This page contains a short biography of Amitabh
Bachchan, popularly known as the Big B and Angry young man
of Indian cinema. It also contains information about awards won by
Amitabh and his films.
|Date of Birth:
||11 October 1942, Allahabad, India
||Big B, Munna, Young Angry Man.
||Pratiksha, 10th Road, J.V.P.D. Scheme Mumbai- 400
||6' 2" (1.88 m)
||Master Of Arts (M A)
- Such is the charisma of Amitabh Bachchan that he strikes
gold at the Box Office even at the age of 60! Amitabh Bachchan,
popularly known as the angry young man or the Big B of Indian cinema
(Bollywood), was born in Allahabad to Teji Bachchan and Harivansh Rai
Bachchan, the acclaimed Hindi poet. Amitabh did his schooling from the
Sherwood College, Nainital and thereafter moved to the Delhi University
to pursue graduation. Before getting into the glittering world of
movies, Amitabh tried his luck as stage actor, radio announcer and
Freight Company executive. It is interesting to note that many of the
producers and directors, whom Amitabh approached initially, rejected his
voice quality (a voice that has provided narrations for several films).
Though Amitabh's first film "Saat Hindustani"
sank at the Box Office, "Zanjeer" catapulted him to the status
of "angry young man" of Hindi cinema. There was no looking
back after the success of Zanjeer as people saw in Amitabh Bachchan
their own self- the angry young man that was fighting against the
corrupt system and the power brokers, one film after another. Amitabh's
emergence coincided with the typical situation prevailing in the 70's-
unemployment, frustration and poor quality of life. Amitabh Bachchan
emerged as a different kind of action hero, a Messiah, a Superhero, who
appeared like an answer to all people's problems. Amitabh, on his part
churned out one hit after another including Zanjeer, Deewar Namak Haram,
Sharaabi, Shakti, Lawaaris, Kaalia, Shaan, Kaala Patthar, Trishul, Don,
Amar Akbar Anthony, Sholay, Deewaar etc.
Amitabh Bachchan's popularity can be gauged by the fact that
while shooting for Coolie (1983) he received a near fatal injury and the
whole country was praying for his quick recovery and the Indian press
issued daily bulletins on his health. During the peak of his career
Amitabh married one of the talented actresses of Indian cinema- Jaya
Bhaduri. After his return from politics, Amitabh tried his hands in the
movies but almost all of them proved flops. This was accompanied by the
mounting loss being borne by his company- ABCL. As the old saying goes,"Fortune
favors the brave" Amitabh decided to take the last plunge and this
move was none other than his decision to work in the "Kaun Banega
Karorepati", the super successful TV program. The KBC created
history and Amitabh's magic was back. Things changed so fast for Amitabh
that even after crossing the age of 60, he is one of the busiest actors
of Indian cinema. Today special characters and scripts are being written
to suit the persona and the age of Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh is not one
of those to disappoint- his power packed performance in "Baghban"
and the most recent "Black" is a testimony to his undying and
unfading charisma as an actor. In addition to this Amitabh is endorsing
more than 50 products at present!
||Haribansh Rai Bachchan
||Shweta and Abhishek
Best Actor Critics for "Aks"
Best Actor for "Amar Akbar Anthony"
Best Actor for "Don"
Best Actor for "Hum"
Best Actor for "Hum"
Best Supporting Actor for "Mohabatein"
Best Supporting Actor for "Anand"
Best Supporting Actor for "Veer-Zaara"
Best Supporting Actor for "Namak Haram"
Best Actor of the millenium
National Film Awards, India
Best Actor for "Agneepath"
Amitabh Bachchan Filmography
- Anand (1970)
- Bombay to Goa (1972)
- Abhimaan (1973)
- Namak Haram (1973)
- Zanjeer (1973)
- Chupke Chupke (1975)
- Deewaar (1975)
- Mili (1975)
- Sholay (1975)
- Kabhi Kabhie (1976)
- Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
- Khoon Pasina (1977)
- Don (1978)
- Mukaddar ka Sikander (1978)
- Trishul (1978)
- Kaala Patthar (1979)
- Mr. Natwarlal (1979)
- Dostana (1980)
- Shaan (1980)
Great Gambler (1980)
- Kaalia (1981)
- Lawaaris (1981)
- Naseeb (1981)
- Silsila (1981)
- Khuddar (1982)
- Namak Halal (1982)
- Shakti (1982)
- Sharaabi (1984)
- Main Azaad Hoon (1989)
- Agneepath (1990)
- Hum (1991)
- Khuda Gawah (1992)
- Mohabattein (2000)
- Aks (2001)
- Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)
- Baghban (2003)
- Khakhee (2004)
- Dev (2004)
- Veer-Zaara (2004)
- Black (2005)