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Amitabh Bachchan 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
Indian film actor
Born: October 11, 1942 (age 77 years), Prayagraj, India
Height: 1.83 m
Spouse: Jaya Bachchan (m. 1973)
Son Abhishek Bachchan
Jaya Bachchan Spouse
Shweta Bachchan-Nanda Daughter
Harivansh Rai Bachchan Father
Ajitabh Bachchan Brother
Agstya Nanda Grandson
Navya Naveli Nanda Granddaughter
Teji Bachchan Mother
Naina Bachchan Niece
Bhim Bachchan Nephew
Namrata Bachchan Niece
Nilima Bachchan Niece
Sardar Khajaan Singh Grandfather
Pratap Narayan Shrivastav Grandfather
Saraswati Devi Grandmother
Birth nameInquilaab Srivastava
Full NameAmitabh Harivansh Rai Shrivastava
Nickname(s)Munna, Big B, Angry Young Man, AB Sr., Amith, Shahenshah of Bollywood
Profession(s)Actor, TV Host, Former Politician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 2”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Date of Birth11 October 1942
BirthplaceAllahabad, United Provinces, British India (now, Uttar Pradesh, India)
HometownAllahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
SchoolJnana Pramodhini, Boys High School, Allahabad
• Sherwood College, Nainital, India
• Government College Sector- 11, Chandigarh (attended for only 25 days)
• Kirori Mal College, New Delhi, India
Educational QualificationBachelor of Science
Political InclinationIndian National Congress (INC)
HobbiesSinging, Blogging, Reading
• Parveen Babi (Indian Actress)
• Rekha (Indian Actress)
• Jaya Bhaduri (Indian Politician & Former Indian Actress)
Marriage Date3 June 1973
Wife/SpouseJaya Bhaduri Bachchan
ChildrenSon- Abhishek Bachchan (Actor)
Daughter- Shweta Bachchan Nanda
Daughter-in-law- Aishwarya Rai (Actress)
ParentsFather- Harivansh Rai Bachchan (Hindi Poet)
Mother- Teji Bachchan, Shyamla (Step-mother)
SiblingsBrother- Ajitabh Bachchan (Younger, Businessman)
FoodBhindi Sabzi, Jalebi, Kheer, Gulab Jamun
Sweet ShopJhama Sweets, Chembur, Mumbai
Film(s)Bollywood- Kagaz Ke Phool, Ganga Jamuna, Pyasa
Hollywood- Gone With The Wind, Godfather, Black, Scarface
Singer(s)Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
SportsCricket, Lawn Tennis
Tennis PlayerNovak Djokovic
Holiday Destination(s)London, Switzerland, Saint Petersburg
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He is ambidextrous and can write well with both hands.
He once gave audition test in All India Radio but was rejected.
During his struggling days, a popular comedian Mehmood offered him to stay in his own house.
He had also spent few nights on a bench at Marine Drive, Mumbai.
Once director Sunil Dutt signed him for a film Reshma Aur Shera (1971) only because he got a letter of introduction from late Prime
Minister Indira Gandhi.
He is known for his baritone voice and lent his voice as a narrator to many films like Balika Badhu (1975), Tere Mere Sapne (1996), Lagaan (2001), Parineeta (2005), etc.
He also sung several songs like Do Lafzon Ki of film The Great Gambler (1979), Mere Pas Aao of film Mr. Natwarlal (1979), Chal Mere Bhai of film Naseeb (1981), Neela Aasman of film Silsila (1981), etc.
During his peak acting years, Stardust imposed a 15-year press ban against him. Later, he claimed to have banned the press from entering his sets until late 1989.
Before his first superhit film Zanjeer (1973), he has consecutively given 12 flops.
He worked in 8 different languages like Hindi, English, Punjabi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Bhojpuri, and Malayalam.
He featured in numerous TV commercial advertisements like ICICI, Emami Boro Plus, Eveready, Justdial, Pepsi, Nerolac, Navaratan Oil,
Cadbury, Sahara City Homes, Kalyan Jewellers, Maggi, Dabur, etc.
During the shooting of film Coolie (1983), he was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis after which he suffered a near fatal intestinal injury.
He used his screen name Vijay in over 20 films.
He is the first living Asian who have been modeled in wax at London’s Madame Tussauds wax museum in 2000. There are also many other places where his statue was modeled like New York, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Washington, and Delhi.
In 2001, he was honored with the Actor of the Century award at the Alexandria International Film Festival held in Egypt for his contribution to cinema.
The government of French honored him with its highest civilian honor Knight of the Legion of Honour.
Many things in India are named after him like Amitabh Bachchan Sports Complex, Amitabh Bachchan Road, and Amitabh Bachchan Government Inter College, Saifai.
In Kolkata, there is a temple made after him where he is worshipped as a God.
In 2012, he was named Hottest Vegetarian by PETA India.
In PETA Asia’s contest poll, he won the Asia’s Sexiest Vegetarian title.
In 2013, he was conferred with the Honorary Citizenship of the French town of Deauville.
His first car was a second-hand Fiat.
Amitabh and his son Abhishek Bachchan holds the Guinness World record for being the only father-son duo to have played reversed roles on-screen in the Bollywood film Paa (2009).
The famous French director Francois Truffaut called him one-man industry.
A number of books have been written about him like Amitabh Bachchan: the Legend; To be or not to be: Amitabh Bachchan; AB: The Legend; Amitabh Bachchan: Ek Jeevit Kimvadanti; Amitabh: The Making of a Superstar; Looking for the Big B: Bollywood, Bachchan & Me; and Bachchanalia.
Amitabh also wrote a book Soul Curry for you and me – An Empowering Philosophy That Can Enrich Your Life that was published in 2002.
He is a pure vegetarian.
He likes collecting pens and has a collection of over a thousand pens.
His favourite city is Saint Petersburg in Russia.
His favourite car is Lexus.
On 11 July 2020, he took to Twitter to announce that he was tested positive for COVID-19 and had been admitted to the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai.