Amitabh Bachchan Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

Amitabh Bachchan Height Weight Age Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage, Wife, Children, Family Biography & much more. Amitabh Bachchan born Amitabh Srivastava; 11 October 1942) is an Indian film actor, film producer, television host, occasional playback singer and former politician known for his work in Hindi cinema. He is regarded as one of the most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema. During the 1970s–1980s, he was the most dominant actor in the Indian movie scene; the French director François Truffaut called him a “one-man industry”.

Bachchan was born in 1942 in Allahabad to the Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and his wife, the social activist Teji Bachchan. He was educated at Sherwood College, Nainital, and Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. His film career started in 1969 as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen’s film Bhuvan Shome. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for films such as Zanjeer, Deewaar and Sholay, and was dubbed India’s “angry young man” for his on-screen roles in Hindi films. Referred to as the Shahenshah of Bollywood (in reference to his 1988 film Shahenshah), Sadi ka Mahanayak (Hindi for, “Greatest actor of the century”), Star of the Millennium, or Big B, he has since appeared in over 200 Indian films in a career spanning more than five decades, and has won numerous accolades in his career, including four National Film Awards as Best Actor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award as lifetime achievement award and many awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies. He has won sixteen Filmfare Awards and is the most nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 42 nominations overall. In addition to acting, Bachchan has worked as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter. He has hosted several seasons of the game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, India’s version of the game show franchise, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. He also entered politics for a time in the 1980s.

The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 for his contributions to the arts. The Government of France honoured him with its highest civilian honour, Knight of the Legion of honour, in 2007 for his exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond. Bachchan also made an appearance in a Hollywood film, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby (2013), in which he played a non-Indian Jewish character, Meyer Wolfsheim.

Beyond the Indian subcontinent, he acquired a large overseas following of the South Asian diaspora, as well as others, in markets including Africa (South Africa, Eastern Africa and Mauritius), the Middle East (especially UAE and Egypt), the United Kingdom, Russia, the Caribbean (Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago), Oceania (Fiji, Australia, and New Zealand) and the United States.

Early life

Bachchan was born on 11 October 1942 in Allahabad to the Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, and social activist Teji Bachchan. Harivansh Rai Bachchan was an Awadhi Hindu Kayastha, who was fluent in Awadhi, Hindi and Urdu. Harivansh’s ancestors came from a village called Babupatti, in the Raniganj tehsil, in the Pratapgarh district, in the present-day state of Uttar Pradesh, in India. Teji Bachchan was a Punjabi Sikh Khatri from Lyallpur, Punjab, British India (present-day Punjab, Pakistan). Bachchan has a younger brother, Ajitabh.

Bachchan’s parents were initially going to name him Inquilaab (Hindustani for “Revolution”), inspired by the phrase Inquilab Zindabad (which translates into English as “Long live the revolution”) popularly used during the Indian independence struggle; the name Amitabh was suggested to his father by poet Sumitranandan Pant. Although his surname was Shrivastava, Amitabh’s father, who opposed the caste system, had adopted the pen name Bachchan (“child-like” in colloquial Hindi), under which he published all of his works. When his father was looking to get him admitted to a school, he and Bachchan’s mother decided the family’s name should be Bachchan instead of Shrivastava. It is with this last name that Amitabh debuted in films and used for all other practical purposes, Bachchan has become the surname for all of his immediate family. Bachchan’s father died in 2003, and his mother in 2007.

Bachchan was educated at Boys’ High School & College, Allahabad; Sherwood College, Nainital; and Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. When Bachchan finished his studies his father approached Prithviraj Kapoor, the founder of Prithvi Theatre, to see if there was an opening for him, but Kapoor “offered no encouragement”. Bachchan then applied for a role as a newsreader for All India Radio, Delhi but “failed the audition”. He became a business executive for Bird & Company in Kolkata (Calcutta), and worked in the theatre before starting his film career. It is thought that his mother might have had some influence in Amitabh Bachchan’s choice of career because she always insisted that he should “take centre stage”

