Unveiling the Enigmatic: Little-known tidbits about Amitabh Bachchan

India’s ‘Shahenshah’ of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan is still going strong despite going into advanced years. He’s still popular for hosting ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ and has also started shooting for the next season.

Enchanting fans for the past several decades, Amitabh still has the style and the swag that draws millions of people towards him. However, he has worked quite hard to get to the position he’s in today.

Fondly nicknamed ‘Amitji’ and ‘Big B’, he is highly active on social media platforms where he never misses a chance to interact.

Although he’s the son of the famous poet, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Amitabh still struggled to make it big in Bollywood.

While most of us know about the major facets of his life, there are some unknown aspects of it. So, let’s get to know the megastar of Bollywood in some more detail.

Amitabh’s secret life: Hidden stories of the megastar

Here are some interesting and intriguing facts about Amitabh Bachchan that we should know about.

  1. Rejected by All India Radio: Before he became an actor, Amitabh Bachchan was rejected by All India Radio because of his deep baritone voice, which they felt was unsuitable for radio.
  2. Inspirational Journey to Stardom: Despite being the son of renowned poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan’s journey to stardom was not easy. He faced rejection and struggled to find his footing in the film industry initially.
  3. Close Encounter with Death: Amitabh Bachchan survived a near-fatal accident while filming a fight scene for the movie “Coolie” in 1982. He suffered a ruptured spleen and was critically injured. His remarkable recovery and comeback after this incident further solidified his status as a megastar.
  4. Educational Pursuits: Contrary to popular belief, Amitabh Bachchan is highly educated. He holds a double major in science and arts from Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi.
  5. Polymath: Apart from acting, Bachchan has dabbled in various fields. He’s a proficient poet, and a singer, and even tried his hand at politics for a brief period.

Some more facts about Bollywood’s megastar

6. International Recognition: While he’s a Bollywood icon, Bachchan has also garnered international acclaim.

7. Philanthropic Efforts: Bachchan is actively involved in various social and humanitarian causes. He has been a UNICEF goodwill ambassador for polio eradication since 2002 and has contributed significantly to charitable initiatives throughout his career.

8. Tech-Savvy Star: Despite being in his 80s, Bachchan is quite tech-savvy. He is an avid user of social media platforms like Twitter and regularly engages with his fans, sharing insights into his personal and professional life.

9. Military Schooling: Before pursuing a career in acting, Bachchan attended Sherwood College, a boarding school in Nainital.

10. Stage Name: Initially, Amitabh Bachchan wanted to use his father’s pen name, “Inquilab”, as his stage name.

Even more intriguing facts about Big B

11. Early Struggles: During his struggling days, Bachchan spent nights sleeping on benches at Marine Drive in Mumbai, waiting for a break in the film industry.

12. Voice of Big B: Amitabh Bachchan’s deep, resonant voice has become iconic in Indian cinema. He has lent his voice to numerous documentaries, advertisements, and even as a narrator for films.

13. Political Turmoil: Bachchan’s political career was marred by controversy when he entered politics in the 1980s. His brief stint as a Member of Parliament was cut short due to allegations in the Bofors scandal, after which he took a hiatus from politics.

Thus, these are some of the unknown facts about Big B that you may or may not know. So, do give these a read and let us know what you think of them.

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