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The world of Amitabh Bachchan.

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The world of Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan is a legendary Bollywood actor and one of the most important figures in the Indian film industry. He was born on 11th October in 1942(1942-10-11) (now aged 65) in the city of Allahabad, in India. In 1973 he married a bollywood actress called Jaya Bhaduri. He has two children, one daughter called Shweta Nanda and one son who is also a bollywood actor called Abhishek Bachchan. In 2007 his son married a bollywood actress called Aishwarya Rai and his daughter is married to an industrialist called Nikhil Nanda. He holds the record for the most number of Best Actor nominations at the Filmfare. As well as acting, he has worked as a playback singer, film producer, television presenter, and was an elected member of the Indian Parliament (which is the federal and supreme legislative body of India) from 1984 to 1987. Amitabh's father was a well-known Hindi poet. Amitabh has a double M.A (Master of Arts) degree. He then went to Delhi University earning a degree in science. In his twenties, he gave up his job to follow a career in acting. Amitabh Bachchan received three National Film Awards, four Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards, twelve Filmfare Awards, five International Indian Film Academy Awards, three Bollywood Movie Awards, three Zee Cine Awards, four Star Screen Awards and four stardust Awards. ...read more.

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(A.B.C.L.) in 1996. A.B.C.L's strategy was to introduce products and services covering the entire section of the India's entertainment industry. Its operations were mainstream commercial film production and distribution, audio cassettes and video discs, production and marketing of television software, celebrity and event management. Soon after the company was launched in 1996, the first film to be produced by the company was Tere Mere Sapne (Our Dreams) which failed to do well at the box office but launched the careers of actors such as Arshad Warsi. A.B.C.L produced a few other films, none of which did well. In 1997, he attempted to make his acting comeback with the film Mrityudaata, produced by A.B.C.L. Though Mrityudaata (his film) attempted to reprise his earlier success as an action hero, like most of A.B.C.L projects, the film was a failure both financially and critically. A.B.C.L was the main sponsor of The 1996 Miss World beauty pageant, Bangalore, and lost millions due to the poor management of the event. A.B.C.L was reported to have overpaid most of its top level managers, which eventually led to its financial and operational collapse in 1997. The company went into administration and was later on declared as a failed company by Indian Industries board. Amitabh later attempted to continue his acting career and had average success with Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (Big Brother, Small Brother) ...read more.

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* That his daughter-in-law is the actress who acted in the Hindi- English movie called Bride and Prejudice. * Fans voted him the millennium's biggest star in a BBC Online poll in 1999. * The actor became a grandfather in 1998 and had once asked his fans to remain loyal after age stole his looks. * He stated that - "I said if I don't become an actor, I will be a cab driver." * An entire generation of Indians grew up during the 1980's idolising Amitabh, trying to copy his hairstyle, his walk and even the rich baritone of his voice. * Amitabh Bachchan took time out to volunteer and browse around an Oxfam shop in Westbourne Grove, London, on 22nd May in 2007 to launch a series of Oxfam fringe events in the lead up to the prestigious awards weekend in Yorkshire on June 7-9 and Oxfam is the support of the international aid agency, which is a charity partner to the 2007 International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFAs). * An anti-smoking activist group in India threatened to take legal action against the Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan for smoking in a movie poster. India's National Organization for Tobacco Eradication said it would take him to court if he fails to reply to its demand for an explanation. He said he had asked his producers to take immediate steps to ensure that no violations took place and he apologized. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 NASIRA SAFI NON-FICTION WRITING ...read more.

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