Amitabh Bachchan

 

Amitabh Bachchan (pronounced [əmɪˈt̪ɑːbʱ ˈbətːʃən];
born as Amitabh Shrivastav;[1] eleven Oct 1942[7]) is associate Indian actor,
producer, tv host, occasional playback singer and former politician celebrated
for his add Hindi cinema. he’s thought to be one in all the foremost undefeated
and important actors within the history of Indian cinema.[8] observed because
the Shahenshah of film industry (in relation to his 1988 film Shahenshah), Sadi
Hindu deity Mahanayak (Hindi for, “Greatest actor of the century”),
Star of the Millennium, or Big B.[9] throughout the 1970s–1980s, he was the
foremost dominant actor within the Indian flick scene; the French director
filmmaker known as him a “one-man business.”[10]

Bachchan was born in 1942 in Allahabad to the
Hindi writer Harivansh Rai Bachchan and his woman, the social activist Teji
Bachchan. He was educated at Sherwood faculty, Nainital, and Kirori Mal
faculty, University of urban center. His film career started in 1969 as a voice
talker in Mrinal Sen’s film Bhuvan Shome. He initial gained quality within the
early Seventies for films like Zanjeer, Deewaar and Sholay, and achieved larger
high status in later years, he was dubbed India’s “angry young man” for
his on-screen roles in Hindi films. He has since appeared in over two hundred
Indian films in a very career spanning quite 5 decades,[11] He has won various
accolades in his career, as well as four National Film Awards as Best Actor,
Dadasaheb Phalke Award as period of time action award and plenty of awards at
international film festivals and award ceremonies. He has won sixteen Filmfare
Awards and is that the most appointive 
entertainer in any major acting class at Filmfare, with forty two
nominations overall. He has hosted many seasons of the sport show Kaun Banega
Crorepati, India’s version of the sport show franchise, WHO needs to Be a
Millionaire?. He additionally entered politics for a time within the Eighties.


The Government of Asian nation honored him with the
Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and also the Padma Vibhushan in
2015 for his contributions to the humanities. the govt. of France honored him
with its highest civilian honour, Knight of the Legion of honour, in 2007 for
his exceptional career within the world of cinema and on the far side. Bachchan
additionally created associate look in a very Hollywood film, Baz Luhrmann’s
the good Gatsby (2013), within which he contend a non-Indian mortal character,
Meyer Wolfsheim.

Beyond the Indian landmass, he
noninheritable  an outsized overseas
following of the South Asian diaspora, likewise as others, in markets as well
as continent (South continent, jap continent and Mauritius), the center East
(especially UAE and Egypt), the uk, Russia, Central Asia, the Caribbean
(Guyana, Suriname, and island and Tobago), Oceanica (Fiji, Australia, and New
Zealand), North American nation and also the u. 
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Born   Amitabh
Shrivastav[1]

11 October 1942 (age 80)

Allahabad, United Provinces, British Republic of
India (present-day Prayagraj, state, India)

Nationality   Indian

Other names           Angry
Young Man

Shahenshah of screenland

Star of the Millennium

Big B

Education    

Boys’ highschool & school, Allahabad

Sherwood school

Alma mater  Kirori
Mal school, University of city (BS)[2][3][4]

Occupation 

Actorproducersingertelevision presenter

Years active  1969–present

Organization           Amitabh
Bachchan Corporation

Works            Full
list

Political party          Indian
National Congress (1984–1987)[5][6]

Spouse          Jaya
Bhaduri ​(m. 1973)​

Children       

Abhishek Bachchan (son)

Shweta Bachchan Nanda (daughter)

Parents         

Harivansh Rai Bachchan (father)

Teji Bachchan (mother)

Relatives      

Ajitabh Bachchan (brother)

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (daughter-in-law)

Family            See
Bachchan family

Awards          Full
List

Honours        Dadasaheb
Phalke Award (2019)

Padma Vibhushan (2015)

Legion of Honour (2007)

Padma Bhushan (2001)

Padma Shri (1984)

Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

In office

31 Gregorian calendar month 1984 – July 1987

Preceded by            Janeshwar
Mishra

Succeeded by          V.
P. Singh

Constituency           Allahabad

Website         Official
journal


Early life

Bachchan was born on eleven Oct 1942 in Allahabad
to the Hindi writer Harivansh Rai Bachchan, and social activist Teji
Bachchan.[13] Harivansh Rai Bachchan was AN Awadhi Hindu Kayastha,[14] WHO was
fluent in Awadhi,[15] Hindi and Urdu.[16] Harivansh’s ancestors came from a
village referred to as Babupatti, within the Raniganj tehsil, within the
Pratapgarh district, within the current state of state, in India.[17] Teji
Bachchan was a Punjabi Sikh Khatri from Faisalabad, Punjab, British India
(present-day urban center, Punjab, Pakistan).[15][18] Bachchan includes a
younger brother, Ajitabh. he’s five years younger than him[19]

