Amitabh Bachchan vs. Shahrukh Khan

Amitabh Bachchan
Shahrukh Khan

Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan are both famous Bollywood personalities. They’re both icons of the Indian film industry. Though Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan are both best known as actors, they have also worked as television presenters and film producers.

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Amitabh Bachchan

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Main successes Sholay, Deewar, Don, Amar Akbar Anthony, Muqaddar ka Sikandar, Sharaabi, Zanjeer, Kaalia, Kaala Pathar, Barshat ki ek raat, Satte pe Satta, Lawaris, Dostana, Trishul, Namak haram, Aakhri Rasta, Mard, Cooli, Silsila, Hum, Agneepath, Baghban, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Swades, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil to pagal hai, Devdas, Veer Zaara, Main hoon na, Om shanti Om, Don 2,My Name is Khan, Chak De India,, Rab ne bana di jodi, Darr, karan arjun, Mohabbatein, Don(2006)
Debut Made his Bollywood debut with multistarrer film Saat Hindustani in 1969 Made his Bollywood debut in 1992 Deewana.
Occupation Bollywood Actor, Producer, Singer,TV Actor Bollywood Actor, Producer, TV Actor
Residence Pratiksha, Juhu, Mumbai Mannat, Bandra (West), Mumbai, India
Political career MP from Allahabad 1984-1987. Not active politically
Television Host for popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (2000,2005,2010,2011,2013), Big Boss 3 Appeared in 7 serials and in 3 game shows as the host, in KBC(2007), Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain(2008), Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout(2011)
Bodybuilding Tallest Star six packsmade in a very few days before his film om shanti om shooting started, he has gone back to having a lean body and doesn't have six pack anymore
Number of movies acted in 202 78
Number of movies produced 16 6
Spouse/GF's Jaya Bhaduri Gauri Khan
Education Jnana Prabodhini, Allahabad; Sherwood College, Nainital; and KiroriMal College, Delhi. St. Columba’s School, Gurgaon; Hansraj College, Delhi; and Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi.
City of Residence Mumbai, India Mumbai, India
Children Son Abhishek and daughter Shweta Son Aryan and daughter Suhana
City of Birth Allahabad, India New Delhi, India
Also called Shahanshah of bollywood , BIG B, Angry Young Man King Khan, Badshah of Bollywood, SRK, King of Romance, Shahrukh.
Acting Training No formal training No formal training except theatre while in college
Religion Hindu (Mom was Sikh) Muslim
At Madame Tussauds Amitabh was the first Asian to have a life size wax image at the famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Shahrukh Khan’s Wax statue was installed at Madame Tussaud’s in April 2007.
National Film Awards 3 times 1 Time
Father Harivansh Rai Bachchan Meer Taj Mohammed Khan
Spouse Famous actress Jaya Bahaduri, now Bachchan Gauri khan
Nationality Indian Indian
Mother Teji Bachchan Lateef Fatima Khan
Siblings One younger brother Ajitabh One elder sister Shehnaaz Lalarukh
Production House Name ABCL Corp Red Chillies Entertainment
Playback singing For 28 films For 3 films
Date of birth October 11, 1942 November 2, 1965
Filfmare Awards 14 in all various categories 14 in various categories
Date of Marriage June 3rd, 1973 October 25th, 1991
Trademark Hair,Voice,Height, Dimples and Smile
Famous Screen Names Vijay Rahul and Raj

Contents: Amitabh Bachchan vs Shahrukh Khan

edit Personal Life

Amitabh Bachchan was born on 11 October 1942 in the city of Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) to Hindu parents. His father Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan was a well-known Hindi poet. Amitabh's mother is a Sikh, Teji Bachchan, from Karachi, Pakistan. Shahrukh Khan was born on 2 November 1965 to parents of Pathan ethnicity. Khan's family was Muslim, his father Taj Mohammed Khan was a freedom activist and mother Lateef Fatima was the adopted daughter of Major General Shah Nawaz Khan of the Janjua Rajput.

