Name: Amitabh Harivansh Srivastava
Date of Birth: 11th October, 1942.
Place of Birth: Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (U.P.)
Father: Sh. Harivansh Rai Bachchan (Well known poet)
Mother: Teji Bachchan
Wife: Jaya Bachchan nee Bhaduri
Son: Abhishek Bachchan (married to Aishwarya Rai)
Daughter: Shweta Nanda (married to Nikhil Nanda)
Education: He is double M.A.(Master of arts). He completed his education from Sherwood college, Nainital and Kirori Mal college, Delhi University.
Before joining the movies he worked in a shipping company at Calcutta and also as a radio announcer.
First movie: Saat Hindustani (1969)
Political Life: He was closely associated with former Indian Prime minister Smt. Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv Gandhi. He won Lok sabha election from Allahabad in the Congress seat but had to leave due to controversies.
His Movies: Sarkar Raaj (2008), Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007), Cheeni Kum (2007), Bunty Aur Babli (2005), Black (2005), Veer-Zaara (2004), Baghban (2003), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Mohabbatein (2000), Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998), Major Saab (1998), Khuda Gawah (1992), Hum (1991), Arjun (1991), Agneepath (1990), Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi (1988), Sharaabi (1984), Coolie (1983), Nastik (1983), Andhaa Kanoon (1983), Pukar (1983), Shakti (1982), Desh Premee (1982), Bemisal (1982), Satte Pe Satta (1982), Khuddaar (1982), Namak Halaal (1982), Silsila (1981), Laawaris (1981), Naseeb (1981), Yaarana (1981), Kaalia (1981), Shaan (1980), Dostana (1980), Do Aur Do Paanch (1980), Kaala Patthar (1979), The Great Gambler (1979), Mr. Natwarlal (1979), Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978), Trishul (1978), Don (1978), Kasme Vaade (1978), Khoon Pasina (1977), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Parvarish (1977), Hera Pheri (1976), Kabhi Kabhie (1976), Aadalat (1976), Sholay (1975), Chupke Chupke (1975), Deewaar (1975), Mili (1975), Majboor (1974), Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974), Namak Haraam (1973), Abhimaan (1973), Zanjeer (1973), Saudagar (1973), Bombay to Goa (1972), Anand (1971)
Major Awards and honors: In 1984, he was honored by the Indian Government with Padam Shri for his contribution in cinema. He was the first film personality from India whose wax statue is placed in Madam Tusad’s Museum in London (UK).