His father, poet Harivanshrai Bachchan had a dream that a son would be born to him.
2. “We show everything on our face, not Amit. He festers wounds. He is a brooder, works in isolation, like his father” – wife Jaya Bachchan, in Bhawana Somaaya’s Amitabh Bachchan: The Legend.
3. Likes to read script in Devanagari or Hindi, a language his English-speaking father wrote his poetry in.
4. 17, Clive Road, Allahabad – his first address.
5. “Never worry about log kya kahenge” – From his letter to granddaughters, Navya Nanda and Aaradhya.
6. “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature. But beautiful old people are works of art” – Navya’s nanda note on her Instagram, alongside a picture of Amitabh giving her a gentle peck. Hashtag: #grandparentsarethebes Has played Vijay in over 20 films