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Life and Times of Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan, known as the king of Indian cinema is truly a living legend today. Born on 11th October 1942, he started his film career in 1969 with the film Saat Hindustani in the dasha of Jupiter/Rahu. He achieved real success only from 1971 onwards with the onset of his Saturn mahadasha from about the end of 1971. There was no looking back for him thereafter in terms of popularity and prosperity.

His prowess in acting was recognized in Anand, Guddi, Reshma & Shera (1971), Abhimaan and Zanjeer(1973), Namak Haraam (1974) and Deewar (1975). He was awarded the best supporting actor award for Anand in 1972 and for Namak Haraam in 1974. He was running the dasha of Saturn/Saturn during that period. That dasha gave him recognition and fame but not enormous wealth. From end of 1974 his Saturn/Mercury started and continued upto the beginning of 1977 in which his financial returns zoomed especially in the year 1975.

This was followed by nearly a decade of his prominence in Indian cinema upto the middle of 1980's. His several movies made history which included Mili and Sholay in 1975, Kabhi Kabhie in 1976, Amar Akbar Anthony in 1977, Don in 1978, Mukaddar ka sikandar in 1979 and so on. The list is endless. He was awarded the best actor award for Amar Akbar Anthony in 1978, Don in 1979 and Hum in 1992.

In July 1982 during the making of Coolie, he was involved in a near fatal accident. He was running Saturn/Sun/Ketu at that time. As soon as Saturn/Sun/Venus started on 9-8-1982, there was some improvement in his condition. With the onset of Saturn/Moon dasha he was discharged from the hospital and recovered.

In 1984 during the dasha of Saturn/Mars he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Allahabad parliamentary constituency. But by the onset of Saturn/Rahu in 1985 he had several obstacles in his political career and he ultimately resigned.

Amitabh attempted to return to commercial cinema in 1990's but he did not have the impact he had in earlier years. During this period he was running the dashas on Mer/Mer, Mer/Ketu. Mer/Ven/ and Mer/Sun. Between 1993 to 1996 he ventured into ABCL (Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd) and incurred heavy losses during the dasha of Mer/Ketu and Mer/Ven.

From July 2000, in the dasha of Mercury/Rahu he again came into prominence with the launch of Kaun Banega Crorepati. This resulted in his bigger brand image and his movies clicked in this second innings. This dasha again gave him access to enormous wealth. In Mercury/Rahu/Mercury in January 2001 he was awarded Padma Bhushan.

Amitabh Bachchan is now running the dasha of Mercury/Saturn and the pratyantardashas to follow are of Ketu and Venus from November 2005 to June 2006. These dasha are not favorable for him, personally, financially and professionally. He is likely to b under pressure and there may be set back to his health causing anguish. Although he is at the peak of his career at the moment, yet this is a period for propitiation of planets and for prayers. May God give him peace, prosperity and a long life.

Note : The recorded time of birth of Amitabh Bachchan is 15:59. There was wartime at the time of his birth and the watches were advanced by one hour. Hence the time by watch at the time of his birth was 16:59. By applying the wartime correction the actual time of birth as recorded is 15:59. In my opinion the correct time of birth of Amitabh bachchan should be slightly earlier to this time by about ten minutes to make it around 16:49 by the watch. That would give more accurate timing of events astrologically.

Deepak Kapoor
Astrologer

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