Inquilaab Srivastava is Amitabh Bachchan‘s real name. The living legend and veteran actor has no introduction; yet, few people are unaware that his real name is Inquilaab Srivastava, which was inspired by the independence movement’s cry of “Inquilaab Zindabad.”
The Shahenshah of Bollywood has made a substantial impact on Indian movies as a producer, performer, and TV host. His perfect acting abilities, towering presence, and unrelenting energy have made him a demigod in Bollywood.
He was born on October 11, 1942, in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, and attended a Nainital residential school before graduating with a double MA degree from Delhi University. Bachchan made his Bollywood debut in 1969 with the film Saat Hindustani, in which he portrayed one of the principal characters, even though acting was not his first choice.
He went on to film documentaries about poverty, social injustice, corruption, unemployment, and a variety of other issues. He has garnered numerous awards and honors throughout his nearly 50-year career, as well as the label of ‘Angry Young Man.’
He developed a sizable international following among the South Asian diaspora and others in markets such as Africa (South Africa, Eastern Africa, and Mauritius), the Middle East (especially the UAE and Egypt), the United Kingdom, Russia, the Caribbean (Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago), Oceania (Fiji, Australia, and New Zealand), and the United States, in addition to the Indian subcontinent.
At the age of 30, Big B was classified as a “failed newcomer,” with twelve failures but only two hits. (as the lead in Bombay to Goa and as a minor character in Anand). Director O.P Goyle and writer O.P Ralhan offered him a dual role in the film Bandhe Hath in 1973.
Bachchan’s debut film, in which he played two characters, was undoubtedly a success. Salim–Javed, a screenplay duo consisting of Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar, recognized Bachchan right away.