While Amitabh is the older out of two children, his younger brother is named Ajitabh; Shahrukh Khan is the younger of the two siblings, his elder sister being Shehnaaz.

edit Education

Bachchan has a double M.A. (Master of Arts) degree. He attended Allahabad’s Jnana Prabodhini, followed by Nainital’s Sherwood College, where he majored in the art stream. He later went on to study at Kirori Mal College in Delhi University earning a degree in science. Shahrukh Khan attended St. Columba’s School in Delhi where he was accomplished in sports, drama and academics.He later attended Hansraj College (1985-1988) to earn an Honors degree in Economics. After this, he studied for a Masters Degree in Mass Communications at Jamia Millia Islamia University.

edit Career

Amitabh Bachchan started his career in the Indian film industry in 1969 with a multistarrer Saat Hindustani and Shahrukh Khan debuted in 1991 in the movie Dil Aashna Hai. Though Amitabh had been doing fairly well, his big break came with Prakash Mehra's Zanjeer in 1973, it also gave him the legendary image of the Angry Young Man. Before entering bollywood Shahrukh Khan acted in television serials namly Circus and Fauji and also starred in a tele-film In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones. In 1995 he starred in Aditya Chopra'sdirectorial debut Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge which was a critical and commercial success and is one of the biggest hindi film blockbusters.

Amitabh Bachchan has given many blockbusters to the Indian Film Industry like Don, Trishul, Laawaris, Deewar and many many more but his biggest hit till date would be 1975’s Sholay.

Both Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan are versatile actors, traits of which are visible from Amitabh’s Shakti (action hero), Kabhie Kabhie (romantic lead), Amar Akbar Anthony (comic role) and Aks (villian); and Shahrukh’s Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gam (romantic), Yes Boss (comic), Baazigar (negative) and Josh (action). Both Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan have hosted the famous Television show Kaun Banega Crorepati (Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire), Amitabh from 2000 to 2005, and 2010 - 2011 and Shahrukh in 2007.

edit Producing and Singing

Amitabh Bachchan has done 164 movies till November 2007. Besides acting he has also lent his voice to some of these films as the narator. In 1996 he floated his entertainment company, Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd. Under ABCL he produced 6 movies before 2000 (such as Tere Mere Sapne and Mrityudaata) none of which did well at the Box office.The company was launched again by Amitabh Bachchan in 2001 as A B Corp. The company then went on to produce hit films such as Paa in 2009 Directed by R Bali and Viruddh. The company has also signed a deal with Reliance BIG Entertainment.[1] The latest Hit Is Buddah Hoga Tera Baap.

Amitabh has also been the playback singer for a few of his movies. Shahrukh Khan has done 62 movies till November 2007 in various roles. In 1999 he set up a production company Dreamz Unlimited with fellow actress Juhi Chawla and director Aziz Mirza, which produced 3 films. In 2004 he set up another company Red Chillies Entertainment which has produced 4 films till now (2007). Like Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh has also sung a few of his songs and also been the stunts director in a few of his films.

edit Major successes

Amitabh's most successful movies have been Sholay, Deewar, Trishul, Amar Akbar Anthony, Namak Haram, Don and Agneepath to name a few. Shahrukh's blockbusters include Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayege, Baazigar, Darr, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil to Pagal Hai, Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om.

edit Awards and Honors

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Amitabh's debut movie, Saat Hindustani earned him the National Film Award for the Best Newcomer. After that he won 2 more National Film Awards for Best Actor in 1991 for Agneepath and in 2006 for Black. He also has to his name 4 International Indian Film Academy Awards, 3 Bollywood Movie and Zee Cine Awards each, 4 Star Screen and Stardust Awards. Besides these he has had many other awards and honors showered upon him. In July 1999, Amitabh Bachchan was named the "Greatest Star of the Millennium" by BBC online poll where he defeated many Hollywood legends. In June 2000, he became the first living Asian to have been immortalised in wax at London's prestigious Madame Tussauds wax museum. In 2001, he was honoured with the Actor of the Century award at the Alexandria International Film Festival in Egypt in recognition of his contribution to the world of cinema. The Government of India awarded him the Padma Shri in 1984 and the Padma Bhushan in 2001. Amitabh Bachchan has won four National Film Awards, the highest honor in the Indian Film Industry. France's highest civilian honour, the Knight of the Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur), was conferred upon him by the French Government in 2007, for his "exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond".

Shahrukh Khan has won 10 Filmfare Awards, 7 Starscreen Awards, 2 IIFA Awards fof Best Actor for the movies Veer Zaara and Devdas. He has also bagged 6 Zee Cine Awards, 4 Bollywood Movie Awards and 2 Global Indian Film Awards. He also won the V Shantaram Award for the Best Actor for the film Chak De India in 2007. In 1997 he won the Best Citizen of India Award, in 2002, the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence in the Field of Entertainment and in 2005, the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India. Khan's life-size wax statue is available in Madame Tussauds wax museum, London, installed in April 2007. Khan has been chosen for the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of the Arts and Literature) award of the French government for his “exceptional career”.

edit Political Career

In 1984, Amitabh took a break from acting and briefly entered politics in support of long-time family friend, Rajiv Gandhi. He contested Allahabad's Parliament seat and won his MP candidacy by the highest victory margin ever for a parliamentary candidate in Indian history. His political career, however, was short-lived: He resigned after three years, leaving his term incomplete. His old friend Amar Singh (politician, Samajwadi Party) helped him during a financial crisis due to the failure of his company ABCL. Therefore Bachchan started to support Amar Singh's political party. Jaya Bachchan joined Samajwadi Party and became a Rajya Sabha Member. Shahrukh Khan does not have any political exposure.

