On Amitabh Bachchan’s 80th Birthday, 80 Facts About The Shahenshah Of Bollywood



HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMITABH BACHCHAN: Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most famous actors in the world. Since 1969, he has been making magic on the big screen. He is a star, but he is also a TV personality, a playback singer, and he used to be a politician.

He has given many great performances, and many people think of him as one of the most famous stars in the Hindi film industry.

In his 50-year career, he has played many different roles. He also had the look of a young man who was angry. On the actor’s 80th birthday, here are 80 things you might not know about him.

  1. Growing up, Amitabh Bachchan aspired to be an engineer and join the Indian Air Force.
  2. Amitabh Bachchan can write just as skillfully with either hand as he is ambidextrous.
  3. Inquilaab was born. His name was later changed to Amitabh.
  4. Amitabh Bachchan’s father chose the pseudonym “Bachchan” for him, actually, his last name is Shrivastava.
  5. Amitabh Bachchan, known to have a spiritual ideology, takes time out from his heavy workload every year to walk barefoot from his home in Juhu to the Siddhivinayak temple to receive Lord Ganesha’s blessings.
  6. Amitabh has a great passion for collecting pens and watches.
  7. His younger brother Ajitabh, who persuaded Big B to enter Bollywood, was the photographer for the portfolios that Amitabh Bachchan had initially given to the filmmakers.
  8. Amitabh Bachchan’s first salary was Rs 500. His work was in Kolkata.
  9. When Big B worked in Kolkata, he used to live with eight other people in one room.
  10. In the process of filming Coolie (1983), Big B suffered a near-fatal accident.
  11. The Press Trust of India published daily reports on his condition at the time he was being treated in the hospital after Coolie’s accident.
  12. On the set of Coolie, after actor Puneet Issar’s ill-timed punch, Amitabh first bowed to the entire cast and crew for a beautiful shot before collapsing in pain outside a few minutes later.
  13. While in hospital in 1982, Amitabh Bachchan wrote his first poem. Since the magazine’s editor, Dr. Dharamvir Bharati, was a close family friend of the Bachchans, the poem was accepted for publication in Dharamyug.
  14. Vijay is Amitabh Bachchan’s favorite screen name. He has played the role of Vijay more than 20 times. It is interesting that Vijay was the name of his first boss.
  15. Vijay, Amitabh Bachchan’s boss, once advised him to leave work early as the latter had told him that he had a theater performance that day. To Vijay’s disappointment, Amitabh was only in charge of the curtains when he and his wife went to watch the show.
  16. During the filming of Khuda Gawah (1992), half of the Afghan air force provided security for Amitabh. The film was among the most viewed Indian films in Afghanistan at the time.
  17. In 1973, following the success of Zanjeer, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri (now Bachchan) decided to go on vacation abroad. When Amitabh’s father found out about the plan, he advised them to get married first and then take a vacation together. This is how Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya got married.
  18. After dating for some time, Big B married Jaya Bhaduri in 1973. Supporters of their relationship included the famous actress of yesteryear Nadira and their common guru Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
  19. During his difficult period, Amitabh Bachchan frequently visited a fuel station in Mumbai. He fueled his car early on the morning of the day Anand (1971) was released. When he came for more fuel that night, everyone around him recognized him.
  20. Big B reportedly owns more than 7 luxurious cars. His favorite car is a Lexus that is bulletproof.
  21. Amitabh Bachchan’s rich baritone tone caused All India Radio to reject his job application. He failed the tests there in both Hindi and English.
  22. Amitabh Bachchan played the role of Cassio in the Hindi production of Othello, in which her mother, Teji Bachchan, played the role of Desdemona’s handmaiden. The play was translated into Hindi by Amitabh’s father and poet, Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
  23. After his comeback film Mrityudaata, the Big B moniker was established sometime in the late 1990s.
  24. Amitabh Bachchan received Rs 1,000 for his first film, which was passed on to him by actor-director Tinnu Anand, who became a lifelong friend.
  25. Amitabh Bachchan finds it uncomfortable when people refer to him as a superstar or bombard him with praise. He is modest and wants to be called an actor.
  26. Amitabh Bachchan finds it objectionable that people refer to the Hindi film business as Bollywood.
  27. Big B established Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited in 1995, three years after his sabbatical from acting. The new business incurred losses, prompting him to go back into the business to pay off significant business obligations.
  28. Amitabh Bachchan spent a few nights on a bench on Mumbai’s Marine Drive during his fighting days. Every time he passes the bank while he’s driving, he cherishes those days.
  29. Following a letter of recommendation from then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to Sunil Dutt’s wife, Nargis, the late actor and filmmaker cast him in a silent character in Reshma Aur Shera (1972).
  30. Big B graduated from Kirori Mal College, the University of Delhi with a double major in Science and Arts.
  31. For his services in the field of arts, Amitabh Bachchan was awarded Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Vibhushan.
  32. The French government awarded him the highest civil honor: Knight of the Legion of Honor.
  33. Your laptop and mobile device are two items you simply can’t do without. He likes to be connected with the world.