Bachchan’s oldsters were at first planning to
name him Inquilaab (Hindustani for “Revolution”), galvanized by the
phrase Inquilab Zindabad (which interprets into English as “Long live the
revolution”) popularly used throughout the Indian independence struggle;
the name Amitabh was steered to his father by writer Sumitranandan Pant.[20][1]
though his cognomen was Shrivastava, Amitabh’s father, WHO opposed the class
structure, had adopted the anonym Bachchan (“child-like” in
conversational Hindi), underneath that he revealed all of his works.[21] once
his father was trying to induce him admitted to a faculty, he and Bachchan’s
mother set the family’s name ought to be Bachchan rather than Shrivastava.[22]
it’s with this surname that Amitabh debuted in films and used for all different
sensible functions, Bachchan has become the cognomen for all of his immediate
family.[23] Bachchan’s father died in 2003, and his mother in 2007.[24]

Bachchan’s instruction was at Boys’ highschool
& school in Allahabad and Robert Emmet Sherwood school in Nainital. He
attended Kirori Mal school at the University of
metropolis|city|metropolis|urban center} in Delhi.[25][26] He graduated with
Bachelor of Science degree from Kirori Mal school in 1962.[27][28][29] once
Bachchan finished his studies his father approached Prithviraj Kapoor, the
founding father of Prithvi Theatre and patriarch of the Kapoor acting family,
to check if there was a gap for him, however Kapoor offered no
encouragement.[30] Bachchan was an acquaintance of Rajiv Gandhi and Sanjay
Gandhi, before he became AN actor. He wont to pay time with them once he was a
resident in New Delhi. Bachchan’s family were terribly about to the
Nehru-Gandhi family of politicians. once Sonia Gandhi initial came to India
from Italy before her wedding, Bachchan had received her at the Palam
International aerodrome on thirteen January 1968. She spent forty eight days at
Bachchan’s house together with his oldsters before wedding. Indira Nehru Gandhi
wished his future in-law to find out Hindu customs, method from Bachchan family
and he or she failed to assume its acceptable to stay in-law in house before
wedding. She trustworthy  Bachchans and
set to stay Sonia at their house.[31]

Bachchan applied for a job as a news reader for
All India Radio, urban center however “failed the
audition”.[30][when?] He became a executive director for Bird &
Company in city (Calcutta),[30][when?]and worked within the theatre before
beginning his film career.[32] it’s thought that his mother may need had some
influence in Amitabh Bachchan’s alternative of career as a result of she forever
insisted that he ought to “take centre stage”.


Acting career

Early career (1969–1972)

Bachchan created his film debut in 1969, as a
voice utterer in Mrinal Sen’s National triumph film Bhuvan Shome.[34] His 1st
acting role was mutually of the seven protagonists within the film Saat
Hindustani,[35] directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas and that includes Utpal Dutt,
Anwar Ali (brother of comedian Mehmood), Madhu and Jalal Aga.[36][37]

Anand (1971) followed, during which Bachchan
asterisked aboard Rajesh Khanna. His role as a doctor with a misanthropical
read of life garnered Bachchan his 1st Filmfare Award for Best Supporting
Actor. He then vie his 1st antagonist role as an ardent lover-turned-murderer
in Parwana (1971). Following Parwana were many films as well as Reshma Aur
Shera (1971). throughout now, he created a guest look within the film Guddi
that asterisked his future partner Jaya Bhaduri. He narrated a part of the film
Bawarchi. In 1972, he created associate look within the road action comedy
Mumbai to province directed by S. Ramanathan that was moderately
prosperous.[38][39] several of Bachchan’s films throughout this early amount
failed to had best.[40] His solely film with os Sinha, Sanjog (1972) was
additionally a box workplace failure.

Rise to stardom (1973–1974)

Bachchan was troubled, seen as a “failed
newcomer” WHO, by the age of thirty, had twelve flops and solely 2 hits
(as a lead in Bombay to province and supporting role in Anand). He was offered
with a twin role moving-picture show by the director O.P Goyle, and author O.P
Ralhan for the film Bandhe Hath in 1973. This was Bachchan’s 1st moving-picture
show wherever he had compete double role.[42] Bachchan was before long
discovered by film writer pair Salim–Javed, consisting of Ilich Ramirez Sanchez
Khan and Javed Akhtar.[43] Ilich Ramirez Sanchez Khan wrote the story, book and
script of Zanjeer (1973), and formed the “angry young man” persona of
the lead role. Javed Akhtar came on board as co-writer,[44] and Prakash Mehra,
WHO saw the script as probably groundbreaking, because the film’s director.
However, they were troubled to search out AN actor for the lead “angry
young man” role; it had been turned down by variety of actors, due to it
going against the “romantic hero” image dominant within the business
at the time.[43] Salim-Javed before long discovered Bachchan and “saw his
talent, that most manufacturers did not. He was exceptional, a genius actor WHO
was in films that weren’t smart.”[45] in step with Ilich Ramirez Sanchez
Khan, they “strongly felt that Amitabh was the best casting for
Zanjeer”.[43] Ilich Ramirez Sanchez Khan introduced Bachchan to Prakash
Mehra,[44] and Salim-Javed insisted that Bachchan be solid for the role.[43]