Amitabh Bachchan Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

Birth nameInquilaab Srivastava
Full NameAmitabh Harivansh Rai Shrivastava
Nickname(s)• Munna
• Big B
• Angry Young Man
• AB Sr.
• Amith
• Shahenshah of Bollywood
Profession(s)• Actor
• TV Host
• Former Politician
Physical Stats & More
 Heightin centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 2”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 October 1942
Age (as of 2022)80 Years
BirthplaceAllahabad, British India (now, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Zodiac signLibra
HometownAllahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
SchoolJnana Pramodhini, Boys High School, Allahabad
College/University• Sherwood College, Nainital
• Government College Sector- 11, Chandigarh (attended for only 25 days)
• Kirori Mal College, New Delhi
Educational QualificationBachelor of Science
DebutFilm (Actor; Hindi)– Saat Hindustani (1969)

Film (Actor; English)– The Great Gatsby (2013)

Film (Producer)– Tere Mere Sapne (1996)

TV (Host)– Kaun Banega Crorepati – KBC (2000)
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
Political InclinationIndian National Congress (INC)
B/2, Kapol Housing Society,
VL Mehta Road, Juhu, Mumbai – 400049, Maharashtra, India
HobbiesSinging, Blogging, Reading
Awards, Honours, AchievementsCivilian Awards
1984: Padma Shri by the Government of India
2001: Padma Bhushan by the Government of India
2007: Knight of the Legion of Honour (France’s highest civilian honour from the Government of France)
2015: Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India

National Honours
1980: Awadh Samman by the Government of Uttar Pradesh
1994: Yash Bharti Award (Uttar Pradesh’s highest honour)
2005: Deenanath Mangeshkar award
2013: President of India ‘Medallion of Honour’

National Film Awards
1990: Best Actor for Agneepath
2005: Best Actor for Black
2009: Best Actor for Paa
2015: Best Actor for Piku
2019: Dadasaheb Phalke Award

2002: Voted the “Hottest Male Vegetarian” by ‘People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA)
2008: Voted “Asia’s Sexiest Vegetarian Man”
2012: Voted the “Hottest Male Vegetarian” for the fourth time by ‘People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA)

2021: On March 19, he became the first person from Indian cinema to be honoured with an award by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF). Martin Scorcese and Christopher Nolan presented him the award during a virtual showcase.

Note: He has many more awards/honours/accolades to his name.
Controversies• His name appeared in the Bofors scandal in which he was later declared not guilty.

• He was indicted for submitting false documents to prove that he is a farmer.

• Stardust imposed a 15-years ban on him during his peak acting years. According to his blog, he brought the idea of National Emergency and ban on Media. So, media took that otherwise and banned Amitabh Bachchan: means no interviews, no mention or pictures, etc.

• In 1996, he had to face a legal battle for organizing Miss World competition inappropriately.

• In 2007, a Faizabad court ruled that Amitabh Bachchan was anything but a farmer— a secret most of India would have guessed but one that has landed the superstar in trouble over two messy land deals. According to the court, the actor had got himself certified a farmer by forgery; so that he could hold on to a 24-acre plot he had bought near Lonavla in Pune in the mid-1990s. Since Maharashtra laws allow only a farmer to buy agricultural land, the actor showed the Pune district authorities a certificate from the then Barabanki district magistrate, Ramashankar Sahu, saying Amitabh was a farmer because he owned farmland in the district. The court ruled that the 1993 Barabanki land transfer in Amitabh’s name was illegal.

• In September 2021, he appeared in an advertising campaign of a paan masala brand for which he received heavy criticism from netizens on social media. Various NGOs including the National Organization for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE) and anti-tobacco organizations also urged him to withdraw himself from such advertisements. Next month, he withdrew from this advertisement campaign; it was revealed by a blog post, addressed by “the office of Mr. Amitabh Bachchan,” that read – “A few days after the commercial was aired, Mr Bachchan contacted the brand and stepped out of it last week. Upon checking why this sudden move – it was revealed that when Mr. Bachchan became associated with the brand, he wasn’t aware that it falls under surrogate advertising. Mr. Bachchan has terminated the contract with the brand, has written to them his termination and has returned the money received for the promotion.” 
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends• Parveen Babi (Indian Actress)

• Rekha (Indian Actress)

• Jaya Bhaduri (Indian Politician & Former Indian Actress)
Marriage Date3 June 1973
Wife/SpouseJaya Bhaduri Bachchan
ChildrenSon– Abhishek Bachchan (Actor)
Daughter– Shweta Bachchan Nanda
Daughter-in-LawAishwarya Rai (Actress)
ParentsFather– Harivansh Rai Bachchan (Hindi Poet)
Mother– Teji Bachchan

Step-Mother– Shyamla (Step-mother)
SiblingsBrother– Ajitabh Bachchan (Younger, Businessman)

Sister– None

Personal life

Bachchan has been married to veteran actress and politician Jaya Bhaduri in 1973 and together they have two children; Abhishek, an actor, and Shweta, an author, journalist and former model. Abhishek married actress Aishwarya Rai, and they have a daughter. Amitabha’s family lives in Mumbai in Maharashtra.

