Interesting facts about Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan is the amazing star of Bollywood, who has achieved a successful life. A lifetime wouldn't be enough to gather information on this India's biggest cinematic legend. He has won numerous awards in his career and is the most nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare. Other than acting he has a diversified talent in other fields too. We will certainly be delighted to know some unknown and unshared facts about our most admired super hero from the Bollywood town.

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1. Bachchan's father, a noted poet Shri. Harivansh Rai Bachchan wanted to name his son as Inquilab (Revolution) initially, but he finally named him as Amitabh which means unending brilliance.

2. The brilliant actor's real surname was Shrivastava and Bachchan was actually the pen name chosen by his poet father. Amitabh liked this name and used it as his surname.

3. Amitabh wanted to become an engineer and was keen to join the Indian Air Force.

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4. The millionaire's first salary is surprisingly Rs. 300.

5. Amitabh, who is famous for his baritone, ironically, was rejected by All India Radio for which he has applied.

6. Waheeda Rehman is the only actress whose beauty Amitabh has openly praised.

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7. The superstar gave 12 consecutive flops before his first big hit Zanjeer.

8. Mr Bachchan was paid Rs. 1,000 for his debut film where he struck a lifelong friendship with Tinnu Anand.

9. His favourite on-screen name is Vijay as seen in over 20 movies. Another common name that he likes is Amit.

10. Big B owns 11 cars, including one Lexus, two BMWs and three Mercedes. And his favourite one is Lexus, which is a bulletproof.


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