Zanjeer was a criminal offense film with violent
action,[43] in sharp distinction to the romantically themed films that had
typically preceded it, and it established Amitabh in an exceedingly new
persona—the “angry young man” of screenland cinema.[46] He earned  his 1st Filmfare Award nomination for Best
Actor, with Filmfare later considering this one among the foremost picture
performances of screenland history.[40] The film was a large success and one
among the highest-grossing films of that year, breaking Bachchan’s dry spell at
the box workplace and creating him a star.[47] it had been the primary
several|of the many} collaborations between Salim-Javed and Amitabh Bachchan;
Salim-Javed wrote many of their ulterior scripts with Bachchan in mind for the
lead role, and insisted on him being solid for his or her later films, as well
as blockbusters like Deewaar (1975) and Sholay (1975).[45] Ilich Ramirez
Sanchez Khan conjointly introduced Bachchan to director Manmohan Desai with
whom he shaped a protracted and flourishing association, aboard Prakash Mehra and
Yash Chopra.[44]

Eventually, Bachchan became one among the
foremost flourishing leading men of the screenland. Bachchan’s portrayal of the
wronged hero fighting a crooked system and circumstances of deprivation in
films like Zanjeer, Deewaar, Trishul, Kaala Patthar and Hindu deity resonated
with the plenty of the time, particularly the youth WHO harboured a preparation
discontent due to social ills like poorness, hunger, state, corruption, social
difference and therefore the brutal excesses of The Emergency. This
semiconductor diode to Bachchan being dubbed because the “angry young
man”, a print media catch phrase that became a figure of speech for the
dormant rage, frustration, restlessness, sense of rebellion and
anti-establishment disposition of a complete generation, current in Seventies
Bharat.[48][49][50]

The year 1973 was conjointly once he married
Jaya, and around now they appeared in many films together: not solely Zanjeer
however conjointly ulterior films like Abhimaan, that was free solely a month
once their wedding and was conjointly flourishing at the box workplace. Later,
Bachchan compete the role of Vikram, once more along side Rajesh Khanna, within
the film Namak Haraam, a social drama directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and
scripted  by Biresh Chatterjee addressing
themes of friendly relationship.

In 1974, Bachchan created many guest appearances
in films like Kunwara Baap and Dost, before enjoying a supporting role in Roti
Kapda Aur Makaan. The film, directed and written by Manoj Kumar, addressed  themes of honesty within the face of
oppression and money and emotional hardship and was the top-earning film of
1974. Bachchan then compete the leading role within the film Majboor. The film
was a hit at the box workplace.

Superstardom (1975–1988)


In 1975, he asterisked in a very type of film
genres, from the comedy Chupke Chupke and therefore the crime drama Faraar to
the romantic drama Mili. This was additionally the year within which Bachchan
asterisked in 2 films considered vital in Hindi cinema history, each written by
Salim-Javed, World Health Organization once more insisted on casting
Bachchan.[45] the primary was Deewaar, directed by Yash Chopra, wherever he
worked with Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Parveen Babi, and Neetu Singh, and
attained another Filmfare nomination for Best Actor. The film became a
significant hit at the box workplace in 1975, ranking in at range four.[53]
Indiatimes Movies ranks Deewaar amongst the highest twenty five should See
movie industry Films.[54] the opposite, free on fifteen August 1975, was
Sholay, that became the highest-grossing film ever in Asian country at the
time,[55] within which Bachchan vie the role of Jaidev. Deewaar and Sholay area
unit typically attributable with inspiring Bachchan to the heights of superstardom,
2 years once he became a star with Zanjeer, and consolidating his domination of
the trade throughout the Seventies and Nineteen Eighties.[56][57] In 1999, BBC
Asian country declared Sholay the “Film of the Millennium” and, like
Deewaar, it’s been cited by Indiatimes Movies as amongst the highest twenty
five should See movie industry Films.[54] in this same year, the judges of the
fiftieth annual Filmfare Awards awarded it with the special distinction award
referred to as the Filmfare Best Film of fifty Years.

In 1976, he was forged by Yash Chopra within the
romantic family drama Kabhie Kabhie. Bachchan asterisked as a young writer,
Amit Malhotra, World Health Organization falls deeply smitten with a gorgeous
lassie named Pooja (Rakhee Gulzar) World Health Organization finishes up
marrying somebody else (Shashi Kapoor). The film was notable for depiction
Bachchan as a romantic hero, a way cry from his “angry young man”
roles like Zanjeer and Deewaar. The film induced a favourable response from
critics and audiences alike. Bachchan was once more nominative for the Filmfare
Best Actor Award for his role within the film. that very same year he vie a
double role within the hit Adalat as father and son. In 1977, he won his 1st
Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Amar Akbar Anthony, within
which he vie the third lead opposite Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor as Anthony
Gonsalves. His alternative successes that year embody Parvarish and Khoon
Pasina.[58]

