Amitabh Bachan, the great bollywood actor who is popularly known as Big B doesn’t need an introduction. This great actor has made bollywood proud with his splendid work. His acting skills, his style, his elegance and his intense voice makes him stand out. He is the man who has fan followers of all ages. The man who created a remarkable identity with his down to earth behaviour.

His fans, his followers and all his lovers surely know details of him but there are few unknown facts about him that will grasp your interest.

21 unknown facts about amitabh bachan 

  1. Amitabh can write equally well with both his hands.
  2. He wanted to become an engineer and was keen to join the Indian Air Force.
  3. His first salary was Rs 300.
  4. Amitabh’s actual surname was Shrivastava, his father had adopted the pen name Bachchan. So, the family adopted this surname.
  5. He was one of the judges for the 1995 Miss World beauty pageant.

6, Amitabh is known to suffer from asthma. He also has a rare muscular disorder known as myasthenia gravis.

  1. He has a double Master of Arts degree.
  2. His father considered naming him Inquilab (Revolution) before deciding on Amitabh (unending brilliance).
  3. He started being called Big B in late ’90s after his second comeback with Mrityudaata.
  4. During the shooting of Khuda Gawah, Afghani president provided Amitabh with his country’s air force for protection. It was the most watched Indian film in the history of Afghanistan.

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11 He is a vegetarian and a teetotaler

12 The first Asian actor to have a wax model of his likeness displayed at Madame Tussauds’ in London. Another statue was installed in New York and Hong Kong in 2009.

13 Mr Bachchan loves comfort. The flooring at his home is Italian marble, the bath fittings are from France and Germany.

14 Amitabh Bachchan is very fond of suits. His favourite is Gabbana. They have been designing his suits for the past 30 years.

15 The Big B owns 11 cars, including one Lexus, two BMWs and three Mercedes.

16 His other interest is collecting pens. The actor has a collection of over thousand pens. Mont Blanc gifts him a special pen every year on his birthday.

17 Mr Bachchan loves to visit London and Switzerland.

18 He hates the word Bollywood, the word that most use to describe the Hindi film industry.

19 Saat Hindustani is his only black-and-white film.

20 During his struggling days, Amitabh had spent a few nights on a bench at Marine Drive, Mumbai.

21 Amitabh Bachchan has a sharp memory. He never forgets the birthdays or special occassions of his close ones and makes it a point to wish them each year. 

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