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Amitabh Bachchan

I have never been a superstar and never believed in it.”

                                                       - Amitabh Bachchan

'Amitabh Bachchan', bas naam hi kafi hai (the name is enough). The greatest personality with exceptional talent, Bachchan is the incomparable superstar. Starting his movie career as a voice narrator in the film 'Bhuvan Shome' (1969), he appeared in an unsuccessful film 'Saat Hindustani' (1969) for the very first time. Before his breakthrough film 'Zanjeer' which was released in 1973, he did twelve consecutive flop movies. Zanjeer, the highest-grossing film of 1973 turned Bachchan's life and he also nominated for best actor in Filmfare Awards. 

Amitabh is also known as Big B and Shahenshah gave the most iconic movies to the Indian cinema and now at the age of 77, he still keeps himself enthusiastic about his work. His acting in blockbusters like Deewar, Sholey, Agneepath, Don, Mohabbatein, Kabhi Khusi Kabhi Gham, Amar Akbar Anthony, Baghban, Black, Paa, Pink, and many others are ultimate. He is honored with Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India and Knight of the Legion of Honour by the Government of France. 

Furthermore, he narrated various movies including Parineeta and Jodha Akbar. He is also a playback singer and hosted a famous television show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'.

Amitabh Bachchan Personal and Professional Life Facts

 - Amitabh Bachchan was born on 11 October 1942 in Allahabad to poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. He has a brother Ajitabh Bachchan

 - Before Amitabh, his name was Inquilab Shrivastava. He is an alumnus of Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi 

- He married actress Jaya Bachchan and have two children Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan Nanda. He is a father-in-law of gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and businessman Nikhil Nanda and has three grandchildren

- His first salary was ₹300

- In 1984 he entered politics, contested 8th Lok Sabha election and won Allahabad's seat. However, he left politics so soon

- While filming 'Coolie', he had a serious accident on set and the whole nation prayed for the Shahenshah