He all over again resumed double roles in films
like Kasme Vaade (1978) as Amit and sitar player and Don (1978) taking part in
the characters of Don, a pacesetter of AN underworld gang and his look-alike
Vijay.  He additionally gave lofty
performances in Yash Chopra’s Trishul and Prakash Mehra’s Muqaddar Hindu deity
Sikandar each of that attained him any Filmfare Best Actor nominations. 1978 is
arguably thought-about his most flourishing year at the box workplace since all
of his six releases an equivalent year, particularly Muqaddar Hindu deity Sikandar,
Trishul, Don, Kasme Vaade, Ganga Ki Saugandh and Besharam were huge successes,
the previous 3 being the consecutive highest-grossing films of the year,
remarkably cathartic among a month of every alternative, a rare accomplishment
in Indian cinema.[59][60]

In 1979, Bachchan asterisked in Suhaag that was
the very best earning film of that year. within the same year he additionally
enjoyed important acclaim and industrial success with films like Amitabh was
needed to use his vocalisation for the primary time in a very song from the
film Mr. Natwarlal within which he asterisked with Rekha. Bachchan’s
performance within the film saw him nominative for each the Filmfare Best Actor
Award and therefore the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer. He additionally
received Best Actor nomination for Kaala Patthar so went on to be nominative
once more in 1980 for the dominion Khosla directed film Dostana, within which
he asterisked opposite Shatrughan Sinha and Zeenat Aman. Dostana well-tried to
be the top-grossing film of 1980.[61] In 1981, he asterisked in Yash Chopra’s
comedy film Silsila, wherever he asterisked aboard his partner Jaya and
additionally Rekha. alternative flourishing films of this era embody Shaan
(1980), Ram Balram (1980), Naseeb (1981), Lawaaris (1981), Kaalia (1981),
Yaarana (1981), Barsaat Ki Ek Raat (1981) and Sakti (1982), additionally
stellar Dilip Kumar.

In 1982, he contend double roles within the
musical Satte alphabetic character Satta and action drama Desh Premee that
succeeded at the box workplace at the side of mega hits like action comedy
Namak Halaal, action drama Khud-Daar and also the critically acclaimed drama
Bemisal.[64] In 1983, he contend a triple role in Mahaan that wasn’t as made as
his previous films.[65] different releases throughout that year enclosed Nastik
Associate in Nursingd Pukar that were hits and Andha Kanoon (in that he had an
extended guest appearance) was a mean grosser.[62][verification needed]
throughout a stint in politics from 1984 to 1987, his completed films Mard
(1985) and Aakhree Raasta (1986) were free and were major hits.[66] Bachchan
had contend a task during a special look for the flick Kaun Jeeta Kaun Haara
within the year 1987 and he herbaceous plant a playback song with Kishore Kumar
during this flick.[67]

On twenty six Gregorian calendar month 1982,
whereas photography a fight scene with co-actor Puneet Issar for cooly,
Bachchan had near-fatal viscus injury.[68] Bachchan was playing his own stunts
within the film and one scene needed him to fall onto a table then on the
bottom. However, as he jumped towards the table, the corner of the table
smitten his abdomen, leading to a lymphatic tissue rupture from that he lost a
big quantity of blood. He needed Associate in Nursing emergency ablation and remained
critically sick in hospital for several months, occasionally getting ready to
death. there have been long queues of well-wishing fans outside the hospital
wherever he was recuperating; the general public response enclosed prayers in
temples and offers to sacrifice limbs to save lots of him.[69] however, he
resumed photography later that year once an extended amount of recovery. The
director, Manmohan Desai, altered the ending of Coolie: Bachchan’s character
was originally meant to possess been killed off; however, once the amendment of
script, the character lived within the finish. Desai felt it might are
inappropriate for the person World Health Organization had simply fended off
death in reality to be killed on screen. The footage of the fight scene is
frozen at the important moment, and a caption seems onscreen marking it because
the instant of the actor’s injury.[70] The film was free in 1983, and partially
thanks to the large content of Bachchan’s accident, the film was a box
workplace success and also the top-grossing film of that year.[71]

Later, he was diagnosed with disease of the
neuromuscular junction. His health problem created him feel weak each mentally
and physically and he set to quit films and venture into politics. At now he
became pessimistic , expressing concern with however a brand new film would be
received, and stating before each unleash, “Yeh film to flop hogi!”
(“This film can flop”).

Career fluctuations and sabbatical (1988–1992)

After a three-year stint in politics from 1984 to
1987, Bachchan came back to films in 1988, taking part in the name part in
Shahenshah, that was a box workplace success.[73] once the success of his
comeback film but, his star power began to wane as all of his ensuant films
like Jaadugar, Toofan and Main Azaad Hoon (all free in 1989) failing at the box
workplace. He gained success throughout this era with the crime drama Aaj Ka
Arjun (1990) and action crime drama Hum (1991), that he won his third Filmfare
Best Actor Award, however this momentum was ephemeral and his string of box
workplace failures continued .[74][75] Notably, despite the dearth of hits, it
had been throughout this era that Bachchan won his initial National Film Award
for Best Actor for his performance as a Mafia don within the 1990 cult film
Agneepath. These years would see his last on-screen appearances for a few time.
once the discharge of the critically acclaimed epic Khuda Gawah in 1992,
Bachchan went into semi-retirement for 5 years. With the exception of the
delayed unleash of Insaniyat (1994), that was additionally a box workplace
failure, Bachchan failed to seem in any new releases for 5 years.

