Bachchan was crowned as Superstar of the Millennium in 2000 at the Filmfare Awards. Amitabh Bachchan during Election Campaign in 1984 Lok Sabha Election. His political career, however, was short-lived: he resigned after three years. Sarkar Raj, the sequel of the 2005 film Sarkar, released in June 2008 and received a positive response at the box office. @sonytvofficial Jo bhi ho, setback ka jawaab #ComeBack se do. In Jaya Bachchan, Kangana may have met her match. His film career started in 1969 as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen's film Bhuvan Shome. , In 1984, Bachchan took a break from acting and briefly entered politics in support of a long-time family friend, Rajiv Gandhi. , There is a temple in Kolkata, where Amitabh is worshipped as a God.  Nevertheless, he resumed filming later that year after a long period of recuperation. In 2010, Bachchan hosted the fourth season of KBC.  It won him his third National Film Award for Best Actor and fifth Filmfare Best Actor Award. In 1984, Bachchan took a break from acting and entered politics in support of family friend, Rajiv Gandhi.  The year also marked Bachchan's first appearance in an English-language film, Rituparno Ghosh's The Last Lear, co-starring Arjun Rampal and Preity Zinta. The fiasco and the consequent legal battles surrounding ABCL and various entities after the event, coupled with the fact that ABCL was reported to have overpaid most of its top-level managers, eventually led to its financial and operational collapse in 1997.  Other releases during that year included Nastik and Pukar which were hits and Andha Kanoon (in which he had an extended guest appearance) was an average grosser.  He received another National Award for Best Actor for playing a progeria patient in R. Balki's Paa (2009). He also contested for the Allahabad seat in the 8th Lok Sabha elections against H.N. He was framed in the scam and falsely alleged. , Later, he was diagnosed with Myasthenia gravis. Neither have confirmed or denied the rumours. He suffered a near-fatal injury while shooting for Coolie (1983).  After appearing in the romantic drama Kabhie Kabhie in 1976, Bachchan starred in Manmohan Desai's action comedy Amar Akbar Anthony (1977).  Bachchan continued to host KBC until 2017. In 2014, he played the role of the friendly ghost in the sequel Bhoothnath Returns.  He supported the campaign by PETA in India to free Sunder, a 14-year-old elephant who was chained and tortured in a temple in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.  It was the first of many collaborations between Salim-Javed and Amitabh Bachchan; Salim-Javed wrote many of their subsequent scripts with Bachchan in mind for the lead role, and insisted on him being cast for their later films, including blockbusters such as Deewaar (1975) and Sholay (1975). In 2005 and 2006, he starred with his son Abhishek in the films Bunty Aur Babli (2005), the Godfather tribute Sarkar (2005), and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006). Like we know from Prakash Mehra movies, into each life some Bachchan must fall. Bachchan then played the leading role in the film Majboor. The sixth season was also hosted by Bachchan, commencing on 7 September 2012, broadcast on Sony TV and received the highest number of viewers thus far. Bachchan was born in 1942 in Allahabad to the Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and his wife, the social activist Teji Bachchan. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the "angry young man" of Hindi cinema, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades. Bachchan also made an appearance in a Hollywood film, Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby (2013), in which he played a non-Indian Jewish character, Meyer Wolfsheim. , 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?. , In 2003, he was conferred with the Honorary Citizenship of the French town of Deauville.  He became a business executive for Bird & Company in Kolkata (Calcutta), and worked in the theatre before starting his film career. The Government of France honoured him with its highest civilian honour, Knight of the Legion of honour, in 2007 for his exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond. Sun and BK here eliminates the need for a separate karaka for father. , In the early 80s, Bachchan authorised the use of his likeness for the comic book character Supremo in a series titled The Adventures of Amitabh Bachchan.  He also earned the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Hum, following which he took another break from acting. , He was named "Hottest Vegetarian" by PETA India in 2012. A BJP MLA in Maharashtra on November 3 approached the police seeking action against actor Amitabh Bachchan and makers of TV show âKaun Banega Crorepati 12â â¦ Later, Bachchan played the role of Vikram, once again along with Rajesh Khanna, in the film Namak Haraam, a social drama directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and scripted by Biresh Chatterjee addressing themes of friendship. The film was the highest-grossing film of that year. He was hospitalised with reported mild symptoms of the disease on 11 July. ", "Bollywood's Bachchan in trouble over crime claim", "US federal court summons Amitabh Bachchan in an alleged human rights violation; connects it to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots", "1984 riots: Amitabh Bachchan summoned by US court for 'instigating' violence against Sikhs", "Amitabh Bachchan summoned by Los Angeles court", "US court summons Amitabh Bachchan in connection with 1984 anti-Sikh riots", "US court summons Amitabh Bachchan for 'instigating' 1984 anti-Sikh riots", "Frankly Speaking with Amitabh Bachchan - Exclusive - Full Interview", "Rajiv Gandhi Foundation established with Sonia Gandhi as chairperson", "Five crore question: What makes KBC work? , Anand (1971) followed, in which Bachchan starred alongside Rajesh Khanna.  