  34. Amitabh Bachchan delivered the narration for the 2001 film Lagaan.
  35. Amitabh avoids beverages such as tea and coffee and also does not smoke and is also a vegetarian.
  36. Amitabh Bachchan doesn’t know how to cook. He attempted to make an omelet when he was residing in New York but failed miserably.
  37. Big B barely gets angry in real life. He only shows anger when his job requires it.
  38. He likes to write blogs. He writes a blog practically every night before bed.
  39. Street food is something that both Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek enjoy.
  40. He likes to learn new languages, particularly Indian. He has rudimentary knowledge of Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, and Marathi.
  41. Amitabh Bachchan firmly believes that learning should never stop and has expressed an interest in learning Italian, German, French, and Russian.
  42. Amitabh Bachchan’s mentor in his fighting days was the late comedian Mehmood, who provided him with a place to reside in his own home.
  43. Big B served as one of the judges at the Miss World beauty pageant in 1995.
  44. Big B had 12 flops in a row before his first big hit, Zanjeer, which could have been his last movie if Zanjeer had gone under.
  45. Big B likes to provide each of his tweets with specific numbers.
  46. Amitabh is probably the only actor who has played the role of a son of his real son in the movie Paa (2009), in which Abhishek plays the role of Amitabh’s father.
  47. Amitabh Bachchan suffered from asthma and myasthenia gravis, a rare muscle disorder.
  48. He bought a used Fiat as his first car in Kolkata.
  49. Compared to other actors, Amitabh Bachchan has acted in more dual roles. He even had a triple role in the 1983 film Mahaan.
  50. Big B is the inspiration for the appearance of the Supreme Indian comic character.
  51. In his 1977 film Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Satyajit Ray used the voice of Amitabh Bachchan.
  52. His first dog was a Silky Sydney, whom he adored but sadly lost.
  53. Amitabh first met Jaya at the Indian Film and Television Institute in Pune, and then again on the set of Guddi (1971).
  54. Amitabh Bachchan currently holds the record for best actor nominations for popular movie awards.
  55. Bachchan was initially considered for the role of Shashi Kapoor in Utsav (1984) and the role of Jackie Shroff in King Uncle.
  56. Amitabh Bachchan took on Kaun Banega Crorepati in 2000 only when he thought his film career was over.
  57. Amitabh Bachchan is the only actor to play both a hero and a villain in a remake of his own movie. Sholay was the original film and Aag was the remake (2007).
  58. His father Harivansh Rai Bachchan wrote the song Rang Barse for Silsila and some lyrics for Alaap.
  59. At the Planet Hollywood premiere, Hollywood actor Bruce Willis commented that Amitabh Bachchan was “bigger than any Hollywood celebrity.”
  60. He approached the late filmmaker Yash Chopra and applied for a project in 2000 when he was out of work. It was then that they offered him Mohabbatein (2000).
  61. Big B surprised the crew of the film Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) on October 31, 2006, by filming 23 scenes in 5 hours.
  62. Amitabh Bachchan’s Pratiksha and Jalsa bungalows are reported to be valued at Rs. 160 million each.
  63. Jalsa was gifted to the actor by director Ramesh Sippy in lieu of remuneration for his performance in the 1982 film Satte Pe State.
  64. Amitabh Bachchan likes to wear suits and prefers the Gabbana brand. For the last 30 years, they have been crafting suits for him. The fabric, thread, and buttons are specifically imported from Italy, France, and England, respectively.
  65. Shweta and Abhishek, Big B’s children, once asked him to avoid visiting their school when they were little, as his celebrity profile created too much hassle.
  66. Amitabh Bachchan always chooses to stay at St James Court in London, which is close to Buckingham Palace.
  67. According to advertising experts, a company once paid Big B Rs. 10 crores for 10 days. This is equivalent to Rs. 7,000 every minute, according to media reports.
  68. Amitabh Bachchan has only appeared in one black-and-white film, Saat Hindustani (1969), which was also his debut.
  69. Amitabh Bachchan was given the honor of carrying the Olympic torch during the final leg of his relay in Southwark, London, in July 2012.
  70. He made his Hollywood debut in 2013’s The Great Gatsby, co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
  71. Rajiv Gandhi and Amitabh Bachchan got along well and held each other in high regard.
  72. Amitabh Bachchan entered politics and won the Allahabad seat in the 8th Lok Sabha, however, he decided not to pursue his political career.
  73. Amitabh Bachchan was the first Bollywood star to exhibit a wax statue at London’s prestigious Madame Tussauds.
  74. He jumped from a height of 30 feet with co-star Manoj Bajpayee for their 2001 film Aks at the age of 58.
  75. He was also named the BBC’s ‘Star of the Millennium’ after outvoting superstars such as Charlie Chaplin, Marlon Brando, and Laurence Olivier.
  76. Amitabh Bachchan was the first Indian actor to receive a paycheck for a movie that exceeded Rs 1 crore. He was the only celebrity to be paid crores of rupees until the 1990s.
  77. His iconic song Khaike Paan Banaras Wala was never intended to be included in the movie Don. The song was originally written for Dev Anand’s film Banarasi Babu.
  78. Big B revealed that he currently survives with only 25% of his liver.
  79. During his best years as an actor, Stardust and other magazines placed a 15-year press embargo on Amitabh Bachchan. The first story about him wasn’t published until 15 years later, after his horrific accident.
  80. Amitabh made his debut in the Malayalam film industry with the 2010 film Kandahar, co-starring Mohanlal.
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