Business ventures and acting comeback (1996–1999)

Bachchan turned producer throughout his temporary
retirement amount, putting in place Amitabh Bachchan Corporation, Ltd. (ABCL)
in 1996. ABCL’s strategy was to introduce merchandise and services covering a
complete cross-sectional of India’s industry. ABCL’s operations were thought
business film production and distribution, audio cassettes and video discs,
production and selling of tv code, and celebrity and event management.[77]
presently when the corporate was launched in 1996, the primary film it created
was Tere Mere Sapne, that was a moderate success and launched the careers of
actors like Arshad Warsi and southern movie actor Simran.[78]

In 1997, Bachchan tried to form his acting
comeback with the film Mrityudata, created by ABCL. tho’ Mrityudaata tried to
repeat Bachchan’s earlier success as associate degree action hero, the film was
a failure each financially and critically.[79] ABCL was the most sponsor of the
1996 Miss World beauty pageant, Bangalore, however lost millions. The debacle
and therefore the resulting legal battles encompassing ABCL and numerous
entities when the event, not to mention the very fact that ABCL was reportable
to possess overpaid most of its commanding managers, eventually LED to its
monetary and operational collapse in 1997.[80][81] the corporate went into
administration and was later declared a failing company by the Indian
Industries board. The city supreme court, in Apr 1999, restrained Bachchan from
mercantilism off his city house ‘Prateeksha’ and 2 flats till the unfinished
loan recovery cases of geographic region Bank were disposed of. Bachchan had,
however, pleaded that he had encumbered his house to lift funds for his
company.[82]

Bachchan tried to revive his acting career, and
eventually had business success with West Chadic Miyan Chote Miyan (1998) and
Major Saab (1998),[83] and received positive reviews for Sooryavansham
(1999),[84] however different films like Lal Baadshah (1999) and geographic
area Ki Kasam (1999) were box workplace failures.

Return to prominence (2000–present)

In 2000, Bachchan appeared in Yash Chopra’s
box-office hit, Mohabbatein, directed by Aditya Chopra. He played a stern,
elder figure who rivalled the character of Shahrukh Khan. His role won him his
third Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Other hits followed, with
Bachchan appearing as an older family patriarch in Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love
(2001), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001) and Baghban (2003). As an actor, he
continued to perform in a range of characters, receiving critical praise for
his performances in Aks (2001), Aankhen (2002), Kaante (2002), Khakee (2004) and
Dev (2004). His performance in Aks won him his first Filmfare Critics Award for
Best Actor.

One project that did particularly well for
Bachchan was Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black (2005). The film starred Bachchan as
an ageing teacher of a deaf-blind girl and followed their relationship. His
performance was unanimously praised by critics and audiences and won him his
second National Film Award for Best Actor, his fourth Filmfare Best Actor Award
and his second Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. Taking advantage of this
resurgence, Amitabh began endorsing a variety of products and services,
appearing in many television and billboard advertisements. In 2005 and 2006, he
starred with his son Abhishek in the films Bunty Aur Babli (2005), the
Godfather tribute Sarkar (2005), and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006). All of them
were successful at the box office.[86][87] His later releases in 2006 and early
2007 were Baabul (2006),[88] Ekalavya and Nishabd (2007), which failed to do
well at the box office but his performances in each of them were praised by
critics.[89]

In May 2007, two of his films: the romantic
comedy Cheeni Kum and the multi-starrer action drama Shootout at Lokhandwala
were released. Shootout at Lokhandwala did well at the box office and was
declared a hit in India, while Cheeni Kum picked up after a slow start and was
a success.[90][91][92][93] A remake of his biggest hit, Sholay (1975), entitled
Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, released in August of that same year and proved to be a
major commercial failure in addition to its poor critical reception.[93] The
year also marked Bachchan’s first appearance in an English-language film,
Rituparno Ghosh’s The Last Lear, co-starring Arjun Rampal and Preity Zinta. The
film premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September
2007. He received positive reviews from critics who hailed his performance as
his best ever since Black.[94] Bachchan was slated to play a supporting role in
his first international film, Shantaram, directed by Mira Nair and starring
Hollywood actor Johnny Depp in the lead. The film was due to begin filming in
February 2008 but due to the writer’s strike, was pushed to September 2008.[95]
The film is currently “shelved” indefinitely.[96]

Vivek Sharma’s Bhoothnath, in which he plays the
title role as a ghost, was released on 9 May 2008. Sarkar Raj, the sequel of
the 2005 film Sarkar, released in June 2008 and received a positive response at
the box office. Paa, which released at the end of 2009 was a highly anticipated
project as it saw him playing his own son Abhishek’s Progeria-affected
13-year-old son, and it opened to favourable reviews, particularly towards
Bachchan’s performance and was one of the top-grossing films of 2009.[97] It
won him his third National Film Award for Best Actor and fifth Filmfare Best
Actor Award. In 2010, he debuted in Malayalam film through Kandahar, directed
by Major Ravi and co-starring Mohanlal.[98] The film was based on the hijacking
incident of the Indian Airlines Flight 814.[99] Bachchan declined any
remuneration for this film.[100] In 2011 he played an aged retired former
gangster in Bbuddah… Hoga Terra Baap who protects his son Sonu Sood who is an
honest daring police officer from a notorious gangster Prakash Raj who
unknowingly hired the latter to perform a contract killing not knowing that the
police officer is the gangster’s son. Directed By Puri Jagannadh the film won
positive reviews and was a commercial success.

