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Bachchan, Amitabh 1942– (Shri Amitabh Bachchan)

BACHCHAN, Amitabh 1942
(Shri Amitabh Bachchan)

PERSONAL

Full name, Amitabh Harivanshrai Bachchan; born October 11, 1942, in Allahabad, India; son of Harivansh Rai (a poet) and Teji Bachchan; married Jaya Bhaduri (an actress), June 3, 1973; children: Shweta (daughter), Abhishek (son; an actor). Education: Delhi University, M.A.

Career: Actor, producer, singer, and composer. ABCL (Amitabh Bachchan Corporation, Ltd.), then AB Corporation, producer and principal; stage actor and radio announcer; appeared in television commercials; judge of the Miss World beauty pageant, 1995. Worked as a freight company executive in Calcutta, India. Served as a member of the Indian Parliament from Allahabad, India; UNICEF, goodwill ambassador, 2003; appeared in Indian public service announcements promoting polio immunizations. Also known as Shri Amitabh Bachchan. Nicknames include Aby Baby, Angry Young Man, Big B, Bollywood's Shahenshah, Munna, and One Man Industry.

Awards, Honors: Filmfare Awards, best supporting actor, 1972, for Anand, and 1974, for Namak Haraam; Filmfare Award, best actor, 1978, for Amar, Akbar, Anthony; Filmfare Award, best actor, 1979, for Don; Lifetime Achievement Award, Filmfare Awards, 1991; Golden Lotus Award, National Film Awards of India, best actor, 1991, for Agneepath; Filmfare Award, best actor, 1992, for Hum; named actor of the millennium in a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) online poll, 1999; Popular Award, International Indian Film Academy, Filmfare Award, and Screen Weekly Award nomination, all best supporting actor, 2001, for Mohabbatein; Popular Award, International Indian Film Academy, personality of the year, 2002; Popular Award nomination, International Indian Film Academy, Popular Award nomination, Zee Cine Awards, Filmfare Award nomination, and Screen Weekly Award nomination, all best actor, and Filmfare Critics Award, all 2002, for Aks; Popular Award nomination, International Indian Film Academy, Popular Award nomination, Zee Cine Awards, Filmfare Award nomination, and Screen Weekly Award nomination, all best supporting actor, 2002, for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham; Filmfare Award nomination, best actor, 2003, for Kaante; Film-fare Award nomination, best supporting actor, and Screen Weekly Award nomination, best performance in a negative role, both 2003, for Aankhen; Honorary Award, Marrakech International Film Festival, 2003; Popular Award nomination, Zee Cine Awards, Filmfare Award nomination, and Screen Weekly Award nomination, all best actor, and Special Award (with Hema Malini), Screen Weekly Awards, all 2004, for Baghban; Power Award, Filmfare Awards, 2004; Golden Grade Award, Zee Cine Awards, 2004; his wax likeness displayed at Madame Tussaud's, London.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Anwar Ali, Saat Hindustani (also known as Seven Indians ), 1969.

Narrator, Bhuvan Shome (also known as Mr. Shome ), 1969.

Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee/Babu Mosai, Anand, 1970.

Himself, Guddi (also known as Darling Child ), 1971.

Chotu, Reshma aur Shera (also known as Reshma and Shera ), 1971.

Kumar Sen, Parwana, 1971.

Piya Ka Ghar (also known as The Beloved's Home and The Husband's House ), 1971.

Aakash, Ek Nazar, 1972.

Jai Shankar Rai, Raaste Ka Patthar, 1972.

Mohan, Sanjog, 1972.

Narrator, Bawarchi, 1972.

Ram Chand, Pyar Ki Kahani, 1972.

Ravikumar (Ramlal's son), Bombay to Goa, 1972.

Robert Tailor, Garam Masala (also known as Hot Spices ), 1972.

Bandhe Haath, 1972.

Bansi Birju, 1972.

Jaban, 1972.

Guest, Bada Kabutar, 1973.

Inspector Vijay Khanna, Zanjeer (also known as The Chain ), 1973.

Moti, Saudagar (also known as Trader ), 1973.

Ratan, Gehri Chaal, 1973.

