Big B reveals the story behind his surname: ‘It was to hide indication of my caste’

On the 41st episode of KBC 13, Amitabh Bachchan revealed the story behind his surname. He also called himself a product of inter-caste union and said his parents decided to choose a surname which didn’t reveal caste.

In the 41st episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 13,  Bhagyashree Tayde from Maharashtra got selected for the hot seat. Bhagyashree told the host Amitabh Bachchan that she was shivering while sitting on the hot seat. When the host-actor asked her why she calls herself a full-time mother, she replied that she delivered a baby girl two months ago and her entire time goes into taking care of her newborn.

However, contestant Bhagyashree’s husband, Sanghpal Tayde, sang Dhadak’s title track. Tayde works with the police department at Jalgaon. He also revealed that he is a singer and one of his videos went viral on social media. Subsequently, he got a chance to sing in Marathi films. Moreover, the singer was requested to sing a song and he chose Dhadak’s title track.


Meanwhile, Bhagyashree opened up about their marriage story. She said that their families finally got them married a year ago, but broke all ties with them. Then Big B requested Bhagyashree’s father to accept them and mend ways. Moreover, Amitabh Bachchan shared the story of his parents, who belong to different castes. His mother, Teji Bachchan, was a Sikh and his father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, belonged to Uttar Pradesh’s Kayasth family. The actor also shared that initially there were a few roadblocks but ultimately everyone agreed. He said that the incident was in 1942 but he is amazed that people still believe in it.

Amitabh Bachchan then revealed that his father deliberately chose the surname Bachchan because it doesn’t indicate any caste. He further added that when their parents went for his school admission, they were asked for a surname. Instead of telling them their family name, his parents gave the pseudonym of my father.