That baritone voice, that tall personality, and the ever calm and composed persona, one of the most fantabulous actors of Indian and world cinema is this man, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan.
This versatile actor was born on 11th October 1942 (Age 76) in Allahabad to Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. He is also popularly known as Big B, Shahenshah of Bollywood, Angry young man, etc. Apart from acting, he is also a producer, television host, narrator, singer, and former politician.
MARRIAGE & JAYABACHAN
He is married to Jaya Badhuri, who is also a famous actress in Bollywood. Their marriage took place on 3rd June 1973 after the release of the movie Zanjeer. Amitabh has a son Abhishek Bachchan (Bollywood actor) and a daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda. Abhishek Bachchan is married to actress Aishwarya Rai.
THE NATIONAL AWARD
His acting career spans over five decades and he reached superstardom in the mid -1970s with movies like Zanjeer, Deewar, and Sholay. Mr. Bachchan made his acting debut in the movie Saat Hindustani as one of the seven protagonists, released in the year 1969. But, his debut movie was Bhuvan Shome, released in the same year, where he was a voice narrator for which he received the 'National Film Award for Best Newcomer’.
ANGRY YOUNG MAN
Zanjeer is the movie from Amitabh Bachchan movies list which brought him the ‘Angry young man’ title. Movies from the Amitabh Bachchan movies list which resonated with this image are blockbusters like Deeewar, Sholay, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, just to mention a few. Movies by Amitabh Bachchan which eventually made him one of the most successful leading men of the film industry.
Few movies from Amitabh Bachchan movies list which made him a superstar are Yash Chopra’s romantic family drama Kabhie Kabhie, Sholay, Chupke Chupke, Amar Akbar Anthony, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Faraar. Movies from the Amitabh Bachchan movies list which performed poorly at the box office are Jaadugar, Toofan, Insaniyat, Main Azaad Hoon, etc. He started his own production company Amitabh Bachchan Corporation, Ltd. (ABCL) in 1996 which didn’t see any success and collapsed in the year 1997. After a long break and also the collapse of his own company, he returned to prominence with Yash Chopra's box-office hit, Mohabbatein(2000). Amitabh Bachchan movies list has movies like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001), Baghban(2003), Aks (2001), Aankhen(2002), Kaante (2002), Khakee (2004), Black (2005) which brought him back to the limelight in early 2000. Upcoming movies from Amitabh Bachchan movies list which are planned to be released in 2019 are Jhund, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, Uyarndha Manithan / Tera Yaar Hoon Main. Movies from Amitabh Bachchan movies list has 3 movies planned to be released in 2020 which are Brahmastra, Chehre, Gulabo Sitabo.
The legend of Indian cinema has been honoured with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 for his contributions to the arts. He is also honoured with the highest civilian honour, Knight of the Legion of Honour, by The Government of France in 2007 for his exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond. He will be long remembered for his legendary acting skills in India and also around the globe. All the best Big B!