It was in the early 1970s that Bachchan’s name began to gain mainstream attention. Amitabh Bachchan became an iconic figure as “Angry Young Man” in the early 1970s, and there was no looking back for him after that. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he has acted in over 180 films, most of which have been blockbusters. Such was his dominance of Indian cinema in the 1970s and 1980s that it was widely known as the ‘one man industry’. Today he is considered one of the most influential figures in the history of Indian cinema.

Amitabh Bachchan has been honored with numerous awards throughout his career, including three National Awards, fourteen Filmfare Awards and a large number of international awards. He was also honored with the Padma Shri in 1984 and the Padma Bhushan in 2001 for his services to Indian cinema.

After spending four decades in Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan only made his Hollywood debut in 2013. He played the role of Meyer Wolfsheim, a non-Indian Jew in The Great Gatsby.

Amitabh Harivansh Rai Bachchan was born on October 11, 1942 in Allahabad, United Provinces, British India. He attended Sherwood College and Kirori Mal College, Delhi University. He has been married to Jaya Bhaduri since 1973. He has two children named Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Nanda.

  • Source of Wealth: Movie
  • Age: 77
  • Place of Birth: Allahabad, United Provinces, British India
  • Height: 1.88m (6′ 2″)
  • Marital Status: Married (Jaya Bhaduri)
  • Full Name: Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Date of birth: October 11, 1942
  • Ethnicity: Punjabi
  • Profession: actor
  • Education: Sherwood College, Kirori Mal College, Delhi University
  • Children: 2 (Abhishek, Shweta)


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