Amitabh Bachchan once shared a story about his mixed-caste parents. His mother, Teji Bachchan, was a Sikh, and his father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a Kayasth from Uttar Pradesh. He stated that there were a few early roadblocks, but everyone agreed. He claims this occurred in 1942, and he is absolutely amazed that individuals still hold to it. Amitabh Bachchan then disclosed that his father chose the surname Bachchan on purpose because it does not involve any caste. He also stated that when his parents applied for his admission, they were asked about his surname. Rather than their family name, his parents gave Big B his father’s pseudonym.