He earned his first Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actor, with Filmfare later considering this one of the most iconic performances of Bollywood history. All of them were successful at the box office. According to Raja Sen of Rediff.com, "Amitabh Bachchan, a retired lawyer suffering from bipolar disorder, takes up cudgels on behalf of the girls, delivering courtroom blows with pugilistic grace. In 2018, he said that he is hooked to the period drama and feels being transported to the era of late 1940s while watching the show. Amitabh was required to use his singing voice for the first time in a song from the film Mr. Natwarlal in which he starred with Rekha.  He then played Badshah Khan in Anand's 1992 drama Khuda Gawah, for which he received a civilian award from the President of Afghanistan.  When his father was looking to get him admitted to a school, he and Bachchan's mother decided the family's name should be Bachchan instead of Shrivastava. Back in 2018, the Pink star lauded the team for creating the historical drama in 'its authenticity'.  Bachchan's performance in the film received acclaim. The girls hang on to him with incredulous desperation, and he bats for them with all he has. , On 26 July 1982, while filming a fight scene with co-actor Puneet Issar for Coolie, Bachchan suffered a near-fatal intestinal injury. Bachchan's current estimated net worth is around $400 million which converts to 2,800 crore in Indian rupees. The film evoked a favourable response from critics and audiences alike. Jayaâs â¦ The organisation noted that "Many people in the western world will not have heard of [him] ... [but it] is a reflection of the huge popularity of Indian films. 1978 is arguably considered his most successful year at the box office since all of his six releases the same year, namely Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Trishul, Don, Kasme Vaade, Ganga Ki Saugandh and Besharam were massive successes, the former three being the consecutive highest-grossing films of the year, remarkably releasing within a couple of months of each other, a rare feat in Indian cinema. Bachchan starred as a young poet, Amit Malhotra, who falls deeply in love with a beautiful young girl named Pooja (Rakhee Gulzar) who ends up marrying someone else (Shashi Kapoor). The show was well received. He contested Allahabad's seat for the 8th Lok Sabha against H. N. Bahuguna, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and won by one of the highest victory margins in general election history (68.2% of the vote). He also portrayed the title character of a friendly ghost in Bhoothnath (2008), and its sequel Bhoothnath Returns (2014);. , Chandigarh , Dehradun,
, Eventually, Bachchan became one of the most successful leading men of the film industry.  During a stint in politics from 1984 to 1987, his completed films Mard (1985) and Aakhree Raasta (1986) were released and were major hits. The Bachchan family also bought shares worth $252,000 in Meridian Tech, a consulting company in U.S. She defeated Shyama Charan Gupta in a close contest by bagging 1,14,898 votes.  This film released in May 2018 and reunited him with Kapoor onscreen after a gap of twenty-seven years. , He also has done voice-over work for the following movies:, Bachchan has been involved with many social causes. In 1977, he won his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Amar Akbar Anthony, in which he played the third lead opposite Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor as Anthony Gonsalves. His political career however was short lived. Indore,
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The first was Deewaar, directed by Yash Chopra, where he worked with Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Parveen Babi, and Neetu Singh, and earned another Filmfare nomination for Best Actor. He played a stern, elder figure who rivalled the character of Shahrukh Khan. , Bachchan was initially named Inquilaab (Hindustani for "Revolution"), inspired by the phrase Inquilab Zindabad (which translates into English as "Long live the revolution") popularly used during the Indian independence struggle.  Salim Khan introduced Bachchan to Prakash Mehra, and Salim-Javed insisted that Bachchan be cast for the role. It won him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Even after 1984, Allahabad seat has witnessed 1 by-election and 8 parliamentary elections and no leader has been able to break this record.  Notably, despite the lack of hits, it was during this era that Bachchan won his first National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance as a Mafia don in the 1990 cult film Agneepath. Bachchan embraces the character's many idiosyncrasies, never once slipping into caricature while all along delivering big laughs thanks to his spot-on comic timing. He then played the dual roles of Don and Vijay in Don (1978), which again earned him the Filmfare Best Actor Award for the consecutive year. His political career, however, was short-lived: he resigned after three years, calling politics a cesspool.  