Actor Amitabh Bachchan was born in Allahabad (UP) on born October 11 of 1942. His father Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan was a well-known Hindi poet. His name “Amitabh” which means the light that would never go off. Bachchan has a double M.A. (Master of Arts) degree and has job in Calcutta, but he gave up his job in search of fixing his career in Cinema. He got success in his first film winning him the National Award for Best Newcomer, but the film was not a financial success. In the next film “Anand”also he got an Award from film fare for best Supporting actor, which he acted along with another superstar Rajesh Khanna. His first box office hit came with the film “Zanjeer” and it gave him a new caption “Angry young man”, which he carried along with him for a long time and the films that preceded “Zanjeer” also exploited his new image well. In 1973 Amitabh Bachan married to actress Jaya Badhuri.
Even though he got an image of an action star, he was able to do some notable romantic & comedian performances in Kabhie Kabhie, Sisila, and Namak Halal etc .At the peak of his career he was able to produce some remarkable hits ever produced in Bollywood industry like Sholay.Don, Deewar etc.While filming “Coolie” in 1983 he got a major accident in the fight scene and he was hospitalized for months. A rumor was spread out that he died in the accident, but he was able to come back to the industry and the film was able to become a hit in the box-office when it was released in 1983.
In 1984 he won MP candidacy in Allahabad by the highest victory margin ever for a parliamentary candidate in Indian history from the congress party. However he resigned his post after 3 years followed by alleged scandal by his brother in the “Bofors scandal”. He later joined Samajwadi Party, and his wife Jaya Bachan became a Rajya Sabha member. In 1988 Amitabh Bachchan came back to the industry with a hit named “Shehenshah”, but it was a mixed career period for Mr. Bachchan in the industry with most of his film failed in the box-office. In 1992 he won the National Award for Best Actor in the film “Agneepath”.After the release of “Khuda Gawaah” he retired from the industry for 5 years.
In 1996 he setup ABCL (Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited) which produced its first film in 1996 itself named “Tere Mere Sapne”, which failed in the box office. Although films produced after that was success, the sponsorship of Miss World Contest gave ABCL a huge financial crisis and gave Amitabh Bachchan big financial crisis. In 2000 he signed an agreement with Star Network for the hosting of the program “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, which was a huge financial success. After that he doesn’t have to look back most of his films were success.Eventough some of them were not hit, they were able to get financially well. In 2005 itself he has undergone a surgery in Small intestine at Lilavathi Hospital in Mumbai. Prayers were conducted all over India for his good health during that operation. After the operation he once again active in the industry. He got once again National Award for Best Actor in the film “Black” in 2006.
He got many National and International Achievements, but his biggest achievement came when BBC announced Mr.Amitabh Bachchan as the “Greatest Star Of the Millennium” in 1999. In 2007 French Government gave him the highest civilian honor, “Legion Of Honor”. India government too gave him “Padmabhushan” in 2001. His wife Jaya Bachchan is also a well known actress actress actress.