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Amitabh Bachchan

Knowledge Identifier: +Amitabh_Bachchan


Amitabh Bachchan

Indian film actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1942.

Countries: India (82%), United States (3%), France (3%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan

Linked to: Canara Bank, Samajwadi Party, The Hindu, Dalit




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Amitabh Bachchan was born in 1942 add something


Khwaja Ahmad Abbas - In 1951, he founded his own production company called Naya Sansar, which consistently produced films that were socially relevant including, "Anhonee", "Munna", "Rahi" , based on a Mulk Raj Anand story, was on the plight of workers on tea plantations, the National Film *award winner, "Shehar Aur Sapna" and "Saat Hindustani" , which won the Nargis Dutt *award for Best Feature Film on National Integration and is remembered as Bollywood icon, Amitabh Bachchan's debut film


Dina Pathak - She made four films in the 1960s, including Hrishikesh Mukherjee's classic "Satyakam" , "Saat Hindustani" , starring Amitabh Bachchan in his debut role and the Merchant Ivory Productions, "The Guru"


Aparna Sen - In 1965, Sen resumed her film career in Mrinal Sen's "Akash Kusum" which was later remade into a Hindi film Manzil starring Amitabh Bachchan and Moushumi Chatterjee


Bachchan made his film debut in 1969 as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen's National Award winning film "Bhuvan Shome" add something


Pran - Pran was at the peak of his career in the 1969-1982, when he was paid more than his co-stars who played lead hero of the films like Vinod Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan_Sinha, Navin Nishchol, Randhir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor


He first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the "angry young man" of Hindi cinema, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades add something


Hrishikesh Mukherjee - He was the first to introduce Dharmendra in comedy roles, through "Chupke Chupke", and gave Amitabh Bachchan his big break with "Anand" in 1970, along with Rajesh Khanna, he introduced Jaya Bhaduri to Hindi cinema in his film "Guddi"


In 1972, he made an appearance in the road action comedy "Bombay to Goa", directed by S. Ramanathan add something


Abhimaan - The year 1973 was when he married Jaya, and around this time they appeared in several films together; not only in "Zanjeer" but in films such as "Abhimaan" which followed and was released only a month after their marriage and was successful at the box office add something


In 1976, he was once again cast by director Yash Chopra in his second film, "Kabhi Kabhie", a romantic tale in which Bachchan starred as a young poet named Amit Malhotra who falls deeply in love with a beautiful young girl named Pooja played by actress Raakhee add something


Rekha - She began choosing her film roles with more care; her first performance-oriented role came in 1976 when she played Amitabh Bachchan's ambitious and greedy wife in "Do Anjaane"


Filmfare Best Actor Award - In 1977, he won his first Filmfare Best Actor award for his performance in "Amar Akbar Anthony" where he played the third lead opposite Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor as Anthony Gonsalves add something


Renowned film director Satyajit Ray was so impressed with Bachchan's voice that he decided to use Bachchan as the narrator in his 1977 "Shatranj Ke Khilari" add something


Dostana - In 1979, he received Best Actor nomination for "Kaala Patthar" and went on to be nominated again in 1980 for the Raj Khosla directed film "Dostana", in which he starred opposite Shatrughan Sinha and Zeenat Aman add something


In 1979, Bachchan starred in " Suhaag" which was the highest earning film of that year add something


He had a stint in politics in the 1980s add something


"Dostana" proved to be the top grossing film of 1980 add something


Amrita Singh - Amrita made a successful pair in several films not only with Sunny Deol and Sanjay Dutt, but with Anil Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan, two leading actors of the 1980s


Mithun Chakraborty - However his teaming with Amitabh Bachchan again in "Ganga Jamuna Saraswati" flopped, but Mithun had a good teaming with Jeetendra and Dharmendra in many successful movies of the 1980s


Danny Denzongpa - Through the 1980s and 1990s, Danny mainly featured as the lead negative character opposite all the leading actors of those times such as Amitabh Bachchan, Dharamendra, Mithun Chakraborthy, Vinod Khanna, Anil Kapoor and Sunny Deol


Silsila - In 1981, he starred in Yash Chopra's melodrama film "Silsila", where he starred alongside his wife Jaya and Rekha add something


Coolie - On 26 July 1982, while filming "Coolie" in the University Campus in Bangalore, Bachchan suffered a near fatal intestinal injury during the filming of a fight scene with co-actor Puneet Issar add something


Johnny Lever - He did a lot of shows and world tours with them, one of his first big tours being with Amitabh Bachchan in 1982


