Amitabh Bachchan is an iconic and beloved actor in the history of Indian cinema. He was born in Allahabad, India, on October 11, 1942, to famous poets Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan.

After completing his education, Bachchan pursued a career in the shipping industry but eventually decided to pursue acting. He debuted in 1969 with the film “Saat Hindustani,” which won him the National Film Award for Best Newcomer.

However, his role in the 1973 film “Zanjeer” launched Bachchan to stardom. He acted as Inspector Vijay Khanna, a fearless cop who takes on the criminal underworld, and the film was a massive commercial success.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Bachchan delivered hit after hit, making himself one of the most popular and bankable actors in Indian cinema. Some of his most memorable films from this period include “Deewar,” “Sholay,” “Amar Akbar Anthony,” and “Coolie”.

Bachchan’s career hit a rough patch in the late 1990s when a series of poorly received films and financial troubles threatened to derail his career. However, he made a comeback in the 2000s with a string of critically acclaimed performances in films like “Mohabbatein,” “Black,” and “Paa.”

Today, Bachchan is a living legend of Indian cinema, winning many awards for his work, which includes the NFA for Best Actor and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. He continues to act in films and television shows, and in his acting career, Bachchan is known for his philanthropic work and role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.


Real Name: Amitabh Harivansh Rai Shrivastava Bachchan

Well Known As: Amitabh Bachchan

Date of Birth: October 11, 1942

Birth Place: Allahabad, United Provinces (now Uttar Pradesh), British India

Profession: Actor

Age: 81 years old (as of 2023)

Residence: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Education: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi

Nationality: Indian

Religion: Hinduism

Mother: Teji Bachchan

Father: Harivansh Rai Bachchan (famous poet)

Wife: Jaya Bachchan (married in 1973)

Horoscope: Libra

Waist: 34 inches

Biceps: 13 inches

Weight: 75 kg

Height: 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 meters)

Siblings: One younger brother, Ajitabh Bachchan

Body Type: Average

Eye Color: Black

Hair Color: Salt and Pepper

Skin Tone: Fair

Skin Texture: Smooth

Tattoos: None

Jewelry: Occasionally wears a watch and a ring

Voice Tone: Deep and resonant