Amitabh Bachchan was born under the name Inquilaab Shrivastava into a Hindu family.

Famously renowned for his baritone voice, Amitabh was rejected by All India Radio 

Saat Hindustani marked Amitabh's acting debut.

 In addition to becoming an engineer, he wanted to join the Indian Air Force.

There were 12 consecutive flops for the superstar before his first big hit, Zanjeer.

 As a gift from director-producer Manmohan Desai, Big B was the first actor in the industry to own a Vanity Van.

There is no actor who has played more double roles than Amitabh. In Mahaan, he played three roles.

 Mr. Bachchan was part of the judicial bench at the Miss World Beauty Pageant in 1995.

 The very famous Madame Tussauds in London planted the first wax effigy of an Asian actor, Big B.