Amitabh Bachchan born as Amitabh Shrivastav (11 October 1942) is an Indian actor, film producer, television host, occasional playback singer and former politician known for his work in Hindi cinema.

He is regarded as one of the most successful and influential actors in the history of Indian cinema.Referred to as the Shahenshah of Bollywood 

During the 1970s–1980s, he was the most dominant actor in the Indian movie scene; the French director François Truffaut called him a "one-man industry."

His film career started in 1969 as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen's film Bhuvan Shome.

He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for films such as Zanjeer, Deewaar and Sholay, and achieved greater stardom. Also called India's "angry young man" for his on-screen roles in Hindi films.

Following are his awards received so far: Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2019) Padma Vibhushan (2015) Legion of Honour (2007) Padma Bhushan (2001) Padma Shri (1984)

He has won numerous accolades in his career, including four National Film Awards as Best Actor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award as lifetime achievement award

During his school admission his parents decided the family's name to be Bachchan instead of Shrivastava. Thus, Amitabh used for all other practical purposes, Bachchan as the surname.

He has won sixteen Filmfare Awards and is the most nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 42 nominations overall.

He has hosted several seasons of the game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, India's version of the game show franchise, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.

He earned respect among critics for his memorable performances and charismatic screen presence. Not to forget his talented actor wife Jaya for her role as life partner.