Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Amitabh Bachchan is the living legend and superstar of Bollywood who is  perhaps the most well known actor in India.He has earned love and respect from all sectors of the society all over India and abroad because of his versatile acting talents and pleasing manners.He believes in the motto 'give respect and take respect'.
Amitabh Bachchan is the son of famous Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan and was born in Allahabad,U.P, on October 11, 1942.He studied at a school in Allahabad and then joined in  a boarding school at Nainital.Afterwards he finished his Degree course from Delhi University.He worked in two private companies as executive at Calcutta but decided to try his luck in Hindi films and so moved to Mumbai.He approached several film directors but initially his entry to film field was difficult for him.His tall figure, physical structure as well as
complexion would not suit for the hero image was the opinion of the directors..Any how he got a chance in 'Saat Hindustani' in 1969.There after he got several other roles in films like Anand,Guddi etc out of which he got award as supporting actor  by filmfare for 'Anand'.
In 1973 he got hero role in 'Zanjeer' opposite Jaya Bhaduri which was a grand success.From there on the directors and producers distinguished that he was well accepted by the audience as the much demanded 'angry man' image of that period.It was the time when the youth were questioning and striking against the evils in the society.The under privileged  youth who were unsatisfied during those period considered Amitabh Bachchan as their representative  on the silver screen.His violent melodramas were all big success and he was the youth 'icon'
of that period.In 1975 two mega hits were released which boosted his career.They were 'Sholay' and 'Deewar'.Both Sholay and Deewar are included in the '25 must see movies of the Millennium'.
He was equally good in all type of roles like melodrama,comedy,tragedy,action etc.
His comedy roles in Chupke Chupke,Naseeb,Amar Akbar Anthony,Mr Natwarlal,Sathe pe Satha etc were nice.Tragedy roles in films like Maqqadar ka Sikkander,Shakti,Deewar etc were excellent.His roles in films like Kasme Vade,Silsila,Kabhi Kabhi etc were well appreciated and big hits.He paired with 'Rakhee' in many films which proved  successful.
At the height of his popularity he had to face a fatal accident on the sets of the film 'Coolie' by which a deep injury happened  on his abdomen area resulting treatment and rest for several months.People were happy that he survived the accident.
It is said that Amitabh Bachchan's father selected his name as 'Inquilab' as support for the freedom struggle.But he changed it as 'Amitabh' which means 'lamp which do not fade out'.Literally it proved several times that he is a bright lamp always.When others thought that he was  finished he rose up with increased enthusiasm and vitality like a 'Phoenix Bird'.
When his company ABCL was in huge debts everybody thought that he could  not survive that crisis but he came up with 'Kaun Banega Crorepathy' a very successful T.V. Program as well as film 'Mohabatein' in 2000
and proved that he is not an ordinary person.Through his actions and deeds he proved himself to be able,stable and efficient to be in the position as 'Star of the Millennium' as selected by BBC in a poll.
He was elected member of the Parliament and was in that position for three years from 1984 to 1987 by defeating eminent leader H.C.Bahuguna but he did not cope with politics and had to quit.He joined politics because of his friendship with Rajiv Gandhiji.
Amitabh Bachchan had sung several songs in films.The song as well as sequence of 'Mere angane  mein thumarah kya kam hai' is very popular still now.He sung in fims like Lawaris,Silsila,Toofan,Mr.Natwarlal etc.
He was awarded 'Superstar of the Millennium' at the film fare awards in 2000.
He got Padma Shri in 1984 and Padma Bhushan in 2001.
He was awarded highest Civilian award of France 'The Knight of the Legion of Honour'  by the French Government in 2007.
Several awards and Doctorates were given to him from  all over India and abroad.
He is still active in films and work of several films are being  in progress which awaits release.
People from  every corner of India knows about him and are familiar that his spouse is Jaya Bachchan,
and they have two children.They further knew that daughter swetha is a house wife and son 'Abhishek' is
Bolly wood actor.Everbody is very sure that beauty angel and actress 'Aiswarya Rai' is his daughter-in-law.
Some of His Films
Saat Hindusthani
Namak Haram
Roti Kapada Aur Makan
Chupke Chupke
Amar Akbar Anthony
Kasme Vade
Muquaddar ka Sikkander
Satte pe Satta
Desh Premee
Namak Halal
Kaala Pathar
Andha Kaanoon
Mehen Pukar
Aakhree Raasta
Tere Mere Sapne
Lal Badshah

Soorya Vansham
Beewi No.1
Ek Rista
Bunti Aur Babli
Ek Ajnabee
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
Om Shanti Om
Sarkar Raj
Teen Patti
Kandahaar(Malayalam Film)

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