Shweta Nanda is married to businessman Nikhil Nanda who is a part of the Kapoor family of Bollywood. They have two children.


1969Saat HindustaniAnwar Ali
Bhuvan ShomeNarrator
1971AnandDr. Bhaskar Banerjee a.k.a. Babu Moshaye
Pyar Ki KahaniRam
ParwanaKumar Sen
Reshma Aur SheraChhotu
GuddiHimselfSpecial appearance
Piya Ka GharSpecial appearance
1972Bombay to GoaRavi Kumar
Bansi BirjuBirju
Ek NazarManmohan Tyagi “Akash”
Raaste Kaa PattharJai Shankar Rai
Garam MasalaRobert TaylorUncredited
JabanDalaljitSpecial appearance
1973ZanjeerInspector Vijay Khanna
Bandhe HathShyamu / Deepak (Double Role)
Gehri ChaalRatan
Namak HaraamVikram “Vicky” MaharajFilmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
AbhimaanSubir Kumar
SaudagarMotallam “Moti”
Bada KabutarSpecial appearance
KasautiAmitabh “Amit” Sharma
BenaamAmitabh “Amit” Shrivastav
Roti Kapda Aur MakaanVijay
Kunwara BaapAnthonySpecial appearance
MajboorRavi Khanna
1975DeewaarVijay Verma
SholayJai (Jaidev)
FaraarRajesh “Raj”
Chhoti Si BaatGuest Appearance
Chupke ChupkeSukumar Sinha / Parimal Tripathi
MiliShekhar Dayal
1976Do AnjaaneAmit Roy / Naresh Dutt
Kabhi KabhieAmitabh MalhotraNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Hera PheriVijay / Inspector Heerachand
AdalatThakur Dharamchand “Dharma” / Raju (Double Role)Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Balika BadhuVoice-over
1977CharandasQawwali singer
Amar Akbar AnthonyAnthony GonzalvesFilmfare Award for Best Actor
Immaan DharamAhmed Raza
Khoon PasinaShiva / Tiger
Shatranj Ke KhilariNarrator
Chala Murari Hero BanneHimselfSpecial appearance
AlaapAlok Prasad
1978Ganga Ki SaugandhJeeva
Kasme VaadeAmit / Shankar
BesharamRam Kumar Chandra/Prince Chandrashekar
TrishulVijay KumarNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
DonDon / VijayFilmfare Award for Best Actor
Muqaddar Ka SikandarSikandarNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
1979The Great GamblerJay / Inspector Vijay
Gol MaalHimselfSpecial appearance
AhsaasHimselfSpecial appearance
JurmanaInder Saxena
ManzilAjay Chandra
Mr. NatwarlalNatwarlal / Avtar SinghAlso singer for “Mere Pas Aao”
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Kaala PattharVijay Pal SinghNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
SuhaagAmit Kapoor
Cinema CinemaHimself
1980Do Aur Do PaanchVijay/Ram
DostanaVijay VarmaNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Ram BalramBalram Singh
ShaanVijay Kumar
1981CommanderTruck driver
YaaranaKishan Kumar
Barsaat Ki Ek RaatACP Abhijeet Rai
AnusandhanACP Abhijeet RaiBengali film
NaseebJohnnyAlso playback singer for “Chal mere bhai”
Chashme BuddoorHimselfSpecial appearance
LawaarisHeeraNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Also playback singer for song “Mere Angene Mein”
SilsilaAmit MalhotraNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Also playback singer for:
“Neela Aasman”
“Rang Barse Bhige Chunar Wali”
KaaliaKallu / Kaalia
Vilayati BabuSpecial appearance
Punjabi film
1982Satte Pe SattaRavi Anand / Babu
BemisalDr. Sudhir Roy / Adhir RoyNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Desh PremeeMaster Dinanath / Raju
Namak HalaalArjun SinghNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Khud-DaarGovind Srivastava / Chhotu Ustaad