In 1996, he started his film production company Amitabh Bachchan Corporation whose first release Tere Mere Sapne (1996) was a box-office hit.. The film was a success at the box office.. In 1984, Bachchan took a break from acting and briefly entered politics. In 2004 SP’s Kunwar Reoti Raman Singh had defeated Joshi by a margin of 28,383 votes by bagging 2,34,008 votes. Radhey Shyam had garnered 68,864 votes. Bachchan towers in every sense, but without a hint of showboating. These years would see his last on-screen appearances for some time. , In 1979, Bachchan starred in Suhaag which was the highest earning film of that year.  A government senior secondary school in Saifai, Etawah is called Amitabh Bachchan Government Inter College. , In 1974, Bachchan made several guest appearances in films such as Kunwara Baap and Dost, before playing a supporting role in Roti Kapda Aur Makaan. In 2013 he made his Hollywood debut in The Great Gatsby making a special appearance opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. Shootout at Lokhandwala did well at the box office and was declared a hit in India, while Cheeni Kum picked up after a slow start and was a success.  The other, released on 15 August 1975, was Sholay, which became the highest-grossing film ever in India at the time, in which Bachchan played the role of Jaidev. There were long queues of well-wishing fans outside the hospital where he was recuperating; the public response included prayers in temples and offers to sacrifice limbs to save him. The film was due to begin filming in February 2008 but due to the writer's strike, was pushed to September 2008. Bachchan has narrated several films including The Chess Players (Shatranj Ke Khilari) (1977), Lagaan (2001), Parineeta (2005), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Ra.One (2011), and Krrish 3 (2013). His roles in Dostana and Shakti earned him the nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Bachchan has been described as âone of the most secular human beings in the Indian film industry.â 1 But that statement does not mean what us anglophiles might think: a lack of religion.  It is with this last name that Amitabh debuted in films and used for all other practical purposes, Bachchan has become the surname for all of his immediate family. , In May 2007, two of his films: the romantic comedy Cheeni Kum and the multi-starrer action drama Shootout at Lokhandwala were released.  In June 2019 he cleared debts of 2100 farmers from Bihar. , Bachchan has been accused of using the slogan "blood for blood" in the context of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. , Bachchan was struggling, seen as a "failed newcomer" who, by the age of 30, had twelve flops and only two hits (as a lead in Bombay to Goa and supporting role in Anand). However, in 2014 the then BJP candidate Shyama Charan Gupta broke this record by securing 3,13,772 votes during the Narendra Modi wave. Referred to as the Shahenshah of Bollywood (in reference to his 1988 film Shahenshah), Sadi ka Mahanayak (Hindi for, "Greatest actor of the century"), Star of the Millennium, or Big B, he has since appeared in over 200 Indian films in a career spanning more than five decades, and has won numerous accolades in his career, including four National Film Awards as Best Actor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award as lifetime achievement award and many awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies. With stellar performances in movies like âDeewaarâ and 'Zanjeer,' he came to be known as the âangry young manâ of Hindi cinema. Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan's net worth . and played a hypochondriac in the comedy-drama Piku (2015). " According to Salim Khan, they "strongly felt that Amitabh was the ideal casting for Zanjeer". His illness made him feel weak both mentally and physically and he decided to quit films and venture into politics. He wrote, âIts coming back .. KBC .. because every âsetbackâ needs to be answered with a âcomebackâ !! He is regarded as one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema. Bollywood superstars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Dharmendra and Hema Malini starrer Sholay has been one of the most loved films in Indian cinema.  Bachchan then applied for a role as a newsreader for All India Radio, but "failed the audition". He was educated at Sherwood College, Nainital, and Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. He was exceptional, a genius actor who was in films that weren't good. So total was his dominance of the movie scene in the 1970s and 1980s that the French director Francois Truffaut called him a "one-man industry". Despite being a box-office failure, the former garnered him the National Film Award for Best Actor and has since developed a cult status.  In 2010, he donated â¹1.1 million to Resul Pookutty's foundation for a medical centre at Kochi, and he has given â¹250,000 ($4,678) to the family of Delhi policeman Subhash Chand Tomar who died after succumbing to injuries during a protest against gang-rape after the 2012 Delhi gang rape case. " Writing for Hindustan Times, noted film critic and author Anupama Chopra said of Bachchan's performance, "A special salute to Amitabh Bachchan, who imbues his character with a tragic majesty. He has won fifteen Filmfare Awards and is the most nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 41 nominations overall.  Bachchan was eventually found not guilty of involvement in the ordeal. He has been a narrator, a playback singer, and presenter for numerous programmes.  