Among the many male Hollywood stars, probably the most famous are Brad Pitt, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, etc. The list is really huge and we believe that all of these stars are familiar to you. However, there are persons who completely outweighed them by net worth. Two stars and, we can say the legends of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan who has the biggest net worth, and his older colleague actor Amitabh Bachchan who is in the 6th place, are among the richest actors in the world. This means that Indian actors have left behind world stars like those listed above.
It inspired us to do research about older actor, Amitabh Bachchan and in the next article, we will present you details about this popular Bollywood star as well as information about his net worth. So, if you want to know all this, keep reading.
Early Life of Amitabh
As we said, Amitabh Bachchan is a Bollywood legend and one of the most popular actors ever in India. He was born in Allahabad on October 11, in 1942. His father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a poet and mother Teji Bachchan was a social activist. Amitabh has a younger brother Ajitabh Bachchan who is a businessman.
As for schooling, Amitabh Bachchan attended Sherwood College and Nainital. He also enrolled at Kirori Mal College at the University of Delhi.
Amitabh started his acting career quite early, in the year of 1969 when he was 17 years old. He was the voice narrator in the “Bhuvan Shome” movie directed by Mrinal Sen. The first major role was in the movie “Saat Hindustani” which included some other Indian movie stars like Utpal Dutt, Jalal Agha and Anwar Ali. Just two years after his official debut in the film industry, Amitabh received first prize. For his role in “Anand”, he was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Award. In the same year, he got roles in “Parwana” and “Reshma Aur Shera” and in 1972, he starred in “Bombay to Goa” movie. Yet, none of these films were too popular to bring him fame across India.
A very successful period in his career was yet to come. In 1973, Amitabh Bachchan met Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar, two collaborators and screenwriters. This duo has offered Amitabh collaboration and a role in their new movie titled “Zanjeer“. Bachchan accepted the offer, which turned out to be a key moment in his career.
This role was followed by engagements in films such as “Deeewar” and “Sholay”, both in 1975, “Kabhie Kabhie” in 1976, “Don” in 1978, “Silsila” in 1981, “Coolie” in 1983, “Agneepath” and 1990, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…” in 2001, “Black” in 2005, “Paa” in 2009, “Piku” in 2015 and “Pink” in 2016.
All of these roles were extremely significant to his career, which at one point was even stopped for five years as the films he made attracted less and less attention from the audience. However, comeback has been superior since in 1996 Amitabh founded Amitabh Bachchan Corporation. From that moment on, his new rise and roles in the films we mentioned above started.
In addition to his acting career, Amitabh has been involved in politics for some time but also on television as a host. He hosted the “Kaun Banega Crorepati” show which is the Indian version of the popular “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” show. Also, he hosted a “Bigg Boss” reality show.
Awards and Achievements
Throughout his long career, Amitabh has won numerous awards, most notably several National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards. He is also the first Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Another very important recognition is the “Superstar of the Millennium” title he received in 2000..
As for achievements, we must highlight his contribution to the film industry, the presentation of the book “Soul Curry for You and Me-An Empowering Philosophy That Can Enrich Your Life” and the humanitarian work through which he has helped people in India with multimillion-dollar donations.
Amitabh Bachchan Net Worth 2019
As we said, Amitabh Bachchan is a living legend of Bollywood. He is currently ranked 6th on the list of the richest actors in the world. His fortune is estimated at a whopping $400 million.