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Amitabh Bachchan

1942 - Today

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Amitabh Bachchan (pronounced [əmɪˈt̪ɑːbʱ ˈbətːʃən]; 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 (in reference to his 1988 film Shahenshah), Sadi ka Mahanayak (Hindi for, "Greatest actor of the century"), Star of the Millennium, or Big B. 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."Bachchan was born in 1942 in Allahabad to the Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and his wife, the social activist Teji Bachchan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amitabh Bachchan has received more than 24,318,222 page views. His biography is available in 108 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 103 in 2019). Amitabh Bachchan is the 19th most popular actor (down from 10th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from India (down from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Indian Actor.

Amitabh Bachchan is most famous for his roles in movies such as "The Great Gatsby," "The Godfather," and "The Dark Knight."

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  • 108

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  • 13.13

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  • 3.57

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Among ACTORS

Among actors, Amitabh Bachchan ranks 19 out of 9,996Before him are Sean Connery, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sophia Loren, Marlene Dietrich, Marlon Brando, and Clint Eastwood. After him are Richard Burton, Louis de Funès, James Stewart, Jackie Chan, Morgan Freeman, and Bud Spencer.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1942, Amitabh Bachchan ranks 7Before him are Muhammad Ali, Stephen Hawking, Muammar Gaddafi, Joe Biden, Aretha Franklin, and Martin Scorsese. After him are Hu Jintao, Jimi Hendrix, Ratko Mladić, Eusébio, Harrison Ford, and Paul McCartney.

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In India

Among people born in India, Amitabh Bachchan ranks 8 out of 1,493Before him are Rama (null), Ashoka (-304), George Orwell (1903), Rajneesh (1931), Narendra Modi (1950), and Rabindranath Tagore (1861). After him are A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Vivien Leigh (1913), Ramakrishna (1836), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), and Nagarjuna (150).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Amitabh Bachchan ranks 1After him are Vivien Leigh (1913), Shah Rukh Khan (1965), Julie Christie (1940), Aishwarya Rai (1973), Salman Khan (1965), Girish Karnad (1938), Ajay Devgn (1969), Dharmendra (1935), Shilpa Shetty (1975), Amrish Puri (1932), and Hema Malini (1948).

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