Watch the pictures of Amitabh in 70 different moods-
Many people have compared him to De Niro for his ability to take on an endless diversity of characters; to Mick Jagger for his song-and-dance numbers; and to Stallone and Jean-Claude Van Damme for his action scenes.
Amitabh was born on 11 October 1942 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh India. His father Harivansh Rai Bachchan was a famous Hindi Poet while his mother Teji Bachchan was house wife born in Lyallpur (now in Pakistan) whose new name is Faisalabad.
Harivansh Rai Bachchan wrote a poem on his Birthday.
His orignal name was Inqalab given by his father who was a patriotic poet and very much inspired be a famous slogan Inqalab Zindabad during the Indian Independence struggle.
Later on, Harivansh Rai Bachchan changed his son’s name at suggestion of his fellow poet. New name was Amitabh which means “Light that would never go off”.
After completing his education from Sherwood College, Nainital, and Kirori Mal College, Delhi University, he moved to Calcutta to work for shipping firm Shaw and Wallace.
HIS BEST FILMS
He staeted with Saat Hindustani. But his voice had been his charecteristics since beginning. Big B’s voice is one of the most sought after voice overs. Big B in 1970 gave his second film BHUVAN SHOME
key Saat Hindustani.---
Amitabh played a negative role in PARWANA. The cold blooded manner in which he plans and executes murder of Om Prakash in PARWANA could have been one hell of a performance if the film had been a hit.
Amitabh did most memorable films like ANAND,RESHMA AUR SHERA and BOMBAY TO GOA
IN the 1970s
Amitabh Bachchan's third film, Anand (1971), fetched him the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor for his sensitive performance as an idealistic doctor. In 1971 and 1972, he appeared in Bombay To Goa co-starring Aruna Irani and Shatrughan Sinha. But it was not until 1973's Zanjeer that Mr Bachchan struck box office gold.
,Amitabh appeared arguably the greatest Bollywood film ever, Sholay, which is based on The Seven Samurai. He later became known for thrillers such as Sharaabi and Coolie. It was on the set of the latter that he almost died.
Sholay (1975) : The first movie will lots of violence scenes
below are thescences from Sholay, Ananad and Zanjeer
Again with Amitabh Bachchan , Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy
Two sons are brought up by their mother, when their father abandons them. One son becomes a successful underworld figure so he can provide his mother with the luxuries she never had while she raised them. But the other son decides to become a policeman splitting the family apart...
Amitabh and Jaya Bhaduri first met FTII in Pune,afterwards they met on the sets of Hrishikesh Mukherjee film. The couple got married on June 3, 1973
Amitabh and Jaya did - Guddi Film
Amitabh Bachchan was critically injured on 26 July 1982 while shooting for film "Coolie" during then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi came to the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai to see him.
While shooting for Muqaddar Ka Sikandar with Vinod Khanna, Amitabh did a stunt in which Vinod Khanana got stiches
While the Angry Young Man was a role that Amitabh Bachchan would play often, from 1975's seminal Deewar to 1978's Trishul
Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran
When a ruthless Don is killed, the police are concerned that his replacement will avenge his death. A cunning plan is concocted, then, whereby Vijay, a look-alike of the previous Don, steps in as a replacement...
Amitabh is vegetarian
Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan in Silsila
Yash Chopra pulled off the greatest casting coup of his career by convincing Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan along with Rekha to star together at the height of their alleged link-up in a script about extramarital affairs.
According to Amitabh Bachchan, Waheeda Rehman is the most beautiful woman in the film industry.
Amitabh got Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Awardfor working for two films, Annad, Namak Haraam
For shooting of Mukul Anand's film Khuda Gawah ,then Afghan President Najibullah Amitabh deploed half of the country's security for Amitabh.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee's super hit movie Chupke-Chupke ,Amitabh was not not the first choice for second lead actor.
After he became a superstar,Hrishikesh used to call him Maharaj
The role of Jai in Sholay was first offered to Shaturugun Sinha.
He preferred to have meals from home
He reads Bhagwat Gita daily
He has a grand collection of watches
In 17 films ,his name was Vijay and in 5 his name was Amit
Amitabh Bachchan played a role of a sardar in Kohram and Ab Tumhre Hawale Watan Sathiyo
Amitabh played triple role in Mahaan
Amitabh nick names Big B,Munna,Angry Young Man,Bollywood's Shahenshah,Amith,AB Sr.
His mother calls him Munna
Dilip Kumar, Motilal and Balraj Sahni his ideal actor.
Amitabh has a sharp memory
He also sung in many movies such as Laawaris, Toofan and Silsila.
- Amitabh Bachchan in the mid-eighties, a superhero comic book was written, the idea of the film was taken by Toofan
The Miss World 1996 contest in Bangalore was held under the aegis of ABCL.. Event was successful, but women's organizations criticized the basis of culture.
BBC online survey rated Amitabh as Star of the Millennium . In the survey, the Charlie Caplin, Lawrence Olivier and Marilyn Brado's popularity was also below Amitabh
Amitabh in film "Sarkar"
Some very speacial photographs of Amitabh with family members