Surprising Facts About Amitabh Bachchan

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50 Surprising and Unknown Facts About Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian film actor, film producer, television host, occasional playback singer, and former politician. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for films such as Zanjeer, Deewaar, and Sholay, and was dubbed India’s “angry young man” for his on-screen roles in Bollywood. Referred to as the Shahenshah of Bollywood (in reference to his 1988 film Shahenshah), Sadi ka Mahanayak (Hindi for, “Greatest actor of the century”), Star of the Millennium, or Big B, he has since appeared in over 200 Indian films in a career spanning more than five decades. Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema. We are going to tell Surprising Facts About Amitabh Bachchan in this article.


FACT#1. Amitabh Bachchan was born on 11 October 1942 in Allahabad city of Uttar Pradesh. His father was the famous poet Mr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan and mother Teji Bachchan. His younger brother’s name is Ajitabh Bachchan.

FACT#2. Amitabh’s father first named him ‘Inqilab Rai’ but then impressed by the words of his friend Sumitranandan Pant, then Shri Harivansh Rai Bachchan changed to Amitabh of his name. However, his family members later called him to nicknames like Amit and Munna.

FACT#3. On the day of his Mundan ceremony, Amitabh Bachchan had a deep wound in his head and also had many stitches. In fact, on that day a bull came to the door of his house, which had given him a knockout.

FACT#4. Amitabh Bachchan wanted to become an engineer in the Airforce but luck made him the ‘Emperor of Bollywood’. Like his father, Amitabh is also fond of writing and reading.

FACT#5. In the days of struggle, Amitabh has spent many nights on a bench kept near Marine Drive in Mumbai. They still get very emotional going around that place.

FACT#6. Amitabh Bachchan has also worked as an executive in a shipping company in Kolkata. Today, the serious voice of which is crazy for all, it was because of this voice that All India Radio rejected him.

FACT#7. He has also worked as a Radio Announcer in Kolkata. At that time, his salary was Rs 800 monthly.

FACT#8. When he came to Mumbai from Kolkata, he also had in his hand a recommendation letter written by his mother’s friend Indira Gandhi. Amitabh got his first break thanks to the same letter. Saat Hindustani was his first and only black and white film. For this, he also received the National Award.

FACT#9. Mehmood considered himself Amitabh Bachchan’s second father. He often said that Amitabh has two fathers, one to produce him and the other to teach him to earn. He was greatly helped by Amitabh during his struggling days.

FACT#10. Amitabh Bachchan is as successful as he was today, he was as much a failure in any phase. His 12 films flopped before the film ‘Zanjeer’. But he never lost courage.

FACT#11. He was also accompanied by Rajesh Khanna as lead actor in the film ‘Anand’. Amitabh Bachchan gained a lot of fame with this film. After the film ‘Zanjeer’ became a superhit, Amitabh had a line of filmmakers.

FACT#12. Amitabh Bachchan’s favorite name is Vijay and his character name was used in 20 films.

FACT#13. Amitabh has done more than 205 films so far. In 12 of these films, he appeared in a double role, while in ‘Mahan’ he did the triple role.

FACT#14. Amitabh’s fans affectionately call him by names like ‘Big B’, ‘Shahshah’, and ‘Mahanayak’. He is also known as ‘Angry Young Man’ due to his character in films. He is also called the ‘great hero of the century’ due to his immense love and ability in the world.

FACT#15. Amitabh Bachchan met his wife Jaya Bachchan for the first time at Film & Television Institute, Pune. Then their meeting started with the film ‘Guddi’.

FACT#16. Amitabh and Jaya have worked together in about 30 films. Romancing these two was first noticed by Nadira. Their last couple of film was Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.

FACT#17.Amitabh Bachchan is the first Bollywood actor to be nominated for the Best Actor Award for the most number of times. He used to be Shashi Kapoor’s first choice.

FACT#18. Amitabh Bachchan married Jaya Bhaduri in 1973, after which she became Jaya Bachchan. Amitabh is very close to his two children, Abhishek Bachchan, and Shweta Nanda Bachchan.

FACT#19.Big B keeps waving his glory in acting as well as singing. The song ‘Rang Barse Bhige Chunar Wali’ was written by Amitabh’s father Harivansh Rai and sung by Amitabh.

FACT#20. Amitabh’s mother Teji Bachchan was a very good friend of Indira Gandhi, while Amitabh and Rajiv Gandhi were also good friends. Amitabh entered politics in 1984 at the behest of Rajiv Gandhi. He contested from Allahabad Lok Sabha seat. In this election, he defeated ‘Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna’, the leader of Indian politics called Chanakya.

