Amitabh Bachchan


11 Oct 1942


Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India


Amitabh Harivansh Srivastav


Son of well known poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. He has a brother named Ajitabh. He completed his education from Uttar Pradesh and moved to Bombay to find work as a film star, in vain though, as film-makers preferred someone with a fairer skin, and he was not quite fair enough. But they did use one of his other assets, his deep baritone voice, which was used for narration and background commentary. He was successful in being cast in Saat Hindustani. He got his break in Bollywood after a letter of introduction from the then Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi, as he was a friend of her son, Rajiv Gandhi. This is how Amitabh made an entry in Bollywood, starting with Zanjeer, co-starred with his future wife Jaya Bhaduri, and since then there has been no looking back.

He married Jaya Bhaduri, an accomplished actress in her own right, and they had two children, Shweta and Abhishek. Shweta is married, lives a non-filmy life and has two children.

Being friends with Rajiv Gandhi, got him to decide to run for seat in the Congress from his hometown but had to leave midterm because of controversies, particularly after Rajiv and he were implicated in the now infamous "Bofors" case along with the U.K. based Hinduja Brothers.

After a four year break, he was back in the unsuccessful Mrityudaata (1997), a comeback which the actor wanted to forget. Critics written him off but his career was saved with Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998). But four flops in 1999 and incurring debt of over 90 Crores rupees of his sinking company ABCL saw him at an all-time low. To make matters worse, after the defeat of the Congress party, Amitabh lost considerable political support, the opposition made him a target, and his credit rating deteriorated to such an extent that a leading nationalized bank, Canara Bank, sued him for outstanding loans. He did bounce back, presenting the Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire called Kaun Banega Crorepati? (2000). After a series of hits with Mohabbatein (2000), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) and Baghban (2003) and Khakee (2004), this elderly Bachchan is showing no signs of slowing down and proving the critics wrong once again.

His son, Abhishek, is also an actor by his own rights.

Amitabh and Jaya were interested in getting Abhishek married to Karishma, the daughter of Babita and Randhir Kapoor, they went through a formal engagement, but later broke it off.

The former Miss World and Bollywood actress, Aishwarya Rai, and Abhishek, were formally engaged on Sunday January 14, 2007, at the Bachchan residence in Juhu, Bombay, with the marriage taking place at the Bachchan residence on April 20, 2007.

On November 16, 2011, he became a Dada (Paternal Grandfather) when Aishwarya gave birth to a daughter in Mumbai Hospital. He is already a Nana (maternal grandfather) to Navya Naveli and Agastye - Shweta's children.

He continues to be one of the busiest actors and singers in Bollywood as well as on TV, as can be seen from the commercials that he appears on, especially on Sahara One. Looks like there are no limits for this super-star and once the "Angry Young Man" of Bollywood.

Actor ( 258 credits )

