Amitabh Bachchan Biography

by George Barber - Date: 2008-08-21 - Word Count: 291 Share This!


Amitabh Biography is very interesting. Amitabh was born to Teji and Harivansh Rai 'Bachchan'. Harivansh Rai was a well known Hindi poet. Amitabh attended Boys' High School in Allahabad followed by Sherwood College in Nainital and went on to Delhi University to earn a degree in science.


Bachchan began making films in 1969 with Saat Hindustani. He became well known as a movie star in 1973, with the films Abhimaan and Zanjeer. While his popularity waned in the 1990s, Bachchan made a comeback in the early 2000s by hosting Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire".


In 1982, Bachchan was injured while filming on the set of Coolie. He recovered and resumed making films. Popular interest in his injury had been so high that when Coolie was released, it featured a freeze-frame and caption, isolating the exact instant during a fight scene when Amitabh was hurt.


Bachchan married actress Jaya Bhaduri in 1973. He has co-starred with Jaya in many films: Zanjeer, Abhimaan, Sholay, Silsila and, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. They have two children: Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan. Abhishek Bachchan has already followed his father's footsteps, having starred in a number of recent movies.


Bachchan's first film was Saat Hindustani (1969). He became well known as a movie star in 1973, with the films Abhimaan and Zanjeer.


In an era where producers looked to cast a handsome full-bodied hunk as the hero, Amitabh with his unconventional looks and tall, lanky frame was written off. His baritone-- that was later counted by fans as his biggest asset-- once failed to get him a job as news-reader with All India Radio. The success of Zanjeer and Sholay turned that around. Audiences adored his on-screen presence and a flair for comedy.

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