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Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian actor born on October 11, 1942 in Allahabad[?], India.

The eldest son of Harivanshrai Bachchan, a well known contemporary poet, and Teji Bachchan[?], he was brought up in the rich tradition of the arts. He did his schooling at Sherwood College in Nainital and went on to Delhi University[?] to earn an arts degree.

His first film was called Saat Hindusthani and he has since made over a hundred films in a career that included such box office successes as Zanjeer, Deewar, Sholay and Amar Akbar Anthony. Amitabh Bachchan is most famous for introducing into Hindi cinema, the character of the "angry young man" in stark contrast to the more romantic characters being played by his contemporaries.

Amitabh Bachchan retired from the film industry to briefly enter politics by winning a seat in parliament from his hometown of Allahabad. However, his political career was short lived.

Amitabh returned to Bollywood by founding his own production company called Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited[?] which produced several films such as Mani Ratnam's Bombay and Shekar Kapoor[?]'s Bandit Queen. The company burst into the limelight in 1996 when it was responsible for bringing to India, the Miss World Pageant but was then mired with controversy when the company was not able to pay its dues.

In 1997 at the age of 55, Amitabh Bachchan made his comeback to cinema with the film Mrityudata. In 1999, in a BBC Online Poll, Amitabh Bachchan was named the Superstar of the Millennium ahead of the likes of Alec Guiness and Marlon Brando. In June, 2000 he became the first living Asian to have a wax statue erected in his honour at Madame Tussaud's.

In the same year, Amitabh Bachchan once again re-entered Indian popular culture by anchoring the hugely popular quiz program Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Amitabh Bachchan married Jaya Badhuri[?], a film star in her own right and they have two children, Abhishek and Shweta. Abhishek Bachchan[?] is all set to follow in his father's footsteps as a Bollywood actor.

Filmography

1969
Saat Hindustani  
1971
Anand Guddi
Parwaana Pyar Ki Kahani
Reshma Aur Shera (Guest)  
1972
Bansi Birju Bombay to Goa
Ek Nazar Jaban
Piya Ka Ghar Raaste Ka Patthar
Sanjog  
1973
Abhimaan Baandhe Haath
Gehri Chaal Haath (Guest)
Namak Haram Saudagar
Zanjeer  
1974
Benaam Dost (Guest)
Kasauti Majboor
Roti Kapda aur Makaan  
1975
Chhoti si Baat Chupke Chupke
Deewar Faraar
Hera Pheri Mili
Sholay Zameer
1976
Do Anjaane Kabhie Kabhie
1977
Adalat Aalap
Amar Akbar Anthony Imaan Dharam
Khoon Paseena Parvarish
1978
Besharam Don
Ganga Ki Saugandh Kasme Vaade
Trishul  
1979
Gol Maal (Guest) The Great Gambler
Jurmaana Kaala Patthar
Manzil Mr. Natwarlaal
Muqaddar ka Sikandar Suhaag
1980
Anusandhan (Guest) Chashme Baddoor (Guest)
Do aur Do Panch Dostaana
Ram Balraam Shaan
1981
Barsaat ki Ek Raat Kaalia
Lawaaris Naseeb
Silsila Yaraana
1982
Bemisaal Desh Premee
Khuddar Namak Halaal
Nastik Satte pe Satta
Shakti  
1983
Andha Kanoon Coolie
Mahaan Pukar
1984
Inquilaab Sharaabi
1985
Giraftaar (Guest) Mard
1986
Aakhree Rasta  
1987
Hero Hiralal (Guest) Jalwa (Guest)
Shahenshah Soorma Bhopali (Guest)
1988
Ganga Jamuna Saraswati Kaun Jeeta Kaun Haara (Guest)
1989
Jaadugar Main Azaad Hoon
Toofan  
1990
Aaj ka Arjun Agneepath
Krodh (Guest)  
1991
Ajooba Akayla
Hum Indrajeet
1992
Khuda Gawah  
1994
Insaniyat  
1997
Mrityudaata  
1998
Majorsaab Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan
1999
Lal Baadshah Sooryavansham
Biwi No. 1 ( Special ) Hindustan Ki Kasam
Kohraam  
2000
Mohhabatein  
2001
Ek Rishta- The Bond of Love Aks
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham  
2002
Aankhen Hum Kisise Kum Nahi
Agnivarsha Kaante
2003
Armaan  

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http://www.amitabhbachchan.net/

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