- NAME: Amitabh Bachchan
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Entrepreneur, Political Leader
- BIRTH DATE: October 11, 1942 (Age: 71)
- EDUCATION: Sherwood College, Delhi University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Allahabad, India
- Full Name: Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan
- AKA: Amitabh Bachchan
- AKA: Amitabh Harivansh Srivastav
- ZODIAC SIGN: Libra
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Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan is known for his roles in action movies like Zanjeer, and for hosting the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.
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Despite a few box-office failures in the 1990s, in the 2000s, Bachchan climbed his way back up to stardom as a film actor, earning additional Filmfare and International Film Award nominations for his work on films like Baghban (2003), Khakee (2004) and Paa (2009).
Bachchan married movie actress Jaya Bhaduri in 1973. The couple have two children, a daughter and a son. Their daughter, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, is married to industrialist Nikhil Nanda, whose grandfather was the film director Raj Kapoor. Bachchan and Bhaduri’s son, Abhishek Bachchan, is also an actor and is married to actress Aishwarya Rai.
In addition to being a father and an actor, Amitabh Bachchan devotes his time to charitable causes. In 2003 he was appointed a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
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