Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan

Movie Actor

Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian actor, film producer, television host, occasional playback singer and former politician known for his work in Hindi cinema. He is regarded as one of the most successful and influential actors in the history of Indian cinema.

Full Name
Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan
Oct 11, 1942
6′ 2″
Net Worth


Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan, was born on October 11th, 1942 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is an Indian movie actor and television presenter who gained fame for his “angry young man” characters in the 1970s. He has starred in over 200 films and earned numerous awards and accolades for his work including four National Film Awards as Best Actor and 15 Filmfare Awards. 

Bachchan was born to poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. His father's inspiration led him to pursue a career in acting. In 1969, he made his debut in Saat Hindustani which won him a National Film Award for Best Newcomer. This was followed by an award-winning performance in Anand (1971) where he played a terminally ill patient alongside Rajesh Khanna.

In the mid-1970s, Bachchan established himself as an action hero with roles in Zanjeer (1973), Deewaar (1975) and Sholay (1975). These films cemented his status as a star of Hindi cinema. He also ventured into comedy with Chupke Chupke (1975) and Amar Akbar Anthony (1977). During this period, he also began taking on more serious roles such as in Kabhi Kabhie (1976) and Trishul (1978).

Bachchan continued to dominate the silver screen throughout the 1980s with critically acclaimed performances in movies like Silsila (1981) and Namak Halaal (1982). In 1984 he won another National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Coolie. In the 1990s, he experienced a slump but bounced back strongly with Mohabbatein (2000). He has since been seen in many commercial successes such as Baghban(2003), Sarkar(2005), Paa(2009) and Piku(2015). 

In addition to acting, Bachchan has hosted several television shows including Kaun Banega Crorepati which has become one of the most watched game shows on Indian television. He has been active politically too, having campaigned for several politicians over the years. For his contributions to cinema, he has received numerous honors including India’s highest civilian honor – The Padma Vibhushan.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1942</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Amitabh Bachchan is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On October 11, 1942, Amitabh Harivansh Rai Bachchan was born in Allahabad, India.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1969</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Film Performance</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Amitabh Bachchan makes his debut film performance in the Hindi movie Saat Hindustani.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1973</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Major Success</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Amitabh Bachchan starred in and co-produced Zanjeer, which became a major hit and launched him to stardom.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1982</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Star of the Millennium Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Amitabh Bachchan was awarded the prestigious Star of the Millennium award by Filmfare magazine.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named Padma Shri Recipient</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Amitabh Bachchan was named a recipient of the Padma Shri, one of India's highest civilian honors.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Padma Vibhushan Awarded</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Amitabh Bachchan was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honor.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Elected to India's Upper House of Parliament</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Amitabh Bachchan was elected to India's upper house of parliament, the Rajya Sabha.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Amitabh Bachchan is an incredible actor. He has been acting for over five decades, and has won numerous awards, including the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honor. His performances in movies like "Deewar", "Sholay", and "Black" are iconic.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Amitabh Bachchan is also a great philanthropist. He established the Amitabh Bachchan Charitable Foundation to help those in need and support various causes. He also actively participates in charity events such as the Kaun Banega Crorepati.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Cultural Icon</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Amitabh Bachchan is an icon of Indian culture. He has been featured in several Bollywood films, television shows, and even video games. His catchphrases have become part of everyday conversations, and he is considered one of the most influential actors in India.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Indian Actor to Appear on BBC Talk Show</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1975, Amitabh Bachchan became the first Indian actor to appear on the BBC's "Parkinson" talk show.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Honorary Doctorate from Queensland University</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Amitabh Bachchan was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Queensland University of Technology in 2008 for his contribution to the film industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Posthumous National Award Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1997, Amitabh Bachchan received a posthumous National Award for his performance in the 1996 movie "Mrityudata".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> First Bollywood Actor to Have Own Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Amitabh Bachchan was the first Bollywood actor to have his own wax figure at Madame Tussauds in London, New York and Amsterdam.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> First Indian Actor to Have Own Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Amitabh Bachchan is the first Indian actor to have his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which was unveiled in 2010.</p></div>


Arrow icon

Arrow icon

Arrow icon