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At times you should not be yourself to show the world what you really are. Amitabh Bachchan does just that and shows the world he is the Paa of performing arts. --platform47.com
Bachchan studied in Allahabad at Jnana Pramodhini and Boys High School. He also put in a few years at Sherwood College in Nainital and Kirori Mal College. He holds a double degree in M.A. He married his co-star Jaya Bhaduri of the Guddi fame on 3rd June 1973 and they have two children Shweta and Abhishek. The latter is also an actor, married to Aishwarya Rai.
In 1969, Bachchan made his debut with ""Saat Hindustani"", which won him the National Film Award for Best Newcomer. After this came movies like ""Reshma Aur Shera"", ""Parwana"" and ""Anand"" in 1971. He made a huge impact with his performance in Hrishikesh Mukherjee s ""Anand"" alongside Rajesh Khanna as a despondent doctor, winning the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.
In 1972 he appeared in movies like ""Sanjog"", ""Bansi Birju"", ""Ek Nazar"" and also narrated ""Bawarchi"".
1973 saw significant development in Bachchan's career when director Prakash Mehra cast him in the leading role for the film ""Zanjeer"" as Inspector Vijay Khanna. In 1974, Bachchan made several guest appearances in films such as ""Kunwara Baap"" and ""Dost"", before playing a supporting role in the highest grossing film of that year, ""Roti Kapda Aur Makaan"". Released on 15 August 1975, was ""Sholay"", which became the highest grossing film of all time in India. Bachchan had now consolidated his position in the industry and from 1976 through to 1984 would receive an unprecedented number of Filmfare Best Actor Award Awards and nominations.
In 1984, Amitabh took a break from acting and briefly entered politics. In 1988, Bachchan returned to films, playing the title role in Shahenshah, which was a box office success due to the hype of Bachchan's comeback. In 2000, Indian Television audience stuck to the television at 9 when Amitabh Bachchan hosted 'Kaun Banega Crorepati?'!
Bachchan has won 3 National Awards, 7 Lifetime Achievement Awards and innumerable other awards and International Honors and Recognition.
I loved this movie very much. I have watched it seven times in two weeks and cannot get enough of it. The cast was fantastic and I still find myself crying at the end. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
In general, I'm a big fan of Amitabh Bachchan and have watched all of his movies. This particular flick was completely unconvincing and boring. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Romo
In a 2 disc set the movie disc had scratches on the surface. Did not run at all. Bad product.Published on November 27, 2012 by Sadruddin Merchant
If anyone has seen a child with the rare disease progeria, this is not it! A grown man plays the role of the child 12 going on 13 and the doctor states his body is 80 years old. Read morePublished on June 8, 2010 by █ R I Z Z O
The opening credits of Paa read: "Introducing Amitabh Bachchan." If only this were indeed his film debut--then audiences would get to enjoy him for another lifetime. Read morePublished on March 24, 2010 by Jennifer Hopfinger
If any part in this movie has to be nominated - it should be for the prosthetic makeover for the progeria afflicted "kid". Read morePublished on March 14, 2010 by V. Chalasani