In 1976, he was cast by Yash Chopra in the romantic family drama Kabhie Kabhie. In defence, Bachchan claimed to have banned the press from entering his sets until late 1989. Bachchan was soon discovered by screenwriter duo Salim–Javed, consisting of Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar. [108] He co-starred with Rishi Kapoor in 102 Not Out, a comedy-drama film directed by Umesh Shukla based on a Gujarati play of the same name written by Saumya Joshi. ‘India have beaten Australia like how you beat up a person in a sack’, Natasa and Hardik celebrate son Agastya’s five-month birthday, ‘Landmark decision’: Amit Shah on cabinet’s nod to export Akash missile, Uttarakhand: Interfaith couple booked for religious conversion in violation of law, Syrian state media says 28 killed in a bus ambush in Deir al-Zor, Shaheen Bagh shooter Kapil Gujjar joins BJP, expelled two hours later, Cold wave conditions prevail in North India. With new norms in place, KBC 12 will see a few changes in terms of format and set design. [36] He earned his first Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actor, with Filmfare later considering this one of the most iconic performances of Bollywood history. [84] The year also marked Bachchan's first appearance in an English-language film, Rituparno Ghosh's The Last Lear, co-starring Arjun Rampal and Preity Zinta. [22] He became a business executive for Bird & Company in Kolkata (Calcutta),[22] and worked in the theatre before starting his film career. These years would see his last on-screen appearances for some time. [65][66] Notably, despite the lack of hits, it was during this era that Bachchan won his first National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance as a Mafia don in the 1990 cult film Agneepath. Saroj Dubey of Janata Dal defeated Shyama Charan Gupta 5,196 votes in 1991. [92][93][94] A review in Daily News and Analysis (DNA) summarised Bachchan's performance as "The heart and soul of Piku clearly belong to Amitabh Bachchan who is in his elements. Recently they made their first overseas investment in, a cloud based content distribution platform. [125][126], In 2000, Bachchan hosted the first season of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), the Indian adaptation of the British television game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. He has been a narrator, a playback singer, and presenter for numerous programmes. According to Raja Sen of, "Amitabh Bachchan, a retired lawyer suffering from bipolar disorder, takes up cudgels on behalf of the girls, delivering courtroom blows with pugilistic grace. 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?. The Bachchan family also bought shares worth $252,000 in Meridian Tech, a consulting company in U.S. [214][215], Bachchan himself wrote a book in 2002: Soul Curry for You and Me – An Empowering Philosophy That Can Enrich Your Life.[216]. 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. [155] In 2013, he and his family donated ₹2.5 million ($42,664) to a charitable trust, Plan India, that works for the betterment of young girls in India. He also contested for the Allahabad seat in the 8th Lok Sabha elections against H.N. Note here both BK Mars and Sun are placed proving it to be bad for his famous father Harivansrai Bachchan whom our generation admired much more than Amitabh. Lucknow, Patna, His performance won him his second Filmfare Best Actor Award. [175] Later he starred in Ramesh Sippy's Sholay (1975), which is considered to be one of the greatest Indian films. Javed Akhtar came on board as co-writer,[34] and Prakash Mehra, who saw the script as potentially groundbreaking, as the film's director. This is not the first time Bachchan has praised the show. His role as a doctor with a cynical view of life garnered Bachchan his first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. His illness made him feel weak both mentally and physically and he decided to quit films and venture into politics. He also portrayed the title character of a friendly ghost in Bhoothnath (2008), and its sequel Bhoothnath Returns (2014);. In 2018, he said that he is hooked to the period drama and feels being transported to the era of late 1940s while watching the show. Amitabh Bachchan during Election Campaign in 1984 Lok Sabha Election. Rather it refers to his dedication to religious and social tolerance. VP Singh had secured 1,53,062 votes (45.75 %) while Varshney had got 80.037 votes. With the exception of the delayed release of Insaniyat (1994), which was also a box office failure, Bachchan did not appear in any new releases for five years. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in the latter. In 1984, Bachchan took a break from acting and briefly entered politics in support of a long-time family friend, Rajiv Gandhi. Despite being a box-office failure, the former garnered him the National Film Award for Best Actor and has since developed a cult status. The film was due to begin filming in February 2008 but due to the writer's strike, was pushed to September 2008. Bachchan's current estimated net worth is around $400 million which converts to 2,800 crore in Indian rupees. [192] Many other honours for his achievements were conferred upon him at several International Film Festivals, including the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Asian Film Awards. In 1957, former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri had won the seat by bagging 1,24,896 votes defeating his nearest rival Radhey Shyam Pathak by a margin of 56,032 votes. Desai felt it would have been inappropriate for the man who had just fended off death in real life to be killed on screen. Shootout at Lokhandwala did well at the box office and was declared a hit in India, while Cheeni Kum picked up after a slow start and was a success. Jaya’s … Bachchan was born on 11 October 1942 in Allahabad to the Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, and social activist Teji Bachchan. In 1980, VP Singh had managed to bag the seat by defeating Laxmi Bhushana Varshney. "[104] Writing for Hindustan Times, noted film critic and author Anupama Chopra said of Bachchan's performance, "A special salute to Amitabh Bachchan, who imbues his character with a tragic majesty. [89] The film was based on the hijacking incident of the Indian Airlines Flight 814. He wrote, “Its coming back .. KBC .. because every ’setback’ needs to be answered with a ‘comeback’ !! [31] The film was a huge success and one of the highest-grossing films of that year, breaking Bachchan's dry spell at the box office and making him a star. Bachchan was crowned as Superstar of the Millennium in 2000 at the Filmfare Awards. — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 17, 2020. [207], In Allahabad, the Amitabh Bachchan Sports Complex and Amitabh Bachchan Road are named after