» Amitabh Bachchan married Jaya Bhaduri after the success of the movie Abhimaan (directed by Hrikhesh Mukerjee). In this movie Amitabh and Jaya play a successful singing couple. In addition to Abhimaan, Amitabh and Jaya acted together in Zanjeer, Chupke Chupke, Mili, Sholay and later in Silsila and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.
» He has not made a public appearance without his goatee since Mohabbatein, although in Khakee and Lakshya the goatee was reduced to a moustache; he grew it back as soon as the films finished post-production.
» His parents initially planned to name him "Inquilaab", which means "Revolution".
» He is ambidextrous, though on-screen he is most often seen using his left hand.
» He once burned his hand badly while lighting a firecracker. For this reason, he kept the hand concealed throughout much of the filming of Sharaabi. Most viewers took this to be an artistic "statement".
» Before entering the film industry, Bachchan applied for a job with All India Radio. He was turned down because of his unusual voice.
» He learned sign language for his 2005 film, Black.
» He has played a dual role in many films such as Don, Satte Pe Satta, Aakhree Raasta, Toofan, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Sooryavansham, and Lal Baadshah. He also played a triple role in Mahaan.
» While filming the movie Aks, he did much of his own stunt work even though he was 58 years old at the time. During one fight scene, he jumped 30 feet down a waterfall.
» The Walter Reade Theater of Lincoln Center in New York hosted a special tribute to Bachchan, showing many of his popular films. The tribute also included "An Evening with Amitabh Bachchan", a live appearance by Bachchan hosted at the Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. Tickets were priced at $60.00 per seat and the event sold out days in advance.