Amitabh (Tadoba Lake tiger)

Amitabh first appeared in the Tadoba range in 2010 and swiftly established a name for himself, becoming an instant star, attracting all the local tigresses and controlling a large chunk of prime habitat. With fame came the ability to enjoy his lifestyle and he is partial to laziness, always taking shortcuts and enjoying his favourite Ambepath meadows.

Watch out for the new Amitabh on the block.

Age: 11 years old (adult)
Name Meaning: Character of Amitabh Bachchan
Code: M6
First seen: August 2008
Gender: Male
Notable marks: Thick broad stripes on his flanks, and huge face/ruff

Amitabh came out of the blue in January 2010. Nobody knows where he came from but it is possible with more photographic evidence that he was part of Duana family (F5).

Having established his territory around the Tadoba lake and Katizari valley, he soon had four ladies under his protection including Vasanti (J2), Sonia (V4) and her sister Bhala (J3) and the Bison Bandera female (F6).

Very comfortable with fame, he however, generally prefers to keep himself to himself and not get too involved with his harem. He’s keen on the easy life, given to laziness, yet he always hunts on his own to get the choicest of meals.  His only real enemy are the infernal sloth bears which hassle him constantly, with a large population in his area. Nothing scares Amitabh as much as Sloth bear.  He was seen running away from an angry bear in January 2012.

Keep a look out for this young man in the future.

These life stories have been brought to you thanks to the records, diaries and photographs of Aditya Dhanwatay over the last ten years. They have been written and edited by Julian Matthews.  Should you have any photos or information to add to (or subtract) from these records them please help us by emailing the editorial team here


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15 Nov 2014 Photo was added over 4 years ago


Amitabh aka Tyson near the pandherpauni lake . We saw this male just days after maya showed her cubs.

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15 Mar 2014 Photo was added about 5 years ago


Amitabh was seen sitting in Tadoba lake in morning around 8.30am after a heavy meal.

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Great photo Atul!

Kshitij | about 5 years ago

back home after 2 weeks with these splendid tigers ( tigresses ). Thank you Atul ! jacky

oppenjack | about 5 years ago

good pic

Prabhudev92 | about 5 years ago

Missing Entry partial

18 Jan 2014 Photo was added over 5 years ago


A big territorial male tiger of Tadoba range, Amitabh walking near Tadoba reservoir.

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Huge guy. Is he bigger than Wagdoh Atul?

leminh | over 5 years ago

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