Amitabh with Vijay

In 2013 he made his Hollywood debut in The Great
Gatsby making a special appearance opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey
Maguire. In 2014, he played the role of the friendly ghost in the sequel
Bhoothnath Returns. The next year, he played the role of a grumpy father
experiencing chronic constipation in the critically acclaimed Piku which was
also one of the biggest hits of 2015.[101][102][103] A review in Daily News and
Analysis (DNA) summarised Bachchan’s performance as “The heart and soul of
Piku clearly belong to Amitabh Bachchan who is in his elements. His performance
in Piku, without doubt, finds a place among the top 10 in his illustrious
career.”[104] Rachel Saltz wrote for The New York Times, “Piku”,
an offbeat Hindi comedy, would have you contemplate the intestines and
mortality of one Bhashkor Banerji and the actor who plays him, Amitabh
Bachchan. Bhashkor’s life and conversation may revolve around his constipation
and fussy hypochondria, but there’s no mistaking the scene-stealing energy that
Mr. Bachchan, India’s erstwhile Angry Young Man, musters for his new role of
Cranky Old Man.”[105] Well known Indian critic Rajeev Masand wrote on his
website, “Bachchan is pretty terrific as Bhashkor, who reminds you of that
oddball uncle that you nevertheless have a soft spot for. He bickers with the
maids, harrows his hapless helper, and expects that Piku stay unmarried so she
can attend to him. At one point, to ward off a possible suitor, he casually
mentions that his daughter isn’t a virgin; that she’s financially independent
and sexually independent too. Bachchan embraces the character’s many
idiosyncrasies, never once slipping into caricature while all along delivering
big laughs thanks to his spot-on comic timing.”[106] The Guardian summed
up, “Bachchan seizes upon his cranky character part, making Bashkor as garrulously
funny in his theories on caste and marriage as his system is
backed-up.”[107] The performance won Bachchan his fourth National Film
Award for Best Actor and his third Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.

In 2016, he appeared within the women-centric
room drama film Pink that was extremely praised by critics ANd with an
progressively sensible word of mouth, was a convincing success at the domestic
and overseas box workplace.[108][109][110][111] Bachchan’s performance within
the film received acclaim. in line with Raja fractional monetary unit of
Rediff.com, “Amitabh Bachchan, a retired professional with affective
disorder, takes up cudgels on behalf of the women, delivering room blows with
fighter grace. Like we all know from Prakash Mehra movies, into every life some
Bachchan should fall. the women droop on to him with sceptical desperation, and
he daft for them with all he has. At one purpose Meenal hangs by Bachchan’s
elbow, words entirely superfluous. Bachchan towers through Pink – the approach
he bellows “et cetera” is alone value having the heavy-hitter at
play—but there area unit softer moments like one wherever he seems to possess
dozed off in court, or wherever he lays his head by his convalescent wife’s
side and wishes his hair ruffled and his conviction valid.”[112] Writing
for geographical area Times, noted film critic and author Anupama Chopra
aforesaid of Bachchan’s performance, “A special salute to Amitabh
Bachchan, UN agency imbues his character with a tragic loftiness. Bachchan towers
in each sense, however while not a touch of showboating.[109] Meena Iyer of the
days of India wrote, “The performances area unit pitch-perfect with
Bachchan leading the approach.[113] Writing for NDTV, Troy Ribeiro of
Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) expressed, ‘Amitabh Bachchan as Deepak Sehgall,
the aged defence professional, shines as continuously, during a restrained,
however powerful performance. His histrionics come back primarily within the
type of his well-modulated baritone, conveyance his emotions and after all,
from the literate lines.'[114] microphone McCahill of The Guardian remarked,
“Among an electrical ensemble, Tapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea
Tariang offer unwavering voice to the girls’ struggles; Amitabh Bachchan brings
his ethical authority in-tuned as their sole legal ally.[115]

In 2017, he appeared within the third instalment
of the Sarkar film series: Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar three. That year, he
started photography for the swashbuckling action journey film Thugs Of
Hindostan with Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Muhammadan national capital Shaikh
that discharged in Gregorian calendar month 2018.[116] He co-starred with Rishi
Kapoor in 102 Not Out, a comedy drama film directed by Umesh Shukla supported a
Gujarati play of constant name written by Saumya Joshi.[117][118][119] This film
discharged in might 2018 and reunited him with Kapoor onscreen when a niche of
twenty-seven years. In Gregorian calendar month 2017, it absolutely was
declared that Bachchan can seem in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra, aboard Ranbir
Kapoor, Mouni Roy and Alia Bhatt.[120] he’s set to form his debut in Telugu
cinema in Project K directed by Nag Ashwin aboard Deepika Padukone and Prabhas.

