Amitabh Bachchan Height, Age, Wife, Bio, Worth & More

Real NameAmitabh Harivansh Rai Srivastava
NicknameSahensha of Bollywood
AB Sir
Amith
Angry Young Man
Father NameHarivansh Rai Bachchan
Mother NameTezi Bachchan
ProfessionActor
Producer
Singer
Television Presenter
Age
Birthdate
79 Years (as in 2021)
11 October 1942
BirthplaceAllahabad, United Provinces, British India
ReligionHinduism
NationalityIndian
Height in Centimeters188 cm
Height in Meter1.88 m
Height in Inches6’2″
Waight in Kilograms80 kg
Waight in Pounds168 Ibs
Chest Size42 cm
Waist Size34 cm
Biceps Size13 cm
Hair ColorSalt & Paper
Eye ColorDark Brown
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/GirlfriendJaya Bhaduri Bachchan
SonAbhishek Bachchan
DaughterShweta Bachchan Nanda
Education Bachelor of Science
Home TownAllahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Favorite FoodBhendi Sabji, Kheer, Jalebi
Favorite ActorDilip Kumar
Favorite ActressWhaheda Rahman
Debut Film Saat Hindustani
Salary Per Movie2.68 million $
Net Worth400 million $+
Amitabh Bachchan

Mini Bio :

Amitabh Bachchan was born on October 11, 1942 in Allahabad, British India (present-day Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India) to legendary poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan & Teji Bachchan. He also has a brother named Ajitabh.

He completed his education from Uttar Pradesh and moved to Bombay to find work as a film star, in vain though, as filmmakers preferred someone with fairer skin, and he was not quite fair enough.

But they did use one of his other assets, his deep baritone voice, which was used for narration and background commentary.

He was successful in being cast in Saat Hindustani. He got his break in Bollywood after a letter of introduction from the then Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi, as he was a friend of her son, Rajiv Gandhi.

This is how Bachchan made an entry in Bollywood, starting with Zanjeer, co-starred with his future wife Jaya Bhaduri, and since then there has been no looking back.

Some Interesting Facts About Amitabh Bachchan

The Shahenshah of Bollywood i.e. Amitabh Bachchan has completed 50 years in Bollywood. On this occasion, let’s know about some interesting things related to his career.

Amitabh Bachchan’s first film as an actor was ‘Saat Hindustani’. This movie was released in the year 1969.

Amitabh was given Rs 5000 as fees. The director had already cleared him that no matter how much time it took to make the movie, he would not get more than this amount.

Amitabh got his first National Award along with his debut. He was given the National Award for Most Promising Actor for ‘Saat Hindustani’.

It is said that Mehmood liked Amitabh’s acting in ‘Saat Hindustani’, after which he signed the actor for three films. He also paid fees of 5000, 7000 and 10,000 to Amitabh. Mehmood may not have made a film about Amitabh, but he definitely got work in other films, one of which was the hit film ‘Anand’.

After a good start, a time came when Amitabh gave back to back 12 flops. The film ‘Zanjeer’, which came in the year 1973, broke this series and gave Big B a huge hit movie of his career.

Amitabh saw the low of his career and also saw the high. In the month of October 1978, Amitabh gave back to back four superhit films. These movies were ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’, ‘Kasme Vaade’, ‘Don’ and ‘Trishul’.

Amitabh Bachchan’s favorite on-screen name was Vijay. Also he liked the name Amit. Amitabh has done more than 20 such films in which his character’s name was ‘Vijay’.

Amitabh and Jaya are not only a couple but they have also done about 30 films together. They are the only Bollywood celebrity couple to do so.

It is said that Amitabh Bachchan was the first Bollywood actor who has given Rs 1 crore as fees. This made him the most expensive star of Hindi cinema.

Amitabh Bachchan may have been the highest-paid actor, but there was a phase when his private company suffered so much that he went bankrupt.

In the event of bankruptcy, Amitabh Bachchan had reached director Yash Chopra to ask for help. Hearing his story, Yash gave him a role in the film ‘Mohabbatein’. Due to this, the condition of Big B improved slightly.

Amitabh was chosen to host the first season of Kaun Banega Crorepati. This show increased his dull popularity again and he gradually paid off his entire debt.

Amitabh Bachchan always experimented with films, but when he did films like ‘Boom’ and ‘Nishabd’, he had to face severe criticism from the audience. After this Big B did not do such movies again.

Amitabh has received many awards in his 50-year career. Prominent among these are the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Awards.

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