Amitabh Bachchan Genre: World/Reggae, Film/Bollywood, India Hometown: India
Born on the 11th of October in a well-known family (his father Harivansh Rai
Bachchan is a respected Hindi poet), Amitabh studied at a boarding school
(Sherwood College) in Nainital where his acting skills first surfaced. He
continued participating in plays while studying at Delhi's Kirorimal College.
After college, Amitabh got a job as an executive in a company but soon quit to
pursue his interest in films. His struggle in Bollywood was long and filled with
rejection - the common opinion was that he was too tall, too dark, and too lean
to be a leading star.
Amitabh's first appearance was in the movie 'Saat Hindustani', which failed to
make an impact at the box office. Amitabh continued to struggle (even playing
the role of a mute in Reshma and Shera) and hope for success. His talent for
acting was noticed and he landed the leading role in Zanjeer, even though it was
only because all the leading stars of that time refused to play the part!