 1969 as a voice narrator for Mrinal Sen’s  Award-winning film, Bhuvan Shome. His first job as an actor was as one of the seven protagonists in the film Saat Hindustani direct by K.A. Abbas. It features Utpal Dutt, Anwar Ali, Madhu, and Jalal Agha.

Anand in 1971 was the movie starring Rajesh Khanna that put Amitabh in the spotlight as the doctor who had a cynical view towards life. This movie earns him his first Filmfare as ‘Best Supporting Actor’. His next big role was that of an antagonist in Parwana also in 1971.

He did a number of other movies during this time but sadly, not one of them did anything to help his career. He was pushing thirty, with twelve flops and two moderate hits, which include Bombay to Goa which had been mediocre in its success. However, his luck was about to change.

BACHCHAN AND HIS STARDOM

Amitabh was spotted by screenwriter duo Salim-Javed, which consist of Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar. Zanjeer was the brainchild of Salim Khan, and Javed Akhtar came on board as a co-writer. Prakash Mehra believes the story to be groundbreaking and joins the duo as the director. It is from this movie that the persona of ‘Angry Young Man’ was conceived.

The role could not be cast as a number of actors turn down the offer because it took actors away from the ‘romantic hero’ image that was so prevalent in Bollywood in those days. Salim-Javed discovers Amitabh and realizes that he was talented but had work in movies that were not good. Amitabh was cast in the role, and it was the first of the many successful collaborations between Salim-Javed and Amitabh Bachchan.

Zanjeer laid the foundation for Amitabh to become a star in Bollywood and earn him his first Filmfare Award nomination for ‘Best Actor’. It broke the dry spell he had had in Bollywood so far. In the same year that Zanjeer was release, Amitabh Bachchan marri Jaya Bhaduri. The young angry man persona was further fuelled by the writers in subsequent movies which were written with Bachchan in mind as the hero. Movies like Deewaar, Sholay, Koala Patthar resonate with the younger generation.

 AMITABH BACHCHAN Personal life

Amitabh Bachchan’s portrayal of the wrong hero who fights the crook system and circumstances of deprivation rang true for the young guns of that generation. The youth identify with his thanks to social ills such as poverty, hunger, unemployment, corruption, social inequality and of course, the brutal excesses of the Emergency.

The angry young man starts out as a journalist catchphrase and it is still used today to recall Mr. Bachchan’s roles that brought him stardom. It was a metaphor for the dormant anger, frustration, restlessness, and sense of rebellion and anti-establishment disposition of an entire generation that was present in India during the 1970s.

Amitabh had guest roles in movies like Kunwara Baap, Dost, before donning the supporting role for Roti, Kapda our Makaan a film that had the themes of honesty in the face of oppression, financial and emotional crisis. It was the highest-grossing movie of 1974. Amitabh was the leading man for the film Majboor which was a successful movie at the box office.

BACHCHAN SUPERSTAR

From the years 1975 to 1986, Amitabh rode on the shoulders of superstardom. He starred in a plethora movies across several genres – from the comedy Chupke Chupke to crime drama Faraar to the romantic drama Milt In 1975, two of Amitabh’s movies became milestones in his career: Dewar, which is list-like Top 25 Must-See Bollywood Films by Indiatimes Movies, and Sholay, which gained a cult following over the course of the years.

In 1999, BBC India declares Sholay to be the Film of the Millennium. In the 50th year of Filmfare Awards, it was award the special distinction award called the ‘Filmfare Best Film of 50 Years’. The next high distinction in Amitabh’s career was playing the role of Anthony Gonsalves in the movie Amar Akbar Anthony.

The role earns him his first Filmfare Award for ‘Best Actor’. He had wait for years for that honor and it finally happens. Other super hits were also delivered by the actor. He is also known for playing multiple double character roles in movies such as Don, Satte Pe Satta, Desh Premee, etc. During the filming of the movie Coolie in 1982, Amitabh suffers an accident that put his life in jeopardy and the entire nation pray for his speedy recovery.