Thug (2018)
Thugs of Hindostan (2018)
Te3n (2016)
Wazir (2016)
Zamaanat (2016) Shiv Shankar
Ki & Ka (2016)
Astra Force (2016)  Astra
Veergatha (2016) Dharma Chakra (voice)
Girl Rising India: Woh Padhegi, Woh Udegi (2015)
Piku (2015)
Shamitabh (2015) Amitabh Sinha / Shamitabh
Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi (2015)  Himself - Host (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
Manam (2014) Pratap
Bhoothnath Returns (2014) Bhoothnath
Mahabharat (2013) Bheeshma (voice)
Krrish 3 (2013) Narrator (voice)
Boss (2013) Narrator
Bombay Talkies (2013) Himself
Satyagraha (2013) Dwarka Anand
The Great Gatsby (2013) Meyer Wolfsheim
Movie Guide (2013)  Meyer Wolfsheim (1 episode, 2013)
English Vinglish (2012) Guest Appearance (Hindi Version)
Ganga Devi (2012)
Bol Bachchan (2012) Item
Department (2012) Sarjeroa Gaikwad
Mr Bhatti on Chutti (2012) Himself - actor (Special Appearance)
Satyamev Jayate (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told (2011) Himself
Aarakshan (2011) Prabhakar Anand
Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap (2011) Vijju 'Bbuddah'
The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2011)
Kandahar (2010) Lokanatha Sharma
Teen Patti (2010) Professor Venkat Subramaniam
Rann (2010) Vijay Harshvardhan Malik
Paa (2009) Auro
Aladin (2009) Genius
Zor Lagaa Ke... Haiya! (2009) (voice)
Delhi-6 (2009) Annapurna's husband
Nat Geo's Most Amazing Photos (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
God Tussi Great Ho (2008) God
Sarkar Raj (2008) Subhash 'Sarkar' Nagare
Bhoothnath (2008) Kailash 'Bhoothnath' Nath
Yaar Meri Zindagi (2008) Dr. Ajay Singh
Jodhaa Akbar (2008) Narrator (voice)
Indian Premier League (2008)  Himself - Opening Ceremeny Performer (1 episode, 2012)
The Last Lear (2007) Harish 'Harry' Mishra
Gangotri (2007) Thakur Vijay 'Thakur Kaka' Singh
Om Shanti Om (2007) Himself
Ram Gopal Varma's Indian Flames (2007) Babban Singh
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007) Dancer / Singer
Swami (2007) Narrator
Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) Ex-Justice Dhingra
Cheeni Kum (2007) Buddhadev Gupta
Nishabd (2007) Vijay
Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007) Eklavya
Ek Krantiveer: Vasudev Balwant Phadke (2007) Narrator
Baabul (2006) Balraj Kapoor
Ganga (2006) Thakur Vijay Singh
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) Samarjit 'Sam' Talwar
Family: Ties of Blood (2006) Virendra 'Viren' Sahi
You Must Be Scared (2006) Professor
Struggler (2006) Himself (Guest Appearance)
The ONE Show (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Fabulous Picture Show (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Paheli (2005) The Shepherd
Ek Ajnabee (2005) Col. Suryaveer Singh
Amrithadhare (2005) Himself (Special Appearance)
Dil Jo Bhi Kahey... (2005) Shekhar Sinha
Ramji Londonwaley (2005) Himself
Viruddh... Family Comes First (2005) Vidhyadar Ramkrishna Patwardhan
Sarkar (2005) Subhash Nagre 'Sarkar'
Parineeta (2005) Narrator (voice)
Bunty Aur Babli (2005) DCP Dashrath Singh
Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005) Ishwarchand Thakur
Black (2005) Debraj Sahai
March of the Penguins (2005) Narrator (voice)
Sunset Bollywood (2005) Himself
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo (2004) Major General Amarjeet Singh
Veer-Zaara (2004) Chaudhary Sumer Singh (Special Appearance)
Hum Kaun Hai? (2004) Major Frank John Williams / Frank James Williams
Kyun! Ho Gaya Na... (2004) Raj Chauhan
Bollywood Remixed - Das indische Kino erobert den Westen (2004) Himself
Deewaar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home (2004) Maj. Ranvir Kaul
Lakshya (2004) Col. Sunil Damle
Dev (2004) JCP Dev Pratap Singh
