Amitabh Bachchan : Net Worth, Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wiki, Facts and Figures

Amitabh Bachchan, often referred to as the “Star of the Millennium” or “Big B”, is a legendary Indian film actor who has left an indelible mark on Bollywood and global cinema. The Bollywood actor his journey, filled with ups and downs, is a testament to his talent, resilience, and unwavering dedication to his craft.

This blog post delves into the life and career of this iconic figure, shedding light on his early life, rise to stardom, career highlights, and more.

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

Early Life and Upbringing

Born as Inquilaab Srivastava on October 11, 1942, in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, Amitabh Bachchan was the son of renowned Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and social activist Teji Bachchan. His early education took place at Sherwood College, Nainital, and he later graduated from Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi.

Despite the hardships faced by his family during his childhood, Bachchan’s early life was steeped in literature and social activism, which would later influence his career.

Amitabh Bachchan - Early Life And Upbringing
Amitabh Bachchan – Early Life And Upbringing

Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign

Amitabh Bachchan - Personal Life
Amitabh Bachchan – Personal Life
Personal DetailsInformation
Full NameAmitabh Harivansh Rai Shrivastava
NicknameBig B, Shahenshah of Bollywood, Angry Young Man
Alternative Names(s) (also known as)Amit, Munna, AB Sr.
Date of Birth11 October 1942
Age (as of 2023)81 years
Zodiac SignLibra
BirthplaceAllahabad, British India (now Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India)
HometownAllahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Current AddressJalsa, B/2, Kapol Housing Society, VL Mehta Road, Juhu, Mumbai – 400049, Maharashtra, India
Education QualificationBachelor of Science
Hobbies and InterestsSinging, Blogging, Reading
Languages KnownHindi, English, Urdu, Bengali, Awadhi
Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Wikipedia Profile linkAmitabh Bachchan
IMDb Profile linkAmitabh Bachchan
Website linkN/A

Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements

Amitabh Bachchan - Physical Appearance
Amitabh Bachchan – Physical Appearance
Physical StatsInformation
Body TypeSlim
Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)40-34-13 inches
Height in feet, inches, cm6’ 2″, 188 cm
Weight in kg, lbs80 kg, 176 lbs
Chest40 inches
Waist34 inches
Biceps13 inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
HairstyleShort and Straight
Distinctive FeaturesDeep Baritone Voice, Tall Stature, French Beard

Family and Relationships – Girlfriend/Wife, Affairs

Amitabh Bachchan is married to Jaya Bhaduri, a respected actress in her own right. The couple has two children, Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan.

Shweta is married and leads a non-filmy life, while Abhishek followed in his parents’ footsteps and became an actor.

Amitabh Bachchan - Family And Relationships
Amitabh Bachchan – Family And Relationships
Relationships DetailsInformation
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse – WifeJaya Bhaduri
FatherHarivansh Rai Bachchan
MotherTeji Bachchan
Children Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Abhishek Bachchan
Siblings Ajitabh Bachchan
Affairs – Girlfriend(s) Rekha, Parveen Babi
Significant RelationshipsAishwarya Rai Bachchan (daughter-in-law), Agastya Nanda (grandson), Navya Naveli Nanda (granddaughter), Aaradhya Bachchan (granddaughter)

Rise to Stardom

Amitabh Bachchan started his film career in 1969 as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen’s 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 Bollywood.

He consistently starred in top-grossing Indian films with critical acclaim since mid-1970s to 80s, such as Amar Akbar Anthony, Muqaddar Ka Sikander, Namak Halaal, as well as some of his most acclaimed performances include Namak Haraam, Chupke Chupke, and Agneepath.

After taking a break from acting in the 1990s, his resurgence was marked in 2000 with Mohabbatein. Since then, he starred in several successful and acclaimed films such as Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Bunty Aur Babli, and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna.

Amitabh Bachchan - Rise To Stardom
Amitabh Bachchan – Rise To Stardom

Debut Film – Saat Hindustani

Amitabh Bachchan - Debut Film
Amitabh Bachchan – Debut Film

Successful Film – Sarkar

Amitabh Bachchan - Successful Film
Amitabh Bachchan – Successful Film

Career, Awards, and Achievements

Amitabh Bachchan has won numerous accolades in his career, including four National Film Awards as Best Actor 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.

He has also been honored with the Padma Vibhushan in 2015, and India’s highest award in the field of cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2018 for his contributions to Indian cinema.

