amitabh-bachchan-680631lThe celebrity has a life cycle. Among all Indian celebrities, Amitabh Bachchan is an exception. He is beyond the normal life cycle of a celebrity in terms of endorsements. Amitabh Bachchan is popular with possibly all demographic, psychographic, geographic. He commands respect across the length and breadth of India, cutting across the barriers of age, income, region and language. Today he is not only one of the successful actors but also one of the most successful endorses.

Amitabh Bachchan (Amitabh Harivansh Srivastav), born on October 11, 1942 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh is one of the most prominent Indian film actors of Bollywood. Amitabh Bachchan is known for his deep, baritone voice. He before entering the film industry applied for a job with All India Radio for the post of a news announcer, for which he was rejected – probably a destiny’s call. The actor also did Playback Singing for many Indian movies. The actor has also endorsed many brands and is one of the leading celebrity endorsers for Indian corporate world.

He was successful in being cast in Saat Hindustani. He got his break in Bollywood after a letter of introduction from the then Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi, as he was a friend of her son, Rajiv Gandhi. This is how Amitabh made an entry in Bollywood, starting with Zanjeer, co-starred with his future wife Jaya Bhaduri, and since then there has been no looking back.

He married Jaya Bhaduri, an actress in her own rights, and they had two children, Shweta and Abhishek.

EARLY FILM CAREER

In 1969, Bachchan made his film debut in Saat Hindustani. Although the movie tanked at the box office, Bachchan still managed to capture the attention of directors. Soon enough, the offers started rolling in.

By the early 1970s, Bachchan had garnered popularity with audiences as the “angry young man” in a series of successful Hindi feature films. His starring role in Zanjeer was particularly instrumental in launching him to stardom as an action-movie hero. Bachchan’s performances in films like LaawarisCoolieNaseeb,SilsilaShaarabi and Jaadugar continued to enamor fans of the tall and handsome action hero, and also landed him multiple Fanfare Awards. From the 1970s through the early ’80s, the swashbuckling Bachchan appeared in more than 100 films. He seized opportunities to work with India’s most acclaimed directors, such as Prakash Mehra, and dominated the silver screen with films like TrishulSholay andChashme Buddoor. In addition to acting, Bachchan’s roles often required him to sing.

FEW THINGS WHICH PEOPLE PERHAPS DONT KNOW ABOUT BIG B

  • He has a double Master of Arts degree.
  • He wanted to become an engineer and was keen to join the Indian Air Force.
  • He worked in Calcutta for the shipping firm Shaw & Wallace as executive and as a freight broker for Bird and Co.
  • His first salary was Rs 500.
  • It was in Calcutta that he bought a second-hand Fiat as his first car.
  • Though his surname was Shrivastava, his father had adopted the pen name Bachchan. Amitabh has stuck to this name only.
  • His actual height is 74 inches or 1.88 m, the tallest-ever top star in Hindi cinema.
  • His father considered naming him Inquilab (Revolution) before deciding on Amitabh (unending brilliance).
  • He made his film debut in 1969 as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen’s Bhuvan Shome.
  • His favourite screen name is Vijay as seen in over 20 movies. Another common name has been Amit.
  • Big B met his future wife Jaya at the Film and His favourite screen name is Vijay as seen in over 20 movies. Another common name has been Amit.
  • Mr Bachchan married Jaya Bhaduri in 1973 after a long courtship. Eyewitnesses of their romance include actress Nadira and B_Id_374361_jaya_Amitabh_weddingcommon mentor Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
  • Amitabh-Jaya are the only real-life couple to have starred on-screen for 30 years from Ek Nazar to Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham – 28 years after their marriage.
  • He is the only actor to have had a minimum one jubilee a year from 1971 (Anand) to 1988 (Shahenshah). He had no release in 1987 except for a cameo in Jalwa.
  • He has played more double roles than any other actor. InMahaan, he had a triple role.
  • He holds the record for most number of best actor nominations for popular film awards.
  • Mr Bachchan was the first choice for Shashi Kapoor’s role in Utsav and Jackie’s in King Uncle.
  • His last film which cast actress Nirupa Roy as his mother was Lal Baadshah in 1999.
  • He started being called Big B in late ’90s after his second comeback with Mrityudaata.
  • During the shooting of Khuda Gawah, Afghani president provided Amitabh with his country’s air force for protection. It was the most watched Indian film in the history of Afghanistan.
  • Big B always maintains that no Hindi actress is more beautiful than Waheeda Rahman.Television Institute of India, Pune and later on the sets of Guddi.
  • Mr Bachchan married Jaya Bhaduri in 1973 after a long courtship. Eyewitnesses of their romance include actress Nadira and common mentor Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Amitabh-Jaya are the only real-life couple to have starred on-screen for 30 years from Ek Nazar to Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham – 28 years after their marriage.
  • He holds the record for most number of best actor nominations for popular film awards.
  • Bachchan made his Hollywood debut in 2013 with The Great Gatsby in which he played a non-Indian Jewish character, Meyer Wolfsheim.

This is just a small biography of Mr Amitabh Bacchan who is the Icon of the city.

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