ShaktiVijay KumarNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Andha KanoonJan Nissar Akhtar KhanGuest appearanceNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
MahaanRana Ranveer / Guru / Inspector Shankar
PukarRamdasAlso playback singer for “Tu maike mat jaiyo”
CoolieIqbal A. Khan
Kanoon Kya KaregaNarrator
Paan Khaye Saiyan HamaarHimselfSpecial appearance
Pet Pyaar Aur PaapHimselfGuest appearance
SharaabiVicky KapoorNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
1985GeraftaarInsp. Karan Kumar Khanna
MardRajuNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
1986Aakhree RaastaDavid D’Costa / Vijay Sandaliya[a]
Kaun Jeeta Kaun HaaraHimselfSpecial appearance
Also playback singer for “Jeevan pyar bina”
1988ShahenshahInspector Vijay Kumar Srivastav / Shahenshah
Hero HiralalHimselfSpecial appearance
Gangaa Jamunaa SaraswatiGanga Prasad
Soorma BhopaliPolice InspectorSpecial appearance
1989ToofanShyam / Toofan[a]
JaadugarGoga / GogeshwarAlso playback singer for “Padosan Apni Murgi”
Main Azaad HoonAzaadAlso playback singer for “Itne Baazu”
1990AgneepathVijay Deenanath Chauhan
KroadhHimselfSpecial appearance
Aaj Ka ArjunBheema
1991HumTiger / Shekhar Malhotra
AjoobaAjooba/Zaffar Ali Rizwan
AkaylaInspector Vijay Verma
1992Khuda GawahBadshah Khan
Zulm Ki HukumatNarrator
1993Professor Ki Padosan
1994InsaniyatInspector Amar
AkkaHimselfSpecial appearance
Marathi film
1996Ghatak: LethalHimself
Tere Mere SapneNarratorAlso producer
1997MrityudataDr. Ram Prasad Ghayal
1998Major SaabMajor Jasbir Singh Rana
Bade Miyan Chote MiyanInspector Arjun Singh / Bade Miyan
Hero HindustaniNarrator
1999Lal BaadshahLal ‘Baadshah’ Singh / Ranbhir Singh
SooryavanshamThakur Bhanu Pratap Singh / Heera SinghAlso singer for “Chori Se”
Biwi No.1HimselfSpecial appearance
Hindustan Ki KasamKabeera
KohramCol. Balbir Singh Sodi (Devraj Hathoda) / Dada Bhai
Hello BrotherGod (voice)
2000MohabbateinNarayan Shankar
2001Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of LoveVijay Kapoor
AksInsp. Manu VermaAlso producer
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…Yashvardhan “Yash” RaichandNominated—Filmfare Award of Best Supporting Actor
Also singer for “Shava Shava”
2002AankhenVijay Singh Rajput
Hum Kisise Kum NahinDr. Rastogi
Agni VarshaDevrajSpecial appearance
KaanteYashvardhan Rampal ‘Major’Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
ArmaanDr. Siddharth SinhaAlso singer for “Aao Milke Gaye”
Mumbai Se Aaya Mera DostNarrator
BoomBade Mia
BaghbanRaj MalhotraNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Also playback singer for
“Chali Chali”
“Holi Khele”
“Main Yaha”
Fun2shh… Dudes in the 10th CenturyNarrator
2004KhakeeDCP Anant Kumar Shrivastav
AetbaarDr. Ranveer MalhotraAlso singer for “Jeena Hai”
Insaaf: The JusticeNarrator
DevDCP Dev Pratap Singh
LakshyaCol. Sunil Damle
DeewaarMajor Ranvir Kaul
Kyun! Ho Gaya Na…Raj Chauhan
Hum Kaun Hai?Major Frank John Williams / Frank James Williams
Veer-ZaaraChoudhary Sumer SinghCameo appearance
Nominated—Filmfare Award of Best Supporting Actor
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan SaathiyoMajor General Amarjeet Singh
2005BlackDebraj Sahai
Waqt: The Race Against TimeIshwarchand Thakur
Bunty Aur BabliDCP Dashrath SinghNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
SarkarSubhash Nagre (Sarkar)Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
