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Amitabh Bachchan

Dubbed as the “angry young man” Amitabh Bachchan is widely regarded as the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema. He made his acting debut in the 1969 film Saat Hindustani followed by a supporting role in Anand alongside Rajesh Khanna for which he won Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.

He rose to stardom in the 70's with films like, Zanjeer, Deewaar, Sholay, Kabhie Kabhie, Don and Dostana. Such was his dominance in the movie scene that French director Francois Truffaut called him a “one man industry”. He had a rough patch in the late 80’s and went into a semi-retirement for five years from 1992 to 1997. He turned producer after setting-up Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd, but due to failed projects and mismanaged finances, it was declared a failed enterprise by the Indian industries board.

Amitabh Bachchan had resurgence in the early 2000’s with films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Aks, Bunty Aur Babli and Sarkar. He also hosted Kaun Banega Crorepati in 2000, which was well received. He has won fourteen Filmfare awards and 3 National Film awards.