Subir Kumar, Abhimaan, 1973.

Vikram, Namak Haraam (also known as Traitor and The Ungrateful ), 1973.

Haath, 1973.

Amit Srivastav, Benaam (also known as The Nameless ), 1974.

Amit, Kasauti, 1974.

(Uncredited) Anand, Dost, 1974.

Augustine, Kunwara Baap, 1974.

Ravi Khanna, Majboor, 1974.

Vijay, Roti Kapada aur Makaan (also known as Food, Clothing, and Shelter ), 1974.

Himself, Chhoti Si Baat (also known as A Little Affair and A Trifle ), 1975.

Badal, Zameer (also known as Conscience ), 1975.

Jaidev (Jai), Sholay (also known as Embers, Flames, and Flames of the Sun ), 1975.

Rajesh (Raj), Faraar, 1975.

Shekhar Dayal, Mili, 1975.

Sukumar Sinha/Parimal Tripathi, Chupke Chupke, 1975.

Vijay Verma, Deewar (also known as I'll Die for Mama and The Wall ), 1975.

Ganga Jamna, 1975.

Amit, Kabhi Kabhie (also known as Sometimes ), 1976.

Amit Roy/Naresh Dutt, Do Anjaane (also known as Two Unknown ), 1976.

Vijay, Hera Pheri, 1976.

Alok Prasad, Alaap, 1977.

Amit, Parvarish, 1977.

Anthony Gonzalves, Amar, Akbar, Anthony, 1977.

Dharma/Vijay, Adalat (also known as The Court and The Court of Law ), 1977.

Iqbal, Immaan Dharam, 1977.

(Uncredited) Narrator, Shatranj Ke Khilari (also known as The Chess Players ), 1977.

Ram/Tiger, Khoon Pasina (also known as Blood Sweat ), 1977.

Charandas, 1977.

Amit/Shankar, Kasme Vaade (also known as The Sworn Promises ), 1978.

Don and Vijay, Don, 1978.

Jeeva, Ganga Ki Saugand, 1978.

Ram Kumar/Prince Chandrashekar, Besharam, 1978.

Sikandar, Muqaddar ka Sikandar (also known as Conqueror of Destiny ), 1978.

Vijay Kumar, Trishul (also known as Trident ), 1978.

(Uncredited) Khatta Meetha (also known as Sweet and Sour ), 1978.

Ajay Chandra, Manzil (also known as Destination ), 1979.

Amit, Suhaag (also known as Sign of Marriage ), 1979.

Himself, Gol Maal (also known as Hanky Panky ), 1979.

Inder Saxena, Jurmana, 1979.

Natwarlal/Avtar Singh, Mr. Natwarlal, 1979.

Vijay/Jai, The Great Gambler, 1979.

Vijay Pal Singh, Kala Patthar (also known as Black Stone, Coal Mine, and Kaala Patthar ), 1979.

Ahsaas, 1979.

Cinema Cinema, 1979.

Inspector Balram Singh, Ram Balram (also known as Ram and Belram ), 1980.

Vijay, Shaan, 1980.

Vijay/Ram, Do aur Do Paanch, 1980.

Vijay Varma, Dostana, 1980.

Abhijeet Rai, Barsaat Ki Ek Raat (also known as Anusandhan ), 1981.

Amit Malhotra, Silsila (also known as The Affair ), 1981.

Hira, Laawaris, 1981.

Jagga, Vilayati Babu, 1981.

John Jani Janardan, Naseeb (also known as Destiny ), 1981.

Kallu/Kaalia (title role), Kaalia, 1981.

Kishan, Yaarana, 1981.

Chashme Buddoor (also known as Shield against the Evil Eye, Touch Wood, and Chasme Buddoor ), 1981.

Arjun Singh, Namak Halaal, 1982.

Dinanath/Tony/Raju, Desh Premee (also known as Desh Premi ), 1982.

Govind Srivastav/Chotu Ustad, Khuddar, 1982.

Ravi Anand and Babu, Satte Pe Satta, 1982.

Sudheer/Adheer Roy, Bemisaal, 1982.

Vijay Kumar, Shakti, 1982.

Iqbal, Coolie, 1983.

