An Indian actor, Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most prominent actors, producers, and tv hosts in his country of origin. He started working as an actor back in the late sixties, and he was surrounded by prejudices that he is a young man with a lack of anger control. The reason is that his roles were mostly like that. We have to admit, he was pretty good at that.
Over time, his career grew and he became one of the most influential people in the whole film industry. This even earned him a nickname one-man industry. We can say that he is a person that carried all of the industry at one time. After all these basic facts, let us present you with Amitabh in greater detail, from his personal life to his net worth.
He was born on the eleventh of October 1942 in a town of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. His parents were Teji, a homemaker who had some interest in theatre, and Harivansh, a poet. Also, he has a younger sibling Ajitabh. He has two children Abhishek and Shweta with prominent Indian actress Jaya Bhaduri. He was educated in Delhi, at Sherwood College Nainital.
His first role was in a movie called “Saat Hindustani” that was released back in 1969. Another film called “Anand”, where he had the role of Doctor, caused him to be awarded a Best Supporting Actor Award by the film critics. In 1971, under the influence of screenwriter Saleem-Javed who wrote the one role especially for Amitabh, he was cast in a film called “Zanjeer”.
After the release of this crime movie, he was established as one of Bollywood`s most prominent stars. 1975 was the year where things really started to pick up. Amitabh was cast in two Bollywood`s major hits “Sholay” and “Dewar”. “Sholay” was declared as the film of the millennium by the Indian BBC. Next year, he was cast in his first romantic role in “Kabhie Kabhie”, which proved his diversity as an actor.
During the filming of “Coolie”, which was released in 1980, he was injured while he was doing a stunt. The period of treatment was really long, and thousands of fans were praying for his health and supporting him publicly. He was cast in “Silsila” along with Rekha, and his future wife Jaya.
His private business failed in 1996, so he decided to devote himself only to acting and producing. His most recent role that was successful was from the movie “Piku”. This role earned him his National Film Award for Best Actor for the fourth time in his career.
Over his career that is lasting over fifty years, he acted in numerous successful movies. Also, he worked in production, hosting TV shows, narrations, playback singing, endorsing the brands, and investments. All of his works earned him around $425 million. As it looks, Amitabh is not planning to stop now. Even he is an old man, his acting skills didn`t decrease. Throughout his career, he overcomes various hard times and returned better every time.
Most Important Awards and Achievements
- 1991 – Lifetime Achievement Award
- 1999 – Greatest Star of Stage and Screen
- 2000 – Superstar of the Millennium
- 2001 – Actor of the Century
- 2007 – France`s Knight of the Legion of Honour
- 2010 – Lifetime Achievement Award