Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan
Award Name : Filmfare Awards
Year of Award : 2016
Award for : Arts
Location : Allahābād, Uttar Pradesh, India
Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan is an Indian film actor. He was born on October 11, 1942 in Allahabad, United Provinces, British India. He studied at Allahabad's Jnana Prabodhini and Boys' High School, and then he went to Nainital's Sherwood College, where he majored in the art stream. He later went on to study at Kirori Mal College of the University of Delhi and completed a Bachelor of Science degree. After completing his studies at Uttar Pradesh he moved to Bombay to find work as a Film star. In film industry the producers didnt wanted to take Amitabh as they preferred a fairer skin, which he was not. But they used his voice for narrating and background commentary. He was cast in Saat Hindustani. He got a break in Bollywood after a letter of introduction from Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi, as he was a friend of her son Rajiv Gandhi. This is how he made his entry in Bollywood. He has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades. Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema.
Bachchan has won many major awards in his career, including three National Film Awards as Best Actor, a number of awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies and fifteen Filmfare Awards. He is the most-nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 40 nominations overall. In addition to acting, Bachchan has worked as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter. In 2016, he received the Critics Award for Best Actor Filmfare. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 for his contributions to the arts. The Government of France honoured him with its highest civilian honour, Knight of the Legion of Honour, in 2007 for his exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond.