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Look at rare pictures of Amitabh Bachchan
Last Updated : 12 Oct 2012 08:34:04 AM IST
 Amitabh Bachchan
Look at rare pictures of Amitabh Bachchan


Amitabh Bachchan who has turned 70 on Thursday is the most adored Bollywood film star in India .See the pictures of Amitabh in different moods-roughly 70 varied moods of the superstar.

 Watch the pictures of Amitabh in  70 different moods-

Many people have compared him to De Niro for his ability to take on an endless diversity of characters; to Mick Jagger for his song-and-dance numbers; and to Stallone and Jean-Claude Van Damme for his action scenes.


Amitabh was born on 11 October 1942 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh India. His father Harivansh Rai Bachchan was a famous Hindi Poet while his mother Teji Bachchan was house wife born in Lyallpur (now in Pakistan) whose  new name is Faisalabad.

Harivansh Rai Bachchan wrote a poem on his Birthday.




His orignal name was Inqalab given by his father who was a patriotic poet and very much inspired be a famous slogan Inqalab Zindabad during the Indian Independence struggle.




Later on, Harivansh Rai Bachchan changed his son’s name at suggestion of his fellow poet. New name was Amitabh which means “Light that would never go off”.

After completing his education from Sherwood College, Nainital, and Kirori Mal College, Delhi University, he moved to Calcutta to work for shipping firm Shaw and Wallace.









He staeted with Saat Hindustani. But his voice had been his charecteristics since beginning. Big B’s voice is one of the most sought after voice overs. Big B in 1970 gave his  second film BHUVAN SHOME

 key Saat Hindustani.---









Amitabh played  a negative role  in PARWANA. The cold blooded manner in which he plans and executes murder of Om Prakash in PARWANA could have been one hell of a performance if the film had been a hit.



Amitabh did  most memorable films like ANAND,RESHMA AUR SHERA and BOMBAY TO GOA


IN the 1970s

Amitabh Bachchan's third film, Anand (1971), fetched him the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor for his sensitive performance as an idealistic doctor. In 1971 and 1972, he appeared in  Bombay To Goa co-starring Aruna Irani and Shatrughan Sinha. But it was not until 1973's Zanjeer that Mr Bachchan struck box office gold.

,Amitabh  appeared arguably the greatest Bollywood film ever, Sholay, which is based on The Seven Samurai. He later became known for thrillers such as Sharaabi and Coolie. It was on the set of the latter that he almost died.

Sholay  (1975) : The first movie will lots of violence scenes

below are thescences from Sholay, Ananad and Zanjeer


Deewaar (1975)
Again with  Amitabh Bachchan ,  Shashi Kapoor,  Nirupa Roy

Two sons are brought up by their mother, when their father abandons them. One son becomes a successful underworld figure so he can provide his mother with the luxuries she never had while she raised them. But the other son decides to become a policeman splitting the family apart...


Amitabh and Jaya Bhaduri first met FTII in Pune,afterwards they met on the sets of Hrishikesh Mukherjee film.  The couple got married on June 3, 1973

Amitabh and Jaya  did - Guddi Film



Amitabh Bachchan was critically injured on 26 July 1982 while shooting for film "Coolie" during then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi came to the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai to see him.


While shooting for Muqaddar Ka Sikandar  with Vinod Khanna, Amitabh  did a stunt in which Vinod Khanana got stiches

While the Angry Young Man was a role that Amitabh Bachchan would play often, from 1975's seminal Deewar to 1978's Trishul

Don (1978)
  Amitabh Bachchan,  Zeenat Aman,  Pran
 When a ruthless Don is killed, the police are concerned that his replacement will avenge his death. A cunning plan is concocted, then, whereby Vijay, a look-alike of the previous Don, steps in as a replacement...

Amitabh is vegetarian

IN 1980s

Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan in Silsila
Silsila (1981)

Yash Chopra pulled off the greatest casting coup of his career by convincing Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan along with Rekha to star together at the height of their alleged link-up in a script about extramarital affairs.






According to Amitabh Bachchan, Waheeda Rehman is the most beautiful woman in the film industry.


Amitabh got Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Awardfor working for two films, Annad, Namak Haraam




For shooting of Mukul Anand's film Khuda Gawah  ,then Afghan President Najibullah Amitabh deploed half of the country's security  for Amitabh.


Hrishikesh Mukherjee's super hit movie Chupke-Chupke ,Amitabh was not  not the first choice for second lead actor.



After he became a superstar,Hrishikesh used to call him Maharaj


The role of Jai in Sholay was first offered to Shaturugun Sinha.

He preferred to have meals from home


He reads  Bhagwat Gita daily

He has a grand collection of watches



In 17 films ,his name was Vijay and in 5 his name was Amit

Amitabh Bachchan played a role of a sardar in Kohram and Ab Tumhre Hawale Watan Sathiyo

 Amitabh played triple role in Mahaan


Amitabh nick names    Big B,Munna,Angry Young Man,Bollywood's Shahenshah,Amith,AB Sr.

His mother calls him Munna

 Dilip Kumar, Motilal and Balraj Sahni his ideal actor.

Amitabh has a sharp memory

He also sung in many movies such as Laawaris, Toofan and Silsila.

- Amitabh Bachchan in the mid-eighties, a superhero comic book was written, the idea of ​​the film was taken by Toofan


The Miss World 1996 contest in Bangalore was held under the aegis of ABCL.. Event was successful, but women's organizations criticized the basis of culture.


BBC online survey  rated Amitabh as Star of the Millennium . In the survey, the Charlie Caplin, Lawrence Olivier and Marilyn Brado's popularity was also below Amitabh


Amitabh in film "Sarkar"


Some very speacial photographs of Amitabh with family members


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