Birthdate: 11 October 1942
Birth Place: Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Height in feet: 6 Feet 6 Inches
Sun Sign: Libra
Occupation: Bollywood Actor, Singer, Producer
Marital Status: Married
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Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan born 11 October 1942 is an Indian film actor. He was born in Allahabad in (1942) Uttar Pradesh, India. Bachchan first gained popularity in the early 1970s for movies like Deewar and Zanjeer, and was dubbed India's first "angry young man" for his on-screen roles in Bollywood, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades
He studied in Allahabad at Jnana Pramodhini and Boys High School. Bachchan is an alumnus of Sherwood College, Nainital. He later attended Kirori Mal College, Delhi University.
His father Harivansh Rai Bachchan was a Hindi poet and his mother Teji Bachchan was a Punjabi Sikh from Faisalabad, Punjab. Bachchan was initially named Inquilaab. His surname was Shrivastava, he replaced it with ‘Bachchan’, which was his father’s pen name. Bachchan is married to actress Jaya Bhaduri. The couple have two children, Shweta Nanda wife of businessman Nikhil Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan (actor) and husband of (actress) Aishwarya Rai. He has a younger brother, Ajitabh.
His first job was in Shaw Wallace. Amitabh later worked as a freight broker for a shipping firm called Bird and Co., in Kolkata, a job he quit to pursue a career in acting.