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Comments: Amitabh Bachchan vs Shahrukh Khan

Anonymous comments (25)

September 3, 2011, 6:53am

In 80's, Bollywood was labelled as 'one man industry' ruled by Amitabh Bachchan. No one before him and after him, got such such an opportunity. His descent personality, wonderful voice and brilliant acting gave Bollywood an all time legend.There is only one Amitabh Bachan and there would be never never anyone like him again. Well that is how one can introduce to the people who do not know hims. He is the icon around which the scripts are written, an actor par excellence who still can give youngsters run for the money and yes he is a nice human being too. SRK is also a good actor, but ...sorry to say.......we can not compare him with Amitabh Bachchan. Rajan Pokhrel

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August 20, 2011, 10:46am

Amitabh's contemporary actors already retired and are out of the screen. He is still as active and energetic as in 70s and 80s. He became the first living Asian to have been immortalised in wax at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. You mentioned Shahrukh as the play back singer also, which is ridiculous. His voice can not be compared with Amitabh, who has given his voice in many films like 'Shatranj ke Khiladi' of Satyaji Ray to 'Lagaan' of Aamir Khan. You slipped to mention that Amitabh has got both 'Padma Sri' and 'Padma Bhushan'. He is very humble and down to the earth personality that you can not find in SRK. Sharukh Khan is the most successful actor of todays. However, comparison of a 70 approaching actor with today's super star only shows the popularity of Mr Bachchan. I thinks, SRK should be better compared to Aamir, Salman, Akshya and Ajaya Devgan.

— 49.✗.✗.159

July 5, 2011, 4:05am

Day after day people used to flood in the cinema halls to watch even junk movies just because of Amitabh Bachchan. THAT IS the trademark of a great filmstar. The man could and still draw crowd not necessarily for the quality of the film but by his sheer presence. He could make ANY movie better by his presence. It is unfair to say the grat Dilip Kumar made the great Amitabh Bachchan look like a fool. Bot actors excelled in Shakti. One thing to keep in mind, Amitabh could and still can enact the character of Dilip Kumar, but it still needs to be seen if any other actor (including the great Dilip Kumar) could or can Amitabh's intensity and subtlety in Shakti.

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June 13, 2014, 4:26am

Bollywood is known due to Amitabh in English countries

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June 13, 2014, 4:21am

BBC Polls in 2001 for the Super star of The Millennium and reclaims Amitabh as this honour. He is the most popular actor of the world known. SHANSHAH

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May 25, 2014, 4:54pm

Who is sharukh?can anyone tell me?i only know that bigggggghh B is the godddd of bollywood..

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March 25, 2014, 4:23pm

onlyone bollywood mard and boss for amitabh bachachan!

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August 11, 2013, 3:15pm

Amitabh is amitabh, noboby in bollywood can reach the stature of amitabh. Undestand amitabh must have given lot of flops that that was the scenario in the 1980's. the question stands now is that can Sharukhan sustain the same popularity, fame and postion in bollywood after giving the same number of flops.And can he have the same mass loving approcah never ever!!!

I thing thing this is suffice to answar to SRK fans!!

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April 15, 2013, 7:10am

To compare AB with srk... would mean they are on the same level...and honestly speaking....they aren't! comparing a pip squeak like srk with his over the top acting...please....if you want to make srk the best there is....go right ahead....BUT WHEN IT COMES TO COMPARING...DON'T WITH AB...COZ HE IS LEAGUES AHEAD....LEAGUES AHEAD!

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October 13, 2012, 8:04am

big b is god in bollywood

— 117.✗.✗.165

July 16, 2011, 10:46pm

In Shakti, it was AB who excel agianst Dilip. In Kabhi kushi kabhi Gham, again it is AB who proved to be a genuine actor. In both movies, his acting justify the given role. Dilip enjoy his tragedy hero era until Rajesh Khanna brought in his romantic magic. Rajesh khanna excelled for quite some time until AB came full fledge.
AB is a true versatile hero, while SRK choose to work with a certain circle of people. He usually choose a dream role he never (or cannot) act as a regular person.

