From Inquilab Srivastava to Amitabh Bachchan: The Journey

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan from being an angry young man to the Shahenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Harivansh Srivastava has travelled a long way. He has become an institution that is inseparable from the lore of Indian cinema.

From Inquilab Srivastava to Amitabh Bachchan: The Journey From Inquilab Srivastava to Amitabh Bachchan: The Journey Source : Press


The famous personality one and only well-known as ‘The one-man industry’ Amitabh Bachchan is a successful superstar and to reach that level of success he went through many rejections and failures in his life. His career developed from Inquilab Srivastava to The Amitabh Bachchan.

Amitabh Bachchan was born on 11 October 1942 in Allahabad. Mr Bachchan studied at a boarding school in Nainital and went on to earn a double MA degree from Delhi University.

Shahenshah, Angry Young Man, Big Band Star of the Millennium-these are just a few titles that Bollywood has bestowed upon the great icon, Mr Amitabh Bachchan. However, interestingly none of these is his real names. The real name of Amitabh Bachchan is Inquilab Srivastava. At the proposal of the fellow writer Sumitranandan Pant, Father Harivansh Rai changed his name to Amitabh which signifies the light that could never go off’.

After completion of his education, Amitabh Bachchan went to All India Radio (AIR) as voice narrator but he was rejected theredue to his deep voice, which has now become his signature. Later he worked in Kolkata in many private companies and in the year 1968 the boards to Mumbai for Acting. The same personality who was rejected for his voice in AIR got selected in his first debut film in 1969 as a voice narrator in 'Bhuvan Shome. He began his film career in 1969 with the movie 'Saat Hindustani’ but to his bad, that was not a blockbuster film. His first hit film was Anand (1970) with Rajesh Khanna. After 13 movies he got real success in the film ‘Zanjeer’ (1973) in which he played his first negative role as an actor and got the title of ‘Angry Young Man’. But, life is never simple, in 1982 Amitabh had a brush with death, the specialists and his family had lost expectations after he met with a mischance on the sets of the movie ‘Coolie’. He had a great back in the year 2000 in the movie ‘Mohabbatein and Television quiz show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. Ever since his comeback the actor hasn't looked back. In one of his meetings, he specified “Jo Beet Gayi So Baat Gayi”. He has genuinely changed to be the motivation of the regular man in all angles.