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Amitabh Bachchan: Age, Family, Net Worth, Life Story, Biography & More

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October 11, 1942

Early Life

The superstar of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan is a much-known personality across India as well as in the entire world. He was born in Allahabad, India on October 11, 1942, to Teji Bachchan and Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

Amitabh Bachchan went to Sherwood College boarding school before attending Delhi University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. He worked as a freight broker in Calcutta after his graduation. Amitabh worked for nearly 2 years in Calcutta and realized that it was time for a change. He decided to go to Bombay and try his luck in the Bollywood industry. The Indian cinema world was also booming and was looking for youthful talented stars.

Personal Life

Amitabh Bachchan married Jaya Bhaduri in 1973 who is an actress and politician also. They got two children named Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan.  Amitabh’s son is also an actor and his daughter is a journalist, author, and former model. Abhishek married actress Aishwarya Rai and they have a daughter named, Aaradhya.

Career Journey

During the 70s and 80s, Amitabh appeared in more than 100 films and got the great opportunity to work with some of India’s most famed directors such as Prakesh Mehra. His remarkable performances in movies like Naseeb, Coolie no 1, Sholay, Sooryavansham, Shaarabi, Jadugar, Laawaris, and Jadugar continued his successful journey as a handsome action hero.

He also actively participated in helping with social concerns. He also used to host a popular TV show known as ‘ Kaun Banega Crorepati ’, the Indian version of the TV game “ Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? ” resulting in additional fame. His other titles are Angry Young Man, Star of the Millennium, Shahenshah of Bollywood, and BigB.


Amitabh Bachchan has won several awards during his life span. He has won 16 Filmfare Awards and is the most nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 42 nominations overall, and also won eleven Screen Awards. Bachchan has won many accolades in his career, including four National Film Awards as Best Actor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award as a life span achievement award, and numerous awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies. Millennium, and BigB.

Some known facts about Amitabh Bachchan

  • Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most successful actors in the history of Indian cinema. He has won numerous awards, including three Academy Awards and four Filmfare Awards.
  • Bachchan is known for his powerful and emotive performances in films such as Kipling's The Great Indian Laughter, Deewar, and Amar Akbar Anthony.
  • Bachchan is also a prominent activist in India, working to promote social and environmental causes.
  • Amitabh Bachchan is a powerful symbol of Indian culture and identity, and his influence is still felt today.

Amitabh Bachchan

Full NameAmitabh Harivansh Rai Shrivastava
NicknameMunna, Big B, AB Sr, Angry Young Man., Amith, Shahenshah of Bollywood
Date of BirthOctober 11, 1942
Age Years
BirthplaceAllahabad, United Provinces (now Uttar Pradesh), India
Home TownAllahabad
College/ UniversityJnana Pramodhini, Boys High School, Allahabad
Sherwood College, Nainital
Government College Sector- 11, Chandigarh
Kirori Mal College, New Delhi
Educational QualificationBachelor of Science
Zodiac SignLibra ♎ 
ProfessionActor, Singer, Producer, Television Presenter
Physical Stats
Height6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m)
Weight80 kg (176 lbs)
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorSalt & Pepper
FoodGulab Jamun, Bhindi Sabzi, Jalebi, Kheer
ActorDilip Kumar
ActressWaheeda Rehman
SingerKishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
PlaceSwitzerland, London, Saint Petersburg
HobbiesSinging, Reading, Blogging
Family & Relationship
Marital StatusMarried (June 3, 1973)
ParentsHarivansh Rai Bachchan (Father),
Teji Bachchan (Mother), Shyama (Stepmother)
Spouse (Wife/Husband)Jaya Bachchan
Son(s)Abhishek Bachchan
Daughter(s)Shweta Bachchan-Nanda
SiblingsAjitabh Bachchan
ProfessionActor, Singer, Producer, Television Presenter
Net Worth$400 million (approx.)
Famous ForSuperstar of the Millennium
Awards/HonoursDadasaheb Phalke Award (2019),
Padma Vibhushan (2015),
Legion of Honour (2007),
Padma Shri (1984),
Padma Bhushan (2001)
Full list of Awards

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