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Born on October 11, 1942, Amitabh Bachchan's real surname is Shrivastava. His father, acclaimed poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, had adopted the pen name 'Bachchan'. So, the family adopted this surname. Big B was initially named Inquilaab, inspired by the phrase Inquilab Zindabad.
Abhishek Bachchan shared this cute picture and wrote alongside, "Still the same camaraderie... I'm just a bit taller now... Ok, ok,ok and our fashion sense has evolved too (thank God!) #fathersandsons #buddiesforlife [sic]"
This is a rare picture of Amitabh Bachchan surrounded by the kids of the 'Bachchan' family, who came to see him when he was recuperating in the hospital. We take a look at some more photos from Amitabh Bachchan's family album.
In 2019, on August 2, Abhishek Bachchan shared this very candid picture and wrote alongside, "37 years ago in the Breach Candy hospital. My father was recovering from a near-fatal accident on the sets of his film Coolie. Today- 2nd August we celebrate his second birthday as he was miraculously revived by the doctors on this day. Happy Birthday, Pa! Love you. #TrueLegendsAreBornTwice [sic]"
A rare picture of Teji Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan's mother. The little one in the picture is actor Abhishek Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan with a young Abhishek Bachchan. Junior Bachchan is a spitting image of his father, don't you think so?
The entire Bachchan family clan, including father Harivansh Rai Bachchan, mother Teji Bachchan, brother Ajitabh Bachchan! A rare picture shared by Abhishek Bachchan on his Instagram account.
Another picture of the Bachchan family, including late Teji Bachchan and late Harivanshrai Bachchan.
Three generations - Abhishek Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan and late poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan's son Abhishek Bachchan with wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan, when she turned 1.
Son Abhishek Bachchan with wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and grand-daughter Aaradhya Bachchan at a recent match of their 'Jaipur Pink Panthers' team.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan walks along with granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda, daughter of Shweta Bachchan Nanda.
Abhishek Bachchan had shared 'Then and Now' picture with his father Amitabh Bachchan and sister Shweta Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan poses proudly with his family as he receives the national award for his role in 'Pink'.
Shweta Bachchan at a ramp show. She was the showstopper for designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.