- Allahabad, United Provinces, British India
Amitabh Bachchan, the legendary actor was born on 11 October 1942, in Allahabad to a poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, and social activist Teji Bachchan. He completed his studies at Nainital Kirori Mal College, Delhi University. After completing his studies he started auditioning for All India Radio, but he was not selected and also became a business executive for Bird & Company in Kolkata. Later after so many auditions, he made his first debut in 1969, as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen's National Award-winning film Bhuvan Shome. His first acting role was as one of the seven protagonists in the film Saat Hindustani, directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas and featuring Utpal Dutt, Anwar Ali, Madhu, and Jalal Agha. He was also seen with Rajesh Khanna in a supporting role in Anand's film where he won the Filmfare award for best supporting actor. His many films flopped and he was a struggling actor. He became famous in the movies like Zanjeer, and Sholay in the 1970s. He has been referred to as Shehshah of Bollywood. He also acted with legendary actors like Shashi Kapoor, and Rajinikanth in the movies like Namak Halaal, Kabhi Kabhi, Deewar, Shaan, Amar Akbar Anthony, Andha Kanoon, and many more. He has won many awards and National awards as best actor and also Dadasaheb Phalke Award as a lifetime achievement award and many awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies. In his 2000's he played a father role in the movies like Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham, Mohabbatein, Bagban, Kabhi Alvida Na Lehna, and many more. He has hosted the show Kaun Banega Crorepati He was recently seen in Thugs of Hindustan with Aamir Khan and Katrina kaif and also in 102 Not out with the legendary actor Rishi Kapoor in 2018. He got married to the actress Jayabadhuri and has 2 kids Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta. Abhishek got married to the actress Aishwarya Rai and has a child Aradhya. Shweta married to a business Tycoon Nikhil Nanda. Amitabh has done voice-over work for movies like Lagaan Hello Brother, Krissh 3, Ra one, and many more. He will be next seen in the Brahmastra movie with Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor which is directed by Ayan Mukherji and will be released on 9th September. He has also signed a project for his Telugu debut movie Project K(Working Title) which also stars Prabhas and Deepika Padukone and will be directed by Nag Ashwin.