Amitabh Bachchan Biography
Big B Amitabh Bachchan is indubitably the main megastar of Indian films. Action, comedy, romance or excitement, there is no kind which is not performed by the annoyed Young Man. Amitabh Harivansh Rai Bachchcan has been called ‘One Man Industry’ by French manager Francois Truffaut. He is only the 2nd great star of Indian movie Industry and no one else has ever experienced the superstardom enjoyed by the character.
Amitabh was born to the renowned poet Dr.Harivansh Rai Bachchan and wife Teji Bachchan on 11th October 1942 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh in India. Amitabh was previously going to be christened as ‘Inquilab’ as born at the times of India’s struggle of independence but was later named as Amitabh (meaning Eternal light).Bachchan’s real surname is Shrivastava but his father, a non-believer in racism used ‘Bachchan’ as his pen name. When Amitabh entered film industry he too used it as the last name. Amitabh’s Mother is a Sikhni. He is married to the past celebrity Jaya Bhaduri who is a Bengali. They have two kids, son Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Shweta. Aishwarya Rai, a south Indian, is his daughter in law.
Amitabh tried his luck on All India Radio and came to become a Radio anchor, but failed as ‘Harish Bhimani’ was chosen, instead. Bachchan then lent his voice in Mrinal Sen’s 1969 National reward winning film ‘Bhuvan Shome’. His first movie as an performer was ‘Saat Hindustani’ a movie based on Goa liberty Fight. Amitabh played a Muslim youthful man, one of the 7 liberty fighters in the film. For this he won his first state movie award as a novice. It is heard that Teji Bachchan’s friend Indira Gandhi helped Amitabh to get him several offers. He was noticed by Ace Director Hrishikesh Mukherjee who then offered him a position in 1971 movie ‘Anand’ beside star Rajesh Khanna. Bachchan received a Film fare award for the best supporting artist group. Hrishida planned to cast Amitabh opposite Jaya Bhaduri in ‘Guddi’ but after two three days of shooting he sued him off and gave that role to a Bengali Actor although the film has AB in a Special Appearance. He narrated in Hrishida’s Movie ‘Bawarchi’. He then also appeared in comic flick ‘Bombay to Goa’.
He was recommended to Prakash Mehra to direct him in his 1973 chartbuster ‘Zanjeer’ after a lot of actors refused to do the character. The role where he essayed the personality of a sincere Police checker conferred him with the label of Angry Yong Man of Indian movies. His co-actress for the film Jaya Bhaduri married him in the similar year. ‘Abhimaan’ of Hrishikesh Mukherjee released only a month afterward of their wedding was a Box office success. Bachchan went on doing victorious movie such as ‘Namak Haram’, ‘Roti Kapada Aur Makaan’, Comic Caper ‘Chupke Chupke’ alongside Dharmendra,’Faraar’ and ‘Mili’.
In the year 1975, he appeared in the movie ‘Deewaar’ directed by Yash Chopra. From this movie he captured the much attention of the audience and became a household name.
In the similar year released the significant ‘Sholay’ which completed a successful golden jubilee. The film was awarded Film fare greatest movie of 50 yrs. Amitabh was first approached to play the unenthusiastic personality of Gabbar but afterward was zeroed for the job of Jaidev who dies in the end. He gained thorough sympathy for his character. He received his first Fimfare award for the Best actor category for his role of Anthony Gonsalves in Manmohan Desai’s ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’. He then went on to do hit after hit films such as ‘Kabhi Kabhi’, ‘Parvarish’, ‘Khoon Pasina’,’Kasme Vaade’,’Trishul’,’Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’,’Suhaag’,’Kaala Patthar’ etc. He won his second movie fare most excellent actor reward for his lead role in ‘Don’. He was nominated in Fimfare awards for best male playback singer for his song ‘Mere Paas Aao’ in ‘Mr. Natwarlal’. He was seen in Yash Chopra’s ‘Silsila’ along with Jaya Bhaduri, Rekha and Sanjeev Kumar.
In the year 1982, while execution a fighting series with co-actor ‘Puneet Issar’ for the film ‘Coolie’ in a university campus in Bangalore he contracted an intestinal damage. He was seriously injured and was even warned that he may misplace his life. As soon as this news went on air public all over India started praying, going to shrines, mosque, and church for his well-being. This had never happened before for any celebrity. The well wishes of billions worked and the performer was rescued. This was enough to say publicly the next megastar of India. In the film his character was scripted to be dead in the end but Manmohan Desai changed it to live and struggle in the end stating that it would have been suitable for the man who has recently beaten death. The damage made him weak spiritually and physically and the actor decided to quit films.
He entered politics from the party of family friend Rajiv Gandhi and won the general elections of 8th LokSabhaa from UP, But left politics after 3 years. He re-entered movies in 1988 and went on giving some hit movies like ‘Shahenshah’, ‘Hum’, ‘Agneepath’, ‘Khuda Gawah’. Bachchan had opened a manufacture house during his impermanent departure and he also produced some major events and cinema but it soon went into a cavernous financial catastrophe. After it Bachchan moved to acting to increase the lost wealth in 1998. But he actually correctly came back in Yash Raj’s ‘Mohabbatein’ after which he never looked back. Also in the same year he debuted on Television as TV host with the drift situation game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ which revolutionized the TV industry.
Amitabh is still going huge in both the industries and continues to elegance the screen with his performances.