Ramesh Sippy - In 1982 he brought together veteran actor Dilip Kumar and the current superstar of the time Amitabh Bachchan in "Shakti"


The film was released in 1983, and partly due to the huge publicity of Bachchan's accident, the film was a box office success and the top grossing film that year add something


In 1984, Bachchan took a break from acting and briefly entered politics in support of long-time family friend, Rajiv Gandhi add something


The Government of India awarded him with the Padma Shri in 1984 and the Padma Bhushan in 2001 add something


Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna - He contested against the congress candidate, Amitabh Bachchan, in 1984 Parliamentary elections from Allahabad constituency


Vyjayanthimala - Subsequently, she debuted in the Lok Sabha, the directly elected lower house of the Parliament of India by the end of January 1985 with Amitabh Bachchan


Shahenshah - In 1988, Bachchan returned to films, playing the title role in "Shahenshah", which was a box office success due to the hype of Bachchan's comeback add something


Meenakshi Seshadri - Though she was appreciated for all her films, her high came when she was paired opposite superstar Amitabh Bachchan in 1988's Shahenshah


In his own defense, Bachchan claimed to have banned the press from entering his sets until late 1989 add something


Parveen Babi - She accused many foreign dignitaries as well as Indian film personalities including Amitabh Bachchan, Bill_Clinton, Robert Redford, Prince Charles, Al Gore, US government, British government, French government, BJP government, Roman Catholic Church, CIA, CBI of conspiring to kill her but her petition in court was dismissed for lack of evidence and when she was asked to show her evidences by the press, it was some sort of scribblings on notepad In an Interview to film magazine dated 1989, she said


National Film Award for Best Actor - Notably, despite the lack of hits, it was during this period that Bachchan won his first National Film award for Best Actor, for his performance as a Mafia don in the 1990 film "Agneepath" add something


Rohini Hattangadi - In 1990, she was again cast as the aging mother of Amitabh Bachchan in "Agneepath", for which she was *awarded her second Filmfare *award in the Best Supporting Actress category


Hum - The 1991 hit film, "Hum", for which he won his third Filmfare Best Actor award, looked like it might reverse this trend, but the momentum was short-lived as his string of box office failures continued add something


In 1991, he became the first artist to receive the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement award, which was established in the name of Raj Kapoor add something


Ariadna Shengelaya - Ariadna Shengelaya played the role of the Queen Mother in the 1991 released Indian movie Ajooba starring Amitabh Bachchan as the Prince of the Kingdom of Baharistan


After the release of "Khuda Gawah" in 1992, Bachchan went into semi-retirement for five years add something


Tere Mere Sapne - Soon after the company was launched in 1996, the first film produced by the company was "Tere Mere Sapne", which failed to do well at the box office but launched the careers of actors such as Arshad Warsi and South films star Simran add something


ABCL was the main sponsor of the "1996 Miss World beauty pageant", Bangalore but lost millions add something


Ajith Kumar - After the success of his films in 1996, the following year saw a series of five failures, the most notable being Amitabh Bachchan's Tamil production "Ullaasam" with Maheswari, in which he was paid a salary of Rs. 2 million for the first time


Arshad Warsi - He got his first offer to act in Amitabh Bachchan's production company, ABCL's first production "Tere Mere Sapne" in 1996


In 1997, Bachchan attempted to make his acting comeback with the film "Mrityudata", produced by ABCL. Though "Mrityudaata" attempted to reprise Bachchan's earlier success as an action hero, the film was a failure both financially and critically add something


The fiasco and the consequent legal battles surrounding ABCL and various entities after the event, coupled with the fact that ABCL was reported to have overpaid most of its top level managers, eventually led to its financial and operational collapse in 1997 add something


In 1999, Bachchan was voted the "greatest star of stage or screen" in a BBC "Your Millenium" online poll add something


The Bombay high court, in April 1999, restrained Bachchan from selling off his Bombay bungalow 'Prateeksha' and two flats till the pending loan recovery cases of Canara Bank were disposed of add something


Bachchan was crowned as Superstar of the Millennium in 2000 at the Filmfare awards add something


In 2000, Amitabh Bachchan appeared in Yash Chopra's box-office hit, "Mohabbatein", directed by Aditya Chopra add something


In the year 2000, Bachchan stepped up to host India's adaptation of the British television game show, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-" entitled, "Kaun Banega Crorepati" add something


In June 2000, he became the first living Asian to have been immortalised in wax at London's Madame Tussauds Wax Museum add something


