There is no doubt that Amitabh Bachchan is the most ‘Honorable’ actor in the Bollywood. The 69 years old Amitabh Bachchan has completed 40 years in the Bollywood. As his birthday has gone on 11th October, let’s see some of the unknown and most interesting facts about him.
His father Harivansh Rai Bachchan wanted to name him ‘Inquilab’ which means 'revolution' before named him Amitabh (brilliance).
From the beginning, he has fondness for sunglasses and wrist watches. He has a big collection of wrist watches and sun-glasses. Any brand like Omega, Cartier, and many more will be found invariably in his collection.
Big B is more conscious about the time. Generally, Bollywood actors rarely come on time where as Big B is rarely too late.
Big B earned the award of ‘Star of the millennium’ in 1999 by BBC online poll as Amitabh Bachchan received more vote than Hollywood actors such as Laurence Olivier, Charlie Chaplin, and Marlon Brando in BBC online pole.
He did his schooling from Sherwood College, Nainital and later on completed B.sc in Kirori Mal College of the Delhi University.
Amitabh Bachchan wished to become an engineer as his career option during school days and also he had decided to join the Indian Air force at one Point of his life. He was more interested in science subjects, but feared awfully in subjects of languages.
Amitabh Bachchan is an ambidextrous person as he can write with both hands equally well.
He has done his first job in Shaw and Wallace. Also he has done job for the shipping company, ‘Bird & Co.’ based in Calcutta.
When Big B went for the job as a newsreader at ‘All India Radio’, he was rejected as his voice was not considered perfect for the news reader.
He has spent so many nights on the bench at Marine Drive, Mumbai during his struggling days in order to establish his position in the Bollywood.
In 1969, Amitabh got chance to start his bollywood career with the film of Khwaja Abbas ‘Saat Hindustni’ then he worked with Sunil Dutt’s home production film ‘Reshma & Shera’ and he was appreciated for his work.
He said that if he did not become an actor, then he would be selling milk in the Allahabad.
After the success of film ‘Anand’ he had a spate of 10 flop films like Parwaana, Pyar ki Kahani, Bombay Talkies, Bansi Birju, Ek Nazar, Raaste Ka Patthar, Sanjog, Garam Masala, and Bandhe Haath. But it was Prakash Mehra’s film ‘Zanzeer’ in 1973 that proved turning point for the Amitabh Bachchan’s film journey.
Bachchan’s favourite screen name is ‘Vijay’. He has kept name ‘Vijay’ in the film Diwar, Zanzeer, Shakti, and Agnipath. Apart from this, he likes to play Police Inspector role in the film.
Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri first met at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and later on the set of Hrishikesh Mukherji's ‘Guddi’.
Amitabh Bachchan has a sharp memory and he never forgets the birthday or special occasion of his relatives and close ones.
The News Media has given a name ‘Big B’ to Amitabh Bachchan where as his parents called ‘Munna’ and ‘Amit’ by his close friends.
When Amitabh was in a critical condition after accident on the sets of Coolie, his wife Jaya walked barefoot daily from the Breach Candy Hospital to the famed Siddhi Vinayak Temple, located six kilometres away to pray for his quick recovery.
Amitabh Bachchan is a vegetarian and his favorite food is Aloo Puri, Pakodas, Dhoklas and Parathas. Also he loves to eat Gulabjabuns.
Amitabh Bachchan won the title of Hottest Vegetarian Alive in a 'People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) poll.
Amitabh Bachchan deems Waheeda Rehman as one of the most beautiful women in the film industry.
Amithabh worked with Rajesh Khanna in the film Anand and Namak Haram and both the times he won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Trophy.
The President of Afghanistan ‘Najibullah’ provided Amitabh with half of his country's air force for protection during the shooting of the movie 'Khuda Gawah'.
Amitabh Bachchan first sang a playback song for the film Mr Natwarlal.
In 1983, during diwali he was burned in the left hand after this incident he kept his hand in pocket in Sharabi film.
At the age of 58, Big B jumped from a height of 30 feet, together with co-star Manoj Bajpai for his film Aks in 2001.
Big B has created a rule to have at least one meal with his family and also wishes his meals to be served to him by Jaya.
Big B reads the holy ‘Bhagwad Gita’ regularly.
Shweta and Abhishek are his severest critics according to Amitabh who gives advice and opinion for his hair, clothes, and dancing.
In 1984 on a congress ticket, Amitabh won the Allahabad parliamentary seat by defeating veteran Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna. But he resigned from Parliament after four years and left politics forever.
Amitabh is the only Asian actor who got the invitation for the famous BBC’s Wagon show.
Ironically, when Amitabh was passing from his career’s best time he refused to endorse any products.
Despite completing 40 years in Bollywood, the ageing actor is not the one to rest on his success. He has busy schedule and also hosting the ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ season 5 on Sony TV. He is the only Shahenshah of Bollywood.
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