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Amitabh Bachchan

Name : Amitabh Bachchan

Birthday : 11th October, 1942 (Age:78)

Zodiac Sign : Libra

Occupation : Actor

Marital status : Married

Awards : In 1984 Padma Shri
In 2000 Superstar of the Millennium - Filmfare Awards
In 2001 Padma Bhushan
In 2001, he was honoured with the Actor of the Century award at the Alexandria International Film Festival
In 2003, he was conferred with the Honorary Citizenship of the French town of Deauville
in 2015 Padma Vibhushan

Biography : Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian film actor. His full name is Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan, born on 11 October 1942 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, in north central India. His father Harivansh Rai Bachchan was a Hindi poet and his mother Teji Bachchan was a Punjabi Sikh from Faisalabad, Punjab. He has a younger brother, Ajitabh.

His first acting role was as one of the seven protagonists in the film Saat Hindustani directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas and featuring Utpal Dutt, Anwar Ali, Madhu and Jalal Agha.

Director Prakash Mehra cast him in the leading role for the film Zanjeer (1973) as Inspector Vijay Khanna. The film was a huge success and one of the highest grossing films of that year, Filmfare considers this one of the most iconic performances of Bollywood history. In 1974, Bachchan made several guest appearances in films such as Kunwara Baap and Dost, before playing a supporting role in Roti Kapda Aur Makaan.

In 1975, he starred in a variety of film genres from the comedy Chupke Chupke, the crime drama Faraar to the romantic drama Mili. In 1976 he was cast by Yash Chopra in the romantic family drama Kabhie Kabhie. Bachchan starred as a young poet named Amit Malhotra. The film was notable for portraying Bachchan as a romantic hero. In 1979, Bachchan starred in Suhaag which was the highest earning film of that year.

In the same year he also enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success with films like Mr. Natwarlal, Kaala Patthar and The Great Gambler. He also received Best Actor nomination for Kaala Patthar. In 1982 he played double roles in the films Satte Pe Satta and Desh Premee which succeeded at the box office.

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. He required an emergency splenectomy and remained critically ill in hospital for many months, at times close to death. There were long queues of well-wishing fans outside the hospital where he was recuperating.

In 1984, Bachchan took a break from acting and briefly entered politics in support of long-time family friend, Rajiv Gandhi. He contested Allahabad's seat of 8th Lok Sabha against H. N. Bahuguna, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and won by one of the highest victory margins in general election history.

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. The company went into administration and was later declared a failed company by Indian Industries board.

In 2000, Amitabh Bachchan appeared in Yash Chopra's box-office hit, Mohabbatein, directed by Aditya Chopra. His role won him his third Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award. In May 2007, two of his films Cheeni Kum and the multi-starrer Shootout at Lokhandwala were released. Shootout at Lokhandwala did well at the box office and was declared a semi-hit in India.

One project that did particularly well for Bachchan was Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black (2005). In 2013 he made his Hollywood debut in The Great Gatsby playing the role of Meyer Wolfsheim opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.

In 2000, Bachchan hosted the first season of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), the Indian adaptation of the British television game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, in 2009, Bachchan hosted the third season of the reality show Bigg Boss. In 2010, Bachchan hosted the fourth season of KBC. Bachchan is also the brand ambassador for Gujarat Tourism since 1 February 2010.

Amitabh Bachchan is still working and doing some quality movies. He is gearing up for his next release Shamitabh on february 6 2015. He also busy in shooting of Piku.

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