ViruddhVidhyadhar PatwardhanAlso producer
Ramji LondonwaleyHimselfSpecial appearance
Dil Jo Bhi Kahey…Shekhar Sinha
AmrithadhareHimselfSpecial appearance
Kannada film
Ek AjnabeeSuryaveer Singh
2006FamilyViren Sahai
Darna Zaroori HaiSunil KhannaAppeared in one segment
Kabhi Alvida Naa KehnaSamarjit TalwarNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
GangaThakur Vijay SinghBhojpuri film
BaabulBalraj KapoorAlso playback singer for “Come On” “Kehta Hai Baabul”
2007Eklavya: The Royal GuardEklavya
NishabdVijay Anand
Ek Krantiveer: Vasudev Balwant PhadkeNarratorMarathi film
Cheeni KumBuddhadev Gupta
Shootout at LokhandwalaAdvocate Dhingra
Jhoom Barabar JhoomMan singing at the train stationSpecial appearance
AagBabban Singh
The Last LearHarish MishraEnglish language film
Om Shanti OmHimselfSpecial appearance
GangotriThakur Vijay ‘Thakur Kaka’ SinghBhojpuri film
2008Jodhaa AkbarNarrator
Yaar Meri ZindagiDr. Ajay Singh
BhoothnathKailash Nath a.k.a. BhoothnathAlso playback singer for “Mere Buddy” and “Chalo Jaane Do”
Sarkar RajSubhash Nagre (Sarkar)
God Tussi Great HoGod
Zor Lagaa Ke…Haiya!Narrator
AladinGeniusAlso playback singer for
“Genie Rap”
“O re Sawariya”
PaaAuroNational Film Award for Best Actor
Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Also producer
Also playback singer for “Mere Paa”
2010RannVijay Harshwardhan Malik
Teen PattiProf. Venkat Subramanium
KandaharLokanatha SharmaMalayalam film
2011Bbuddah… Hoga Terra BaapVijay ‘Vijju’ Malhotra
AarakshanPrabhakar AnandNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Mr. Bhatti on ChuttiHimselfSpecial appearance
DepartmentSarjerao Gaikwad
Bol BachchanHimselfPlayback singer and appeared in song “Bol Bachchan”
English VinglishPassenger in the aeroplaneSpecial appearance
Ganga DeviThakur Vijay SinghBhojpuri film
2013The Great GatsbyMeyer Wolfsheim
Bombay TalkiesHimselfSpecial appearance on segment “Murabba”
SatyagrahaDwarka Anand
Krrish 3Narrator
MahabharatBhishma (voice)Animated film
2014Bhoothnath ReturnsKhailash Nath a.k.a. Bhoothnath
ManamPratapSpecial appearance
Telugu film
KochadaiiyaanNarratorHindi version
2015ShamitabhAmitabh Sinha
Hey BroSpecial appearance in song “Birju”
PikuBhashkor BanerjeeNational Film Award for Best Actor
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
2016WazirPandit Omkarnath Dhar
Ki & KaHimselfSpecial appearance
Te3nJohn Biswas
PinkDeepak SehgalNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
2017The Ghazi AttackNarrator
Begum JaanNarrator
Sarkar 3Subhash Nagre (Sarkar)
The Great LeaderLeaderBhojpuri film
2018Pad ManNarrator
102 Not OutDattatraya Vakharia
Helicopter EelaCameo appearanceCameo appearance
Thugs of HindostanKhudabaksh Azaad
2019Manikarnika: The Queen of JhansiNarrator
BadlaBadal Gupta
Sye Raa Narasimha ReddyGosayi VenkannaSpecial appearance; Telugu film
2020AB Aani CDHimself
GhoomketuHimselfSpecial appearance
Gulabo SitaboChunnan “Mirza” NawabFilmfare Critics Award For Best Actor Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Actor
2021ChehreAdvocate Lateef Zaidi
2022Brahmāstra Brahma
Runway 34 TBAFilming
TBAGood Bye Bhaskar Prajapati
Uunchai TBAFilming
Project K TBAFilming; shot simultaneously in Hindi and Telugu
Jhund Vijay BarseDelayed
Butterfly N/APost-production; playback singer; Kannada film

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