Born on October 11, 1942, Amitabh Bachchan's real surname was 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.
This is a rare pic 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 pictures from Amitabh Bachchan's family album
A rare picture of Teji Bachchan. 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 page.
A young Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan gives peck on their daddy dearest's cheeks.
Amitabh Bachchan poses with wife Jaya Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan at a function.
Another picture of the Bachchan family, including late Teji Bachchan and late Harivanshrai Bachchan.
Abhishek Bachchan accompanies father Amitabh Bachchan to an event in this vintage picture.
Three generations - Abhishek Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan and late poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
A young Jaya Bachchan looks poised and beautiful.
A candid moment captured! A young Abhishek Bachchan keeps company to Amitabh Bachchan.
Son Abhishek Bachchan with wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and grand-daughter 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.
Abhishek Bachchan had shared a throwback 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'.
Abhishek Bachchan shows of his hi-end gadgets to parents Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan strikes a filmy pose with his better half, Jaya Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan poses with grand-daughter Navya Naveli Nanda, daughter of Shweta Bachchan.
Abhishek Bachchan with sister Shweta Bachchan and mother Jaya Bachchan.
Shweta Bachchan at a ramp show. She was the showstopper for designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.
Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan pose with a young fan.
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan turns 76 today and as an ode to the biggest entertainer in the film industry, we take a look at his pictures with his family, who he holds very close to his heart. (All pics/Instagram)
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