10 Interesting Unknown Facts About Amitabh Bachchan

10 Interesting Unknown Facts About Amitabh BachchanLegendary Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan has turned 73 today but we feel age is just a number for him. Amitabh Bachchan, the name that doesn’t need any introduction, has enjoyed immense popularity and stardom in the silver screen since early 1970. Started his acting career in 1969 and still working in the films even at the age of 73. But there is something you might not know about the star. Here are 10 Interesting Unknown Facts About Amitabh Bachchan that you may not know. Read on for some lesser known facts about Amitabh Bachchan in the following lines.

10 Interesting Unknown Facts About Amitabh Bachchan

  1. Name Game

His father Harivansh Rai Bachchan wanted to name him Inquilab which means ‘revolution’ but later named him Amitabh which means ‘brilliance unlimited’. Also, the surname Bachchan was Harivansh Rai’s pen name, which he chose to stick with. Their real surname is Srivastava.

  1. First Actor from Asia to have a Wax Statue

He was the first Asian actor to have a wax model displayed at Madame Tussaud’s in London. His statues are in New York and Hong Kong that was installed in 2009.

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  1. Star of the Millenium

He was voted ‘Star of the Millenium’ by BBC Online above legends like Laurence Olivier, Charlie Chaplin and Marlon Brando

  1. Ambidextrous

Amitabh Bachchan is Ambidextrous that is he can write with both hands very well

  1. Aim for Indian Air Force

Amitabh Bachchan wanted to join Indian Air Force before starting his Acting Career in 1969

  1. Worth Millions

For a man who is worth millions today, Amitabh’s first salary was a measly Rs 300.

  1. Double Roles

Amitabh has played more double roles than any other actor. In Mahaan, he had a triple role

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  1. Vijay is his favourite screen name

His favourite screen name is Vijay, which has been seen in over 20 movies. Another common name has been Amit.

  1. Most Watched Indian Films

During the shooting of the movie ‘Khuda Gawah’ opposite Sridevi, President of Afghanistan provided Amitabh with half of his country’s air force for protection. The movie was one of the most watched Indian films in the history of Afghanistan.

  1. Noble cause

Bachchan has been involved in many noble causes. He donated Rs11 lakh to clear the debts of nearly 40 beleaguered farmers in Andhra Pradesh. He also gave Rs 2.5 lakh to Delhi Police constable Subhash Chand Tomar’s family, who died after succumbing to injuries during anti-gangrape protest for 2012 Delhi gang rape

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