Amitabh Harivansh Srivastav (Born: Inquilaab Srivastava) aka Amitabh Bachchan is a well-known film actor, producer, television host, playback singer, and former politician who predominantly appears in Hindi films. He is one of the most successful, influential and greatest actors in the Bollywood industry. Amitabh has some nickname: Big B, Munna, Angry Young Man, Shahenshah of Bollywood, Amith, AB Senior, One Man Industry, Superstar of the Millenium, The Last Emperor, Mahanayak, Amit Ji etc.
Bachchan entered in Bollywood in 1969, as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen’s directional National Award-winning film ‘Bhuvan Shome’. Big B made his acting debut in 1969’s film ‘Saat Hindustani’. He first gained fame in the early ’70s for films such as Zanjeer (1973), Deewaar(1975) and Sholay (1975). The actor appeared in more than 200 films including Hindi, South and English films. He has sung many songs as a playback singer and done voice-over work many movies like Lagaan (2001), Ra.One (2011), Kahaani (2012) Krrish 3 (2013), Mahabharat (2013), The Ghazi Attack (2017) etc. He is also well known for his Television game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. The Government of India honored him with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 for his contributions to the Hindi Cinema.