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Amitabh Bachchan Filmography

Teen Patti ( Amitabh Bachchan, Madhavan, Boman Irani, Raima Sen)
Rann ( Amitabh Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Gul Panag, Sudeep, Neetu Chandra, Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Mohnish Behl)
Aladin ( Amitabh Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Sanjay Dutt, Juhi Chawla, Jacqueline Fernandez)
The Last Lear ( Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal)
God Tussi Great Ho ( Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Sohail Khan)
Sarkar Raj ( Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan)
Bhoothnath ( Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla, Satish Shah, Rajpal Yadav, Shahrukh Khan)
Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag ( Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Prashant Raj, Mohanlal, Sushmita Sen, Nisha Kothari, Rajpal Yadav)
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom ( Abhishek Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Lara Dutta, Bobby Deol, Amitabh Bachchan)
Cheeni Kum ( Amitabh Bachchan, Tabu, Paresh Rawal)
Eklavya ( Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Vidya Balan, Jackie Shroff, Boman Irani, Jimmy Shergill, Raima Sen, Sharmila Tagore)
Shootout At Lokhandwala ( Vivek Oberoi, Sanjay Dutt, Tusshar Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sunil Shetty)
Nishabd ( Amitabh Bachchan, Jiah Khan)
Baabul ( Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Salman Khan, Rani Mukherjee, John Abraham, Om Puri)
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna ( Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Kiron Kher)
Darna Zaroori Hai ( Amitabh Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Mallika Sherawat, Anil Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Randeep Hooda, Sunil Shetty)
Family - Ties Of Blood ( Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Aryeman, Bhumika Chawla)
Ek Ajnabee ( Amitabh Bachchan, Perizaad Zorabian, Vikram Chatwal)
Dil Jo Bhi Kahey ( Karan Sharma, Amitabh Bachchan, Revathy, Annabelle Wallace, Bhumika Chawla)
Viruddh ( Amitabh Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore, John Abraham, Anusha Dandekar)
Sarkar ( Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Kay Kay, Katrina Kaif)
Paheli ( Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Juhi Chawla, Amitabh Bachchan, Sunil Shetty, Anupam Kher)
Bunty Aur Babli ( Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, Amitabh Bachchan)
Waqt – A Race Against Time ( Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra)
Black ( Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee)
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo ( Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Divya Khosla)
Kyon, Ho Gaya Na ( Aishwarya Rai, Vivek Oberoi, Amitabh Bachchan)
Lakshya ( Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Amitabh Bachchan)
Deewar ( Amitabh Bachchan, Akshaye Khanna, Amrita Rao, Sanjay Dutt)
Dev ( Amitabh Bachchan, Om Puri, Amrish Puri, Fardeen Khan, Kareena Kapoor)
Hum Kaun Hai ( Amitabh Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia, Moushmi Chatterjee, Dharmendra)
Aitbaar ( Amitabh Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, John Abraham)
Khakee ( Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar, Tusshar Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai)
Baghban ( Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Salman Khan)
Boom ( Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Katrina Kaif, Padma Lakshmi, Madhu Sapre, Gulshan Grover)
Armaan ( Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Gracy Singh, Preity Zinta)
Agni Varsha ( Jackie Shroff, Raveena Tandon, Amitabh Bachchan)
Kaante ( Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Lucky Ali)
Aankhen ( Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Sushmita Sen, Paresh Rawal)
Hum Kisise Kum Nahin ( Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Aishwarya Rai)
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham ( Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor)
Amar Akbar Anthony ( Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, Neetu Singh, Pran)
Kabhie Kabhie ( Amitabh Bachchan, Simi Garewal, Shashi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh)
Don (1978) ( Zeenat Aman, Amitabh Bachchan, Pran)
Deewar ( Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi, Shashi Kapoor, Neetu Singh)
Anand ( Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan)
Sholay ( Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Amjad Khan, Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan)
Aks ( Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpai, Nandita Das, Raveena Tandon)
Ek Rishta ( Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Juhi Chawla, Karisma Kapoor)
Mohabbatein ( Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Uday Chopra, Jugal Hansraj, Jimmy Shergill, Shamita Shetty, Kim Sharma, Preeti Jhangiani, Aishwarya Rai)
Lawaaris ( Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Amjad Khan)
Mrityudaata ( Amitabh Bachchan, Karisma Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia)
Sooryavansham ( Amitabh Bachchan, Soundarya, Anupam Kher, Kader Khan)
Kohram ( Amitabh Bachchan, Nana Patekar, Danny Denzongpa, Jackie Shroff, Tabu)
Hindustan Ki Kasam ( Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Manisha Koirala, Sushmita Sen)

