Born Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan
October 11, 1942 (1942-10-11) (age 67)
Allahabad, United Province,
Other name(s) Big B
Occupation Film actor, producer, singer, television presenter
Years active 1969–presentr
Spouse(s) Jaya Bhaduri (1973–present)
Amitabh Bachchan (Hindi: अमिताभ बच्चन, pronounced [əmɪˈtaːbʱ ˈbətːʃən], born Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan on 11 October 1942), is an Indian film actor. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the "angry young man" of Bollywood cinema, and has since become one of the most prominent figures in the history of Indian cinema.
Bachchan has won numerous major awards in his career, including three National Film Awards and thirteen Filmfare Awards. He holds the record for most number of Best Actor nominations at the Filmfare Awards. In addition to acting, Bachchan has worked as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter, and was an elected member of the Indian Parliament from 1984 to 1987.