OTHER WORK

Voice Acting

  • 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)

Awards and Honors

  • 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 Bacchanalia in 2009

Amitabh Bachchan All Movies List

  • Thugs Of Hindostan (2018)
  • Helicopter Eela (2018)
    102 Not Out (2018)
  • Pad Man – 2018
    The Wishing Tree – 2017
  • Sarkar 3 – 2017
  • Pink – 2016
  • TE3N – 2016
  • Ki And Ka – 2016
  • Wazir – 2016
  • Piku – 2015
  • Hey Bro – 2015
  • Shamitabh – 2015
  • Bhoothnath Returns – 2014
  • Mahabharat – 2013
  • Satyagraha – 2013
  • Bombay Talkies – 2013
  • English Vinglish – 2012
  • Bol Bachchan – 2012
  • Mr. Bhatti On Chutti – 2012
  • Department – 2012
  • Aarakshan – 2011
  • Bbuddah…Hoga Terra Baap – 2011
  • F.A.L.T.U – 2011
  • Teen Patti – 2010
  • Rann – 2010
  • Paa – 2009
  • Aladin – 2009
  • The Last Lear – 2008
  • God Tussi Great Ho – 2008
  • Sarkar Raj – 2008
  • Bhoothnath – 2008
  • Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag – 2007
  • Jhoom Barabar Jhoom – 2007
  • Shootout At Lokhandwala – 2007
  • Cheeni Kum – 2007
  • Zamaanat – 2007
  • Nishabd – 2007
  • Eklavya – 2007
  • Baabul – 2006
  • Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna – 2006
  • Darna Zaroori Hai – 2006
  • Family – 2006
  • Viruddh – 2005
  • Sarkar – 2005
  • Paheli – 2005
  • Waqt – Race Against Time – 2005
  • Black – 2005
  • Ek Ajnabee – 2005
  • Bunty Aur Babli – 2005
  • Dil Jo Bhi Kahey – 2005
  • Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo – 2004
  • Veer-Zaara – 2004
  • Hum Kaun Hai – 2004
  • Kyun! Ho Gaya Na… – 2004
  • Deewaar – 2004
  • Lakshya – 2004
  • Dev – 2004
  • Khakee – 2004
  • Aetbaar – 2004
  • Baghban – 2003
  • Boom – 2003
  • Armaan – 2003
  • Khushi – 2003
  • Agni Varsha – 2002
  • Hum Kisise Kum Nahin – 2002
  • Aankhen – 2002
  • Kaante – 2002
  • Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham – 2001
  • Aks – 2001
  • Lagaan – 2001
  • Ek Rishtaa – 2001
  • Mohabbatein – 2000
  • Hindustan Ki Kasam – 1999
  • Biwi No.1 – 1999
  • Lal Baadshah – 1999
  • Bade Miyan Chote Miyan – 1998
  • Major Saab – 1998
  • Mrityudaata – 1997
  • Mrityudaata – 1997
  • Tere Mere Sapne – 1996
  • Ghatak – 1996
  • Zulm Ki Hukumat – 1992
  • Khuda Gawah – 1992
  • Akayla – 1991
  • Indrajeet – 1991
  • Ajooba – 1991
  • Hum – 1991
  • Aaj Ka Arjun – 1990
  • Kroadh – 1990
  • Agneepath – 1990
  • Jaadugar – 1989
  • Batwara – 1989
  • Jalwa – 1987
  • Dosti Dushmani – 1986
  • Aakhri Raasta – 1986
  • Inquilaab – 1984
  • Film Hi Film – 1983
  • Andha Kanoon – 1983
  • Namak Halal – 1982
  • State Pe Satta – 1982
  • Shakti – 1982
  • Naseeb – 1981
  • Shaan – 1980
  • Trishul – 1978
  • Sholay – 1975
  • Roti Kapada Aur Makan – 1974
  • Kasauti – 1974
  • Kunwara Baap – 1974
  • Gehri Chaal – 1973
  • Parwana – 1971
  • Anand – 1971
  • Saat Hindustani – 1969

Amitabh Bachchan TELEVISION

  • Dekh Bhai Dekh (1993-1994)
  • Kaun Banega Crorepati 2000-06-2010-2019)
  • Bigg Boss 3(2009)
  • The One Show ( 2011)
  • Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap ( 2013)
  • Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (2014)
  • Yudh ( 2014)
  • Desi Rascals ( 2015)
  • Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi (2015-2016)
  • Astra Force 2016-2017

Amitabh Bachchan Documentaries

  • March of the Penguins (2005)
  • The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011)
  • Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told (2011)
  • Putting the Fun in Fundamental (2015)

Amitabh Bachchan Music videos

  • Various (1996)
  • “Mile Sur Mera Tumhara” (1988)
  • “Kabhi Nahi” (2002)
  • “Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara” (2010)
  • “Phir Se” (2017)

 

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