Amitabh Bachchan, popularly known as the Shahenshah of Bollywood, is one of the greatest and the most influential actors of the Hindi Cinema. He was born on October 11, 1942. In a career that spans over five decades, Amitabh Bachchan has managed to appear in over 190 films. Apart from being an actor, he is also a film producer, a playback singer, a television host, and a former politician.
Amitabh Bachchan began his career by doing a voice narration in the National Award-winning movie Bhuvan Shome. He made his acting debut with the film Saat Hindustani. Zanjeer (1973) was the first hit movie of Amitabh Bachchan after which he was given the title of 'Angry Young Man'. He had several hits in his career like Anand (1970), Namak Haram (1973), Deewaar (1975), Trishul (1978), Don (1978), Natwarlal (1979), Suhaag (1979), The Great Gambler (1980), Kaalia (1981), Silsila (1981), Shakti (1982) and many more. He also featured in a Hollywood movie, The Great Gatsby (2013). Amitabh Bachchan is also the host of the popular quiz program Kaun Banega Crorepati.
Amitabh Bachchan became the first artist to receive the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, established in the name of Raj Kapoor in the year 1991. In 2000, Big B was crowned as the 'Superstar of the Millenium'. Amitabh Bachchan was also the first Asian whose wax model was included at London’s Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. The Government of India honoured him with Padma Shri in 1984 and Padma Bhushan in 2001. Recently, he was unanimously nominated for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Amitabh Bachchan has also acted in movies like Pink, Badla, Sarkar Raj, Agneepath and many more popular films. At the age of 76, he still has several projects lined up for him. He will next be seen in Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra, alongside Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor. The legend is a true inspiration to all.
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