Amitabh Bachchan Biography

Amitabh Bachchan -- the ‘Shahenshah’ of Bollywood was born to well-known poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan in Allahabad on October 11, 1942.

Amitabh went to Sherwood College, a boarding school in Nainital, and then to Kirori Mal College in Delhi University where he earned a double MA.

The elder son of Harivansh Rai Bachchan was a former stage actor, radio announcer and freight company executive in Shaw Wallace in Calcutta, before coming to the land of dreams, Bombay (now Mumbai). He had to struggle a lot in Bollywood because of his unconventional looks and his height. At 6’3”, he was considered far too tall by the filmmakers. Surprisingly, despite having a rich baritone voice, Bachchan failed in an audition at the All India Radio!

Ultimately, it was K A Abbas who gave Amitabh his first break in ‘Saat Hindustani’ (1969). But the film failed miserably, with Bachchan going almost unnoticed.

Amitabh played the lead role, for the first time in his career, in ‘Pyar Ki Kahani’ (1971), directed by Ravikant Nagaich.

It was on the sets of B R Ishara’s ‘Ek Nazar’ (1972) that Amitabh and Jaya Bhaduri realized that they were in love with each other. They married soon after.

Though Amitabh got an award for the best supporting actor for ‘Anand’ (1972), he was eclipsed by a stellar performance from Rajesh Khanna.

It was his 13th film 'Zanjeer’, directed by Prakash Mehra, which catapulted Amitabh to fame. In the film, he played a strict police officer. The role, which fetched him the title ‘The Angry Young Man’, came to him by default. A host of actors like Dharmendra, Dev Anand and Raj Kumar refused to do the role on account of some apprehension.

Then began a remarkable journey to fame and success. In no time the Indian film industry was declared a ‘One Man Industry’, and Bachchan its undisputed king.

Amitabh had his ‘sweet revenge’ against Rajesh Khanna by outshining him in ‘Namak Haraam’ (1974). The film secured him another award for Best Supporting Actor.

The year 1975 saw the release of Amitabh’s two biggest hits till date. Ramesh Sippy’s ‘Sholay’ and Yash Chopra’s ‘Deewaar’. Amitabh got his first Best Actor Award for Manmohan Desai’s ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ (1977), next year for ‘Don’ and then for ‘Hum’ (1991).

He also bagged the National Award for Best Actor for ‘Agneepath’, which was made by the late Mukul Anand.

Amitabh worked with a host of directors in the 70s and the 80s ranging from Prakash Mehra to Yash Chopra and from Hrishikesh Mukherjee to Manmohan Desai.

After ‘Zanjeer’ Amitabh again joined hands with Prakash Mehra to give hits like ‘Hera Pheri’ (1975), ‘Muqaddar Ka Siqander’ (1979), ‘Lawaaris’ (1981), ‘Namak Halaal’ (1982) and ‘Sharaabi’ (1984).

Yash Chopra exploited the romantic side of Bachchan to the hilt in ‘Kabhi Kabhie’ (1976) and ‘Silsila’ (1981). Bachchan also did the ‘angry’ roles with Yash Chopra in ‘Trishul’ (1978) and ‘Kaala Patthar’ (1979).

