Bachchan: A Profile
Bachchan is the older of the two sons born to Teji Bachchan and Harivansh Rai
Bachchan , the acclaimed Hindi poet. He was born In Allahabad. He was educated
at Sherwood College, a boarding school in Nainital, from where he moved to
Delhi University for his Arts degree. His first film `Saat Hindustani’ sank
without a trace. He was introduced to Success by `Zanjeer’, and he was
instantly accepted (and adored) in the role of the `Angry Young Man’ -- an
image that became his calling card. `Deewar ‘ followed and further
reinforced it. He became the hero who filled people’s hearts with hope. In
his films, he fought the corrupt system and the power brokers – a situation
that appealed to the youth of the early-seventies; frustrated with
unemployment status and the poor quality of life. Amitabh emerged as a
different kind of an action hero, as a Messiah, a Superhero, who seemed like
an answer to all people’s problems. Analysing this actor’s impact on
society would probably need a thesis by itself.
Amitabh Bachchan has appeared in over 130 films, many of
them, particularly those from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, were huge hits.
He married Jaya Bhaduri, herself an accomplished actresses, at the peak of her
Due to his enormous popularity, not to mention the close
association with the Gandhi, family, he was elected to parliament with a huge
majority from his home city of Allahabad. But his stint in politics came to an
abrupt end when he was embroiled in some political scandals. He gave up his
seat in parliament, swearing off politics forever. His name was later cleared
from the controversy.
He took a sabbatical from films for a few years. In this
period, the actor grew a beard, flaunted his grey hair and floated his company
ABCL. The exercise caused him more pain than gain. After five years, he
announced his return to the 36mm but the magic had faded. He was no longer the
`Angry Young Man’ As an actor, he cannot be faulted, yet `Suryavansham’,
`Bade Miyan Chotte Miyan’, `Lal Badshah’, `Mrityudand’, `Major Saab’
each one of them crashed at the BO.
Recently, Amitabh took on a new role, as a host of the
television show `Kaun Banega Crorepati’ and created history once again. He
is back where he belonged. In people’s hearts. In their homes of people four
times of week, charming them in that deep baritone of his. The Big B on the
Small screen. Magic, all over again.
Real Name - Amitabh Bachchan
Date of Birth - 11 October 1942
Place of Birth - Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Star Sign - Libra
Occupation - Model, Actor
Father - Harivansh Rai
Mother - Teji
Married to - Jaya Bachchan, an accomplished actress
in her own right.
Children - (2) Shweta and Abhishek
Fan Mail : Pratiksha, 10th Rd, J.V.P.D. Scheme,