FACT#21. Amitabh was seriously injured during the shooting of the film ‘Coolie’. Amitabh was punched so fast in a scene by Puneet Issar, who played the villain in the film, that he had to get admitted to the hospital. At that time, the doctor had lost hope of his escape.

FACT#22. The whole country wished for Amitabh’s good health. His crores of fans used to offer special prayers to him. At the same time, his wife Jaya used to walk daily from the hospital to the Siddhi Vinayak temple, which was about 6 kilometers.

FACT#23. The 1992 film Khuda Witness was shot in India, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Bhutan. When the shooting of this film was being done in Afghanistan, the Sultan of the country put half of the country’s air force on duty to protect Amitabh.

FACT#24. Amitabh Bachchan is quite afraid of his wife Jaya Bachchan. Actually, he is still suffering the pain of the accident during the film ‘Coolie’. In such a situation, whenever they go out shooting, Jaya leaves them with strict instructions.

FACT#25. Whenever Amitabh has to shoot a Dangerous scene, he tells the members of the film unit in advance that no one should tell Jaya about that scene.

FACT#26. Amitabh Bachchan’s favorite actress is Waheeda Rehman. She says that she is the most beautiful actress in Bollywood.

FACT#27. Amitabh Bachchan is in a very funny mood with his children. At the same time, in professional life, they do their work with perfection.

FACT#28. Amitabh Bachchan did a film with Rishi Kapoor, titled ‘102 Not Out’. In this film, Amitabh played the role of Rishi’s father.

FACT#29. Amitabh Bachchan also knows how to praise people. Whenever he likes the work of an actor or actress, he wishes him by writing a letter.

FACT#30. Parveen Babi accused Amitabh Bachchan of killing himself. She was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia at the time. For this reason, the court rejected the charge leveled against Amitabh.

FACT#31. In 2001, Amitabh was conferred with the honor of the great hero of the century in Egypt. BBC News also called him a great hero of the century. He was awarded the Honorary Citizenship by Duville Town, France in 2003. Bruce Willis also considers him above the Hollywood star.

FACT#32. Big B’s daughter Shweta Bachchan is married to Nikhil Nanda. Nikhil’s mother is the daughter of Raj Kapoor. Hence there is a very special relationship between Bachchan and the Kapoor family.

FACT#33. His Four bungalows, Paritiksha, Janak, Jalsa, and Pratiksha, cost over 250 crores and ‘Jalsa’ was gifted to him.

FACT#34. Despite having a muscular disease, Amitabh Bachchan did stunts for the film Aks from a height of 30 feet.

FACT#35. Amitabh Bachchan has been meeting his fans every Sunday since 1982. Whether they are in the city themselves or not, a large number of fans are present outside their bungalow.

FACT#36. Amitabh Bachchan is also very fond of collecting watches and pens. He is also very fond of photography.

FACT#37. Amitabh Bachchan, who makes the world a fan of his performance, is himself a fan of expensive cars. His collection includes cars such as the Bentley Continental GT, Bentley Orange R, Mini Cooper S, Range Rover Vogue, Toyota Land Cruiser, Porsche Cayman S, and Rolls Royce Phantom.

FACT#38. Amitabh Bachchan was the first Asian to have his wax statue installed at Tussauds Museum in London.

FACT#39. Amitabh Bachchan’s acting and singing are all convincing but very few people know that he has another talent. They are ambidextrous, that is, they can easily write with both their hands.

FACT#40. There was a time when Amitabh Bachchan was in debt. Then he was offered to host ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. After this, his days had started again and he had repaid all his debts.

FACT#41. Amitabh Bachchan is still very active in films. He is working hard for his upcoming film ‘Brahmastra’. He spends a lot of time with Bollywood’s young stars.

FACT#42. Every third ad telecasted on television has a glimpse of Amitabh. His popularity can also be gauged from this. They have become brand images.

FACT#43. He is also very close to his granddaughters Aaradhya Bachchan and granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda. They miss no opportunity to spend time with these two.

FACT#44. Amitabh Bachchan does not like the word Bollywood because he only realizes the Hindi film world.

FACT#45. Amitabh Bachchan is very active on social media as compared to other actors. They often share their black and white photos of their children.

FACT#46. Amitabh Bachchan is fashionable and spreads his ramp at this age too.

FACT#47. In 2001, Amitabh was awarded a title like Padmabhushan.

FACT#48. Shortly before Sridevi’s death, Amitabh Bachchan wrote on Twitter that he was feeling something happening. He had worked in several films with Sridevi and perhaps he had a premonition of something going wrong.

FACT#49. Amitabh Bachchan’s memory is very sharp. They never forget to give her a happy message on anyone’s birthday. They still wish everyone on social media.

FACT#50. Amitabh Bachchan is very close to his family and tries to celebrate every special day with the whole family.

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