1. When he worked in Kolkata, Amitabh used to share his room with eight people.2. He own a Lexus, two BMWs and three Mercedes and five more cars. His favourite is the bulletproof Lexus. It has radial tyres that are used for Formula 1 races. The cost of each tyre is Rs 2.5 lakh.3. Amitabh often walked barefoot from his Juhu home to the Siddhivinayak temple to take Lord Ganesha’s blessings.

4. His moniker Big B was invented in the late 90s after his comeback movie Mrityudaata.

5. Amitabh’s was rejected by the All India Radio for his baritone. He failed in both the Hindi and English tests there.

6. Amitabh means ‘the light that will never die’. His father Harivansh Rai Bachchan initially wanted to name him Inquilab but name was changed at the suggestion of fellow poet Sumitranandan Pant.