Amitabh bachchan

amitabh bachchan
amitabh bachchan

Overview: Net worth, biography and earnings

Amitabh Bachchan: A name that echoes through the walls of cinema halls even today. Born in 1942 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (now Prayagraj), Bachchan is the son of renowned Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan. He entered the world of acting through theatre in his early life and made his Bollywood debut in 1969 with the film Bhuvan Shome.

The 70s saw Bachchan rise to unimaginable fame with his “angry young man” roles. Films like Zanjeer, Deewar, and Sholay earned him nationwide recognition. With his deep baritone voice, intense eyes, and rebellious acting style, he ushered in a new era of cinema.

But Bachchan wasn’t confined to the “angry young man” persona. He embraced diverse characters, showcasing his versatility in comedies like Abhiy (Anand), historical dramas like Akbar (Bhool Bhulaiyaa), and mythological tales like Bhishma (Pukar). His adaptability kept him connected to a new generation of audience and further solidified his popularity.

Bachchan’s achievements are immense, boasting 15 Filmfare Awards and 4 National Film Awards. He was awarded the Legion of Honour, France’s highest civilian honor, in 2018. His contributions were further recognized with the Padma Bhushan in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2011.

Beyond films, Bachchan found success as a television host (Kaun Banega Crorepati) and a playback singer. He is also recognized as a global ambassador for Indian culture.

Even after decades of ups and downs, Amitabh Bachchan remains a towering figure in Indian cinema. His legacy lives not just in the roles he played, but also in his passion, dedication, and constant desire to reinvent himself. His story is a testament to the fact that talent and hard work combined make a true Shahenshah.

Name: Amitabh Srivastava (born Bachchan later)
Born: October 11, 1942, in Allahabad, India
Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88 meters)
Marital Status: Married to Jaya Bhaduri (1973-present)
Children: Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Abhishek Bachchan
Parents: Harivansh Rai Bachchan (father, renowned Hindi poet), Teji Bachchan (mother)

Awards and Accolades:

CategoryAwardYearFilm
National Film AwardsBest Actor1976Nishant
Best Actor1978Abhimaan
Best Actor1982Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Actor1990Agneepath
Filmfare AwardsBest Supporting Actor1971Anand
Best Supporting Actor1973Namak Haraam
Best Actor1978Amar Akbar Anthony
Best Actor1979Don
Lifetime Achievement Award1991
Best Actor1992Hum
Superstar of the Millennium2000
Best Supporting Actor2001Mohabbatein
Critics Award for Best Actor2002Aks
Filmfare Power Award2003
Critics Award for Best Actor2006Black
Best Actor2006Black
Special Award On Completion of 40 Years in Hindi Cinema2010
Critics Award for Best Actor2011Teen Deeware
Other Notable AwardsOrdre des Arts et des Lettres1991
Knight of the Legion of Honour2007
Dadasaheb Phalke Award2018
Legion of Honour2018
Television AwardsIndian Television Academy Award: Hall of Fame2020
Indian Television Academy Award: Best Anchor – Game/Quiz Show2005Kaun Banega Crorepati
Indian Television Academy Award: Best Anchor – Game/Quiz Show2006Kaun Banega Crorepati
Indian Television Academy Award: Best Anchor – Game/Quiz Show2008Kaun Banega Crorepati
Indian Television Academy Award: Best Anchor – Game/Quiz Show2013Kaun Banega Crorepati
Honorary AwardsPadma Shri1984
Padma Bhushan2001
Padma Vibhushan2015

Net Worth and Earnings:

Estimated Net Worth: $400 million (as of October 2023)

Major Sources of Income:

  • Acting fees
  • Brand endorsements
  • Production Ventures
  • Television hosting