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Amitabh Bachchan

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Amitabh Bachcan



Amitabh Bachchan was born October 11, 1942. He is an Indian actor. He was born in Allahabad, India.

The eldest son of Harivanshrai Bachchan, a well known contemporary poet, and Teji Bachchan, he was brought up in the rich tradition of the arts. He did his schooling at Sherwood College in Nainital and went on to Delhi University to earn a science degree.

His first film was Saat Hindustani and he has since made over a hundred films in a career that included such box office successes as Zanjeer, Deewar, Sholay and Amar Akbar Anthony. Amitabh Bachchan is most famous for introducing into Hindi cinema, the character of the "angry young man" in stark contrast to the more romantic characters being played by his contemporaries.

World Famous People (Actor) - Amitabh Bachchan retired from the film industry to briefly enter politics by winning a seat in parliament from his hometown of Allahabad. However, his political career was short lived.

Amitabh returned to Bollywood by founding his own production company called Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL), which produced films like Tere Mere Sapne and distributed several films such as Mani Ratnam's Bombay and Shekhar Kapoor's Bandit Queen. The company burst into the limelight in 1996 when it was responsible for bringing to India the Miss World Pageant, but was then mired with controversy when the company was not able to pay its dues.

In 1997 at the age of 55, Amitabh Bachchan made his comeback to cinema with the film Mrityudata. In 1999, in a BBC Online Poll, Amitabh Bachchan was named the Superstar of the Millennium ahead of the likes of Alec Guinness and Marlon Brando. In June, 2000 he became the first living Asian to have a wax statue erected in his honour at Madame Tussaud's.

In the same year, Amitabh Bachchan once again re-entered Indian popular culture by anchoring the hugely popular quiz program Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Amitabh Bachchan married actress Jaya Bhaduri with whom he had co-starred in many films. Some of the films starring Amitabh and Jaya : Zanjeer, Abhimaan, Sholay, Silsila, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.

His ability to reinvent himself has meant new films, new endorsements and millions of rupees. In 2004, he is reported to be charging around 80-100 million rupees for brand endorsements.

The couple has two children, Abhishek and Shweta. Abhishek Bachchan has already followed his father's footsteps having starred in such movies as Refugee, Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa, Dhai Askar Prem Ke, Hain Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya, Om Jai Jagdish, Mein Prem Ki Diwani Hoo, Kuch Na Kaho, Zameen, and L.O.C.

Filmography


1969
Saat Hindustani
1971
Anand Guddi
Parwaana Pyar Ki Kahani
Reshma Aur Shera (Guest)
1972
Bansi Birju Bombay to Goa
Ek Nazar Jaban
Piya Ka Ghar Raaste Ka Patthar
Sanjog
1973
Abhimaan Baandhe Haath
Gehri Chaal Haath (Guest)
Namak Haram Saudagar
Zanjeer
1974
Benaam Dost (Guest)
Kasauti Majboor
Roti Kapda aur Makaan
1975
Chhoti si Baat Chupke Chupke
Deewar Faraar
Hera Pheri Mili
Sholay Zameer
1976
Do Anjaane Kabhie Kabhie
1977
Adalat Aalap
Amar Akbar Anthony Imaan Dharam
Khoon Paseena Parvarish
1978
Besharam Don
Ganga Ki Saugandh Kasme Vaade
Trishul
1979
Gol Maal (Guest) The Great Gambler
Jurmaana Kaala Patthar
Manzil Mr. Natwarlaal
Muqaddar ka Sikandar Suhaag
1980
Anusandhan (Guest) Chashme Baddoor (Guest)
Do aur Do Panch Dostaana
Ram Balraam Shaan
1981
Barsaat ki Ek Raat Kaalia
Lawaaris Naseeb
Silsila Yaraana
1982
Bemisaal Desh Premee
Khuddar Namak Halaal
Nastik Satte pe Satta
Shakti
1983
Andha Kanoon Coolie
Mahaan Pukar
1984
Inquilaab Sharaabi
1985
Giraftaar (Guest) Mard
1986
Aakhree Rasta
1987
Hero Hiralal (Guest) Jalwa (Guest)
Shahenshah Soorma Bhopali (Guest)
1988
Ganga Jamuna Saraswati Kaun Jeeta Kaun Haara (Guest)
1989
Jaadugar Main Azaad Hoon
Toofan
1990
Aaj ka Arjun Agneepath
Krodh (Guest)
1991
Ajooba Akayla
Hum Indrajeet
1992
Khuda Gawah
1994
Insaniyat
1997
Mrityudaata
1998
Majorsaab Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan
1999
Lal Baadshah Sooryavansham
Biwi No. 1 ( Special ) Hindustan Ki Kasam
Kohraam
2000
Mohhabatein
2001
Ek Rishta- The Bond of Love Aks
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
2002
Aankhen Hum Kisise Kum Nahi
Agnivarsha Kaante
2003
Armaan Baghban
Khakee
  
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