Talent-wise, Dilip should be compared with Rajesh Khanna. Amitabh, if needed, can only be compared to Aamir Khan (true king khan). SRK should draw comparison to Anil Kapoor, Akshay kumar, and Ajay Devgan. Not to forget, the new young talent like Imran khan, Ranbir kapoor, Randeep Hooda, and Abhay Deol show lots of talent.

Nobody can reach the status in Bollywood, what AB holds, period !!

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January 9, 2011, 2:04pm

jis pagal ne uhne buddha kaha he wo pagal hai big b bahut purane jamane ke hero hain unke aage abhi tak unke zamane ka koi bhi hero nahi tika hua hai isliye woh best hain aur is zamane ka koi bhi actor bhi abhi tak unse aage nahi hae na hi srk, aamir,ranbir youth unhe apna icon maanti hai unke pas 180 awards and recoginations hai and honours he is the legend ,megastar,star of the millenium woh sharukh unse picche hai balki sabhi unse picche hai aur itni age hokar bhi woh charming lagte hai srk unse jada buddha lagta hai jo cigrrate bhi pita hai.

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March 31, 2010, 9:54pm

without Amitabh no bollywood,the shahenshah of bollywood,don't compare amitabh with anyone.he is unique hero.srk will compare with akki or salman,even aamir is far better than srk.

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May 14, 2009, 9:48am

Most movies that earned fame to this great guy Big B can be easily termed as classics including Don the remake of which King Khan is doing so Big B gets to be the inspiration for King Khan. It is unfair to make King Khan compete with Big B because one is an action hero while the latter does not enjoy any clear image other than a successful and entertaining actor. The only other thing common is the clout and support they enjoy or enjoyed from Sonia Gandhi.

The above and this comment are from Ritu Raj Kalra

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January 27, 2014, 5:09am

Baap baap hota hai aur beta beta

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November 8, 2013, 7:04pm


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March 26, 2013, 6:37am

c both r of diff. erazz..
during the time of big b acting was more like dramatics but SRK came and changed it and made it more realistic..
so both are deffinetly the BEST
but still SRK is the king of heartz... \m/
why only see ten movies see the whole carrier
SRK iz best from his first film and where the hell other like amir, salman etc came here while comparing these giants..
BAADSHAH of bollywood iz BEST

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October 27, 2012, 3:22am

big b is lion and srk is dog

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December 18, 2011, 7:00pm

some foolish guy from tamil nadu has commented for rajnikanth and kamal hasan in this SRK / BIGB comparison . Just to let him now how dry the south industy is that they only produced 2 good actors. be watcjing south movies . dont pok your dirty nose in hindi film industry if you cannot respect the millennium star Mr Bachan . ok .....

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December 18, 2011, 6:53pm

king khan or king kong ?? i think king kong is the right word for him. and by the way who is sharukh ? we only know king kong !! haaaaaa . This to all foolish people who commented for somebody called sharukh in this comparison chart

— 94.✗.✗.81

December 18, 2011, 6:38pm

from where the hell sharukh got 4.1 rating ??? did he bought votes from his 2-3 fans to make a total vote of 349 i same way he buys filmfare awards ...
If amitabh rates 4 , then sharukh should rate max 1 . thats the real comparison .
srk to bachaa hay abtak millennium star ke samne . got it !!!!

— 94.✗.✗.81

November 27, 2011, 2:34pm

Amitabh is no. 1....and Sharukukh stands nowhere near Amitabh. Unfortunately Sharukh is not even no.2.

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November 2, 2011, 8:38am

Undoubtedly, Amitabh & Sharukh are only two of their kinds.
I've been working in 12 countries & more than 100 nationalities so far.
They all talk about Indian movies & Amitabh, Shahrukh. But the notable thing is, all young guys from these countries, know the name of Amitabh Bachhan before Shahrukh!! Even Amitabh is not of their age, one can say. But he is more famous & bigger icon than Shahrukh & that must be for some reason.

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February 7, 2011, 7:44am

in my opinion the big B is the always best...he is 68 years now but he looks still handsome and persanality full man and his voice is amazing he deliever his dailogs in movie or he perform on small screen in kaun bane ga karor pati thats full of energy Tall and Great personality if we compare the SRK to the Big B that is unfair with Big B from odions . because no one is able to compare to big B in indian film industry . I just let u know big defernce between Big B and SRK Hight and Voice i think that is enough for SRK.

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April 12, 2014, 5:11pm

Both r nice actory....

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