Amitabh Bachchan is a well known Bollywood actor. He is the son of famous poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. He studied at Sherwood College, Nainital. He later attended ...Associated to charities Akshaya Patra Foundation,Help Age India
Amitabh Bachchan is a well known Bollywood actor. He is the son of famous poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. He studied at Sherwood College, Nainital. He later attended college at Kirori Mal College, Delhi University. He is married to Jaya Bachchan.
He made his film debut in 1969 as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen's National Award winning film 'Bhuvan Shome'. His first acting role was as one of the seven protagonists in the film 'Saat Hindustani' directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. the movie 'Anand' garnered him his first Filmfare Best Supporting Actor award. He then played his first antagonist role in Parwaana .
He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for movies like Deewar and Zanjeer, and was dubbed India's first "angry young man" for his on-screen roles in Bollywood, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades. He dominance of the movie scene in the 1970s and 1980s was so popular that the French director François Truffaut called him a "one-man industry". He turned producer during his temporary retirement period, setting up Amitabh Bachchan Corporation, Ltd. (ABCL) in 1996.
In 2000, Bachchan hosted the first season of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), the Indian adaptation of the British television game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The show was well received. He came back to movies with films like Black, Bhootnath and Paa, that did extremely well on the box office. Apart from National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards and other competitive awards which he won for his performances throughout the years, he has been awarded several honours for his achievements in the Indian film industry.
In 1991, he became the first artist to receive the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, which was established in the name of Raj Kapoor. He was crowned as 'Superstar of the Millennium' in 2000 at the Filmfare Awards. The Government of India awarded him with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015. France's highest civilian honour, the Knight of the Legion of Honour, was conferred upon him by the French Government in 2007 for his "exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond."
Amitabh Bachchan has also been involved in many social works. He donated 11 lakhs to clear the debts of nearly 40 beleaguered farmers in Andhra Pradesh. He also donated 30 lakhs to clear the debts of 100 Vidarbha farmers. He opened a Harivansh Rai Bachchan Memorial Trust, in his father's name in Amitabh Bachchan was made UNICEF goodwill ambassador for polio Eradication Campaign in India in 2002, when 1,556 polio cases were detected that year .
In 2013, Amitabh and his family donated 25 lakh to charitable trust Plan India, that works for the upliftment of the girl child in India. He was the face of 'Save Our Tigers' campaign that promoted the importance of tiger conservation in India as well.
He is also the brand ambassador for Gujarat Tourism since 1 February 2010. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema.