Who is Amitabh Bachchan?
A legendary super star was born on 11th October 1942 who is still ruling hearts of people, irrespective of the platform whether Big screen or on small screen like Twitter.
He started his career as a voice narrator for National Award-Winning film “Bhuvan Shome” and still his voice creates that magical effect on people. His talent and skills are not only acknowledged by Indians, but also other nationalities bow down to him. He was considered as one-man industry by French Director Francois Truffaunt.
Early life and Education:
He was born in Allahabad, UP, to an Awadhi-dialect-Hindi poet father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan and a Sikh mother Teji Bachchan. When he was born, his name was “Inquilab”, but later changed to Amitabh after a suggestion of Sumitranandan Pant.
He completed his education from Sherwood College, Nainital and later he joined Kirori Mal College, DU. His mother played a pivotal role in deciding his career in acting and always insisted Inquilab to take the center stage.
His role model was Dilip Kumar, by watching his film Gunga Jumna, from which he learned to adapt the method acting skills and which took him forward in his career path.
Shehanshah of Bollywood started his journey in Bollywood as a voice narrator from the year 1969 and later in the film Saat Hindustani, he got his first acting role.
Later on, his work in Anand, earned him his first Filmfare Award for being the Best Supportive Actor. His films that were released during 1969-1972, were not successful. He got fame, success and name “Angry young man” from the film Zanjeer.
As per reports, Salim Khan felt that Amitabh was not suitable for the roles that he received in his previous 12 flops and Director Zanjeer found the true potential of Amitabh. From 1973, Amitabh started climbing stairs of stardom and by 1982 he reached the stage of superstardom. But, due to injury on the sets of Coolie he took a break of almost a year to get fully recovered from the mishap happened while shooting.
Coolie became the blockbuster of that time. Due to the diagnosis of Myasthenia gravis, he left Bollywood and joined politics. But, he made a comeback to films 1988 with film Shehanshah. After coming back from temporary retirement, he managed only to give few hits and his bad luck returned to him, he started delivering the flop films, which made him to take voluntary retirement for five years.
During his retirement, he faced a huge loss from his production company ABCL, that led him to bankruptcy. He rose back to success from 2000 with films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Mohabbatein, Bunty Aur Babli and still counting. Other than filmy career, he appeared on Television shows like KBC and Yudh.
Some unknown facts:
# He married Jaya Bahaduri in 1973 and has 2 kids. Abhishek and Shweta
# He received awards like Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
# He received France most honored recognition Knight of the Legion of Honour.
# He appeared in Hollywood films like Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby
# He has a huge fan following on Twitter.