Bachchan, Amitabh

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Bachchan, Amitabh Gender: M
Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan
born on 11 October 1942 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place Allahabad, India, 25n27, 81e51
Timezone IDT h6e30 (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 16°55' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 26°02 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 29°14'

Amitabh Bachchan : from father's autobiography: 'aparahna'/ 'early afternoon' - natal chart (Placidus)
Amitabh Bachchan : from father's autobiography: 'aparahna'/ 'early afternoon'
natal chart (Placidus)
natal chart English style (Equal houses)
natal chart with Whole Sign houses
Alternative birthtime
from father's autobiography: 'aparahna'/ 'early afternoon'
Date 11 October 1942 at 14:30 (= 2:30 PM )
Place Allahabad, INDIA, 25n27, 81e51
Timezone IDT h6e30 (is daylight saving time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 17°22' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 02°29 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 28°48'

Amitabh Bachchan
photo: * BACHCHAN_Amitabh_03-24x30-2009.jpg: Studio Harcourt * deri, license cc-by-3.0


Indian film actor, producer, singer and TV host. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the "angry young man" of Hindi cinema, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades. Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema. So total was his dominance of the movie scene in the 1970s and 1980s that the French director Francois Truffaut called him a "one-man industry".

His father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a Hindi poet, and his mother, Teji Bachchan, was a Sikh from Faisalabad (now in Pakistan). Bachchan was initially named Inquilaab, inspired from the phrase made famous during the Indian independence struggle, Inquilab Zindabad, which means "long live revolution". However, at the suggestion of fellow poet Sumitranandan Pant, Harivansh Rai changed the name to Amitabh which means, "the light that will never die." Though his surname was Shrivastava, his father had adopted the pen-name Bachchan (meaning "child-like" in colloquial Hindi), under which he published all his works. It is with this last name that Amitabh debuted in films, and, for all public purposes, it has become the surname of all members of his family. Bachchan's father died in 2003 and his mother in 2007. His mother had a keen interest in theatre and had been offered a role in a film, but preferred her domestic duties. She had some degree of influence in Bachchan's choice of career because she always insisted that he should take the centre stage. Bachchan is married to actress Jaya Bhaduri. The couple have two children, Shweta Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan. Abhishek is also an actor and is married to actress Aishwarya Rai.

In 1984, Bachchan took a break from acting and briefly entered politics in support of long-time family friend, Rajiv Gandhi. He contested Allahabad's seat of 8th Lok Sabha against H. N. Bahuguna, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and won by one of the highest victory margins in general election history (68.2% of the vote). His political career, however, was short-lived: he resigned after three years, calling politics a cesspool. The resignation followed the implication of Bachchan and his brother in the "Bofors scandal" by a newspaper, which he vowed to take to court. Bachchan was eventually found not guilty of involvement in the ordeal.

Bachchan made his Hollywood debut in 2013 with The Great Gatsby, in which he played a non-Indian Jewish character, Meyer Wolfsheim.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • has other family relationship with Bachchan, Aaradhya (born 16 November 2011). Notes: Grandfather / granddaughter
  • has other family relationship with Rai, Aishwarya (born 1 November 1973). Notes: father in law


  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 26 July 1982 at 3:00 PM in Bangalore (Intestinal injury during the filming of a fight scene)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Previously this entry had a birth time of 4pm (16:00) from website It is assumed that the official timezone (6:30 east, during WW II in India) was used.

In April 2016, Sy Scholfield quotes him in To be Or Not to be: Amitabh Bachchan by Khalid Mohamed and ‎Amitabh Bachchan (Saraswati Creations, 2002), p. 52: "That I was born between 3 am and 4 am on October 11, 1942, right in the middle of World War II... at the private nursing home of Dr Brar in Katra, an area in Allahabad. I was a forceps delivery case, a tall eight-lb baby."

birth quote

On 7 April 2016, Ashish Seth sent an extract from the autobiography of Harivansh Rai Bachchan, the father, where he describes in some detail the birth circumstances of his son Amitabh. He gives 'early afternoon' as the time of birth. This leads to a guessed time of 15h ± 1 hour. On 5 April 2017, Seth writes "In the Autobiography of Shri Harivansh Rai Bachchan it is written that Mr. Amitabh Bachchan was born in aparahna.

According to Hindu Shastra meaning division of time aparahna is defined as below [1]: 'Daytime, we have seen, is divided into eight parts. But it can also be divided into five, each of six nadikas. If the sun rises at 6, 6 to 8. 24 is morning or "pratah-kala"; 8. 24 to 10. 48 is "sangava-kala"; and 10. 48 to 1. 12 is "madhyahnika". From 1. 12 to 3. 36 it is "aparahna"; and from 3. 36 to 6 (or sunset) is "sayam-kala". (The time close to sunset is "pradosa". "Dosa" means night, the prefix "pra" meaning "pre" or "before". The English "pre' is derived from "pra". Pradosa thus is the time before night).'"


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office