Insaaf: The Justice (2004) Narrator
Rudraksh (2004) Narrator
Aetbaar (2004) Dr. Ranveer Malhotra
Khakee (2004) DCP Anant Kumar Shrivastav
Koffee with Karan (2004)  Himself (2 episodes)
Putting the Fun in Fundamental (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Baghban (2003) Raj Malhotra
Fun2shh... Dudes in the 10th Century (2003) Narrator
Boom (2003) Bade Mia
Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost (2003) Narrator
Armaan (2003) Dr. Siddharth Sinha
Khushi (2003) Narrator
Imagine (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Kaante (2002) Yashvardhan 'Major' Rampal
Agnivarsha: The Fire and the Rain (2002) Indra (Special Appearance)
Bollywood Bound (2002) Himself (uncredited)
Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin (2002) Dr. Rastogi
Aankhen (2002) Vijay Singh Rajput
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) Yashvardhan Raichand
Aks (2001) Insp. Manu Verma
Bond of Love (2001) Vijay Kapoor
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) Narrator
Kaun Banega Crorepati Junior (2001)  Host
Mohabbatein (2000) Narayan Shankar
Kaun Banega Crorepati? (2000)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2000-2012)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Hello Brother (1999) God (voice)
Kohram (1999) Col. Balbir Singh Sodi, aka Devraj Hathoda / Dada Bhai
Hindustan Ki Kasam (1999) Kabeera
Biwi No. 1 (1999) Himself (Guest Appearence)
Sooryavansham (1999) Dual Role (Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh & Heera Singh)
Lal Baadshah (1999) Dual Role (Lal 'Baadshah' Singh & Ranbhir Singh)
Rendevouz with Simi Garewal (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Hero Hindustani (1998) Narrator
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998) Dual Role (Insp. Arjun Singh & Bade Miyan)
Major Saab (1998) Major Jasbir Singh Rana
Mrityudaata (1997) Dr. Ram Prasad Ghayal
Tere Mere Sapne (1996) Narrator (voice) (as Mr. Amitabh Bachchan)
Ghatak: Lethal (1996) Himself (Friendly Appearance)
Professor Ki Padosan (1994) Himself
Insaniyat (1994) Insp. Amar Pal Singh
Akka (1994) Special Appearance (Song)
Khuda Gawah (1992) Baadshah Khan
Zulm Ki Hukumat (1992) Narrator
Akayla (1991) Insp. Vijay Verma
Indrajeet (1991) Indrajeet
Ajooba (1991) Ajooba / Ali
Hum (1991) Tiger / Shekhar
Aaj Ka Arjun (1990) Bhim Singh
Kroadh (1990) Himself
Agneepath (1990) Vijay Dinanath Chavan
Shiv Putra Swami Ayappa (1990) Himself
Main Azaad Hoon (1989) Azaad
Jaadugar (1989) Goga
Toofan (1989) Dual Role (Toofan & Shyam)
Batwara (1989) Narrator
Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi (1988) Ganga Prasad
Hero Hiralal (1988) Himself
Soorma Bhopali (1988) Police Inspector (Sp Appearance)
Ek Hi Maqsad (1988) Himself (a scene from "Kaalia") (uncredited)
Shahenshah (1988) Vijay Kumar Srivastava / Shahenshah
Kaun Jeeta Kaun Haara (1987) Himself (Guest Appearance)
Jalwa (1987) Himself
Dosti Dushmani (1986) Himself - scene from 'Aakhree Raasta' (uncredited)
Aakhree Raasta (1986) David D'Costa / Insp. Vijay Sandaliya
Mard (1985) Raju Singh (Mard)
Geraftaar (1985) Insp. Karan Kumar Khanna
Ghulami (1985) Narrator (uncredited)
Ameer Aadmi Gharib Aadmi (1985) Himself
Ram Tere Kitne Nam (1985) Himself (uncredited)
My Dear Kuttichaathan (1984) Himself
Kanoon Kya Karega (1984) Narrator
Pet Pyaar Aur Paap (1984) Himself (Guest Appearance)
Sharaabi (1984) Vicky Kapoor
Inquilaab (1984) A.C.P. Amar Nath
Paan khaye Saiyan Hamaar (1984) Nahar Singh
Khabardar (1984)
Coolie (1983) Iqbal A. Khan
Pukar (1983) Ramdas / Ronnie
Film Hi Film (1983) Jengo / Guru (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mahaan (1983) Triple role (Amit / Rana Ranveer, Guru & Insp. Shankar)
