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Indian film actor

Born: October 11, 1942 (age 77 years), Prayagraj, India

Height: 1.83 m

Spouse: Jaya Bachchan (m. 1973)

Amitabh Bachchan/Family

Son Abhishek Bachchan
Jaya Bachchan Spouse

Shweta Bachchan-Nanda Daughter
Harivansh Rai Bachchan Father

Ajitabh Bachchan Brother
Agstya Nanda Grandson

Navya Naveli Nanda Granddaughter
Aaradhya Bachchan

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 name Inquilaab Srivastava

Full Name Amitabh 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 Colour Dark Brown

Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Life

Date of Birth 11 October 1942

Birthplace Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (now, Uttar Pradesh, India)

Zodiac sign Libra


Nationality Indian

Hometown Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

School Jnana 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 Qualification Bachelor of Science

Religion Hinduism

Caste Kayastha

Food Habit Non-vegetarian

Political Inclination Indian National Congress (INC)

Hobbies Singing, Blogging, Reading

Marital Status Married

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

Marriage Date 3 June 1973

Wife/Spouse Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan

Children Son- Abhishek Bachchan (Actor)

Daughter- Shweta Bachchan Nanda

Daughter-in-law- Aishwarya Rai (Actress)

Parents Father- Harivansh Rai Bachchan (Hindi Poet)

Mother- Teji Bachchan, Shyamla (Step-mother)

Siblings Brother- Ajitabh Bachchan (Younger, Businessman)

Sister- None

Favourite Things

Food Bhindi Sabzi, Jalebi, Kheer, Gulab Jamun

Sweet Shop Jhama Sweets, Chembur, Mumbai

Actor Dilip Kumar

Actress Waheeda Rehman

Comedian Mehmood Ali

Film(s) Bollywood- Kagaz Ke Phool, Ganga Jamuna, Pyasa

Hollywood- Gone With The Wind, Godfather, Black, Scarface

Singer(s) Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

Music Instrument Sarod

Colour White

Sports Cricket, Lawn Tennis

Tennis Player Novak Djokovic

Football Club Chelsea

Perfume Lomani

Holiday Destination(s) London, Switzerland, Saint Petersburg

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Amitabh Bachchan 10 Fast Facts, Biography, Wiki

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.