Amitabh Bachchan, who is considered one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema, was born on October 11, 1942, in Allahabad. His father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a renowned poet and his mother, Teji Bachchan, was a social activist. Amitabh completed his schooling from Sherwood College, Nainital and then went on to study at Kirori Mal College in Delhi University. He worked as a freight broker for a shipping company in Kolkata before moving to Mumbai to pursue a career in acting.
Bachchan made his acting debut in 1969 with the film Saat Hindustani. However, it was his performance in the film Zanjeer that earned him recognition and popularity. He went on to deliver several hit films like Sholay, Coolie, Amar Akbar Anthony and many more. He has also won several awards and accolades throughout his career including the Padma Shri (1984) and the Padma Bhushan (2001).
List of movies that Amitabh Bachchan has starred in