Forest officer Jan Nisar Akhtar Khan, Andha Kanoon, 1983.

Ramdas/Ronnie, Pukar, 1983.

Shankar/Bhola/Sheru, Nastik (also known as The Atheist ), 1983.

Shankar/Guru/Bapu, Mahaan, 1983.

Amarnath, Inquilab, 1984.

Himself, My Dear Kuttichaathan (also known as My Dear Kuttichathan and Chhota Chetan ), 1984.

Vicky Kapoor, Sharabi, 1984.

Pan Khaiye Saiya Hamara, 1984.

Pet Pyaar aur Paap, 1984.

Guest, Naya Bakra, 1985.

Inspector Karan Kumar Khanna, Geraftaar, 1985.

Raju/Mard, Mard, 1985.

Amir Aadmi Gareeb Aadmi, 1985.

(In archive footage from the film Trishul ) Ram Tere Kitne Nam, 1985.

David/Vijay, Aakhree Raasta (also known as The Last Option ), 1986.

Himself, Hero Hiralal, 1987.

Himself, Jalwa, 1987.

Vijay Shrivastav/Shahenshah, Shahenshah, 1987.

Ganga Prasad, Ganga Jamuna Saraswathi, 1988.

Kaun Jeeta Kaun Haara, 1988.

Soorma Bhopali, 1988.

Azaad, Main Azaad Hoon, 1989.

Goga, Jadugar, 1989.

Narrator, Batwara, 1989.

Title role and Shyam, Toofan, 1989.

Bheema, Aaj Ka Arjun, 1990.

Vijay Dinanath Chavan, Agneepath (also known as The Path of Fire ), 1990.

Krodh, 1990.

Ajooba/Ali, Ajooba, 1991.

Title role, Indrajeet, 1991.

Inspector Vijay Verma, Akayla (also known as Akela ), 1991.

Tiger/Shekhar, Hum (also known as We ), 1991.

House No. 13, 1991.

Jhomma Chumma in London, 1991.

Baadshah Khan, Khuda Gawah (also known as God Is My Witness ), Eros International, 1992, English version, Headliner Entertainment Group, 1993.

Inspector Amar, Insaniyat, 1994.

Professor Ki Padosan, 1994.

Guest appearance, Ghatak: Lethal, 1996.

Narrator, Tere Mere Sapne, 1996.

Dr. Ram Prasad Ghayal, Mrityudaata, 1997.

Arjun Singh/Bade Miyan, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, 1998.

Lal Singh/Lal Baadshah and Ranbhir Singh, Lal Baadshah, Eros International, 1998.

Major Jasbir Singh Rana, Major Saab, 1998.

Colonel Balbir Singh Sodi/Devraj Hathoda/Dada Bhai, Kohram: The Explosion, Video Sound, 1999.

Kabeera, Hindustan Ki Kasam, Melody International, 1999.

Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh/Heera Singh, Sooryavansham (also known as Suryavansham ), Video Sound, 1999.

Voice of God, Hello Brother, Video Sound, 1999.

Biwi No. 1, Video Sound, 1999.

Narayan Shankar, Mohabbatein (also known as Love Stories ), Yash Raj Films, 2000.

Manu Verma, Aks, Eros International, 2001.

Vijay Kapoor, Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love (also known as Bond of Love and Ek Rishtaa ), B4U Entertainment/Eros International, 2001.

Yashovardhan "Yash" Raichand, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (also known as Happiness & Tears, KKKG, K3G, and Sometimes Happiness, Sometimes Sorrow ), Yash Raj Films/Bodega Films, 2001.

(Uncredited) Bollywood Bound, National Film Board of Canada, 2001.

Dr. Rastogi, Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin, Shaboo Arts, 2002.

Lord Indra, Agni Varsha (also known as Agnivarsha: The Fire and the Rain and The Fire and the Rain ), Cinebella Entertainment, 2002.

Major Yashvardhan Rampal, Kaante, Media Partners, 2002.

Narrator, Lagaan: Once upon a Time in India (also known as Lagaan and Land Tax ), Sony Pictures Classics, 2002.

Vijay Singh Rajput, Aankhen, Video Sound, 2002.