Other work

Politics

In 1984, Bachchan took an opportunity from acting
and in short entered politics in support of a long-time family friend, Rajiv
Gandhi. He contested  Allahabad’s seat
for the eighth Lok Sabha against H. N. Bahuguna, former Chief Minister of
state. With 68.2% of the votes in his favour, he won by one among the best
triumph margins ever in Indian elections.[122] In 1987, Indian categorical same
his brother Ajitabh Bachchan in hand associate flat in European country, giving
rise to speculations concerning his involvement within the “Bofors
scandal”, unconcealed within the year before.[123] Bachchan resigned from
his seat in July 1987.[why?][124] Ajitabh Bachchan sued Swedish newspaper
Dagens Nyheter for linking him to Bofors payments in 1990 and won damages
within the uk.[125] Sten Lindstrom, the Swedish policeman UN agency had
investigated the case, same in 2012 that “Indian investigators planted the
Bachchan angle on” Dagens Nyheter.[126][why?]

Bachchan’s ex, Amar Singh, helped him throughout
the monetary crisis caused by the failure of his company, ABCL. thenceforth
Bachchan started supporting the Samajwadi Party, the party to that Amar Singh
belonged. Jaya Bachchan joined the Samajwadi Party associated described the
party as an MP within the Rajya Sabha.[127] Bachchan appeared in advertisements
and political campaigns for the party. His claim that he too was a farmer
within the advertisements were questioned in courts.[128]

Bachchan has claimed to own been prohibited by
film press throughout the emergency years for his family’s relationship with
Indira Gandhi.[129]

Bachchan has been suspect of victimization the
saying “blood for blood” within the context of the 1984 anti-Sikh
riots. Bachchan has denied the allegation.[130] In October 2014, Bachchan was
summoned by a court in l.  a.   for “allegedly instigating violence
against the Sikh community”.[131] Bachchan in associate interview with
journalist Arnab Goswami offered to fight the case in court and asked the
accusers to file constant as conjointly gift proof.[132] He was conjointly one
among the trustees of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.

Television appearances

In 2000, Bachchan hosted the primary season of
Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), the Indian adaptation of country tv giveaway, WHO
needs to Be a Millionaire?. The show was well received.[135] A second season
followed in 2005 however its run was inhibit by Star and once Bachchan fell
unwell in 2006.[136]

In 2009, Bachchan hosted the third season of the
fact show Bigg Boss.[137]

In 2010, Bachchan hosted the fourth season of
KBC.[138] The fifth season started on fifteen August 2011 and over on
Revolutionary Organization 17 November 2011. The show became a huge hit with
audiences and stone-broke several TRP Records. CNN IBN awarded Indian of the
Year- recreation to Team KBC and Bachchan. The Show conjointly grabbed all the
foremost Awards for its class.[139] Bachchan continuing to host KBC till 2022.

The sixth season was conjointly hosted by
Bachchan, commencing on seven Sep 2012, broadcast on Sony TV and received the
very best variety of viewers to date.[citation needed]

In 2014, he debuted within the fictional Sony
recreation tv TV series titled Yudh enjoying the lead role of a bourgeois
battling each his personal and business life.

Humanitarian causes

Bachchan has been committed several social
causes. for instance, he given given.1 million to clear the debts of nearly
forty beleaguered farmers in Andhra Pradesh[151] and ₹3 million to clear the
debts of some one00 Vidarbha farmers.[152] In 2010, he given given.1 million to
Resul Pookutty’s foundation for a medical centre at Kochi,[153][154][155] and
he has given ₹250,000 ($4,678) to the family of urban
center|city|metropolis|urban center} police officer Subhash Chand Tomar United
Nations agency died when succumbing to injuries throughout a protest against
dishonor when the 2012 Delhi gang rape case.[156] He supported the Harivansh
Rai Bachchan Memorial Trust, named when his father, in 2013. This trust, in
association with Urja Foundation, are going to be powering three,000 homes in
Asian nation with electricity through solar power.[157][158] In June 2019 he
cleared debts of 2100 farmers from state.[159]

Bachchan was created a United Nations
International Children’s Emergency Fund goodwill ambassador for the infectious
disease obliteration Campaign in Asian nation in 2002.[160] In 2013, he and his
family given given.5 million ($42,664) to a public trust, Plan India, that
works for the betterment of young women in Asian nation.[161] He additionally
given given.1 million ($18,772) to the geographical region Police Welfare Fund
in 2013.[162]

Bachchan was the face of the ‘Save Our Tigers’
campaign that promoted the importance of tiger conservation in Asian
nation.[163] He supported the campaign by PETA in Asian nation to free
fragmentize, a 14-year-old elephant United Nations agency was bound and
tortured in a very temple in Kolhapur, geographical region.[164]

In 2014, it absolutely was proclaimed that he had
recorded his voice and season his image to the Hindi and English versions of
the TeachAids code, a world HIV/AIDS interference education tool developed at
university.[165] He has been a vocal “brand ambassador” of the Swachh
Republic of India Mission (SBM) and featured in a very few advertisements to
push the campaign.[166][167][168]

In 2020, Bachchan was serving to the govt. of
Asian nation promote its public health message regarding COVID-19 before he and
a few members of his family themselves became infected. He was hospitalised
with reported  gentle symptoms of the
unwellness on eleven July.[169][170] He was discharged from hospital on a pair of
August.[171] throughout the pandemic he season his support by donating atomic
number 8 concentrators and twenty five chromium rupees in numerous forms.

