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Wishing Bollywood's Big B a very Happy 77th Birthday
Amitabh Bachchan who was born as Inquilaab Srivastava 11 October 1942. Star of the Millennium, or Big B has since appeared in over 190 Indian films in a career spanning almost five decades.
Lucknow: Amitabh Bachchan who was born as Inquilaab Srivastava 11 October 1942. Star of the Millennium, or Big B has since appeared in over 190 Indian films in a career spanning almost five decades.
Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema as well as world cinema.
We can say Amitabh Bachchan as Bollywood superstar or century megastar, but every word is small for him. His fans want to know each and everything that is related to his life. He has spent many nights at Marine Drive.
Amitabh Bachchan has suffered rejection several times in the early days from his born in Allahabad, to Nainital to Delhi where he has done his studies. In starting his aim was not Entertainment. He wanted to go in Air Force and wanted to serve the country.
Here are 20 Facts about Amitabh Bachchan:
1. Amitabh Bachchan has done double Masters Degree in Arts.
2. Amitabh wanted to become an engineer and wanted to join the Indian Air Force.
3. After completion, his studies in Delhi, Amitabh has joined his first job as an executive of a shipping firm in Kolkata.
4. His first salary was Rs 500.
5. Amitabh’s last name is Srivastava in real, but he uses his father’s nickname ‘Bachchan’ as his last name.
6. His father Harivansh Rai Bachchan wanted to put his name Inkalaab, but after the advice of the poet Sumitra Nandan Pant he was named as Amitabh.
7. Big B’s height is 6 feet 2 inches, which is the highest height in Bollywood actor.
8. In 1969, he started his filmy career by giving his voice in Mrinal Sen’s Bengali film.
9. Sunil Dutt has signed him first in his film ‘Reshma Aur Shera’. For this Indira Gandhi had written a letter to her friend Nargis, the actress. This film was released in 1971.
10. In the film ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’, in 1977 director Satyajit Ray had used the voice of Amitabh Bachchan.
11. It is interesting to know before this Amitabh got rejected to the All India Radio because of his voice. Here he went to work as a news reader.
12. Amitabh Bachchan started his acting career from the film ‘Saat Hindustani’ in 1969.
13. For this film, he had paid Rs 1,000.
14. Amitabh is one of the Mentors was the famous comedian Mehmood also. In the early days, Amitabh lived in his home.
15. As an actor Amitabh’s first hit movie was ‘Zanzeer’ in 1973. Earlier, his 12 films had flopped.
16. His favorite screen name is Vijay. Big B was named as Vijay in more than 20 films. His second famous name was Amit.
17. He met his wife Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan first time in Pune’s Film and Television Institute. Amitabh came here for his shooting of ‘Saat Hindustani’ while Jaya was studying there.
18. Amitabh and Jaya are the only real life couple who had worked together on screen in more than 30 films.
19. Amitabh ‘s film ‘Khuda Gawaah ” was the most watched Indian movie in Afghanistan. The film was shooted only in Afghanistan, at that time there’s President Najibullah Ahmedjai has given VIP treatment to Amitabh and had also put their half air force only for his security.
20. Amitabh can write with both rights as well as left hands.
Apart from all this Amitabh Bacchan has also been honoured with Dada Saheb Phalke award 2019. We wish him all smiles and happiness on his 77th birth anniversary.