Andhaa Kanoon (1983) Jan Nissar Akhtar Khan (Guest Appearance)
Nastik (1983) Shankar (Sheru) / Bhola
Shakti (1982) Vijay A. Kumar
Khud-Daar (1982) Govind Srivastav ('Chhotu Ustad')
Namak Halaal (1982) Arjun Singh
Desh Premee (1982) Master Dinanath / Raju
Bemisal (1982) Dr. Sudhir Roy / Adhir Roy
Satte Pe Satta (1982) Ravi Anand / Babu
Kaalia (1981) Kallu / Kaalia
Yaarana (1981) Kishan Kumar
Walayati Babu (1981) Jagga (Special Appearance)
Silsila (1981) Amit Malhotra
Laawaris (1981) Heera
Khatta Meetha (1981) Himself (uncredited)
Chashme Buddoor (1981) Himself
Naseeb (1981) John Jaani Janardhan
Barsaat Ki Ek Raat (1981) Inspector Abhijeet Rai
Commander (1981) Punjabi truck driver ( Special Appearance) (uncredited)
Shaan (1980) Vijay Kumar
Ram Balram (1980) Police Inspector Balram Singh
Dostana (1980) Vijay Varma
Do Aur Do Paanch (1980) Vijay
Suhaag (1979) Amit Kapoor
Ahsaas (1979) Special Appearance (uncredited)
Manzil (1979) Ajay Chandra
Kaala Patthar (1979) Vijay Pal Singh
Mr. Natwarlal (1979) Natwarlal
Jurmana (1979) Inder Saxena
Gol Maal (1979) Himself
The Great Gambler (1979) Dual Role (Jay & Insp. Vijay)
Cinema Cinema (1979) Himself
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978) Sikandar
Don (1978) Don / Vijay
Trishul (1978) Vijay Kumar
Kasme Vaade (1978) Dual Role (Amit & Shankar)
Besharam (1978) Ram Kumar Chandra / Prince Chandrashekar
Ganga Ki Saugand (1978) Jeeva
The Chess Players (1977) Narrator (voice)
Parvarish (1977) Amit
Chala Murari Hero Banne (1977) Himself (uncredited)
Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) Anthony Gonzalves
Alaap (1977) Alok Prasad
Khoon Pasina (1977) Shiva / Tiger
Immaan Dharam (1977) Ahmed Reza
Charandas (1977) Liyaqat Ali Quwwal
Aadalat (1976) Thakur Dharam Chand 'Dharma' / Raju
Do Anjaane (1976) Amit Roy / Naresh Dutt
Hera Pheri (1976) Vijay
Balika Badhu (1976) Adult Amal (voice)
Kabhie Kabhie (1976) Amitabh Malhotra
Chhoti Si Baat (1975) Himself (Guest Appearance) (uncredited)
Faraar (1975) Rajesh (Raj)
Sholay (1975) Jai (Jaidev)
Mili (1975) Shekhar Dayal
Chupke Chupke (1975) Professor Sukumar Sinha
Zameer (1975) Badal
Deewaar (1975) Vijay Verma
Compulsed (1974) Ravi Khanna
Kunwara Baap (1974) Augustine (Guest Appearance)
Benaam (1974) Amit Srivastav
Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974) Vijay
Kasauti (1974) Amitabh Sharma (Amit)
Dost (1974) Anand (uncredited)
Parinay (1974) Narrator
Namak Haraam (1973) Vikram (Vicky) Maharaj
Saudagar (1973) Moti
Gehri Chaal (1973) Ratan
Abhimaan (1973) Subir Kumar (Beeru)
Zanjeer (1973) Insp. Vijay Khanna
Bandhe Haath (1973) Dual Role (Shyamu & Deepak)
Garam Masala (1972) Robert Taylor (Special Appearance) (uncredited)
Raaste Kaa Patthar (1972) Jai Shankar Rai
Bansi Birju (1972) Birju
Ek Nazar (1972) Manmohan Akash Tyagi
Bawarchi (1972) Commentator (voice)
Bombay to Goa (1972) Ravi Kumar
Sanjog (1972) Mohan
Piya Ka Ghar (1972) Guest Appearance
Jaban (1972) Dalaljit (Guest Appearance)
Reshma and Shera (1971) Chhotu
Parwana (1971) Kumar Sen
Pyar Ki Kahani (1971) Ram G. Chandra
Anand (1971) Dr. Bhaskar K. Bannerjee / Babu Moshai
Guddi (1971) Himself (a scene from "Parwana (1971)") (uncredited)
Saat Hindustani (1969) Anwar Ali Anwar
Pink (0)
Hasmukh Pighal Gaya (0)
Ghoomketu (0)
Aankhen 2 (0)
Sarkar 3 (0) Sarkar

Producer ( 9 credits )

Astra Force (2016) executive producer
Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap (2011) producer
Viruddh... Family Comes First (2005) producer: AB Corp Ltd
Aks (2001) producer: AB Corp Ltd
Major Saab (1998) producer: ABCL
Mrityudaata (1997) producer: ABCL
Saat Rang Ke Sapne (1997) producer
Tere Mere Sapne (1996) producer: ABCL
Twinergy (0) producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

Astra Force (2016) (created by)