Amitabh Harivansh Rai Shrivastava Bachchan ( born 11 October 1942) is an Indian film actor. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for movies like Zanjeer and Deewar, and was dubbed India’s first “angry young man” for his on-screen roles in Bollywood. Referred to as the “Shahenshah of Bollywood”, “Star of the Millennium” or “Big B”, he has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades. Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema. So total was his dominance on the movie scene in the 1970s and 1980s that the French director François Truffaut called him a “one-man industry.”
The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 for his contributions to the arts. The Government of France honoured him with its highest civilian honour, Knight of the Legion of Honour, in 2007 for his exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond.
He was Born in the year 1942 at Allahabad, India.
His sun Sign is Libra and he is now 74 years old.
Bollywood actor who has appeared in over 180 films and television episodes. He has been called a one-man industry, and is regarded as one of the most prominent and influential figures in the history of Indian cinema.
He began his entertainment career doing narration for the award-winning film, Bhuvan Shome. He made his debut in The Great Gatsby, where he played Meyer Wolfsheim.
He has won fourteen Filmfare Awards and six International Indian Film Academy Awards, including the Best Actor Award in 2010 for his performance in Paa.
His parents are Harivansh Rai and Teji Bachchan. He had two children with Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan, whom he married in 1973.
He is Aishwarya Bachchan’s father-in-law. Aishwarya won the Miss World pageant in 1994.