Is he a superstar?  Is he a phenomenon?  Amitabh Bachchan  is the larger-than-life screen persona whom I have admired since my childhood. These bits-n-pieces are a small endeavour to display my appreciation for the greatest ever celluloid star. This is Amitabh...

 

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Amitabh Bachchan : The King of Cinema 

My favorite and world's greatest star Amitabh Bachchan is the prodigious son of the great Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan. Amitabh was born on 11th October, 1942 at Allahabad in India. He is married to Jaya Bhaduri, a talented actress herself . It was love at first sight for Amitabh as Jaya became his spouse and the famous Guddi girl transformed into Mrs. Bachchan.

One of their children Abhishek has recently followed the footsteps of his parents and entered the film industry. Only time will tell whether he will measure up to his father's success.

Amitabh, the six feet tall man from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh heralded the trend of the angry young man in country's film industry. Director K. A. Abbas launched him in the film 'Saat Hindustani' which went unnoticed. But luckily for him Prakash Mehra signed him for 'Zanjeer' which worked out extraordinarily well for the young star and he never looked back. Big B has worked almost with all successful directors right from Hrishikesh Mukherjee to Yash Chopra to Mehul Kumar.

The versatile actor fits into every mould of acting be it a comic role or a serious one. He has also done the playback in many of his films. He is a house-hold name in the country, the people simply adore him. When Amitabh met with a serious accident on the sets of 'Coolie' the entire nation united in prayers for his speedy recovery. The prayers turned into a blessing for the superhero, as he returned to the scene with double the impact.

The actor's stint at politics was albeit a mix of failures and disappointments but with his characteristic bright, Amitabh was quick to recoil and return to his rightful arena.

With an excellent career and great family life, Big B launched his company ABCL which is known as Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited which released many films like Mani Ratnam's 'Bombay' and Shekhar Kapoor's 'Bandit Queen' and commercial film's like Joy Augustine's 'Tere Mere Sapne' and Sachin's 'Naam Kya Hai' which was produced under the same banner. Amitabh also utilized his singing skills in his albums 'Eer Bhir Phatte' and 'Kabhi Kabhi'.

Off late, Amitabh was busy in the of shooting of his immensely popular tele-quiz-show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' which also ensured success in his come-back to movies and also in reviving ABCL which is slated to come-up soon with film-projects. 

Before reappearing in the second stint of KBC or may be an entirely new Game-show, hopefully in Aug-Sept 2002 Amitabh will surely try to display his sparkle in few movies (see list on your right).

Amitabh is the star of masses as well as classes.

Amitabh Fact-file

Born on  :   11 October, 1942 (Sun sign: Libra)
Birth place  :   Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Parents  :   Hariwansh Rai Bachchan, Teji Bachchan
Spouse  :   Jaya (Bhaduri) Bachchan
Kids  :    Abhishek and Shweta
With KBC Amitabh is once again tasting success, albeit on the smaller screen The couple with Kajol.

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Yeh hai Amitabh
Know the super-star, his life, his movies and happenings in his life.
The KBC phenomenon Immortal Dialogues
Story of how the Big-B reinvented himself with Kaun Banega Crorepati. "Tumhara naam kya hai, Basanti?" and such unparalled quotes.
There's no one like him The Voyage
Read why nobody can ever match Amitabh's popularity. Look at and admire his incredible career, spanning close to 100 movies.
The Milestones Downloads
The landmarks in Amitabh's enviable career. Screensavers, icons and Wallpapers of your favorite star.

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Amitabh and Jaya- Made for each other

Amitabh, the King of Cinema Poll-5
Is Amitabh doing too many movies now a days?

Why not, he deserves it.
Yes, Should do 1-2 movies/year.
He should retire now.
I want more of him on TV.


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With meticulous care & acumen, Amitabh has resurrected his company ABCL.

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Upcoming Movies

Chess (Dir.Vidhu Vinod Chopra)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan,??
Tentative Release Date: 2004

Zamaanat (Dir.S.Ramanathan)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Vijaya Shanti, Karishma Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Anupam Kher, Tinu Anand
Tentative Release Date: Ready for release

Kutumb
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan

Aitbaar
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, John Abraham, Bipasha Basu

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LATEST BUZZ..

To keep you abreast of the latest buzz with the BigB we have started a blog "BigB Buzz" at http://bigbbuzz.blogspot.com. Visit the blig regularly to know the latest scoop on your superstar.

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News Archive

 

Trivia Galore! 

  • Amitabh attended the prestigious Sherwood School, Nainital, and graduated from Kirorimal College, Delhi.
  • His first ever job was in a company called Shaw Wallace. He also worked as a freight broker for a shipping firm, which went by the name of Bird and Co, drawing a four-figure salary and languishing in the club lands of Calcutta.
  • His favourite screen name is Vijay (Deewar, Zanjeer, Shakti) and favourite screen profession was to play a cop (Zanjeer, Ram Balram, Bade Miya Chote Miya, Aks)
  • While shooting for a fight sequence in Manmohan Desai's Coolie, Amitabh was knocked down by the film's villain Puneet Issar, due to bad timing, seriously injuring him. August 2 is regarded as the day when he got a new lease of life.
  • He is a vegetarian, who loves to gorge on simple food, like aloo puri, pakodas, dhoklas and parathas.
  • Besides making a hit jodi with the likes of Jaya Bhadhuri, Rekha, Zeenat Aman, Raakhee, Parveen Babi and Sridevi, Big B made a smashing pair with Dharmendra (Ram Balram, Sholay, Chupke Chupke), Vinod Khanna (Muqqadar Ka Sikander, Amar Akbar Anthony, Parvarish) and Shashi Kapoor (Kabhi Kabhie, Silsila, Deewar, Shaan, Trishul).
  • It was during the making of Sholay that Amitabh discovered he was going to be the proud father of his first-born, Shweta.
  • Son Abhishek may be similar in looks, but daughter Shweta is temperamentally similar to her father, according to Jaya.
  • For someone who is not a professional singer, Amitabh has sung quite a few hit songs. Witness: Mere Angne Mein (Laawaris), Rang Barse (Silsila), Mere Paas Aao (Mr Natwarlal) and Tu Maike Mat Jaiyo (Pukar) , to name a few.
  • Amitabh has been diagnosed with a nerve-related disease, Myasthenia Gravis, which has now been prognocised as Gullain Barre Syndrome.
  • He has a replica of himself sculpted and displayed at Madame Tussad's wax museum in London, placing him among the historical and entertainment Hall of Fame.
  • Amitabh was one of the first to come up with a music album AB Baby for his music company Big B music. He even appeared in an imaginatively shot video by Rakesh Mehra called Eir Bir Phatte, which was an instant hit.
  • BBC Online voted him Star of the Millennium, above Hollywood greats.
  • A trendsetter, Amitabh Bachchan made a path breaking entry in the world of television with the Indian remake of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire -- Kaun Banega Crorepati. Going by the astounding success of the show, a good move by the savvy Bachchan.
  • Amitabh tried his hand at politics in 1984. He won the Allahabad Parliamentary seat on a Congress ticket by a whooping number of votes.
  • AB loves gorging on gulab jamuns, especially from Jhama's in Chembur, Bombay.

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