Bollywood is an industry that has brought hundreds of success stories into limelight. Tons of talented actors and actresses have got fame due to this very industry. Plethora of actors comes and goes but there are some actors who leave a permanent mark in the history of Bollywood and are sometimes termed as “The Legends of Bollywood”. One such Legend is Amitabh Bachchan who has changed the face of Bollywood industry in the early 1970s.
Despite of his growing age, Amitabh is still working successfully and no matter which film he touch, he turns it into a success story. As it is the birthday of The Legend of Bollywood, it is the perfect time to discuss about him and all the interesting and unknown facts about him. Let’s start with a brief history of Amitabh Bachchan.
A Brief History of Amitabh Bachchan:
Born on October 11, 1942 in Allahbad a city of India, this great actor hit the Indian Film Industry in 1970 and gave a series of hit movies during his reign. He gained popularity from successful films like Zanjeer and Deewar and was given the title of “Angry Young Man” because of the character of his roles in films.
A man of 6 feet 1 inch in height, Amitabh got married to 5 feet 2 inches long Jaya Bahaduri Bachan in 1973 and gave birth to two another talented kids Abishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachan. Amitabh gave more than 180 hit films in his span of work and the number is still increasing. He gave back to back hits for 2 decades that even the French director François Truffaut named him as “The one-man industry”. He got tons of awards for his remarkable efforts in the Bollywood industry including 3 National Awards for Best Actor, and 14 Filmfare Awards. He also got Padma Shri Award in 1984, in 2001 he got Padma Bhushan and in 2005 he got Padma Vibhushan for excellence.
Besides working as an actor, Amitabh Bachchan also worked as television anchor, playback singer and film producer. He also took part in politics as well. He started his career in the Hollywood Industry in 2013 with the film “The Great Gatsby” playing the character of Meyer Wolfsheim.