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Amitabh Bachchan

Actor Amitabh Bachchan

Profession: Actor


Biography: One of the most successful and well-regarded actors in the history of Indian cinema, Bachchan first gained popularity in the 1970s as the "angry young man" of Bollywood.

He gained prominence in movies such as "Sholay", "Namak Haraam" and "Agneepath". Bachchan made his Hollywood debut in the 2013 movie "The Great Gatsby".

Born: October 11, 1942
Birthplace: Allahabad, United Provinces, British India
Age: 79 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra

Married Life

  • 1973-06-03 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan marries actress Jaya Bhaduri

Historical Events

  • 1973-05-11 Ground-breaking Indian crime film "Zanjeer" directed by Prakash Mehra and starring "The Angry Young Man" Amitabh Bachchan released
  • 1975-08-15 Indian action-adventure film "Sholay" directed by Ramesh Sippy, starring Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan is released, highest-grossing Indian film ever
  • 1982-07-26 Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan is seriously injured filming a fight scene for the movie "Coolie"
  • 2001-09-10 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan is awarded Actor of the Century at the Alexandria Film Festival
  • 2018-11-20 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan confirms he has paid off the debts of 1,398 farmers worth $560,000, amid Indian agricultural crisis
  • 2020-07-18 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Mumbai

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