Canara Bank withdrew its law suit against Bachchan in November 2000 add something


Pooja Bedi - In 2000 she had a public tiff with Amitabh Bachchan


Jugal Hansraj - The 2000 film "Mohabbatein", which featured Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, was his adult breakthrough film


In 2001, he was honoured with the Actor of the Century award at the Alexandria International Film Festival in Egypt in recognition of his contribution to the world of cinema add something


Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra - In June 2001, his company released its first full-length feature film titled "Aks", starring Amitabh Bachchan


Aishwarya Rai - In 2002, she participated in the show "From India With Love" in the UK, along with Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir_Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Priety Zinta


Kareena Kapoor - She appeared alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Fardeen Khan in Govind Nihalani's critically acclaimed film "Dev", which revolved around the 2002 Hindu-Muslim riots in the Indian state of Gujarat


Abhishek Bachchan - In October 2002, at his father Amitabh Bachchan's 60th birthday celebration, Abhishek and actress Karisma Kapoor announced their engagement


Bachchan's father died in 2003 and his mother in 2007 add something


In 2003, he was conferred with the Honorary Citizenship of the French town of Deauville add something


Sarkar - "Sarkar Raj", the sequel of the 2005 film "Sarkar", released in June 2008 and received a positive response at the box-office add something


In 2005 and 2006, he starred with his son Abhishek in the hit films "Bunty Aur Babli" , the "Godfather" tribute "Sarkar" , and "Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna" add something


In 2005, Bachchan lent his voice to the Oscar-winning French documentary March of the Penguins, directed by Luc Jacquet add something


Bachchan hosted "KBC" till November 2005, when he fell ill add something


Supriya Pathak - After an 11-year hiatus from acting, she starred in the 2005 film "Sarkar" opposite Amitabh Bachchan, following which she worked in some other films, most recently being the 2009 Ranbir Kapoor - Konkona Sen Sharma starrer "Wake Up Sid"


Aishwarya Rai - She co-starred with her husband, Abhishek Bachchan, and her father-in-law, Amitabh Bachchan, in Ram Gopal Verma's political drama "Sarkar Raj", a sequel to the 2005-hit "Sarkar"


Ram Gopal Varma - Varma's next film as director was "Sarkar", released in June 2005, starring Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek


Baabul - His later releases in 2006 and early 2007 were "Baabul" , "Ekalavya" and "Nishabd" , which failed to do well at the box office but his performances in each of them were praised by critics add something


Eesha Koppikhar - Farhan Akhtar directed a 2006 remake of the Amitabh Bachchan hit "


Farhan Akhtar - In 2006, Akhtar directed, produced and wrote the screenplay of "Don" starring Shahrukh Khan in the title role, a remake of the "1978 film Don", starring Amitabh Bachchan


Rajiv Menon - In 2006, Menon worked on a Hindi adaptation of the comedy drama "Fiddler on the Roof", and hoped to sign Amitabh Bachchan to play the lead role


Payal Rohatgi - She was seen in an ad film for Eveready battery in 2006 with Amitabh Bachchan, which was directed by Pradeep Sarkar


France's highest civilian honour, the Knight of the Legion of Honour, was conferred upon him by the French Government in 2007 for his "exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond" add something


In the runup to the Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections, 2007, Bachchan made a film extolling the virtues of the Mulayam Singh government add something


In May 2007, two of his films "Cheeni Kum" and the multi-starrer "Shootout at Lokhandwala" were released add something


On 2 June 2007 a Faizabad court ruled that he had legally acquired agricultural land designated specifically for landless Dalit farmers add something


On 19 July 2007, after the scandal broke out, Bachchan surrendered the land acquired in Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh and Pune add something


The film premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2007 add something


On 12 October 2007, Bachchan abandoned his claim in respect of the land at Daulatpur village in Barabanki district add something


On 11 December 2007, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court gave a clean chit to Bachchan in a case pertaining to alleged fraudulent allotment of government land to him in Barabanki district add something


R. Madhavan - He has been a keen golf player, appearing in a celebrity charity event in 2007 and has played alongside actor Amitabh Bachchan and director Mani Ratnam


Shahrukh Khan - In 2007, Khan replaced Amitabh Bachchan as the host of the third season of the game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" popularly known as "KBC", the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-"


Swini Khara - She is known for her role as the mischievous Chaitali in the TV show "Baa Bahoo Aur Baby" and for a role in Amitabh Bachchan starrer 2007 film "Cheeni Kum"


Aishwarya Rai - Their engagement was announced on 2007 and later confirmed by his father, Amitabh Bachchan


