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Amitabh Bachchan

About Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan is a famous Bollywood actor and is called Big B or as Badshah of Bollywood. He has appeared in a number of hit Bollywood movies. He was honored with Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards.

Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited is a company founded by him.

Personal Biography

Amitabh Bachchan was born on October 11 to renowed poet Harivanshrai Bachchan and Teji.

He is married to Bollywood actress and Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan.

His son Abhishek Bachchan and daughter in law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are famous bollywood actors too. His daughter is Shweta. Amitabh's grand daughter Aaradhya is the daughter of Abhishek and Aishwarya.

Despite his busy schedule, Amitabh Bachchan always makes time for his family and credits his family for the success he achieved in his personal and professional life.

Awards to family members

The family members of Amitabh Bachchan have a combined list of 7 Padma Awards. Amitabh's father Harivansh Rai Bachchan was honoured with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. Amitabh's wife Jaya Bachchan has a Padma Shri. Amitabh's daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai has a Padma Shri.

Amitabh Bachchan's Health

In November 2005, Amitabh was operated on at Leelavati Hospital after he developed intestinal problems.

On October 11, 2008, he is admitted at Nanavati Hospital following of stomach pain at around 12:40 p.m. Incidently, that was his 66th birthday but the actor is not celebrating owing to his mother Teji Bachchan's demise in December 2007. Upon being admitted, an X-ray of his stomach and chest, blood investigation and CT scan of the abdomen are taken. His condition is said to be stable by next day and is discharged from hospital on October 17, 2008. The actor thanked his fans and said he feels most humble by the prayers.

In November 08, Amitabh visited the Shrinathji temple in Udaipur, Rajasthan for the first time after his discharge from hospital.

Abdominal Surgeries

In February 2012, Amitabh Bachchan underwent two abdominal surgeries. He has been getting routine check-ups since then. On 29 Sep 2012, Big B posted on his blog that he has been coughing a lot and has been suffering with pain with each expulsion. He has visited the doctor and was given medicine for the symptoms.

Education, Doctorates

In May 09, Amitabh declined honorary Doctorate degree scheduled to be conferred upon him by the University of Queensland expressing disappointed over racial attacks on Indian students in Australia.

Friendship with Amar Singh

In August 09, Amitabh was with ailing pal in Singapore Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh.

70th Birthday Celebration

Celebrations were planned on the eve of Amitabh Bachchan's 70th birthday. A huge dinner party, art show, poster exhibition and a book launch were scheduled on October 10.

Despite his family putting efforts to celebrate his 70th birthday in a grand way, the Big B tweeted it is just another day for him. On 8 October 2012, Amitabh tweeted "A million interviews, a million good wishes and a million desires of continuance... birthdays at 70 seem special to some. Just another day for me,"

Shah Rukh Khan attended the 70th birthday celebrations of Amitabh Bachchan. After the party, on 11 October 2012, he tweeted "Danced wıth amıtjı & jaya aunty to all the songs ı have grown up lıstenıng. Too much fun. Thanx abhıshek,aıshwarya & aaradhya for the warmth"

Among the celebrities who attended the birthday celebrations are Actress Madhuri Dixit, Actor Ravi Kishan and his wife Preeti, Actress Tabu, Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, Veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra, Singer Himesh Reshamiya, Amala Akkineni and husband and actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, Actress Parineeti Chopra, Salim Merchant, Actress Sonali Bendre, Actor Aftab Shivdasani and his wife, Filmmaker Karan Johar and his mother Hiroo Johar, Actor Manoj Tiwari, Actress Sakshi Tanswar, Actor Aditya Pancholi, Actor Atul Kulkarni, Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman, Actor Chiranjeevi, Singer Ila Arun, Actress Prachi Desai, Singer Adnan Sami and his wife Roya Faryabi, Actress Rinkie Khanna, Actress Preity Zinta and her mother, Actress Gracy Singh, Actor Kay Kay Menon, Saira Bhanu and Dilip Kumar, Ram Charan and his wife Upasana


Amitabh Bachchan has several millions of fans all around the world. He interacts with them regularly on Twitter. Amitabh Bachchan has reached the 18 million followers mark on Twitter on November 27, 2015.

Books on Amitabh Bachchan

  • Bachchanalia, (2009) a book dedicated to the films and memorabilia

Other personal information

Professional Biography

Amitabh Bachchan is a veteran Bollywood actor and has acted in a number of Bollywood hit films. He has spent over four decades in the industry.

Movies / Filmography

  • Mohabbatein
  • Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
  • Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
  • Rann (2009)
  • Aladin (2009), contemporary form of the old fable. As a Genie
  • Deewaar
  • Agneepath
  • Sholay
  • Don
  • Black
  • Paa
  • Shamitabh (2015)
  • Piku (2015)
  • Wazir (2015)

About other movies

In August 09, Amitabh denied criticising about Slumdog Millionaire for projecting India as "third world dirty underbelly" on his blog and said that the comments was posted by others.

On Television

Amitabh Bachchan hosts the hit television show Kaun Banega Crorepati. Except the third season, Amitabh has hosted five seasons of the show.

Amitabh Bachchan has paid Rs. 5 crore in advance taxes for the period July-September in 2012. He paid Rs. 1.4 crore in the same period the previous year.

Other Professional Information

Amitabh Bachchan in News

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Pidilite Unveils its New Dr. Fixit Campaign
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Maggi Noodles banned for 15 days in New Delhi
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Amitabh Bachchan, now on Facebook
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Australia recognises Amitabh Bachchan for his contribution to global cinema
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