him. [200] The Government of India awarded him with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015. Indian film actor, producer, singer and TV host. He is regarded as one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema. [181][182][183] He also earned the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Hum, following which he took another break from acting. In chat show with Simi Garewal, the star couple had opened about their first meeting and love life. Radhey Shyam had garnered 68,864 votes., 35 years on, Amitabh’s ‘big’ victory record still unbeaten,, Airports, stations gear up ahead of Modi oath taking,, Vote split behind AIADMK-BJP alliance loss in Tamil Nadu,, Delhi govt to shut down coaching centres operating above fourth floor,, ‘All became Narendra Modi and led the campaign’: PM in Varanasi. [34], Eventually, Bachchan became one of the most successful leading men of the film industry. However, they were struggling to find an actor for the lead "angry young man" role; it was turned down by a number of actors, owing to it going against the "romantic hero" image dominant in the industry at the time. [113] His political career, however, was short-lived: he resigned after three years, calling politics a cesspool. Bachchan was named in the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers, leaked confidential documents relating to offshore investment. Two years later he appeared along with Shashi Kapoor, in Yash Chopra's Deewaar, which earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor nomination. 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. In 2014, he played the role of the friendly ghost in the sequel Bhoothnath Returns. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan may have had a short tryst with politics but the actor says he is still not able to get over the times as he “regrets not fulfilling the promises” he made to the people of his constituency- Allahabad. His political career, however, was short-lived: he resigned after three years. Ranchi. [154], Bachchan was made a UNICEF goodwill ambassador for the polio Eradication Campaign in India in 2002. ABCL's operations were mainstream commercial film production and distribution, audio cassettes and video discs, production and marketing of television software, and celebrity and event management. The footage of the fight scene is frozen at the critical moment, and a caption appears onscreen marking it as the instant of the actor's injury. The sixth season was also hosted by Bachchan, commencing on 7 September 2012, broadcast on Sony TV and received the highest number of viewers thus far. The film premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2007. [23] 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". His political career, however, was short-lived: he resigned after three years, calling politics a cesspool. [13] 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. In 2013, he bought a 10% stake in Just Dial from which he made a gain of 4600 per cent. He contested Allahabad's seat for the 8th Lok Sabha against H. N. Bahuguna, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and won by one of the highest victory margins in general election history (68.2% of the vote). Other hits followed, with Bachchan appearing as an older family patriarch in Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love (2001), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) and Baghban (2003). Bachchan was slated to play a supporting role in his first international film, Shantaram, directed by Mira Nair and starring Hollywood actor Johnny Depp in the lead. The film was a success at the box office.[43]. [86] The film is currently "shelved" indefinitely. [56] Other releases during that year included Nastik and Pukar which were hits and Andha Kanoon (in which he had an extended guest appearance) was an average grosser. In 1984, Bachchan took a break from acting and briefly entered politics. His performance was unanimously praised by critics and audiences and won him his second National Film Award for Best Actor, his fourth Filmfare Best Actor Award and his second Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. Amitabh Bachchan is a Bollywood actor who, in 1969, debuted in Saat Hindustani. Amitabh Bachchan (pronounced [əmɪˈtaːbʱ ˈbətʃːən]; born Inquilaab Srivastava;[1] 11 October 1942[4]) is an Indian film actor, film producer, television host, occasional playback singer and former politician. 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He then went on to play the roles of a short-tempered banker in Aankhen (2002), a disillusioned father in Baghban (2003), and a conflicted cop in Khakee (2004). [49], He once again resumed double roles in films such as Kasme Vaade (1978) as Amit and Shankar and Don (1978) playing the characters of Don, a leader of an underworld gang and his look-alike Vijay. In the same year he also enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success with films like Mr. Natwarlal, Kaala Patthar, The Great Gambler and Manzil. Bachchan's portrayal of the wronged hero fighting a crooked system and circumstances of deprivation in films like Zanjeer, Deeewar, Trishul, Kaala Patthar and Shakti resonated with the masses of the time, especially the youth who harboured a simmering discontent owing to social ills such as poverty, hunger, unemployment, corruption, social inequality and the brutal excesses of The Emergency. [210][211][212] There is a waterfall in Sikkim known as Amitabh Bachchan Falls. That same year he played a double role in the hit Adalat as father and son. Neither have confirmed or denied the rumours. The film starred Bachchan as an ageing teacher of a deaf-blind girl and followed their relationship. [186] He has since hosted its every season except for the third one. [14] Teji Bachchan was a Punjabi Sikh from Lyallpur, Punjab, British India. Bollywood super star Amitabh Bachan's election history :Election special Only woman who managed to bag the seat was Saroj Dubey of Janata Dal in 1981. [165], Bachchan has invested in many upcoming business ventures. [174] He appeared as Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee in Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 1971 film, Anand, for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Deewaar and Sholay are often credited with exalting Bachchan to the heights of superstardom, two years after he became a star with Zanjeer, and consolidating his domination of the industry throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The show became a massive hit with audiences and broke many TRP Records. Anything could have happened because they are working together." Netflix recently released the latest episode of ‘The Crown’ and we can say for sure that the whole world is a fan of the show. 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