Amitabh Bachchan

1942 - Today

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan (pronounced [əmɪˈtaːbʱ ˈbətʃːən]; born Inquilaab Srivastava; 11 October 1942) is an Indian film actor, film producer, television host, occasional playback singer and former politician. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for films such as Zanjeer, Deewaar and Sholay, and was dubbed India's "angry young man" for his on-screen roles in Hindi films. Referred to as the Shahenshah of Bollywood (in reference to his 1988 film Shahenshah), Sadi ka Mahanayak (Hindi for, "Greatest actor of the century"), Star of the Millennium, or Big B, he has since appeared in over 200 Indian films in a career spanning more than five decades. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amitabh Bachchan has received more than 17,672,495 page views. His biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 16th most popular actor.

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Amitabh Bachchan ranks 16 out of 8,832Before him are Marlene Dietrich, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Morgan Freeman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sean Connery. After him are Anthony Hopkins, Sophia Loren, Jackie Chan, James Stewart, Yul Brynner, and Richard Burton.

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Among people born in 1942, Amitabh Bachchan ranks 4Before him are Muhammad Ali, Stephen Hawking, and Muammar Gaddafi. After him are Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, Eusébio, Harrison Ford, Ratko Mladić, Hu Jintao, Martin Scorsese, and Barbra Streisand.

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In India

Among people born in India, Amitabh Bachchan ranks 7 out of 848Before him are Gautama Buddha (-566), Mahatma Gandhi (1869), George Orwell (1903), Ashoka (-304), Rajneesh (1931), and Rabindranath Tagore (1861). After him are A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Kālidāsa (400), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Indira Gandhi (1917), and Vivien Leigh (1913).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Amitabh Bachchan ranks 1After him are Vivien Leigh (1913), Salman Khan (1965), Julie Christie (1940), Shah Rukh Khan (1965), Mithun Chakraborty (1950), Ajay Devgn (1969), Aamir Khan (1965), Amrish Puri (1932), Dharmendra (1935), Priyanka Chopra (1982), and Hema Malini (1948).