Date of Birth: 11-Oct-42
Birth Place: Allahabad, India
Description: Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian film actor mainly starring in Hindi films. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the "angry young man" of Hindi cinema, and has since become one of the most prominent figures in the history of Indian cinema. Bachchan has won numerous major awards in his career, including four National Film Awards, three of which are in the Best Actor category, and fourteen Filmfare Awards. He is the most-nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 36 nominations overall. In addition to acting, Bachchan has worked as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter, and was an elected member of the Indian Parliament from 1984 to 1987. His father, Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan was a well-known Hindi poet, while his mother, Teji Bachchan was a Sikh-Punjabi from Faisalabad. Bachchan made his film debut in 1969 as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen's National Award winning film Bhuvan Shome. Thereafter he got his first acting role as one of the seven protagonists in Saat Hindustani where Bachchan won his first National Film Award for Best Newcomer. Bachchan turned producer by setting up Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd. (A.B.C.L.) in 1996. In the year 2000, Bachchan stepped up to host Kaun Banega Crorepati after whuch he made a huge comeback into mainstream Hindi cinema. His latest movie which won him a National Award was Paa, which released at the end of 2009. Sourced from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amitabh_Bachchan)
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Right from the day the movie was announced, Ribhu Dasgupta’s Te3n seemed like a spiritual successor to Kahaani and this comes as no surprise since Kahaani’s director Sujoy Ghosh is one of the producers of this film. But does Te3n live up to the rich legacy of the original? Let’s find out. Te3n tells us the tale of one John Biswas (Amitabh Bachchan), an aged man in search of his granddaughter who was kidnapped eight years ago. One of the inspectors involved in the original investigation was so traumatized by the event that he became a priest and now goes by the name of Father Martin (Nawazuddin Siddiqui). In the present day, John regularly goes to the police station and pesters a cop named Sarita (Vidya Balan) for news about his daughter. Finally one day a very similar kidnapping takes place and the case is blown wide open after a long time. Sarita enlists Father Martin’s help to solve the case while John conducts his investigation by himself as they delve into a terrifying world of intrigue and suspense. Ribhu Dasgupta manages to beautifully convey his love for the City Of Joy through the visuals he gives us. The movie looks gorgeous and manages to evoke Kolkatta beautifully. But it falters when it comes to the sluggish screenplay which ultimately proves to be the film’s weakest link. Te3n moves at its own sweet space and the whole thing gets rather tedious. Moreover many people felt that the final twist, unlike Kahaani, was something they definitely saw coming a long way off. And now coming to the strongest point of the movie - the performances. Amitabh Bachchan puts in a solid performance and his portrayal of a tired but determined old man will truly stay with you. Vidya Balan infuses a strong energy into the film with her performance while Nawazuddin Siddique once more evocates some of the best moments in the film with his subtle but dry portrayal of a priest. Overall, Te3n is no Kahaani but it is still a very good film in its own right. If you enjoy slow potboilers with some fantastic performances and truly thrilling moments, Te3n is definitely the film for you. We shall go with Te3n stars for this movie!
The latest financial scandal to hit the world is the discovery of the Panama papers, a number of documents that detail hidden offshore assets of various celebrities from around the world. What India is most interested in however is the fact that it also includes names like Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Interestingly, according to the documents, Bachchan owns a number of offshore companies for the purpose of tax evasion. Big B however has finally spoke out about the whole scam and denied any involvement. Here’s what he had to say, “I do not know any of the companies referred to by Indian Express - Sea Bulk Shipping Company Ltd, Lady Shipping Ltd, Treasure Shipping Ltd, and Tramp Shipping Ltd. I have never been a director of any of the above stated companies. It is possible that my name has been misused.” He further added, “I have paid all my taxes including on monies spent by me overseas. Monies that I have remitted overseas have been in compliance with law, including remittances through LRS, after paying Indian taxes. In any event the news report in Indian Express does not even suggest any illegality on my part.” Let’s see how this latest controversy turns out for Big B! Tags: Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan was one of those celebrities who narrowly avoided a mishap after a fire broke out during the Make In India event at Mumbai’s Girgaum Chowpatty. Big B immediately took to Twitter and revealed just how close he came to being caught up in the fire. He revealed, “First Off : I am safe and well .. a providential escape from fire at Make in India event where i had just finished performing ! What happened at event ? I just finished my performance got off stage and sat in my car and left .. just then fire on stage broke ! Production was wanting me to stay & go back on to meet the CM .. had I gone back would have been caught in fire .. providential. But its God's grace that immediate action was taken and the fire brought under control .. and no casualties !! But frightening !!” In addition to Amitabh Bachchan, a number of other celebrities including Aamir Khan, Hema Malini, CM Devendra Fadnavis and Uddhav Thackeray were also present at the event. Apparently, the fire was caused by the pyrotechnics installed below the stage. Thankfully, there were no casualties. Tags: Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan
The commuters of one of Mumbai’s local trains were in for a rather pleasant and special surprise when they were joined by none other than Amitabh Bachchan himself recently. The actor was there to support Saurabh Nimbkar who sings in local trains to raise money for Cancer charities. Saurabh has also featured on Big B’s show Aaj Ki Raat Zindagi and Bachchan decided to surprise him by dropping in unannounced. The superstar rode the train from VT to Bhandup and even interacted with the other commuters. What’s more, Amitabh Bachchan even enthralled the crowds by singing his superhit Rang Barse number. Big B described the experience in the following words, “Saurabh Nimbkar, sitting to my left in the picture, that came on our show #AKRHZ, plays the guitar and sings on local trains and collects the meagre money he gets from co-passengers, to distribute to the less fortunate cancer patients and their families, in the city. His story was heart breaking, I felt I would want to sit by him and travel the distance he does, do what he does, in a show of support and spirit for his incredible thinking.” Kudos to Big B for doing something so amazing.
Amitabh Bachchan is such a popular personality on Twitter that it was only a matter of time before he attracted the attention of a random hacker. Apparently, Big B’s Twitter profile has been hacked so that it shows as if he is following a number of sex sites. Bachchan himself broke the news to his followers and revealed, “WHOA !..My Twitter handle hacked ! Sex sites planted as 'following' ! Whoever did this, try someone else, buddy, I don't need this !” It seems like the offensive sites have now been unfollowed but Twitter experts claim that it may not necessarily be the work of a hacker. Using certain apps with your Twitter account could cause you to follow random profiles which is probably what must have happened with Big B. In any case, we are glad he found out before people started getting the wrong idea.