Come face to face with a legend of Indian cinema
With more awards than any other Bollywood actor and a career spanning almost 40 years, Bachchan is one of the most prominent figures in the history of Indian cinema. After taking time out to be an MP in the 80s, he returned to Bollywood with a vengeance, bringing his total of Filmfare Best Actor awards to 4.
1942: Born in Allahabad, India
1969: Wins National Film Award for best newcomer in Saat Hindustani
1973: Establishes himself as an action hero in Zanjeer
Wins the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Namak Haraam
1975: Sholay is voted Filmfare Best Film of 50 Years
1976: Wins his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for Amar Akbar Anthony
1982: Injures himself – almost fatally – performing a stunt for Coolie
1984: Elected MP for Allahabad
2000: Makes his comeback hosting Indian TV’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Makes his acting comeback winning Filmfare Best Actor Award for Mohabbatein
2004: Wins his fourth Filmfare Best Actor Award for Black