Business investments

Around 1994, Bachchan started Amitabh Bachchan
Corporation Ltd (ABCL), an occurrence management, production and distribution
company. however the corporate LED into debt with collapse and gone out of
business, later on Bachchan became nearly bankrupt. Reasons of this debacle was
flop films like Mrityudata, Major Saab (produced by this organisation), Miss
World 1996 that was organised-managed by ABCL. because of this he began work
for TV, asked for work to Yash Chopra. Once he told that, ‘it was darkest time
for him’.[173][174]

 

He has invested with in several coming business
ventures. In 2013, he bought a tenth stake in barely Dial from that he created
a gain of 4600 per cent. He holds a three.4% equity in Stampede Capital, a
monetary technology firm specialising in cloud computing for monetary markets.
The Bachchan family additionally bought shares value $252,000 in Meridian
technical school, a consulting firm in U.S. Recently they created their 1st
overseas investment in Ziddu.com, a cloud based mostly content distribution
platform.[163][175] Bachchan was named within the Panama Papers and Paradise
Papers, leaked confidential documents about offshore investment.

Personal life

Bachchan has been married to veteran histrion and
politician Jaya Bhaduri since 1973 and along they need 2 children; Abhishek, an
actor, and Shweta, an author, journalist and former model. Abhishek married
histrion Aishwarya Rai, and that they have a girl named Aaradhya.[178] Shweta
is married to man of affairs Nikhil Nanda UN agency could be a a part of the
Kapoor family of actors. they need a girl, Navya Naveli, and a son,
Agastya.[179] Amitabh’s family lives in city in geographical area.[180][181]
His younger brother Ajitabh Bachchan could be a man of affairs. He did business
and lived in London for transient amount of your time. Presently he’s living in
Republic of India. He and his family value more highly to stand back from
limelight. His woman Ramola could be a designer and was active in business.
Ajitabh has one son, Bhim, and 3 daughters Naina, Namrata and Nilima. Naina
Bachchan is married to actor Kunal Kapoor.[182][183]

Bachchan was magnificently rumoured to own had AN
illicit affair with histrion Rekha within the mid-1970s to initial} Nineteen
Eighties once they first acted along in Do Anjaane, and later in Silsila,
although they need each denied it.

Filmography

Awards, honours and legacy

Apart from business awards won for his
performances throughout the years, Bachchan has received many honours for his
achievements within the Indian industry. In 1991, he became the primary
creative person to receive the Filmfare period of time action Award, that was
established within the name of dominion Kapoor. Bachchan was topped as mavin of
the Millennium in 2000 at the Filmfare Awards.

In 1999, Bachchan was voted the “greatest
star of stage or screen” in a very BBC Your Millennium on-line poll.  In 2001, he was worthy with the Actor of the
Century award at the Alexandria International fete in Egypt in recognition of
his contribution to the globe of cinema.[188] several different honours for his
achievements were given upon him at many International Film Festivals, together
with the period of time action Award at the 2010 Asian Film Awards.[189]

In Gregorian calendar month 2000, he became the
primary living Asian to possess been modelled in wax at London’s lady Tussauds
Wax deposit.[190] Another sculpture was put in in ny in 2009,[191] port in
2011,[192] Bangkok in 2011,[193] Washington, DC in 2012,[194] and urban center,
in 2017.[195]

In 2003, he was given with the unearned
Citizenship of the French city of Deauville.[196] the govt of Bharat awarded
him with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan. The then-President of Asian
nation|Asian country|Asian nation} awarded him the Order of Afghanistan in 1991
following the shooting of Khuda Gawah there.[197] the govt of Madhya Pradesh
worthy him with Rashtriya Kishore Kumar Samman for 2002–2003.[198][199]
France’s highest civilian honour, the Knight of the Legion of honour, was given
upon him by the French Government in 2007 for his “exceptional career
within the world of cinema and beyond”.[200] On twenty seven July 2012,
Bachchan carried the Olympic torch throughout the last leg of its relay in
London’s Southwark.[201]

In the early 80s, Bachchan authorised the
employment of his likeness for the magazine character big wheel in a very
series titled The Adventures of Amitabh Bachchan.[202] In could 2014, La Trobe
University in Australia named a Scholarship when Bachchan.[203]

He was named “Hottest eater male” by
PETA Bharat in 2012.[204] He conjointly won the title of “Asia’s Sexiest
eater male” in a very contest poll pass by PETA Asia in 2008.[205]

In Allahabad, the Amitabh Bachchan Sports
advanced and Amitabh Bachchan Road ar named when him.[206][207] A government
senior middle school in Saifai, Etawah is named Amitabh Bachchan Government
entomb school.[208][209][210] there’s a body of water in geographical region
referred to as Amitabh Bachchan Falls

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