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26 AMAZING AMITABH BACHCHAN FACTS

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Amitabh Bachchan (born 11 October 1942) is an Indian film actor, film director, producer, music composer, television host. Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actor in history of Indian cinema as well as world cinema. So We concluded some most amazing facts about AMITABH BACHCHAN.

Here are the 26 interesting facts about AMITABH BACHCHAN.

Amitabh’s last name is Srivastava in real

Amitabh’s last name is Srivastava in real, but he uses his father’s nickname ‘Bachchan’ as his last name.

Big B’s height is 6 feet 2 inches

Big B’s height is 6 feet 2 inches, which is the highest height in Bollywood actor.

Amitabh’s first hit movie was ‘Zanzeer’ in 1973

As an actor Amitabh’s first hit movie was ‘Zanzeer’ in 1973. Earlier, his 12 films had flopped.

Amitabh Bachchan first film

Amitabh Bachchan started his acting career from the film ‘Saat Hindustani’ in 1969. For this film, he had paid Rs 1,000.

Amitabh Bacchan favourite screen name is vijay

His favorite screen name is Vijay. Big B was named as Vijay in more than 20 films. His second famous name was Amit.

Amitabh Bacchan and his wife Jaya Bachchan

Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan are the only real life couple who had worked together on screen in more than 16 films.

Amitabh Bachchan first job

Amitabh Bachchan joined his first job as an executive of a shipping firm in Kolkata and his first salary was Rs 500. His second job was also in Kolkata as a broker. Before going to the movies, his last salary was Rs.1680.

injury while performing his own stunts in collie movie

During the shooting of the 1983 movie "Coolie," he had a fatal injury while performing his own stunts. He had a splenic rupture and lost a large amount of blood, and immediately had a splenectomy.

amitabh bachchan played doubled role

Big B is the only actor who has played lots of double roles than any actor. (Don, Kasme-vaade, Sooryavansham, Bade Mian – Chote Mian, Lal Badshah). In 'Mahaan' he had even played a triple role.

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It is interesting to know that Amitabh got rejected to the All India Radio because of his voice. Here he went to work as a news reader.

Amitabh Bachchan wax model displayed at Madame Tussaud’s in London

Amitabh Bachchan is the first living Asian to have a wax model displayed at Madame Tussaud’s in London in 2001.

superstar of the century

In the Alexandria Film Festival in Egypt, 2001, Amitabh Bachchan was awarded as the title of ‘superstar of the century.’

first Indian actor to be paid over 1 Crore INR in remuneration for films

He is the first Indian actor to be paid over 1 Crore INR in remuneration for films. In fact, he was the only star till the 1990s to have been paid in crores.

amitabh bachchan in politics

In 1984, he entered politics and won a seat in Indian Parliament. But he resigned in 1987, as politics was not his forte. His popularity also decreased during this time.

Amitabh received France’s highest civilian honour

Amitabh received France’s highest civilian honour, the Knight of the Legion of Honor, in 2007 for his ‘exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond’.

Amitabh Bachchan has done double Masters Degree in Arts

Amitabh Bachchan has done double Masters Degree in Arts and wanted to became an engineer and wanted to join the Indian Air Force.

Amitabh Bachchan houses Pratiksha and Jalsa

Amitabh Bachchan has two houses (Pratiksha and Jalsa), which worth is more than Rs 200 crore. ‘Jalsa’ was a gift from director Ramesh Sippy to Amitabh.

amitabh bachchan movies

Amitabh Bacchan ruled not only the Hindi cinema but also the world cinema. More than 200 movies and still he will continue.

he has done 23 scenes in 5 hours

October 31, 2006, in the film “Shootout At Lokhandwala’ he has done 23 scenes in 5 hours. The entire unit was shocked by this.

Amitabh Bachchan carried the Olympic torch on July 27, 2012

Amitabh Bachchan carried the Olympic torch on July 27, 2012, during the last leg of its relay, in London's Southwark.

amitabh bachchan awarded with Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan Padma Vibhushan

The Government of India awarded him with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.

his father Harivanshrai Bacchan

In the movie Agneepath the poem that was spoken by Amitabh was written by his father Harivanshrai Bacchan.

Amitabh was supported by Mehmood in his days of struggle

Amitabh was supported by Mehmood in his days of struggle & he lived in Mehmood’s home.

Amitabh Bachchan got Big B title in the last years of the 90's

Amitabh Bachchan got Big B title in the last years of the 90's after his second comeback flim 'Mrityudaata'.

Amitabh Bacchan won the title of Actor of the Millennium

In a poll that was conducted by BBC News, Amitabh Bacchan won the title of ‘Actor of the Millennium’ by beating stars like Laurence Olivier, Charlie Chaplin & Marlon Brando.

Amitabh's film Khudha Gawaah

Amitabh's film 'Khudha Gawaah' was the most watched Indian movie in the history of Afghanistan. The film was shooted only in Afghanistan, at that time President of Afghanistan, has given VIP treatment to Amitabh and had also put their half air force only for his security.

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