Amitabh Bachchan

Profession: Actor, TV Host, Former Politician


Brother of Amitabh Bachchan

Ajitabh Bachchan (Younger, Businessman)

Father of Amitabh Bachchan

Harivansh Rai Bachchan (Hindi Poet)

Mother of Amitabh Bachchan

Teji Bachchan, Shyama (Step-mother)

Wife/Spouse of Amitabh Bachchan

Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan

Affairs/Girlfriends of Amitabh Bachchan

Parveen Babi (Indian Actress)
Rekha (Indian Actress)
Jaya Bhaduri (Indian Politician & Former Indian Actress)

Favourite Actor of Amitabh Bachchan

Dilip Kumar

Favourite Actress of Amitabh Bachchan

Waheeda Rehman

Favourite Colour of Amitabh Bachchan

White

Favourite Destination(s) of Amitabh Bachchan

London, Switzerland, Saint Petersburg

Favourite Film(s) of Amitabh Bachchan

Bollywood- Kagaz Ke Phool, Ganga Jamuna, Pyasa
Hollywood- Gone With The Wind, Godfather, Black, Scarface

Favourite Food(s) of Amitabh Bachchan

Bhindi Sabzi, Jalebi, Kheer, Gulab Jamun

Favourite Perfume of Amitabh Bachchan

Lomani

Favourite Singer(s) of Amitabh Bachchan

Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

Favourite Sport of Amitabh Bachchan

Cricket

Favourite Sweet Shop of Amitabh Bachchan

Jhama Sweets, Chembur, Mumbai

Civilian Awards of Amitabh Bachchan

1984: Padma Shri by the Government of India
2001: Padma Bhushan by the Government of India
2007: Knight of the Legion of Honour (France's highest civilian honour from the Government of France)
2015: Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India

National Film Award of Amitabh Bachchan

1990: Best Actor for Agneepath
2005: Best Actor for Black
2009: Best Actor for Paa
2015: Best Actor for Piku

Polls Awards of Amitabh Bachchan

2002: Voted the "Hottest Male Vegetarian" by 'People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA)
2008: Voted "Asia's Sexiest Vegetarian Man"
2012: Voted the "Hottest Male Vegetarian" for the fourth time by 'People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA)

Controversies of Amitabh Bachchan

His name appeared in the Bofors scandal in which he was later declared not-guilty.   He was indicted for submitting false documents to prove that he is a farmer.   Stardust imposed a 15-years ban on him during his peak acting years. According to his blog, he brought the idea of National Emergency and ban on Media. So, media took that otherwise and banned Amitabh Bachchan: means no interviews, no mention or pictures, etc.   In 1996, he had to face a legal battle for organizing Miss World competition inappropriately.  

Information about Amitabh Bachchan

In June 2000, he became the First living Asian whose statue was modelled at the London's Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.  Amitabh Bachchan gave his voice to Bhuvan Shome  His mother, Teji Bachchan, was a Sikh and hailed from Lyallpur (now Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan).  Before making his acting debut in 'Saat Hindustani,' he made his film debut as a voice narrator in the National Award winning film- 'Bhuvan Shome' (1969) by Mrinal Sen.  He won his First National Film Award for the Best Actor for his role as a Mafia Don in the 1990 film- Agneepath.  He got the fee of ?1 lakh for his role of Jai in the iconic Indian film- Sholay (1975).  His father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a renowned Hindi poet.  His career and fame were revived in 2000 when he made his television debut with a game show- Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC).  He rose to stardom after the 1973 film- Zanjeer by Prakash Mehra; in which he played the role of Inspector Vijay Khanna. This film gave him the nickname- Angry Young Man, his performance in the film is also considered one of the most iconic performances in the history of Bollywood.  In 1996, he formed his film production company- Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL). ABCL was also the main sponsor of the 1996 Miss World beauty pageant at Bangalore, but lost millions.  Amitabh Bachchan during 8th Lok Sabha Election  Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Amjad Khan during the filming of Sholay  Before the success of 'Zanjeer,' he was a part of 12 consecutive flop films.  During his college days, he used to act in plays.  Amitabh, known for his Baritone voice, was once rejected by All India Radio.  After the Coolie incident, he was diagnosed with Myasthenia gravis (a long-term neuromuscular disease that leads to varying degrees of muscle weakness).  His mother had interest in theatres and was even offered a feature film role, which she denied later and preferred her domestic duties.  Initially, he was named- 'Inquilab,' but after the suggestion of Sumitranandan Pant (a fellow poet of Harivansh Rai Bachchan), it was changed to 'Amitabh,' which means- 'The light that will never die.'  Does Amitabh Bachchan drink alcohol?: No (quit drinking since the early 1980s)  On 26 July 1982, he suffered a near-fatal injury while filming Coolie at the University Campus in Bangalore. He was also declared clinically dead for 11 minutes by the doctors till they plunged adrenaline injections into his chest saving his life.  During his college days, he was a good athlete and won the 100, 200 and 400-metre races. At the Sherwood in Nainital, he also won a Boxing Championship.  In 1984, he took a break from acting and entered politics to support his friend Rajiv Gandhi. He also contested for the Allahabad seat in the 8th Lok Sabha elections against H.N. Bahuguna and won with the highest victory margin in the history of the general elections (68.2% of the vote).  When he was young, he wanted to become an engineer and was eager to join the Indian Air Force.  When his company- ABCL (Amitabh Bachchan Corporation) failed, his friend, Amar Singh, helped him financially, following which, Amitabh started to support Amar Singh and his party- Samajwadi Party.  Does Amitabh Bachchan smoke?: No (quit smoking since the early 1980s)  There is Amitabh Bachchan's wax statue at the Madame Tussauds, London  He shared the screen with his future wife Jaya Bhaduri for the first time in the film- Guddi (1971); in which he made a guest appearance.  After the box-office failure of his film- Insaniyat (1994), he didn't appear in any film for 5 years.  His forefathers belonged to the village- Babupatti of Pratapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh.  In 2017, during one of the episodes of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' (KBC), he spoke about his tryst with Hepatitis B. He said that he had lost 75% of his liver due to late diagnosis of the disease, which he contracted through a blood transfusion after the Coolie accident. He also said that he was infected with Tuberculosis (TB) on the set of KBC in 2000. However, after proper treatment, he is now free from Tuberculosis (TB). Amitabh was also appointed the UNICEF ambassador of the hepatitis B awareness campaign.  He can write evenly well with both of his hands.  After 3 years in politics, he resigned, calling politics a cesspool.  For his role as a Doctor in the 1971 film- Anand, he was awarded his first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.  Although his real surname was 'Srivastava,' his father replaced it with 'Bachchan, because his father Harivansh Rai abandoned the surname 'Shrivastav' to protest against the caste system in India.  In 1983, his left hand was burnt during Diwali. 


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