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Amitabh Bachchan Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Affair, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 25, 2021

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Short Biography

The Amitabh Bachchan- legendary actor, who has been known for his versatility and power pack performances was born on 11th October 1942 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is one of the leading Indian Actors who has also tried his hands in Production, Singing and Hosting TV shows.

Other Name: Amitabh Harivansh Rai Shrivastava Bachchan, Munna, Bollywood's Shahenshah, AB Sr., Big B, Amith, Angry Young Man, Lambu
Other Professions: Film Producer Singer Playback Singer Television Presenter Voice Artist Politician Philanthropist Television Actor Radio Operator
Appearance: Bollywood Tamil Telugu Malayalam Bengali Marathi Gujarati

Amitabh Bachchan Complete Bio & Career

The super star of the Indian Cinema, also known as the Angry Young Man of Bollywood, has been ruling the Bollywood from 1969. The Shehanshah of the Indian Film Industry is loved and adored by all generations. He is one star, whose movies have been watched by four consecutive generations and is still active. His stardom and aura, are just beyond words, he is the owner of a billion hearts.

Amitabh Bachchan completed his school level education from Jnana Prabhodini Boys High School, Ahmedabad. He did his high school from Sherwood College in Nainital. After which he enrolled at the Delhi University’s Kiriri Mall College and obtained his B.S.C. degree.   He started his professional career by working as a freight broker in Kolkata but soon quit his job to pursue his dream of becoming an actor.
He made his Bollywood debut with the film Saat Hindustani and won his first ever National Award under the category of Newcomer for that film. After a string of flop movies and even decided to leave Mumbai but then happened Zanjeer and his fortunes changed forever. He rose to prominence from the mid-1970s and his films like Deewar, Chupke Chupke, Majboor, Silsila, Don, Kaala Patthar, Trishul, and others were some of the biggest hit films of his career then.
After acting in lead roles for almost three decades, he was then seen in playing lead actor’s father’s role and became immensely popular with his role in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam and Mohabattein among others. His performance in Black and Paa didn’t just win him National awards but also proved that his acting will remain unmatched in Bollywood forever. Among his recent released Piku and Pink were a huge hit and though he is in his seventies but is still the best in business.
In addition to films, he has also been a superstar of the small screen. He made his small screen debut with the reality show Kaun Banega Crorepati. This show added to his fan following and made him the superstar of the millennium. The show became the most viewed show on Indian television and the way he conducted himself on the show showed the character of a man that he is.
He has also tried his hands at Politics and was the former MP from Allahabad. His wax statue has been installed at the Madam Tussauds Wax Museum.

Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1984 Arts
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2001 Arts
Padma Vibhushan Civilian Award 2015 Arts
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Indian Cinema Award 2019 Hindi Film Industry

He was awarded Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India. He has won national Awards four times in his illustrious career. He has also been honoured with 2019's Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the Highest Award in Indian Cinema.

Amitabh Bachchan Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Teji Bachchan and Harivansh Rai Bachchan. He has one brother named Ajitabh Bachchan. He is married to Jaya Bachchan and together has a son named Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan. Aishwarya Rai is her daughter in law.

Life's Important Dates Of Amitabh Bachchan

Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 13
Waist Size 34
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Allahabad
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Jalsa Bungalow, B/2, Kapol Housing Society, VL Mehta Road, Juhu, Mumbai - 400049
School Boys' High School & College, Allahabad
Sherwood College, Nainital
College Kirori Mal College, New Delhi
Qualification BSC
Hobbies Reading and Blogging
Marital Status Married
Debut Film - Saat Hindustani (1969) TV - KBC (2000)
Best Movies Zanjeer (1973), Deewar (1975), Sholay (1975), Agneepath (1990) and Paa (2009)
Best Friends Anil Ambani and Dharmendra
Salary 15-20 Crore Per Film
Net Worth $400 Million


Car Collections Rolls-Royce Phantom, Lexus, Bentley Arnage R, and Mercedes Benz SL 500 AMG
Other Collections Private Aircraft


Favorite Color White
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Waheeda Rehman
Favorite Actor Dilip Kumar
Favorite Movie Gone with the Wind (1939) and Scarface (1983)
Favorite Place Dubai and London
Favorite Food Bhindi ki Sabzi, Kheer and Jalebi

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Amitabh Bachchan

  • The most revered family of Bollywood, the Bachchans are known for their lavish Diwali parties, which they host every year at their residence Jalsa in Mumbai.
  • He has played a triple role in the film Mahan.
  • Amitabh Bachchan has made a shocking revelation at the launch of a media campaign on Hepatitis, Big B revealed that he has lost 75% of his liver to the deadly Hepatitis virus.
  • Amitabh Bachchan rejected Mr. India which eventually went to Anil Kapoor.
  • Uttar Pradesh cabinet has announced that the recipients of Yash Bharti Samman, state’s highest honour, will be eligible to receive a Rs 50,000 monthly pension for life. According to a report on, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, wife Jaya Bachchan, and son Abhishek Bachchan will be the first beneficiaries of the state government’s newly proposed pension scheme.
  • Amitabh Bachchan reveals actress Smita Patil had a bad dream about him a day before he met with a major accident on the sets of his 1983 hit 'Coolie'.
  • He is ambidextrous hence, can write with both hands equally well.
  • During his struggling days, Amitabh had spent a few nights on a bench at Marine Drive, Mumbai.
  • During the shooting of the movie 'Khuda Gawah' opposite Sridevi, the, then, President of Afghanistan provided Amitabh with half of his country's air force for protection. The movie was one of the most watched Indian films in the history of Afghanistan.
  • He was voted 'Star of the Millenium' by BBC Online above legends like Laurence Olivier, Charlie Chaplin and Marlon Brando.

Amitabh Bachchan Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

81 years, 7months, 7 days old age Amitabh Bachchan will turn 82 on 11 October, 2024. Only 4 months, 22 days, 11 hours,4 minutes has left for his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Amitabh Bachchan has celebrated the total number of 82 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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