Abhishek Bachchan - Bachchan and Rai announced their engagement on 14 January 2007 later confirmed by his father, Amitabh Bachchan


In January 2008 at political rallies, Raj Thackeray, the chief of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, targeted Amitabh Bachchan, asserting that the actor was "more inclined" towards his native state than Maharashtra add something


The film was due to begin filming in February 2008 but due to the writer's strike, was pushed to September 2008 add something


On 23 March 2008, more than a month and half after Raj's remarks, Amitabh finally spoke out in an interview to a local tabloid saying, "Random charges are random; they do not deserve the kind of attention you wish me to give add something


Vivek Sharma's "Bhoothnath", in which he plays the title role as a ghost, was released on 9 May 2008 add something


Aishwarya Rai - In the summer of 2008,Rai, her husband Abhishek Bachchan, her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan, and actors Preity Zinta, Ritesh Deshmukh, and Madhuri Dixit starred in the "Unforgettable World Tour" stage production


Paa - "Paa", which released at the end of 2009 was a highly anticipated project as it saw him playing his own son Abhishek's Progeria-affected 13-year-old son, and it opened to favourable reviews, particularly towards Bachchan's performance add something


Bachchan hosted the third season of the reality show "Bigg Boss" in 2009 add something


In 2009 Oscar winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire" in the first question of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire-" contest "Amitabh Bachchan" was the correct answer to the question "Who was the star of "Zanjeer"- Feroz Abbas Khan performed as Amitabh Bachchan in a scene in the movie while Anil Kapoor performed as the host of the contest add something


Ritesh Deshmukh - In 2009, his first release was "Aladin", co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Jacqueline Fernandez


Kandahar - In 2010, he debuted in Malayalam film through "Kandahar", directed by Major Ravi and co-starring Mohanlal add something


Many other honours for his achievements were conferred upon him at several International Film Festivals, including the Lifetime Achievement award at the 2010 Asian Film awards add something


Amar Singh (politician) - On 21 December 2010, Singh launched his official website and blog after being encouraged by Hindi film actor Amitabh Bachchan, whom he was close to at the time


Black - In 2011, actor Dilip Kumar blogged that "Black" should have been nominated for an Oscar add something


Shahrukh Khan - In 2011, Khan teamed up with Amitabh Bachchan and English actress Judi Dench to promote Resul Pookutty's foundation that works to better the living conditions of the underprivileged in India


On 27 July 2012, Bachchan was given the due honor to carry the Olympic torch during the last leg of its relay in in London's Southwark add something


Domestic robot - Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan in 2012 after a personal presentation by Milagrow, tweeted to 8 million followers about robotics being "totally fascinating" and "humans shall eventually create their substitute"


Bachchan made his Hollywood debut in 2013 with "The Great Gatsby", for which he played a non-Indian Jewish character add something


Manju Warrier - Later in July 2013, she acted in a commercial with Amitabh Bachchan


In May 2014, La Trobe University in Australia named a Scholarship after Bachchan add something


The show is expected to begin from August 2014 add something


In 2015, he played the role of a grumpy yet caring though slightly aloof father suffering from chronic constipation in "Piku" add something


Irrfan Khan - In 2015, he played the lead role in the film "Piku" alongside Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan


Kunal Kapoor - In February 2015, he married Naina Bachchan, a niece of Amitabh Bachchan, at a private family ceremony in the Seychelles


Deepika Padukone - As of April 2015, she has completed work on Shoojit Sircar's "Piku", a comedy-drama about a father-daughter relationship, in which she plays the eponymous protagonist alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan and Jisshu Sengupta


His next film Pink which was released in 2016 was a box office success grossing over 100 crores at the box office add something


Himesh Reshammiya - Full Album was released on December 5, 2016 by Amitabh Bachchan


Sarkar - In 2017, he appeared in the third installment of the Sarkar film series: Ram Gopal Varma's "Sarkar 3" add something


In October 2017, it was announced that Bachchan will appear in Ayan Mukerji's "Brahmastra", alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt add something


This will release in May 2018 and will reunite him with Kapoor onscreen after a gap of twenty-seven years add something


He is filming "Thugs Of Hindostan" with Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh which is set for release in November 2018 add something


Aamir Khan - Actor - In November 2018, he starred alongside veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan in the action adventure film "Thugs of Hindostan"


Taapsee Pannu - In 2019, she starred opposite Amitabh Bachchan in Sujoy Ghosh's "Badla", a remake of the Spanish film "Contratiempo"