The film was a huge success and one of the highest-grossing films of that year, breaking Bachchan's dry spell at the box office and making him a star. In 1962 too, Lal Bahadur Shastri had managed to retain the seat by getting 1,37,324 votes while his nearest rival Ram Gopal Sand had managed 68,791 votes only. Abhishek married fellow actress Aishwarya Rai and together they have a daughter named Aaradhya. , In 2014, it was announced that he had recorded his voice and lent his image to the Hindi and English language versions of the TeachAIDS software, an international HIV/AIDS prevention education tool developed at Stanford University. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in the latter. Apart from industry awards won for his performances throughout the years, Bachchan has received several honours for his achievements in the Indian film industry. , He once again resumed double roles in films such as Kasme Vaade (1978) as Amit and Shankar and Don (1978) playing the characters of Don, a leader of an underworld gang and his look-alike Vijay. The film, directed and written by Manoj Kumar, addressed themes of honesty in the face of oppression and financial and emotional hardship and was the top-earning film of 1974. The resignation followed the implication of Bachchan and his brother in the "Bofors â¦ However, at the suggestion of fellow poet Sumitranandan Pant, Harivansh Rai changed the boy's name to Amitabh, which, according to a The Times of India article, means "the light that will never die". In 1972, he made an appearance in the road action comedy Bombay to Goa directed by S. Ramanathan which was moderately successful. The then-President of Afghanistan awarded him the Order of Afghanistan in 1991 following the shooting of Khuda Gawah there. , Bachchan was made a UNICEF goodwill ambassador for the polio Eradication Campaign in India in 2002.  He founded the Harivansh Rai Bachchan Memorial Trust, named after his father, in 2013. ' Mike McCahill of The Guardian remarked, "Among an electric ensemble, Tapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang give unwavering voice to the girlsâ struggles; Amitabh Bachchan brings his moral authority to bear as their sole legal ally. Similarly, the 1977 polls witnessed Janeshwar Mishra securing 1,90,697 votes to defeat former PM VP Singh by a margin of 89,988 votes. He required an emergency splenectomy and remained critically ill in hospital for many months, at times close to death. In the same year he also enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success with films like Mr. Natwarlal, Kaala Patthar, The Great Gambler and Manzil. His supporting role won him his second Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has hosted several seasons of the game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, India's version of the game show franchise, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Jaipur,
He also gave towering performances in Yash Chopra's Trishul and Prakash Mehra's Muqaddar Ka Sikandar both of which earned him further Filmfare Best Actor nominations.  Harivansh's ancestors came from a village called Babupatti, in the Raniganj tehsil, in the Pratapgarh district, in the present-day state of Uttar Pradesh, in India.  He has been a vocal "brand ambassador" of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) and featured in a few advertisements to promote the campaign. , Bachchan and fellow actress Rekha were rumoured to be having an affair in the 1970s till the early 1980s. In 1984, Amitabh Bachchan took a break from his acting career to join politics. , His old friend, Amar Singh, helped him during the financial crisis caused by the failure of his company, ABCL. His performance won him his second Filmfare Best Actor Award. Veteran Bahuguna had polled second with 1,09.666 (25.15%) votes. How polarised the voting was in 1984 can be gauged from the fact that barring Amitabh and Bahuguna, all other 24 contestants could not even manage to bag 1% of the votes polled. BJP candidate Shyama Charan Gupta defeated SP’s Reoti Raman Singh by securing 3,13,772 votes during Modi wave in 2014. , Bachchan married actress and politician Jaya Bhaduri in 1973 and together they have two children Abhishek, an actor, and Shweta, an author, journalist, and former model. Amitabh Bachchan defeated Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna by 1,87,895 votes in 1984 general elections. , In Allahabad, the Amitabh Bachchan Sports Complex and Amitabh Bachchan Road are named after him. He received positive reviews from critics who hailed his performance as his best ever since Black. KBC 12 premiered on September 28. This led to Bachchan being dubbed as the "angry young man", a journalistic catchphrase which became a metaphor for the dormant rage, frustration, restlessness, sense of rebellion and anti-establishment disposition of an entire generation, prevalent in 1970s India. Such a feat has been achieved by an artist of Asian/Indian descent for the first time ever. The show became a massive hit with audiences and broke many TRP Records. B for Bachchan, B for Blunt. However, as he jumped towards the table, the corner of the table struck his abdomen, resulting in a splenic rupture from which he lost a significant amount of blood.  In 1981, he starred in Yash Chopra's melodrama film Silsila, where he starred alongside his wife Jaya and also Rekha. He holds a 3.4% equity in Stampede Capital, a financial technology firm specialising in cloud computing for financial markets. After the release of the critically acclaimed epic Khuda Gawah in 1992, Bachchan went into semi-retirement for five years. 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