About Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan is a successful Indian actor. He gained prominence in the 1970s and soon earned a reputation as “the angry young man”. Amitabh is widely considered to be one of the most influential Indian actors in his generation. During his career, which now spans over four decades, Amitabh has starred in nearly 200 Indian movies. In the 70s and 80s Bachchan was so overwhelmingly productive, that Francois Truffaut, a legendary French director, has mockingly called him “a one man industry”. For 16 years Amitabh was ranked No. 1 on Box Office India. This sole fact goes a long way to explain why Amitabh Bachchan net worth is currently estimated at $50 million. His career achievements include 3 National Film Awards for Best Actor and 14 Filmfare Awards. In 1984 the Indian government awarded Amitabh with Padma Shri for his input in Hindi cinema.
Amitabh was born in Uttar Pradesh, in a family of Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. His father was an accomplished poet and a fairly wealthy man, although his fortune never reached the height comparable to Amitabh Bachchan net worth.
Amitabh was initially named Inquilaab, after a famous Indian Independence fighter and political activist Inquilab Zindabad. Translated from Hindi this name means “long live revolution”. Bachchan was also not his original surname. His father was born Shrivastava and only used the pseudonym Bachchan (literally: child-like) to sign his poems. However, this last name felt closer to Amitabh heart and he decided to use it his alias. In 1973 Amitabh married Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan, a prominent Indian politician and actress, best known for such movies as Zanjeer , Abhimaan, Chupke Chupke, Mili and Sholay . Jaya is currently representing Rajya Sabha in Indian parliament.
Amitabh Bachchan net worth started to grow in the late 1960s, following his debut on the movie Bhuvan Shome. After this breakthrough Amitabh landed one of the major roles on Saat Hindustani, where he acted along such stars as Jalal Agha, Utpal Dutt and Madhu. Although the movie was not financially successful, it garnered Amitabh his first prestigious accolade- National Film Award for the Best Newcomer.
In 1973 Bachchan was cast for Prakash Mehra’s film Zaanjeer. Unlike his preceding roles, Amitabh persona in this movie was quite dramatic and helped Bachchan establish himself as a universal actor, who is capable of more than portraying youngsters fallen in love. The movie itself went down into Bollywood history as one of the greatest, most artistic productions of all time. It garnered 4 Filmfare Awards, including one for the Best Story and Screenplay. Following an astonishing success of this movie the young Indian became one of the most demanded actors in Bollywood and Amitabh Bachchan net worth shot to the stars.