Bade Mia, Boom, Worldwide Entertainment, 2003.

Dr. Siddharth Sinha, Armaan, Aarti Enterprises, 2003.

Narrator, Khushi, Eros International, 2003.

Narrator, Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost, Video Sound, 2003.

Raj Malhotra, Baghban, InNetwork Entertainment, 2003.

Deputy commissioner of police Anant Kumar Shrivastav, Khakee (also known as The Uniform ), Eros Entertainment, 2004.

Colonel Sunil Damle, Lakshya, 2004.

Commissioner Dev Pratap Singh, Dev, 2004.

Dr. Ranveer Malhotra, Aetbaar (also known as Aitbaar ), Cutting Edge Entertainment, 2004.

Jagat uncle, Kyun! Ho Gaya Na, Narsimha Enterprises, 2004.

Major Frank James Williams, Hum Kaun Hai?, 4U2C Films, 2004.

Narrator, Insaaf: The Justice, 2004.

Narrator, Rudraksh, Karma Entertainment, 2004.

Senior army officer Jagjit Singh Arora, Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyon, Movie World, 2004.

Shiv Shankar, Zamaanat (also known as Bail ), Raam Raj Kalamndir, 2004.

Black, 2004.

Deewar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home, V. R. Pictures, 2004.

Heart of India, IMAX, 2004.

Waqt: The Race against Time, Eros International, 2004.

Film Producer:

Tere Mere Sapne, 1996.

Mrityudaata, 1997.

Lal Baadshah, Eros International, 1998.

Major Saab, 1998.

Aks, Eros International, 2001.

Film Playback Singer:

Playback singer for "Mere Paas Aao," Mr. Natwarlal, 1979.

Playback singer for "Mere Angne Mein," Laawaris, 1981.

Naseeb (also known as Destiny ), 1981.

Silsila (also known as The Affair ), 1981.

Mahaan, 1983.

Sharabi, 1984.

Jadugar, 1989.

Toofan, 1989.

Khuda Gawah (also known as God Is My Witness ), Eros International, 1992, English version, Headliner Entertainment Group, 1993.

Lal Baadshah, Eros International, 1998.

Bhopal Express, Phaedra Cinema, 1999.

Sooryavansham (also known as Suryavansham ), Video Sound, 1999.

Aks, Eros International, 2001.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (also known as Happiness & Tears, KKKG, K3G, and Sometimes Happiness, Sometimes Sorrow ), Yash Raj Films/Bodega Films, 2001.

Aankhen, Video Sound, 2002.

Armaan, Aarti Enterprises, 2003.

Baghban, InNetwork Entertainment, 2003.

Aetbaar (also known as Aitbaar ), Cutting Edge Entertainment, 2004.

Film Work; Song Performer:

Bhopal Express, Phaedra Cinema, 1999.

Television Appearances; Series:

Host, Kaun Banega Crorepati? (also known as KBC and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? ), STAR TV, beginning 2000.

Host, Kaun Banega Crorepati Junior, [India], beginning 2001.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Himself, International Indian Film Awards (also known as IIFA Awards ), 2000.

Presenter, The 49th Manikchand Filmfare Awards, 2003.

RECORDINGS

Albums:

Aby Baby, ABCL, 1996.

WRITINGS

Composer; Songs Featured in Films:

"Neela Aasmaan" and "Rang Barse," Silsila (also known as The Affair ), 1981.

"Jidhar Dekhoon," Mahaan, 1983.

"Don't Worry Be Happy," Toofan, 1989.

"Jitne Baazu Itne Sar," Main Azaad Hoon, 1989.

"Padosan Apni Murgi," Jadugar, 1989.

"Chori Chori," Sooryavansham (also known as Suryavansham ), Video Sound, 1999.

"Aao Milke Gaayen Aisa Gaana," Armaan, Aarti Enterprises, 2003.

"Chali Chali," "Hori Khele Raguveera," "Main Yahan Tum Wahan," and "O Dharti Tarse Ambar Tarse," Baghban, InNetwork Entertainment, 2003.

OTHER SOURCES

Books:

Somaaya, Bhawana, Amitabh Bachchan: The Legend, Macmillan India, 1999.

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