Amitabh Bachchan is a famous and well known film actor of India who is also well known internationally. There are a lot of songs and movies attributed to Bachchan which have made him famous as well. He was not only a popular and attractive choice of directors during his youth but also in this age. An overview of his personal and professional life is as follows.
Amitabh Bachchan was born to a Hindu family in Allahabad, a city of India on October 11, 1942. He went to high school and Sherwood College, which was a boarding school like all the normal children. Then he went to Delhi University. After getting a bachelors degree he started working as a broker in Calcutta. However this was not the profession he was made for.
That is why he decided to change himself and start an altogether new line in life. He decided to move to Bombay and give a try working in show business in Bollywood. It was only about two decades when India had become independent.
This was the era of flourishing and development of the Hindi Cinema. Initially Bachchan got a role as voice narrator in 1969. He served this service in Bhuvan Shome where he also won the National Award.
Amitabh Bachchan’s father was a famous poet of Hindi named Dr. Harivansh Rai. His mother was a Sikh sybarite named Teji Bachchan. Bachchan’s father was well known Hindi poet Dr. Harivansh Rai. He was the first child of his parents and has only one younger brother named Ajitabh.
Bachchan married to a movie actress named Jaya Bhaduri in 1973 and since then they have been living as a happy and exemplary couple. They have a daughter named Shweta Bachchan Nanda and a son named Abhishek Bachchan.
Shweta is married to an industrialist Nikhil Nanda whose grandfather was a movie director named Raj Kapoor. Abhishek Bachchan is also a leading movie actor and has married the film actress Aishwaraya Rai.
Bachchan made his debut in 1969 named Saat Hindustani. In spite of failure of movie on box office, Bachchan got the attention of directors and was hired again. Even though the movie bombed heavily at the box office, Bachchan still captured the attention of directors. Very early, the offers started rolling in.
He met a serious accident in 1982 during shooting and later in 1984 he decided to change his line by getting a seat in Indian Parliament. But in 1987 he left his seat again and moved to movie business back.
Presently he owns a production company by his own name.
Amitabh Bachchan Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Amitabh Bachchan is about 460 million dollars. Initially he received only 1000 rupees for his first ever project. But with the rising fame and stardom, now his rate has been increased up to 6 to 7 crore. He is also known for this stupendous collection of luxury cars and houses. He also performed in advertisements of foreign and multinational brands. With his success came countersigning deals.
Amitabh has made a lot of money by doing advertisements for different companies like Parker Pens, Pepsi, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Dabur Honey and etc. For per advertisement, he takes 5-6 crores.
In 2000, how can we forget the show “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. His first job on Indian television. He charged 25 lakhs per episode for the first season.