Amitabh Bachchan - Career, Awards, And Achievements
Amitabh Bachchan – Career, Awards, And Achievements
Career DetailsInformation
Profession(s)Actor, Producer, Singer, Television Host, Former Politician
Debut FilmSaat Hindustani (1969)
Notable Roles Vijay in Deewaar, Jai in Sholay, Inspector Vijay Khanna in Zanjeer, Subhash Nagre in Sarkar, Auro in Paa, Bhaskor Banerjee in Piku
Recent Films – New Movies Chehre, Jhund, Brahmastra
Upcoming Films Mayday, Goodbye, The Intern
Popular Television Series Kaun Banega Crorepati, Yudh, Bigg Boss
Awards and Achievements Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Knight of the Legion of Honour, Four National Film Awards, Fifteen Filmfare Awards
Endorsements/Brand Collaborations Cadbury, Dabur, Emami, Gujarat Tourism, ICICI Bank, Kalyan Jewellers, Maggi, Parker Pens, Polio Eradication Campaign, Tata Sky
Philanthropy/Charity Work Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Campaign, Swachh Bharat Mission, Tuberculosis-Free India Campaign, UNICEF Ambassador for Hepatitis B Awareness, Wildlife Trust of India
Professional Associations Indian Film Industry, International Federation of Film Archives, Indian National Congress
Training and EducationSherwood College, Nainital; Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi
Production CompanyAmitabh Bachchan Corporation
Box Office Success – Hit Movies Sholay, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Amar Akbar Anthony, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Bunty Aur Babli, 3 Idiots, Badla
Critical Acclaim Movies Anand, Abhimaan, Namak Haraam, Agneepath, Black, Paa, Piku, Pink

Assets and Finances – Net Worth

Amitabh Bachchan - Assets And Finances
Amitabh Bachchan – Assets And Finances
Financial ProfileInformation
Net Worth in Rs. and DollarsRs. 3060 crore, $413 million
Per Movie Charges in Rs. and DollarsRs. 20 crore, $2.7 million
Per Endorsement Charges in Rs. and DollarsRs. 5-10 crore, $0.7-1.4 million
Sponsorship Deals Just Dial, IDFC First Bank, Alexa, Tanishq
Business Ventures AB Corp Ltd, ABCL, Big B FM
Investments Meridian Tech Pte,, Stampede Capital, Edelweiss Group, Singapore-based file sharing portal
Real Estate Holdings Jalsa, Prateeksha, Janak, Vatsa, Nilaya, Dimple, Juhu, Paris, Dubai
Luxury Items/Properties Owned Watches, Pens, Sunglasses, Shoes, Suits, Artworks
Cars Collection Rolls Royce Phantom, Bentley Arnage R, Bentley Continental GT, Lexus LX 470, Mercedes-Benz SL 500 AMG, Porsche Cayman S, Range Rover SUV, Mini Cooper, Toyota Land Cruiser, BMW 760Li, BMW X5, Mercedes Benz S320, Mercedes Benz S600, Mercedes Benz E240

Favorite Things, Likes and Dislikes

Amitabh Bachchan - Favorite Things, Likes And Dislikes
Amitabh Bachchan – Favorite Things, Likes And Dislikes
Favorite ThingsInformation
Favorite ActorDilip Kumar
Favorite ActressWaheeda Rehman
Favorite FilmKagaz Ke Phool
Favorite Music BandsThe Beatles, ABBA, The Rolling Stones
Favorite SportCricket
Favorite BooksThe Bhagavad Gita, Madhushala, The Godfather
Favorite ColorWhite
Favorite FoodBhindi Sabzi, Jalebi, Kheer, Gulab Jamun
Things s/he likeHonesty, Punctuality, Cleanliness
Things s/he dislikeDishonesty, Betrayal, Violence

Top 5 Best Films – Amitabh Bachchan

Film NameYear of ReleaseCharacter Played
Deewaar1975Vijay Verma
Black2005Debraj Sahai
Zanjeer1973Inspector Vijay Khanna

Controversies – Amitabh Bachchan

  • Accusations of sexual harassment by former Miss India World Sayali Bhagat, which were later clarified as a case of cybercrime.
  • Late actor Kader Khan’s allegations of Bachchan’s arrogance.
  • A land dispute case in Uttar Pradesh, which was later resolved with Bachchan receiving a clean chit.
  • Accusations of misleading advertising for e-commerce giant Flipkart.
  • His involvement in the Panama Papers leak.
Amitabh Bachchan -Controversies
Amitabh Bachchan – Controversies

Interesting Facts – Amitabh Bachchan

  • Bachchan was initially named Inquilaab, inspired by the phrase Inquilab Zindabad popularly used during the Indian independence struggle.
  • He wanted to become an engineer and was keen to join the Indian Air Force.
  • Bachchan has also worked as an executive in a shipping company in Kolkata.
  • He was rejected by All India Radio due to his deep voice.
  • Bachchan has been awarded the ‘Knight of the Legion of Honour’, France’s highest civilian honour.
  • He is the most nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 42 nominations.
Amitabh Bachchan - Interesting Facts
Amitabh Bachchan – Interesting Facts

In conclusion, Amitabh Bachchan’s journey is a testament to his talent, perseverance, and dedication. His contributions to Indian cinema have not only entertained millions but also inspired countless individuals to pursue their dreams, making him a true icon of Indian cinema.

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