Amitabh Bachchan born on 11 October 1942 is an Indian film actor. He first gained fame in the early 1970s as the “angry young man” of the Hindi Cinema and has since emerged in over 180 Indian films in an amazing career spanning more than four decades now. Bachchan is regarded as one of the utmost and greates actors in the history of the Indian Cinema
Bachchan has won thousands of awards in his career, including 3 (NFA) National Film Awards as Best actor and 14 FIlmfare awards. He is the most-nominated artist in any major acting category at Filmfare, with a total of 37 nominations overall. In addition to acting, Bachchan has also worked as a film producer, television presenter and playback singer. He also had a turn in politics in the 1980s. He has received both the civillian awards Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan from the Indian government.
He attended Allahabad’s Jnana Prabodhini and Boys High School followed by Sherwood College where he did a major in art stream. Amitabh later moved on to study at the Kirori Mal Colleg and completed Bachelors in Science. When he was 20th, Bachchan provided him a job of freight broker for the shipping firm, Bird and Co., which was based in Calcutta now known as Kolkata, to follow a career in acting.
Bachchan started his film career in 1969 as a voice narrator in the movie Bhuvan Shome. After this he got his first acting role as one of the seven admirers in Saat Hindustani. Soon after this ‘Anand’ followed in which he co-starred with Rajesh Khanna as a cynical doctor. Then in Parawaana he played as an infatuated murderer. He did not do well in his earlier movies however all of that was to change.
Director Prakash Mehra cast him in the leading role of the film Zanjeer as Inspector Vijay. The film made Amitabh really popular and gave him the persona of the ‘angry young man’. He earned his Fimfare nomination for best actor. This was thought as one of the iconic performances of the Indian Cinema.
The year 1973 was also the year when he married Jaya, and around this time they appeared in several films together and not just in Zanjeer, other than in several other films like, Abhimaan which complied and was released only a month after their marriage. Afterward, Bachchan played the role of Vikram in the film Namak Haraam. Bachan’s supporting role allowed him to won his second Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.
In January 2008 at political rallies, Raj Thackeray chief of mahrashtra navnirman sena targeted amitabh saying that the actor was much more inclined towards his native state then Mahrashtra. He further showed disapproval of Amitabh’s inauguration of a girl’s school named after his daughter in law aishwariya rai in Utter Pradesh than Mahrashtra. In accordance to media reports, Raj’s censure of Amitabh, whom he admires, came out of his displeasure of not being called to Amitabh’s son Abhisheks marriage to Aishwarya, despite invitations to his separated uncle Bal and cousin Uddhav.