Bachchan essayed a fantastic range of ‘off-beat’ roles under the direction of veteran Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Apart from ‘Anand’ and ‘Namak Haraam’, he gave standout performances in ‘Abhimaan’ (1973) ‘Mili’ (1975), ‘Chupke Chupke’ (1975), ‘Jurmana’ (1979) and ‘Bemisaal’ (1982).

With the late Manmohan Desai, the director with the Midas touch, Amitabh did nine films, which included blockbusters like ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, ‘Suhaag’ (1979) and ‘Coolie’ (1983).

The adulation for Amitabh became clear when he was gravely injured during the filming of ‘Coolie’ in 1983. While he was battling for life in the hospital, the whole nation offered prayers at temples and mosques for his recovery. His other hits with ‘Man’ were ‘Parvarish’ (1977), ‘Naseeb’ (1981), ‘Desh Premee’ (1982) and ‘Mard’ (1985).

Amitabh’s sizzling on-screen chemistry with Rekha worked wonders at the box office. No wonder, the delectable duo was considered one of the most successful Bollywood pairs. They worked together for the first time in Dulal Guha’s ‘Do Anjaane’ (1976).

Amitabh matched the acting skills of another great actor in Ramesh Sippy’s ‘Shakti’ (1982). The son of a strict police officer (Dilip Kumar), he takes to the life of high crime and smuggling. It was a big challenge for Amitabh the actor, and he came out with flying colors.

In the wake of the assassination of Indira Gandhi in 1984, on the advice of his close friend Rajiv Gandhi, he contested the general elections for the first time from his hometown Allahabad. His electoral debut proved the Waterloo of stalwart H N Bahuguna.

His stint in politics, however, proved short-loved. As ill luck would have it, Amitabh got embroiled in some scandals. Having realized that politics was not his cup of tea, Amitabh resigned his seat in Parliament, vowing never to dabble in politics again.

In 1988 came Tinu Anand’s ‘Shahenshah’. It blazed a new trail, with Amitabh becoming the first major film star to take his film’s distribution rights for Mumbai in lieu of his salary.

The post-‘Shahenshah’ period marked a lull in the career of Amitabh. A host of mediocre films like ‘Ganga Jamuna Saraswati’, ‘Toofan’, ‘Jaadugar’ littered this phase of Bachchan’s career.

But then, the Big B bounced back – in brilliant fashion-- when the industry started to write him off. The comeback film was ‘Hum’ (1991) which was a smashing hit, thanks to Big B’s stellar performance.

A few years later, Amitabh started his own production company, the Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL). ABCL ventured into film distribution with Mani Ratnam’s ‘Bombay’. It also was the principal sponsor of the Miss World Contest, held in Bangalore in 1996.

Unfortunately, ABCL fell on evil days, buried neck deep in debt. The company’s cup of woe ran over when his films flopped miserably at the box-office. And he was again ‘written off’ by the industry.

This time, too, Bachchan bounced back in style. Only, it was his performance on the small screen that revived the Bachchan magic. The host of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ once again rode the roller coaster of fame. A mellowed Bachchan found himself firmly ‘locked’ in the hearts of millions of his adoring fans. The show represented a paradigm shift in the history of Indian television. It is still luxuriating in the lap of success.

Then came the international accolades. Amitabh was chosen Superstar of the Millennium, easing out giants like Sir Lawrence Olivier and Charlie Chaplin on a BBC online poll. National recognition followed soon. On January 26, 2001 he was awarded the Padma Bhushan for his outstanding contributions to Indian Cinema.

Amitabh is a relieved man now, having paid off all his debts. What is more, he is once again a force to reckon with in the Indian film industry and has some very interesting films coming up.

Undoubtedly, Amitabh is still the Shahenshah of the Indian film industry. The Big B is an icon who has survived three decades of competition, even trends. And emerged a winner.

Amitabh Bachchan News & Features

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