Amitabh Bachchan was born in Allahabad, India on October 11, 1942. Once he gets Bachelor of Arts degree, he became a freight broker in Calcutta. After a few years in Calcutta, Bachchan was fully prepared for a change. He decided to move to Bombay and take an attempt at Bollywood show business. By this time, India had been independent for nearly two decades, and Hindi cinema was flourishing. This long and rewarding career began in 1969 when he landed a role as a voice narrator in the Hit film Bhuvan Shome, which won a national Award.
In 1969, Bachchan made his film debut in “Saat Hindustani”. Even though the movie defeats heavily at the box office, Bachchan still handles to capture the attention of directors. Very early, the offers started rolling in.
In 1982, Bachchan had a serious accident during shooting. Fans prayed for his improvement. Bachchan survived the accident, but it motivated him to change career paths. In 1984, he exchanged his Bollywood stardom for a seat in the Indian Parliament. His political ambition proved to be short-lived; in 1987, he left his seat due to unforeseen controversy.
By the 1990’s, the stardom surrounding Bachchan had begun to fade. But his decision to start his own entertainment Production Company, Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited, and make himself CEO, put him back in the headlines.
Bachchan’s father was well known Hindi poet Dr. Harivansh Rai. His mother, Teji Bachchan, was a Sikh sybarite. Amitabh Bachchan was his parents’ first child. He has also one younger brother, named Ajitabh.
Bachchan is married to movie actress Jaya Bhaduri in 1973. They have two children, a daughter, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, married to industrialist Nikhil Nanda, whose grandfather was the Raj Kapoor (A film director). Bachchan and Bhaduri have a son also, Abhishek Bachchan, he is also an actor and is married to actress Aishwarya Rai.
Education: Bachchan went to Sherwood College, Nainital boarding school before registering in Delhi University, where he deserved his Bachelor of Arts degree. After this, he attended Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi.
Amitabh Bachchan Net Worth
Amitabh Bachchan has an estimated net worth of $460 million US dollars as of 2017. For his first job Amitabh got paid just 1000 rupees (usd15) but with his success and stardom, he has since risen in the top ranks with a price tag of 6-7 crores (about $1.08 million) per movie. He made a lot of his money in the 70’s as a new actor bringing something Bollywood which had not seen before.
With his success came countersigning deals. Amitabh has made a lot of money by doing advertisements for different companies like Parker Pens, Pepsi, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Dabur Honey and etc. For per advertisement, he takes 5-6 crores.
In 2000, how can we forget the show “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, hosted by Amitabh. His first impression on Indian television. Here he charged 25 lakhs per episode for the first season.
With a net worth of $460 million dollars, it is not an unexpected that he lives a life of luxury with a number of houses across India and other countries also. He owns some bungalows in places like Juhu worth some crore each. The most noteworthy is his house Pratiksha which is said to be the most popular building in the area valued at over 75 cores (over $11 million) and another bungalow with a stupendous price of 160 crores ( $24 million).
Bachchan is also known to have a love for opulence cars and has a collection of them which involve a Bentley, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Porsche Cayman, Jeep, Lamborghini and much more all with a price tag over 1 million dollars.
Amitabh Bachchan has invested in many upcoming business enterprises. In 2013, he bought a 10% pledge in Just Dial from which he made earnings of 4600 percent. He holds 3.4% equity in Stampede Capital, a financial technology firm dealing in cloud computing for financial markets. The Bachchan family also purchased shares worth $252,000 in Meridian Tech, a consulting company in the United States. Recently they made their first foreign investment in Ziddu.com, a cloud basis content distribution platform.
Amitabh Bachchan recently announced that, When I die, the assets that I shall leave behind, shall be shared equally between my daughter and my son. None of the Bachchan-Lal fans would have forgotten the intuitive conversation they had in the movie Kandahar, directed by Major Ravi. It noticeable the Angry Young Man’s debut in M-town and he has always been frank about his co-star Mohanlal’s acting caliber.
Whisper is that Sairat director, Nagraj Manjule is making a Hindi film with Amitabh Bachchan. The director has been working on a script for none other than the Megastar for which he’s very excited.
Additionally, to being a father and an actor, Amitabh Bachchan apportions his time to charitable causes. In 2003 he was assigned a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). He has achieved much success in his career. We look forward to his upcoming films or TV shows.